Ganesh Himal Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Ganesh Himal 7110m/23326ft trekking is one of the finest trekking where you get to view the awesome views of the Ganesh himal I, II, III, and IV which is situated in central Nepal and also one of the less touristic areas. This area is one of the isolated and secluded areas. The Ganesh is simply known as the son of lords Shiva and parvati. It is one of the sacred mountains. This trekking is picture-perfect in the spring season for the vista of flora around 526 categories of plants and 40 types of Orchids.

This trekking mains viewpoint is Macchacpuchre, Manaslu, Paldor Himal ,Langtang Li Rung (7,225m) Ganesh himal I, II, III, and IV .Numerous wild species like Himalayan tahr, Gaur, Monkeys, and Musk deer can perceive during over your trail as well as the landscape and elegant Mountain views give a natural feel to the trek. The dwellers in the upper region are mostly tamang and in the lower region are the mostly from Newars, Magars, Gurungs, Brahmin, and Chhetris. Maximum societies residing in this region are mostly Buddhists with their exceptional languages, customs, outfits and values. The kind cordiality of the societies offers you the memorable trekking experiences.

The trail starts from Trishuli River-one of the major river that flows in this region and trails the upper vale landscapes. Ahead we will be ephemeral through some of the interesting places such as Singala pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda, Jyamrung. We will be trailing over the pleasing communities and untouched rhododendron forest to Bhalche2, 020 meter. We carry on to our lead along the fine-looking and rich green hills to Kharka then climbs up to the hill near Rupchet3,720m which is mostly occupied by the Tamangs.  All the way through the pristine forest, lake passing the Singla Bhanjyang4, 750meter to reach at Phedi3, 545m at here we set our temporary campsite. Then the trail moves alongside to Pansang Bhanjyang 4, 000 meter and the rest day we will be sightseeing the lakes and observe the striking scenery view of wonderful Ganesh Himal Mountain Range and come back to the Kathmandu in a private vehicle.

There is no any specific season for this trek you can do this trek in all the season but the spring season will be the best timing where you get to observe the beautiful untouched flora.

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) provides this trekking where you get to experience the different untouched remote places of Nepal with qualified trained trekking leaders and guides. More information about this trek you can easily contact us or you can even Email on our GHHT agency.

ITINARARY

Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day

As soon as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and finish the customs formalities, our representative will be there ready to welcome you and transfer to a hotel. If you reach the hotel early, you can visit the nearby places. You shall rest in the hotel for the night.

 

Day 2 - Sightseeing & Preparation

This day, we are going to visit the major places inside Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath are the famous temples. We will take you to the Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, museum and other places of historical and architectural importance. While you are busy in sightseeing, we will prepare for the trek. You will be briefed about the trekking route and the equipments to be used during the trekking. Overnight stay will be in the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 3 - Drive to Betrawati

On the third day, we drive from Kathmandu to Betrawati. It takes about five hours to reach there. On the way, you can enjoy the views as we pass through villages, fields and terraced slopes along the banks of Trishuli river. After reaching Betrawati, you can visit Betrawati Bazaar, the local market. We will arrange our camping tents and today’s night stay will be in the tents.

 

Day 4 - Trek to Kispang

Betrawati is the starting point of our trekking at an altitude of 850 meters. Today, we are going to have an easy trek passing by the local villages. It will take 5 hours to reach Kispang, today’s destination. By the evening, we will reach the elevation of 1600 meters. Kispang is a small village where Tamang communities reside primarily. We will set the camps and spend the night there.

 

Day 5 - Trek to Thulo Chaur

We will continue our uphill trek from Kispang. Today, we will pass through more villages, farm fields and monasteries. You will get the opportunity to observe the lifestyle of local Tamang people. We will come across few waterfalls that will freshen our mood. At the end of the day, we will reach Thulo Chaur after walking for five hours. ‘Thulo Chaur’ means a ‘Big Ground’ in Nepali. We will reach the altitude of 2200 meters today. Overnight stay will be in our tented camps in Thulo Chaur.

