Inside the Ganesh Himal Trek

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 14-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 Treks is a well-reputed 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 Fact

Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village/ Waterfall Level of Difficulty Moderate
Duration of Trek 14 Days Max Altitude 4,200 m
Religions Hinduism and Buddhism Ethnic People Tamang/ Gurung/ Brahmin/ Chhetri
Accommodation Hotel/ Lodge/ Homestay/ Guesthouse Transportation Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Region  Ganesh Himal Region Group Size (2-10) Person

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading (Satdobato): 7 hrs/1500m
Day 04: Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche: 5 hrs/1950m
Day 05: Trek from Bhalche to Gonga: 6 hrs/2950m
Day 06: Trek from Gonga to Rupchet: 4 hrs/3660m
Day 07: Trek from Rupchet to Sertunga Kharka (2440m) via Sing La Pass (4200m)-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek from SertungaKharkha to Sertunga Village-3 hrs/2000m
Day 09: Trek from Sertunga Village to Jharlang Phedi-6 hrs/1450 m
Day 10: Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi- 6 hrs/1000m
Day 11: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabesi Jyamrung-6 hrs/700m
Day 12: Stay Jyamrung and explore the local community
Day 13: Trek Jyamrung to Sukaura (30 mins walk)- Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure

Included on the Cost:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Annapurna region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure Date

We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport hoping to see you again.

Additional information

Trip TypeBudget, Deluxe, Guide Service
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu


Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport, upon your arrival. Then you will be transferred to your hotel room by our staff. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


We drive around Kathmandu valley to visit the UNESCO listed heritage sites–Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. After returning from sightseeing, we share your information regarding the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
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Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading (Satdobato): 7 hrs/1500m


We take a drive to Dhading from Kathmandu alongside the bank of Trishuli River passing through the countryside. The ride to Satdobato from Trishuli Bazaar is bumpy. Satdobato is a small town inhabited by Tamang, Chettri, and Brahman people. Overnight in Satdobato.
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Day 04: Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche: 5 hrs/1950m


We trek towards Bhalche walking through the terraces passing along the villages populated by Tamang and Dalit people, a small monastery, Hindu temples, and scenic landscape in the background. Bhalche is a small Tamang village enveloped in terraced fields and prayer flags. Overnight in Bhalche.
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Day 05: Trek from Bhalche to Gonga: 6 hrs/2950m


We walk through a dense forest filled with rhododendron and pine with a chance to encounter the Himalayan monkey on our way. After crossing some small streams, we get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung (7234m) on our way to Gonga. Overnight stay in Gonga.
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Day 06: Trek from Gonga to Rupchet: 4 hrs/3660m


We continue our trek to Rupchet walking through the lush forest enjoying the marvelous view of Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Range, and Tibetan Himalayan Range. Overnight in Rupchet.
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Day 07: Trek from Rupchet to Sertunga Kharka (2440m) via Sing La Pass (4200m)-7 hrs


We make a strenuous ascend on a steep trail to reach Sing La pass which offers the breathtaking view of Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu (8156m), Langtang (7234m), and the other Himalayas. We then climb downhill proceeding through rhododendron forest to reach Sertunga Kharka. Overnight in Sertunga Kharka.
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Day 08: Trek from Sertunga Kharkha to Sertunga Village-3 hrs/2000m


Today we trek through forest followed by the terraced farm fields with the view of Ganesh Himal in front of us. Descending on a steep hill, we walk past some remote villages on our way, to finally arrive in Sertunga Village. Overnight in Sertunga Village.
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Day 09: Trek from Sertunga Village to Jharlang Phedi-6 hrs/1450 m


Walking past the Borang village inhabited by Tamang people, we continue our trek through terraced fields. Crossing the suspension bridges over several rivers, we arrive at Jharlang Phedi. We can explore the Tamang settlement of Jharlang Phedi on our spare time. Overnight in Jharlang Phedi.
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Day 10: Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi- 6 hrs/1000m


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.
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Day 11: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabesi Jyamrung-6 hrs/700m


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 SerabesiJyamrung for an overnight stay.
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Day 12: Stay Jyamrung and explore the local community


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.
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Day 13: Trek Jyamrung to Sukaura (30 mins walk)- Drive back to Kathmandu


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.
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Day 14: Final Departure


We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport hoping to see you again.

Included

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Annapurna region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip (on budget and guide service).
Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected.
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group

For Ganesh Himal Trek, we will have 2-10 people on each group and there will be one Guide, and assistance guide per 4 trekkers and porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) only on the Deluxe trek package. On budget trek package and Guide service includes trek guide only, if you need porter can request separately.

Accommodations 

Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the trek we will be using the best available trekking lodes and teahouse with attached bathroom where available and common bathroom at higher villages. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals

Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Trek package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Budget trek package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Trek.

We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport hoping to see you again.


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, as it is a trek we will be walking most of the time where as in cities 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.

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 tea houses 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.
Ganesh Himal Trek