Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
- Tamang, Gurung, Ghale and mixed ethnic villages
- Shamanic culture and Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition
- Pine, oak and rhododendron forests, birds and animals
- Cooperative and honest people
- Teahouse trekking and camping trekking at the same time
- Amazing view of Langtang (7,234m), Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna (8,091m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m)
- Least crowded trails
Do you want to explore the least travelled region very close to the Kathmandu Valley? Do you want to have something different from Annapurna Circuit trek or Everest Base Camp trek? If “Yes”, Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is the best trip for you!
Although located nearly 70 kilometres away from the Capital City, Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) is a newly explored trekking region. Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN) identified and promoted this region only in 2012. Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley was connected to promote Tamang Heritage Trail of Langtang region.
The Shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition followed by the Tamang people are the main cultural attractions. Most of the people in this region are Tamang, Gurung, Ghale and other ethnic groups as well.
The people are keeping their ancient culture and tradition intact from ages. They are more concerned to show their cultural richness rather than earning money from the trekkers. Therefore, they are always helpful and respectful to the trekkers visiting their place.
Named after a Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha (Elephant God), Ganesh Himal has four different peaks. This Himalayan range is one of the most beautiful Himalayas in the world. Besides, you can also see the snow-capped peaks of Langtang, Manaslu (8,163 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m) are also visible during this trek.
Ganesh Himal trek doesn’t include any protected area; however, the oak, pine and rhododendron forests are found. These dense forests are the habitat for large varieties of birds and animals. It also includes some sections of Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project as well.
In this way, Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is a wonderful experience of unspoiled culture and unexplored nature.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Ganesh Himal trek itinerary comes to be different based on starting and ending points of this trek. The minimum duration is 12 days while maximum time is 21 days. Tsum Valley Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek itinerary becomes something different. Likewise, you can begin this trek from Betrawati, Syabrubesi and Aarughat as well.
The standard Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek itinerary should be of 20 days including Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. We have designed this itinerary to help you Ganesh Himal trek in a leisurely way.
As itinerary is always a matter of customization to fit your holiday and desire, contact us via our website.
Ganesh Himal Trek Difficulty
To be sure about Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek difficulty, you should know about different factors related with this trek. The average trekking hours per day is 5/6 hours along the steep trails, which are less frequented. In some sections, the trails are not well maintained and clear; however, they don’t go across a cliff area.
For food and accommodation services, you must be little flexible as you cannot find luxurious hotels and lodges en route. It is a combination of teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal. Only basic foods are found in teahouses while you have to eat up what is cooked by the crew in tented camp.
Although a newly developed trekking region of Nepal, the people here are really helpful and friendly. They welcome the trekkers to their region and are always ready to help them in case of emergency.
Attitude gain can be a little responsible for adding to Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek difficulty. The highest point to reach is Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,774 m) where you spend an extra day.
However, by following the preventive measures, you can defeat this risk. Coordinate with the team leader to cope with altitude sickness. Additionally, have enough water, rest and sleep. Keep some medicines like Diamox Oral and walk close to the team leader to avoid the threat of altitude sickness.
Looking at these aspects, Ganesh Himal trek difficulty can be beaten by even a beginner trekkers. However, make some preparations like regular exercise and mental readiness before doing this!
Ganesh Himal Trek Cost
Ganesh Himal trek cost is not as high as Everest Base Camp trek or Annapurna Circuit trek. As it is a newly introduce trekking route of Nepal, there are not much quality hotels and lodges. And, due to the lack of transportation, it is difficult to take varieties of food items.
The teahouses provide basic food items like typical Nepali Dal Bhat and Dhido-Gundruk as well as other local cuisines. You have to spend a few days in tented camp that you have to eat whatsoever is cooked by the crew.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek itinerary ranges from 2 weeks to 3 weeks. Therefore, the cost of 2 weeks and 3 weeks is definitely different.
You don’t have to pay for domestic flight tickets either. Instead of hiring a private jeep, you can travel by public bus service.
Likewise, Ganesh Himal trek route doesn’t go across a restricted area trekking region. That is to say, you don’t need any special trekking permit by paying comparatively high cost.
