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Ganesh Himal Trek

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Duration 08 Days
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Trip Duration 08 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Pangsang Pass (3842m/12640ft)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Feb-Jun, Sept-Dec

Trip Highlights of Ganesh Himal Trek

  • Less travel trekking route nearby Kathmandu.
  • Witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Ganesh Himal Range. Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Range.
  • Trekking in the Green rain-alpine forest and experiencing the traditional villages with ancient cultures.
  • Explore the Tamang and Gurung cultures in Ganesh himal trek.
  • Get into local rural life and a homestay experience.

Overview of Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectacular views, unspoiled natural splendor, and wild and friendly inhabitants. The Ganesh Himal trek can be seen from Kathmandu Valley. These regions’ peaks ( Ganesh 1. Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV) stand out like crystals. That is the first Himalayan change forming the skyline. This enormous Himalayan massif lies between the valley. It lies Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhotekoshi in the east, As a result, becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

There are three major groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara, such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu, including the Annapurna range. This trekking route is less travel area. It is the best option If you are looking to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. Ganesh Himal Trek is famous for its unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains, and colorful rhododendron forest. Ganesh Himal Trek is conveniently close to Kathmandu.

Ganesh Himal trek is the closest route from Kathmandu

During the Ganesh Himal Trek, you can observe the different ways of life and culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages. During our trekking, we can see the method of living for those rural people in Nepal as the main corp of the village is Millet and corn. You will cross through the 4400m high Sing-la pass offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. No more tourists are the peculiarity of this region. It might be possible you can’t see any foreigners even any modern Nepalese other than local people

You will see 65 percent of people are Tamang (semi-Mongolian), and the rests of them are others. Ganesh Himal trekking is known as a Tamang cultural tour. Ganesh Himal trekking area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal and identifies as a Tamang culture. This area offers spectacular views, untouched natural splendor, and wild and friendly inhabitants, The high valleys north of the Ganesh range on the Tibetan border are the complete wilderness and away from many of the trekkers.

Itinerary of Ganesh Himal Trek

Kathmandu drive to Syabru Besi

Early morning we start our Ganesh himal trek. Today we drive early morning to Syabru Besi by Local bus or you have a choice of private four-wheel-drive also with an extra cost. The journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers.

Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon, and Dhunche Bazaar make you full of fun driving. Narrow and a bit adventurous zig zag road but amazing landscapes along the way driving will make you a good start day drive of the Ganesh himal trek.

Jeep 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Syabru Besi (1,503m)
Syabrubesi trek to Gatlang

Start our Ganesh himal trek trek journey from Syabrubesi to Chawatar and following the route of BahunDanda Pass, we descend to Tamang village of Gatlang. During this, we pass through Chilime Khola and Thambuchet Valley. We explore the land of Tamang village and get to know the daily living style of the Tamang people.

We can closely analyze the traditions and rituals followed by the people of this region. Along with it, we explore the amazing craftsmanship of old peopleGet the amazing view, and the site of see the amazing “Parvati Kunda”, the sacred holy lake.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gatlang (2,240m)
Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, Yuri Kharka to Somdang

Today we will first trek to Yuri Kharka which is our lunch stop. The Ganesh himal trek trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forests to Khurphu Bhanjyang. Furthermore, we then drop down to the Somdang River, the border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts.

A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but seem locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. We will walk in a scenic valley with a view of the Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot to be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal, and even highly-prized rubies.

A dirt track zig-zags  of Ganesh himal trek trail to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail, or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a small settlement of Tamang people with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting.

There above lies Parvati Kund above the Gatlang village. The Kunda is popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Somdang (3,271m)
Somdang to Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La)

During our  Ganesh himal trek, today from Pansang Kharka we get the best view of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. This is the best location for camping if you are in the tented trek, and taking in the breathtaking scenery.

The region of Ganesh Himal trek has abundant herbal plants. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool, and turquoise. This hill/danda/pass is known as one of the most beautiful and the best magnificent mountain views pointing almost 270 degrees Langtang range, Ganesh Himal trek ranges, Manaslu ranges, and a bit of Annapurna range mountain viewpoint.

So far tea house has not developed yet so highly recommended to have a tent however local yak hut can be used as a service shelter can be used for a night but again dry fruits/food is recommended for the night.

Walking 3.5 hrs
Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Pangsang La Pass (3,842m)
Pangsan Pass to Tipling (lunch ) - Shertung

When we are descending on our Ganesh himal trek to the Tipling village you can see two Buddhist Gumba and also Church also both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a Gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has a beautiful Tamang culture show.

From here are heading to Serthung village by climbing downhill and ascending to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish. This village overlooks the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name is Shertung means ‘place of gold’. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born.

Tamang people have their own rich culture to show for the visitors jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) is actively following in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous. The local deities are interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.

