Nepal

Trek to Ganesh Himal

An exciting Trekking experience

Ganesh Himal Trek covers the route that lies just west to the Langtang National Park. The Ganesh Himal Trekking has an outstanding variety of plant life and animals with 300 species of birds and 526 species of plants, including 40 kinds of orchids. Other fascinating wild animals are gaur (Indian Bison), Himalayan Thar, the musk deer, and many monkeys. Trekking in the Ganesh Himal region will offer magnificent views of snowy peaks like Ganesh Himal I, II, III and IV. Ganesh Himal is positioned north-west of Kathmandu, rarely visited by tourists.

Destination: Langtang, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Betrawati - Kispang - Thulo Chaur - Gonga - Rupchet - Kharka; Shing La Pass - Borang - Jharlang - Kintang - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: September to December and March to May

Group Size
2 - 12
13 days
4070m (13353ft)
Moderate
Trans Alps Adventure
The Journey Begins Here

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
    We will welcome you at the airport and drop you to the Hotel.
  • Day 2 Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
    Today you will have a tour of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Betrawati. (850m) Duration: 5 hrs
    We will drive from Kathmandu to Betrawat Bazaar passing through Trishuli Bazaar for about 5 hours. We can enjoy wonderful views of farm fields, small villages, and terraced slopes set against a background of the Ganesh Himal Range.
  • Day 4 Betrawati to Kispang (1600m) Duration: 5 hrs
    An easy trek today through farmland and local villages until we reach Kispang, a small village inhabited by Tamang people who depend on farming for their livelihood.
  • Day 5 Kispang to Thulo Chaur (2200m) Duration: 5 hrs
    A gentle ascent passing through more local villages where you will see the Tamang people practicing a traditional lifestyle. We will see local schools, monasteries, and some pretty waterfalls along our way today.
  • Day 6 Thulo Chaur to Gonga (2900m) Duration: 4 hrs
    We ascend steadily through a deep, mixed forest of rhododendron and pine, hopefully, you will spot some of the wildlife as we trek. Deer, Langur monkies and wild boar amongst others, all call this place home. On reaching Gonga, get your camera out for some wonderful views of the Ganesh Himal Range.
  • Day 7 Gonga to Rupchet (3635m) Duration: 4 hrs
    We will continue through the thick forest, gaining altitude as we go, enjoying spectacular views of the Great Himalayan Chain and the Tibetan mountain range.
  • Day 8 Rupchet to Kharka (2500m) via the Shing La Pass (4100m) Duration: 7 hrs
    Today we will have a Steep trek up to Shing La Pass. A tiring feat but one which will be rewarded with stupendous views of Mount Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and the surrounding Himalayas. After soaking up the alpine atmosphere on the pass, we head down, steeply ascending for 4 hours to Kharka.
  • Day 9 Karka to Borang (1800m) Duration: 7 hrs
    The journey today is steeply downhill through terraced farmland and some quaint villages. Borang is another typical Tamang village where you will be offered a warm welcome and have the chance to enjoy some beautiful mountain vistas.
  • Day 10 Borang to Jharlang (1700m) Duration: 6 hrs
    A lot of “Nepali Flat” today as we hike past the perfectly terraced fields that the local villagers' farm. We will reach the Tamang village of Jharlang in the afternoon where we will set up camp.
  • Day 11 Jharlang to Kintang Phedi (1200m) Duration: 6 hrs
    A steep descent through local villages where you will find mixed cultures co-habiting. Some pretty countryside views with a stunning mountain backdrop are to be had as we make our way to Kintang Phedi.
  • Day 12 Drive to Kathmandu by jeep, 8-9 hours
    Today you will drive to Kathmandu by jeep for 8-9 hours.
  • Day 13 Farewell
    We will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

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We do small group trek or private trip as your request.
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What's Included

  • Airport pickup and Departure
  • Trekking Permit and National Park fees
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All ground transportation by bus and jeep
  • English speaking guide and necessary 
  • Porters
  • Insurance and  equipment for guide and porters

What's Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu (if you like to book hotel by us, we use Nirvana Garden Hotel)
  • All meals during the trek
  • Emergency rescue evacuation 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Equipment List

  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat 
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. 
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. 
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. 
  • Toilet paper.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to drink the water in Ganesh HimalTrek

No. You cannot drink the water from the tap or streams in Ganesh Himal Trek. Mineral water is not available on the trail. It is expensive to buy (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu). You can use a water purifier or SteriPen.

Will we be using tents and mattresses on the trek?

No. There are teahouses along the trek. We will not need tents or mattresses.

Will I need to use crampons on this trek?

No. The trails are well marked. Unless you go in mid-winter you will not need crampons. Instead of crampons, carry micro spikes which are not technical, lightweight to carry, cheaper and fit any shoe size.

Will I need to bring my own sleeping bag or not?

Yes, bring your own or you can rent it or buy it in Kathmandu. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day.

Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

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