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Trip Facts

Price:
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Best Season :
Feb to May & Sept to December. March and Aprilrecommended for Rhododendron.
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Altitude:
4420msl, Jaisuli Kunda
Per Day Hiking:
5-7hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and Camping
Transportation:
Tourist bus and hiking
Hotel nights:
4
Camping nights:
7
Phone Network Access:
Yes

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Explore Tamang villages.
  • Interact with local people and get acquainted with their unique culture and traditions.
  • Hike up to Jaisuli Kunda. Cross Pangsang Pass.
  • Walk along rhododendron and oak forests and visit zinc mines.
  • Encounter unique flora in the region.
  • Visit monasteries and gompas on the way. Admire the 270 degree views of peaks like Langtang ranges,
  • Ganesh Himal, Manaslu range and a part of Annapurna ranges.

Overview

Ganesh Himal Trek is an exclusive trek full of natural glories and magnificence. Walk into a lush landscape and charming villages with stunning views of glaciers and snow capped mountains. Ganesh himal trek area spreads over the central eastern region of Nepal. Though popular it is one of the isolated and less frequented trekking regions in Nepal. Only few travelers have visited this area and the description of the area by those who have traveled there has made Ganesh Himal Trek one of the more popular and desired treks in Nepal. Ironically the Ganesh Himal partitions the Langtang and Annapurna ranges. The name, “Ganesh” comes from the name of a Hindu deity – elephant headed Lord Ganesha who is regarded as a god of good fortune. The uncanny resemblance of the Himal with an elephant’s head gave it the name of Ganesh.

Ganesh Himal Trek is an enchanting trek that offers spectacular views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli and many other peaks of central Himalaya which is truly awe inspiring. Ganesh Himal Trek is a mix of untouched natural splendor, wilderness and friendly local inhabitants. The terraced farmlands, lush forests, meadows and charming villages along the way, makes this journey more enriching. Meanwhile the views of mountains in Ganesh range throughout the way looks stunning. Few people, few villages with the majestic views of mountain adds wilderness to this journey. Also the dense forests in Ganesh Himal region is a home to many rare species of birds and animals. They live in their natural habitat, untouched and undisturbed.

Moreover trek starts from Syabru Besi after around six hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail goes through some villages like Gatlang, Somdang to Tipling via Pangsang La. The Pangsang La pass offers some spectacular views of mountains in Ganesh Himal range with other neighboring ranges. And the trail further goes to Borang and ends at Kintang Bensi. Ganesh Himal Trek is an opportunity to interact with the rural people in the small village and observe different ways of life and culture. Afterward we cross two high passes in the region namely Shing La and Pangsang La Pass. Above all these passes offer some enchanting views of mountains in Ganesh Himal region.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to climb up the rocky stairs, walk along the terraced fields, cross jungle and suspension bridges to admire the natural beauty of Ganesh Himal Region. Himal Eco Treks is here with this beautiful trekking package to make your journey a memorable experience.


Itinerary Overview

Day 1-2
Arrival day and sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley also trek preparation.

Day 3
Drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu

Day 4- 10
Trekking (Mostly 5-7 hrs trek a day )
Accommodation at a guesthouse
Acclimatization day at Somdang

Day 11-12
Drive back to Kathmandu and a departure day.


Detail Itinerary

As you arrive in Kathmandu, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. You will be informed about your plans further. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we take a tour to Kathmandu valley which includes sightseeing of cultural heritages i.e. Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar square. After sightseeing, we check our equipment requirements for the trek and make necessary preparation for the trek. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, we head towards Syabru bensi. After thirty kilometres drive, we arrive at the pristine villages on the banks of Trishuli river. At Syabru bensi, we can get a glimpse of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other ranges in the Lantang region of Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse in Syabru bensi.

Today, we start our trekking journey and continue walking towards Gatlang. We walk for around six hours through Tamang villages like Goljung and terraced fields to Galtang. On our way, we visit a popular Tamang monastery and stunning Parvatikunda Lake. Overnight at a teahouse in Galtang.

We walk along a gravelled road enjoying the views of spectacular mountains surrounding us. As we move ahead, we appreciate the views of mountains Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other peaks. As we pass the Tamang villages on the way, we feel lively and homely. It is also an opportunity to know as unique culture, lifestyle and tradition of people in that region. Overnight at a camping in Somdang. Somdang is a village popular for the zinc mines.

We spend our day exploring Somdang village. We visit the Lari mine nearby and hike up to Jaisuli Kunda to see the pond. The views of the mountains in Langtang region from Jaisuli Kunda(Jageshwori Kunda) is amazing. In the evening, we drop down to Somdang and stay at the camping.

Today is an exciting day of our journey as we cross the Pangsang pass which is the highest point of our trekking journey. We start early in the morning and continue our walk to Pangsang Kharka. It is a famous vantage point that lies southwest to Somdang village. The point offers panaromic views of mountains and dramatic terrain surrounding the valley. We will be blessed with the 270 degree views of peaks like Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu range and a part of Annapurna ranges. The surrounding regions of Ganesh Himal is also popular for the rare herbal plants used in treatment of various diseases. Leaving the pass, we descend down to Tipling. Tipling is a large village and has two Buddhist gombas and a church. Overnight at a camping in Tipling.

Today, we descend down from Tipling village to Adha Khola and cross a bridge over the river to Shertung village. It is a small village whose literal meaning is village of gold. We cross Ayui village and move ahead to Borang. Overnight at a camping in Borang.

Today we descend down to Lishne Khola and start climbing up for around two and half hours. We pass farmland and terraces along our way to Jhorlang village. The village is inhabited by the Tamang people. e will lower down from Borang and reach Lishne Khola in about 2 and half hours. From Lisne Khola, we will take the climb and continue the trek for about four hours. We will pass through the farmland and terraces to reach Jhorlang village which is inhabited by Tamang ethnics. We further continue our walk to Kintang Bensi. We take sharp descend and pass several small settlements toh Kintang Bensi. Overnight at a camping in Kintang Bensi.

We leave Kintang Bensi and drive back to Kathmandu via Trishuli river admiring the countryside landscape of Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is your leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either rest or stroll across the valley for shopping or anything else as per your preference. You can also opt for sightseeing tour to Patan and Bhaktapur if interested. In the evening, you will be treated with an authentic Nepalese cuisine as a farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

You guide will transfer you to the airport for your journey ahead.


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.
  • A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Permit fees of Ganesh Himal Region.
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal.
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET.
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
  • Extra Baggage Charge
 

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.

Accommodation

We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. You can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.


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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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