Ganesh Himal Trekking

Highlights of Ganesh Himal Trek

  1. Ruby Valley
  2. Kalo-Seto Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Ganga Jamuna Waterfall
  3. Wide view from the passes Singala Pass,
  4. Breathtaking views of 35 mountains over 6,000 meters above sea level
  5. Wild animals like the Himalaya Thar, Gaur, monkeys and musk deer.
  6. Diverse ethnicity, Local lifestyle, culture and tradition
  7. Tamang Tradition and culture
  8. Langtang Valley, Budigandaki and Ankhu Valley
  9. Agricultural practices in remote Nepal

Ganesh Himal Trek is rather an opportunity to get closer to the nature as trail escorts you along paths that have 526 species of plants, 300 species of birds and wild animals. 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.


The name Ganesh Himal came in honor of god Shiva and goddess Parvati’s son. It situates in central Nepal at the northwest from Kathmandu. The mountain range spreads in between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. It manifolds ethnic groups like Tamang, Gurung and Ghale in the north, and Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang. Diversed ethnicity makes the region more interesting place to visit. Visitor can have a depth knowledge about the amalgamated lifestyle and culture of Nepali people.

One of the main factors that make Ganesh Himal Trek more fascinating is its wide coverage. So, trekkers require a good physical fitness and previous trekking experience. In addition it requires no technical adroitness. Despite some steep climbing, Ganesh Himal Trek require no use of ropes and technical climbing skill.

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


I have been traveling several times with Machhindra Acharya. He is a wonderful guide. Very informative, very qualified and helpful to get lots of background information about Nepal and its regional specialities. Can absolutely recommend Oriental Journeys!!
Christian Thomas Germany
Hi Machhindra, just wanted to say thank you for the experience in Nepal you were a great guide very patient and friendly. I felt perfectly safe and comfortable on a country so far away from home on a solo trip. I really liked your explanation about all the temples, the culture and lifestyle in Nepal and it made me curious to find out more. I will definitely recommend anyone I know is going to Nepal to go to you!
Lourdes Rivera New York, USA

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