18 DAYS
Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek
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Ganesh Himal Base camp Trek is named after the Hindu elephant God-Ganesh. Ganesh Himal is a gathering of six major peaks that form 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 Gurung, Tamang, Magar which provides an opportunity for all the trekkers who walk around the less began trail to get the stunning views of the trek.
Ganesh Himal trek begins with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang via Trishuali Bazaar –startinng point of the trek . From there we will pass by the terraced farmed kand and to the traditional village. Starting from Trishul and going around the Ganesh Himal base camp we descend down to Arughat and end our trek back to Kathmandu.
 

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Our member will be there at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport to welcome you and transfer to the hotel and join our evening for the welcome dinner.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
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 King Phedi. King Phedi is situated at the bank of Ankhu Khola with very few houses and shops.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house
We continue on our trek gradually ascending through additional villages inhabited by Tamang communities. We will trek along the villages of Borang and Sheraton 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 chalise.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
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 densely 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.
  • One day.
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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. Accommodation: Tented Camp Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
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 the Newar community and offers splendid views of Manaslu Range at the far distance.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
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.
  • 25 minutes.
  • None
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Services

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 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
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • 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

Equipments

General
  • 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)
  •  Daypack
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
Hand
  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner
Center Body
  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 
Lower Body 
  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants
Feet
  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • 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.)
Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
 
 

Good to Know

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 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.

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Duration
Duration
18 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Ganesh Himal Region
Grade
Grade
Strenuous
Altitude
Altitude
5420
Walking
Walking
5-6 hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
camping trek / tea house
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