The Ganesh Himal Trek is a fantastic trek for exploring natural beauty along with cultures of locals of Nepal. You will get an insight into the simple, daily life of typical Nepalese communities. You will experience cultural diversity, as well as old traditions and cultural occasions real close. During the whole trekking, you will camp, i.e. stay in the tent. This trek is one of the most isolated and least explored area of Nepal’s Himalayas. Only a few foreigners have explored in recent years. This region offers untouched natural beauty, wild and friendly inhabitations and astounding range peaks.
The range lies about 70 km northwest of Kathmandu. The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I) which has the height of about 7,422 m from the sea level. There are 3 other peaks which are above 7,000 m in height and some 14 others which are above 6,000 m in height. Ganesh Himal has got great vertical relief over nearby valleys.
The name for the range comes from the Hindu diety Ganesh, usually depicted in the form of an elephant. In fact the south face of Pabil (Ganesh IV) slightly resembles an elephant, with a ridge that is exactly similar to an elephant’s trunk.
Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the best yet overlooked trekking trails in Ganesh Himal Region. Ganesh Himal tirals are gaining momentum in terms of popularity these days. All the way from grassy meadows to the high altitude pass and from lowland Nepalese people civilization to the Himalayan people lifestyle, along with the astounding views of the Himalayan ranges make this trekking more mystical and vibrant than other popular trekking trails in Nepal.
The unique and enticing Himalaya (Ganesh Himal) is equally aesthetic as its name related to the sacred god of Hinduism, Lord Ganesha. It is believed that the shape of Ganesh Himal resembles the head of Lord Ganesha himself. You will get to encounter different ethnic groups of people along with the delights of magnificent mountain. The villages offer enigmatic and indecipherable experience.
The tented accommodation or the accommodation shared with the locals, helps to enhance the small group adventure tour in the Ganesh Himal Trek. You will get to observe the picturesque view of the splendid mountains along with the delights of Nepalese typical cultures and lifestyle of people. You will see appealing form of nature from your proximity.
So, if you want to address your adventurous zeal and have a close insight to the typical Nepalese lifestyle and ethic culture, this trek is definitely you should opt for.
After arriving in the lovely capital of Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport, our agents will be there to receive you and transfer you to one of the standard hotels of Kathmandu.
You’ll have a very wonderful time by exploring some of the greatest cultural and historical heritages of Kathmandu. Have a very gracious time and prepare for your trekking by buying some of the crucial recommended gears.
Today, after breakfast we take a drive. The first part of the drive is on the black and nice road even though there are lots of turning and corners. You cross Trishuli river and through the Trishuli Bazaar, you drive up to Satdobato which is a bumpy road. You can enjoy the sight of some local houses with a great view around. Satdobato includes mix culture and there are different ethnic groups of people such as Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmin, etc. You will do camping for overnight.
At this day, we take gradual steps up to Kisping for lunch. It is a nice walk through a village which offers a scenic beauty and consists of different groups of people like Tamang, Dalit. The village also has a small monastery of Budhhist people and on the other side of a small holy river, there is a Hindu temple. This stands as a symbol of religious unity in Nepal.
After lunch, you continue gradually up to Bhalche village where you camp for tonight. It is a nice walk through terraces and a Tamang village. You can also see a nice waterfall during the walk. Bhalche is a wonderful Tamang village, on the other side of which you will do camping. There is a ground surrounded by Budhhist prey flag and beautiful village view can be seen from the other side of the camping area.
After breakfast, you head towards Thulo Chour for lunch and walk to Gonga for overnight. After Bhalche, you will have to pass through a jungle, crossing small streams on the way. You will now approach to Thulo Chour, which is a beautiful ground in the middle of the jungle where you can find people living in the temporary hut. You can have your lunch here.
After having lunch, now you head towards Gonga by straining through the thick forest of pine and Rhododendron, crossing some small springs. You can even some animals such as Himalayan monkey and also the great view of the Langtang mountains. You will stay overnight in camp.
Today, you will have to start your trek early in the morning in order to enjoy the view of Langtang and Tibet range. During your hike, you have to cross a thick forest of pine and rhododendron, with a good chance to see the animals that include monkeys, and even leopard. It is a short walk yet difficult because of the altitude and steepness. You must stay hydrated and you can have your lunch either on your way or at Rupchet. Late afternoon is free and easy, and you can enjoy the great Himalayan charm of Tibet range and Gosaikunda range. Rupchet is a basecamp of Sing-La pass/top (the highest altitude of your trek). You will do camping on a big ground present there and stay there overnight.