As a whole, Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek cost is really lower than other trekking regions of Nepal. Contact us for more details about it.
Ganesh Himal Trek Route
As you can begin from and end at different points, Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek route goes to be different. Tsum Valley Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek follows Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek.
This trek can also be started from Betrawati, nearby Trishuli Bazar as well. However, most local tour operators begins Ganesh Himal trek route right from Syabrubesi. You know, Syabrubesi is the gateway to Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek and Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as well.
Moving along the Great Himalayan Trail Nepal section, you go past Gatlang; reach Ruby Valley and finally Ganesh Himal Base Camp. However, Nepal Trekking Routes has begun this trek from Samari Bhanjyang of Nuwakot.
You reach Samari Bhanjyang by driving for about 6/7 hours in a public bus while faster in private jeep. Then, the route continues across Katunje Bazar, Kintang Phedi, Jharlang and Chalise.
Thereafter, you walk past Hindung and Rajgang Kharka to reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,774 m). Spending a day at the base camp, you retreat along Rajgang Kharka up to Chalise. From here, Ganesh Himal trek route turns towards Manaslu region. The trail goes past Laba Besi, Manyang Bhanjyang, Majhgaun and Budathum. You trek down to Aarughat from Budathum and catch a bus to Kathmandu.
On the arrival day, our representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, he helps you in doing on-arrival visa procedure for which you need cash $ 50, 2 copies of photos and a copy of your passport. Then, we transfer to you to the Hotel somewhere nearby Thamel Bazar.
Our tour guide takes you for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as per the schedule you make in mutual understanding. You will visit 4 of 7 World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Most often, the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa will be visited.
After you explore the cultural and architecture attractions of these sites, you come back to the hotel. Then, the team leader comes to you or you can also visit our office to talk more about Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek itinerary. We help you in managing the most necessary trekking gears as well.
After having breakfast, you begin the travel along the Pasang Lhamu Highway by enjoying the mountains of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang region.
Driving past Trishuli Bazar on the bank of the Trishuli Bazar, you take left turn through the Mid-Hills Highway. By crossing the terraced farmlands and small village towns, you finally reach Samari Bhanjyang.
You formally begin Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek right after having breakfast. The steep trail move ahead through some ethnic Tamang villages and rhododendron forests. At the end of today’s trek, you reach Katunje Village from where you have the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal (7,422m).
The snaky trail takes you across Lapsangbesi and then along the Ankhu Khola banks. By walking past a few traditional Tamang villages, you finally reach Kintang Phedi. Kintang Phedi is a small village situated on the bank of the Ankhu Khola and there are a few teahouses to provide you food and accommodation services.
From Kintang Phedi, you follow the steep trail that goes past few Tamang, Chhitri and Brahmin villages. After walking for about 5/6 hours, you end up at Jharlang Village. If you reach there during school hours, the schoolchildren and staff will welcome you to their place very happily. You find a few teahouses to accommodate for the night.
The track from this beautiful village goes past some Tamang villages reflecting their pastoral lifestyle and housing pattern. You then, go across Borang and Shertum villages, which are popular for their Shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. Many trekkers make these villages their overnight stops during Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trek.
Walking further through some chortens and mani walls beautified by the prayer flags, you wrap up at Chalise Village. Here also you find some teahouses to serve you with lodging and food.
In the beginning, the track descends towards the Menchet Khola. Then, crossing this stream, you ascend towards Hindung Village. It is the largest village inhabited by Tamang people and the last settlement area of this trekking route. You find few teahouses providing you some basic facilities of food and lodging.
After having breakfast, you begin the journey by following the steep trail that goes past the dense forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. As this section is suitable for different birds and animals, you might see them as well.
Ascending further, you reach Rajgang Kharka, a highland meadow where native people take their cattle for grazing in suitable seasons. Here, you set up the tented camp to spend the night by enjoying the amazing Ruby Valley and soaring peaks of Ganesh Himal (7,422m).
By following the steep trail: sometimes lost amidst the plants and other times well levelled, you march ahead towards the destination. By crossing the dense rhododendron and pine forests, you reach subalpine forested area.
