Ganesh Himal Base camp Trek is named after the Hindu elephant God-Ganesh .Ganesh Himal is a gathering of six major peaks that forms a natural barrier with Tibet situated at the Himalayan ranges of the country ,to the west of langtang valley . The Ranges are covered by different ethics groups like Gururng ,Tamang ,magar which provides an opportunity for all the trekkers who walk around the less beten trial to get th stunning views of the trek.
Ganesh Himal trek begins with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to samari Bhanjyang via Trishuali Bazzar –startinng pont of the the trek . From there we will pass by the treeaced farmed kand and to the traditional village . Starting from trishuli and going around the ganesh himla base campn we decend down to arughat and end our trek back to Kathmandu .
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft
Our member will be there at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport to welcome you and transfer to the hotel nad join us evening for the welcome dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
After breakfast you will start seeightseing at Kathmandu valley.
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE:
The Kathmandu Durbar square is the ancient seat of Malla Rulers of Kathmandu Valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied place, Kastamandap Temple, Kumari Ghar, Kal Bhairabh and the museum inside the palace.
Pashupatinath temple is located in Kathmandu is the biggest temple complex in South Asia. The temple is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus throughout the world. As a result, the area is always swarmed in by Hindus from a different part of the country as well as from India. located at the banks of holy Bagmati River, the two-storied pagoda temple of Pashupatinath, house the five-faced statue of Lord Shiva. Apart from the main shrine, there are numerous temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses in and around the Pashupatinath temple area.
Historians believe that the history of Swoyambhunath Stupa is as old as the history of the Kathmandu Valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu Valley. It was immersed below water when the whole Kathmandu Valley was a big lake. When Manjushree cut a gorge and drained the water of the lake, a stupa was built around the lotus that emitted brilliant light. There are numerous monasteries in and around the Swoyambhunath Stupa area. The area as a landmark in Kathmandu Valley as it provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley.
Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in entire South Asia. Situated in Bouddha, a short drive from the city center, the white mound looms 36 meters overhead. Believed to have been constructed in the 5th century, there are many monasteries around the stupa as the area has been inhabited by people having faith in Buddhism. Buddhist monks on maroon robes are seen circumambulating the stupa with prayer wheels on their hands. Numerous small stupas are located at the based.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang [1250m/4100ft] via Trishuli Bazaar [6-7 hrs Drive]
Today we will leave Kathmandu and drive passing through Trishuli Bazaar that is a small but very interesting traditional market town. Our drive from Trishuli Bazaar goes through gravel road with good views of terraced fields, small gorges and hills finally to arrive at Samari Bhanjyang - a small town and the starting point of our trek.
Day 04: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar [765m/2509ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
We begin our trek following the trail that descends for a while before climbing uphill.During our trek, we will pass through several villages, terraced farming grounds and dense forest filled with pine and rhododendron trees. We will finally reach the flat area that leads to the small market of Katunje. From here we can get the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal.
Day 05: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi [655m/2148ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We start our trekking leaving Katunje and following the trail that descends downhill towards Lapang Besi. From there we will trek along the banks of Ankhu Khola, passing through several traditional villages and terraced farmlands until we arrive at Kintang Phedi. Kintang Phedi is situated at the bank of Ankhu Khola with very few houses and shops.
Day 06: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Kintang Phedi our forward trekking is mostly a gradual ascent journey that passes through villages inhabited by ethnic communities of Tamang, Brahmin and Chhetri. We will continue to follow the trail that heads towards Jharlang. Jharlang is a Tamang village with several houses and a government school. The small children's and school staffs will be more than happy to greet any visitors arriving at Jharlang.
Day 07: Trek from Jharlang to Chalise [2000m/6560ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We continue on our trek gradually ascending through additional villages inhabited by Tamang communities. We will trek along the villages of Borang and Shertum where there exist schools and health care centers. From here we will continue our trek passing along several chortens and interesting mani walls and reach at chalise.
