Ganesh Himal panorama trek 13 Days
Duration: 13 days
Trip level: moderate (info?)
Maximum altitude: 3850 m
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Ganesh Himal is named after the Hindu elephant-headed God of good fortune. The Ganesh region is situated north west of Kathmandu. This unexplored area is concealed between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Manaslu region. These trails are not frequently visited by tourists so here you will have the trails mostly to yourself. The trek runs across three mountain ridges. The mountain scenery of Ganesh is astonishing. There is Ganesh Himal (7406 meters) and Himalchuli (7893 meters), which rises an incredible 7000 meters from the Marsyangdi River. Nestled in between these Himalayan giants are villages that draw from Hindu as well as Buddhist influences.
From Kathmandu it is a seven hours drive to Arughat Bazaar. From this lively village your trek begins. You walk into a narrow gorge with steep cliffs and waterfalls. You pass through lushes forests of rhododendron and pine. After a few days you will cross the first pass of Bhanjyang. After the pass the descend towards the warm rice terraces starts. Before you cross the second pass you will cross a few suspension bridges over local rivers. From the second mountain pass you will be treated with amazing mountain views of the Ganesh and Manaslu mountain ranges. From the third mountain pass you can see the Langtang mountain range. From the last pass you will descend towards the village of Betrawati. Finaly from this village you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (606 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Ale Danda (1300 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Lamo Dhunga (2200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Nauban Kharka (2750 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05 Cross over Myanghal Bhanjyang pass (2900 m) and trek to Laba (1860 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Barang (1500 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Shertung (1900 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Tipling (2700 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek Pansang La pass (3850 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 10 Cross over Sing La pass (3900m) and trek to Yule Kharka (3100 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Rupchet (1750 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Betrawati (650 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu (5 hrs.)
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.
Please inquire for price.
We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
– Transfer from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
– Drive by jeep Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar, and drive Betrawati to Kathmandu
– Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to start and end trek
– Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
– Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and cooking equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
– Cooking staff service
– Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
– Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
– Three meals a day: breakfast/ lunch/ dinner; Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate/ hot water and cookies; if possible fresh fruit
– Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide, porters and cooking staff
– TIMS card and local taxes
– Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
– International flight to Kathmandu
– Nepal entrance visa
– Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
– All other beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek in teahouses
– Personal travel insurance
– Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
– Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
– Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, porters and cooking staff