|Trip Duration:||19 days|
|Trek Start Point:||Dhunche|
|Trek End Point:||Trishuli|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Mode of Travel:||Adventures|
|Transportation:||Car / Bus|
|Best season:||September to November and March to May|
Ganesh Himal trekking takes us across a trail overlooked by the majestic Ganesh Himal sub-range. Ganesh Himal is a sub-range of the Himalayan mountain range. It is in north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the Tibet border. This sub-range gets its name from the Hindu Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. The south face of Pabil (Ganesh) one of the peaks in this range resembles the trunk of Ganesha then after it named Ganesh Himal.
It is the Ruby Valley of the spiritual trek. There are 4 peaks over seven thousand meters and 14 other above six thousand meters in the range. The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422m (24,350 ft).
Our adventure treks along the Ganesh Himal region in Nepal leads us across peaceful hamlets and terraced fields, to mighty glaciers and into the unexplored. At the backdrop magnificent Himalayan range can be seen along the trail. Though the trek is relatively strenuous, people with good physical fitness can complete the track.
Ganesh Himal trekking trail starts from Trishuli River and follows the upper valley landscapes. You will enjoy panoramic views of many majestic mountains, refreshing and smiling faces of native people and walking on the bank of rivers to follow the trail. You will have the opportunities to talk and befriend with the local people of these areas. They live in the flat-roofed house in a remote village.
This is one of the beautiful? Hidden Valleys? of the Himalayas. It has 3 tiered pagodas set on a rocky steep-sided gorge. Natural vegetation varies to pine forest and alpine meadows leading to a huge glacier below the snow-capped peaks. The Trisuli Gandaki valley on the east separates it from the Langtang Himal; the Budhi (Buri) Gandaki valley and the Shyar Khola valley on the west separate it from the Sringi Himal and the Mansiri Himal. Ganesh Himal range lies about 70 Km north-northwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Day 01: Trisuli to Salangkhu khola
Day 02: Salangkhu khola to Balche Village
Day 03: Balche Village to Gonga
Day 04: Gonga to Singla
Day 05: Singla to Pangsang
Day 06: Pansang to Shomthang
Day 07: Shomthng to Jogeshwarkund Lake
Day 08: Rest day at Jgeshwarkund Lake
Day 09: Jogeshwarkund Lake to Linju Khola
Day 10: Linju Khola to Serthung Village
Day 11: Serthung village to Laba
Day 12: Laba to Mongey Thanti
Day 13: Mongey Tanti to Dumchet village
Day 14: Dhumchet village to Budhigandaki
Day 15: Bhdigandaki to Arughat Bazaar
Day 16: Rest day at Arughat Bazaar.
Day 17: Arughat Bazaar to Khachowk Danda
Day 18: Khanchowk Danda to Gorkha
Day 19: Gorkha to Kathmandu
Day 01: Trisuli to Salangkhu khola : Drive to Trisuli in morning and have lunch near the Triluli electricity dam. After lunch walk for about 3hrs. to Salangkhu khola and camp.
Day 02: Salangkhu khola to Balche Village: – An easy walk and then a short climb takes to Kalawale village for lunch. After lunch proceed to the big Tamang village of Balche for overnight camp.
Day 03: Balche Village to Gonga: – Take an easy walk from Balche village through a forest and camp with the peak of Langtang lirung and Gosaikunda in good view.
Day 04: Gonga to Singla: Walk through rhododendron forests to camp at singla on Rupchet. Rupchet is a cattle pasure and Singla is the pass. The singla pass offers spectacular views of Lngtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Baudha peak, Himal Chuli Machhapucrare, South Annapurna and Annapurna II.
Day 05: Singla to Pangsang: Walk up the Singla hill following small trails to Pangsang for the overnight camp. The view from here in spectacular.
Day 06: Pansang to Shomthang : Follow the ridge for camp site of the day, to Shomthang. This trail gives us a close up view of Ganesh Himal.
Day 07: Shomthng to Jogeshwarkund Lake: Now undertake a gradual climb for the day to reach camp site at Jogeshwarkund Lake, (Sometimes Shamthang to Jogeshwarkund Lake not possible due to army training.)
Day 08: Rest day at Jgeshwarkund Lake : – Interested people can do rock and peak climbing above 5000m.
Day 09: Jogeshwarkund Lake to Linju Khola: -Descend to Linju Khola for nest camp.
Day 10: Linju Khola to Serthung Village : – Walk down through pine and rhododendron forests to Sherthung village and set up camp with good views of mountains all around. Shjerthung is a Tamang cultural village.
Day 11: Serthung village to Laba: A short flat trail and then a gradual descent passing through Barang village followed by crossing the Akhu Khola takes to Laba, a big Tamang village.
Day 12: Laba to Mongey Thanti: A slight climb to cross a hill and then descend through forests to camp at Mongey Thanti.
Day 13: Mongey Tanti to Dumchet village: A gradual walk down through forests with lunch by the side of a stream brings to the camp at Dumchet village.
Day 14: Dhumchet village to Budhigandaki: Take a gradual walk today to Baseri and camp near the Budhigandaki river.
Day 15: Bhdigandaki to Arughat Bazaar: (This is a part of Manslu trek): Walk along the bank of Budhigandaki river and stop night. There are teashops and a police station. A nice village indeed.
Day 16: Rest day at Arughat Bazaar.
Day 17: Arughat Bazaar to Khachowk Danda: Grudually climb the Khanechowk Danda crossing the Muktii Khola and camp for the night.
Day 18: Khanchowk Danda to Gorkha: Cross the ridge today and walk gradually uphill to Gorkha, camping near the old place.
Day 19: Gorkha to Kathmandu: Have a sightseeing tour of Gorkha palace, the palace of King Prithivi Narayan Shah who united Nepal in 1881 AD and visit the Bazaar and then drive back to Kathmandu.
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Cost Is Not Included
• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters
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