Ganesh Himal Trekking region lies on central eastern region of Nepal concealed between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. Named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune, the Ganesh Himal Range(Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal making it among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. Although near to both Kathmandu and Pokhara, this region not frequented by many remains a well-kept secret which offers untouched natural splendor, wildlife and a glimpse into real Nepali life with rich Nepalese cultural tradition.
The Ganesh Himal Region lies in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts populated mainly by Tamang Gurung and Ghale to the north, and Bramhin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang at the lower south. At least six different trekking itineraries are recommended. The trek can begin from Shaybru Besi and pass through Chawatru, Gatlang(a Tamang village), Parvati kund, Yuri Kharka, Somdang, Pangsang Pass, Tipling, Borang village, Percho, Darkha Phedi to Dhading Besi and finally back to Kathmandu. This area is enriched with variety of wildflowers, waterfalls, 300 species of birds, Himalayn Thar, gaur, many kinds of monkeys and musk deer. The Ganesh Himal area has some excellent viewpoints like Singala pass, Dharka, Jasail and many others that offers you panoramic views of peaks and valleys. Magnificent Ganga Jamuna (twin waterfalls), Kalo, Seto and Ganesh kunda, hot spring and Tripurasundari temple are most rewarding. Hospitable people inhabiting this region will touch your heart.
This area is accessibly by Prithvi Highway and Pasng Lhamu Highway. This trek also takes you to the area with abundance of valuable and precious crystals.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive to Trishuli and trek to Salangkhu Khola.
Day 04: Trek to Balche village
Day 05: Trek to Gonga
Day 06: Acclimization day at Gonga
Day 07: Trek to Singla
Day 08: Trek to Serthung village.
Day 09: Trek to Laba
Day 10: Trek to Mongeythati
Day 11: Trek to Dumchet village
Day 12: Trek to Budigandaki
Day 13: Trek to Arughat
Day 14: Trek to Khanchowk
Day 15: Trek to Gorkha
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
You start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred Lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, you get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. Overnight at hotel.
We drive to Trisuli in the morning and have lunch near the Trisuli Electricity dam. After lunch we walk for about 3 hours to Salangkhu Khola. Overnight at Camp.
An easy walk and then a short climb takes us to Kalawale village for lunch. After lunch we proceed to the big Tamang village of Balche for our overnight camp.
We take an easy walk from Balche village through a forest and camp with peak of Langtang lirung and Gosainkunda in good view. Overnight at Gonga.
Today we acclimatize at Gonga. We will acclimatize there and have our rest day. Overnight at camp.
We walk through rhododendom forest to camp either at Rupchet, a title pasture, or up on the singla Pass (4600) the singla pass offers spectacular views of Langtang Lirung,Ganesh Himal,Boudha Him Peak, Him chuli, Machhapuchare, Annapurna south and Annapurna II. Overnight at Singla.
We walk down through pine and Rhododendron forest to the Tamang village of Serthung and set up camp with good views of mountains all around. Overnight at camp.
A sort flat trail and then gradual descent passing through Barang village and then crossing the Ankhukhola take us to Laba a big Tamang village. Overnight at Laba.
We climb gently over a hill and then descend through forests to camp at Mongeythanti. Overnight at camp.
Early walk in the morning and trek for five hours to the forests takes us to Dumchet village. Overnight at camp.
We take gradual walk today to Basari and camp near the Budigandaki river. Overnight at Budigandaki camp.
After morning breakfast we walk along the bank of the Budigandaki river and stop at Arughat Bazaar for the night. There are tea shop and police station.
We gradually climb the Khanchowk Danda crossing the Mukti Khola and camp for the night. Overnight at camp.
We cross a ridge today and walk gradually up hill to Gorkha camping near the old palace. Overnight at Gorkha.
We drive to Kathmandu from Gorkha which takes up to 5 to 6 hours. We will have a farewell onto the completion of our trekking. Overnight at hotel.
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 17 Days
Difficulty Level : Tough
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Group Size : 2-20 People
Activities : Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing & climbing
Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal guest house during trekking