Ganesh Himal Trek
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Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Ganesh Himal Trek is a 14-day grand trek to the Eastern side of Nepal. The trek is fairly easy which incorporates elements of nature and culture. The trek showcases the Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu Himal ranges.
The trail goes through local villages of several ethnic Tamang groups. The Tamang are locals of Dhading-Gorkha area. Get ready to be amazed by the grandness of the trek!
The months between March to May and September to November are ideal to do the Ganesh Himal Trek. These months fall during the spring and autumn seasons respectively. Since the trek is fairly easy, Ganesh Himal Trek is perfect for anyone looking for blends of culture and nature.
We, at Eternal Himalaya, always care about the safety and security of the travelers. We have a great network of service providers across Nepal. Similarly, our trips are also open for changes as per your preferences.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Our representatives will welcome you to Nepal and lead you to your hotel. Feel free to rest and prepare for the trek. You can also choose to explore the shops for souvenirs or something different to eat. Rest well for the days ahead.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today, we explore the Kathmandu Valley which is studded with seven world heritage sites. Early in the morning, you will be picked up by a private vehicle. Kathmandu Durbar Square and three spiritual shrines of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath are the major destinations for the day. You can experience the unique architecture and traditional arts and craft in each of these areas. In the evening you will be briefed about the need-to-know of this trek and how it is going to be conducted onwards.
Drive from Kathmandu to Trishuli |Satdobato (1500m) 7 Hrs
Today, we will take a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Trishuli. We escape the hustle and bustle of the valley and make our way through a scenic road along the outskirts of the valley. You will arrive at Trishuli Bazaar after crossing the Trishuli River. From here, we have to make our way to Satdobato. There are a few traditional houses in the village with mixed ethnicities.
Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche (1850m) 5-6 Hrs
We begin trekking after breakfast and trek to Kisping. The route to the village is a gradual climb through the terraced hills and small hamlets on hillsides. The village predominantly houses Magar and Tamang, people. We can rest here before continuing to Bhalche. Bhalche is a Tamang village and there is a beautiful waterfall near the village.
Trek from Bhalche to Gongga (2950m) 6-7 Hrs
We head through thick jungles and cross several streams and brooks and rivers along the way. The trek will open up to a meadow called Thulo Chaur. We can rest here and then before we head on onwards to Gongga. You will be greeted by thick Pine, Cedar, and Rhododendron trees and through the tree line, you will get wonderful glimpses of the Langtang range. We will spend the night in Gongga in a tented camp.
Trek from Gongga to Rupchet (2850m) 5-6 Hrs
As we enjoy the sunrise views of the Langtang range, we will continue to head through Rhododendron and Pine trees. There is a good chance of seeing Langurs or Rhesus monkeys swinging by on these thick forests. On the way, you enjoy the view of Langtang and Tibet mountain ranges. You will arrive at Rupchet around the afternoon. This is because it’s the camping site for people looking to cross the Singla pass.
Trek from Rupchet to Shertung (1920m) via Singla La Pass (4045m) 7 Hrs
We begin the climb to the top of Sing La Pass (4045m) early in the morning. The sunrise view from the top of the pass is wonderful. From the top, we can relish the wonderful views of Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges along with Annapurna and Tibet Mountain ranges. From the top, it’s a long descent down to Shertung Kharka. The trials include coniferous and deciduous vegetation of Himalayan Pine, Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Oak trees.
Trek from Shertung Kharka to Shertung Village (2000m) 3-4 Hrs
Shertung is home to the Tamang village, and here they are known to revel in the shamanistic practices. The town itself is surrounded by many pastures for domestic animals, while a waterfall and monastery precede the village on the trek. It’s not going to be a long trek and you will have a free afternoon. Spend time exploring the village and witness the many cultures of the Tamang people. You may also be able to witness the horse dance or the shaman dance. The culture the Tamang follow here is the intermingling of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism, and Animism. Thus forming their own unique culture.
Trek from Shertung Village to Jharlang Phedi 1450 m 6 Hrs
After breakfast, we begin trekking through level trails which leads us to the Borang village. This is also a Tamang village which bears traditional similarities to Shertung. The view of Ganesh Himal (7422m) is prominent over the hills. The lower cultivable areas are fertile and there is an abundance of terrace farming. We will travel through these fields into the Jharlang village.
Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi (1000m) 6 Hrs
The trek will continue along the farmlands and terraced fields. The villages and hamlets along the way are full of people going about their daily chores. There is a natural hot spring along the way where we can freshen up before continuing along. We will then continue along the Netrawati River to reach the Kintang village. Here, the Kintang river meets the Netrawati river.
Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabensi-Jamrung (700m) 6 Hrs
The trails heading out of Kintang Phedi are bordered with rice paddies and mustard patches. We will be traversing downhill on huge open areas. You will keep following the Netrawati River up to Khare Bazaar. Further ahead is Serabensi-Jamrung where we will be setting up camp for tonight. The village also serves travelers with an authentic homestay experience.
Stay at Jyamrung and explore local community
Jyamrung is a traditional Nepali village which also showcases the lifestyle of a typical Nepali household. The houses here are made brown tile roofing and red mud. You can go on exploring the schools, local shops, or health projects. You may also spend the day enjoying local delicacies and go witnessing the day to day activities of the villagers. Besides these, you can also head to the Jyamrung Durbar and learn the history of the village.
Trek Jyamrung to Gola Bhanjyang, Drive back to Kathmandu 5-6 Hrs| Farewell Dinner
We will trek from Jyamrung to Gola Bhanjyang. From here, we drive all the way to Kathmandu. We fill first pass Dhadingbensi along an off-beat road. From here onwards, the road to the main highway is a pleasant ride. We will then climb up the valley hills into Kathmandu. In the evening, we will host you to a farewell dinner as a way of thanks for traveling with us.
Its departure day and our representative will meet you in time to pick you up at your hotel. We will drop you off at the airport before your scheduled flight and wish you good luck on your future endeavors.
The Ganesh Himal Trek explores around the Ganesh Himal (7422m). Trekkers can enjoy the views of other mountains like Langtang (7227m), Shringi (7161m), and Manaslu (8163m). The Ganesh Himal Trek explores the beautiful area between the Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. The Tamang villages along the trekking trails are also a great option to enjoy their culture and traditions.
Ganesh Himal Trek at a glance
First of all, the trek begins with a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Trishuli. Thereafter, the trek continues to Bhalche from Satdobato. Similarly, meadow to meadow and forest to forest leads Rupchet. Likewise, you will find yourself on the highest point Shertunga (4045 m) from Singla La Pass. The viewpoint features the grand view of the Ganesh Himal range. The Shertung village is the habitat of Tamangs. The Jhakri dance and the Ghode dance are natives to Shertung. Finally, Serabensi-Jyamrung is the last destination. Due to the cultural significance of the village, the trekkers spend a day to explore Jyamrung.
Geography : Forest/Hills/Himalayas
Location : Dhading
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Duration of Trek : 14 days
Max Altitude : 4045m
Religions : Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Tamang
Accommodation : Camp/Hotel/Teahouse
Transportation : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax : 02
- Wonderful views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges
- Cross the challenging and rewarding pass of Sing La (4045m)
- Experience the Tamang culture and the hospitality of Tamang people
- Trek through the off-beat trekking trails in central Nepal
The Ganesh Himal Trek explores the beautiful area between the Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. The Tamang villages along the trekking trails are also a great option to enjoy their culture and traditions.