Ganesh Himal Trek - 13 days

Ganesh Himal Trek

This trekking area lies on the central eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectacular views, untouched natural splendor, and friendly inhabitants.

The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The 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" which forms the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

Highlights

  • High altitude trek to Ganesh Himal with highest evevation on Pangsang La pass (4,100m) metres,
  • A Great Camping experience in relatively cheaper price
  • Offers magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna
  • A Crowd free peaceful adventure to Holy mountain Ganesh Himal
  • Passes through a number of local villages observing agricultural life of people
  • Home to many wildlives including snow leopard.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Pick up and transfer to Hotel. Visit our office for detail information. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Trip preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Saatdobato Village by Jeep. (5 hours drive). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Saatdobato to Bhalche Top. (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Bhalche Top to Ghunga Bhanjyang. (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Ghunga Bhanjyang to Rupchet (4040m). (3 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Rupchet to Sertung kharka (2500m) (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Sertung Kharka to Sertung Village(1920m) (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Sertung Village to Jharlang Phedi. (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Jharlang Phedi to Kimtang Phedi (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Kimtang Phedi to Khahare. (6 hours walking. ) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Kahare to Kathmandu. ( Jeep drive 6 hours. ) Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Transfer to airport for your onward departure from Nepal.

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and In Pokhara at Hotel Trekkers' Inn. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .

About Meal
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide and a porter assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments

Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the trek.
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Ganesh Himal Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Annapurna Base Camp is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance,
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Ganesh Himal Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Bus Drive
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

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Cost Includes

  • Pick up from Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • 3 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu .
  • Local guest house accommodation & tented camp accommodation during trek 
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • All the land transportation before and after the trek.
  • Camping equipments and Kitchen equipments,  Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dinning tables, chairs etc.
  • All entrance fees and permit of trekking
  • Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters for the trip including their food,accomodation , transportation and insurance included.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, duffell bag .
  • Medical Kit
  • Rescue assistance in case of emergency

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.
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