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Ganesh Himal Trek

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    Moderate
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    4,200 m
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Ganesh Himal Trek takes you through the immaculate part of Central Nepal where the terraced hills seem to touch the sky. Ganesh Himal (7422m) is situated on the north-west side of Kathmandu Valley. Ganesh Himal area is one of the least explored routes of Nepal which is concealed between the Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. The name ‘Ganesh’ comes from the Hindu elephant-headed god “Lord Ganesh”, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

The 11-days trek to Ganesh Himal has some exciting panoramic viewpoints that offer the splendid view of Ganesh Himal Range, Mt Manaslu (8156m), Tibetan Himalayan Range, Langtang Range, and Annapurna Range that stand out like crystal forming a “Great Himalayan Chain” in the skyline. The trek also offers outstanding views of twin waterfalls “Ganga Jamuna”, Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake), and Ganesh Kunda.

The trekking trail takes through the emerald hills, terraced farm fields, deep gorges, glaciers, and dense forest filled with pines, oaks, and colorful rhododendrons. Since the trek route is also home to a wide species of flora and faunas, the trekkers may encounter Himalayan Thar, Gaur, Musk deer, monkeys and many other animals and birds, en route. Ganesh Himal Region is populated by various ethnic groups like Tamang, Gurung, Ghale, Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar, and Chepang that offers an opportunity to experience pure Nepali culture, lifestyle, and tradition.

In order to avoid unfavorable weather, it is best to trek in Ganesh Himal Region during the spring season (March to May) and during the autumn season (September to mid-December).

Amble Himalaya is a women led-run  trekking organization in the tourism sector of Nepal. Our services have always been highly rated and appreciated by our clients as we provide every kind of services from a-one vehicles to finest accommodations and vehicles for your trip.

Trip Highlights

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading (Satdobato): 7 hrs/1500m

Day 02: Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche: 5 hrs/1950m

Day 03: Trek from Bhalche to Gonga: 6 hrs/2950m

Day 04: Trek from Gonga to Rupchet: 4 hrs/3660m

Day 05: Trek from Rupchet to Sertunga Kharka (2440m) via Sing La Pass (4200m)-7 hrs

Day 06: Trek from Sertunga Kharkha to Sertunga Village-3 hrs/2000m

Day 07: Trek from Sertunga Village to Jharlang Phedi-6 hrs/1450 m

Day 08: Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi- 6 hrs/1000m

Day 09: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabesi Jyamrung-6 hrs/700m

Day 10: Stay Jyamrung and explore the local community

Day 11: Trek Jyamrung to Sukaura (30 mins walk)- Drive back to Kathmandu

Ganesh Himal Trek Trip Itinerary

As you leave Kathmandu, you will drive through the bustling city traffic and make your way towards the town of Malekhu, which is famous for its fish market and local cuisine. From there, you will continue driving along the Trishuli River, enjoying the beautiful views of the river and the surrounding hills.. The ride to Satdobato from Trishuli Bazaar is bumpy. Satdobato is a small town inhabited by Tamang, Chettri, and Brahman people. Overnight in Satdobato.

You will start your trek by following the trail that leads you through small villages and terraced farmlands. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Trishuli River and climb uphill through the dense forests. Along the way, you will encounter several waterfalls and streams that add to the beauty of the trail. As you continue trekking, you will reach Bhalche, a small village that is home to the Tamang community. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals, who are known for their hospitality and warm nature. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse or campsite in Bhalche.

The trail starts with a steep climb through the forest, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will then cross a small stream and continue walking along the ridge of the mountain. The trail passes through several small villages and offers great views of the Ganesh Himal range. As you reach Gonga, you will be greeted by a beautiful waterfall and lush greenery. Gonga is a small village that is home to the Gurung community. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals. You will also get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung (7234m) on our way to Gonga. Overnight stay in Gonga.

The trail starts with a steep climb through the forest, and as you gain elevation, the vegetation becomes sparse. You will pass through a grazing area for yaks and sheep, and you may encounter these animals along the way. The trail offers great views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Langtang and Mt. Ganesh. As you reach Rupchet, you will be greeted by a beautiful meadow surrounded by high peaks. Rupchet is a small village that is home to the Tamang community. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse or campsite in Rupchet.

