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Ganesh Himal Trekking

Ganesh hmal trekking description:

Ganesh Himal trekking is non touristy trekking trail in Nepal. Ganesh Himal trek offer beautiful Himalayan views including the Ganesh Himal, langtang lirung, paldor peak , Tibetan Himal , Dorje lakpa etc , Tibetan and Tamang culture. Ganesh Himal trekking is not only popular for Himalayan scenery but beautiful landscape, terrace fields and beautiful landmarks of Nepal. Ganesh Himal lies to the north-west of Kathmandu and is inhabited by many interesting ethnic groups with a mixed lifestyle. Ganesh Himal trekking tours take you a glimpse of real Nepalese life and provides visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese culture from a close proximity. Ganesh Himal trek is rich in flora and fauna with 526 species of plants (including 40 species of orchids) and 300 species of birds.
start at Trisuli after 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu. Our experienced mountain trekking guide led through Tamang village Satdobato Valche Singla pass Jharlang Borang Khanchowk and end at Gorkha bazaar. Autumn and spring season is best time trekking in Ganesh Himal region. No lodges are available in this routes so camping / tented trekking is must. From Gorkha Bazzar drive back to Kathmandu or you may extend your journey to Chitwan National park for Chitwan jungle safari or whatever ..rekking itinerary can be design as upon your interest and budget.

 

Ganesh hmal trekking Highlights

Newly developed trekking trail, great scenery of Himalayan Panorama such as Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Typical Tamang villages, Langtang Himalayan ranges, including Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, walking through beautiful terrace farmlands, sparkling waterfalls and tranquil lakes, spectacular sunrise and sunset, monasteries, different community with majority of Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa people.

 

Ganesh hmal trekking grade:

Ganesh Himal trekking  is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

 

Ganesh hmal trek covers:

Singala Pass

 

Best Season for Ganesh hmal trek

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.

 

Ganesh Himal trekking outline itineary

  • Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
  • Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), B/B Plan
  • Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati: 6 hrs , O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 04:Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1850m): 6hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 05:Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur ( 2350m): 5 hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 06:Trek from Thulo Chaur - Gonga ( 3000m): 4hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 07:Trek from Rupchet to Shing La pass (4400m) or Sing La Top (aprx. 4600m and Cherma (aprx . 2900m): 8 hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 08:Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2300m): 6hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 09:Trek from Meyghang to Darkha: 7 hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 10:Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 11:Explore Day at Khahare:, O/N at Tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 12:Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs, B/B Plan
  • Day 13:Leisure day in Kathmandu., B/B Plan
  • Day 14:Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Note of the above itinerary

O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.



Important note

Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.


short description mode of packages

In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows

Ganesh Himal trekking detail itineary

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu:

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2500 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

Day 03
Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati: 6 hrs

You will drive north of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazaar (Shoping centre for local people, mix caste people from different village.

Day 04
Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1850m): 6hrs

Today our trail is uphills and we follow mostly the way gently up and we explore the local village and their tradition so on finally we will be in Kispang.

Day 05
Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur ( 2350m): 5 hrs

Today our trek is really pleasant so gradually uphills. On the way we will pass the Tamang village and their culture, some of the palces we meet monastery and gorgeous natural waterfall and we stay in Thulo Chaur.

Day 06
Trek from Thulo Chaur - Gonga ( 3000m): 4hrs

At the beginning uphill walk and gradual uphill through rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal all the way to Gonga, which is our camp site. You could see Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.

Day 07
Trek from Rupchet to Shing La pass (4400m) or Sing La Top (aprx. 4600m and Cherma (aprx . 2900m): 8 hrs

It would be long day to finished so this day also will intersting to see amazing mountain views with sunrise when we reach on the crown this is the highest pass in this trekking and we decent down to Cherma.

Day 08
Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2300m): 6hrs

On the way we follow the forest with juniper, pine trees and other many more. We meet the village with Tamang ethnic group with fabulous mountain views.

Day 09
Trek from Meyghang to Darkha: 7 hrs

Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, dense forest, waterfall, farming terraces and villages Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.

Day 10
Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs

The early part of your trek is descent up to Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare There is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terrace.

Day 11
Explore Day at Khahare:

There are many things to do for you today as there is school. You are welcome to visit the school and there is a river where we can go for swimming & fishing. Also we could explore the local market and and their lifestyle.

Day 12
Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs

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.

Day 13
Leisure day in Kathmandu.

In kathmandu you will be free and if you would like go elsewhere you can take the help with us as a friendship, you can enjoy last night in Kathmandu.

Day 14
Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination!!!

Cost includes in the Package

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 4 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/ Bhaktapur with B/B plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permit , manaslu Conservation and TIMS permit for Ganesh Himal trek.
  • All necessary camping equipments during the trekking
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Professional Cook, Sherpa and required numbers of porters as upon the group size.
  • Cooking and camping equipments during the trekking
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances.
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation basis during Ganesh himal trekking
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees cost US$ 40 and international departure taxes.
  • Lunch and dinner during staying in Kathmandu valley
  • Your travel insurance ( It is mandatory in case of emergency)
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
  • Any donation, monuments entrance fees and well as TIPS for crew

Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance


To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather


The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Yes sure!! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Do I need Experience for Ganesh Himal Trekking?

This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For such Ganesh Himal adventure trekking - yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.

What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ganesh Himal Trekking?

We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. And during the camping trekking days we provide Tented accommodation which offers the facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.

What kind of food can I expect in Ganesh Himal Trek?

During the trekking routes, there are no lodges, no guest houses. Our professional cook cooks delicious range of mostly vegetarian. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal bhat (known as rice with Lentil soup), bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same camping place however lunch will be serve on the way in the midday.

What opportunities will I have for shower along Ganesh Himal Trekking?

During the camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

How do I get drinking water on Ganesh Himal Trekking?

During the trekking days, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available on our campsite

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

This is camping trekking as there are no guest houses. However in every 3 or 4 days, we can find some place where you can recharge your battery but those local house / guest house will charge you some money. We recommend you to bring extra pair batteries for incase. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication facilities on Ganesh Himal Trekking?

In this trekking route you can get telephone service in some villages

Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.

When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Who will carry my luggage on Ganesh Himal Trekking?

We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Is there any communication while we are on Ganesh Himal Trekking?

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from where you can make international calls.

How much distance do I walk each day?

When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.

Do I need walking polls for Ganesh Himal Trekking?

We recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.

How much additional money do I need per day?

You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.




Responsible trekking

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.


Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.


Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!


After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.

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Ganesh himal trekking fact

  • Starts Betrawati
  • Ends Khahare Bazaar
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Highest point 4600m
  • Culture Encounter Tamang People, Sherpa People
  • Trek type Camping
  • Himalayan view Langtang Himalayan Range, Ganesh himal
  • Attraction Close Mountain View,and Local Villages 
  • Best Season February, March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Meal breakfast, lunch, and Dinner
  • Transportation Local bus or private transport
  • Accommodation tea house accommodation / camping
  • Group size 1-12
  • Per day Walking 5 to 6 hours
  • Itinerary type Fixed / Customized

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