Ganesh Himal Trek

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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 near Kathmandu.
  • Witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Ganesh Himal Range. Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Range.
  • We will trek in the Green rain-alpine forest and experience the traditional villages with ancient cultures.
  • Explore the Tamang and Gurung cultures in the 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. One can view The Ganesh Himal trek from Kathmandu Valley.

These regions’ peaks ( Ganesh 1. Ganesh II, III, and 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, it becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

There are three major groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The mountains are Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu, including the Annapurna range. This trekking route is less travel area. It is the best option to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest.

Ganesh Himal Trek is famous for its unspoiled Tamang culture. It provides spectacular views of mountains and colorful rhododendron forests. Ganesh Himal Trek is conveniently close to Kathmandu.

Ganesh Himal trek is the closest route from Kathmandu.

You can observe the different ways of life and culture during the Ganesh Himal Trek. You can contact rural people in the small villages. During our trekking, we saw the way of life for those rural people in Nepal. The central crops of the town are Millet and corn.

You will cross through the 4400m high Sing-la pass. It 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 foreigners, even modern Nepalese, other than locals. You will see that 65 percent of people are Tamang (semi-Mongolian), and the rest are others. Ganesh Himal trekking is a Tamang cultural tour.

Ganesh Himal trekking area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal. It 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. It lies away from many trekkers.

Itinerary of Ganesh Himal Trek

DAY
01

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Besi

In the early morning, we started our Ganesh Himal trek. Today, we will drive early in the morning to Syabru Besi by local bus. Or you can also choose private four-wheel drive at an extra cost. The journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi. It is the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers.

You pass through mesmerizing scenic driving. You pass through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon, and Dhunche Bazaar. It makes your driving full of fun. The roads are narrow and adventurous zig-zag roads. The fantastic landscapes along the way will make for an excellent start-day drive of the Ganesh Himal trek.

Jeep 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Syabru Besi (1,550m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Syabrubesi trek to Gatlang

Start our Ganesh Himal trek trek journey from Syabrubesi to Chawatar. Following the route of Bahun Danda Pass, we descend to the Tamang village of Gatlang. During this, we pass through Chilime Khola and Thambuchet Valley. We explored the land of Tamang village and got 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 fantastic craftsmanship of older people. Get the amazing view and the site of the excellent “Parvati Kunda,” the sacred holy lake.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gatlang (2,240m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, Yuri Kharka to Somdang

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

There is a sprawling mining compound. It no longer functions, but locals appeal to the government to revive it. 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 explore. It 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. Then, we went down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang. It is a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang through Chawatar.

Gatlang is a small settlement of Tamang people with unique customs and craftsmanship in a superb setting. Parvati Kund lies above the Gatlang village. The Kunda is popular during Janai Purnima. Thousands of pilgrims visit the sacred pond and nearby temple during Janai Purnima.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Somdang (3,271m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Somdang to Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La)

Today, from Pansang Kharka, we get the best view of Somdang village. You enjoy a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range.

It is the best location for camping if you are on the tented trek and taking in the breathtaking scenery. The region of Ganesh Himal trek has abundant herbal plants. Before, locals used to take herbs to Tibet along an ancient trade route. They used to exchange herbs for salt, livestock, wool, and turquoise.

This hill provides the most beautiful and the best magnificent mountain views. It offers an almost 270-degree view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal trek ranges, Manaslu ranges, and a bit of Annapurna mountain viewpoint.

So far, the tea house has yet to develop. We recommend you to have a tent. You can use the local yak hut as a service shelter for a night. But again, you must bring dry fruits/food for the night.

Walking Day 3.5 hrs
Accommodation Camp
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Pangsang La Pass (3,842m)
DAY
05

Day 05: Pangsan Pass to Tipling (lunch ) - Shertung

We descend 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, there is a Gomba. There is also a cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians. The place has colorful flags.

Being a majority of Tamang people, it has a beautiful Tamang culture show. From here, we are heading to Serthung village. We climb downhill and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish. This village overlooks the fertile river valley and abundant fields.

Tamang mainly inhabits Shertung. The name Shertung means ‘place of gold.’ According to a legend, two brothers searching for gold were led here by a dream, and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have their own rich culture to show to the visitors.

They perform jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance. There is a rumor that locals brought those traditions from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) is actively following in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous. Both Hindu and Buddhist practices bound the local deities.

Holy Chyamra Danda, Fyanchyat Monastery, and Sajyat are the village’s main holy attractions. This village offers a spectacular mountain view of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri), and Ganesh II and III.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Shertung (1,875m)
DAY
06

Day 06: Serthung to Ukhum (lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul)

Today, our short Ganesh Himal trek to Manidadan brings you the breathtaking Ganesh Himal range mountain views. You can see a stone through the entire Chalish village views on the back. From here, we are trekking to Deul Danda, Gobre village.

There is a rock climbing possibility in Chhap Danda and Bandari Bhir. So, we recommend any rock climber who is willing to climb. However, there needs to be a basic infrastructure. First, we arrive at Borang village, mostly the Tamang people. We continued to Ukhum for lunch.