The trail starts with a steep climb through the rocky terrain, and as you gain elevation, the vegetation becomes sparse. You will cross the Sing La Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Langtang and Mt. Ganesh. After crossing the pass, the trail descends steeply through the rocky terrain, and you will pass through several small villages and grazing areas. You will reach Sertunga Kharka, a beautiful meadow surrounded by high peaks, in the evening. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse or campsite in Sertunga Kharka

The trail starts with a gradual descent through the forest, and you will pass through several small villages and terraced farmlands along the way. You will cross several streams and waterfalls before reaching Sertunga Village, which is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by high peaks. Sertunga Village is a small settlement that is home to the Tamang community. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse or campsite in Sertunga Village.

The trail starts with a gradual descent through the forest, and you will pass through several small villages and terraced farmlands along the way. You will cross several streams and waterfalls before reaching Jharlang Phedi, a small village that is located on the bank of the Khani Khola river. Jharlang Phedi is a small settlement that is home to the Tamang and Gurung communities. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse or campsite in Jharlang Phedi.

Today we trek up and down the hill relishing the stunning view of mountains in the background. We walk past some villages where we can get a sight of their daily lifestyle. Following the trail, we reach Kintang Phedi, a small village inhabited by mixed ethnicity. Overnight in Kitang Phedi.

Moving alongside the bank of Netrawati River, enjoying the view of amazing landscapes and terraced fields, we make our way to Khahare Bazaar. We continue our easy trek to Serabesi Jyamrung for an overnight stay.

We take out one day of our trek to stay at Jyamrung and explore the village. We will learn about the surroundings, culture, and tradition of the people of Jyamrung. We will also stroll around the village and go for fishing and swimming. Overnight stay at Jyamrung.

We take a short 30-minute walk up to Sukaura crossing Netrawati River Bridge. Leaving behind all the villages and an amazing view of landscape and mountains, we drive back to Kathmandu. We will drop you back at your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.

Ganesh Himal Trek Trip Included

  • Pick up and drop off from/to Kathmandu airport
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Experienced trekking guide and necessary porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card fees
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges

Ganesh Himal Trek Trip Excluded

  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except for breakfast)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, hot shower, internet, battery charging, etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter (tipping is expected but not mandatory)

Packing List for Ganesh Himal Trek

Clothing:

  • Lightweight hiking pants and shorts
  • Long-sleeved shirts and t-shirts (quick-drying)
  • Fleece or down jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals or comfortable shoes for evenings

Gear:

  • Daypack (30-40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for at least -10°C)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Water bottle (at least 2 liters)
  • Personal first-aid kit (including any prescription medications)

Ganesh Himal Trek FAQ's

Ganesh Himal trek is suitable for anyone who is moderately fit and does not require any previous trekking experience. It is recommended to participate in some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking before heading on to Ganesh Himal Region. If you're suffering from a pre-existing medical condition, you must seek medical advice before considering the trek.

Well, it depends on the size of your group. We can use cars, minibus, van, land cruiser for traveling. We prefer small light vehicles which are flexible to drive through the narrow roads of Nepal.

It is considered ideal to do this trek from October to mid-December and from mid-February to mid-June. Trekking in the region is suggested to avoid during the monsoon season from June to August and during the winter season from mid-December to mid-February.

Of course. You can use ATM and credit card facilities in Kathmandu and other major cities. During the trek itself, you need to have some cash with you as ATM services are not available in the remote villages, and payment is only acceptable in cash.

You should carry Nepalese Rupees on the trek as teahouses will never accept foreign currencies. You’ll be only spending for hot showers, charging batteries, additional drinks and snacks, and the purchase of curios. Please note that it is illegal to purchase antiques in Nepal.

Whilst you stay in a 4 to a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, you will need to compromise on accommodations on the remote parts of the trek. You will stay in teahouses with basic amenities which are cozy and offer heartwarming hospitality.

Sure. You can stay as long as you want. We feel a holiday should not be concluded until you feel content. As per your request, we can add some days to your trip with additional costs to cover guides, hotel, transportation, and other expenses.

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    Difficulty
    Moderate
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    Max Altitude
    4,200 m
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