Ganesh Himal lies in the north-west of Kathmandu. Ganesh Himal Trek falls in the region between Bhotekoshi-turned-Trishuli River in the east and Budhigandaki River in the West and the trail passes along the Ganesh Himal Range. The trek can extend up to Gorkha bazaar crossing the Budhigandaki River upon the interest of the trekkers.
Ganesh Himal Range has almost half dozen peaks all of which go by the name Ganesh Himal. Ganesh I (7401m) is the highest among them, while Ganesh V (6986) is the lowest.
During the trek you will pass through several passes above 4000 m. The trek can be considered somewhere between moderate to difficult.
During the trek you can get excellent views of these peaks in the Ganesh Himal Range. You can also get views of mountains like Manaslu and Annapurna in the west and Lantang, Gaurishankar and Dorje Lhakpa in the east.
The trekking trail passes through sub-temperate forests with pine, bamboo and oak trees and ethnic settlements inhabited by Tamangs, Gurungs and Chhetris.
The trek is relatively unexplored compared to the bitten paths in Everest, Langtang and Annapurna region. The natural heritage and the traditional culture are preserved with little or no exposure to the external world's modernisms.
Since there are no hotels and lodges on the way, the only option to trek in the Ganesh Himal region is to carry tents, sleeping bags and cooking utensils. When you book a trek with us, we will arrange for the logistics and the manpower required for your camping trek.
Two suggested itineraries for Ganesh Himal Trek are mentioned below:
Ganesh Himal Trek I (12 days)
Day 01: Drive to Pairo Bensi from Kathmandu (1350m), 6 hrs
Day 02: Trek to Kispang (1900m), 5 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Gonga (2800m), 6/7 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Rupchet (3635m), 5 hrs
Day 05: Rest day in Rupchet for acclimatization. Trek around Rupchet
Day 06: Cross Highlander pass (4100m) and trek further to Larkap (3700m), 4 hrs
Day 07: Cross Pangsang La (3800m) and trek further to Somdang (3200m), 7 hrs
Day 08: Cross Khupi pass (3600 m) and further trek to Gatlang (2500m), 5 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sano Haku (2300m ), 6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Mailung Mailung (1200m), 6 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Pairobensi (800m), 4 hrs
Day 12 : Drive to Kathmandu from Pairobensi
Ganesh Himal Trek – extended (18 days)
Day 01 : Drive to Betrawati (800m) from Kathmandu (1350m), and trek to Chapdanda (1220m)
Day 02 : Trek to Bhalche (2020m).
Day 03 : Trek to Gonga (2800m).
Day 04 : Kharka to Rupchet (3720m).
Day 05 : Acclimatization day, and hiking around the valley.
Day 06 : Crossing the Singla Pass (4750m) and camp at Phedi (3545m).
Day 07 : Trek to Pansang Bhanjyang (4000m).
Day 08 : Rest and hiking around the valley.
Day 09 : Trek to Tipling (2500m).
Day 10 : Trek to Sertung(2050m)
Day 11 : Trek to Sapchet (1500m).
Day 12 : Trek to Darkha (1250m).
Day 13 : Trek to Lapang( 1000m).
Day 14 : Trek to Khahare (900m).
Day 15 : Trek to Arughat (700m).
Day 16 : Trek to Khanchok (1448m).
Day 17 : Trek to Gorkha Durbar (1143m).
Day 18 : Drive to Kathmandu from Gorkha.
Costs included during the trip:
Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and transfer by private car
Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu according to the itinerary package of related treks
Kathmandu sightseeing tour including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee during the trek
Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
One skilled, professional and friendly guide including his food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance
Costs of food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accidental insurance of porters (One porter will be provided for 2 people during the trek)
All necessary permits and TIMS fees
All land transfer to and from Kathmandu- trekking destination by jeep or bus
Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
First aid medical kit
All necessary permits and TIMS fees
Government taxes, local taxes and office service charge
Costs excluded during the trip:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Nepal Entry Visa: One can easily obtain the Nepal entry visa after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Remember to bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
Hot shower during the trek
Personal trekking equipments
Personal shopping and laundry
Tips for trekking staffs and driver ( tips though appreciated not mandatory)