Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

17 Days

Trip Introduction:-

Undertaking Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek means a trekking into less touristic area of Nepal with equal celebration of stupendous mountain peaks and rural country setting as you are embarking on other major trekking trails. The trail encompassing itself to the Tibetan border, trekkers can experience a wide range of both cultural and natural astonishments from Nepal to Tibet.  Similarly, the trails you are going to hit are still virgin and the nature is absolutely unspoiled. Walking via magnificent traditional settlements, terraced fields, deep gorges and deep woods will be the experience for the lifetime during your Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek.  Most significantly, stupendous mountain views including   Ganesh I, II, III, IV peaks, Langtang Range, Manaslu, Annapurna range and Tibetan mountain range are extraordinary to capture on the trail.  As a whole, an absolute wilderness and remoteness will make your Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek more spectacular.

Also, trekkers who choose Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek can explore the ethnic people including Tamang and Gurung and their authentic culture. Having incredible insights into ethnic people’s lifestyle and civilization will equally be mesmerizing during Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek.

There are multiple options for the beginning points for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek . Some people design the itinerary to begin it from Trishuli Bazar, some from Arughat/ Sotikhola or Machhakhola and some do begin from Syabrubesi. Pariwar Holidays begins Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek from Syabrubesi. We take a long jeep or local bus drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trail, from Syabrbesi ascends through lush forest and picturesque settlements. We also experience spectacular walk in Langtang National Park. Gradually, we pass numerous passes, natural lakes, pastures and local settlements including Gatlang(2,337m)  Parvati Kunda Somdang(3,271m). Pangsang Pass (3,842m), Tipling (2,087m) Hindung(Gomba Danda) Shertung  Chalish Village(1,875m) Thulo Dhunga(3,337m) and eventually to Nojet Kharka(3,691m), which is the Ganesh Himal Base Camp . While passing these local settlements, lakes and pastures, we fully celebrate undisturbed nature and culture. We take an extra day at Base Camp and enjoy excellent views of mountain and the wilderness around.

On backtracking, we follow the trail via Hindung(2,403m) natural hot spring, Khading Gaon (2,025m)  Khading Gaon, Magne Goth(2,950m) Lapu Danda (1,250m Ganga Jamuna(950m) and finally, arrive at Tripura Sundari from where we take another drive to Kathmandu. Hindung,  which offers us an opportunity to enjoy natural hot spring and Gangajamuna for incredible Manaslu range.

Trekkers will be using very basic local teahouse accommodation during the trek. Optionally, people also choose camping trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons of the year for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek. Since it is a moderate adventure in Nepal’s Himalayas, trekkers do not require technical skills and past experience of hiking and trekking. Those who have goo level fitness and confidence can accomplish this trek.

Trip Fact

  • 1-12 Pax
  • 3,691m/12,140ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the trek.

Outline Itinerary:-

  • Day 1:- Drive- Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m /4,945ft) 7- 8 hours drive
  • Day2:- Drive to Chawatar (lunch)- Hike to Gatlang 1 hour drive, (2,337m/7,690ft) 5-6 hours hike
  • Day3:– Trek to Somdang (3,271m/10,760ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day4:- Trek to Pangsang Pass (La) (3,842m/12,640ft) 3 ½ hours
  • Day5 :-Trek to Shertung /Chalish via Tipling  (1,875m/6,188ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day6:- Trek to Hindung  (2,402m/7,900ft) 4 -5 hours
  • Day7:- Trek to Thulo Dhunga (3,337m/10,975ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day8:- Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) (3,691m/12,140ft) 6 hours
  • Day9:- Rest and Exploration Day
  • Day10 :– Trek Back to Hindung ( (2,402m/7,900ft) 7-8 hours
  • Day11:- Trek back to Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon via Hot Spring (1,500m/4,950ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day12:- Trek Back to Khading Gaon via Lapa (2,025m/6,660ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day13:- Trek Back to Magne Goth (2,950m/9,735ft) 4 hours
  • Day14:- Trek to Lapu Danda (1,250m/4,125ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day15:- Trek back to Ganga Jamuna (950m/3,135ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day16:- Trek back to Tripura Sundari (850m/2,805ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day17:- Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,310m/4,323ft) 6-7 hours drive

