Ganesh Himal Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:15 Days
  • Trekking Duration:15 Days
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Difficult

Trip Overview

Spectacularly visible from Kathmandu valley, Ganesh Himal is located in one of the remotest areas. The Ganesh Himal Trek is a camping trek that offers splendid opportunity to get close to untouched mountain surroundings, rare wildlife and ecosystem.

Ganesh Himal trekking trail is one of popular trekking trail in Nepal and it is still unspoiled Region. The trekking destinantion is located between the Langtang and Annapurna Himalaya regions of Nepal. Named after the Hindu God Ganesh, an elephant head god of fortune, Ganesh Himal is situated in Province 3 central eastern region of Nepal. It is renowned for the spectacular views, barely exploited mountain surrounding full of rare wildlife coexisting with some of the old but culturally enrich communities.

Ganesh Himal is easily visible from the rooftops of Kathmandu. At its footpoint the human civilizations has been flourishing from generations. The eastern part of the Ganesh Himal range is famous for the unique culture of ethnic group called ‘Tamang’. Thus, the route to Ganesh Himal Trek is also known as Tamang Cultural Trekking. The region is quite remote despite being so close to the capital city.

Ganesh Himal Trek will take you to the Secret Valleys, hidden by the layers of rocky steep gorges lushed with the pine forests and alpine meadows stretching wide towards the gigantic glacier at the foot of the snow capped tops. You will be observing mesmerizing panoramic views of imposing mountaing, amazing landscapes and beautiful villages comprised in clusters. Rhododendron forest will greet you every now and then throughout the journey. You will have to open your heart for the every welcoming local people famous for their hospitality and innocence. You will get the opportunity to interact with villagers, exchanging experience and unbelievable stories. The journey towards the legendary mountains will be filled with new experience, feel free to enjoy at the fullest. Ganesh Himal trekking begins from Betrawati and ends at Dhading. The route passes through high Shing La Pass and Pangsang La Pass which offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Annapurna. On the final day of the trip, when we reach Dhading Besi you can either take bus ride back to Kathmandu or Pokhara or Chitwan as per your liking.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and Preparation:
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati:
  • Day 04: Trek from Betrawati to Kispang 1850m:
  • Day 05: Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur 2350m:
  • Day 06: Trek from Thulo Chaur – Gonga 3000m:
  • Day 07: Trek from Gonga to Rupchet 3600m:
  • Day 08: Trek from Rupchet to Shing La passes – Kharka 4400m:
  • Day 09: Trek from Kharka to Borang 1800m:
  • Day 10: Trek from Borang to Jharlang 1700m:
  • Day 11: Trek from Jharlang to Kintang Phedi 1200m:
  • Day 12: Trek from Kingtang Phedi to Khahare:
  • Day 13: Explore Day at Khahare:
  • Day 14: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus:
  • Day 15: Transfer to airport for your departure:

Detail Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by our representative at the Airport and transferred to your hotel.

We will take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. You will get time to relax and prepare for the trek in the evening.

We will take a 7 hours bus ride to North of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazar to Betrawoti. This is the starting point of our trek. Overnight stay at camp

The first day of our journey, we start early. Walking through terrace field and green forest we will reach at Kipsang after 5 hours. We pass though several beautiful villages. Overnight at tented camp.

After having breakfast at our camp, we start our trek and we will each Tholu chour after walking about 5 hours passing Monastery, Stupas, farms and waterfall, overnight at tented camp.

We start our trek after having breakfast at our camp and today, we ascend steadily through a forest of rhododendron, after reaching at Ginga, we will see the beautiful Himalayan view and overnight at tented camp.

After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today we will trek through deep rhododendron and pine forest and we will have chance to see the animals including monkey and others wild animals and this is the base camp of the Shing la top, overnight tented camp.

We start our trek after having breakfast at camp and today are the hardest part of our trekking, we will have Steep walk up to Singla pass from where we will have view of Mt. Ganesh himal, Langtang, Manaslu etc. after the top, we will trek all the way to Kharka and overnight at tented camp.

After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today, the journey is steep down through land terraces and villages to Borang, the Borang is a nice typical Tamang village and overnight at tented camp.

After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today, we have gradual walking terraces and villages of Tamang communities and overnight at tented camp at Jharlang.

After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek and today, the journey takes us to the Kingtang Phedi all the downhill walk through small village overnight at tented camp.

After having breakfast at camp, we start our trek following the Netrawati River Valley and after trekking of 5 hours, reach at Khahare and overnight at tented camp.

There are many things to do for you today as there is school where we have sponsored some unprivileged children, you are welcome to visit the school and there is a river where we can go for swimming & fishing, overnight at tented camp

After having early breakfast at camp, we take drive to Kathmandu and the road till Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure.

" 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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