We will work through the forest and cross the suspension bridge from here. Passing through Chhapchyat village, you finally get to Jharlang village (Ungul). It provides one of the best panoramic mountain views in the area. This village is Tamang village and has nearly 200 houses.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jharlang (946m)
DAY
07

Day 07: Jharlang Gaun to Darkha Gaun

As usual, we will start our Ganesh Himal trek after breakfast. Today, we are mostly walking downhill till Jharlang Phedi. We are passing by paddy terraces and surrounding landscapes. We pass through suspension bridges and breathtaking views of Ankhu Khola.

We go through Chyamchyat and Ri village, another riverside, to reach Darkha gaon. The mixed community lives here. The Brahmin people, Tamang, and a blacksmith live here.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Darkha Gaun (850m)
DAY
08

Day 08: Darkha Gaun – Drive to Dhading Besi – Kathmandu

After breakfast today on our Ganesh Himal trek, we drive to Dhanding Besi. It is a district headquarters. We took a local Jeep to share with other people. We arrive in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours of rough and tough zig–zag road driving.

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

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 between two popular destinations. They are Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trail offers breathtaking mountain views. One can see the lifestyle of local people from different cultural groups.

People from cultural groups include Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Newars, and Dalits. Other attractions include Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and calm ponds. It also gives you a stunning glimpse of many beautiful mountains.

You can view the Annapurna, Langtang Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu regions. It has different species of herbal plants, a cheese factory, and beautiful landscapes. This place has a high possibility for crystals like ruby and zinc. They are precious minerals. Here there are many wildlife animals.

You can find red Pandas, snow leopards, bears, tigers, wolves, Pheasants, monkeys, and deer. The warm hospitality of local people brings life to the proverb that guests are gods. They serve and respect every Guest in their village as their god.

They make the journey an excellent memory of an unforgettable adventure of life. The mountain range “Ganesh” is the predominant mountain range within Ruby Valley. All the peaks are over 7,000 meters, with some approaching 8,000. Mt “Manaslu” is visible in the Ganesh Himal trek.

Ruby Valley Trek lets you see Nepali lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You pass through different villages. You can interact with the various ethnic groups, such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and others of Nepal. The trail offers you 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 enriched with beautiful flora and fauna.

You pass rhododendrons and pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home to various species of birds and wild animals. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape, scenarios, mountains, hills, rivers, and wildlife.

It makes you feel like you have traveled time back to years. As a result, you are in a wholly natural and fantastic environment. Also, it is entirely away from today’s stressful life and polluted environment. You can explore the local culture, traditions, flora, and fauna.

You also get to explore the natural habitat of rare wildlife and bird species. So, the Ganesh Himal trek is just a fantastic 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 beautiful, hidden place.

Packing list for Ganesh Himal Trek

The Ganesh Himal trek is an 8-day trek and a moderate grade of trekking. Be wise when you pack for the tour. 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. It would help if you had 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.
  • A rucksack or duffle bag for a porter
  • Good sleeping bag with -20 degrees 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 helpful to have a pair of training/approaches or other comfortable shoes for walking around the city.

Some additional items for the 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 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 one porter for two trekkers to carry your luggage. The maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, as we never overload our porters. However, you only have your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag and down jacket. You can store other items that are not required on a trek in our office or at your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek Nepal’s name comes from 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 Budhi Gandaki River to the west and the vast forest to the south of Dhading district border the trail.

This trek also allows trekkers to walk around calm, 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 in Nepal.

Springtime brings in a burst of vibrant colors. The flowers such as berberis, primula, orchids, Jasmine, and varieties of ferns bloom in this region. It brings a sweet fragrance to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp region. Precious stone crystals can be found in the Ganesh Himal region. You get a spectacular view of Mount Ganesh I, II, III, and IV peaks. You can visit glaciers, gorges, hot natural spas, and quaint Tamang villages.

It is the best season for the Ganesh Himal Trek.

The trekking to Ganesh Himal is mainly in the remote village area of Nepal. During this base camp trek, we will enjoy the village life with the locals’ smiling faces, nature, and wilderness.

The best seasons for the Ganesh Himal trek are autumn and spring. Autumn has a mild temperature, and the weather is obvious. We can also enjoy some of the biggest festivals at this time, like Dashain and Tihar. The Autumn month is from mid-September to November.

The second-best season is spring. Ganesh Himal has many flora and fauna so that you will enjoy the different flowers. 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 lies 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. They are Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Manaslu, also including the Annapurna Range.

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek is for those who want a different experience rather than taking the more popular ones. The magnificent natural beauty and the quaint mountaintop villages awestruck the trekkers. The welcoming hospitality of the Highlanders is the apparent reason 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 has a three-tiered pagoda on a rocky, steep gorge to pine forest and alpine meadows. It leads to a massive glacier below the snow-capped peaks.

You can observe the different ways of life and culture during the Ganesh Himal Trek. You can contact 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 of seeing the smiling faces of native people from the villages. You can sometimes walk by the bank of rivers in continuation of the trail. You will have the opportunity to visit the inhabitants of these areas. They live in a flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote village.

Though severe, the journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable. Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is the occurrence of exquisite stone crystals in the Ganesh Himal region. So, 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

The cost of a Ganesh Himal trek depends on different things. It depends on your group size, mode of transport, number of guides and porters required. We can make the total board trek cost. It includes a guide, porter, transportation, permit, accommodation, meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can hire a guide and porter and pay for your room and food costs. For price and trip date details, visit in date and cost tap.

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

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