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Ganesh Himal Trek

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Overview

Ganesh Himāl (Nepali: गणेश हिमाल) is a sub-range of the Himalayas located mostly in north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the border with Tibet. 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 (home of Manaslu, the nearest 8000m peak).[2] The range lies about 70 km north-northwest of Kathmandu.
The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422 m (24,350 ft). There are three other peaks over 7000 metres plus some fourteen others over 6000 metres.[3] Ganesh Himal enjoys great vertical relief over nearby valleys, particularly Ganesh NW (see below), being closest to the Shyar Khola.
The name for the range comes from the Hindu deity Ganesha, usually depicted in the form of an elephant. In fact, the south face of Pabil (Ganesh IV) slightly resembles an elephant, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant's trunk.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. We visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 03:  From Kathmandu  To Shyabru Besi By Vehicle(1503m)
 The trek begins from Shyabru Besi  to the gateway to the Langtang National  at the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. Passenger buses leave for Shabru Besi from Kathmandu. Mesmerizing scenic driving through Trishuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar takes us to this beautiful village. Though the road is narrow and serpentine, amazing landscape along the way ensures good start to your trek. It takes 8/9 hours. O/N  at Guest House on Shyabru Besi.(BeakFast,Launch,Dinner included)
 Day 04: Trek from Shyabru Besi to Gatlang (2238m)
 Trek from Shyabru Besi, dirt track climbs uphill from Shyabru Besi until Bahun Danda Pass and descends to Tamang settlement of Gatlang – a popular village along the Tamang Heritage Trail.Hike to Gatlang via Chawatar Is also possible. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above the villages lies the Parvati Kund – a scared lake – that draws thousands of pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival.It  takes 6 hours,O/N at Guest House.(BreakFast,Launch,Dinner included))
Day 05: Trek from  Gatlang to Parvati Kunda Via Yuri Kharka-Somdang( 3271m)
 The trail starts from Gatlang and  passes through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River that separates Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, which is no longer functional, lies a few hours north of the river. The trek passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel dug into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies. It takes 7  hours, O/N at tented camp on Somdang.
Day 06: Trek from  Somdang To Pangsang Pass (3842m)
Trek stars from Somdang , Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. Lying north are the peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, medicinal herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. Locals are initiating to build a basic lodge accommodation near the Pangsang Pass. As the lodge has not been built, trekkers are recommended to take own tent for the night camp. They are highly recommended to take dry fruits or food for dinner. It takes 4 hours,O/N at tented camp on Pangsang pass.
Day 07: Pangsang Pass-Tipling– Shertung-Chalish (1875m)
Trek stars from Pangsang Pass descending to Tipling, a large village with two Buddhist monasteries and a Protestant and Catholic Church. Along a ridge top to the east lies a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang.  Tamang people here perform shaman dance and horse dance, which are believed to have been inspired from Tibetan culture. The Jhankri (shaman) tradition is popular in this area with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.  Shertung or Chalish village is the only village in this region. From here, trekkers, who have planned short 7-day trek, descend to Jharlang village after a walk of about 5-6 hours and in next day walk to Darkha Gaon and from there toward Dhading Besi – the headquarters of Dhading district.It takes 6 hours, O/N at tended camp on Chalish.
Day 08: Chalish-Hindung (Gomba Danda 2402m)
Trek from Chalish to Hindung is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are found in the areas to the north. Locals also collect Yarsagumba – a medicinal herb – in the surrounding highlands.It  takes  6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Hindung(Gomba Danda).
Day 09: Hindung-Thulo Dhunga (3337m)
Trek from Hindung is advantures and  Thulo Dhunga is a camp that offers magnificent waterfalls cascading down. The area is rich in terms of flora and fauna. Wildlife found in the area includes musk deer, jharal, wild boar, langur, leopard, pheasant and partridge. Vegetation includes bamboo, rhododendron and juniper among abundant wildflowers. It takes 5 hours,O/N at tented camp on Thulo Dhunga.
Day 10: Thulo Dhunga-Base Camp (Nojet Kharka 3691m )
 The trek starts from Thulo Dhunga , trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid camp site known as Nojet Kharka.It takes 6 hours,O/N at tented camp on Nojet Camp.