You ought to start your journey early in the morning to see the sunrise from the top of Sing-La. It takes almost 2 hours to reach the place from where you can glance the view of Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang and Tibet range. After enjoying the beautiful scenery, you will descend with the view of Ganesh Himal range and the small valley down. Now you proceed through the pine and rhododendron forest where you will report to the ground beneath the jungle. Today is the hardest day of the trek and Sing-La is the highest altitude pount you will reach on this trek. Overnight in Camp.
Today we will head from Sertunga Kharka (the place you did camping on yesterday) to Shertung village. During the walk, you will have to pass through the jungle and proceeding through a field of corn, maize, wheat, barley, etc. You can get the view of Ganesh Himal during the walk. You will descend down to a remote village of Tamang Ghele which is known as the Shertung Village. Half of the day, you can take rest and explore the beautiful village. Overnight in camp.
On this day, you will have to descend down and approad to Borang village where you can encounter with tamang people. From Bornag village, you will strain to Jharlang through fields and crossing the bridge, glancing the beautiful view on the way and enjoying the walk. Now you reach to Jharlang Phedi where you will stay over night. If the group is big, you might even need to stay inside the temple.
Today, you continue your trek with many ups and downs enjoying the great views of the mountains, as we walk through the small, friendly villages where the local folks would greet you warmly. Then you will approach to hot spring where you can take bath and proceed on. From this way, you can observe the river Netrawati. Kintang Phedi is a small valley with mix type of culture. An interesting thing to know about this place is that, here, the rivers Netrawati and Kintag are mixed over. You will stay at Kintang phedi overnight.
On this day of trek, you will gradually trek down and the trail becomes more flat and easy. You will walk following the Netrawati riverside which actually comes from the Ganesh Himal Glacier. Nice rice fields, terraces and villages make your walk scenic. You reach a bazzar (a local market) and after an easy walk from there you will reach up to Serabensi Jyamrung where you will stay overnight. You can stay at a local house over there. You can also explore the local lifestyle of the people over there.
You will try to get familiar with the surroundings and the families you are living with. You will also spend some time to learn the local skills of the people and their daily activities. You can also go for fishing or swimming whichever you prefer.
Airport pick up and drop off (complimentary).
Welcome dinner (complimentary).
Night-stay on arrival to Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included.
All accommodation during the trek.
Three meals a day during the trek.
Fresh fruit each day if and when available.
Complimentary bag/agency T-shirt
Trained, professional and registered local guide with the knowledge of first-aid who can speak English.
Drive from Kathmandu to Satdobato and to other areas and back.
Rescue arrangements if needed.
Agency service charge and government rax/VAT.
Certificate of achievement.
International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal insurance, loss of property and theft, etc.
Sightseeing costs for temples and monasteries.
Tips to staff.
Explore the beauty of culture.
Enjoy the beauty of Himalayas.
Enticing sightseeing of north-eastern Nepal.
Spectacular views of villages from the trekking areas.
Experience well-enriched cultural and natural heritages.
Amazing view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountain ranges.
Learn and experience the life skills and lifestyle of typical Nepali people living in villages.
Feel the adventure by crossing the 4100 metres pass.
Enjoy the sunrise view on the top of Sing-La Pass.
Witness the rich flora and fauna of Nepal.
Trek Duration : 15 days
Trek Grade : Challenging/Moderate
Highest Altitude : 4,200 metres above the sea level
Accommodation : Hotel/Camping/Local house night stay
Transportation : Jeep/Van or any other four wheeler
Group Size : 1-12
Per Day Walk : 5-6 hours
Since the climate in the mountainous region is comparatively different from the climate in which we live in, it is very crucial to take notes on the things (clothing and accessories) we might need to acclimatize over there and ease our travel. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking in highlands.
HIKING AND TREKKING GEARS
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist you while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
Quick-drying pants and shorts.
Rainwear (jacket and pants.
Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
Plastic boots and crampons
Mountaineering ice axes
Climbing helmets (optional)
It is very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
Warm, insulated jacket or vest
Bandana (if necessary)
Boots or shoes to wear on rough terrain
Socks (synthetic or wool)
Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take of own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while trekking period.
Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
Credit cards/ATM cards
P.S. However, this is the list of RECOMMENDED things for the trek. It can be modified and customized as per your necessity.
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