Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

Ganesh Himal is named after the Hindu goddess Ganesha who is the son of the Almighty Lord Shiva. Ganesh Himal is located at the Dhading- Gorkha border of north-central Nepal. The range of this Himal lies about 70km northwest of Kathmandu.

The highest peak in the range is Yangra which is also known as Ganesh Iwhich 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). During this trek we go through the Pine and Rhododendron forest, hot natural bath, and Tamang village and also we can find the crystal stone there. From the base camp, we can observe the incredible views of Langtang, Gosaikunda, Ganesh Himals, Boudha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchre, South Annapurna and Annapurna II. We start our trip from Samari Bhanjyang and go to the holy lake Kalo Seto Kunda.
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: 295
Activities: Trekking
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Breakfast: 18
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.

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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 very trekking region for religious and adventure purpose hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are 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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