Holy Chyamra Danda, Fyanchyat monastery, and Sajyat are the main holy attraction of the village. A spectacular mountain view of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III can be seen from this village.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Shertung (1,875m)
Serthung to Ukhum (lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul)

Today our short Ganesh himal trek to Manidadan brings you the breathtaking Ganesh Himal ranges mountain views and a stone through entire Chalish village views on the back. from here we are trekking to Deul Danda, Gobre village.

Chhap Danda and Bandari Bhir where rock climbing possibility has been seen. So any rock climber who is willing to climb is highly recommended but basic infrastructure has not been developed yet. first, we arrive at Borang village mostly the Tamang people living here. Continues to Ukhum for lunch.

From here we will work through the forest and cross the suspension bridge, Passing through Chhapchyat village you finally get to Jharlang village (Ungul). One of the best panoramic mountain views in the area. This is Tamang village and belongs to nearly 200 houses.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jharlang (3,000m)
Jharlang Gaun to Darkha Gaun

As usual, we start our Ganesh himal trek after breakfast, Today we are mostly walking in the downhill till Jharlang Phedi. We are passing by paddy terraces and surrounding landscapes. Passing through suspension bridges, breathtaking views of Ankhu Khola, and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village another side of the river finally reaches Darkha gaon. There are mixed community lives here, The Brahmin people and Tamang as well as a blacksmith.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Darkha Gaun (850m)
Darkha Gaun – Drive to Dhading Besi – Kathmandu

After breakfast today on our Ganesh himal trek,  We are driving to Dhanding Besi a district headquarter. We take a sharing a local Jeep with other people and arrive in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours of rough and tough zig–zags road drive.

We will cross the Ankhu Khola and other small villages of Kintang Phedi, Katunje village, and Jyamrung village will make your stunning scenic driving having fabulous landscape surroundings. From Dhading change another bus and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3 hours driving.

Jeep 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)


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Essential Information - Ganesh Himal Trek

Trekking through Ruby Valley

The Ganesh Himal trek and Ruby valley trail are in between two popular destinations known as Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trail offers breathtaking mountain views and the lifestyle of local people from different cultural groups like Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Newars, and Dalits.

There are other attractions like Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and calm ponds. It also gives you a stunning glimpse of numerous beautiful mountains of Annapurna, Langtang Ganesh Himal. Also the Manaslu regions, different species of herbal plants, a cheese factory, and beautiful landscapes. This place has a high possibility for crystals like ruby and zinc, which are precious minerals. For wildlife here, Red Pandas, snow leopards, bears, tigers, wolves, Pheasants, and many kinds of monkeys and deer can be found. The warm hospitality of local people brings life to the proverb that guests are gods, which makes them serve and respect every Guest in their village as their god, which will make the journey an excellent memory of an unforgettable adventure of life.

The mountain range “Ganesh” is the predominant mountain range located within Ruby Valley. All of the peaks are over 7,000 meters, with some approaching 8,000. Mt “Manaslu” is visible in the Ganesh Himal trek.

Ruby valley trek allows you to see the Nepali lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You pass different villages, where you can interact with the various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and a few others of Nepal. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged traditions of these people.

Enjoy the best view of the Manaslu to Langtang range

The mountain peaks you can enjoy are the Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu Range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna Range, and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. While trekking Ruby Valley, you will find the trail is enriched with beautiful flora and fauna. You pass rhododendron, and pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home to various species of birds and wild animals. Starting from the breathtaking landscape and scenarios, mountains, hills, rivers, and also the wild lives.

It makes you feel like you have traveled time back to years. As a result, you are in a completely natural and amazing environment. Also, completely away from today’s stressful life and polluted environment. You can explore the local culture, and traditions along with the flora and fauna. You also get a chance to explore the natural habitat of rare wildlife and bird species. So the Ganesh Himal trek is just an amazing place and a must on your bucket list.

So, why not treat yourself with nothing but the beauty of nature and its wonders? Have a great time with your loved ones in this extremely beautiful and hidden place.

Packing list for Ganesh Himal Trek

The Ganesh Himal trek is 8 days long trek and it is a moderate grade of trekking. Be wise when you pack for the trek, The main thing to remember is you need enough warm clothing for this trek. The total luggage you can make is 15 kg for our porter per person. Porter carries 30 kg total. You can use our duffle bag if you don’t have or if you have more luggage you can store it in a Kathmandu hotel. you need a small day pack to carry your daily usage items such as water, a camera, sun lotions, and extra layers.