 

Day 6 - Gonga

From Thulo Chaur, we carry on our ascending walk now moving across beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. We are still in the alpine region and the forest houses some of the wild animals like deers, langurs and wild boars. We may get glimpses of some of them but it’s getting difficult to find them near the trails nowadays. We walk for about four hours on this day. On reaching the altitude of 2900 meters at Gonga, we call it a day and take rest in our tented camps.

 

Day 7 - Rupchet

As we move ahead from Gonga, reaching more higher altitude, we can now see mountain ranges coming closer. Today also, we walk for four hours along dense forest until we reach Rupchet. We find a suitable place in Rupchet for camping at an altitude of 3635 meters and spend the night there.

 

Day 8 - Kharka via Sing La Pass

Today is a special day, as we will be passing Sing La Pass at an altitude of 4100 meters. The strenuous journey will be rewarded with the grandeur of Himalayas from the top of the pass. You can get the beautiful views of Mt Ganesh, Manaslu, Langtang and other surrounding peaks. From the altitude of 4100 meters, we climb down to 2500 meters reaching Kharka. The whole journey of today takes about seven hours to complete. You will get the much needed rest at the tented camps in Kharka.

 

Day 9 - Borang

As the night turns into morning in Kharka, we continue our journey downwards. Now we can see some villages and fields made in the slopes called terrace farming. Boran is a Tamang village situated at an altitude of 1800 meters. We reach Borang after six hours of walk from Kharka. We will stay in the village after setting camps and we will spend the rest of the evening and night in our tents.

 

Day 10 - Jharlang

Today’s journey will be free from lengthy slopes. But there will be several equally small ups and downs and the whole journey will take six hours. By the evening, we will reach Jharlang. In altitude, it is just 100 meters below the yesterday’s resting point i.e. 1700 meters. It’s also a Tamang village full of terraced fields and traditional houses. We will find a nice place to set our camps and stay overnight.

 

Day 11 - Kintang Phedi

Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft Distance of walking: 13-15km (7-8 hours) - All distances and time estimates are approximate.

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

 

Day 12 - Khahare

We continue our journey, descending even further. Now we reach a river and walk across its banks. You can experience the semi-tropical to tropical climate as we get to the lower lands. After leaving the river banks, we climb for some time through dense forests and after six hours of total walk, we reach Khahare. It is at the elevation of around 1000 meters. For the last time in this journey, we will stay in our tented camps.

 

Day 13 - Dhading Besi and Kathmandu

Dhading Besi is very close to Khahare where we had stayed yesterday. An easy walk of one hour will take us there. From there, we take a bus to Kathmandu. The distance from Dhading Besi to Kathmandu is around 80 kilometers. So, it will take about three to four hours to reach the capital city. In Kathmandu, a hotel room will be arranged for your stay.

 

Day 14 - Leisure day

This day is allocated for leisure activities. You may want to visit some places that we had missed earlier or go for shopping. Thamel is a good place to buy some souvenir to take back your home country. You may take full day rest at the hotel and stay in touch with your friends and families via the internet. The last night for this journey will be spent in the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 15 - Departure

After two weeks of togetherness, it’s now time to separate. Our representative will take you to the international airport for your onward destination. We will exchange farewell and wish for your safe and comfortable journey. We hope that someday, we will meet and again make yet another adventurous trip. Your valuable suggestions and comments will be appreciated.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or any other hotel of similar standard)
  • 8 nights in standard lodges/teahouses 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 each of the group
  • All necessary paper work 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

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 16 days which is main customary and pragmaticwhich has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


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: 15 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Sightseeing, Excursion, Hiking & Trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Lodged Trek/camping

Country: Nepal

Region: Ganesh Himal (Central Region)

Price: USD 1,150

Group size: Minimum 02

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec