Last Updated on June 22, 2022 by Nomadic Matt
Introduction To Ganesh Himal Trek In Nepal
The Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the Himalayas’ least-explored locations and undiscovered hiking paths.
The Ganesh Himal Trekking, which lies between Langtang and Manaslu, is full of hidden treasures and miracles.
Ganesh Himal, named after a Hindu god, is known for its unspoiled natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna.
This walk offers a package of excellent mountain views and an amazing environment, with the Ganesh Himal range, Mount Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna, and the Tibet range.
As we walk the trail, we are surrounded by stunning waterfalls, stupas, cliffs, and incredible rock formations, and we appreciate the tranquility of the distant settlements.
The trail is even more lovely as we get a peek at intriguing floras and faunas. It is home to numerous kinds of herbal plants and minerals such as ruby, crystal, and zinc.
Our journey begins with a bus or jeep travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m). The difficult path to Syabrubesi, which is narrow and rocky, will give us shivers. We continue on to Langtang National Park, where we verify and register our permits.
We continue on to Gatlang (2,337m) through Chawatar. As we drive through beautiful green forests and thrilling suspension bridges, we experience the beauty of Tamang culture and heritage.
We’ll go from Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, where we’ll take in the splendor of the Holy Lake.
We’ll see Yuri Kharka in between these two points as we move through a beautiful rhododendron woodland. In Somdang, we’ll see the zinc, copper, crystal, and ruby mines (3,271m).
To get to Tipling, we’ll travel across the spectacular Pangsang Pass (3,842m/12,604ft) with much anticipation (2,087m).
We go by the Shertung and Chalish Villages on our way to Hindung (Gomba Danda) via lush green meadows (1,875m). As we approach Thulo Dhunga, we gain a higher elevation (3,337m). We will also reach Nojet Kharka (3,691m), the Ganesh Himal’s base camp.
The next day, we walk around the Base Camp and hike up to the Ganesh Himal range, where we can see the Ganesh Himal range and other spectacular peaks.
Returning to Hindung (2,403m), we unwind in the natural hot spring. Through Racyat/Kapor Gaon, we descend to Khading Gaon (2,025m). We arrive at Magne Goth along a lovely trail from Khading Gaon (2,950m).
We descend from Lapu Danda (1,250m) to Ganga Jamuna (950m), passing through spectacular views of Mount Manaslu and other sparkling mountains. We arrive in Tripura Sundari after passing through Brahmin villages, paddy farms, and a lot of flat areas (850m). Our hike comes to an end today with a bus ride from Tripura Sundari back to Kathmandu.
Ganesh Himal Trek is one of Nepal’s lesser-known hiking routes. Taking this journey means we’ll be exploring some of Nepal’s most isolated locations, providing us with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
We provide a fully supported homestay trekking to help the local economy and give visitors the chance to experience the warm hospitality of the Ganesh Himal region’s residents.
The Ganesh Himal Trek is designed for adventurous trekkers who want to see the splendor of Nepal’s remote communities while being surrounded by appealing mountains. The package includes a variety of experiences from Ganesh Himal’s undiscovered appeal, including a diverse terrain, topography, and climate zones.
We also offer a variety of different thrilling trek packages around Nepal, ranging from adventurous to relaxing. Ten-day Ganesh Himal Trek, 16-day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, 16-day Nar Phu Valley Trek, 7-day Mardi Himal Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake, Upper Mustang Trek, and many more.
All of our valued guests who are joining Ganesh Himal Trek with us should be aware that our journey will begin with a 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is included in the program; however, a private jeep can be booked for an additional cost. Attend our official briefing one day prior to the expedition. The main goal of the meeting is to provide you with accurate directions and important information about the walk. Second, we double-check all of the equipment to ensure that you have a pleasant journey. We make sure you have everything you need for the walk. This pre-meeting will give you a good sense of what materials you’ll need and what problems you’ll face along the way. It will be a motivational session in which you will be outfitted and energized for the journey.
