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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking – 18 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate Plus

Max Elevation

41180 meters


Best Time

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November


Total Duration

18 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Off the beaten trekking trail
  • Restricted region of Nepal
  • Ganesh Himal and its periphery
  • Pangsang Pass and Singla Pass with beautiful grassy meadows
  • Authentic Rural Nepal Villages

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking is one of the beautiful trekking trails of the Ganesh Himal Region. These days the trail is gaining the lots of promotion and recognition because of the special promotion and attention given by the Nepal Tourism Board as well as Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. The trail starts from the grassy meadows to the high altitude green pastured passes. The single trip will be enough for the trekkers to observe and witness the lowland people’s culture and the Himalayan belt people’s culture. In terms of the diversified attractions naturally as well as culturally Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking is equally attractive like Everest Region Trekking, Annapurna Region Trekking and Langtang Region Trekking. The journey starts with the bus drive from Kathmandu to Somdang which is the small Tamang rural community. The region is very famous in Nepal as the zinc mine. The place these days is moving towards fulfilling the components of proper touristic destination. The hydro power project and the tea houses have been established in the region to make the trekking experience hassle free. The passes of the Pangsang and Singla would be very fantastic to experience as both the passes give you the idea of the real authentic rural Nepal. The name of the mountain is also very sacred and resembles towards the holy Lord Ganesha respected a lot by the Hindu followers. After witnessing the amazing and sacred Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking journey descends towards the Rajgang Kharka. From there the small yet vibrant town of Aarughat can be reached where you can witness the movement of the rural Nepalese people. The entire journey of the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking will be in tented accommodation or the home stay at authentic locals of the region. Trekking crew of Nepal Hiking Himalaya would also take you to their villages if time permits as all of them are from the Ganesh Himal Region. The scenic rural highway bus drive from Aarughat to Kathmandu will take place to bring you back to capital city. Book this amazing trekking in Nepal at Ganesh Himal region with the locals of the Nepal Hiking Himalaya Teks & Expedition.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu When you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our airport representative will greet you and complete the formalities (Visa, etc), you need to confirm for our agent with a display board at the entrance gate. You will then transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you will join a welcome dinner at a first rate traditional Nepalese restaurant where we get pleasure from a Nepalese cultural program and enjoy fine meal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu After having breakfast you will go for sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. You will visit Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. All these are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. In the evening you will meet with Nepal Hiking Himalayas’ trekking guide who will help you for trekking preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m) We will leave Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) all the way through Trishuli (Nuwakot) takes approximately 8 hours to arrive at Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing all along the road beside Trishuli River you hold a sight of Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m) We today trek for around 6 hours today from Syabrubesi to Gatlang that lies at an altitude of 2238m passing all the way through Goljung where you will view the Tamang traditions. You can see scenery from view spot. The cultural performance at Gatlang and Goljung makes your trip a memorable one. Gatlang, soaring on a hillside amongst terraced pastures is a Tamang settlement. One can go around a Tamang monastery and striking Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

Day 05: Gatlang to Somdang (3500m.) We trek for around 5 hours all along the road to arrive at Somdang leaving Gatlang. The striking beauty when traveling the area are Langtang Himal ranges, Paldor peak, Ganesh Himal and many other nameless peaks. Also, we will pass some Tamang settlements where we can see their culture and tradition. Overnight at Somdang.

Day 06: Somdang to Pansang Bhanjyang We will trek from Somdang traversing through Paldor Bhanjyang at an elevation of 3850m and arrive at Pansang Bhanjyang (3850m.) taking about 7 hours. You will stroll all along the path moving through displaying striking scenery of villages, green hills, forests and terraces. Overnight at Pansang Bhanjyang.

Day 07: Pangsang Bhanjyang to Chalise We will walk for around seven hours from Pangsang Bhanjyang then move to Chalise. We will walk down to go behind the trail and then ascend up for some time. En route, you traverse bamboo forests, rhododendron, pine and beautiful waterfalls. We come transversely the first community of the route named Tipling, a big Tamang village which is rich in diverse culture and has church. After that, you have to walk down abruptly until you go across a suspension bridge above Gorkhen River. Then, the way goes up to Sertung Chalise, a Gurung community. Overnight at Chalise.