  • Trekking or hiking boots with good ankle support and a nice sole.
  • Rucksack or duffle bag for a porter
  • Good sleeping bag with -20 degree Celsius and sleeping bag liner
  • Base layers of light, wicking material (Long & Short sleeve)
  • Mid-layer shirt or light fleece
  • Mountain fleece/light Primaloft or down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (lightweight)
  • Shorts 2 pairs for the lower part of the trek
  • Trekking Socks Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • Three-quarter length or full-length trekking trousers (mid-weight)
  • The thermal inner base layer
  • Warm gloves and hat
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Sunblock and lip salve
  • Sunhat, and woolen cap for the night
  • Trekking poles/sticks
  • 2 Drinking Water Bottle (1 liter) – the bottle will be filled each day
  • Water purification tablets/iodine
  • Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes, etc
  • extra clothes and trainers after, this is helpful while you make an evening walk from the lodge.
  • Flashlight, with spare batteries
  • In addition, it’s useful to have a pair of training/approaches or other comfortable shoes for walking around the city.

Some additional items for Ganesh himal trek

  • Crampons if you are trekking in the winter
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face/Body Wipes
  • Small Locks
  • Portable Charger
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Face/body wipes
  • Biodegradable washing liquid
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Equipment Renting and buying

We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek-related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek-related equipment.

Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek Nepal is Named after the Hindu elephant God – Ganesh. The trek is in the Midwest-Central Himalayan range of the country, to the west of the Langtang Valley, the range is bordered by the Budhi Gandaki River to the west and extensive forest to the south of Dhading district. this trek also offers an opportunity for trekkers to walk around the calm and less beaten areas. Furthermore, the region is relatively unexplored with stunning views of fascinating surrounding peaks.

Ganesh Himal trek presents trekkers with the plethora of flora that abounds in Nepal. Springtime brings in a burst of vibrant colors and the sweet fragrance of berberis, primula, orchids, Jasmine, and varieties of ferns in the Ganesh Himal Base Camp region. Another interesting feature of this trek is the presence of precious stone crystals in the Ganesh Himal region. Get a spectacular view of Mount Ganesh I, II, III, and IV peaks, glaciers, gorges, hot natural spas, and quaint Tamang villages.

Best season for Ganesh Himal Trek

The trekking to Ganesh Himal is mostly in the remote village area of Nepal. We will enjoy the village life with the local people smiling faces and nature and wilderness during this base camp trek.

The best season for the Ganesh Himal trek is in the Autumn and Spring. Autumn has a mild temperature and the weather is very clear. We can also enjoy some of the biggest festivals at this time like Dashain and Tihar. the Autumn month in Mid Sept to November. The second best season is spring, As Ganesh Himal has lots of flora and fauna so you will enjoy the different flowers along the way. the greenery and blooming of flower season make the best adventure. March to May is the best time for this trek.

Sing La Pass

This pass is a part of the Ganesh Himal region which is 4045M past the range of Pangsang la pass, it offers an extraordinary panorama of Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the Langtang range. Sing La Pass is located at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level. It gives an extraordinary panoramic view of the Himalayan snowcapped peaks. There are three groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara namely, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Manaslu, also including the Annapurna Range.

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek is for those people who would like to make a different experience rather than taking the more popular ones. The magnificent natural beauty, the quaint mountaintop villages, and the welcoming hospitality of the Highlanders are the obvious reasons to trek this region.

Ganesh Himal trek region is the hidden valleys of the Himalayas

Ganesh Himal Trek is in the “ Hidden Valleys ” of the Himalayas. It guards by a three-tiered pagoda set on a rocky steep-sided gorge to pine forest and alpine meadows. leading to a massive glacier below the snow-capped peaks

During the Ganesh Himal Trek, you can observe the different ways of life and culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages, The trail starts from Trishuli following the upper valley landscapes. During the trek, we will get the best panoramic views of many majestic mountains. you will not get tired to see the smiling faces of native people from the villages and sometimes walking by the bank of rivers in continuation of the trail. You will have the opportunity to visit the inhabitants of these areas, who live in the flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote village.

The journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable, though severe. Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is the occurrence of exquisite stone crystals in the Ganesh Himal region. Therefore you will enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh I, II, III, and IV peaks, glaciers, gorges, natural hot baths, and picturesque Tamang villages.

Ganesh Himal trek cost

Ganesh Himal trek cost differs from different things, your group size. Mode of transport number of guides and porters required. We can make full board trek cost, which includes a guide, porter, transport, permit, accommodation meals, all service charge, and taxes. You have a choice to hire a guide and porter and pay for your room and food costs also. For details on price and trip date visit in date and cost tap.

Reviews on Ganesh Himal Trek


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Daniel Burch
October 1, 2022
Best trekking to Ganesh Himal area

We had a great time trekking in the Ganesh Himal area. We like to explore the real Nepal and the unspoiled area of Nepal. Mr. Puru suggested us this trek. We really enjoy the local lifestyle, farming, terraces, and incredible mountain views were amazing. We highly recommend Ganesh Himal trek for everyone

Daniel Burch and friend

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