The Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is a 14-day ordeal, and it takes you to the quaint villages and settlements which are inhabited by the locals of Tamang and Brahmin communities. The journey starts with a quick exploration of the Kathmandu valley. It later sees you head towards the bustling Betrawati bazar.
Walk past the forested settlements in Kipsang and Thulo Chaur offering influences of Buddhism and Hinduism. From Ratchet, you will walk on the Tibetan plateau and then cross the dangerous Sing La pass. Admire the view of colossal mountains from here and slowly head to Jharlang and then to Kintang Phedi. After relishing at the cultural allure of these Tamang settlements, we will head back to Kathmandu to end this trekking.
To witness the culture and religion in these parts,Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek during autumn and early spring are very flexible. The weather is fantastic, plus the environment is also lively. You need a certain level of fitness as you need to walk for lengthy hours.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
You shall arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and meet our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel. After refreshing at the hotel, our representative will brief you about the contents of the trip, overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for a trek
The journey for the day involves taking a quick stroll around the major UNESCO World Heritage sights that are found inside the Kathmandu valley. These sites include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. These sites will teach us a thing or two about ancient culture and religion. After visiting these sites, we get our documents ready and prepare for the upcoming trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Betrawati(850m) 4 hours by bus
We shall leave the valley early in the morning after having a delightful breakfast. We shall travel on a private vehicle and drive along the Prithivi highway while being accompanied by the Trishuli River. We shall spend a short time at Trishuli bazar and then drive to Betrawati Bazar. A little bit ahead lays the Sole bazar, and it is here that we will set our camps. Observe the delightful panorama of the Himalayas and relax. Overnight in Betrawati.
Day 04: Trek to Kispang (1600m) 5-6 hours trek
The road for the day sees a sharp increase in elevation, and we should walk slowly and carefully to avoid any altitude sickness. The journey goes along villages and farmlands that are densely forested. You can even catch short glimpses of birds and animals. Kispang is a Tamang community, and the people here practice Buddhism. Overnight in Kispang.
Day 05: Trek to Thulo Chaur (2200m) 4-5 hours trek
We shall depart from Kispang today and aim to reach the destination of Thulo Chaur. The word Thulo Chaur means huge ground. It is a grazing ground that is used by the locals to graze their cattle. We need to climb pastures and hills and small villages to reach Thulo Chaur. The people in these parts still follow the old way of life. Make your way here by passing through monasteries and beautiful waterfalls. Overnight in Thulo Chaur.
Day 06: Trek to Gonga (2900m) 4-5 hours trek
As you walk along the steep trails, you will find yourself surrounded by forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak. In these parts, you can expect to encounter wildlife like wild boar, foxes, and deer. As you proceed forward, you will get a fantastic view of snow-laden mountains like the Langtang mountain range and Ganesh Himal. From Gonga, we can see these mountains much clearly. Overnight in Gonga.
Day 07: Trek to Rupchet (3635m) 4-5 hours trek
The trail for the day sees you walk along with dense forests and as you forge ahead, you will be greeted by green hills. You are now walking on the middle path of the Tibetan plateau. Proceed along the hilly trails and observe the gorgeous picture of the snow-clad peaks in Nepal and Tibet. The trail for the day demands that you walk for at least 5 hours. We finally arrive at Rupchet, which is a Tamang settlement in this region. Overnight in Rupchet.
Day 08: Trek to Kharka (2500m, 5/6 hours) through the Shing La Pass (4100m) 4-5 hours trek
The major highlight of the day is to cross the Sing la Pass. The pass stands at 4100 meters, and we need to have a certain level of skill and expertise if we are to cross it. We shall head to Kharka, which is a grazing pasture for the cattle. You can see blue sheep and changrya. As we walk along steep tracks, we reach the pass. From here, we can observe surreal vistas of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and other neighboring peaks. From the pass, head to Kharka. Overnight in Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Borang (1800m) 4-5 hours trek
From Kharka, the trail sees a gradual decrease in elevation. As you walk along the picturesque trails, the settlements become much lively, and you can see terraced fields as well. Borang is one of the many Tamang communities in this region and has a reputation for being the best place to indulge in a homestay. Spend some time with the locals and learn about their culture and traditions. Overnight in Borang.
Day 10: Trek to Jharlang (1700m) 4-5 hours trek
The trek for the day demands us to walk for at least 5 hours. The downhill path continues, and we are now walking through green forests and terraced fields. The environment is lively, and you can even see wild animals in the jungles. After descending a bit, we find ourselves in Jharlang. Overnight in Jharlang.
Day 11: Trek to Kintang Phedi (1200m) 4-5 hours trek
Kintang Phedi is our destination for the day. To reach here, we need to walk for at least 7 hours. As we descend, the trail becomes flat with gorgeous views of green hills and far away mountains. Kintang Phedi is a small settlement, which was opened recently as a trekking destination. Overnight in Kintang Phedi.
Day 12: Trek to Khahare(1000m) 4-5 hours trek
The road for the day takes us to Khahare, and it also marks the end of our trek. The trail is mostly downhill, and we find ourselves here after 5 hours of trekking. In the evening, you can enjoy some beer to celebrate the end of this trek. Overnight in Khahare.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (1345m) 4 hours by bus
From Khahare, we shall get on a private vehicle and aim to reach Kathmandu. After having breakfast and buying souvenirs, we will head out to Kathmandu. The drive gives us amazing glimpses of a typical Nepali highway. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, head to your hotel and take a much-needed rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure
Today is your final day in Nepal, and our representative will drop you off at the airport as per your scheduled flight. Thanks for traveling with us, and we hope that you had a great time. We hope to see you soon.
- Finding the meaning of architecture while exploring the Patan Durbar Square
- Walking through the picturesque Tamang settlements
- Exploring the jungles on the way to Ganesh Himal base camp
- Observing the delinquent view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain range
WHERE TO MEET
Our company representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, and you will start the trek from the hotel.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Ganesh Himal trekking is one of the most frowned upon trekking trails mostly due to the availability of other trekking trails. What many people don’t realize is that this trek allows you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and the prevalent lifestyle of the Tamang people. You can observe small vegetation which transcends to vast forests that house plenty of wildlife. If you enjoy nature and serenity, then this is the road to take.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle in Kathmandu
- Trekking permits like TIMS
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), during the trek
Accommodation during the trek (Lodge/Tea House)
- Safe drinking water (Medicated), during the trek
- Seasonal fresh fruits (during the trek only) after dinner.
- Government-licensed, experienced, knowledgeable, well-trained, English-speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Porter and his entire expenses (One porter for every 2 trekkers)
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required Government and local taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- First Aid service (Basic)