Day 08: Chalise to Hindung We will head off from Chalise to reach Hindung today. We will have to walk for about 5 hours and our trail goes down to Menchet River at first and traverse this stream, the route then moves steep up and then gradually reaches Hindung, a big settlement mostly occupied by Tamang. We will pass via Tamang villages, farming terraces, small forests and green hills. From here Ganesh Himal Base Camp can be noticed is that it is the final village you will pass through today.

Day 09: Hindung to Rajgang Kharka Today we enter at Rajgang Kharka leaving Hindung. After passing from Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The trail up to Rajgang Kharka moves up and sometimes flat as well. We stroll all along the track enclosed with woods of rhododendron and it is home for a variety of species of birds and wild lives. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by striking forests and lowland. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.

Day 10: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda To arrive at Kalo Seto Kunda, it takes around 6 hours from Rajgang Kharka. The trail is thin and goes about generally uphill and plain lane someplace. And, you will come across alpine lawn here due to towering elevation. At Kalo Seto Kunda, we can find two lakes of sacred connotation. The flat of Kalo or Black Lake is enclosed with black stones whilst the surface of Seto Kunda which is covered with white stones. Overnight at Kalo Seto Kunda.

Day 11: Rest day We will have a day rest day or you can enjoy trip around Kalo Seto Kunda. From here you can take pleasure in the superb views of Paldor Himal, Ganesh Himal and many others. Overnight at Kalo Seto Kunda.

Day 12: Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka Begin to walk from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to reach Rajgang Kharka and it takes around 6 hours. You trek all along the fall and narrow track where you discover alpine grass on both sides. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.

Day 13: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise Walking ahead from Rajgang Kharka, it takes around 6 hours to arrive at Chalise (2000m.) The path shifts down all the way to Chalise. You will pass via forests till Hindung and traversing it you discover a few Tamang villages. Overnight at Chalise.

Day 14: Chalise to Jharlang Taking approximately 8 hours we will walk from Chalise to reach Jharlang. Arriving at small edge, you can take joy in amazing view of Ganesh Himal, waterfall, farming terraces and several settlements at a distance. Now, you descend downward the edge and cross terraces and few villages. Our trail moves down and mounting to Jharlang, a Tamang settlement with its mixed culture. Overnight at Jharlang.

Day 15: Jharlang to Darkha It takes around 7 hours to reach Darkha leaving Jharlang. Passing via the landslide close Jharlang, you start walking through way up trail with views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, jungle, farming terraces, waterfall and villages. Darkha, the Brahmin village bestows the view of Aankhu River at some space.

Day 16: Darkha to Khahare Bazaar Trekking from Darkha, we will move to Khahare Bazaar taking around seven hours. We go up to Darkha Phedi and the trail heads all along the river shore until you arrive at Khahare. There is a huge market at Khahare Bazaar with tea shops, big school, lodges etc. This spot is well-known for superb views of farming terraces. Overnight at Khahare Bazaar.

Day 17: Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu It takes about 8 hours driving from Khahare Bazaar to arrive at Kathmandu by bus. Unless you reach Dhading Besi we move all the way through unpaved road and then go along the well paved highway until you arrive at Kathmandu. This picturesque journey of striking views of rivers, terraces, hills, forests and villages will be memorable.

Day 18: Final Departure Our journey comes to an end on 18th day. Our agent will escort us to the airport and offer farewell greetings.

