Ganesh Himal Trekking

Ganesh HimalGanesh Himal trekking offers spectaculars views of untouched natural wilderness. Ganesh himal trek offers superb Himalayan views of Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli around other enumerable peaks of Himalayas. Highest access of Ganesh himal trek is Shingla pass at 4200 m and Pansang La pass at 4100 m. Singala pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda, Jyamrung are the finest view points on Ganesh Himal trek. During the Ganesh himal trekking you can observe the different ways of life culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages. Ganesh himal trek is a fully supported camping trek.  For Ganesh himal trek require previous trekking experience and a good physical fitness, normal walking experience is not enough.

Ganesh himal trek start from Betrawati ends at Salangkot after that drive back Kathmandu via Dhading besi. Ganesh himal trekking area located on the central eastern region of Nepal. Ganesh himal trail is decorated with spectacular views of Ganesh himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), fishtail (6990m), Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m), Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli etc. Ganesh Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east.

 

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate
Season: Sept to Dec, Feb to May
Operation: Camping
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Group Size: Min 2 to Max 12
Highest access: 4750m
Start From: Kathmandu-Betrawati
Ending at: Salangkot-Kathmandu

Ganesh Himal trekking itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhalche 1850m/6105Ft 6-7 hrs
Drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Bhalche Gaon. This is also the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati makes you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek.

Day 02: Bhalche to Gonaga (Lunch) Rupchet 3250m/10725Ft 6 hrs
After breakfast trek bit uphill and have breath taking views on the back of Bhalche village. Treks continue passing thorough high tropical jungle and mesmerizing jungle views as well as surrounding landscape. Arrive in Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch after lunch trek continue to Rupchet where you will find beautiful camp site and yak hut. It has amazing mother goddess blessing hillside views and its periphery views.

Day 03: Rupchet via Singla Pass (4220 m) to Pangsang Pass 3842 m/12640Ft 6-7 hrs
After breakfast trek all the way hill top near Singla Pass (4050m) having the best almost 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, massift Ganesh himal ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges and little bit of Annapurna ranges.

Day 04: Pang Sang Pass – Tipling (lunch) Chalish 1674m/5505Ft 5-6 hrs
Descend to Tipling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has beautiful Tamang culture show.

Day 05: Chalish to Hindung (Gomba Danda) 2402 7900 4 -5 hrs
After breakfast trek down to Khar Khola and then trek gently up to Pasabar danda taking about an hour walk. View of Tribeni river (mixed of three rivers and Hindus and both Buddhist believe as a holy river site) just down in the valley where Lord Shiva's statue with little one stoned shrine has built. Especially in Makarsankranti festival local gather and celebrate singing, dancing and meeting friends and relatives as well as neighbor’s village kith and ken.

Day 06: Gomba Danda to Thulo Dhunga 3337m/ 10975Ft 4-5 hrs
The trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid camp site known as Nojet Kharka.

Day 07: Thulo Dhunga to Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) 3691m/12140Ft. 6 hrs
The trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid camp site known as Nojet Kharka.

Day 08: Exploration Day/viewpoint
A climb to the ridge to the northeast, Dobra Danda, is rewarded with a supreme viewpoint of towering Ganesh Himal. The mesmerizing sight is unforgettable. Two small lakes shimmer below at the foot of the Himalaya. Kalo Kunda (black lake) has waters that mirror the awe-inspiring surroundings and the smaller Seto Kunda (white lake) has a seasonal pasture nearby. These lakes are said to have mystical powers that will bless visitors but anybody who misbehaves will be punished with poor weather and difficult travels.

Day 09: Nojet Kharka to Kharka 3900m/ 12870Ft 5 hrs
Trek the entire downhill to cross river (no bridge). In winter this river will be quite small but in summer careful it will be dangerous to cross unless you have a big team of group try with special river cross equipments. After crossing river walk taking about 3 ½ hours uphill and finally get on the top of Kharaka where only the camping possible no village and no tea house at all. It is an isolated camp site from where you will see Ganesh Himal (Yangri – 7245m) almost in 3 Km distance. Nice, cool/cold, quiet and amazing jungle camp right on the hill top but you may encounter with wild life so group trek or experienced trek guide and crew members are recommended.

Day 10: Kharka to Ganesh Kunda – Ruby area 3500m/11550Ft 5-6 hrs
Take breakfast and then visit Ganesh Himal Base camp (try) and then trek continue to Ganesh Kunda which another holy and secret lake of the area where in September hundred of Jhakri (shamans) get together and even locals participate and celebrate. Ruby mines available in this area and precious herbs available.

Day 11: Ganesh Kunda – Tatopani (Hot Spring) 1250m/4125Ft 5-6 hrs
Trek all the way down to Neber gaon, rest a bit, enjoy looking around the village sites, take lunch and then trek continue river bank walk and through dense jungle finally arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) and enjoy taking fantastic hot bath. It has a bathing pool and 3 taps. Relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Rests of the day enjoy river bank camp in cool air.

Day 12: Tatopani (Hot Spring) – Lapa Gaon 1850m/ 6105Ft 5-6 hrs
The trail onward follows stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Both organizations are active in this area and responsible for building many water taps, bridges and improved trails. Pass through Tir on the way to welcoming Racyat and Kapur villages. Have lunch in Kapur gaon and then trek down to Ankhu Khola cross box suspension bridge and finally you arrive in Lapa gaon. It is one of the biggest villages in this region and has big community of Tamang people live.

Day 13: Lapa Gaon to Magne Goth Pass 2950 m/9735Ft 4 hrs
Steeply up the hill to the west in a tall, blue pine forest with rambling rhododendron is Magne Goth, and nearby is a large boulder, location of ruby extraction.

Day 14: Magne Goth –Tinsure 1850m/6105Ft 5-6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Tinsure, on the way you can see beautiful alpine jungle, rhododendron forest and dense mix jungle. It’s beautiful scenic walking but no human habitat. Tinsure danda is known as a queen of hill for the tremendous mountain views.

Day 15: Tinsure to Ganga Jamuna to Salangkot 1250m/4125Ft 5-6 hrs
Trek from Tinsure to Ganga Jamuna passing through little bit of dense jungle, local villages of mix culture people and hilly paddy terraces make you amazing walking. Ganga Jamuna is well wishes god where thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages visit in special occasion however Janai purnama and Makar sankranti festival will have innumerable devotees.

Day 16: Salangkot to Katmandu 1310 m/4323Ft 6-7hrs
Drive back to Kathmandu via Dhading Besi / it takes 6-7 hrs scenic and bit adventure driving.

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