Highlights Of The Trek:-

  • A scenic jeep/bus drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Tripura Sundari to Kathmandu
  • Natural Hot Springs and lakes, traditional ethnic settlements, terraced fiends, holy monasteries, deep gorges and deep woods
  • Experience of complete remoteness and wilderness
  • Stupendous mountain views including Ganesh I, II, III, IV peaks, Langtang Range, Manaslu, Annapurna range and Tibetan mountain range

Detail Itinerary:-

Day 1:
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m /4,945ft) 7- 8 hours drive

This drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu is entirely via countryside. We either take a private jeep or local bus for Syabrubesi. Leaving Kathmandu, we pass Kakani along Pashna Lhamu Highway. It is highway; however, the road is very narrow. Further, passing Trishuli Bazar, the road ascends via picturesque traditional settlements. The final section of the road is a bit dangerous along the Rocky Mountains. We get to Dhunche Bazar and further 15 minutes drive finally takes us to Syabrubesi.

Day 2:
Drive to Chawatar (lunch)- Hike to Gatlang 1 hour drive, (2,337m/7,690ft) 5-6 hours hike

We take a private jeep and drive along the rough mountain road to Chawatar first. After an hour’s drive, we arrive at Chawatar. Optionally, we can walk to Chawatar escaping this drive. Passing through lush woods an magnificent Tamang people’s settlements, we arrive at Gatlang.

Day 3:
Trek to Somdang (3,271m/10,760ft) 6-7 hours

Initially, we head to Parvati Kunda, a holy freshwater lake on the way to Somdang. We stop here for sometime and enjoy the beauty of it. Walking via lush rhododendron and pine forest, we arrive at Yuri Kharak. We usually stop here for our lunch. We also see the mineral extraction tunnel on today’s trail. Our further few hours of attempt take us, finally, to Somdang.

Day 4:
Trek to Pangsang Pass (La) (3,842m/12,640ft) 3 ½ hours

Relatively, we have shorter hours to walk today from Somdang to Pangsang Pass. You will fully enjoy today’s walk with marvelous landscapes and mountain views including Ganesh Himal and Manslu. We get to Pangsang Pass at lunchtime and go to explore the village in the afternoon. The local lifestyle and their unique culture make toddy’s trip more special here.

Day 5:
Trek to Shertung /Chalish via Tipling (1,875m/6,188ft) 5-6 hours

We enjoy breathtaking mountain views while having our breakfast today. Today, initially, we walk down to Laptung village. On the way, we pass via lush forest including rhododendron and fir. After few hours walk, we get to Tipling where we stop for lunch. After lunch we again begin to enjoy trekking via country topography, which, finally, takes us to Shertung or Chalish. Actually, these two villages are neighboring villages each other. We stay overnight at Shertung and if anyone have an interest to visit Chalish, we go there and explore the village and their culture. Shertung is famous for gold.

Day 6:
Trek to Hindung (2,402m/7,900ft) 4 -5 hours

Today’s trek to Hindung, also known as Gomba Danda, is equally mesmerizing. We enjoy the first-class wilderness. The serene nature including deep woods and traditional settlements are incredible to experience. Arriving at Hindung, we explore the Tamang traditional settlement. This village is famous for crystal and rubies. Also, you can experience Yarsagumba here.

Day 7:
Trek to Thulo Dhunga (3,337m/10,975ft) 4-5 hours

Today, we are gaining more than 9 meter elevation. So, do a good hydration prior to the walk. While ascending to Thulo Dhunga, we pass various natural wonders including some species of animlas like wild boars, musk deer, languor and jharal. You will also see a wonderful natural water fall on the way to Thulo Dhunga today. We enjoy the overnight stay at this beautiful settlement far away from the modernization.

Day 8:
Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) (3,691m/12,140ft) 6 hours

The journey, today, is blend of excitement and adventure. The excitement in the sense that you are going to put your footstep at Ganesh Himal Base Camp which is the ultimate destination of this trek and it is adventurous in the other sense that we are walking on some steep and rough trails too. The mountain views and the absolute wilderness at Ganesh Himal Base Camp will be the most blissful moments for the lifetime. The green meadows and the thrilling surrounding marvel us here.

