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Ganesh Himal trek is far from the crowed trekking routes and offers you numbers of adventures. While you are willing to trek in peaceful environment rather than in the popular and crowed trekking regions like Everest and Annapurna then this is the best trekking route that we can recommend this enjoyable trekking. This trekking route offers you heart-breaking views of snowcapped peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. The Ganesh Himal area is famous for the untouched long-established Tamang cultures, heart breaking views of beautiful White Mountains and purely colorful rhododendron forests all the way. This trek is not so far from the capital city; Kathmandu. There are alternate trekking routes which can be managed according to your free time. We recommend Ganesh Himal trekking route for those trekkers who wish to trek in peaceful environment and want to enjoy directly with the natural phenomenon.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking & Village Excursion
  • Trekking Type: Camping Trek
  • Best Season: Sept - Nov / Mar - May
  • Total Duration: 20 Days
  • Trek Duration: 17 Days
  • Min.Group Size: 5+ pax
  • Max. Height: 4,110 m. / 13,484 FT
  • Transportation: Drive in / Out
  • Trek Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trek End To: Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary of Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at (1'365m. 4'478ft.)
    Flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.
  • Day 02: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip.
  • Day 03: Drive to Samari Bhanjyang at (1'250m. 4'101ft.) via Trishuli Bazaar about 5 hours by bus.
    We leave early morning drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar. Today you trace the route taken by king Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. Prithvi Narayan Shah is considered the founding father of modern Nepal, being the first person to assemble all the territories of the present country of Nepal under one ruler. En route you pass through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was once the hub for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. From here you travel through gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang and this is picturesque drive as you can see the beautiful scenery of rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Samari Bhanjyang is a small town and it was a trading place in the past.
  • Day 04: Samari Bhanjyang - Katunje Bazaar at (865m. 2'837ft.) bout 7 hours Trek
    In the beginning your trek along gradual descent path and then your trail turns uphill. Finally you trek through flat land to reach your destination. En route you pass different villages, forests covered with pine and rhododendron, farming terraces, small streams and numerous green hills. There is a small market in Katunje and you can have first glimpse of Ganesh Himal from here. Stay overnight at camp in Katunje Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Katunje Bazaar - Kintang Phedi at (755m. 2'477ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    Leaving katunje Bazaar ,the trail goes downhill till Lapang Bensi. Now you walk along the riverbank until you reach Kintang Phedi. En route you pass several traditional villages, farming terraces, fishing spot and beautiful green hills. Kintang Phedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). There are few typical houses, shops with minimal supply and terraces where local people grow potatoes and other food grains
  • Day 06: Kintang Phedi - Jharlang at (1'500m. 4'921ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    The path you trek gradual ascent passing through the several villages, farming terraces and green hills. These villages are predominated by Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhetris respectively. Maize, millet, rice, wheat, buckwheat and green vegetables are their main staple food. Jharlang is a Tamang village where you find a government school and numerous typical houses. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture.
  • Day 07: Jharlang - Chalise at (2'000m. 6'561ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    Today we trek quite ascent path and then the trail moves through leveled path towards the ending point. While trekking we pass many Tamang villages, Borang and Shertum among the famous Tamang villages. There are schools, health post, chortens and mani walls in these Tamang villages. The main occupations of the people are farming. The scenic beauties we can glance are of green hills, terraces and villages at far distance.
  • Day 08: Chalise – Hindung at (2'345m. 7'693ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    The part of the trail goes downhill up to Menchet Khola (stream) and after crossing this stream we trek steep up and then gradual up to reach Hindung. This day you pass small Tamang villages, small forests, farming terraces and green hills. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. we find mani walls and prayer flags in some parts of the villages. One thing to be noticed is that it is the last village we pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal.
  • Day 09: Hindung - Rajgang Kharka at (2'570m. 8'431ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    Leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Rajgang Kharka is ascent and flat as well. We walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling place of various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and mainly with grassland. Except winter season the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing.
  • Day 10: Rajgang Kharka - Kalo Seto Kunda at (3'774m. 12'381ft) about 7 hours Trek
    Now, the trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path somewhere. We walk along the trail covered with forests for few hours. Towards the ending the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. we find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary, the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are frozen.
  • Day 11: At Ganesh Himal Base Camp for the day exploration
    Today is our rest day and once we could make day exploration around the Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake). Where we can enjoy the spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many Mountain ranges..

    Day 12: Ganesh Himal Base Camp - Rajgang Kharka at (2'570m 8'431ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    Leaving Ganesh Base camp, and we descent and following the narrow path where you find alpine grass on both sides.
  • Day 13: Rajgang Kharka – Chalise at (2'000m. 6'561ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    Leaving kharka and than we continue moves down hill to Chalise. People from Gurung and Tamang.
  • Day 14: Chalise - Laba village (1'750m. 5'741ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    Form Chalise we follow the trek downhill all the way to Laba Bensi and trek uphill to reach Laba village. This day we pass through the pine forests, Tamang villages, farming terraces, green hills and villages at far distance. Laba is a beautiful Gurung village with its own tradition and culture.
  • Day 15: Laba village - Manyang Bhanjyang at (2'934m. 9'625ft.) about 6 hours Trek
    Today we trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals. The trail moves up hill all the way to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. While trekking you pass Khading village mainly resided by Tamang and Gurung. The main crop is potato here.
  • Day 16: Manyang Bhanjyang - Majhgaun at (2'200m. 7'217ft.) about 7 hours Trek
    For the Majhgaun we have to trek along gradual descent path and after some time steep descent path but again you move downward toward the ending point. On the way you pass forests of rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills. This day you are quite captivated by the clear views of Manaslu range, Buddha peak on a clear weather and other unnamed mountains and peaks. As you enter Majhgaun you will find local people being engaged in farming but it is reported that some people have migrated either to foreign country or Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Majhgaon - Budathum at (747m. 2'450ft.ft) about 6 hours Trek
    After Majhagaon the trail dominated with villages, forests, streams and terraces. And we can also be enjoy the scenic beauty of green hills. Budathum is a small town with local old market. This village is pre dominated by Newar community.
  • Day 18: Budathum - Arughat Bazaar at (5'00m. 1'640ft.) about 5 hours Trek
    Leaving Budathum Bazaar we trek descent path and then through leveled route to Aarughat Bazaar. On the way, you pass few streams, villages, farming terraces, small forests. Most of the time the route moves along the riverbank ofBudhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazaar covers a small area with old market.
  • Day 19: Drive to kathmandu about 7 hours by bus
    This is one of the picturesque journeys. While driving you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, we could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities.
  • Day 20: Departure Kathmandu
    Our support teams will takes you to the international airport for your flight back home.