Ganesh Himal Trekking is one of the least explored trekking trails of Nepal although conveniently close to the Kathmandu and Pokhara valley. Lying between the two popular trekking routes Langtang Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The trek is also known as Ruby Valley Trek. The trails on the trek to Ganesh Himal Region are naturally and culturally rich. You can observe the fauna, green panoramic hill, varying geographical landscape and biological diversity.
Ganesh Himal Range is the great Himalayan chain of Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV standing out like sparking crystals in the skyline. This Eco Trekking route follows the trekking trails through colorful rhododendron forests and the terraced hillsides.
Main Features of Ganesh Himal Trek are:
- Exploring Himalayan Traditional Villages and Culture
- Panoramic view of Mt Ganesh, Mt Manaslu and other peaks
- Also known as Ruby Valley Trek
- Walk through rhododendron forests and terrace farming
How to Reach Ganesh Himal
For significant number of days Ganesh Himal Trek tread on Manaslu Circuit Trail and for couple of days it chases the trails of Hidden Tsum Valley. However, the final couple of days or more the trek enters the complete wilderness via Lungdang Monastery, the largest monastery in the region to the Base Camp of Ganesh Himal. Walking through a remote Himalayan traditional villages savoring the awesome views of mountains like Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu and surrounding peaks. The trek to Ganesh Himal has all potentiality of making your trekking adventure the best one.
Since the trails to Ganesh Himal has no sufficient tea-houses or home-stays like the trails of other trekking regions. Sometimes, the trekkers should be prepared to satisfy with the basic arrangement guides could make. If you are planning to trek Ganesh Himal, you will be trekking on remote and wild trails, think of it.
Best Time to visit Ganesh Himal
During the Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) season when the temperature is cool and the views are fascinating. It is appropriate to trek Ganesh Himal.
- All Ground Transport
- English speaking guide and support porter.
- Hotel tourist standard in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
- All necessary Ganesh Himal trekking permit and full board meal during the trekking.
- Insurance and equipment for trekking guide and porter.
- Nepal visa and Exit flight form Kathmandu.
- Drinks and bar bills during Ganesh Himal trek.
- Meal as per itinerary.
- Personal clothing and equipment for trekking.
- Tips for guide and porter.
- Travel insurance extra expense.
- Private Transport.
Arrival Kathmandu hotel B/B plan.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative with the flower chain and transfer to the respective hotel in Kathmandu by a short drive.
Full day Kathmandu cultural sightseeing.
After breakfast, our experienced and professional tour guide will meet you on hotel and you will be taken for the historical and cultural heritage sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu city including the popular Buddhist stupa Swayambhunath stupa also called as Monkey Temple. The stupa with the four corners Buddha eyes symbolizing the peace situated on the highest place of Kathmandu offers you the scenic views of Kathmandu City as well as the mountains towering on the skyline. After the Swayambhunath Stupa, you will visit the most popular and famous Hindu Pilgrimage and cultural World Heritage Site Pashupatinath Temple lying on the bank of Holy Bagmati River where you will have opportunity to meet with the Holy men, Hindu Cultural ceremony after the death and explore the temples around it. After the sightseeing, you will back to Hotel and trek preparation. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu to Shyabrubeshi (1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive.
Early morning we will head to Shyabrubeshi taking a local bus from Kathmandu, 8-9 hours scenic driving passing through Trishuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar. Overnight at Shyabrubeshi.
Shyabrubesi to Gatlang Trek (2337m/7690ft. 5- 6 hrs hike).
Today we will start our trekking from Shyabrubeshi to Gatlang popular for Tamang village with the unique culture and beautiful landscape. The trekking trail follows the zig-zag track to the Bahun Danda pass, down to Gatlang village. overnight local home stay.
Trekking Gatlang to Samdong village (3271m/10760Ft. 6-7 hrs) Local Home stay.
Exploration day in village to ganesh himal metal mine.
Trek somdong to Loptang Home stay/Camp.
Trek to Chalish. Camp.
Chalish to Jarlang Camp/ Lodge.
Jarlang to Dhading Beshi Lodge.
Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, B/B plan.
Final Departure to onward destination.