Ganesh Himal Trek
Ganesh Himal Trek is also known as a best trekking area it is a sub-range of the Himalayas located mostly in north-central Nepal,but some peaks lie on the border with Tibet.This region offers spectacular views,untouched natural,splendor,wild and friendly inhabitants.The Trisuli Gandaki valley and the Shyar Khola valley on the west separate it from the Sringi himal and the Mansiri Himal(8000m peak).The range lies about 70km north-west of Kathmandu. Ganesh himal can be seen clearly from Kathmandu valleyThe Ganesh Range Peaks(Ganesh I,GaneshII,Ganesh III,Ganesh IV)stand out like crystal, that is the “Great Himalayan Chain”forming the skyline.
The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422 m (24,350 ft). There are three other peaks over 7000 metres plus some fourteen others over 6000 metres.] Ganesh Himal enjoys great vertical relief over nearby valleys.The name for the range comes from the Hindu deity Ganesha,, usually depicted in the form of an elephant. In fact, the south face of Pabil (Ganesh IV) slightly resembles an elephant, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant’s trunk.From Kathmandu just a few hours driving,the adventure begins and we head through foothills and lowland farm terraces before reaching many ethnic Tamang villages at higher altitudes.
Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal,Hiuchuli and other peaks of the central Himalaya will keep up captivated along the way as we continue up to the Shing La Pass at 4200m and Pasang La pass at 4100m, the highest altitudes reached on this trek. Our guides gives a short lesson of trekking on the first night. He also explains about all the beautiful spots from where you can have an excellent view of mountains.During the trek, we observe the different ways of inhabitation, and come in contact with different people following various caste, creed and culture, and thereby pass through the dense forest. The Gangajamuna which is rich in religious has a great value and it is in top(3000meters) offers an excellent view of many Himalayas. There we can remote village which is rich in culture an mostly people of there engaged in agriculture.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Epic Adventures. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with an Epic Adventures display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. Included meals:
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of the landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath). In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buy of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. Included meals:B
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Betrawati. (850m) Duration: 5 hrs
We will drive from Kathmandu to Betrawat Bazaar by local bus, passing through Trishuli Bazaar en route, which is a shopping hub for local people. Our campsite will be arranged nearby Sole Bazaar, on the bank of the Trishuli River, where we can enjoy wonderful views of farm fields, small villages, and terraced slopes set against a background of the Ganesh Himal Range. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 04 : Betrawati to Kispang (1600m) Duration: 5 hrs
An easy, gentle trek today through farmland and local villages until we reach Kispang, a small village inhabited by Tamang people who depend on farming for their livelihood. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 05 : Kispang to Thulo Chaur (2200m) Duration: 5 hrs
A gentle ascent passing through more local villages where you will see the Tamang people practicing a traditional lifestyle. We will see local schools, monasteries and some pretty waterfalls along our way today. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 06 : Thulo Chaur to Gonga (2900m) Duration: 4 hrs
We ascend steadily through a deep, mixed forest of rhododendron and pine, hopefully you will spot some of the wildlife as we trek. Deer, Langur monkies and wild boar amongst others, all call this place home. On reaching Gonga, get your camera out for some wonderful views of the Ganesh Himal Range. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 07 : Gonga to Rupchet (3635m) Duration: 4 hrs
We continue through the thick forest, gaining altitude as we go, enjoying spectacular views of the Great Himalayan Chain and the Tibetan mountain range. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 08 : Rupchet to Kharka (2500m) via the Shing La Pass (4100m) Duration: 7 hrs
A Steep trek up to Shing La Pass. A tiring feat but one which will be rewarded with stupendous views of Mount Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu and the surrounding Himalayas. After soaking up the alpine atmosphere on the pass, we head down, steeply ascending for 4 hours to Kharka. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 09 : Karka to Borang (1800m) Duration: 7 hrs
The journey today is steeply downhill through terraced farmland and some quaint villages. Borang is another typical Tamang village where you will be offered a warm welcome and have the chance to enjoy some beautiful mountain vistas. Overnight stay at tented camp with full board meal.
Day 10: Borang to Ri Gaon (1,550m/5,115ft) – 5 hrs
After enjoying our breakfast and the tremendous scenery we descend to Chyamchat. The trail continues through local villages, paddy terraces and jungle to finally arrive at Kutawal for a lunch break. Then we continue via Tawal to Ri Gaon. Ri Gaon is a large settlement of mostly Tamang and Dalit inhabitants. Overnight in Tented Camp with full board meal.
Day 11: Ri Gaon to Phulkharka (1,210m/ 3990 ft) – 5 hrs
Today will be a relatively easy day of hiking. The route passes through mostly Bhramin and Dalit villages and lower, fertile terrain with abundant paddy terraces and magnificent, open valley views. We eventually arrive in Phulkharka Gaon, a large settlement of mostly Brahmins, after having lunch along the way. Overnight in Tented Camp with full board meal.
Day 12: Phulkharka to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda (1,550m/5,115ft) – 5-6 hrs
The trail reaches the AnkhuKholariver, passing many villages along the way. The elevation of our trek is comparatively lower now and the temperature will be warmer. We stop for a lunch break near Rineand then we continue uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda. This is a historically significant location as the former home of a regional king. The centuries old palace can still be seen. It is a spectacular place to take in the sunrise, as well as sunset and general mountain views of the Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu ranges. Over night at Tented Camp with full board meal.
Day 13 : Jyamrung to Dhading Besi (830 m / 2,710 ft) – 2-3 hrs. Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) – 3-4 hrs drive
We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After enjoying the sunrise view, we take breakfast and then hike via DodkeDanda to DhadingBesi in about 2 ½ hours.It is a pleasant hike down through beautiful territory of jungles and fertile fields and pleasant villages. The drive through picturesque countryside toKathmandu offers a good look at the natural scenery and rural farmland of Nepal. The bus makes one last climb and we are back in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu. Accommodation at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Farewell Friend
We are saying good bye to the mountains as our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organise the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Epic Adventures will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:B
Important Note : Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
Epic Adventures duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
Epic Adventures T – Shirt (yours to keep)
Safe drinking water,boiled/iodine tablets.
First aid medical kit bag
All necessary permits during the trek
All government and local taxes
Office service charge
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc
Personal shopping and laundry
Personal trekking equipment
Tips for trekking crews