Day 9:
Rest and Exploration Day

Today, we explore Ganesh Himal Base Camp and the surrounding. We also hike up to find best viewpoint to capture marvelous Ganesh Himal and other mountain range nearby. The closer views of Ganesh and other snow-fed peaks make us stunned today. While undertaking a short hiking today, we also see two freshwater lakes including Kalo Kunda(Black Lake) and Seto Kunda(White Lake) which are considered to be holy. You can enjoy rest of the time in your own way.

Day 10:
Trek Back to Hindung ( (2,402m/7,900ft) 7-8 hours

We begin backtracking today. We trek all the way down to Hindung or Gomba Danda. We are following the same trail back to Hindung, however, the walk will equally be spectacular. Walking via magnificent landscapes and traditional settlements will be absolutely enjoyable to us. We also enjoy the also via lush forest before getting to Hindung.

Day 11:
Trek back to Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon via Hot Spring (1,500m/4,950ft) 5-6 hours

First, we trek to hot spring. Here, we spend a couple of hours for relaxation dipping our tired body into lukewarm water. Next, we trek following the stone steps which take us to Tir. Passing Tir and attempting to further walk, finally, takes us to Racyat Gaon or Kapur Village.

Day 12:
Trek Back to Khading Gaon via Lapa (2,025m/6,660ft) 4-5 hours

Heading towards Khading Village, we pass Lapa which is a beautiful Gurung village. The village is magnificent to explore. We have lunch here. We, further, pass via spectacular landscapes and traditional settlements and arrive at Khading. We can talk with local people and exchange our cultural understandings here.

Day 13:
Trek Back to Magne Goth (2,950m/9,735ft) 4 hours

We leave Khading Gaon and begin the walk via pine and rhododendron. We also enjoy seeing spectacular terraced fields. Today’s trail is going all the way up, however, passing traditional settlements and farmlands will make this journey more pleasant. After arriving at Magne Goth, we can explore the large rocky mountain where ruby extraction is done. Explore the entire area if you like.

Day 14:
Trek to Lapu Danda (1,250m/4,125ft) 5-6 hours

We enjoy beautiful breakfast before we leave Magne Goth for Lapu Danda. Walking ,mostly, downhill may make us tired today, however, passing through deep woods and awe-inspiring landscapes will be very delightful. We enter into Gorkha district today and again leave Gorkha and trek to Dhading district for overnight stay. We pass Dhonjet, a small settlement which leads us to Katunje. Next, we reach Manabu which makes a shift to Dhading district from Gorkha. Making another attempt for few hours, we arrive at Laphu Danda, which is a small village inhabited by Brahmin people. The village offers us to enjoy massive plain lands and breathtaking Manaslu, Himalchuli, Shringi peaks spectacular Ganesh Himal range.

Day 15:
Trek back to Ganga Jamuna (950m/3,135ft) 5-6 hours

We enjoy majestic Mt. Manaslu and other alluring mountain peaks today. We pass Baseri village before we get Ganga Jamauna. Passing through Dandagaon, we , finally arrive at Ganga Jamuna. Ganga Jamuna is popular for twin natural water falls and some religious importance. Every year, a special fair is held here. From Ganga Jamuna, one can witness Annapurna range, Himchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range and Lamjung Himal.

Day 16:
Trek back to Tripura Sundari (850m/2,805ft) 5-6 hours

We leave Ganga Jamuna and trek via numerous settlements of Brahmins and Chhetris. Similarly, the terraced fields, lush forest and magnificent Mt. Manaslu will still be dominant during this walk. Moving ahead, we see Aankhoo River and finally arrive at Tripurasundari.

Day 17:
Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,310m/4,323ft) 6-7 hours drive

We take a bus/private jeep ride to Kathmandu from Tripura Sundari and end our trek. We cross Aankho Khola Bridge and pass various settlements to arrive at Dhanding Besi. Further, we get connected to the Prithvi Highway and Trishuli River. Passing through Thankot, we arrive in Kathmandu.

Cost Detail

The Trip Cost Includes:-

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Pickup and drop, Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu by local bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes:-

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs )
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) (USD 200 each jeep)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Trip Fact

  • 1-12 Pax
  • 3,691m/12,140ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the trek.

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