Highlights Of Ganesh Himal Trek In Nepal
- Near Kathmandu, Nepal’s main city is a new trekking destination.
- Zinc, crystal, ruby, tin, and other precious minerals are found in this area.
- The sacred Parvati Lake (Kunda), as well as the twin sacred White and Black Lakes, are all sacred.
- On the way to Neber, there’s a natural hot spring.
- View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal from a close distance.
- Ethnic communities’ respectful hospitality
- Farmland, verdant meadows, and rocky hills make up the varied terrain.
- Domestic animals such as sheep, yak, goat, and ox have homes here.
- Rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo dense woodland
- Several rivers, suspension bridges, Georges, waterfalls, and stone-driven mills can all be found here.
Equipment lists for the trek
It is recommended that you bring the necessary clothing and equipment for the hike. Although we appreciate that our clients have their own preferences for attire, we have mentioned some useful clothing to bring on the walk. Porters will transport the main luggage, which should not weigh more than 18 kg (one porter will transport the luggage of two passengers, each weighing 9 kg). In Kathmandu, the equipment can be purchased at a cheap price.
- Scarf or hat for the sun
- Winter hat, insulating hat, or a hat with a wide brim
- Extra batteries for the headlight
- Sunglasses that block UV rays
- Wipes for the face and body
Heavyweight winter gloves
- Shirts for hiking
- Shirt with a long sleeve made of synthetic fiber.
- Rain jacket with hood
- Jacket made of fleece
- Cotton pants that are light and airy.
- T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
- Underwear made of polypropylene
- Jacket with down feathers (available for rent in Kathmandu)
- Jacket and pants that are waterproof
- Boots for Hiking
- Socks made of thick wool (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- A daypack or a backpack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
- Bottle with a heating element
- Purification of water
- Pole for hiking
- Bag for sleeping (-15 degree bag is best for high altitude trekking)
- a drying towel of medium size
- Deodorant/floss/toilet paper
- Biodegradable soap in a bar
- a pair of nail clippers
- Mirror, little
- Kit for first aid
- Extra passport pictures and passport photocopies
- Pencil and notebook
At the beginning of the journey toward Ganesh Himal Trek
You will arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be needed to stay in a hotel in Kathmandu for the first night. The plan does not include an overnight stay in Kathmandu, although there are several options available. You can book hotels, lodges, and homestays (both affordable and luxurious) online, or we can do it for you at your request.
We recommend that you book your lodgings ahead of time because getting around a new city on the first day might be difficult. On your arrival, we will be happy to recommend or manage hotels for you. The next day, we’ll take the bus or a local vehicle to our location.
Don’t Worry; We’ll Pick You Up!
We provide a free airport pick-up and drop-off service to your chosen hotel. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative will greet and welcome you. They will have a leaflet with your name on it and will give you either a Marigold garland or a khada as a welcoming gesture. Then, in a private vehicle, they will transport you to your hotel. Similarly, when you return, we will transport you from your accommodation to the airport.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
You will arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be needed to stay in a hotel in Kathmandu for the first night. The plan does not include an overnight stay in Kathmandu, although there are several options available. You can book hotels, lodges, and homestays (both affordable and luxurious) online, or we can do it for you at your request. We recommend that you book your lodgings ahead of time because getting around a new city on the first day might be difficult. On your arrival, we will be happy to recommend or manage hotels for you. The next day, we’ll take the bus or a local vehicle to our location.
Because the trek takes place at higher heights, your body will require sufficient carbohydrates, protein, and nutrition in order to go on such massive Himalayan trails. The food on this walk is quite convenient, unlike in cities, and we make sure you get all of the nutrients you need throughout your trek.
Throughout the walk, you will be served 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, and 16 dinners.
The following are some examples of typical food menus:
Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Tsampa porridge Hashed brown eggs, different types of eggs (omelets, poached, boiled), pancakes, muesli, bread, fruits and vegetables, hot beverages such as tea and coffee, hot chocolates, and so on
Lunch – Typical Nepali dishes (Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari), Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn
Dinners include Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, a variety of soups, Sherpa Stew, steaks, sandwiches, and momo (dumplings) Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetable and Salad, Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetable and Salad During the walk, the menu includes pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), snacks (papad, prawn), Korean Noodles Ramen, desserts (rice pudding, apple pie), hard drinks, and more.
