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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

Mountain view of Ganesh Himal

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  •  Explore the less beaten areas in the hidden pocket of mid West-Central Himalayan Range of Nepal.
  • Breathtaking panoramic view of entire Ganesh Himal Range, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang Range.
  • Walk through the lush green rain-alpine forest and experience the traditional villages with ancient cultures. 

Trip Introduction: 
Named after the Hindu elephant God - Ganesh, the Ganesh Himal is a gathering of six major peaks that forms a natural barrier with Tibet. Situated in the Mid West-Central Himalayan range of the country, to the west of the Langtang Valley, the range is bordered by the Budi Gandaki River to the west and extensive forest to the south of Dhading district. Ethnic tribes of Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Larke and Siar dominates the inhabitance throughout the whole valley. Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek offers an opportunity for trekkers to walk around the calm and less beaten areas of this region which is relatively unexplored with the stunning views of fascinating surrounding peaks.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek with Nepal Guide Treks begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang via Trishuli Bazaar - the starting point of the trek. From here we start our trekking passing through terraced farming grounds and traditional villages. Making a gradual ascend and descend journey our trail leads towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Along the route we have stunning views of Ganesh I 7422m, Ganesh II 7118m, Ganesh III 7043m, Ganesh IV 7104m, Ganesh VI 6908m and other surrounding high peaks. At Base Camp, we take a day rest for exploration around the Kalo Seto Kunda - Black and White Lake. The crystal stones around here are considered precious, so collecting some for the memory might be a good idea. After spending a good time at the Base Camp, our return journey follows an alternative route that passes along Laba Besi, Majhgaun, Budathum to reach Arughat Bazaar. Our wonderful trekking experience to Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a drive from Arughat Bazaar back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft]  & transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang [1250m/4100ft] via
              Trishuli Bazaar [6-7 hrs Drive]     
Day 04: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar [765m/2509ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] 
Day 05: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi [655m/2148ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 07: Trek from Jharlang to Chalise [2000m/6560ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 08: Trek from Chalise to Hindung [2345m/7691ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka [2570m/8429ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 10: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake),  
              Ganesh Himal Base Camp [3774m/12378ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] 
Day 11: Rest day at the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda
Day 12: Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 14: Trek from Chalise to Laba Besi [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 15: Trek from Laba Besi to Manyang Bhanjyang [2934m/9623ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 16: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun [2200m/7216ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 17: Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum [750m/2460ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 18: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar [500m/1640ft] [2-3 hrs Trek] &
              Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu. [5-6 hrs Drive]
Day 19: Free day at Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure from International Airport

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
Generally, we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per our inclusive cost of our Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek package trip, but as per the preference of clients standard of accommodation can easily upgrade or degrade. The trek is a combination of tea house accommodation and tented camp accommodation. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and will provide tented camps for rest of the places. Our Sherpa Crew will set up comfortable camping accommodation by choosing good campsites to make your holiday memorable. We will provide all accommodations in Single, Double, Triple or Twin – Sharing Basic as per your preference. 

Meals:
In general, our package trip covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears, foods and kitchen equipments from accessible place but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:
Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek simply an easy to moderate trekking towards remote mountain region of Nepal contains neither too high altitudes nor very lower which is suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who has ability to walk 5-6 hours per day by carrying a light private backpack, rest of the heavy baggage will carry by porters. Sometimes walking in high altitude mountains may attract by unexpected high altitude sickness to every trekker, slow and steady walk with good physical and mental condition will be the perfect option to prevent before cure. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and physical strength is not compulsory for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek.

