Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed god of good fortune, Ganesh. Ganesh Himal is located at the Dhading- Gorkha border of north-central Nepal. The Ganesh Himal range lies about 70km northwest of Kathmandu. The trail heavily influenced by Tibetan culture is still untouched and less known about.

This 20-day trek starts from the capital of the country Kathmandu, heads towards Trishuli before trekking and ends with a drive from Gorkha Bazar to Kathmandu. This trek guides through different colourful villages inhibited by people of different caste, culture and creed, several dense forests and meadows strating from Samari Bhanjyang. The base camp provides excellent views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail (6990m), Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m) and many more.

The highest peak in the range is Yangra which is also known as Ganesh I which is at the altitude 7422m. Besides this, there are three Himalayas named as Ganesh Himal II (7118m), Salasunga also known as Ganesh Himal III (7043m) and Pabil known as Ganesh Himal IV (7104m). This trek passing through different villages to the base camp of Ganesh Himal is quite strenuous. Anyone intending to go for this trek must be physically fit and have a history of trekking as the trails are steep and demanding.

Experience the thrill of challenging yet exhilarating trek on the lesser-known trail with Ganesh Himal base camp trek!
Trip Code: GHBCT51
Starts: Tishuli Bazar
Finishes: Arughat
Duration: 20 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-Jun,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3774m/ 12381.9ft
Trip Views: 885
Activities: Trekking
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Breakfast: 19
Lunch: 16
Dinner: 16
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Lodge: 1 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 14 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Ganesh Himal is named after the Hindu God of Good Fortune.
  • The region shelters endangered animals such as the snow leopard and red pandas.
  • It is an off the beaten track with less number of tourists.
  • Lies on Central Eastern part of Nepal, least explored and most isolated part of Nepal’s Himalaya.
  • Highest peak of Ganesh Himal is Yangra.

Why this Trip

  • Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is off the beaten trip that takes you to the ancient and cultural villages of remote Nepal from where you can also observe the panorama views of different mountains. This off the beaten trip is perfect for those who enjoy less tourist traffic and more attention from the locals.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL (1350M)
    Upon arrival, our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we will discuss the itinerary of the trip over a nice dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Cultural show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHT SEEING
    After breakfast, our Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions with a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. Throughout the day we will observe heritage sites in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Kathmandu sightseeing
    • Entrance fee
    • Private transportation
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO TRISHULI BAZAR (540M) TO SAMARI BHAJYANG (1250M)
    Early morning after breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive towards Samari Bhajyang. Passing through the traditional market place and picturesque villages and the town of Trishuli bazar after about 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu, we reach Trishuli Bazar. From Trishuli bazar, about 1 hour of drive will take us to Samari Bhanjyang. Overnight in Samari Bhanjyang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Trishuli Bazar
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO KATUNJE BAZAR (765M)
    Today the ultimate Ganesh Himal base camp trek begins with a trek from Samari Bhanjhyang to KatunjeBazaar. We cross several small villages, terraced fields, pine and rhododendron forest on the way and finally, after six and half hours walk, we reach our today’s destination. Katunje bazar opens up to the very first view of Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Katunje Bazar;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO KINTANG PHEDI (655M)
    We leave Katunje Bazaar and move towards the next destination. Following the steep trail heading downhill through several traditional villages, farming terraces, fishing spots and beautiful green hills we reach Kin tangPhedi. Kin tangPhedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). Overnight in Kintang Phedi; v

