Ganesh Himal Trek
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Half day visit of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath. PM: Free, preparation for the trekking. O/N hotel.
Day: 03 Kathmandu - Syabru Besi
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction.
Day: 04 Syabrubesi - Gatlang
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours.
While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from view point. This day you walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.
Day: 05 Gatlang - Somdang
Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3500m.) which takes about five hours.
You walk along the graveled but motor able road. Though regular transport is not available till now. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. You pass some Tamang villages where you can have a close observation of their culture and tradition. Somdang is a Tamang village. There you find zinc mines.
Day: 06 Somdang - Pansang Bhanjyang
Trek from Somdang to Pansang Bhanjyang (3850m.) via Paldor Bhanjyang (3600m.) and it takes about seven hours. You walk along the trail which moves through villages, forests and terraces. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views of green hills.
Day: 07 Pansang Bhanjyang - Chalise
Trek from Pangsang Bhanjyang to Chalise that takes about seven hours.
The trails you follow is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. You can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. Now you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill upto Sertung Chalise. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome the trekkers with their local culture.
Day: 08 Chalise - Hindung
Trek from Chalise to Hindung which takes about five hours.
The early part of the trail goes downhill up to Menchet Khola (stream) and crossing this stream you trek steep up and then gradual up to reach Hindung. This day you pass small Tamang villages, small forests, farming terraces and green hills. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. You find mani walls and prayer flags in some part of the villages. One thing to be noticed is that it is the last village you pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day: 09 Hindung - Rajgang Kharka
Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka and it takes about five and half hours.
After leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Rajgang Kharka is ascent and flat as well. You walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling place of various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and it mainly grassland. Except winter season the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing.
Day: 10 Rajgang Kharka - Kalo Seto Kunda
Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp which takes about six hours. The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path somewhere. You walk along the trail covered with forests for few hours. Towards the ending the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. You find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are frozen.
Day: 11 Rest day at the Base Camp.
You can have an excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake). From here you can enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and many others.
Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka and it takes about six hours.
You trek along the descent and narrow path where you find alpine grass on both sides.
Day: 13 Rajgang Kharka - Chalise
Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000m.) which takes about six hours.
The trail moves down hill all the way to Chalise. While trekking you pass forests till Hindung and crossing it you find few Tamang villages.
Day: 14 Chalise to Jharlang
Trek from Sertung or Chalise to Jharlang which takes approximately eight hours.
The early part of your trails is gently up until you arrive at small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal , farming terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After you take lunch at Borang, your trails turn downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as Tamang village with its mixed culture.
Day: 15 Jharlang to Darkha
Trek from Jharlang to Darkha and it takes about seven hours.
Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.
Day: 16 Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar
Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours.
The early part of your trek is descent upto Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare. There is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terraces.
Day: 17 Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu
Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours.
The road till Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.
Day 18 Departure to Airport
- Warn welcome airport in Kathmandu & transfer hotel
- All arrival and departure transfers using private vehicle
- Hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis in all places except in Chitwan
- Hotel accommodation at respective hotels on FB (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) basis in Chitwan
- Hotel accommodation on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
- All sightseeing with local English speaking guide
- All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
- Necessary entrance fees
- Farewell dinner with Nepali with live cultural performance
- Airfare to/from Nepal.
- Nepal visa fee – available upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or border
- Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
- Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
- Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
- Personal Insurance.
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