Ganesh Himal Trek 12 Days

Ganesh Himal Trek Information

Backpacker Treks & Expedition always believes in travelling with the local experts. The support crew and trekking guides of the Backpacker Treks & Expedition are hailed from the Ganesh Himal Trekking region. We understand and know the tiny details of the region as we spent our childhood days in the area. Besides we have conducted unlimited trekking groups in the region.

Though not entirely popular, Ganesh Himal Trek is also frequented by many foreign and domestic trekkers. Ganesh Himal is located in the central part of northern Nepal in the Rasuwa district that also boasts of the presence of other Himalayas including Langtang and other peaks. Ganesh Himal Trek offers beautiful Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang mountain region, Annapurna region and other beautiful landscapes rich with diverse flora and fauna. Ganesh Himal Trek also provides the opportunity to observe and learn the rich Nepali cultural tradition of the Langtang region from a very closes quarter by interacting with the local people. Besides, the trek also provides the chance to come across the places like Singa-La pass, Dharka, Jyamrung, Kasigaun, and Gorkha. Ganesh Himal Trek is almost ideal for those who want to explore the less travelled trekking destinations in Nepal. The Tamang culture of the region, spectacular views of tall mountainpeaks and the colorful rhododendron forests are the other attractions of the trek.

Ganesh Himal Trek begins from Trisuli after 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu. It leads through the mixed Nepali culture, several settlement areas, lush valleys past the Sing-La Pass Base Camp, past the Ganesh Himal Singh-La Pass (4623m). The itinerary for Ganesh Himal Trek is planned for a period of two weeks. Autumn & Spring seasons are the best time for Ganesh Himal Trek. The highest altitude of the Ganesh Himal Peak, which consistsof four different mountain peaks, is 7,422 meters from the sea level. Ganesh Himal Trek is a wonderful chance both for trekking as well as learning the indigenous Nepali culture of the region.

Join us for this trekking in the untouched and less explored land of Nepal. The best place for the small group adventure tours as the locals will guide and you will trek the local way, sleep the local way and eat the local way. The competitive price yet best informative presentations, quality service and impeccable hospitality is guaranteed.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 – Drive to Syabru Besi (1460m)

Day 04 – Trek to Gatlang (2700m)

Day 05 – Trek to Somdang (3270m) via the Khurpudanda Pass (3710m)

Day 06 – Trek to Tipling (2500m) via the Pangsang Bhanjyang Pass (38500m)

Day 07 – Trek to Chalish Gaun (1950m)

Day 08 – Rest day in Chalish Gaun

Day 09 – Trek to Jharlang (1360m)

Day 10 – Trek to Kintang Phedi (905m)

Day 11 - Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 12 - Departure from TIA, Kathmandu, Farewell!!

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and then be ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival in the Capital. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu the first day.

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, temples like Swayambhunath and Pasupatinath and other monuments are the places you will visit on the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1460 meters) 7hrs
Seven-hour drive from Kathmandu will take you to Syabru Besi on the third day. It is located to the North of Kathmandu Valley and the drive is quite pleasant as you pass through some scenic beauty along the Trishuli River via Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2700m) 7hrs
Upon having breakfast in the morning on the fourth day at Syabru Besi, we head towards Gatlang, the destination for us on the fourth day. Though we have to hike over 1000 meters on the day, the trail is not that difficult and in less than seven hours we reach Gatlang, a small village in Rasuwa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Somdang (3270m) via the Khurpudanda Pass (3710m) 7hrs
The next day we resume our trek after having breakfast in the morning. It will take around 3 hours to reach Somdang from Gatlang and on the way we cross pass several settlement areas and many rhododendron forests. We will have some tea and take rest in Somdang and continue our trek to Khurpudanda Pass, located at an altitude on 3710 meters. Khurpudanda Pass also offers great views of the mountain peaks including the Langtang and the Ganesh Himal Peak. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 06: Trek to Tipling (2500m) via the Pangsang Bhanjyang Pass (38500m)
The next day, we move further up the trail and reach Pangsang Bhanjyang Pass in about a couple of hour from the Khurpudanda Pass. Pangsang Bhanjyang Pass is the ideal place to view the spectacular mountain peaks of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and the popular Annapurna mountain range. After spending some time at Pangsang Bhanjyang Pass, we then return from there to Tipling. It will take four more hours to return to Tipling, a wonderful village in the Ganesh Himal region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Chalish Gaun (1950m)
On the seventh morning, we take breakfast at the guesthouse in Tipling and then resume our downhill trek from there. As the altitude is decreasing progressively, the downhill climbing is relatively easy and pleasant. In around 4 hours of hiking, we reach Chalish Gaun, the destination for the seventh day of the itinerary. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Rest day in Chalish Gaun
The next day we will be spending at Chalish Gaun itself, exploring the traditional Gurung village, talking with the local villagers about their culture and traditions. We will also take the much needed rest as our body must be tired from the continuous trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Jharlang (1360m) 5hrs
Around five hours of trek from Chalish Gaun will take us to another beautiful village of Jharlang. The trail now is quite comfortable as we move along the way crossing several local villages, agricultural fields and local villagers. Jharlang has very good facilities of lodge and breakfast and we stay in one of such guesthouse for the rest of the night.

Day 10: Trek to Kintang Phedi (905m) 4hrs
The next day, we have breakfast and refreshments in the morning and then start our journey down the hill. It will take around four hours to reach Kintang Phedi from Jharlang. Kintang Phedi is a little town in Gorkha district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu
The next day, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Kintang Phedi via the Prithvi Highway. It will take around 6 hours to reach the Capital city from a small little town in Gorkha. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure from TIA, Kathmandu, Farewell!!
On the final day of the travel itinerary, you will be returning to your home country by taking a flight from the International Airport in Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 1110.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking Water All cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.