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Ganesh Himal Trekking
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Overview

The Ganesh Himal trekking area is located in the central eastern region of Nepal. This region offers an adventure into a remote, untouched land, affording breath taking views and a chance to get to know the local people living a time-honored lifestyle. Named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune, Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen clearly from the Kathmandu Valley, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV are quite prominent, the “Great Himalayan Chain” forming a magnificent skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and the Bhote Koshi River in the east, which becomes the Trishuli in lower sections.

Just a few hours drive from Kathmandu, the adventure begins, we head through the foothills and lowland farm terraces before reaching many ethnic Tamang villages at higher altitudes. Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of the central Himalaya will keep us captivated along the way as we continue up to the Shing La Pass at 4200m and Pansang La Pass at 4100m, the highest altitudes reached on this trek. From the passes, prepare to be amazed by the spectacular vistas and panoramas.

An adventurous, full camping trip with a top notch team of guides, porters and a cook, this trek takes you up through jungles, rocky landscapes, terraced hills and over the raging waters of some impressive Himalayan rivers, a hidden gem in the heart of the `Himalayas, above the clouds and into the wilderness.

A Local guide is allocated for this trip; they know the destination better than anyone and this will enhance your trek into this remote area even further.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Welcome to Nepal!

Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.

Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3
Day 3: Drive to Betrawati

Highlights: 5 hours.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 4
Day 4: Kispang

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1600m.

Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths through villages and farmland.

Views on offer: Farmland and terraced hills.

Highlights: Meeting the local Tamang people.

What’s to see?: Traditional houses and villages.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 5
Day 5: Thulo Chaur

Hours walking: 6.5.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 2200m

Terrain: Gentle inclines, “Nepali flat” and well defined paths.

Views on offer: Terraced hills and distant peaks.

Highlights: The many pretty waterfalls on view along the way today.

What’s to see?: Local schools and monasteries.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 6
Day 6: Gonga

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 2900m.

Terrain: Steep, hilly descents and forest paths.

Views on offer: The Ganesh Himal range.

Highlights: The Panoramic views.

What’s to see?: Langur monkeys, wild boar and deer amongst others in the tick forests of pine and rhododendron.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 7
Day 7: Rupchet

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 3635m.

Terrain: Gentle ascents, forest trails.

Views on offer: The Great Himalayan Chain and Tibetan mountain range.

Highlights: The warm welcome of the Tamang people in the traditional villages.

What’s to see?: Farmland and local Tamang villages.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 8
Day 8: Kharka via the Shingla Pass

Hours of walking: 7.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 2500 at Kharka and 4100m on the pass.

Terrain: Steep ascents and descents, rocky tracks and forest trails.

Views on offer: Ganesh Himal, Langatng and Manaslu amongst other Himalayan beauties.

Highlights: The magnificent views from the pass.

What’s to see?: Snow capped peaks and Himalayan giants as far as the eye can see!

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 9
Day 9: Borang

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1800m.

Terrain: Steep descents, dirt paths, forest trails.

Views on offer: Terraced hills, Ganesh Himal.

Highlights: The warm welcome of the local people in Borang.

What’s to see?: Traditional, quaint villages and monasteries.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 10
Day 10: Jharlang

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1700m.

Terrain: “Nepali flat” (a little bit up, a little bit down!) over well defined paths.

Views on offer: Terraced hills and farmland.

Highlights: Enjoying the peace and serenity of the region.

What’s to see?: Local people, villages, farmers and grazing yaks.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 11
Day 11: Kintang Phedi

Hours of walking: 7.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1200m.

Terrain: Steep descents, well-defined paths.

Views on offer: Farmland countryside amidst a stunning mountain backdrop.

Highlights: The mountain vistas.

What’s to see?: Farmland, local villages, houses perched on the hillside.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 12
Day 12: Khahare

Hours of Walking: 5.5.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1000m.

Terrain: “Nepali flat” river bank trails before a 4-hour climb to Khahare.

Views on offer: The River Valley and snow-capped peaks in the distance.

Highlights: Walking alongside the crystal waters of a Himalayan river.

What’s to see?: Thick forests and the resident wildlife.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Dhading Bensi and drive to Kathmandu

Hours of walking: 1. (8 hour drive.)

Difficulty: Easy.

Elevation reached: 700m at Dhading Bensi and 1345m at Kathmandu.

Terrain: Gentle descents, riverbank trails.

Views on offer: Distant snow capped peaks and mountains

Highlights: Last day of walking in the region, time to relax! Congratulations on completing your trek.

What’s to see: Last glimpses of the mountains.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14
Day 14: Free day/ rest day in Kathmandu

Highlights: Time to relax after your trek, do a spot of shopping or get a replenishing massage.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15
Day 15: Departure

Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

Availability

We organize private tour as per your requirement starting at your preferred date. This is standard itinerary and if required can be tailored to meet your trip requirement. Quoted rate is based on minimum 2 people.

The Cost Include(s)

  • International airport arrival/departure transfers.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu heritages day tour.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Camping equipments, kitchen equipments, mattress, toilet tent, shower, dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide/Sherpa, experienced cook and required number of Porters to carry your luggage and other camping equipments.
  • Expenditure for the field staffs that includes their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
  • Required trekking entry permits.
  • Mosaic adventure duffel bag, sleeping bag, jacket to use on the trek (on request)
  • All other surface transportation throughout the trip as described in the itinerary.
  • Government imposed taxes.

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu .
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc.
  • Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
  • Tipping (expected by trekking crew but not mandatory).
  • Any extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

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Trip Facts

  • 15 Days
  • Moderate
  • 12 People max

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