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Located on the northwest side of Kathmandu between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. One of the least explored destinations is Ganesh Himal Trek which takes you through off-the-beaten forested trails, terraced fields, and remote Tamang villages.
This trip offers spectacular views of the Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges. It also takes you to the Sing La Pass (4,045m) for a breathtaking sunrise view over the chain of the Himalayan range you see in the skyline. This trek provides a glimpse into the rural lifestyle of Nepalese people and the cultures of various ethnic groups.
This 14-day extraordinary trip to the best view of the Himalayas from Nepal starts after your arrival in Kathmandu. The real adventure begins from Trishuli, Satdobato which is 7 hour drive from Kathmandu. From here, the trail ascends slowly through beautiful green forests and terraced farm fields to beautiful Tamang villages: Bhalche, Gongga, and Rupchet. From here, the trail leads you to the highest point throughout this trek, Sing- La pass (4,045m).
The view of the Ganesh, Annapurna, Langtang, and Tibetan mountain ranges atop the pass is incredibly beautiful. The trail then descends through beautiful Tamang villages: Shertung, Borang, and Jharlang Phedi to the mixed settlements of Kintang Phedi and Serabensi-Jyamrung. Since the trekking route mostly passes through Tamang village so.
You will pass by numerous monasteries and stupas along the way. Trekking through the forest, you might encounter wildlife like Himalayan Thar, musk deer, Langur, gaur, and exotic birds. This trek also provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the rustic lifestyle of the locals and understand their cultures and traditions. Although this trek is accessible throughout the year. The best time for is during the spring season in the months of March, April, and May, and the Autumn season (September to mid-November).
Nepal Treks has garnished many years of experience planning tours and treks across Nepal. Our guides have trekked in the area many times and will support you every step of the way. We cater to both domestic and international tourists. Contact us for any information or queries related to the Ganesh Himal trek. We heartedly welcome you ensuring to provide the best trekking and tour service here in Nepal.
Arrival in Kathmandu | 1,300m
We will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to your hotel. Nothing is planned for this day so, you can feel free to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today, we will do some sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will visit some of the World Heritage sites in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. If time permits, we will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. These sites are the symbols of the magnificent history and cultural prosperity of Nepal. After sightseeing, there is a pre-trip meeting in the hotel. You can also make adequate preparations for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Satdobato, Trishuli (1,300m) | 7 hrs
After breakfast, we will drive to Satdobato, a beautiful village with a mixed settlement of Tamang, Brahmin, and Chhetri people. On the long drive, we will head along the Trishuli River and pass Trishuli Bazaar. The route to Satdobato is filled with beautiful hills, quaint villages, terraced slopes, and beautiful farms. Overnight in Satdobato.
Trek from Satdobato to Bhalche (1,850m) | 5-6 hrs
We leave Satdobato and slowly ascend to Kisping where we will have lunch and then continue our trek to Bhalche. The trail mostly goes through terraced fields and small villages inhabited by Tamang and Dalit. Along the way, we will come across some beautiful waterfalls, small Buddhist monastery, and Hindu temples to reach Bhalche. It is a beautiful Tamang village decorated by prayer flags. Overnight in Bhalche.
Trek from Bhalche to Gongga (2,950m) | 6-7 hrs
We will depart from Bhalche and ascend through a forested trail filled with pine, oak, and rhododendron. We might also spot some animals like Langur, deer and even wild boar. First, we come across Thulo Chaur, a beautiful clearing in the middle of the forest. From here, we continue our trek to Gongga through the forest, crossing some small streams along the way. Enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himalayan range and Langtang Mountain on the way. Overnight in Gongga.
Trek from Gongga to Rupchet (2,850m) | 5-6 hrs
Today, we will wake up early for a stunning view of Ganesh Himalayan range and Tibetan mountain range. After that, we will continue our trek to Rupchet, the base camp of Sing La Pass through the dense forest of oak, pine, and rhododendron. The road to Rupchet is steep so the trek might be a little difficult but the glorious views of the Himalayan ranges make it worthwhile. Overnight in Rupchet.
Trek from Rupchet to Shertung (1,920m) via Sing la Pass (4045m) | 7 hrs
Leaving Rupchet, we will start our trek early in the morning to see the sunrise from Sing La pass. The uphill trek will be an arduous one as we gradually make our way to the top. The views of the sunrise over Ganesh I (7,429m), Ganesh II (7,118m), Manaslu (8,156m), Annapurna massif, and Tibetan mountain ranges is absolutely breathtaking. Afterward, we descend through dense oak, pine, and rhododendron forest to Shertung. Overnight in Shertung.
Trek from Shertung Kharka to Shertung Village (2,000m) | 3-4 hrs
We continue our trek through the forest for a bit and then descend through a terraced farm field and remote villages to Shertung village, a beautiful Tamang settlement. We will explore this beautiful village, and experience their lifestyle and cultures. They are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Overnight in Shertung Village.
Trek from Shertung village to Jharlang Phedi | 6 hrs
Today, we will leave Shertung and descend to Borang, a beautiful Tamang village. The walk to Borang is relatively easy. Here we will have lunch whilst enjoying the spectacular view of Ganesh Himal (7429m). We will continue our trek through terraced fields and forests, past Ramden. On the final part of the trek, we’ll cross a suspension to reach Jharlang Phedi, another beautiful Tamang settlement. Overnight in Jharlang Phedi.
Trek from Jharlang Phedi to Kintang Phedi | 6 hrs
We resume on the trek as the trail ascends and descends through several small villages and terraced farm fields. The trail follows stunning views of the Ganesh Himal range and lush hills. Towards the end of the trek, the trail goes alongside Netrawati River. Kintang Phedi, a beautiful valley with a mixed settlement of Brahmin, Chhetri, and Tamang, is situated at the intersection of Netrawati and Kintang rivers. Overnight in Kintang Phedi.
Trek from Kintang Phedi to Serabensi-Jyamrung | 6 hrs
After early morning breakfast, we will continue our trek alongside Netrawati River through rice fields and beautiful terraced farm fields of corn, maize, and wheat. We will first come across Khahare Bazaar, a shopping town for the locals. From here, we will continue our trek to Serabensi-Jyamrung. The trail is mostly flat with few ups and downs so the trek is fairly easy. Overnight in Serabensi-Jyamrung.
Stay at Jyamrung and explore local community
After a long trek, we will take a day off and explore Jyamrung. We will explore this beautiful valley and experience the unique lifestyle and cultures of ethnicities residing in Jyamrung. The vibrant display of the traditional practices and history is reflected quite superbly on the lifestyle of the residents. We can explore the local monasteries to spend the day at Jyamrung. Overnight in Jyamrung.
Trek to Gola Bhanjyang, Drive back to Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner | 5-6 hrs
Today, we will trek to Gola Bhanjyang through terraced fields. Along the way, we will also cross a hanging bridge over the river. From Gola Bhanjyang, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Kathmandu alongside Trishuli River. In Kathmandu, we will enjoy a delicious Nepali Farewell dinner before parting ways. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight. We bid you farewell and hope to see you for another trip again.
EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING.
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.
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