Ganesh Himal Trek takes us to the west of Langtang Region National Park. Located right in the centre of Nepal, the trek gives you the pleasure of high altitude mountain trekking. The terraced hills, diverse topography, and lush forest are the essences of the trek. The vibrant settlements of the region following the unique Tamang culture and makes the trek even prodigious. The trek merges the adventure of trekking in an unexplored Himalayan region and learning of unique Nepalese culture.

 

As you walk along your path, you get to experience the diverse vegetation in a single day. The subtropical vegetation region of hills chances into the alpine vegetation. The settlements of Tamang people give you some insights into the people and their lifestyle.

 

The trek is a true fun of walking through the less travailed path of heavenly paradise that lies between the lush vegetation in the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan ranges. On the journey, you can witness the peaks such as Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Buddha Himal, and other similar mountains in the West and central Nepal.

 

The name “Ganesh” denotes a Hindu deity – Lord Ganesh. After being attacked by his father, Lord Shiva, his head was replaced with that of the wild elephant. The Ganesh Himal peaks resemble an elephant and therefore is called Ganesh Himal. The trek to Ganesh Himal is very exciting. It allows one to experience the picturesque mountains, spectacular landscape, glaciers, and many other natural wonders.

 

The Ganesh Himal is enchanted with the memories that you’ll behold for your lifetime. Langtang National Park is home to many diverse flora and fauna. Ganesh Himal region possesses around 526 plant species and 300 bird species. The region homes animals such as Himalayan Thar, Monkeys, Gaur, and Musk deers. The region is also rich in 40 species of orchids.

Trek Overview:

Relish the journey that begins after the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Initially, we drive to a place called Betrawati. Then, we trek to places such as Kispang, Gonga, and Rupchet. We pass along the forests, villages, waterfalls, and lakes to explore the exotic beauty of the Himalayas. After having a rest day in Rupchet, you move towards Sing La pass. Passing Singa-la, we cross the beauty of black and white lakes. Crossing Pangsang La and Somdang, we move towards Gatlang. A final trek takes you to Syabrubesi. Then, we drive back to Kathmandu. 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Welcome to the country of Himalayas.  As you land in Tribhuvan international airport in Nepal, our representative from the agency will pick you up. They will drop you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in, you can have some rest. After some time, you can meet your representative from the airport. You can relax and take your time as you stroll around the streets of Kathmandu.  In this free time, you can do some shopping around Thamel. Get yourself any last-minute trekking equipment, clothing, and gears. Our trekking guide can help you with the shopping. In the evening, we will brief you about the entire Journey and we will enjoy our welcome dinner together.  Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast in the morning, we leave our hotel for a sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu. Our city guide will take to the tour in some UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu is known as the city of Temples. There are many cultural heritages around Kathmandu that are worth visiting. We will visit Swayanbhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. The tour will give us rich insights into centuries-old cultures, temples, palaces, traditions, festivals, and monasteries.  In the morning, we will drive towards Swayanbhunath. Also known as the “Monkey Temple”, this is a famous Stupa in the hilltop of Nepal. The view of the entire Kathmandu Valley is visible from the top of the area. Then, we will drive towards Pashupatinath. This is the important pilgrimage site of Hindu that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hindu from different parts of the world visits the temple. After exploring the huge premises of Pashupatinath, we will drive towards Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath is the biggest Stupa in Nepal and is also the most beautiful one. The area has player flags, colourful lights, and the rotating wheels. Finally, we will drive towards Patan Durbar Square. Patan is the city of classic art and architecture. In the premises of Durbar Square, we will be visiting a palace, temple, and a museum.  After a whole day of sightseeing, we get to the hotel. You can do some last-minute shopping in the touristic hub, Thamel. Pack your bags and get prepared for the trek ahead.  Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Betrawati, 5 hours

Today we start our journey towards Ganesh Himal Trek. Five hours' drive from Kathmandu takes us to Betrawati. We drive to Betrawati Bazaar as we pass through Trishuli Bazaar, a shopping centre for local people. During the drive, the beautiful scene of the hills and mountains will keep us occupied. It will be a fun ride.    For the night, we will stay near Sole Bazaar. Sole Bazaar lies on the bank of the Trishuli River and overlooks the wonderful views of small villages, farm fields, and the terraced slopes. Overnight in Betrawati

Day 04: Trek to Kispang, 5-6 hours (1,900m)

On the fourth day, we begin our trek. We wake up early in the morning for breakfast. Then, we will start trekking towards Kispang. The Initial 3 to 4 hours of the walk takes us to the small settlement of Sathdobaato. We stop in Sathdobaato for lunch. Here, we walk around the thick forest made up of Rhododendron, Oak and Maple. The route then continues towards Kispang. Two hours of the walk takes us to our destination called Kispang. In the evening, we will have time to explore nearby places. Saviour the beauty of nature as you walk.  Overnight in Kispang

Day 05: Trek to Gonga, 6 hours (2,800m)

Today can be a challenging day of the trek. The adventure for the day begins as we walking for 3 hours on a gradual steep along with the refreshing forests. This is an awesome chance to enjoy the magical blooming trees of rhododendron trees. During March to May, the bloom fills the area with bright colours. After some rest in the hilltop, we continue to trek.  About 2 to 3 hours trekking then takes us to Gonga. This is our stop for the night. Excellent views of Himalayan peaks such as Langtang Lirung and Gosaikunda can be visible from Gonga. Overnight in Gonga