Best Season for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek:
Trekking in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal activity. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for trekking. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who do not want to walk with crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft]  & transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang [1250m/4100ft] via Trishuli Bazaar [6-7 hrs Drive]     
Today we will leave Kathmandu and take a picturesque drive passing through Trishuli Bazaar that is a small but very interesting traditional market town. Our forward drive from Trishuli Bazaar goes through gravel road with good views of terraced fields, small gorges and hills finally to arrive at Samari Bhanjyang - a small town and the starting point of our trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar [765m/2509ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] 
We begin our trek following the trail that descends for a while before climbing uphill. During our trek, we will pass through several villages, terraced farming grounds and dense forest filled with pine and rhododendron trees. We will finally reach the flat area that leads to the small market of Katunje. From here we can get the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi [655m/2148ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
We start our trekking leaving Katunje and following the trail that descends downhill towards Lapang Besi. From there we will trek along the banks of Ankhu Khola, passing through several traditional villages and terraced farmlands until we arrive at Kintang Phedi. Kintang Phedi is situated at the bank of Ankhu Khola with very few houses and shops.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
From Kintang Phedi our forward trekking is mostly a gradual ascent journey that passes through villages inhabited by ethnic communities of Tamang, Brahmin and Chhetri. We will continue to follow the trail that heads towards Jharlang. Jharlang is a Tamang village with several houses and a government school. The small children's and school staffs will be more than happy to greet any visitors arriving at Jharlang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Jharlang to Chalise [2000m/6560ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Jharlang, we continue on our trek gradually ascending through additional villages inhabited by Tamang communities. We will trek along the villages of Borang and Shertum where there exists schools and health care centers. From here we will continue our trek passing along several chortens and interesting mani walls. At the ending point of our trek today, our trail becomes easier as we head through leveled path towards Chalise.     
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Chalise to Hindung [2345m/7691ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Chalise we will follow the trail that is a gradual downhill descends to reach Menchet Khola. We will then cross the river and make a steep uphill climb and then a gradual ascend to reach the village of Hindung. Hindung is comparatively a large village settlement mainly inhabited by Tamang and is the last village while trekking towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp.   
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka [2570m/8429ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Hindung, today we will follow the trail that is covered with dense rhododendron trees and local vegetation. We will have opportunity to spot various species of birds and other wild animals during our trek today. Gradually ascending we will arrive at the grassland of Rajgang Kharka. Rajgang Kharka is a grassland surrounded by beautiful forest. The local people bring their domestic animals here for grazing in all seasons except winter. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake), Ganesh Himal Base Camp [3774m/12378ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] 
Today we will follow a narrow trail that is a mostly uphill climb and sometimes in a leveled path. As we will be gaining altitude, we will leave the dense forested region and head towards the high altitude area where we will find alpine vegetation. Our further trekking head towards the lakes of holy significance Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) and Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  
Day 11: Rest day at the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda
Today we will enjoy our rest day exploring and doing excursion around Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will have an excursion around Kalo Seto Kunda (Blank and White Lake). There are two lakes having religious significance. The surface of Kalo or Black lake is covered with black stones. And, the surface of Seto or White lake is covered with white shining stones. From here we can get magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and other surrounding high peaks.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 
Day 12: Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending quality time at Ganesh Himal Base Camp, we will be following the same trail re-tracing our steps back with gradual descends from the alpine atmosphere towards the grassland of Rajgang Kharka.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Leaving the beautiful grassland of Rajgang Kharka, we will continue on our trail gradually descending through the dense rhododendron filled forest towards the village of Hindung and from there a rather easy downhill walking all the way towards Chalise.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 
Day 14: Trek from Chalise to Laba Besi [1500m/4920ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Chalise, we will continue to follow on our trail that descends downhill and passes through several traditional villages and beautiful terraced farmlands, all the way down to reach Laba Besi.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 
Day 15: Trek from Laba Besi to Manyang Bhanjyang [2934m/9623ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
We will leave Laba Besi and start climbing uphill towards Laba village - a beautiful Gurung village with their own culture and tradition. We will continue to make a gradual ascent all the way to reach Manyang Bhanjyang where there are plenty of open grasslands providing good camping grounds for trekkers and explorers.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun [2200m/7216ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Manyang Bhanjyang we will trek mostly downhill, sometimes with steep descent path and other times with gradual descent all the way towards Majhgaun. During our trek today we will have great views of Manaslu Himalayan Ranges while trekking along the traditional villages and through dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]  
 