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • lodge

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO JHARLANG (1500M)
    This day, we pass through the villages inhabited by the ethnic communities of Tamang, Brahmins, and Chhetri respectively. We walk about 6 hours before we reach Jharlang. Jharlang is a beautiful village inhibited by Tamang people allowing us to observe the fascinating culture of Tamang ethnic group. Overnight in Jharlang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO CHALISE (2000M)
    Leaving the village of Jharlang, we continue our trek towards the village of Chalisa. Crossing forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls, gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colourful flags we reach the Tamang village of Chalise. This village is inhibited by Tamang people. They have their own rich culture which they show to the visitors. Jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance are some of the famous dances from this place. Holy Chyamradanda, Fyanchyat monastery and Sajyat are the main holy attractions of the village. The village also flaunts glorious mountain views of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III.Overnight in Chalise;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO HINDUNG (2345M)
    On this day, we head towardsHindung. Descending from Chalise up to MenchetKhola, crossing the river the trail ascends to KharKhola and reaches PasabarDanda. From PasabarDanda, the trek gently rises and leads to Kalbarang. Continuing our walk through the ridge and dense forests, we reach Hindung. Hindung is a large Tamang village of around 550 inhibitants This is the last village while trekking towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight in Hindung;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO RAJGANG KHARKA (2570M)
    Passing through the dense forest, we leave Hindung village and follow an ascending trail to RajgangKharka. En route we will get an opportunity to see the various species of birds and other wild animals. After about 5 to 6 hours of walk through forests and grasslands, we reach our destination, Rajgang Kharka. Rajgang Kharka is a beautiful place surrounded by stunning forest. Overnight in RajgangKharka;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO KALO SETO KUNDA, GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP (3774M)
    After early breakfast, we leave the dense forest and head towards the high altitude place of alpine vegetation. Walking about 5 to 6 hours we reach serene holy Lake Kalo Seto Kunda and Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight at Ganesh Himal Base camp;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 11 : EXPLORE OF GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP
    On this day, we will spend our whole day at the base camp by observing the beautiful scenery of mountains, including Ganesh Himal, South face of Annapurna, Langtang, and glaciers, gorges, Boudha peak, Gosaikunda etc. Overnight at Base camp;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO RAJGANG KHARKA
    After breakfast at the base camp, we descend following the narrow path to the Rajgang Kharka. It takes around 6 hours to walk from the base camp to Rajgang Kharka. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO CHALISE (2000M)
    Passing through the dense rhododendron forest, we continue our walk to towards Chalise. Walking past Hindung village and several small settlements, after 4 to 5 hours walk, we reach Chalise. Overnight in a camp at Chalise;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO LABA BESI (1500M)
    Continuing with our trek, we come down towards the Lababesi passing through beautiful villages and farmlands. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach the Lababesi from Chalise. Overnight at Lababesi;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO MANYANG BHANJYANG (2934M)
    Walking 4 to 5 hours from the Laba Besi, we reach the ManyangBhanjyang. This place is great camping place. We will spend our night at Manyang Bhanjyang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : TREK TO MAJHGAUN (2200M)
    After breakfast, we descend from the ManyangBhanjyang. Walking through the rhododendron forests and the traditional villages after around 5 to 6 hours we reach our destination for the day at Majhgaun. Form there we will also explore the Manaslu region. Overnight at Majhgaun;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : TREK TO BUDATHUM (750M)
    This day we pass through the dense forests, terraced farmland and reach the small market town inhibited by Newars known as Budathum. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach there from Majhgaun. Overnight in Budathum;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 18 : TREK TO ARUGHAT BAZAAR (500M), DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    This is the last day of our trek. We trudge down to the Arughat Bazaar from the Budathum which takes almost2 to 3 hours. Taking some rest at Arughat Bazaar, we drive back to Kathmandu. A 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Arughat Bazaar will take us to the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 19 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    This day is a free day for you to relax and enjoy your time in the ancient city of Kathmandu. You have variety of options to choose from around the city. You can visit Pashupatinath temple or take spa and trekkers' massage to help relieve your body stiffness and pain. It is also a great day to shop souvenirs and other essential things you might want to do before departing from the country. We can arrange vehicles and services as per your preferences. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Spa and Trekkers' Massage
    • Siightseeing of Pashupatinath
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 20 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek.
    • Sim card service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 6. For what purpose this trek is Popular ?
    Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is the off the beaten trek that takes you to the ancient and cultural villages of remote Nepal from where you can also observe the panorama views of different mountains. This off the beaten trek is perfect for those who enjoy less tourist traffic and more attention from the locals.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boats as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Ganesh Himal is named after the Hindu God of Good Fortune and it not so hard to do so you can easily do it.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Ganesh Himal base camp trek is a trekking region for religious and adventure purpose hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. We mostly prefer vegetarian food during the trek as it will be healthy.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Samari Bhajyang on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on private a car or a jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking ?
    February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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