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Ganesh Himal Trekking

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 13 days
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  • Best Seasons: September to November, March to May
  • Highest Altitude: 4750m

Named in honor of Shiva and Parvati’s son, Ganesh, Ganesh Himal is situated in central Nepal, northwest
from Kathmandu, and is concealed between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area
Project. Manifold ethnic groups like Tamang, Gurung and Ghale in the north, and Brahmin, Chhetri,
Dalit, Newar and Chepang, reside in this region making it an interesting place to visit to learn in depth
about the amalgamated lifestyle and culture of Nepali people. One of the main factors that make Ganesh
Himal more fascinating is its coverage in four districts of Nepal: Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot.
Breathtaking views of 35 mountains over 6,000 meters above sea level from Singala Pass, Dharka, Jasail
Kunda, Jyamrung, Kasigaun, Khanchok and Gorkha will be pleasurable to the eyes as well as would be
heartwarming. However, the terrain can be complicated and long. So, trekkers will require being in good
physical condition and having previous trekking experience, but no technical adroitness will be required.
This trekking route involves steep climbing but the use of ropes will not be required.

This trek is rather an opportunity to get closer to the nature as the trekking trail escorts you along paths
that have 526 species of plants, 300 species of birds and wild animals like the Himalaya thar, gaur,
monkeys and musk deer. Along with them, you will get a chance to get invigorated through the sights of
Ganga Jamuna (twin waterfalls) flowing gracefully, Kalo Seto, and Ganesh Kunda (a hot spring).
You will also come across different cultures and lifestyle of people from multiple ethnic groups and come
in contact with rural people who are the most hospitable people you will ever meet. Passing through dense
forests, unspoiled villages and meadows, you will come to the Shing La Pass and Pangsang La Pass
which provide some splendid view that will make the trek worth everything. This trek is an ideal option
for those who want to achieve the most with short amount of time at hand, and is the best option if you
are looking to trek in a place completely different from that of the popular Annapurna and Everest regions. 


Traffic: Moderate
Difficulty: Relatively Difficult
Price: On request
Style: Teahouse trek
Maximum elevation: 4750m
Best Seasons: September to November, March to May

Duration: 14 to 18 days
Required permits: Insert here!
Primary activity: Trekking and cultural tour
Group size: 2 to 12 people

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Betrawati (850m)
  • Day 04 : Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1600m)
  • Day 05 : Trek to Thulo Chaur (2200m)
  • Day 06 : Trek to Gonga (2900m)
  • Day 07 : Trek to Rupchet (3635m)
  • Day 08 : Trek to Kharka (2500m) via Shing La Pass (4100m)
  • Day 09 : Trek to Borang (1800m)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Jharlang (1700m)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Kintang Phedi (1200m)
  • Day 12 : Trek to Khahare (1000m)
  • Day 13 : Trek to Dhading Besi ( 700m) and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 14 : Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 15 : Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Oriental Journeys representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We will welcome you with welcome dinner with cultural program in the evening. We will further make you introduce with trekking guide and detail trip plan will be discussed.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

    An experienced city guide will take you to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including swayambhunath, Pashupatinath ad Kathmandu durbar Square. All these sites are listed in world Heritage sites. In the evening, we can go around Thamel for trek preparation and shopping.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Betrawati (850m)

    We will drive from Machhapokhari to Betrawati today and it’s short driving. We will be staying in Betrawati, a big town on the Pasang Lhamu Highway. After a short walk, we will reached at Sole and overnight stay at our campsite. In the evening, we will explore the local area, terraced farms around the city.

  • Day 04: Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1600m)

    Today, we will start our trekking in the early morning. We will be staying at Kispang which is situated at 1600m from the sea level. It takes 5 hours to reach to Kispang. We will gradually going up during the trek through the villages where majority of the people are busy in farms. Overnight stay at campsite and enjoy.

  • Day 05: Trek to Thulo Chaur (2200m)

    Today, we start the trekking towards Thulo chaur. The trail passes through the settlement of Tamang people. After 5 hours of trekking, we reach at Thulo chaur. Overnight stay at Camp.

  • Day 06: Trek to Gonga (2900m)

    The trek continues through a dense forest with pine vegetation. When we are going to high, we have a steep climb with few descents in between. During the trek, we can encounter with wild animals such as wild pigs, small deers and different species of monkeys. We can further see the Ganesh Himal from the trail. Overnight stay at Gonga.

  • Day 07: Trek to Rupchet (3635m)

    We will be trekking to higher altitude which is more enjoyable than walking in lower altitudes. We will pass the through the forest of Rhododendron and pine trees before reaching to Rupchet. We can consult with the trekking guide about the high altitude caring. Overnight stay at Rupchet.

  • Day 08: Trek to Kharka (2500m) via Shing La Pass (4100m)

    Today is the most exciting day of the trip. We will be in the top of Shing La Pass after walking 7 hours. We start trekking early and walk towards kharka. The trekking is not easier and once you reach at the top, you will get the best view of the Majestic mountains of the Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Lirung and Manaslu. Then we will trek don to Kharka after you cross the pass.

  • Day 09: Trek to Borang (1800m)

    We start trekking early in the morning and heading towards Borang. Today, we will go down in terms of altitude. The journey takes you from silent forests to small villages. After walking for 6 hours, we will get Tamangs of Borang. Overnight stay at camp in Borang.

  • Day 10: Trek to Jharlang (1700m)

    After having breakfast, we will be heading towards Jharlang. Today, we walked most of the day through terraced farms and people working in the farm. We will walk to both ascending and descending trails for 6 hours and reach to the beautiful village of Jharlang.

  • Day 11: Trek to Kintang Phedi (1200m)

    We start our trekking early in the morning from Borlang to Kintang Phedi. We will trek through small streams, terraced fields and some small settlements with people of different cultures and religion. Since we trekking to downhill, we could not see mountain view. Overnight stay at Kintang Phedi.

  • Day 12: Trek to Khahare (1000m)

    We will start our trekking along a river for couple of hours in the uphill trekking where we can explore the local villages and surrounding in Khahare. Overnight stay in the camp in Khahare.

  • Day 13: Trek to Dhading Besi ( 700m) and drive to Kathmandu

    We will be taking transportation from Khahare to Dhading besi and drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, we will explore Thamel to remove our tiredness of the trek. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu

    Today, you will have plenty of time to explore Kathmandu valley and also have free time for shopping.

  • Day 15: Final Departure

    Today is the last day of your trip to Kathmandu. We will transfer you at the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  1. Airport picks up & drops
  2. Airport taxes
  3. 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  4. Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  5. 2 night’s Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  6. An English speaking Guide
  7. Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  8. All Government local Taxes
  9. National Park Entry Fees
  10. (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System card
  11. Guide and porter salary
  12. Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  13. First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency
  14. Extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost Excludes

  1. Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  2. Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  3. Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  4. personal effects.
  5. Hot Shower
  6. Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  7. Tips and Gratuities

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