Ganesh Himal Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 4100 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private and Comfortable Drive

Trip Grade



13 Days

Trip Overview

A trek in Nepal's center eastern region, one of the Himalayas' least-explored places, located between the most popular trekking sites of Langtang to the east and Manaslu to the west. A trip through the magnificent hidden valley that allows you to experience a diverse range of cultures and natural scenery. Ganesh is a Hindu god with an elephant head. The Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV), Mount Manasalu, Tibet range, Langtang, and Annapurna are all visible from this region, as well as views of the Tibet range, Langtang, and Annapurna. Traveling through the Ganesh Himal area allows you to photograph the beautiful scenery of mountains, waterfalls, Saint George, dramatic landscape paintings, towering cliffs, and stunning rock formations.

Ganesh Himal Trek covers the route just west of Langtang National Park, but your experience will be no different than any other trek in Nepal's Langtang region. Ganesh Himal Trek is distinguished by its terraced hills, beautiful woods, diversified topography, and Tamang culture. In just one day, you'll go through sub-tropical to alpine vegetation zones as you stroll along your trail. The colorful Tamang towns will provide you with some insight into the people, their unique culture and their customs. Ganesh Himal Trek is a wonderful joy of trekking along fewer traveled paths to a magnificent destination nestled amongst lush hills and woods against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks.

After a short drive from Kathmandu, the trek begins in Balche. We will hike from Balche to Singla Pass, the highest point on the trail. The trail passes through a dense forest of bamboo, pine, and fir trees in the Himalayas. From Singla pass (4,200m/13,779ft), we will have a panoramic view of the Ganesh Himal massif (7,893m), Manaslu (8,156m), Annapurna (8,091m), and Langtang (8,091m).

The trail will descend to Sertung and Chalish after passing via the Singla pass. The next day, we will spend wandering through distant hills and mountains and relaxing at a hot spring on Ganesh Himal's lap, before heading to Neber to witness the best scenery from the Ri Gaon of a town called Jharlang at the opposite end. We will arrive in Jyamrung Danda, the endpoint of this trip, after two days of trekking from Ri Gaon. This location allows us to visit a historical royal home and watch the sunrise before boarding a bus to Dhading Besi, from where we will travel back to Kathmandu.

The Ganesh Himal trek is suitable for people of all ages, as it allows you to experience a distant lifestyle through overnight trekking and watch the stunning landscape of mountains as well as the mix of ethnic groups living nearby, each with its own culture, traditions, and religious practices. Ganesh Himal trekking is great for people looking to get away from the more well-known Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang regions. It is known for its pristine Tamang culture, breathtaking mountain views and vibrant rhododendron forest.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted warmly by our representative and will escort you to your hotel. Allow yourself to unwind and enjoy your stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu – Balche

After an early morning meal, we will set off on our grand adventure, taking local transportation out of the valley and heading north along the beautiful parkway. On crisp mornings, the scenery on the route includes streams, terraced fields, towns and views of the Alps. The underlying section of the route is moderately wonderful until Trishuli. As we will approach towards our destination at Balche, the road becomes more difficult.

Day 3: Trek from Balche – Rupchet

From Balche, we will begin our ascent up the walking trail, passing through a vast expanse of fields and forests. It's an energizing and challenging first day as we climb through a beautiful field region, passing through ThuloKharka for lunch before continuing on to Rupchet, an open region with nearby herder's safe houses where we can enjoy exceptional views of the surrounding domain and blanketed Himalayan pinnacles.

Day 4: Trek from Rupchet – Chalis Gaon via Singla Pass

We will walk from Rupchet to the high country, passing through late spring pasture terrain with wild ox, sheep, and cattle. Finally, we will reach Singla Pass, the highest point on our trek, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding region, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, and the imposing Ganesh Himal to the west. From here, we will travel through more field glades with breathtaking views, passing through thick forest with pine, rhododendron (Nepal's national flower), and oak trees, as well as an excellent waterfall and a religious community, before arriving in the fields of the charming towns of Shertung and Chalis Gaon.

Day 5: Rest Day at Chalis Gaon 

This is a day off from trekking to truly relax and appreciate the natural world. We have the option of climbing to an adjacent communal hot spring with constructed, riverside pools where we can wash our worries away. On the other hand, we can simply relax and take in the sights of the town, perhaps making friends with the locals and observing their day-to-day activities.

Day 6: Trek from Chalis Gaon – Rachyat Gaon

Today we will go across a stream and through a rich valley beneath Chalish. The route concludes on gleaming stone strides created by the KadoorieAgri Aid Association and Nepalese British Gurkhas. Both organizations are key players in this area, responsible for the construction of numerous water taps, bridges, and improved paths. In passage to the friendly settlements of Rachyat Gaon, the trail passes through the charming village of Tir.

Day 7: Trek from Rachyat Gaon – Khading Gaon via Lapa Gaon

Today we will travel across a very unusual rural landscape. We will continue on to Laphchyat, a lovely Gurung community with over 30 families. We will cross the Lapa Khola over a box bridge and ascend a field-lined trail to the walled compound of a recently created hospital in Lapa Gaon, a big village with over 400 residents.

Day 8: Trek from Khading Gaon – Ri Gaon

We will descend down to Chyamchat after enjoying our breakfast and the spectacular scenery. The walk continues past small communities, paddy terraces, and jungle until it reaches Kutawal, where we will stop for lunch. Then it's on to Ri Gaon via Tawal.

Day 9: Trek from Ri Gaon – Phulkharka

Today will be a somewhat easy climbing day. The course passes through Brahmin villages, as well as a lower, rich environment with abundant terraced paddy fields and a large, open valley. Finally, we will arrive in Phulkharka Gaon, a significant Brahmin settlement after passing through natural open spaces. 

Day 10: Trek from Phulkharka – Danda

The trail leads to the Ankhu Khola river, passing through a number of villages along the way. Our trek is now at a lower elevation, and the weather will be warmer. We will take a short pause near Rine for a lunch break before continuing on to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda. Because it was the previous house of the regional King, this is a historically significant locality. Even now, the royal residence, which dates back hundreds of years, may be seen. It's a fantastic spot to watch the sunrise and sunset, as well as the general mountain views of the Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu ranges.

Day 11: Trek from Danda – Dhadingbesi then drive to Kathmandu

We've arrived at the end of our trekking paths. We will have breakfast in the early morning while watching the sunrise and then climb via Dodke Danda to Dhading Besi, which will take us about two and half hours. It's a beautiful descent through a beautiful area of woods, abundant farmland, and quaint towns. Then we will drive back to Kathmandu across a lovely area. This trip provides an excellent perspective of Nepal's province farms. After a final ascent, we will arrive in Kathmandu. You will be taken to your accommodation in Kathmandu at the specified hotel.

Day 12: Rest Day at Kathmandu

This could be the day to rest after completing the journey successfully. You can also visit Kathmandu's various tourist attractions. Around Kathmandu, it also offers a range of venues to visit and enjoy various Nepali indigenous delicacies. You can also go shopping in Nepal to get gifts for your loved ones.

Day 13: Final Departure

Today is the day of your departure. Our team will pick you up and drop you off at the international airport. You must arrive at the international airport in Nepal within 3 hours of your scheduled departure time.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop service by private car.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Betrawati and Gorkha-Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle
  • Other ground transportation to and from trekking destination
  • Necessary documents, permits and TIMS card
  • Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses for their food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment and so on.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu(excluding entrance fees) 
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Visa Fees and International airfare, excess baggage charge and airport tax
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Extended stay due to any reason other than programmed itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters 


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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