Day 08: Trek from Chalise to Hindung [2345m/7691ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Chalise we follow the trail that is a gradual downhill descends to reach Menchet Khola. cross the river and make a steep uphill climb and then a gradual ascend to reach the village of Hindung. Hindung is large village settlement mainly inhabited by Tamang and is the last village while trekking towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 09: Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka [2570m/8429ft] [5-6 hrs Trek
Today we will follow the trail that is covered with dense rhododendron trees and local vegetation.. Gradually ascending we will arrive at the grassland of Rajgang Kharka. Rajgang Kharka is a grassland surrounded by beautiful forest.
Day 10: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake), Ganesh Himal Base Camp [3774m/12378ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Today we will follow a narrow trail that is a mostly uphill climb and sometimes in a leveled path. As we will be gaining altitude, we will leave the dense forested region and head towards the high altitude area where we will find alpine vegetation and head towards the lakes of holy significance Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) and Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 11: Rest day at the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda
Today we will enjoy our rest day exploring and doing excursion around Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will have an excursion around Kalo Seto Kunda (Blank and White Lake). There are two lakes having religious significance. The surface of Kalo or Black lake is covered with black stones. And, the surface of Seto or White lake is covered with white shining stones. From here we can get stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and other surrounding high peaks.
Day 12: Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending quality time at Ganesh Himal Base Camp, we will be following the same trail re-tracing our steps back with gradual descends from the alpine atmosphere towards the grassland of Rajgang Kharka.
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 13: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving the beautiful grassland of Rajgang Kharka, we will continue on our trail gradually descending through the dense rhododendron filled forest towards the village of Hindung and from there a rather easy downhill walking all the way towards Chalise.
Day 14: Trek from Chalise to Laba Besi [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
we will continue to follow on our trail that descends downhill and passes through several traditional villages and beautiful terraced farmlands, all the way down to reach Laba Besi.
Day 15: Trek from Laba Besi to Manyang Bhanjyang [2934m/9623ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
We will leave Laba Besi and start climbing uphill towards Laba village - a beautiful Gurung village with their own culture and tradition. continue to make a gradual ascent all the way to reach Manyang Bhanjyang .
Day 16: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun [2200m/7216ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Manyang Bhanjyang we will trek mostly downhill, sometimes with steep descent path and other times with gradual descent all the way towards Majhgaun. During our trek today we will get the best view of Manaslu Himalayan Ranges while trekking along the traditional villages and through dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak.
Day 17: Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum [750m/2460ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we will walk along the trail that is dominated by several traditional villages, dense forests, terraced farmlands and running streams to reach the small market town of Budathum. This village is pre dominated by Newar community and offers splendid views of Manaslu Range at far distance.
Day 18: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar [500m/1640ft] [2-3 hrs Trek] and Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu. [5-6 hrs Drive]
Descent from Budathum crossing several streams and passing through traditional villages. Trekking along the banks of Budi Gandaki we will approach a small market town of Arughat Bazaar. Having completed our trek, we will take a scenic drive from Arughat Bazaar back to Kathmandu. During the drive journey we can enjoy great views of terraced fields, green hills and activities of local people while engaging themselves in daily life activities.
Day 19: Free day at Kathmandu
This day you can rest or enjoy the world heritage site inside in Kathmandu and go around the thamel for shpping and we wcan have final meal in the evening .
Day 20: Final Departure from International Airport
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
- All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel/ airport.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed/breakfast basis
- Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed/breakfast basis.
- A professional English speaking government licensed guide
- Porters (every 2 clients: 1 porter)
- Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
- Langtang National Park Permit
- Accommodation in tea house/lodge
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems).
- Service of trekking guides his equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
- Service of trekking staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
- Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
- Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
- Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Siwai -Pokhara by private car.
- Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets
- Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude. hard/soft drinks throughout the trip.
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
- Tips for guide and porter.
Early return from the trip due to a personal/medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from the trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide/porters
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.