Ganesh Himal Trek area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectaculars views, unspoiled natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitants. The Ganesh Himal can be seen from Kathmandu valley. These regions peak ( Ganesh 1. Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal. That is the first Himalayan change forming the skyline. This enormous Himalayan massif is 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.
During the Ganesh Himal Trek, you can observe the different ways of life culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages. During our trekking, we can see the method of living 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 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 spectaculars views, untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitants, The high valleys north of the Ganesh range on the Tibetan border are the complete wilderness and away from much of the trekkers.
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 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 tiring 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 the 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 bath, and picturesque Tamang villages.
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 Monastries, Hindu Temples, 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, beautiful landscapes. This place has a high possibility for crystals like ruby and zinc, which are precious minerals. For wildlife here, Red Pandas, snow leopard, Bear, Tiger, wolf, Pheasant, and many kinds of monkeys and deers can be found. The warm hospitality of local people brings life to the proverb guests are god, which makes them serve and respect every Guest to their village as their god, which will make the journey an excellent memory of 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 few others of Nepal. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people.
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, pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home to various species of birds and wild animals. Starting from the breath-taking 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, traditions along with the flora and fauna. You also get a chance to explore the natural habitat of the rare wildlife and bird species. So the Ganesh Himal trek is just an amazing place and a must in 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.
The Ganesh Himal trek is 8 days longe 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 in a Kathmandu hotel. you need a small day pack to carry your daily usage items such as water, camera, sun lotions, and extra layers.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek Nepal 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 the stunning views of fascinating surrounding peaks.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp 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 the precious stone crystals in the Ganesh Himal region. Get the spectacular view of Mount Ganesh I, II, III, and IV peaks, glaciers, gorges, hot natural spas, and quaint Tamang villages.
The trekking to Ganesh Himal is mostly in the remote and village area of Nepal. We will enjoy the village life with the local people smiling face 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 in 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.
This pass is a part of the Ganesh Himal region which is 4045M pass the range of Pangsang la pass, it offers an extraordinary panorama Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the Langtang range. Singla 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.
Duration: 08 Days from Arrival to Departure
Max. Altitude: Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842m/ 12640Ft
Trek Grade: Moderate
Ganesh Himal trek is a moderate level of the trek route. The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.
The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb hight and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.
Trekking Dates: You can do this trek any dates. The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and some time landslide can happen.
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 trekkers 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.
Your Ganesh Himal trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
For Ganesh Himal trek main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. For the Gosaikuna trek there are 2 types of transportation, The local bus it is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
To exchange the extra money for your Ganesh Himal trek you can exchange to Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most of the banks and money changers in Nepal are not accepting foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Accommodation in the Ganesh Himal trek is very basic in a homestay and local lodge. If we compare the accommodation in the Annapurna region and Everest regions it is much more basic here. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. Some places there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phone and camera at extra cost.
During our Ganesh Himal trek, We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Drinking water during your Ganesh Himal Trek:
On the Ganesh Himal trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Ganesh Himal trek have very few hot shower facilities, Most of the places has electricity is usually available in most part of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for cameral and phone, normally they charge extra cost about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Our Ganesh Himal trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size in a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in Ganesh Himal trek need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim a refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Ganesh Himal trek Package Cost:
Ganesh Himal trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for details price and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip to the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
After completing your Ganesh Himal trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need a hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.
Day 01 - Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi 1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive
Today we drive early morning to Syabru Besi by Local bus or you have a choice to private four-wheel-drive also whit 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 bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you a good start day drive of the trek.
Day 2 - Gatlang Trek to Somdang 3271 m/10760Ft 6-7 hrs
A dirt track zig-zags 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.
Day 03 - Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, Yuri Kharka (lunch) to Somdang 3271 m/10760Ft 6-7 hrs
Today we will first trek to Yuri Kharka which is our lunch stop. The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forest till Khurphu Bhanjyang. Furthermore, we then dropping 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 the view of Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot 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 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.
Day 04: - Somdang to Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842m/ 12640Ft 3 ½ hrs
During our 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 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 point almost in 270 degrees Langtang range, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges, and a bit of Annapurna range mountain viewpoint. So far tea house has not developed yet so highly recommended to have own 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 a night.
Day 05: - Pangsan Pass to Tipling (lunch ) - Shertung 1875m/ 6188Ft. 5-6 hrs
When we are descending 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 ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish. This village overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name 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 interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Holy Chyamra danda, Fyanchyat monastery, and Sajyat are the main holy attraction of the village. Spectacular mountain view of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III can be seen from this village.
Day 06: - Serthung to Ukhum (lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul) 3000 m/9900Ft. 5-6 hrs
Today after our short 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 highly recommended but basic infrastructure has not developed yet. first, we arrive Borang village mostly the Tamang people are 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 and panoramic mountain views of the area. This is Tamang village and belongs to nearly 200 houses.
Day 07: - Jharllang Gaun to Darkha Gaun 850m/ 2805Ft. 6-7 hrs
As usual, we start our 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.
Day 08: - Darkha Gaun – Drive to Dhading Besi – Kathmandu 1310m/4323ft. 6 -7 hrs drive
After breakfast today 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 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.
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