Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Camping Trek


Trip Information

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Camping Trek - at an altitude of 4200 meters is one of the unexplored trekking routes where only a few lucky trekkers have experienced this trekking. It is slightly longer trek where you will be visiting the Ganesh Himal Singla Pass which lies in the central eastern region of Nepal. This trekking is one of the easy-moderate level trekking and also off beaten trekking trails of Nepal. Ganesh Himal Singla Pass trekking is not so popular like Everest or the Annapurna trekking but you will get the picture-perfect view of the entire Ganesh Himal ranges. This region stretches amid the two rivers of Budhi Gandaki and Trishuli.

Main attractions of this trekking other than Singla Pass is panorama views of Ganesh Himal I (7406 meters), Ganesh Himal II (7150 meters), Ganesh Himal III (7130 meters), Manaslu (8164 meters), Langtang Himal (6581 meters), Langtang Ri (7246 meters), Yala Peak (5560 meters) and many other snowcapped peaks and glaciers plus the magnificent remote villages with its rich culture and traditions with plenty of flora and fauna.

You also get to view the twin lake - one in black and another in white color and also get to view the cascading waterfalls of Ganga and Jamuna.

Trekking to Singla Pass of Ganesh Himal begins from a drive to Bhalche at 1850 meters from Kathmandu. On the way to your drive to Bhalche, you will be viewing the Trishuli Bazaar and Betrawadi and finally, after reaching Bhalche, we will then be trekking uphill to reach the village. From here - we will be passing through the high tropical jungle surrounded by the beautiful landscapes. Continuing trekking to Thulo Kharka, we can spot yak herders, beautiful pine, bamboo and fir trees and next we reach Rupchet – from where you get to view the astonishing hills.

Next, we will be trekking uphill to the Singla pass to view the Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang Himal ranges, Mount Manaslu and a slight view of the Annapurna ranges. Here you get plenty of time to relish the moment and capture the best pics. After spending our leisure time at Singla pass, we will be heading to Shertlung through dense tropical forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, etc. We will be reaching the Shertlung village which is mostly inhabited by the Tamang communities following the Buddhism culture and traditions.

After a few minutes trekking downhill, we will be reaching Khar Khola where there is a hot spring. On this hot spring, we will relax and after that, we trek to Nebar Gaon and to Lapa Gaon. On the trails, you get to view of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Next, we will be heading from Phul Kharka to Jyamrung Durbar - one of the historical palace where the king of Jyamriung used to live a long time ago. This palace is also a famous place to view the beautiful sunrise and sunset views on the Himalayan ranges of Ganesh and Langtang, etc. After trekking downhill - we finally reach Dhading Besi and drive back to Kathmandu.

This trekking is most suitable during the month of March to May and September to November but even some trekkers visit this region in other months. GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) recommends this trekking in the specific months of spring and fall to get the perfect views without any obstructions. For further detail about this trek to the Singla Pass of Ganesh Himal, please feel free to contact or email us.



Day 1: Kathmandu: Arrival Day

Our representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be waiting for you outside the exit terminal holding a display board of your name. After greetings, you will be then transferred to the hotel. You can either relax or hang around the local area depending on what time you arrived. Later in the evening, GHHT will host a welcome dinner for you in a traditional Nepalese restaurant. Here we take pleasure in Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport Pickup in a Private Car.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Bhalche (1850 m & 6105 feet): 6-7 Hrs Drive

Our Singla Pass trek starts by taking a local bus or a private 4 wheel drive early in the morning to Bhalche Gaon driving approximately 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. This Bhalche goan (village) is also the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers.

Mesmerizing scenic driving along narrow and bit adventurous zig zags roads with amazing landscape passing through the Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati makes your time fly. We will be spending our night in Bhalche for acclimatization. 

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 3: Bhalche to Thulo Kharka (lunch) - Rupchet (3850 m & 12705 feet)

After breakfast, we trek bit uphill and have some breathtaking views of Bhalche village. Our trek continues passing through mesmerizing high tropical jungle views with the surrounding landscape. We then arrive in Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch & continue trekking to Rupchet thereafter.  Overnight in Rupchet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 4 - Rupchet via Singla Pass (4050 m) Shertung/Chalish Gaon (1875 m & 6187 feet)

After breakfast, we trek all the way to the top of the hill near Singla Pass (4050 m) having almost 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, massif Ganesh Himal ranges, Mount Manaslu and a little bit of Annapurna ranges. After enjoying the views, we then trek all the way down to Shertung gaon (village) passing through the high tropical jungle of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, Himalayan bamboo and spot surprising wildlife - Kharkas (cow, sheep and goat huts). Iljyang waterfall and its surrounding landscape is an extraordinary view along the way. On the way, we have a quick visit to Phyanchyat monastery and finally, we reach Shertung village.

Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors - Jhakri or Shaman dance, ghode or horse dance are said to have been brought here from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhakri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 5: Shertung - Hot Spring (lunch) - Neber Gaon (2020 m & 6666 feet)

After breakfast, just trekking 30 minutes downhill, we arrive at Chalish - the most stunning hospitality village in the area where the majority of Gurung people live. Our trek continues then to Tatopani (hot spring) where you enjoy half of the day taking bath and have lunch. This is probably the best hot spring in the area but tourist infrastructure has not been developed yet (lodge, meals etc…), however, packed lunch from Shertung or Chalish village will be much better. After lunch, we trek all the way up to pristine Tamang village named Neber. Just form the side of the village - you will see the breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal very close. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 6: Neber - Rachyat  - Lapa Gaon (1850 m & 6105 feet): 4-5 Hrs

After taking breakfast, we trek all the way up to Singla Pass (3850 meters & 12705 feet) walking for about 2 hours viewing massive Ganesh Himal & Langtang Himal ranges. This is the main highlight of this trek. Passing through the dense Himalayan alpine jungle is another charm of the trek. After enjoying the scenery trek all the down stone steps and bit slippery downhill, we make it up to Lapchat gaon -  a charming Gurung village with nearly 30 homes. We then cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Lapa gaon is a big community of Tamang people where you will have lots of opportunities to learn about Tamang culture. It has at least two local guest house and villagers are initiating to build more lodge for the tourist comfort. Simple food and simple dormitory shelter but good enough for a night halt.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 7: Lapa Gaon to Ri Gaon 1550m (5115 ft) 5 hrs

We take breakfast at the same place and then trek a bit downhill reach Chyamchat village. Passing through the local villages, paddy terraces and a little bit of jungle, finally we arrive at Kutawal village where we stop for lunch and our trek continues via Tawal to Ri Gaon. Ri village has a big community of Tamang people. Local houses are good enough for night's shelter and community lodges are building soon by the locals for the trekkers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 8: Ri Gaon - Phulkharka (1210 m & 3993 feet): 5 Hrs

Today is quite an easy trek of the day. Passing most of the Bhramin villages along paddy terraces finally makes you arrive in Phulkharka gaon. We take our lunch along the way and dinner at night staying at a local guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 9: Phul Kharka - Jyamrung Durbar/Danda (1550 m & 5115 feet): 5-6 Hrs

Trek to Ankhu Khola (river) side and innumerable villages along the way makes your another interesting trek of the day. We take our lunch at Rine in the riverside at a local restaurant and continue trekking uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/danda - a historically popular palace. This palace is the best spot for the sunrise, sunset and the massive mountain views of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal ranges and Manaslu ranges. Overnight at a local guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 10: Jyamrung Danda - Dhading Besi – Kathmandu 1310m/4323ft (2 hrs walk and 3 hrs drive)

After taking breakfast and enjoying the sunrise views, we then trek via Dodke Danda (hill) to Dhading Besi walking about 2 ½ hours. Dhading Besi is the headquarter of Dhading district where government administration offices are based. We take our lunch and after 3 hours bus ride, we get back to Kathmandu driving along the Prithivi highway.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11 - Final Departure and Transfer to the Airport

Today, our representative of GHHT will drop you to the airport on your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast.

Airport Drop Off in Private Vehicle.




What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar)
  • Standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons 
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (national park permits, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • 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 mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


Hotel and Lodge on Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.


Food and Drinks for Trekking to Ganesh Himal Singla Pass:

GHHT focuses on client’s safety and health and gives it the foremost priority. We make sure that each and every client get the same portion of clean, hygienic and nourishing food which is a very necessary - especially while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. But in the city, either breakfast or dinner is included. Please go through the detailed itinerary for each day to see which meals are included. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served in the same lodge where we spend overnight and our expert trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination.

Normal water will be provided free of cost but we suggest you carry water purification pills to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses, but the expense should be paid by the client as it is not included in the package.


Best Seasons:

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend the clients not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.



Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary during your trek. Gears and clothes not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal do not allow more than 15 kg including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge will cover that up but isn’t included in our package.


Guide/Porter on Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team provides honest porters and well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. The porter will be carrying up to 10 kg luggage of each client. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 10 people - an additional guide will be provided and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group. 


Group Size, and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges Ganesh Himal Singla Pass trekking with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups into two or more according to the number of people. However, although you might be staying in the same lodge - but during your trek - you might be having a different guide.


Personal Expenses on Trek:

Personal expenses totally depend upon how extravagant are you in nature. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot shower (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, entrance fee (around US $ 25 ) for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals in Kathmandu (around US $ 5-7), tips for driver, guide and porters, etc. Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.


Available Gears/Equipment:

Trekking equipment is readily available in the stores of Kathmandu at a very reasonable price or it can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. So, you don’t have to buy or carry from your hometown.


A Usual Day on Trek:

These are the approximate guidelines for a trek on each day which may differ according to the itinerary or schedule or your pace while trekking. 

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.


Greetings at the Airport:

After booking and confirming your Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek with us, we suggest you flow all the information such as - your number of days of stay, departure date, returning date, & international flight details (arrival time, flight number). After getting this information, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team can easily pick you up from the airport on time.

After you complete the formalities of the airport and come to the exit gate, you can spot GHHT member holding a placard of your name or GHHT waiting outside the terminal. After meeting and greetings, we will transfer you to the hotel in our private car. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.


Changes in the Itinerary:

Our regular itinerary of the Gosainkunda Trek is 11 days unless you have customized it.  The itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These 11 days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also may have an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather (applies according to the location).

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.


Safety Measures:

Client’s safety is our main priority and we make sure that each and every client is well taken care of. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. If the condition is serious – we will use the rescue helicopter to take you to the nearest hospital while all the expenses will be carried out by the travel insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.


Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.


Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary.

The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments. 




If you have any other questions or want to inquire more, please feel free to email or contact us.

Customer Reviews


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 11 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion & Trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Lodge-to-lodge/camping

Country: Nepal

Region: Ganesh Himal ruby valley

Price: USD 1,050

Group size: Minimum 2

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec