Ganesh Himal Trekking
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Overview

Ganesh Himal Range is one of the most astonishing sights in the Himalayas as the mountains form a skyline called the “Great Himalayan Chain”. The trek (to an elevation of 4100 m.) lets you watch the clouds floating below and the mountains standing tall at 8000 m.

The trek allows adventure-seekers to witness diversity in nature, culture, and society. The trail passes through traditional villages, lush farms, and terraces. The Mountain range lies between the river valleys of Budhi Gandaki and Bhotekoshi river which flow and form Trishuli River.

The biodiversity of the region includes 526 species of plants like orchids and rhododendrons. There are 300 species of birds and animals like Himalayan tahr, Gaur, Monkeys, and Musk deer. Together, the landscape and exquisite Mountain views give a natural feel to the trek.

The habitants are Tamangs in the upper regions and Newars, Magars, Gurungs, Brahmin, and Chhetris in the lower regions. Most people are Buddhists with their unique languages, customs, dresses and cultures. The warm hospitality of the people leaves a sweet memory of the trek for all the travelers.

Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God, Ganesh. The ancient monasteries, stupas, and monuments provide a glimpse into the centuries-old cultures. The trek has both difficult high passes and easy trails through villages.

Ganesh Himal trekking follows the least trodden and peaceful trails. The beautiful mountain ranges, diverse ecosystems and ethnic groups allow an eclectic experience. The warm climate of the region means the trek can be done any time of the year.

The various vantage points are superb for the views of around 40 mountains (above 6000 m.), gorges, glaciers and landscape of the region. Other highlights of the trip include lakes, waterfalls, and forests (of oaks, rhododendrons, and pines). The trip fills the trekkers with a sense of adventure, amazement and serenity.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu

One of our representatives will receive and transfer you to the hotel from the International Airport. You will enjoy an authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Briefing.

We will visit the famous sites in Kathmandu listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple is a sacred Hindu Temple. Boudhanath Stupa has one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. And Swoyambhunath Stupa (also known as the ‘monkey temple’) is another important Buddhist pilgrimage. After the guided tour, there will be a short briefing about the Ganesh Himal trekking.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Salangkhu Khola (680m.)

Early in the morning, we drive to Trishuli and have lunch near the Trishuli Dam. From there, we walk for about 3 hours to reach Salangkhu Khola. We set up camp and stay there.

Day 4
Trekking to Balche village (2140m.)

On this day, we take an easy walk and then a short climb to reach Kalawale village for lunch. From there, it takes a few hours to reach Tamang village called Balche. We spend the night here.

Day 5
Trek to Gonga (3240m)

From Balche, we pass through a forest and some small streams. In the middle of the forest is a large ground with some settlements and their cattle. We can observe the cattle grazing and the people making bamboo baskets. We have lunch here and move forward. We pass through thick forests of Rhododendrons and pine, and springs to reach Gonga. If we are lucky we also get to see the Himalayan monkeys that live around here. We also get the first glimpse of Langtang Mountain from here. We stay overnight in Gonga.

Day 6
Acclimatization at Gonga

We will need to spend a day acclimatizing to avoid altitude sickness. We can stay here to rest or take a short hike up to Rupchet. The hike passes through rhododendron forests and pine trees. We might be able to see the monkeys found around here. You can also enjoy Himalayan Chamre of Tibetan range and Gosaikunda range from here. Rupchet is the base camp of Shing-la pass.

Day 7
Trek to Shing-la (4040m)

To enjoy the spellbinding sunrise from the top of Shing-la, we need to start our trek early from Rupchet. It takes about 2 hours’ climb to reach the top. There, we are welcomed by the hypnotizing views of Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu, and Tibetan range. As the pass is the highest point of the trek, it might be a difficult day due to the altitude.

Day 8
Trek to Sertung village (2480m)

We descend and pass through rhododendron forests and pine trees to reach Sertung valley. After few minutes in a forest, we come across fields of corn, wheat, barley,etc grown by the local villagers. We reach a Tamang village and after a short rest go on to explore the schools and other places. We spend the night here.

Day 9
Trek to Labha Doban (1340m.)

First, we take a short flat trail and then gradually descend through Barang Village. We proceed forward and crossing Ankhu Khola, we reach the Tamang village, Labha. We spend the night here in a camp.

Day 10
Trek to Mongeythanti (2660m.)

On this day, we climb a hill slowly and then descend through a forest to reach Mongeythanti. It takes about 5-6 hours. We stay overnight here.

Day 11
Trek to Dumchet village (2500m.)

From Mongeythanti, we take a gradual descend through forests and then stop at a stream for lunch. Then we move forward to reach our camping place near Dumchet village.

Day 12
Trek to Budhi-Gandaki (1500m.)

From Dumchet, we take a gradual walk and then camp along the Budhi-Gandaki River.

Day 13
Trek to Arughat Bazaar (530m.)

This is an easy day as we follow the trail along the Budhi-Gandaki River. We stop at Arughat Bazaar to spend the night there.

Day 14
Trek to Khanchowk

From Arughat Bazaar, we cross the Mukti River and climb Khanchowk Dada (hill) to camp for the night.

Day 15
Trek to Gorkha (950m.)

From Khanchowk, we cross a ridge and then climb a hill to finally reach Gorkha. We stay somewhere near the old palace.

Day 16
Drive to Kathmandu

In the morning, we take a tour of the Gorkha palace. It was built by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the conqueror who united Nepal in 1881 A.D. We also visit Gorkha Bazaar and then drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17
Leisure Day

We visit the different sites in Kathmandu valley on this day. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is famous for its ancient temples, museums, and palaces. Similarly, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square give a glimpse into the Rana and Malla periods. All these monuments are important from a cultural and architectural point of view. It will be a relaxing day sightseeing the world famous sites of the valley.

Day 18
Departure Day

Finally, we will bid you farewell at Tribhuvan International Airport. We welcome you to visit other treasures of beautiful Nepal.

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus.
  • Four night standard hotel on Bed and Breakfast (B/B).
  • Camping gear such as twin sharing tent, mattress, toilet tent, dinning/kitchen tent, shower tent etc. and all cooking utensils.
  • Full board meal (veg./non veg.) during camping, prepared by our expert cook with tea & coffee.
  • Boiled and purified drinking water for the trek.
  • A Government Licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, cook, kitchen helper, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Guided city tour as per above program with private vehicle.
  • Down Sleeping Bags/Jackets, Walking Pole, and other necessary equipments during the trek. (If you don’t have you own).
  • Required paper documents for Ganesh Himal Trekking and Land T.ransportation.
  • All government taxes and official expenses

What is Excluded

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All sightseeing tour entrance fee
  • Delay due to the weather and political problems.

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? wil i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for  trekking up 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for travelling in to Nepal. we suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with worldnomad.com they have good policy for Nepal.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What doI need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodateLAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 25% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • Ganesh Himal Trekking
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 04
  • March-May & Sep-Dec
  • 4085m.
  • Local Bus/land cruiser
  • NEA-ACT-02

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