Day 06: Trek to Rupchet, 5 hours (3,600m)

After a stunning sunrise view with the magnificent mountains in the background, we continue our hike. Today, we take a nearly 5-hour walk in the beautiful forest to a tiny village called Rupchet. The occasional glimpse of the mountain vistas will accompany us in the trek. If we are lucky, we might spot some rare Himalayan animals along the way.  The great alpine scenery of the Langtang range is visible from our spot. At this time, altitude starts showing effects on you. We must hike gradually to avoid altitude sickness.  Overnight in Rupchet

Day 07: Rest day in Rupchet

Today is your acclimatisation day in Rupchet. As we are already 3,600m above the sea, the level of oxygen is significantly lower than you are used to. Our must body get adapted to such conditions.  Experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days for a better trekking experience, and for this reason, we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and around Rupchet. This helps to adapt your body to the changing altitude. And you will also be rejuvenated to continue the trail.  Overnight in Rupchet

Day 08: Trek to Sing La (4,100m) and to Larkap (3,700m) - 6 hours

Today is a very important day on our trek. Sing La Pass is among the major highlights of the journey. Leaving for Sing La after breakfast, we start to climb a hill ahead. We walk to the top at an elevation of 4,100m. Sing La offers awesome views of mountains that are higher than 8,000 meters. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Machhacpuhre, Annapurna, and other nearby peaks are visible. After being indulged at Sing La pass, a steep descend for about an hour takes us to Larkap. This is our stop for the night.  Overnight in Larpak

Day 09: Trek to Pangsang La (3,800m) - 6 hours

This can be another tough day of the walk. Today’s tiresome ascend takes us to Pangsang La. Here, the path is at the level of nearby rhododendron forests. We might also encounter some wild animals. As the trail is quite tough, we will stop at multiple places for rest. The occasional glimpse of the mountain peaks will make our trek exciting. Making our way to Pangsang, we experience a great day of trekking. Overnight in Pangsang La 

Day 10: Trek to Somdang, 4-5 hours (3,200m)

This is an easy day of the walk. With the heart full of excitement, we head towards Somdang after breakfast. The walk is mostly downhill or on the flat surface. We make our way through the forests of rhododendron and pine. The exciting views of the Ganesh Himal and Paldor are seen. After around 4 to 5 hours, the walk takes us to Somdang. Somdang is a Tamang village settlement at 3,200 meters elevation. This is the place where you can learn about the Tibetan culture of Himalayan People.  If you wish, you can explore the area near Somdang. You also get to visit Jaisali Kunda. The crystal clear views of the Paldor peak from Jaisali Kunda is very pleasing. But the lake is quite far from Somdang. You can take a rest day in Somdang to enjoy the view from the place. But as per our itinerary, we continue our walk forwards. Overnight in Somdang

Day 11: Trek to Gatlang, 6 hours (2,500m)

We will begin the trek in the morning after breakfast. We head to the hill through Khurpe Bhanjyang. From the top, we can witness Gatlang downhill. Nearly 6 hours of the walk takes us to Gatlang. Gatlang is a popular Tamang village in the area. Here, you get a chance to learn about local traditions and culture. Gatlang also has a holy lake that can be visited. Here, our stay is going to be pleasing and fun.  Overnight in Gatlang

Day 12: Trek to Syabrubesi, 5 hours (1,600m)

This is the final day of our Ganesh Himal trek. In the early hours, we move towards a local monastery. We visit the pilgrimage that gives us some insights into the local Buddhism art, culture, and architecture. We also get to see the nearby small chortens and mani walls. We continue our walk along the steep downhill trail. The final downhill walk takes us to Syabrubesi. We will walk for a total of five hours. Syabrubesi is a huge settlement in comparison to the ones we have seen earlier. There are also many beautiful tea houses in Syabrubesi. You can feel that the place is vibrant and alive. Overnight in Syabrubesi

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu - 9 hours

The journey to Ganesh Himal comes to end as we drive towards Kathmandu today. After early morning breakfast in Syabrubesi, we leave the hotel. The views of rivers, green hills, and mountains will accompany us on the entire tour. Even when we drive in a Highway, some portion might feel like an off-road drive due to the conditions.  As you arrive in Kathmandu, you drive to the hotel. If you have some time, you can stroll around the local area. Thamel has a great collection of classic arts and crafts you can buy as souvenirs. In the evening, we will enjoy the farewell dinner together. This will be our last meal as a team. We will talk about the amazing journey we accomplished as a team.  Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure

This is your last morning in this land of Himalayan wonders. You can enjoy the last meal in Kathmandu. As per your flight schedule, our staff will drop you to the airport three hours before the flight time. After waving goodbye to each other, our wonderful journey ends here. You return with all the beautiful memories of this Himalayan Nation. We wish a safe journey towards homeward. 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport collection and drop off by a private vehicle.
  • Trekking duffle bag for you to take home
  • Kathmandu accommodation in a 3* deluxe hotel with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation and domestic flights according to your itinerary.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea-house accommodation on the mountainside during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff salary, staff insurance costs and transportation as well as staff food and hotels.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned on completion of the trek)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (NATIONAL PARK, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit. (Carried by your guide)
  • All government tax and service charge.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu – as well as any bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal travel insurance and personal expenses – phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.

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