The sacred Parvati lake (Kunda), twin sacred White and Black Lakes
Shimmering close up view of Ganesh himal, Langtang Himal and Manaslu Himal
Respectful hospitality of ethnic communities
Dense forest of Rhododendron, pine, oak and bamboo
Several rivers along with suspension bridges, Georges, waterfalls and stone- driven mills
Ganesh Himal trekking is an off the beaten trail located in the central eastern region of Nepal. It is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune.The highest access to Ganesh Himal trek is Shingla pass at 4200 m and Pansang La pass at 4100 m. The trail offers spectacular views of Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail (6990m), Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m), Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Boudha Himal, and Hiunchuli.Ganesh Himal is a camping trek. It can be done in different duration and throughout the year. Best season for Ganesh Himal trek is February to May and August to December.
After a nice breakfast an experienced city guide will accompany you through the small alleys into the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The seat of royalty until the 20th century and a living museum. It has monuments as old as 800 years old. Then you visit the Swayambhunath stupa situated on a hilltop about 3 km away from the city center. It is also referred as the monkey temple. Both of these places are UNESCO world heritage sites. You can go around Thamel in the afternoon for last minute shopping for the trek if you have missed something.
We have a short but tiring drive today that lasts about 5 hours. We end the drive to Betrawati via Trishuli, which is a big town on the Pasang Lamu Highway. After a short walk from Betrawati we reach our campsite at Sole. In the evening we will explore the local area, terraced farms and meet people who are always curious about foreigners.
Our destination of the day is Kispang situated at 1600 m from sea level. We will have lunch after 3 hours of walk and then conitue another 2 hours before reaching Kispang.
This is not a tiring day as we gradually go up and enjoy the day through the villages where majority of the people are seen busy in their farms. Have fun in the campsite with the staff as they sing and dance with you.
Another short yet interesting day is ahead of us. We start our day with hot breakfast served by the camping crew and head towards Thulo chawr. The trail passes through the settlement of Tamang people, an ethnic group of Mongolian origin who follow both Hinduism and Buddhism. We reach Thulo Chaur after about 5 hours with a lunch break in between. Overnight stay at camp.
The trail today goes through a dense forest with pine vegetation. As we are going high to Gonga almost at 3000m from sea level we have a steep climb with few descents in between. During the walk through the forest there are healthy chances of encounter with wild animals such wild pigs, small deers, Monkeys of different species and others. Today is the first day when you see the Ganesh Himal from the trail so as soon as you reach Gonga in the mid afternoon go mountain hunting with your lenses.
After walking 4 days you start feeling higher altitude and change in vegetation in a significant way, which is much more enjoyable than walking in lower altitudes. We still conitue through the trail and walk past the forest of rhododendron and pine trees before reaching Rupchet situated at 3635. Consult your trekking guide for any problems regarding high altitudes. Enjoy the nice dinner in the evening and go to bed early as you have to wake up early tomorrow for climbing up the Shing la pass!
Today is the most exciting day of the trip. You will be on top of Shing la pass in 7 hours. We start the day early and walk towards Kharka and before that climb the Shing La Pass. This is not a easy climb but once you reach the top you are rewarded the best view of the majestic mountains of the Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and many more even in the Tibetan side. Going down to Kharka is easier after you cross the pass. Rest in the evening before dinner. Go to bed early to prepare for the next day trip.
We leave Kharka today and head toward Borang. As we have started the second leg of the trip we will go down in terms of altitude. The journey takes transition from silent forests to small villages still very quiet. After walking for 6 hours and a lunch break in between you will find yourself with the Tamangs of Borang. Overnight at camp.
After a warm breakfast we head towards Jharlang today. The walk most of the day is through terraced farms and their owners working for the next harvest. The trail ascends and descends gently and in 6 hours you reach the beautiful village of Jharlang.
The walk from Jharlang to Kintang Phedi is about 6 hours, walking through small streams, terraced fields and some small settlements with people of different cultures and religion. The Mountain View might disappear as we go down. The hills although are very scenic and beautiful giving you some other feelings than the mountains. Overnight camping at Kintang Phedi.
We will start the day around 8 after breakfast and walk for little more than an hour before reaching Dhading Besi, where our transport will be waiting for us to take us back to Kathmandu. In the evening drink in one of the bars in Thamel is worthy to remove the tiredness of the trek.
After breakfast, you will be see-off by our AMN representative for you to catch your flight.With the hope of seeing you soon again in Nepal, we wish you have a safe journey back home.
Prices Net in US $ per person
Standard 4 *
Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
Trekking guide/s &Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation in lodges/tea houses/ home stay
Entry Permit & trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
All land transportation
Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porters
First aid kit
Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
International airfares and airport tax
Nepal Entry Visa Fees
Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
Your Travel Insurance
Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.