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GANESH HIMAL TREK

ganesh himal trekking

Explore the remote nearly untouched mountain range surrounding Ganesh Himal (Ganesh Himal Trekking) to learn about the traditional lifestyles of the undisturbed people in the beauty of intact mountain trails. The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The (Ganesh Himal Trekking) Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal, that is the “Great Himalayan Chain” forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

Trekking in Ganesh himal region or (Ganesh Himal Trekking) is enriched with its rich Flora: the impressive display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in spring time blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color. Another feature includes the abundance of crystals which is regarded valuable and precious stone. The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers and magnificent scenario. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only camping.

Ganesh Himal Trekking

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pairebeshi.

Day 04: Pairebeshi to Kispang.

Day 05: Kispang  to Bhalche.

Day 06: Bhalche to Gonga.

Day 07: Gonga to Rupchet.

Day 08: Rest Day.

Day 09: Trek to Kharka via Singla.

Day 10: Kharka to Pang Sang La.

Day 11: Pang Sang La to Somdang.

Day 12: Somdang to Gatlang.

Day 13: Gatlang to Syabrubesi.

Day 14: Return back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member in International airport  will welcome you and you will be taken to your respective hotel. After check in, and welcome drinks you will be free to explore around Thamel.


Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

After breakfast, our city tour leader takes you to visit several of the most historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath temple, and Durbar Square. Afterwards, you will meet with your trek leader and he will brief about your trip.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Pairebeshi.

We will head to Pairebeshi with a scenic drive passing through local villages, fast flowing river, terraced agriculture fields and holy lakes, located on the way to the mixed cultural village of Pairebeshi.


Day 04: Pairebeshi to Kispang.

Early morning, after breakfast we start our trek heading along a steep trial and chain of quaint traditional villages before arriving in the small town of Kispang. Kispang is a home the native Tamang people, known for their traditional techniques of farming.


Day 05: Kispang to Bhalche.

As we continue our up route we will pass some scenic greenery home and wide range of flora and fauna taking us into a dense forest. We will do some rest at scenic view point and admire the beauty of it. Then, we continue to Bhalche and make a camp in a the forest for overnight stay.


Day 06: Bhalche to Gonga.

Today, we continue our journey through the rhododendron ornamented forest which provides us a chance to learn more about the local wildlife on the way to Gonga. We can enjoy a scenic mountain sunset before resting for the overnight stay.


Day 07: Gonga to Rupchet.

As we leave Gonga, the trial becomes increasingly steep. Following the uphill climb we will trace the rapid change of scenery as the terrain becomes more barren as we approach the alpine area.


Day 08: Rest Day.

Today, we will do rest and relax, which will be helpful for the upcoming strenuous climb although we can explore the local scenery and take a hike to a particularly scenic location providing timeless scene of the valley below.


Day 09: Trek to Kharka via Singla.

Today, our trial begins with steep climb about 2 hrs. then we head to beautiful town of Singla, which provides the views of the massive Himalayan. These mountains (Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Langtang) stands as towering over the icy region. Furthermore, we will retrace our steps to the town of Kharka via Rupchet. We will be serve by traditional meal in the evening and we can just relax.


Day 10: Kharka to Pang Sang La.

After breakfast, we will continue our journey, path is gradually rising along a ridge. We will head to historical Pang Sang La Pass that offers the panoramic views of the snow capped mountains at the distance. Our camping will be near to the pass so we can enjoy with the scenery. Relax and overnight stay.


Day 11: Pang Sang La to Somdang.

The most enjoyable days of the trek. Mountain tapestry will not leave us as we leisurely approximate  the frightening  peaks of the Ganesh Himal Region. As we continue, we will reach the Somdang village, a traditional Tamang village. We will explore the traditional lifestyle of the friendly hill people. Overnight at Somdang.


Day 12: Somdang to Gatlang.

On the way to the village of Gatlang, we take a long walk passing through many scenic view points along a forest. The entry way of Gatlang welcomes as the traditional Tamang heritage trials throughout the region.


Day 13: Gatlang to Syabrubesi.

Today we will follow descent path passing through the chain of traditional villages and the beautiful terraced fields. Each villages has their own unoque charm and traditions. Furthermore, as we continue descend, our hike offers beautiful views of a mountain and lowland scenery making a enjoyable and joyous hike.


Day 14: Return back to Kathmandu

We will return back to Kathmandu through the scenic road. In the evening, at Kathmandu Visit View Nepal Trek will organize a farewell dinner as celebrating the completion of our trip in the backpacker haven of Thamel. You will be served by the delicious typical Nepali cuisine. Then, you can take a well-deserved rest at your hotel


Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.

Today, as a free day you can further explore the Kathmandu valley of your interest. We can do any additional sightseeing visiting any additional temples or places of interest that we have not visited before. We will spend some of our time to do some memento shopping offering traditional Nepalese products and handicrafts. Rest in hotel and manage your all goods for departure.


Day 16: Departure.

As your flight schedule our team member will escorts you to the airport. After our farewells, you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in Nepal with Visit View Nepal Trek & Expedition, as one time is never enough.


What are included ?

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Accommodation as required by your choice -Budget Hotels, Tourist standard Hotel ,Threee star category Hotels ,Four – Five Star Hotels in ( Bed & Breakfast Basis , Bed Breakfast & Dinner Basis , Bed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Basis )or as specified in the appropriate itinerary.
  • Guided city tours as per the Itinerary by Private Car, Van, Jeep, Costar, Bus, Flights etc as per the group sizes and your request.
  • An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All our government taxes , local taxes, services charges etc
  • Official expense & services charges

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  • Personal equipment.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  • Any others expenses

Important documents and items

  1. Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  2. Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  3. Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  4. Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  5. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).

General

  1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be  returned after the trek).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body – Head / Eyes  / Ears

  1. Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
  2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover  your ears.
  3. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  4. Glacier glasses, Headlamp
  5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)  shell jacket.
  6. Down vest and/or  jacket*.
  7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth   if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

  1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  2. 1 pair warm gloves
  3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
  4. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  1. T-shirts (2).
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  5. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
  6. Long shirts (2)

Lower Body – Feet

  1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  3. 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and  bottom  preferable.
  4. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  5. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  6. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  1. 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  2. 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  3. 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
  4. 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  5. Cotton socks (optional).
  6. Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  1. Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  2. Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit
  4. Anti-diarrhea pills
  5. Anti-headache pills
  6. Cough and/or cold medicine
  7. Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  8. Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  9. Water purification tablets or water filter
  10. 1 set of earplugs
  11. Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 Miscellaneous

  1. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  3. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  4. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  5. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  6. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  7. 2 bandanas.

Extras/Luxuries

  1. Reading book
  2. Trail map/guide book
  3. Journal and pen
  4. iPod
  5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  6. 1 modest swim suit
  7. Binoculars (optional)
  8. Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  9. Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  10. Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow