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GANESH HIMAL TREK

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Destination

Ganesh Himal

Region

Manaslu Region

Max.Altitude

6,249 Meters

Grade

Strenuous

Activity

Trekking

Duration

22 Days

Route

Gorkha - Ganesh Himal

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Gorkha / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

GANESH HIMAL TREK - NEPAL OFF THE BEATEN PATH TREK

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.

HIGHLIGHTS OF GANESH HIMAL TREK

  • Classic trekking and camping in style on Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail 
  • The Pansang La and the beautiful ridge of the Tiru Danda
  • Views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, and the Ganesh and Langtang peaks
  • A great value holiday with no internal flights - perfect for a first Nepal trek

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Itinerary

01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

02
Drive to Arughat (5 hours)

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. 

03
Trek along the Budhi Gandaki to Arakhet. Continue towards Manbu (1,300m / 6 hours)

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.

04
Trek to Lamodhunga via Dunchet(2,200m / 6 hours)

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. 

05
Forest walk to Nauban Kharka (2,750m / 6 hours)

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.

06
Trek across two passes - the Myangal Bhanjyang, (2975m) and Magne Goth, (2,936m). Continue to Khading (6 hours)

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.

07
Trek to Lapchet and Rachyet Village (1,760m) or continue to Tiragaon (6 hours)

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.

08
Trek to Shertung, (1,920m / 6 hours)

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.

09
Trek to Sing La Phedi (3 hours)

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.

10
Trek to Jungle Camp at Sing La Phedi, (3,546m / 3 hours)

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.

11
Cross Sing La Pass, (4,050m), and descend to Gongoo Danda, (2,900m / 6 hours)

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.

12
Trek to Kaule Village, (1,800m / 6 hours)

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. 

13
Trek to Roadhead (1 hour). Drive back to Kathmandu (5-6 hours)

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.

14
Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Guide airfare if you are flying to the destination
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen acts landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

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

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • 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
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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