Fresh, sanitary, tasty, and nutritious food products are frequently available on the menu. The menu is a mix of traditional and regional; Asian and Western food; practically everywhere, but the menu list shrinks as we get closer. At high altitude, we strongly advise drinking plenty of water, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must), as well as eating plenty of fresh vegetables.
Though there will be lots of non-vegetarian options, we will not recommend any of them because the meat in such locations may not be healthy for the hike. Experts recommend avoiding alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot cocoa, dairy, and cheesy foods on such high-altitude treks.
All personal bills (alcohol drinks, hot and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes are excluded from the package, save for the usual meals mentioned (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits).
Best Time to Trek
When selecting whether or not to trek to The Ganesh Himal, one of the most crucial elements to consider is the weather. Trekking is best done in the spring, summer, and autumn. Strong winds, storms, and slick terrain make trekking difficult during the winter and monsoon seasons.
January – February
This is the coldest period of the year, especially in early January and early February. The weather can be bitterly chilly. Even though the day is warm and beautiful with bright skies, the night will be bitterly cold. Trekking is not recommended during this time.
March – April
The Ganesh Himal Trek is best done during this time of year. Throughout the hike, the weather is really pleasant. There will be breathtaking vistas of the central Himalayan range. Temperatures may begin to rise in mid-March, and bright sky will allow snow mountains to be viewed at their best. During this period, many trekkers are successful in their endeavors. Rhododendron flowers will be flowering at their peak in a variety of colors along the way.
May – June
This is also a great time to go hiking shortly before it rains. Nepal’s rainy season runs from the end of June until the middle of August. The walk is much more fun in the spring and summer.
July – August
This is when the rainiest part of the year occurs. Trekking during this season is not recommended due to the increased difficulty caused by the rain. The trails would be extremely slick. It would be dangerous to have to go along ridges and down trails.
September – October
As winter approaches, snow begins to fall in the Ganesh Himal Region, making trekking difficult. The nights will become cooler. November is the busiest month since it is the clearest month with the most beautiful days. The daytime temperatures are fairly steady and consistent, allowing for a spectacular view of the bright blue sky and mountain. The temperature begins to drop in December, and snow begins to fall.
The weather in the Himalayas is notoriously unreliable, with temperatures fluctuating dramatically from day to night.
The climb includes a day of acclimation at elevations above 3500 meters, where there is a substantial danger of altitude sickness, commonly known as acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable, but if the symptoms are ignored, it can be fatal.
Our schedule is set up to allow for a gradual ascent so that the body can adjust to the new altitude. All of our trekking leaders and guides have thorough first-aid training and vast Himalayan expertise. At the first hint of symptoms, please notify your group leader and guide.
We assure you that your health is in capable hands. Precautions will be suggested by your hike leader or guide. The most effective method is to take your time and drink plenty of water, at least 4 liters every day. If altitude sickness is severe, the only treatment is to descend promptly.
Please keep in mind that your group leader has the final say on whether or not to continue climbing based on your general health. It’s critical to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. Your group leader will also be able to tell you whether or not you can continue the walk based on your current health.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
The routes around Ganesh Himal are difficult but rewarding. The walk will take between 4 and 7 hours every day, depending on the destination and the number of pauses we take. With rugged and stone-paved trails, the trek is largely uphill or in severe descents.
It is not impossible for a typical person to participate in these treks, but being healthy and exercising regularly will make the walk more comfortable and enjoyable. A trekker’s previous trek experience, as well as regular exercise and yoga, is a benefit. Furthermore, if you enjoy trekking, you may make it happen and achieve your goals.
This walk, on the other hand, is not recommended for people who have certain medical concerns, such as heart or lung disease. Because the majority of the walk includes moderate to difficult climbing, it could be hazardous to their health. Before attempting this expedition, we urge that you speak with your doctor. In addition, we ensure that you have all of the necessary medical kit supplies for the walk.
