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!
2 - 14
3774 m/ 12381.9ft
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.
•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.
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;
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;
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;
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;
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
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.