Trip Facts

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Profile:Ganesh Himal Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Dhading
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge/Tent
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism/Hinduism
  • Ethnic People:Tamang
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • An enthralling Himalayan adventure to the foothills of the majestic Ganesh Himal (7,422m)
  • Experience the unique culture of the Tamang people
  • An unforgettable Himalayan panorama as seen from the Singla La Pass (4045m)
  • Experience the stunning natural beauty of the region reflected in its hilly trails and picturesque hamlets
     

Overview

In a quest for thrilling adventures, countless trekkers make their way over to the Everest or the Annapurna Region aiming to create an experience of a lifetime. In due course, treks like the Ganesh Himal are often overlooked. A complete off-the-beaten journey, the Ganesh Himal Trek by Himalaya Land Treks boasts something unique to itself which is a stunning Himalayan journey enjoyed in solitude. 
Bordering the nation of Tibet, the Ganesh Himal (7,422m) lies at the Dhading-Gorkha border. Bordering the stunning Langtang, Shringi, and the Mansiri Himalayan Ranges, the region is also referred to as the "Ruby Valley", owing to large deposits of ruby ores in the mines. Ethnic to the traditional Tamang people, the Ganesh Himal region also boasts a unique way of life that is rooted deep with the ancient culture unadulterated by modernization. With everything you would expect out of a Himalayan journey and more, the Ganesh Himal Trek is not one to be overlooked.
Taking a day off at the Kathmandu valley, we make our way to the hamlet of Satdobato deep within the Dhading district. From the trailhead at Satdobato, we begin our journey with a gradual climbing through the lush green forests to reach the hamlet of Gongga, crossing Bhalcheen route. Through the outskirts of the Manaslu Conservation Area, the trail continues to Rupchet before crossing over the Singla La Pass (4045m) towards Shertung Kharka. 
Likewise, ascending to the hamlet of Shertunga, the trail once again picks up through the lush green forests to reach Jharlang Phedi and Kintang Phedi. From there, the village of Jamrung lies ahead; it is here at Jamrung where we take a day off. We will tour the local community and learn more about the local culture and the people's unique way of life of Ganesh Himal region. Making our way to Sukaura, we board the bus heading back to Kathmandu which brings our Himalayan adventure to a close.
We, here at Himalaya Land Treks, have been accompanying trekkers and adventurers alike for over a decade. With services to match your needs and presenting amazing experiences to the Himalayas, we assure you a memorable journey. Apart from Ganesh Himal trek, We offers variety of trekking in Nepal packages suitable accordingly to the adventure lovers so do not forget to check them out.

Itinerary of Ganesh Himal Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu|1300m/4265ft

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

Touching down at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative from our office who will guide you directly to the hotel. Following a short introduction session, you will be shown to your rooms for refreshments. After a short briefing session on the day-to-day itinerary, we warp up all the scheduled activities for the day. You are free to head down to the local region to enjoy the pleasant evening.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

To make sure we have everything we need, we take a day off in Kathmandu while also touring the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. The journey begins with the ancient temple of Pashupatinath. Exiting Pashupatinath, we head over to the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Durbar Square which boasts a stunning set of architectural marvels reflecting the ancient way of life. The day comes to an end at the Boudhanath Monastery with its tranquil environment and beautiful views of the sunset. To make sure we have everything we need, we take a day off in Kathmandu while also touring the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. The journey begins with the ancient temple of Pashupatinath. Exiting Pashupatinath, we head over to the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Durbar Square which boasts a stunning set of architectural marvels reflecting the ancient way of life. The day comes to an end at the Boudhanath Monastery with its tranquil environment and beautiful views of the sunset.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading |Satdobato| 1500m/4921ft| 7 hrs.

7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is the first day of our trip and the journey begins early as we make our way out of Kathmandu and head towards Satdobato. Following the winding bends of the Prithivi Highway, the journey takes us through the banks of the stunning Trishuli River. Heading past the Trishuli Bazaar, we will reach Satdobato. The journey is a pleasant one as we head trough pleasant hilly landscape adorned with picturesque towns and vibrant hamlets.

Day 4: Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche| 1850m/6070ft| 5 -6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is the first day of our trek and we begin with a lovely ascend, climbing towards the hamlet of Nipsang. Heading past Nipsang, the trail continues to climb through terraced farmlands heading past several settlements to reach a stunning waterfall. Taking some time off to enjoy the hilly landscape, we once again continue our journey through the lush green forests climbing to Bhalche.