We can arrange both group and private treks. The larger your group, the greater the discount you will receive. Discounts are not available for parties.
We can accommodate any group size. A trekking guide and porters will be assigned to each party (one porter for every two trekkers). For trekking groups of 12 or more, we will additionally supply an assistance guide.
A typical day on the trek
Every day will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind experience of walking, climbing, shooting photography, and touring the surrounding villages. During the adventure, an experienced, pleasant, and trained expert Sherpa will join us on the hike and give information and historical details about the locations.
We shall be accompanied by the porters who will be carrying our bags. We will, however, be carrying our own modest bag containing all of the necessary materials.
The day begins with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning. We set off on the day’s walk from 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s trek, after packing our bags and eating a hearty breakfast.
We will take lunch about midday on the way to the next destination after hiking for three to four hours, and we will continue after roughly an hour of respite.
The trek in the afternoon is usually shorter, lasting two to three hours. We nibble on the additional dietary food once we arrive at our overnight lodge/tea house/tent. We’ll also get some free time to go exploring in the area.
Dinner is served between 6 and 7 p.m. We will spend some valuable time in friendly chats before retiring to bed, discussing the events of the day. The expedition leader/guide will give us an overview of the next day’s activities.
Following the briefing, we play onboard games like monopoly and cards, as well as watch climbing documentaries that are available. Most visitors learn the Nepalese language in a light and enjoyable manner from our personnel or read books before retiring to their beds for a well-deserved rest.
Communication on trek
On most routes, cell phone coverage is available; however, depending on which network you use, this service may or may not be dependable. We may give you a second local SIM card with adequate access for talking to family and friends via your cell phone if you want it. although On some days, there is no mobile network service at high altitudes.
We’ll interact with all of our valuable clients at least once a day through our leader to ensure that you’re happy with our service. The signal may also fluctuate as you climb upward, depending on the type of network you use. We can give you a second local sim card for communication if you desire it.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
We make every effort to cover all extra costs not included in the program. Our clients are responsible for their own meals and lodging in Kathmandu, as various types of hotels/lodges (both luxury and cheap) may be booked easily online or on request.
All of our valued clients will be required to carry personal spending money with them to cover the costs of lodging in Kathmandu, visa processing, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, hike snacks, hot and cold drinks, gratuities to trekking crew members, souvenirs, and other expenses. We recommend taking cash (dollars) that can be exchanged for rupees here because only Nepalese money is accepted during the hike.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek
Electricity for camera and mobile battery recharge is offered throughout the Ganesh Himal trek lodges for a fee at all lodges. The majority of the lodges have hydroelectricity, while some have solar panels. Water can be purchased in the form of packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops, or boiled water can be filled at an additional fee. In drinking water, a water purification pill is recommended.
You should avoid drinking water from the river, tap, or well up there since it may not be as safe as it appears.
Because the Ganesh Himal trek takes you at a high altitude, there is a danger of altitude sickness as well as other unforeseen incidents like landslides.
As a result, travel insurance is required for the ABC journey. Before beginning the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all trekkers must produce a copy of their complete travel insurance policy certificate. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes.
We can make insurance company recommendations based on our clients’ experiences, but we do not sell life insurance.
After booking a hike, all trekkers must submit comprehensive insurance information. In the event of an emergency, your insurance policy and other documentation will be used to conduct a timely and effective rescue effort.
Please double-check that your insurance covers the cost of mountain rescue as well as medical expenses at the highest trek elevations.
We advise our clients to contact their insurance provider and confirm that their policies cover helicopter rescue and evacuation at heights of up to 6,000 meters. Do not rely solely on the information on their website.
Nepal Tourist Visa
Except for Indians, all foreigners must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. An on-arrival visa can be obtained at the Tribhuvan International Airport or at border crossing sites.
You’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees to apply for a visa. The current cost of a 30-day visa is $50 USD (to be paid in cash). More visa information is available at www.immigration.gov.np.
