Ganesh Himal Camping Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade:Difficult

Trip Overview

The Ganesh Himal Camping Trek is one of the delightful trekking destinations that can be planned and completed in very short period. The region is a good combination of natural beauty and human civilization. Especially in spring season which is most recommended season, the visitors can have their best time exploring and observing exotic vegetation, rare and endangered ecosystem and vibrant colors of the nature, wide blue skies. The trails throughout runs wild through the dense fir, pine and rhododendron forest, going all the way up and down the hilly path, passing several Tamang villages with colorful people, culture and unique lifestyles, performing routine activities in their respective farms, terraced fields filled with golden flowers, green plants co-existing with wild forest, deep gorges, beautiful waterfalls and streams, glaciers etc. 

Ganesh Himal is located in between Manaslu Himalayan range in the east and Budi Gandaki valley on the west. The name of this mountain represents the Hindu deity of great fortune. The mountain is also a representation of good spirit that transcends through the series of peaks that forms the skyline of Ganesh Himal that includes peaks of Ganesh I, GaneshII, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV. The spiritual mountain is visible from any point in the Kathmandu valley. 

Ganesh Himal Camping Trek  provides the perfect opportunity to open a gateway to understand nature by observing the elements of environment closely. Natural diversity found in the region is very unique and distinct from other mountain regions which attract hordes of nature lovers, researchers around the globe and local tourists all year around. The topography is extreme with endless passes and mountain views extremely amazing, the region possesses several hidden secrets despite being so close to capital city. It takes around five hours to reach Trishuli from where the trekking is initiated. The locals are cheerful and of good nature in welcoming new guests. Surrounding mountains, high peaks, wilderness, deep forest and rare sighting of endangered species of birds and animals really keeps the travelers entertained and feeling of accomplishments from the trip.

Ganesh Himal Camping Trek is moderately difficult. The starting point at Syabrubesi can be reach by couple hours bus drive from Kathmandu towards the north. Trekking through the green paradise, pockets of beautiful village in Gatlang and camping in the wilderness we reach Ganesh Himal Base camp and the deep valley before retracing back to Syarbubesi for the conclusion of the trip. For the best experience it is advised to conduct Ganesh Himal Camping trek in the months of February to May and August to December.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sightseeing and preparation for trek in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi 1500m
  • Day 4: Trek to Gatlang 2337m 
  • Day 5: Trek to Somdang 3271m 
  • Day 6: Trek to Pangsang Pass 3842m 
  • Day 7: Trek to Shertung 1875m 
  • Day 8: Trek to Hindung 2220m 
  • Day 9: Trek to RajgangKharka 
  • Day 10: Trek to KaloSetoKunda and Trek to Ganesh Himal Base camp 
  • Day 11: Exploration Day 
  • Day 12: Trek to RajgangKharka 
  • Day 13: Trek to Chalise 2000 m 
  • Day 14: Trek to Jharlang 
  • Day 15: Trek to Darkha 
  • Day 16: Trek to Khahare Bazaar 
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu 
  • Day 18: Final Departure 

Detail Itinerary

A warm welcome, as our representative will receive you and transfer you to your respective hotels and provide you valuable information regarding your stay, refreshments etc.

We will drive around wonderful sightseeing spots in Kathmandu. We will visit major tourist areas that are enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites such as Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and SwayambhunathStupa etc. Afterwards, we will visit Thamel market place to purchase necessary items and equipment for trekking.

We will take a bus drive early in the morning to Syabrubesi. We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to SyabruBeshi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River we catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. SyabruBeshi is the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the BhoteKoshi and Langtang Rivers. 

We leave Syabrubesi and follow the zig-zag trail to the west up to BahunDanda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement in Gatlang village. We will observe the cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang and visit the Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake.

Today, we walk along the graveled road ascending through pine and rhododendron forest, soon we reach Yuri Kharka. We further hike to KhurpuBhanjyang. A descent to Somdang River we enjoy the spectacular mountain views of LangtangHimal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak. We walk pass through a scenic valley featuring Chukarma Waterfall on the way to Somdang.

We start with gentle uphill the pass through beautiful jungle. We will enjoy the surrounding landscapes including Langtang range. We pass the large meadow and arrive high pass with magnificent mountain view-points. We set up tented camp for night.

We start with descent to Tipling. We further follow a descent through cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. With spectacular mountain views of LapsangKarpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri), Ganesh II and III on the side we walk through terraces farming of potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables.Then we descend and cross AdhaKhola bridge, to reach Chalise and Shertung village. 

We trek downhill to MenchetKhola then cross the river to a steep climb to reach Hindung. We take time to visit Tin Kanya temple passing through beautiful village. 

We continue ascending through terraces. We then walk through the rhododendron forestsand soon reach RajgangKharka which is surrounded by beautiful forests and grassland. 

Today we start early and ascend towards KaloSetoKunda or Black and White Lake. Then we take the narrow uphill trail towards the Base camp. At the camp there are alpine grasses surrounding the area. 

Today we take much needed rest. We also take an excursion of KaloSetoKunda (Black and White Lake). At KaloSetoKunda there are two lakes of holy significance. We visit some high points to enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, PaldorHimal etc.

Today we take a descent to retrace back. We will be walking downhill through narrow trail to reach RajgangKharka for the night.

We continue retracing back to Chalise. We descend the trail passing different forests till Hindung and Tamang villages. We spend night at Chalise.

We start with a gentle ascend and then arrive at a ridge for spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and neighboring sceneries of terraces farms, waterfalls and villages etc. We descend and pass Borang village to arrive at Jharlang village. 

Today we begin with an ascent then cross landslide nearby Jharlang. Then we pass through beautiful jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and small village before reaching the Darkha village.

We descend DarkhaPhedi then we move hugging the river bank until we reach Khahare. Khahare Bazaar is a big market with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This is the end point of the trekking.

We start early with the breakfast and then drive from Khahare Bazaar to Trishuli Bazaar and then to Kathmandu. On route we can still enjoy scenic journey with beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages. We will transfer to your respective hotels.

This is your final day. Our representative will drop you at the International airport some 3 hours prior to your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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