Day 11: Exploration Day/viewpoint
 A climb to the ridge to the northeast, Dobra Danda, is rewarded with a supreme viewpoint of towering Ganesh Himal. The mesmerizing sight is unforgettable. Two small lakes shimmer below at the foot of the Himalaya. Kalo Kunda (black lake) has waters that mirror the awe-inspiring surroundings and the smaller Seto Kunda (white lake) has a seasonal pasture nearby. These lakes are said to have spiritual power.O/N at tented camp on Nojet Kharka.
Day 12: Return from Base Camp to Hindung
 Trek from Base camp to Hindung (Gomba Danda) will be almost the same way back. However, stunning mountain views, surrounding landscape of mother nature and downhill jungle walk makes the trek pleasing. It takes 8 hours, O/N at tented camp on Hindung.
 Day 13: Hindung-hot springs-Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon (1500m)
Trek from Hindung to Kapur Gaon  following  the Tatopani (Hot Spring) River south to a built up riverside hot springs with a bathing pool and three taps. Relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The trail onward follows stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Both organizations are active in this area and responsible for building many water taps, bridges and improved trails. Pass through Tir on the way to Racyat and Kapur villages. It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Kapur Gaon.
Day 14: Rachyat/Kapur Gaon-Lapa-Khading Gaon(2025m)
Trek from Rachyat Passing  through Lapchyat gaon which is a charming Gurung village with nearly 30 homes. Cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Above Lapa gaon is Khading the largest Gurung village of the area. The residents have a welcoming spirit, and the people are enthusiastic to perform cultural dances with traditional music. It takes 5 hours,O/N at tented camp.
Day 15: Khading Gaon to Magne Goth (2950m)
Trek start from Khading Gaon , Steeply up the hill to the west in a tall, blue pine forest with rambling rhododendron is Magne Goth, and nearby is a large boulder, location of ruby extraction . It takes 5 hours, O/N at tented camp on Magne Goth.
Day 16: Magne Goth – Lapu Danda (1250m)
Trek start from  Magne Goth, the trail enters Gorkha district. The trek goes downhill to cross Chote Khola before climbing through lush forest and descending into a valley with excellent panoramas including Manaslu, soaring in the western horizon. Pass through the scenic villages of Dhonjet, Kartunje and Manbu and re-enter Dhading district to reach the magnificently located Laphu Danda, a Bramhin village, with a large school and surrounded by bountiful fields. Take in views of snow-clad Himalchuli and Shringi peaks with a section of the Ganesh Range. It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Lapu Danda.
Day 17: Lapu Danda – Ganga Jamuna(950m)
Trek starts from Lapu Danda, the path climbs through fertile fields of Baseri as it ascends to Dandagaon, with excellent views of Manaslu and more. Continue gradually to the glorious twin waterfalls of Ganga Jamuna. It hours 6 hours. O/N at tented camp on Ganga jamanu.
Day 18: Ganga Jamuna – Salyantar( 650m)
Trek starts from Ganga Jamuna , trail this day will be quite easy walking day passing most of the Bhramin people's villages, paddy terraces and low land terrain views of the surroundings. Local culture, views of peaks of Manaslu range as well as the Akhu River are the major attractions of this day. It takes 7 hours. O/N at tented camp on Salyantar.
Day 19 Drive from Salyantar to Kathmandu 
Drive from Salyantar to  Kathmandu , Ganesh Himal region and surrounding territory offers cultural and natural splendor and has religious significance, too, for pilgrims attracted to its sacred mountains and lakes. The area is filled with rare and exotic wildlife, wildflowers, herbal plants, yarsagumba, waterfalls, hills and peaks and hospitable people. While magnificent scenery graces every step, the residents of the beautiful landscape welcome visitors to their extraordinary land. It takes 7 hours, O/N at Hotel on Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)
Day 20:: Departure day your Destination
Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve.

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost includes:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Trasportation From Kathmandu to  Syabrubesi & return from Salyantar to  Kathmandu by    vehicle.
*Accommodation in guest houses/lodges and tented camp  during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea,Coffee, Hot chocolate, boiled water).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 
*International airfare and departure airport tax 
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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Duration 20 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 3842m

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Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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