Ganesh Himal Trekking 16 Days


Ganesh Himal(8163m) the 8th highest peak in the world is also the highest peak in the Manaslu  region. Named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune, Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen clearly from the Kathmandu Valley, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV are quite prominent, the “Great Himalayan Chain” forming a magnificent skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and the Bhote Koshi River in the east, which becomes the Trishuli in lower sections. The adventurous can venture higher for a `walk in the clouds` above Tiru Danda, from where gorgeous views elongate from the Annapurna to Ganesh Himal.

The big mountain scenery of Manaslu and Ganesh is astounding and both the `spirit mountain` and the `elephant mountain` are so spectacular. There is the two-horned massif of Manaslu (8156m), the circumnavigation of which is a meditation on the wonders of Himalayan geology. The Ganesh Himal (7406m), named for the serpentine southern ridge that evokes the elephant-headed Hindu god of good fortune and the Himalchuli (7893m), which rises an incredible 7000m from the Marsyangdi River. Nestled in between these Himalayan giants are villages that draw from Hindu and Buddhist influences.

Just a few hour drive from Kathmandu, the adventure begins, we head through the foothills and lowland farm terraces before reaching many ethnic Tamang villages at higher altitudes. Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of the central Himalaya will keep us captivated along the way as we continue up to the Shing La Pass at 4200m and Pansang La Pass at 4100m, the highest altitudes reached on this trek. From the passes, prepare to be amazed by the spectacular vistas and panoramas. We can observe the different ways of life, culture and come in contact with the rural people in the small village, passing through the dense forestations and meadows. We cross through high Shing La Pass and Pangsang La Pass which offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Annapurna. On the last day of the trip we take a bus ride back to Kathmandu or Pokhara or Chitwan from Dhading Bensi where we spend the final night of our trip.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
As you advent to this sacred land undoubtedly you will horde your reminiscence with accumulating blissful experiences you can ever clutch anywhere else from. Historically treasured, culturally rich as well as naturally boon Kathmandu welcomes you with all its heart. As soon as you step here you will be greeted by our Earth Matter Trek`s authentic member. You after then will be escorted to the luxurious hotel where you will be provided a welcome cuisine and you will overnight stay there.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Today after having breakfast we will take you to the most admired sightseeing areas of Kathmandu which is proud as well as pride of Nepalese people. You will relish an ancient treasure Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and  Swayambhunath Stupa which reflects the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. We will take you back to the hotel where you will spend overnight.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pairebeshi
We will take a scenic drive through the Kathmandu valley passing through traditional villages, terraced agriculture fields, powerful waterfalls and holy lakes on the way to the mixed cultural village of Pairebeshi.

Day 4: Pairebeshi to Kispang
We being our trek following along a steep trail passing along a chain of quaint traditional villages before arriving in the small town of Kispang home to the Tamang known for their traditional farming techniques.

Day 5: Trek to Bhalche
The trail leads up through some scenic greenery home to a wide range of flora and fauna leading into a dense forest. After resting at a scenic vantage point we will continue to Bhalche to make camp in the forest.

Day 6: Bhalche to Gonga
We continue through the rhododendron encrusted forest learning more about the local wildlife on the way to Gonga where we will enjoy a scenic mountain sunset before resting for the night.

Day 7: Trek to Rupchet
The trail becomes increasingly steep as we leave Gonga. As we ascend, you will notice the rapid change of scenery as the terrain becomes more barren as we approach the alpine area.

Day 8: Rest Day
We will spend a day resting for the strenuous climbs to come while exploring the local scenery. You have the option of taking a hike to a particularly scenic location offering timeless views of the valley below.

Day 9: Trek to Kharka via Singla
The trail begins with a steep 2-hour climb before reaching the scenic town of Singla known for its views of the Himalayan giants including Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Manaslu towering over the icy region. We then retrace our steps to Rupchet and continue to the town of Kharka to enjoy a traditional meal and relax during the evening.

Day 10: Kharka to Pang Sang La
We continue along a ridge gradually rising to the historical Pang Sang La Pass known for its panoramic views of the timeless snowcapped mountains in the distance. We will make camp near the pass to enjoy the scenery while we rest.

Day 11: Trek to Somdang
Today is one of the most enjoyable days of the trek as the mountain tapestry is constantly in view as you slow approach the intimidating peaks of the Ganesh Himal Region. We will spend the night near the traditional Tamang village of Somdang taking time to talk with locals and learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the friendly hill people.

Day 12: Trek to Gatlang
We take a long walk passing through several scenic viewpoints through a forest on the way to the village of Gatlang. This town is a traditional resting point and serves as the entryway to the traditional Tamang heritage trails throughout the region.

Day 13: Trek to Syabrubesi
We will continue our descent passing through the beautiful terraced fields through a chain of traditional villages each with their own unique charm and traditions. The hike offers excellent views as you descend with a mix of mountain and lowland scenery making for a relaxed and tranquil hike.

Day 14: Return to Kathmandu
We will return along the scenic road back to Kathmandu to spend the evening celebrating the completion of your trip in the backpacker haven of Thamel before taking a well deserved rest at your hotel for the night.

Day 15: Rest day in Kathmandu
A day of rest and relaxation, you can go for shopping and sightseeing. After breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. After Kathmandu Durbar Square we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath has developed into an important center of Buddhism. Our next destination is Patan Durbar square after then we will proceed for sightseeing tour to Great Stupa of Boudhanath. In the evening we will have fare well dinner together at an Authentic Nepalese restaurant.

Day 16: Departure
Our splendid journey in Nepal abolishes here and we will convoy you to the airport according to your scheduled flight and bid you farewell.

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