Starting with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Trisuli Bazaar, the trek to Ganesh Himal begins along the foothill visiting primitive villages and offering great views of Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Manaslu (8163 m), and Himalchuli (7540 m). The fantastic mountain scenery and close proximity to Kathmandu make this one of our favorite treks. This is the beaten trek which ends with a drive back to Kathmandu from Gorkha.
Today we drive on our private vehicle to Arughat. We start with a driveway to Pokhara before turning north. It has been a very good road deteriorates at this point and progress slows for the final hour or so.
Today we walk on a flat trail full of interesting sights and great stretch for legs. We will walk through beautiful wooded hills, paddy fields stretching to the river. Later we will cross the Budhi Gandaki to start climbing up towards Manbu. The path is excellent, as it winds up between terraced fields and small settlements.
Today we start our trail with the eastern face of Himalchuli, 7,893m, soaring above. We can see the Tibetan peak of Serang Himal dominating the head of the valley. To start the day you contour northwards following high above the river valley. Later we start our climb to the large village of Dunchet.
On today's trail, we walk through the forest where we will experience the Virgin forest. The trail is at times steep and involves a small amount of scrambling. There are clear, rushing streams to cross on stepping stones. The path contours and climbs to reach Nauban Kharka, a temporary shelter for herders. It offers an amazing view of Machhapuchare. You can also enjoy the sunset view of Annapurna South and Annapurna 2, Boudha Peak, and Himalchuli.
With the morning view, we take an hour's climb to reach first pass Myangal Bhanjyang at 2,975m. We walk below the pass and contour along the grassy hillsides, dipping in and out of the forest. It is a couple of hours' walk to the second pass, the Magne Goth pass at 2,936m. There are fabulous views of the Ganesh peaks and Paldor. From here we descend past a couple of small Kharkas to reach the beautiful village of Khading.
Today we hike high above the river valley and enter terraced hillsides. You will also pass through several tiny settlements perched on the hillside. You may well see people weaving bamboo into baskets, mats, and even house walls and muzzles for goats! Later we will reach the village of Lapchet where you may have lunch. You descend to the river before climbing to Rachyat. There are several beautiful old Chortens along this part of the trail.
Today we walk through several small villages en route and stopping for lunch after about 3 hours. After lunch, you cross a bridge and start a gentle climb to reach the village of Chalise. You will get good views of Ganesh Himal and other smaller peaks from here. You then continue climbing on stone steps to reach the pretty village of Shertung.
This morning you have a welcome rest day in Shertung. In the morning you will have time to explore the village. You may also have time to visit Phyangchet Monastery. It lies about an hour’s ascent above the village. This route also is the major trekking route to the Sing La pass. If the caretaker is around you should be able to go inside the monastery. You then begin walking towards Sing La Phedi.
Today you continue on the trail, finally reaching Sing La Phedi. Its name meaning the foot or base of the pass, and you will camp here for the night.
You start this morning with the climb to the Sing La Pass, from where the views are outstanding. As you make the final uphill climb to the pass, Langtang looms overhead to the north and the peaks of Ganesh appear. Sing La is less a pass than the side of a peak, the top of which is only another 20 meters up a very gentle slope. From here the world seems to fall away in three directions.
From the pass, you will descend all the way to the large grazing meadows at Rupchet for lunch. Later we walk to Gongoo Danda for your overnight camp.
After breakfast, you begin with an uphill walk and a long gradual, downhill descent. You walk through rhododendron and pine forest to the open grazing area near the Gompa at Kaule. Later we walk on a picturesque landscape of mixed forest and scattered villages.
You walk for about half an hour to reach the road head at Kaule village. Here you will meet your transport for the drive back to Kathmandu. We will pass through the village of Betrawati and the town of Trisuli Bazaar.
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Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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|Trip Name||Price||Departure Date||Trip Status|
|GANESH HIMAL TREK||14 Days
2022-05-12 / 2022-05-25
|GANESH HIMAL TREK||14 Days
2022-10-12 / 2022-10-25
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