- Duration 12 Nights / 13 Days
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Feb
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||12 Nights / 13 Days|
|Best time to travel||Feb|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||4,200 meters/13,779 feet|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Homestays|
Not so popular with the likes of the tourists and travelers, the Ganesh Himal Trek is located in the eastern part of the country and is quite isolated and unexplored. The trail passes through many dense forests and meadows and unfolds the lifestyle and culture of the locals leaving solitude. The journey also rewards the trekkers with mesmerizing views of the surrounding majestic peaks. The splendor of the Ganesh Himal group of Peaks, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Range, Annapurna Range, and the Tibet range accounts for the picturesque beauty of the region. The destinations along the journey are Kathmandu – Satdobado – Bhalche – Gonga – Rupchet – Shertung Kharka – Shertung Village – Jhanglang Phedi – Kintang Phedi – Jyamrung – Kathmandu.
The Ganesh Himal trek in Nepal has come to light only in the recent years. Rich in diverse flora and fauna, the journey presents you with the most incredible and crystal clear views of the Ganesh Himal Range, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang, and Annapurna range.
The trek also gives you an insight into the local culture of the area, the lifestyle of the people. Enjoy the ‘Great Himalayan chain’ forming the skyline, and walk your way through the dense forests to experience the real meaning of raw beauty during the Ganesh Himal Trek. The 15 days itinerary into the virgin land of Nepal lets you enjoy the real and rural Nepal at it’s best.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The country has amazing sights to offer to each and every traveler from around the globe and likely so the capital, Kathmandu is equally interesting. The perfect combination of culture and heritage, Kathmandu is blessed with all sorts of beauty in the right proportions. The UNESCO World Heritage Sights are a real beauty to enjoy.
As you reach the capital, explore all the important destinations. Sink in the local culture of the country, and here you will also get to taste the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Enjoy the capital at its best and stay the night here.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Satdobato (1,500 meters/4,921 feet).
Your first destination from Kathmandu will be Satdobato, which you will reach by a drive of around 7 hours. Enjoy the turns of the mountain road up to Trisuli, cross the Trisuli river and enjoy the bumpy road forward through the Trisuli Bazar till you reach Satdobado. The drive lets you enjoy the local houses and some incredible views till you reach the culturally rich village of Satdobado. The locals are here are mainly of Tamang, Brahman, Chetri origins. Enjoy the night in Satdobado.
Day 3: Satdobato (1,500 meters/4,921 feet) to Bhalche (1,950 meters/6,397 feet).
The walking journey starts from Satdobado, as today you will walk for around 5 hours to reach Bhalche. Enjoy the quaint walk through the terraced lands, and the small Tamang villages. The trail will also present you with a nice waterfall to witness. The small Tamang village, Bhalche is very rich in culture and they stick to their religious beliefs. Stay the night in Bhalche.
Day 4: Bhalche (1,950 meters/6,397 feet) to Gonga (2,900 meters/9,514 feet)
The walk to Gonga will take around 6 hours and you will cross the Thulo Chour on your way. The walk starts on an easy trail through jungles and small streams till you reach a beautiful ground in the middle of the jungle, and that is Thulo Chour. From here proceed on the trail through thick Pine and Rhododendron forests, small streams to finally reach Gonga. Spend the night in Gonga.
Day 5: Gonga (2,900 meters/9,514 feet) to Rupchet (3,660 meters/12,008 feet)
Start the day with compelling views of the Tibet Range and the Langtang range. After an early breakfast, you will be commencing your journey on the trail that passes through dense Rhododendron and Pine forests. Experience the rich flora and fauna of the region, and if you are lucky you might witness a snow leopard on your way.
The trek today is short of only 4 hours, but the gradual rise makes it a quite strenuous walk. Admire the incredible views of the Gosaikunda range from Rupchet, stay the night here.
Day 6: Rupchet (3,660 meters/12,008 feet) to Sertung Kharka (2,440 meters/8,005 feet) via Shing la pass (4,200 meters/13,779 feet).
The destination is Sertung Kharka, but today you will get to enjoy the Shingla Pass on your way to Sertung Kharka. Start the day early to experience the beauty of sunrise from the top of the pass. From the Shing la Pass you will get to witness bewildering views of the Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Tibet Range, and Langtang range. Admire the views and descend down on the trail to finally reach Sertung Kharka through the Rhododendron and Pine forests. Stay the night in the lap of the mountains in Sertung Kharka.
Day 7: Sertung Kharka (2,440 meters/8,005 feet) to Shertung village (2,000 meters/6,561 feet).
The short trail today of 3 hours will lead you to the Shertung village. The trail runs through a small jungle, barley and wheat fields with astounding views of the Ganesh Himal still in sight you will reach the remote Shertung village. Stay the night in Shertung village.
Day 8: Shertung village (2,000 meters/6,561 feet) to Jharlang Phedi (1,450 meters/4,757 feet).
You have reached the climax of your trip as you head towards the end. The trail to Jharlang Phedi takes you through the Tamang origin Borang village. Walk further as you still enjoy the enthralling views of Ganesh Himal through the fields, cross a bridge before finally reaching Jharlang Phedi. Stay the night in Jharlang.
Day 9: Jharlang Phedi to Kingtang Phadi.
The trail today of 6 hours will lead you to Kingtang Phadi. Enjoy the walk through the gradual ups and downs enjoying the incredible mountain views. Along the trail, you will encounter the friendly villagers who will greet you with warm hearts. Follow the trail to reach a hot spring, enjoy the hot spring to walk further to reach the Kingtang Phadi valley where you will be staying the night.
Day 10: Kingtang Phadi to Serabensi Jamrung
Enjoy the scenic walk through the rice fields and small villages on an easy trail of few ups and downs along the Netrwati river. The Netrawati originates from the majestic Ganesh Himal glacier. Walk your way through terraced lands and small villages to reach the Kjhaahre Bazaar., and follow the easy trail forward to reach Serrabensi Jamrung where you will be spending the night.
Day 11: Rest day in Serabensi Jamrung
After a long 10 days continuous journey, your body needs a day off for rest. Spend the day exploring the Serabesi Jamrung village, get to know about the local culture of the people and their rural lifestyle. Enjoy a great overnight stay in Serabesi Jamrung.
Day 12: Back to Kathmandu
The journey almost comes to the endpoint as you enjoy your final journey back to Kathmandu. To reach Kathmandu from Serabesi Jamrung you will have to walk your way to Sakaura. Enjoy your drive from Sakaura after crossing the bridge. The drive will be bumpy for the most part till you reach the district headquarters, Dhaidangbensi. The drive on the black road through Malkheu to Kathmandu is scenic and really enjoyable. As you reach Kathmandu, spend the rest of the day souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home. Enjoy the lip-smacking Nepalese cuisines in the capital itself and spend a quaint night in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final Departure
The day has finally come as you set out for your journey back home. You have witnessed the beauty of nature at its very best and the memories will be etched in your mind and heart forever. Nepal has many more adventurous treks that you should consider experiencing in the coming days. The country is beautiful and the people, the culture, and the views – everything is just perfect. Have a safe flight back home.[/su_expand]