Gov Regd. No: 81255/067/068 Tourism Regd. No.: 1278/067

Ganesh Himal Trekking

The Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek presents trekkers with the plethora of flora that abounds in Nepal. Spring time 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.  You will enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh I, II, III and IV peaks, glaciers, gorges, hot natural spas and quaint Tamang villages. This trek can be organized only as a full boarded camping trek.

 
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Trip Hightlights:

Duration                 :  20 Days
Type of Trek          : Camping
Max Altitude          : 2934 m.
Minimum Pax        :  2 +
Mode of travel   :  Land Transportation
Grade                       : Strenuous
 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 2
City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus. Depart Kathmandu early morning for a 7-hour drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar. Today you trace the route taken by king Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. Prithvi Narayan Shah is considered the founding father of modern Nepal, being the first person to assemble all the territories of the present country of Nepal under one ruler. En route you pass through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was once the hub for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. From here you travel on gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang. This is a picturesque drive as you can see the beautiful scenery of rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Samari Bhanjyang is a small town which was a trading place in the past. Stay overnight at camp in Samari Bhanjyang.

Day 4
Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m.) takes about six and half hours. In the beginning you trek along a gradually descending path until your trail turns uphill. Finally you trek through flat land to reach your destination. En route you pass different villages, forests covered with pine and rhododendron, farming terraces, small streams and numerous green hills. There is a small market in Katunje and you can have first glimpse of Ganesh Himal from here. Stay overnight at camp in Katunje Bazaar.

Day 5
Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m.) takes about five and half hours. In the beginning the trail goes downhill till Lapang. From there you will procede walking along the river bank until you reach Kintang Phedi. En route you pass several traditional villages, farming terraces, a fishing spot and beautiful green hills. Kintang Phedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). There are a few typical houses, shops with minimal supplies and terraces where local people grow potatoes and other food grains. Stay overnight at camp in Kintang Phedi.

Day 6
Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.) takes about six hours. All the way, you trek on a gradually ascending path passing through several villages, farming terraces and green hills. The villages are predominantly inhabited by Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhetris respectively. Maize, millet, rice, wheat, buckwheat and green vegetables are the main staple food. Jharlang is a Tamang village where you find a government school and numerous typical houses. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture. Stay overnight at camp in Jharlang.

Day 7
Trek from Jharlang to Chalise (2000m.) takes about six hours. You trek quite an ascending path until the trail levels out towards the ending point. While trekking you pass many Tamang villages. Borang and Shertum are among the famous Tamang villages. There are schools, a health post, chortens and mani walls in these Tamang villages. The main occupation of the people is farming. The scenic beauties you can behold are of green hills, terraces and villages at a far distance. Stay overnight at camp in Chalise.

Day 8
Trek from Chalise to Hindung takes about five hours. The early part of the trail goes downhill to Menchet Khola (stream) and after crossing this stream you trek steeply up and then gradually up to reach Hindung. This day you pass small Tamang villages, small forests, farming terraces and green hills. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. You find mani walls and prayer flags in some parts of the villages. One thing to notice is that it is the last village you pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp in Hindung.

Day 9
Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka takes about five and half hours. After leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Rajgang Kharka is ascending and flat as well. You walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling places of various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and mainly with grassland. Except winter seaso, the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing. Stay overnight at camp in Rajgang Kharka.

Day 10
Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp takes about six hours. The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path in some places. You walk along the trail covered with forests for few hours. Towards the end, the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. You find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary, the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are frozen. Stay overnight at camp in Kalo Seto Kunda.

Day 11
Rest day at the Base Camp. You can have an excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake). From here you can enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and many others. Stay overnight at camp in Base Camp.

Day 12
Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka takes about six hours. You trek along the descending and narrow path where you find alpine grass on both sides. Stay overnight at camp in Rajgang Kharka.

Day 13
Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000m.) takes about six hours. The trail moves down hill all the way to Chalise. While trekking you pass forests till Hindung and after crossing it you once again find a few Tamang villages. Stay overnight at camp in Chalise

Day 14
Trek from Chalise to Laba village (1750m.) takes about six hours. You trek downhill all the way to Laba Besi and then turn uphill to reach Laba village. This day you pass pine forests, Tamang villages, farming terraces, green hills and villages at far distance. Laba is a beautiful Gurung village with its own tradition and culture. Stay overnight at camp in Laba Village.

Day 15
Trek from Laba village to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.) takes about five hours. This day you trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals. The trail moves up hill all the way to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. While trekking you pass Khading village mainly resided by Tamang and Gurung. The main crop is potatoes here. Manyang Bhanjyang is a ridge where you will find forests and grassland. This is a perfect place for camping as your camping site is surrounded by rhododendron and oak forests. Stay overnight at camp in Manyang Bhanjyang.

Day 16
Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.) takes approximately six hours. To reach Majhgaun you have to trek along a gradually descending path and after some time a steeply descending path. On the way you pass forests of rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills. This day you are quite captivated by the clear views of the Manaslu range, including Buddha peak on a clear weather day, along with other unnamed mountains and peaks. As you enter Majhgaun you will find local people being engaged in farming but it is reported that some people have migrated either to foreign countries or Kathmandu. Stay overnight at camp in Majhgaun.

Day 17
Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum takes about five hours. You walk along the trail dominated with villages, forests, streams and terraces. This day you can enjoy the scenic beauty of green hills. Budathum is a small town with a local old market. This village is predominately inhabited by the Newar community. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Manaslu range at a far distance. Stay overnight at camp in Budathum.

Day 18
Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) takes about two hours. On this same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek a descending path which then levels out. On the way, you pass a few streams, villages, farming terraces and small forests. Most of the time, the route moves along the river bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazaar covers a small area with an old market. Here, you find shops with minimal supplies, a motorable road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river. Here, the route to Manaslu trek meets.
 
You board your vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is a very picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu. Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 19
Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20
Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

The price includes the following services:

>   Airport pick-up and drop off services
>   Trekking permit
>   Trekking guide
>   A cook
>   Necessary porters
>   Necessary Kitchen helpers
>   Necessary sherpas
>   All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek
>   All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.)
>   Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
>   Camping Charges
>   Necessary insurance for trekking staff
>   First Aid kit
>   Rescue assistance
>   Four nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
>   One day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
>   Entry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
 

The price does not include:

 
>   Nature of personal expenses
>   Tips
>   Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
 
Note:
 
>   10% commission for the tour agents/tour operators.
>    50% discount for a tour leader if there are 10-15 pax in a group and 100% free for the tour leader if there are 16 and above pax in a group