Cities: • Nepal hiking Himalaya provides by Private car ,hice,jeep, and luxirous bus Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights, • Hotel accommodation in a single/ Twin-sharing Basis with breakfast. • Local guided tour of the city with Private tours to the historical, cultural and heritage sites as mentioned on the itinerary. • If required assistance for the trekking shifter and the shopping for the trekking equipment. • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu like a local food which is dalbhat. Trek: • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in trekking. • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu using *** star hotel or similar Guest house Hotel Resort, • Tea and coffee during the trip. • Accommodation in teahouse / lodge during trekking. • Private vehicle survives starting and ending points of the treks. • Domestic flights and departure tax if mentioned on the itinerary. • Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks provide – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag. • Professional mountain guide with high experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and licensed by the Nepalese government. • First Aid Kit Comprehensive. • Necessary Porters to carry all group equipment and personal gear. • competent insurance for all staff including porters and guide. • Provides Trekking map for each trekker. • Trekking permit and government tax. • Any other items mentioned on the itinerary.

  • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner. • Nepal entry visa fee US$45 for one month which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport . • Personal trekking equipment. • for personal expenses like alcoholic drinks, laundry, mineral water, cold drinks, hot shower, battery charge, etc.. • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters expected. • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges. • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical tretment in case of emergency • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc. •

Nepal is also known as Himalayan Empire for having the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Biodiversity varies through steamy to sub-steamy to alpine plant life and animals within just little north south axis. Only handful of countries on the globe could have a real huge selection associated with natural beauty loaded in a modest place. Also, Nepal has got remarkable differences in climate from high peak valleys to tropical plain vegetation. Equipments: You need to get ready with the regular clothing as Nepal has got difference in climate. If you are walking above 3000m you require warm clothing. Clothing list 1. Woolen hat and sunhat for head 2. T-shirts and long-sleeved shirt to save from harm from Sunburn; Short Pants; Track-suit and Trousers (both heavy and light weight for and wind and water proof too) 3. Thermal underwear: of use for cold and as night dress for sleeping. 4. Warm jacket especially required to trek above 3000m 5. Gloves: 6. Water proof and wind proof rain coat or Poncho. 7. Foot wear: A pair of easy hiking boots or a pair of light sports shoe or a pair of slippers or sandals. 8. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock. 9. A small backpack to carry personal and important items like- camera, money, Water bottle, towel, soap or toilet items, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen etc. 10. Sleeping Bag 11. Walking stick. Health requirements Vaccination necessities are subject to vary and should be set before departure. You may call for extra inoculations so please get in touch with your GP or a travel medical centre for further detail. Please talk to your doctor for new information and recommendation for vaccinations, anti-malarial and any sensibly predictable disease while coming to Asia. Moreover, a dental check-up earlier than traveling is necessary. Know your blood group. And if you got any pre-existing health conditions which may affect you while travelling, let us know at the time of teh booking. Better if you carry small kit with Band aids/bandages, upset stomach remedy, laxatives, sterile dressings, anti-diarrhea remedy, rehydration remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, antiseptic cream/powder and more. Currency Rupee is the official currency in Nepal. The most normally use sign for Rupee is Rs or NPR. There is no limit on the sum of foreign money or travelers’ checks brought in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank set the exchange rate and there are a lot of money change counters and number of banks where you can exchange your money. Also, the hotels do exchange the money still they have lower rate. Moreover, there are a choice of ATM Machines in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and more where you can easily get cash (NPR) on both MasterCard’s or Visa 24 hours a day. Accommodations Nepal offers a lot of options for appropriate type of accommodation including clean, easy and of a very high standard. Lodging for Nepal trips includes good standard tourist class hotels to Guest Houses or lodges or even camps. Visa Requirements You can take up processed tourist visa from any Nepalese Embassy or get visa on arrival in Nepal. Once the visa is received, it will not be modified, revalidated and visa sum will not be given back. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for visa fees so you need to have USD Cash. For safe and sound Travel 1. Do not carry needless valuables with you. 2. Do not leave any important things in hotel room in Asia. Items will be left at the individual’s risk. 3. A money belt, or somewhat similar, worn near to your body is the top way to hold passports, money, airline tickets and other valuables. 4. Pickpockets can be found everywhere, mainly in tourist areas and in swarming markets; you have to always be careful. 5. Be alert that everything left around will also be likely to theft.

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