Day 5: Trek from Bhalche to Gongga| 2950m/9678ft| 6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting the hamlet of Bhalche, the trail once again enters the lush green forests adorned with pine and fir trees. Crossing the stream atop a wooden bridge, the trail takes us to Thulo Chaur which houses a small settlement and stunning views of the valley down below. The final stretch of the trek takes us to Gongga blessed with the views of the Langtang Himalayan Range.

Day 6: Trek from Gongga to Rupchet| 2850m/9350ft| 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Wrapping up things at Gongga, we begin our ascending journey heading towards the hamlet of Rupchet. An uninhabited section of the trail, the journey heads through a solitary area, save only the chirping of the birds. Home to a wide range of floras and faunas, this stretch of the journey is a pleasant one that boasts Himalayan views and pleasant hilly landscapes. Continuing on the lovely trail, we reach Rupchet.

Day 7: Trek from Rupchet to Shertung Kharka| 1920m/6299ft| via Singla La Pass | 4045m/13271ft| 7 Hrs

7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

One of the difficult as well as strenuous part of the journey, today we ascend to the Singla La Pass, located at an altitude of 4045m. Exiting Rupchet, the trail gradually climbs through the snowy icy trail to reach the glacial moraines beyond, leading to the summit of Singla La. Marked with a crest adorned with seas of prayer flags, the summit boasts stunning views of Ganesh I (7,422m), Ganesh II (7,118m), and Ganesh III (7,043m) including Manaslu and the Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Taking some time off at the summit, we begin our descending journey heading towards Shertung Kharka.

Day 8: Trek from Shertunga Kharka to Shertung Village| 2000m/6561ft| 3-4 Hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The shortest days of the trek, today, we climb to the hamlet of Shertung. The journey is entirely ascending once as we trek through the ridgeline leading up to the hamlet. Through the lush green forests, the trail takes us through quaint hamlets and pleasant forested landscapes to reach the hamlet of Shertung.

Day 9: Trek from Shertung Village to Jharlang Phedi| 1450m/4757ft| 6 Hrs

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Shertung, we begin our journey headed towards Jharlang Phedi. Beginning our journey with a lovely descend, the trail takes us to Borang. One of the traditional Tamang hamlets, en route the region offers a perfect chance to learn more about the local and cultural way of life of the Himalayan people. Heading past Borang, the trail takes us on a descending run through the lush green forests to reach Jharlang Phedi.

Day 10: Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi| 1000m/3281ft| 6 Hrs

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Jharlang Phedi, we continue our descending route to reach Kintang Phedi. Picking up the hilly trail through the lush green forests, the journey takes us over to Darkhu which boasts stunning views of Ankhu Khola and the Ri Village. Past Darkhu, the trail descends through the banks of the Netrawati River to reach Kintang Phedi.

Day 11: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabensi-Jamrung| 700m/2297ft| 6 Hrs

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Kintang Phedi, we begin our journey towards the hamlet of Serabensi or Jamrung, following the banks of the Netrawati River. Through the lush green forests, the journey enters Tripureshor before breaking into Sundarbazaar which also hosts a local market. Making our way past Khahare, the journey enters its final stretch heading towards Jamrung.

Day 12: Stay at Jyamrung and explore local community

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

To better understand the local culture and unique way of life, we take a day off at Jamrung exploring the local community. The village has a local school and a hospital where you can indulge in several activities including teaching or being part of an awareness program on basic health. If you don’t feel like working, you can head down to the local regions enjoying the picturesque hamlets while also browsing the local market. Overnight at Jamrung

Day 13: Trek from Jamrung to Sukaura| 30 Mins walk Drive back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner | 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

This is the final day of our trek and the journey is a short one. Exiting Jamrung, the trail takes us over a suspension bridge to Sukaura which brings our Himalayan adventure to a close. Boarding the bus back to Kathmandu, the journey takes us through several picturesque towns before meeting the winding bends of the Trishuli Highway. Breaking into Kathmandu, we make our way directly to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner hosted by Himalaya Land Treks awaits us.

Day 14: Final Departure

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • City entrance fee.
  • Kathmandu-Dhading-Satdobato and Sukaura-Dhading-Kathmandu by public bus.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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