Ganesh Himal trek derives its name from the Elephant headed god in Hindu religion. The Ganesh Himal range is one of the closest mountain range from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The Ganesh Himal Trek of 15 days offers one of the best trekking experiences in Nepal. Offers an insight views of the local culture and natural beauty. Moreover, it is a new trekking trail thus you won’t see much tourist around. Allowing you to walk in a peaceful and quiet environment. The trail offers panoramic views of many mountains in the central Himalayan region including the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range and others. Shing La Pass situated at 4200m is the highest point in this trek.
Trip 4 Nepal representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner with cultural program in the evening. The trekking guide will accompany you to the dinner and you can put forward your final queries before you start the trek with us. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast.After a nice breakfast an experienced city guide will accompany you through the small alleys into the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The seat of royalty until the 20th century and a living museum. It has monuments as old as 800 years old. Then you visit the Swayambhunath stupa situated on a hilltop about 3 km away from the city center. It is also referred as the monkey temple. Both of these places are UNESCO world heritage sites. You can go around Thamel in the afternoon for last minute shopping for the trek if you have missed something. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast We have a short but tiring drive today that lasts about 5 hours. We end the drive to Betrawati via Trishuli, which is a big town on the Pasang Lamu Highway. After a short walk from Betrawati we reach our campsite at Sole. In the evening we will explore the local area, terraced farms and meet people who are always curious about foreigners. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast .Our destination of the day is Kispang situated at 1600 m from sea level. We will have lunch after 3 hours of walk and then conitue another 2 hours before reaching Kispang. This is not a tiring day as we gradually go up and enjoy the day through the villages where majority of the people are seen busy in their farms. Have fun in the campsite with the staff as they sing and dance with you.Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast. Another short yet interesting day is ahead of us. We start our day with hot breakfast served by the camping crew and head towards Thulo chawr. The trail passes through the settlement of Tamang people, an ethnic group of Mongolian origin who follow both Hinduism and Buddhism. We reach Thulo Chaur after about 5 hours with a lunch break in between. Overnight stay at camp.
Early morning after breakfast .The trail today goes through a dense forest with pine vegetation. As we are going high to Gonga almost at 3000m from sea level we have a steep climb with few descents in between. During the walk through the forest there are healthy chances of encounter with wild animals such wild pigs, small deers, Monkeys of different species and others. Today is the first day when you see the Ganesh Himal from the trail so as soon as you reach Gonga in the mid afternoon go mountain hunting with your lenses. Overnight stay at camp.
Early morning after breakfast. After walking 4 days you start feeling higher altitude and change in vegetation in a significant way, which is much more enjoyable than walking in lower altitudes. We still conitue through the trail and walk past the forest of rhododendron and pine trees before reaching Rupchet situated at 3635. Consult your trekking guide for any problems regarding high altitudes. Enjoy the nice dinner in the evening and go to bed early as you have to wake up early tomorrow for climbing up the Shing la pass. Overnight stay at camp.
Early morning after breakfast ,it is the most exciting day of the trip. You will be on top of Shing la pass in 7 hours. We start the day early and walk towards Kharka and before that climb the Shing La Pass. This is not a easy climb but once you reach the top you are rewarded the best view of the majestic mountains of the Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and many more even in the Tibetan side. Going down to Kharka is easier after you cross the pass. Rest in the evening before dinner. Go to bed early to prepare for the next day trip. Overnight stay at camp.
Early morning after breakfast We leave Kharka today and head toward Borang. As we have started the second leg of the trip we will go down in terms of altitude. The journey takes transition from silent forests to small villages still very quiet. After walking for 6 hours and a lunch break in between you will find yourself with the Tamangs of Borang. Overnight at camp.
Early morning after breakfast. The walk from Jharlang to Kintang Phedi is about 6 hours, walking through small streams, terraced fields and some small settlements with people of different cultures and religion. The Mountain View might disappear as we go down. The hills although are very scenic and beautiful giving you some other feelings than the mountains. Overnight camping at Kintang Phedi. Overnight at camp.
Aarly morning after breakfast. The walk from Jharlang to Kintang Phedi is about 6 hours, walking through small streams, terraced fields and some small settlements with people of different cultures and religion. The Mountain View might disappear as we go down. The hills although are very scenic and beautiful giving you some other feelings than the mountains. Overnight camping at Kintang Phedi. Overnight at camp.
Early morning after breakfast. We walk along a river for couple of hours before starting an accent of more than 3 hours. We will camp in Khahare. Explore the village and surrounding in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast. We will start the day around 8 after breakfast and walk for little more than an hour before reaching Dhading Besi, where our transport will be waiting for us to take us back to Kathmandu. In the evening drink in one of the bars in Thamel is worthy to remove the tiredness of the trek. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast,do some shopping and transfer to the airport for final departure.
What are included?
- Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
- Porter service
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
- First aid services
- Trekking Map
- All government and local taxes
What are not included?
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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