Citizens of China and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are exempt from visa fees.
A free visa will be given to youngsters under the age of ten.
An on-arrival visa is not available to all countries. Contact your nearest Nepalese embassy if you are a citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, or Afghanistan.
We also advise our trekkers to add at least one or two extra days to their trip towards the conclusion in case of a delay.
We are a company that specializes in eco-tours (treks). We recognize that increased tourist visits to trekking areas may have a negative impact on the local ecology. As a result, we make every effort not to disrupt the ecosystem in the trekking areas.
We collaborate with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to plan environmentally sustainable trips that benefit both trekkers and communities in the trekking areas.
Our Hiking Team
Our skilled and experienced guides/Sherpas will accompany you on your trek to Ganesh Himal to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. Porters will carry your luggage, and if there are more than 12 people in your group, we will add an assistant guide.
Our crew members are Himalayans who have a high level of physical endurance and are accustomed to living at high altitudes.
We value each and every one of our employees. We cover their insurance, clothing, food, lodging, and equipment, in addition to their income, throughout the adventure.
When our guides and porters become unwell or injured, they receive medical attention. We make every effort to ensure that our employees are happy because we believe that only happy individuals can make other people happy.
Our employees have the following qualifications:
- Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
- Fluency in English and another major language
- Conservation and Biodiversity Training
- Experience with rock climbing
How Much Luggage Can I take during the Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker; porters will be assigned to carry your gear; two individuals will be assigned to one porter, and the total weight of your luggage should not exceed 18 kg. Our porters are never overburdened. You should, however, bring your own bag or backpack (with your valuables or other vital items). Only bring what you need; any excess baggage can be left for free at your hotel or at our store and will be safe.
Before we depart from our office, we will double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing.
Tipping in Nepal
Tipping is accepted in Nepali culture and is seen as a sign of excellent service. Tipping is entirely up to the trekkers’ discretion and should be commensurate with the level of service received. We recommend tipping as a group at the end of the journey.
How secure is online booking?
We are a government-approved and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal.
We are members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN).
As a result, you may book the tours with complete assurance. To book the trip, we require a 10% deposit. Please provide us with relevant documentation such as a passport copy, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure airline data within a week of booking your trip.
You can make a payment via bank transfer, Western Union, or directly through our website. You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash, bank transfer, or credit card after you get to Nepal. We’ll also send you the payment information through email.
It is preferable to reserve ahead of time, however for those who are unable to do so, We offer a special last-minute booking option.
If you make a last-minute reservation, you must pay in full for your trip 24 hours before the departure date.
We make every effort to run excursions at all times. However, in the event of a last-minute booking, we cannot be held liable for any delays caused by events beyond our control, such as bad weather or housing unavailability.
If you have extra days in Nepal after completing the ABC Trek, we can arrange sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu Valley. A Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, and other adventures are also available.
Feedback is Highly Appreciated
After the Ganesh Himal Trek is completed, we will provide a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. The firm will offer you a trekking success certificate after the dinner (hard copy). You will also have the opportunity to provide us with feedback at the farewell supper.
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Overview Of Ganesh Himal Trek
Last Updated on June 22, 2022 by Nomadic Matt
- Ganesh Himal Trek is surely the one for those who desire to discover the depths of a remote trekking route while experiencing thrilling vibes! We go through intriguing settlements and lush woodlands, taking in the region’s natural splendor.
- We immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the trail, which is surrounded by a blanket of mountains surrounding wonderful villages and dazzling lakes. The trail is less congested than the iconic Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp Treks, so we can enjoy the scenery to ourselves.
- The Ganesh Himal Trip path is a tough yet highly recommended trek for adventure lovers. It is a rural track unaffected by modernization, rich in ancient civilizations, traditions, and lifestyles. The most appealing mountain closest to Kathmandu is Ganesh Himal, named after the fabled elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh. The sacred road to Ganesh Himal is not only full of miracles, but it also offers a wonderful landscape that will wow us at every turn.