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Ganesh Himal Trekking

Just west of Langtang National Park is a group of peaks called the Ganesh Himal. This trek takes you through river valleys and traditional farming communities that contain a variety of the ethnic groups in Nepal. The trek also goes through pine and rhododendron forests and across various passes and cols. There are wonderful views of Langtang, Gosai Kund, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchre, South Annapurna and Annapurna II. Due to the easy accesability of this trek there are opportunities for treks lasting under a week.

Length of trek Dhunche – Dhading 12 days Dhunche – Gorkha 16 days Tirsuli – Gorkha 3-7 days Average hiking per day 5 hrs Maximum elevation reached 4000 m. 20 days in Ganesh Himal: This takes goes through pine and rhododendron forests, across various passes and cols and finishes at Gorkha . There are good views of Langtang, Gosai Kund, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchre, South Annapurna and Annapurna II. Despite the numerous peaks in view this area offers you to walk through the villages specially some of the well knows ethnic groups of Nepal i.e. Tamag and Magar including Chhetries, bramin etc. River Valleys and active farmers are some of the interesting part of the adventure.

Fact Box  
Starting from: Betrawati after riding 5-6 hours bus from Kathmandu
Ending at: Gorkha
Grade: Moderate
Highest access of the trek: Sing La Pass (4200 meters)
Culture encounter Brahman, Chettries , Gurung, Tamangs etc
Trekking type Camping
Himalayan sights: Ganesh Himal sight in touching image
Most Attraction of the trek: Being closer to Ganesh Himal, real Nepalese life
Best Seasion: February, March, April, May, October, November
Meal: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
Activities: Trekking
Transportation: Car / Van
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum Group Size: 1
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Itinerary type Fixed / Customized

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02 Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come.
It is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.
One of the holiest hindu shrines in the world, The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very crowded.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This former royal palace complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of 55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Patan Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda temples, is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
Day 03 Kathmandu. to Trisuli Bazar
It takes about 4hours drive from Kathmandu. to Trisuli bazaar . in afternoon visit a Nuwakot palace which was built by Prithivi Narayan Shah who reunified Nepal by 1786.
Day 04 Trisuli bazaar to Deurali Bhanjyang(1700m)
Soon after leaving the Trisuli bazaar cross the suspension bridge of samari khola . trek along the river through rice paddies, passing the small villages along the way you will reach to Deurali village. Which occupied by mixture tribes.along the route one can have a good view of Trisuli valley .
Day 05 Deurali to Bhaisi Kharka(2300m)
Move on from the Deurali towards to Salme village.trail continue uphill through forest to reach Bhaisi Kharka. The camp site is very beautiful ground.
Day 06 Bhaisi Kharka to Kharani odar(2800m)
Trail continues gradually uphill through bamboo, pine and rhododendron forest to reach to Kharani odar. Many different kinds of birds and wildlife can be seen.
Day 07 Kharani odar to Singla pass(4600m)
Since the journey is long and gain about 1200m of elevation. It is wise to leave early in the morning . the path will enter a thickly forested area with many fir trees and rhododendron and ascends will become more serious. Passing many Kharkas and small peaks you will get on the ridgeline from where you will see very good views of Langtang himal and ganesh himal at very close distance.
Day 08 Singla pass to Kharka(2500m)
Trail continues down hill through pine and Rhododendron forest. It is an easy descending and very quite along the way.
Day 09 Kharka to Chalise(1800m)
After descending few hours you will reach to Sherthung village which is one of the biggest Tamang village in this area. From sherthung it will take about 2 hours to reach Chalise.
Day 10 Chalise to Laba(2550m)
Walking through rice paddies and terrace you will reach to Tir Khola. After crossing suspension bride trail continues uphill till Laba. It is an one of the biggest and interesting village to visit.
Day 11 Laba to Mongaythati(3700m)
Trail goes uphill through bamboo and Rhododendron forest. When you reach top of Mangaythati you can have a good views of Ganesh himal and Manasulu range.
Day 12 Mongaythati to Ghunchet (2100m)
Trail descends though forest and small village to reach Ghunchet. Along the way you can have a good view of Burigandaki .
Day 13 Ghunchet to Arughat Bazar
Today the journey continues in the bank of Burigandaki and passing through rice paddies.
Day 14 Arughat bazaar to Khanchowk Village.
Today you have to climb uphill all the way to Khanchowk village.
Day 15 Khanchowk to Gorkha
Today is a very pleasant walk . passing through many small villages along the way and enjoy a good view of valley and mountain.
Day 16 Gorkha to Kathmandu.
The bus journey will take about 5 hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 17 Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 18 Depart Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.

Trek Price as per above program

Group Size
2 - 3 
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above 
Price in US$ 
800 750 700 700 650 600 550

Package Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • All the ground Transportation by bus
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu (Tourist Standard)
  • 16 night 17days trekking in Tent
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park fee
  • Tour leader for entire tour (All camping equipment like tent, Sleeping Bag, Kitchen Equipment, Jacket etc.)
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), necessary trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.

Package Price Excludes

  • Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • All the entrance fee of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the meal while you are in Kathmandu

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The most prominent ethnic groups in the annapurna region are the Gurung, Braman, chetri, Thakali and the Manangba.

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