Ganesh Himal Trek

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One of the few authentic camping trekking experience as well as homestay trekking experience remaining in Nepal which lies in northwest of Kathmandu. Ganesh Himal trek is one of the most unspoiled trek in central Nepal on non touristy trail. The trekking region is relatively warmer than other trekking region in Nepal and has an authentic experience of unspoiled Tamang villages and beautiful farm terraces.

Besides, the region offer an excellent habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna; 526 species of plants (including 40 species of orchids), and 300 species of birds. Himalayan Thar, Gaur, various types of monkeys and musk deer are wild animals that can be seen in the region. Singala pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda and Jyamrung are interesting view points along the way which offer more than 40 mountains over 6000m (19680ft) in central Himalaya including Ganesh Himals, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli and other .

Ganesh Himal Trek starts after a few hours of drive along the Kathmandu to Dhunche highway.

Overview

Ganesh Himal Trekking Highlights Include:

  • Quickest way to approach central Himalayan range which links Manaslu Himalayan range & Langtang Himalayan Range
  • Untroden trekking trail, lack of local's English speaking knowledge and unavailability of teahouses/lodges/houses along the way makes the trekking route wilderness
  • Breathtaking & close-up views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and 40 other 6000M peaks of central Himalaya from Singla Pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda and Jyamrung
  • Perfect combination of rural trekking, home-stay experiences and camping trekking
  • Rich in flora (526 species of plants including 40 species of orchids) and fauna (300 species of birds)
  • Beautiful Himalayan ranges, authentic experiences of unspoiled Brahman, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung villages and beautiful farm terraces


OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1300M/4265FT) (A)DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B)
DAY 03: DRIVE TO BETRAWATI (625M/2050FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 04: TREK TO KISPANG (1850M/6068FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 05: TREK TO THULO CHAUR (2350M/7708FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 06: TREK TO GONGA (3000M/9840FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 07: TREK TO RUPCHET (3600M/11808FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 08: TREK TO KHARKA OVER SING LA PASS (4600M/15088FT) 7-8 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 09: TREK TO BORANG (1800M/5904FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 10: TREK TO JHARLANG (1700M/5576FT): 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 11: TREK TO KINTANG PHEDI (1200M/3935FT): 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 12: TREK TO JYAMRUNG (1700M/5576FT): 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 13: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 14: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 15: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)

(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS) & national park entry permit
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee as per itinerary order with our hygienic eco-friendly outdoor menu.
  • Twin sharing camping/tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent and many other gears as per the service chosen.
  • Ganesh Himal region 5 years experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
  • A cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Shower while on trek where available
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide, cook, porter and other staff’s foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • KTM to Betrawati and Jyamrung to Kathmandu transportation by public bus
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Hotel-bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trip success certificate (case of trip success) with Mountain Consultants T-shirt
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDES:

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trip service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

Detail Itinerary

DETAILS OF ITINERARY:

Northwest of Kathmandu, there is a chain of mountains standing to touch sky and that is Ganesh Himalayan range. Ganesh Himal trek is one of the most unspoiled trek in central Nepal on non touristy trail. The trekking region is relatively warmer than other trekking region in Nepal and Singla Pass is not technically difficult but offers Ganesh, Langtang and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, authentic experience of unspoiled Brahim, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung villages and beautiful farm terraces. Besides, the region offer an excellent habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna; 526 species of plants (including 40 species of orchids), and 300 species of birds. Himalayan Thar, Gaur, many kinds of Monkeys and musk Deer are wild animals that can be seen in the region. Singala pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda and Jyamrung are interesting view points along the way which offer more than 40 mountains over 6000m (19'680ft).

Ganesh Himal Trek starts after a few hours of drive along the Kathmandu to Dhunche highway. Along the trail, Ganesh Himal Trek offers superb close views of Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of central Himalaya.

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel

DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS

Walking tour of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.