Day 17: Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum [750m/2460ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we will walk along the trail that is dominated by several traditional villages, dense forests, terraced farmlands and running streams to reach the small market town of Budathum. This village is pre dominated by Newar community and offers splendid views of Manaslu Range at far distance.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]  

Day 18: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar [500m/1640ft] [2-3 hrs Trek] and Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu. [5-6 hrs Drive]
We will make a gradual descent from Budathum crossing several streams and passing through traditional villages. Trekking along the banks of Budi Gandaki we will approach a small market town of Arughat Bazaar. Having completed our trek, we will take a scenic drive from Arughat Bazaar back to Kathmandu. During the drive journey we can enjoy great views of terraced fields, green hills and activities of local people while engaging themselves in daily life activities.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch 

Day 19: Free day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 20: Final Departure from International Airport
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 3, 2018 March 22, 2018 $ 1699 OPEN Book Now !
March 19, 2018 April 7, 2018 $ 1699 OPEN Book Now !
April 4, 2018 April 23, 2018 $ 1699 OPEN Book Now !
April 17, 2018 May 6, 2018 $ 1699 OPEN Book Now !
May 2, 2018 May 21, 2018 $ 1699 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 20 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including Private Vehicle, Tour Guide and entry permit fees  
  • All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period 
  • Tea House accommodation at available places – during trek 
  • Camping accommodation at the places where tea houses are not available – during trek 
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) & all necessary trekking permits 
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide
  • Required Number of Porters
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids 
  • All tax, vats and necessary paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Accommodations:
Generally, we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per our inclusive cost of our Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek package trip, but as per the preference of clients standard of accommodation can easily upgrade or degrade. The trek is a combination of tea house accommodation and tented camp accommodation. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and will provide tented camps for rest of the places. Our Sherpa Crew will set up comfortable camping accommodation by choosing good campsites to make your holiday memorable. We will provide all accommodations in Single, Double, Triple or Twin – Sharing Basic as per your preference. 

Meals:
In general, our package trip covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears, foods and kitchen equipments from accessible place but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:
Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek simply an easy to moderate trekking towards remote mountain region of Nepal contains neither too high altitudes nor very lower which is suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who has ability to walk 5-6 hours per day by carrying a light private backpack, rest of the heavy baggage will carry by porters. Sometimes walking in high altitude mountains may attract by unexpected high altitude sickness to every trekker, slow and steady walk with good physical and mental condition will be the perfect option to prevent before cure. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and physical strength is not compulsory for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek.

Best Season for Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek:
Trekking in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal activity. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for trekking. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who do not want to walk with crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Ganesh Himal Base Camp !!

Its a very nice route for trekking, I enjoyed this trek a lot. All the crew was very helpful and everything rolled as it was planned, there wasn't any kind of problems. It was worth booking the trek with Nepal Guide Treks. I am sure i will be doing more treks with you in future. 
Cheers Nepal Guide Treks !!  
Peter H. - Germany


A great trekking route - Greetings from Italy :)

We were 3 people looking around to book a trekking route around Ganesh Himal. We came into Nepal Guide Treks for the inquiry and decided to book this trek. As soon as we started our trek we could feel that the team was very much into providing good service. Our expectation was very low but we are very happy that booked our trek with this company. All the team especially - our guide Krishna was very kind and helpful. We would like thanks everyone for such a lovely service that we received when trekking. And yeah it was an amazing trek, and we would like to recommend this trek to people who wants to go around Ganesh Himal. For budget trek and professional service Nepal Guide Treks is a good option.
Bruno and Friends. 


Thanks NGT for a wonderful Trek !!

We are very glad that we booked our trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp with Nepal Guide treks. We got homely environment during the trek and everything was properly organized. The fascinating sceneries of the Ganesh Himal Range and the warmness of the local people was what made the trek special. Thanks again to the NGT team; we will definitely be doing more treks with you in future.
Love from Spain - Maria G. and Group


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