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Ganesh Himal Trekking

9 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • English
  • Bus,Cab

Overview

It is highly believed that Ganesh Himal has got its name from Hindu deity “Ganesha”. The peak of the Ganesh Himal resembles Lord Ganesh’s head  itself which is head of elephant. Ganesh Himal lies in North central Nepal, located  in between langtang National park and Manaslu conservation area. It lies in  Dhading, Gorkha Rasuwa and Nuwakot district. The area of Ganesh Himal is  heavily populated with tamang, gurung and ghale people. Ganesh Himal lies at the altitude of 7,422 m,(24,350ft) being a home to 4 other peaks which are over  7000m and 14 other peaks which are over 6000m. On the way to Ganesh Himal you can see amazing views of terraced hills, huge forest, and tamang culture  along with diverse vegetation that ranges from sub-tropical to alpine vegetation  region. There are 526 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals  including Gaur, musk deer, monkeys and many unique or rare birds. Ganesh Himal is also a home to 40 different types of orchids. The sights of rhododendron, lakes  and waterfalls adds more beauty to the journey. There is a vibrant settlements of  tamang people, you can see their culture, lifestyle and a unique traditions. Even  though Ganesh Himal itself is a very beautiful place as a whole, some reward able places are Ganga Jamuna, twin waterfalls, kalo, seto and Ganesh Kunda, hot springs and Tripurasundari temple.  

 Temperature and climate of Ganesh Himal base camp 

 The highest point in Ganesh Himal is the base camp with altitude of 4200m. It can be quite cold in there. In rainy seasons it’s slippery and muddy so it’s better  not to trek Himalayas in rainy seasons. December- February offers mild cold and  clear days with very cold nights. Temperature in winter at low altitude can be  

around 20 degree Celsius and may drop to 0 or even -10 degree Celsius. Whereas  in March the daytime temperature can be around 30 degree Celsius and can fall  to 10 – 0 degree Celsius at night. May are generally hot or warm month of the  year.  

 Best season/months to trek 

 Mid-September – May, marks and began the most popular time to trek Ganesh Himal. The temperature in October can reach 10 degree Celsius and can  fall down to -3 degree Celsius. With clear and blue skies and moderate  temperature this is definitely the best month to trek. 

 Permits and fees 

Park entry permit– this is one of the permit you will be needing during travel. You  need to pass through Langtang national park so this will require you a permit however this is free for Nepalese while may cost 1500-2000 for others. You can  get this in Kathmandu or entry point itself.  

 Communications and electronics- 

 Mobile network is mostly available in all the way but sometimes depends on  which network you are using. In fact, separate local sim card is available for you  to make calls. As you move up to high altitudes, there might occur some problem  in networks. Electricity is available all the time to charge your phone, cameras or  other electronics. Most of the lodges there uses hydroelectricity whereas some  use solar panel 

 Transportation to reach Ganesh Himal Base camp 

Bus/jeep– they are best, easy and cheap means to travel. You can arrive  Kathmandu and take a bus to aarughat which will take you 4-5 hours. The cost will  be around 400-500 NRS (4-5$). From aarughat you can start walking. However, local rides are still available in some places.  

Airplanes– you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which will take you  30-35 minutes with 3000-4000 price. There are no other internal flights available  to reach Ganesh Himal base camp. So the only solution is to walk.  

Helicopter– helicopter tour is available in Himalayas providing beautiful views of  mountains.

 Safety security/ fitness 

Trek to Ganesh Himal base camps is all about walking 6-7 hours per day. You need  to be fit enough to do that for 10-12 days (Depends on the journey) Even though  it is slightly challenging trek you must not worry about small, mild or moderate sickness. You can still travel with your physician’s permission. However, you must  not travel if you have any severe health condition like heart or lung disease. You  must prepare yourself for the journey by exercising, running, climbing before one  month.  

 Other requirements- 

 Insurance policy– high mountains are not the kind of places you want to travel  without insurance policy. Travel insurance has become the part of trekking  requirements. If you ever have some medical emergencies your travel insurance will have to bear it and that is why you need to mention the details about the  places you are going and altitudes you will be reaching.  

Valid visas/passports – all foreigners except Indians are required to have valid  visa and passports to enter Nepal. The visa application will need the passport having minimum 6 months of validation along with your passport size photo. You  will receive your visa upon your arrival at tribhuwan international airports

Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Ganesh Himal peaks.
  • Immerse in diverse cultures of Tamangs, Gurungs, and Ghales.
  • Experience a tranquil and less-explored trekking route.
  • Trek through traditional villages for cultural immersion.

Itinerary

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Professional trekking guide and support staff
  • Airport transfers and domestic flights
  • Accommodations and meals during the trek
  • Emergency evacuation arrangements

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fees and necessary trekking permits
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment

FAQs

What sets the Ganesh Himal trek apart from other trekking routes in Nepal?

The Ganesh Himal trek offers a unique blend of stunning mountain views, cultural diversity, and a less-traveled path, providing trekkers with a distinctive Himalayan experience.

Are there opportunities for cultural interactions along the Ganesh Himal trek?

Yes, the trek takes you through traditional Tamang and Gurung villages, allowing for authentic cultural experiences. Trekkers can engage with locals, witness traditional practices, and learn about the heritage of the region.

Can the Ganesh Himal trek be customized for varying trekking preferences and durations?

Absolutely. Our itineraries are flexible and can be tailored to accommodate different trekking preferences, including shorter or longer durations, ensuring a personalized and adaptable adventure.

What wildlife and natural attractions can be expected during the Ganesh Himal trek?

The trek traverses diverse landscapes with opportunities to witness varied flora and fauna. Trekkers may encounter unique Himalayan biodiversity, enhancing the overall natural experience.

How does the trek contribute to local communities and sustainable tourism?

The Ganesh Himal trek is designed to benefit local communities economically and culturally. It promotes responsible tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact, and supporting the well-being of the local inhabitants.

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