Ganesh Himal Trekking: Between Kathmandu and Pokhara are five major group of himalayas; Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Manaslu range, Himal Chuli range and the Annapurna Himal range. Ganesh Himal Trekking is ideal for those wanting to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. It is famous for unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains and colorful rhododendron forest. It begins conveniently close to Kathmandu. Trekking starting point 5 hrs drive by bus from Kathmandu bus stand.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 8 hrs drive. Overningt in tea house lodge.
Day 02: Shyabrubesi to Gatlang 5 hrs trek. Over night in tea house lodge.
The trek begins from Shyabru Besi (1503m) – the gateway to the Langtang National – at the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. Local buses and jeeps leave for Shabrubesi from Kathmandu in the morning before 8 am. Mesmerizing scenic driving through Trishuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar takes us to this beautiful village. Though the road is narrow and serpentine, amazing landscape along the way ensures good start to your trek.
A rough track climbs uphill from Shyabrubesi until Bahun Danda Pass and descends to Tamang settlement of Gatlang – a popular village along the Tamang Heritage Trail. We can also hike to Gatlang via Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above the villages lies the Parvati Kund – a scared lake – that draws thousands of pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival which happen in August.
Day 03: Gatlang to Somdan 7 hrs trek. Over night in tea house lodge.
This trekking trail passes through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River that separates Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, which is no longer functional, lies a few hours north of the river. The trek passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel dug into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies.
Day 04: Somdang to Tipling 7 hrs trek. Overnight in tea house home stay.
Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. Lying north are the peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, medicinal herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. Descend to Tipling after Pangsang Kharka, a large village with two Buddhist monasteries and a Protestant and Catholic Church. Along a ridge top to the east lies a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields.
Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people here perform shaman dance and horse dance, which are believed to have been inspired from Tibetan culture. The Jhankri (shaman) tradition is popular in this area with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.
Day 05: Tipling to Chalish trek. 4hrs . Over night in homestay lodge.
Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and craftsmanship and traditional dances, including a hospitable welcome dance and Ghatu Dance. Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Some dances depend on the time of year and take place during festivals including the Maruni Dance during Dashain and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that occurs during Chandi Purnima in the Nepali month of Chaitra. Gurung men traditionally wear vangra -- a woven, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers.
Day 06: Chalish village village to Borang trek, 7 hrs.
4 hrs trek to Ganesh Himal hot spring in the morning than to Borang 1700 m.
Day 07: Borang to Dharkha Gaon 850 m, 6 hrs trek.
Day 08: Darkha gaon to Katunje Bazar 1380 m, 5 hrs trek.
Day 09: Katunje Bazar to Dhading besi by jeep or walk than bus to Kathmandu.
depend on group size.
Many Himalayas and few high mountains, different ethnic groups, greenish and excellent forest, field, landscape, birds, monkeys, waterfall, monasteries visit, rhododendron flowers, flora and fauna.
Altitude: Minimum 641m. maximum 4600 m.
Duration: 15 days.
Trek type: Camp in tent with full board basis.
Group size: Minimum 2 and maximum 25 persons.
Trip Cost Includes:
§ Airport / hotel /airport pick up & drop by private transport.
§ A local government licensed English speaking guide, required number of porters, their food in tea house lodge accommodation, salary of our staffs, insurance of our staffs.
§ All trekking permits & TIMS fees.
§ Ground transfer to and from Kathmandu.
§ Comprehensive first aid medical kit.
§ All our government taxes.
Trip Cost Exclude:
§ International airfare.
§ Nepal entry visa fee.
§ Meals in Kathmandu.
§ Your travel insurance.
§ Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
§ Personal trekking equipment.
§ Tips for trekking staff and driver.
§ Sightseeing / monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
§ Any others expenses which are not mentioned in trip cost.