DAY 03: DRIVE TO BETRAWATI (625M/2050FT) 5-6 HRS

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu behind, your journey into the Himalaya begins with a scenic drive to Betrawati, a lovely village on the banks of the Trishuli River. At the top of the Kathmandu valley the views extend west as far as the Annapurnas and Manaslu. As you drop down into the Trisuli valley you’ll pass through terraced hillsides to Trisuli Bazaar, where an exciting, narrow road traverses several ridges to reach the small town of Betrawati. It has mix people of Brahmin, Chhetri and Tamang in the town. Overnight at tented camp

Day 04: Trek to Kispang (1850M/6068FT) 6-7 HRS

After having breakfast at Betrawati, the trail ascends gradually all the way to Kispang through villages and forests for six hours. Our staffs move further faster to fix lunch place for the day. Tents are waiting for you to rest after arriving at Kispang. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 05: Trek to Thulo Chaur (2350M/7708FT) 5-6 HRS

We have pretty much set plan of having breakfast before starts walking in the morning and lunch on the way in between. We will reach at Thulochour after walking 6 hours approximately passing monastery, stupas, farms and waterfall. Overnight at Tented Camp

 Day 06: Trek to Gonga (3000M/9840FT) 5-6 HRS

We ascend steadily through a forest of rhododendron to Gonga. The higher we go, the more you feel like you are in Himalayan territory and the more superb views offers by some of the viewpoints and Gonga is one of them which offers open mountain view. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 07: Trek to Rupchet/Shingla Basie Camp (3600M/11808FT) 5-6 HRS

We trek through deep rhododendron and pine forest which leads to Rupchet or Singla Base Camp through where we will have chance to see some wild animals including monkey. Himalayan tahr, Gaur, Musk Deer and many others wild animals. Rupchet is the base of Singla Top and we will consider one more day rest if some of the group member feels uncomfortable due to the altitude signs and symptoms. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08: Trek TO KHARKA OVER SING LA PASS (4600M/15088FT) 7-8 HRS

Toughest day for the whole trip due to the steep walk to Shingla pass. Wake up early in the morning and have light breakfast before to start the trip and carry pack lunch for the way in between. Soon we arrive on top, views starts to open up and the pass offers breathtaking view of Mount Ganesh himal, Mt. Langtang, Manaslu and many other lesser peaks. Way down to Kharka (pastureland –open place for grazing animals) for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 09: TREK TO BORANG (1800M/5904FT) 5-6 HRS

From now on, the journey starts to go down steeply through land terraces and villages to Borang. Borang is a nice typical Tamang village. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 10: TREK TO JHARLANG (1700M/5576FT): 5-6 HRS

We have gradual walking terraces and villages of Tamang and Gurung communities. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 11: TREK TO KINTANG PHEDI (1200M/3935FT): 6-7 HRS

The journey takes us to the Kingtang Phedi all the downhill walk through small village. In the evening, we can walk down to Khahare for leisure walk. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12: TREK TO JYAMRUNG (1700M/5576FT): 6-7 HRS

Leaving Khahare, the trail ascends all the way to Jyamrung by passing picturesque village of Simle. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 13: Drive TO KATHMANDU, 160KM

The roads to Dhadingbesi, administrative headquarter of the Dhading district, moves through unpaved road for approximately two hours. Soon after we meet paved road at Dhading Besi, we drive another half an hour to meet Kathmandu –Pokhara highway which leads us to Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages. Overnight at hotel

DAY 14: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU

An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 15: ONWARD DESTINATION

We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport as per group size.

Date and Cost

Jan: 1-17 8-24 15-31 22-7 Feb 29-14 Feb
Feb: 1-17 8-24 15-03 Mar 22-10 Mar 28-16 Mar
Mar: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Apr 22-07 Apr 29-14 Apr
Apr: 1-17 8-24 15-1 May 22-08 May 29-17 May
May: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Jun 22-07 Jun 29-14 Jun
Jun: 1-17 8-24 15-01 July 22-08 July 29-15 July
July: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Aug 22-07 Aug 29-14 Aug
Aug: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Spt 22-07 Spt 29-14 Spt
Spt: 1-17 8-24 15-01 Oct 22-08 Oct 29-15 Oct
Oct: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Nov 22-07 Nov 29-14 Nov
Nov: 1-17 8-24 15-01 Dec 22-08 Dec 29-15 Dec
Dec: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Jan 22-07 Jan 29-14 Jan


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS) & national park entry permit
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee as per itinerary order with our hygienic eco-friendly outdoor menu.
  • Twin sharing camping/tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent and many other gears as per the service chosen.
  • Ganesh Himal region 5 years experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
  • A cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Shower while on trek where available
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide, cook, porter and other staff’s foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • KTM to Betrawati and Jyamrung to Kathmandu transportation by public bus
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Hotel-bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trip success certificate (case of trip success) with Mountain Consultants T-shirt
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip

 

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDES:

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trip service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

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