Ganesh Himal Trek

12 Days

Trip Overview

Located on the high valleys of the Northern Tibetan border, the Ganesh Himal (7,406 m) can be viewed prominently from the Kathmandu valley. This supersite mountain peak is named for the serpentine southern ridge that suggests enchanted representation of the elephant-headed Hindu god of good fortune. This can be a terrific opportunity to trek on a non-touristy trail with solitude for trekkers to enjoy magnificent mountains and to discover rich flora.

After driving from Kathmandu to Sole Bazaar, we shall begin our trek and pass through Kispang and Gonga. The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers with a view of Ganesh Himal V & II, Langtang Li Rung and Paldo etc. As we get ahead with our trek we shall cross the rhododendron forest and then climb the trail up to the Tamang village of Rupchet. From here onwards we shall move on towards Larpak via Sing La (4,100m). Now we shall reach Phedi and climb up to Pansang Bhanjyang, from here you shall be  offered with the mountain views of Manaslu (8,163 m), Langtang Li Rung (7,234 m), Ganesh and Tibetan mountains before heading towards Somdang. Architectural structures of the tradition of the local people like flat roofed fortress-like houses in the village are some of the cultural specialties of this particular region. The whole trekking route is covered with dense forests of Spanish oak, blue pine which sets alight in spectacular arrays of color. From there we direct our course to Chauri Thala, as the trail is straight and with just some amount of moderate walking we can reach it. Along with the natural wonders, the cultural tradition and the way of living of the inhabitants of the area may surprise you at times. One can witness the panoramic views of mountains and hills covered in greens that are all covered by rich and diverse floral and faunal species. And so as our trek comes to an end, from Mailung we shall move on towards Pairobensi and then take a drive back to Kathmandu.

Our 12 days Ganesh Himal Trek is perfect for those wanting to discover abundant and diverse flora & fauna in the Langtang National Park with breathtaking views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Langsisa. In general any time of the year is good enough for this trek but mainly anyone with above average physical fitness can join this trek. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance team to be part of this flamboyant trek through the Hidden Valley of the Himalayas.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01:    Kathmandu drive to Sole Bazaar (Approx: 700M)
Day 02:    Sole Bazaar – Kispang (Approx: 1900M)
Day 03:    Kispang – Gonga (Approx: 2800M)
Day 04:    Gonga – Rupchet (Approx: 3600M)
Day 05:    Rest day in Rupchet
Day 06:    Rupchet – Sing La (Approx: 4100m) – Larkap (Approx: 3700M)
Day 07:    Larkap – Pangsang La (Approx: 3800M)
Day 08:    Pangsang La – Somdang (Approx: 3200M)
Day 09:    Somdang – Chauri Thala (Approx: 2600M)
Day 10:    Chauri Thala – Mailung (Approx: 1200M)
Day 11:    Mailung – Pairobensi (Approx: 800M)
Day 12:    Pairobensi – Kathmandu (Approx: 1350M)


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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