Ganesh Himal Trek
Ganesh Himal Trek lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal, one of the most isolated, less demanding trek routes located on the lap of Langtang Himalayas. Ganesh Himal Trek is still very famous to explore Red Panda which is an endangered animal of Nepal.
Furthermore, a trek to Ganesh mountain offers an excellent view of Ganesh Himal I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Mount Manaslu, Langtang, and Annapurna mountains. Ganesh named after the elephant-headed God which symbolized as a Good of fortune. Not only this but also it is an untouched natural splendor of Great Himalayan Chain forming the skyline. Ganesh Himal trekking goes along the dense forest with blue pine, oak, and Rhododendrons.
Traveling into Ganesh mountain especially in springtime, the blossoming of Rhododendron sets the whole forest alight in a spectacular array of colors. Ganesh Himal trek is a home of several wild animals such as Himalayan wild goat, deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and particularly birds and wildflowers.
Ganesh Himal trekking can be done in any time (except winter) throughout the year.
Why people choose Ganesh Himal Trek?
Ganesh himal trek or Ganesh Mountain Trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Langtang and Ganesh Himal family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 2600 m low elevation to 4600 meters, very less demanding, with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. The trail offers very very basic accommodation most of the places along the trek routes run by the local inhabitants however Tent trek is still necessary.
The trek begins from Uttar Gaya of Betrawori and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Ganesh Himal Trek highlights
Langtang with ganesh Himal family, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Panoramic views of snow-covered mountains, Walk through the Helambu valley. Mountains rise soaring toward the sky.
Ganesh Himal Trek grades:
This trek/hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a less than challenging which does not require you to 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 includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Best season / time to visit Ganesh Himal Trek
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Ganesh Himal Trek itinerary outline
01 Day:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan
02 Day: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati , 6 hrs
03 Day: Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1850m), 6 hrs
04 Day:Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur (2350m), 5 hrs
05 Day:Trek from Thulo Chaur – Gonga (3000m), 4 hrs
06 Day:Trek to Shing La pass (4400m) or Sing La Top (aprx. 4600m and Cherma (aprx . 2900m): 8 hrs
07 Day: Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2300m), 6 hrs
08 Day: Trek from Meyghang to Darkha, 7 hrs
09 Day:Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs
10 Day:Explore day at Khahare
12 Day:Drrive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs
13 Day:Drive back to Kathmandu with same road
14 Day:Final departure
Wilderness Ganesh Himal Trek itinerary details
Our Ganesh himal trek is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. The particular route is designed for World Explorer who wish to hike but are walking within a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you brief information about the Ganesh Himal trek.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati, 6 hrs
You will drive north of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazaar (Shopping center for local people, mix caste people from the different village. During the journey, you can pass famous hill station Kakani and Ranipauwa where you could see the Langtang Himalayan range in the close distance.
Day 03: Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1,850m/ 6,050 feet): 6 hrs
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 04: Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur ( 2350m/7,685 feet): 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 places we meet monastery and gorgeous natural waterfall and we stay in Thulo Chaur.
Day 05: Trek from Thulo Chaur – Gonga (3,000m/9,810 feet): 4 hrs
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 campsite. You could see Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.
Day 06: Trek over Sing La hill station top ridge (4,600m/15,042 feet) and Cherma (2900m/9,483 feet): 8 hrs
It would be long day to finish so this day also will interesting to see amazing mountain views with sunrise when we reach on the crown this is the highest pass in this trekking and us decent down to Cherma. A trek to cross over singla or Shing La pass (4400 meters) trekking is also very popular in this region.
Day 07: Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2,300m / 7,521 feet): 6 hrs
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 08: Trek from Meyghang to Darkha, 7 hrs
Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal with Manaslu, thick forest, mystical 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 09: Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs
The descend 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 the magnificent views of a farming terrace.
Day 10: 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 swimming & fishing. Also, we could explore the local market and their lifestyle.
Day 11: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs
The road till Dhading Bensi 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 12: Drive back to Kathmandu with same road
After breakfast, catch a coach to return Kathmandu valley. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs for your family and relatives
Day 13: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you a wonderful journey!!!
How much does Ganesh Himal Trek cost?
A trip to Ganesh Himal trek price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Ganesh Himal Trek Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trek
- Tented accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu – Syabrubensi – Kathmandu as a round trip by bus transfer.
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Ganesh Himal Trek Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Ganesh Himal Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: 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.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Ganesh Himal trek?
Answer: Ganesh Himal Trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For ganesh himal trek, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on ganesh himal trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Ganesh Himal Trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with ganesh himal trekking?
Answer: Lodge trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Ganesh Himal Trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Ganesh Himal tent trek?
Answer: Ganesh Himal Trek route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Ganesh Himal Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a 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 roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Ganesh Himal Trekking Note:
The above itinerary about Ganesh Himal Trek is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Ganesh Himal Trekking special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.