Ganesh Himal Trek

Code: NPL-TRK-GHT
14 Days 13 Night
  • gan-himal
  • g-himal

Description

Lesser known, rarely traveled, and a ton of mesmerizing wonders! Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the most underestimated treks in the country; however, the beauty of the trails in the trek is undeniable in terms of sheer magnificence. Taking you along the pristine trails under the shadows of the mighty Ganesh Himalayas, the trek also unravels the lifestyle of the culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, Magar, and Sherpa populace residing along the trek trails. Exotic flora and fauna along the high passes decorate the trek rendering a supreme trekking experience.          

Ganesh Himal Trek, also known as Ruby Valley Trek, begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. After a short stay in the valley, you take a scenic drive along the countryside to Betrawati from where the trek starts. The initial part of the trek goes through the foothills and lowland farms before heading towards the high altitude Tamang villages. The trail traverses unspoiled valleys, cuts through beautiful pine forests, and crosses several high passes. As you head up to Shing La Pass (4200m) and Pasang La pass (4100m ), you will be accompanied by the stunning views of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Langtang Himal (7,227 m) and many other mountain peaks. Along with the views of the Ganesh Himal range, you also get to see wildlife like wild monkeys, Himalayan Thar, Musk deer and explore culturally rich remote villages. This is a trek with moderate difficulty so even beginners can enjoy Ganesh Himal Trek. The best season for the Ganesh Himal Trek is from April to June and September to December.

Epic Adventure Treks has been arranging treks, tours, and various other trips in Nepal for many years now. For the Ganesh Himal Trek, we have expert trek guides who know the area well and will provide you a detailed orientation of the surroundings. You will be accommodated in the finest teahouses and provided with the best transportation throughout the trek.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium/Hard
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 4200 m
COST INCLUDES
  • 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
COST EXCLUDES
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews

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 traveling 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

As you arrive in Kathmandu, one of our team representatives will be at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to pick you up. You will be directly taken to your hotel in a private car, and you will also meet with your guide in the evening. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

After having a delicious breakfast, you will visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. You will visit the holiest Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also prepare for your trek and do last minute shopping if needed. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3: Kathmandu to Betrawati. (850m) Duration: 5 hrs

Today you will take a short drive to Betrawati via Trishuli Bazaar, which is a big town situated alongside Pasang Lhamu Highway. You will have a glimpse of the locals and their daily lifestyle. After reaching Betrawati, you will walk for a short period of time and reach Sole Bazaar which is on the bank of Trishuli River. Here will be your campsite. You will have beautiful views of small villages, farm fields, and terraced farms. Overnight in Betrawati.

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Day 4: Betrawati to Kispang (1600m) Duration: 5 hrs

It is an easy trek today as you smoothly climb up with views of villagers working on their farms. The trail will be gentle inclines passing through farmlands and small villages. You will get to see traditional houses and meet with local Tamang people. The day will be full of fun and enjoyment. You will stay in a camp where you will sing and dance with your guide and locals. Overnight in Kispang.

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Day 5: Kispang to Thulo Chaur (2200m) Duration: 5 hrs

It is an easy trek today as you smoothly climb up with views of villagers working on their farms. The trail will be gentle inclines passing through farmlands and small villages. You will get to see traditional houses and meet with local Tamang people. The day will be full of fun and enjoyment. You will stay in a camp where you will sing and dance with your guide and locals. Overnight in Kispang.

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Day 6: Thulo Chaur to Gongga (2900m) Duration: 4 hrs

Today you will face a steep climb with few descents as you climb up to Gongga. The trail goes through dense forest with mixed vegetation of pine and rhododendron. During your walk in the forest, you may encounter wildlife like wild boar, deer, and Langur monkeys. You will get a distant view of Ganesh Himal after reaching Gongga. Overnight in Gongga.

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Day 7: Gongga to Rupchet (3635m) Duration: 4 hrs

After having a delicious breakfast, you will begin your trek. The trail will be a gentle ascent passing through the forests of pine and rhododendron, farmland, and traditional villages of Tamang people. As altitude increases gradually you will see the significant change in vegetation. You will get a spectacular view of great Himalayan chain upon reaching Rupchet. Overnight in Rupchet.

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Day 8: Rupchet to Kharka (2500m) via the Sing La Pass (4045m) Duration: 7 hrs

Today you will start your day early and head towards Kharka. The trail will be a steep ascent to Sing La Pass (4045m) with rocky tracks amid the forest. Climbing up will be tough but you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Himalayas including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal Range, Shringi Himal (6161m), Manaslu (8163m), and Tibetan Mountain Ranges. You will then descend to Kharka for the overnight stay.

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Day 9: Karka to Borang (1800m) Duration: 7 hrs

After having a warm breakfast, you will begin your trek. The trail will steeply go downhill through terraced farmland, dirt paths, and forest. You will see stunning views of terraced hills and Ganesh Himal Range as you trek on the quiet forested trail. After reaching Borang, you can interact with the local Tamang people and get to know about their culture and life in general. Overnight in Borang.

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Day 10: Borang to Ri Gaon (1,550m/5,115ft) – 5 hrs

You will begin your trek today starting with a downhill walk. You will have stunning views of Jharlang area and Ankhu gorge. This is a hilly terrain so walking carefully is highly recommended. Passing through paddy terraces, small settlements, and forests, you will reach Ri Gaon. This place is a beautiful community of Tamang people. You will stay overnight in Ri Gaon.

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Day 11: Ri Gaon to Phulkharka (1,210m/ 3990 ft) – 5 hrs

You will begin your walk passing most of the Brahmin and Dalit villages. It is an easy day walk presenting you the beautiful views of paddy terraces. You will get to see the lifestyle of Brahmins when you reach Phulkharka Gaon. Locals are welcoming, and this place is more developed in comparison to other places. You will stay overnight in Phulkharka.

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Day 12: Ri Gaon to Phulkharka (1,210m/ 3990 ft) – 5 hrs

You will begin your trek alongside Ankhu Khola crossing various villages. The weather can be little hotter, and you will further climb uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda. This place is historically famous; it is said that the King of Jyamrung used to live there. Lots of other old villages can be seen from here and this place is best for watching the sunrise, sunset, and stunning views of Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Range, and Langtang Range.

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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

Today you will be waking up early in the morning to watch the sunrise. You will then trek from Dodke Danda to Dhading Besi. You will walk through beautiful and calm surrounding to reach Dhading Besi. After having lunch, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can explore the vibrant markets of Thamel and Asan to shop for souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu

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Day 14 : Departure Farewell Friend

Today you will be escorted to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your flight back to your home.

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