A little higher, you get to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black White Ponds) where you take a pause. Observe the beauty of the black and white watered lakes holding religious significance. Then, you carry on your walk up to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,774m).
Set your tented camp on the lap of the most beautiful Ganesh Himal Massif. Enjoy the sunset view of the entire Ganesh Himal Manaslu and Langtang Himalayan Ranges from here.
This is an optional day proposed to enjoy the amazing view and explore the beauty of the surrounding. Basically, it is for exploring in and around Kalo Seto Kunda. But, if you have shortage of time, you can skip it as well.
Following the trail you followed the day before, you trek down to Rajgang Kharka to end up the trek. The scenery of the green forests, towering peaks and Ruby Valley is enchanting during the retreat journey. Overnight at a tented camp.
Again, descending through the ethnic villages of Hindung, Shertum and Borang, you arrive in Chalise Village. Here, you can observe the Shamanic culture and different dances performed by the native if the time favours you. Overnight at a teahouse.
Leaving Chalise far behind, you descend through the dense forests and farmlands all the way to Laba Besi Village. Overnight at a tented camp.
Today’s trail is steep as you have to ascend to Laba Village. Walking gradually by witnessing different birds and animals, you reach Laba Village. It is one of the largest Gurung villages of Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley. Moving further, you reach Manyang Bhanjyang amidst the pasturelands suitable for camping.
Following the downhill trail and enjoying the splendid view of Manaslu Himalayan Range, you mostly descend. In some sections, the trail is so steep down that you must walk very carefully.
Crossing the thick oak and rhododendron forests, you end up at Majhgaun. Here, you find some teahouses with basic services. The people are really friendly here that they have a culture of welcoming and farewell to the guests.
Today’s trail goes past some dense woodlands of oak and rhododendron, cultivated land, small streams and traditional villages. By walking past such amazing pastoral setting, you finally arrive at a small marketplace called Budathum. It is a small village inhabited by the Newar community that has a few shops and teahouses to help the trekkers. From here, Manaslu region is seen very attractive more in the morning and evening!
This is the last day of Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek, so try to make it more fantastic! The trail runs across the dense forests, small settlement areas and cultivated land all the way along the Budhi Gandaki River banks. At the end, you arrive in Aarughat, the gateway to Manaslu Circuit trek.
Having lunch here, you take a bus to Kathmandu. During the journey back, you will enjoy the green forests, small trading centers and local people busy in their daily activities.
When you arrive in Kathmandu, we transfer you to the hotel. Now, celebrate the successful completion of Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek with Nepal Trekking Routes.
It is a free day in Kathmandu that you can utilize it by exploring the numerous shrines of the City of Temples. You can go for shopping around Thamel Bazar. The handicraft products of Nepal can be the best mementos to the people back in your home country.
In the evening, you will be invited to farewell dinner somewhere around Thamel. Relish the tasty Nepali cuisines with the cultural performance during the stay.
According to the flight schedule, our representative takes you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
- Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
- Breakfast,accommodation during the trekking and Kathmandu following iteniry
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required,
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
- Flight fare Kathmandu to lukla and lukla to kathmandu
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First aid kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional nepali resturant
- Personal expenses
- Lunch dinner Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
- Travel insurance
- Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out iteniry )
Ganesh Himal lies about 70 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, the Capital City of Nepal. It lies between Langtang (7,234m) and Mount Manaslu (8,163m).
No, not at all! This is not restricted area trekking in Nepal having no particular conservation area or national park. However, if you want to start from or end at Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang Valley trek, you need Langtang National Park Entry Permit including TIMS Card. TIMS Card is mandatory for every tourist visiting Nepal any region and any season.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek can be done all times of the year as the highest place to reach is Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,774m). Doing this trek in summer may be a little more difficult due to heavy rainfall and in winter due to excessive snowfall. So, the best time for Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is spring and summer. In spring, you can witness the diverse flora and fauna including the amazing view of the Himalayas. In addition, Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek in autumn is a good chance for tasting organic fruit and observe different feasts and festivals. For more details, visit www.nepaltrekkingroutes.com.