GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK

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destination Ganesh Himal
duration 18 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Ganesh Himal
max altitude 5,420 m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn/Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,290
Pax 2 USD 2,190
Pax 3 USD 2,090
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,990
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,690
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GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK

The Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is a relatively less explored and off-the-beaten-path trekking route located in the central region of Nepal. This trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of the Ganesh Himal range, experience the local culture and traditions of the Tamang and Gurung communities, and explore the remote wilderness of the region.

The trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is the starting point of the trek. From there, the trail takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. You will pass through several Tamang and Gurung settlements, where you can interact with the locals and get a glimpse into their way of life.

One of the highlights of the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is the breathtaking mountain views. The Ganesh Himal range, with its majestic peaks, including Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV, provides a stunning backdrop throughout the trek. The panoramic views of these snow-capped mountains are truly awe-inspiring and will leave you spellbound.

The trek also offers diverse landscapes, including dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and high alpine meadows. You will also have the opportunity to cross several mountain passes, such as Singla Pass and Pangsang Pass, which offer magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

The Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is a moderate to challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. The trail is less crowded compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal, providing a sense of tranquility and solitude. The accommodation along the trek is basic, with teahouses and homestays available in the villages.

The best time to embark on the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally favorable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. However, the trek can be done throughout the year, including the winter months, although the weather may be colder and there is a chance of snowfall in higher elevations.

In conclusion, the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is a hidden gem, offering a unique and adventurous trekking experience in Nepal. With its stunning mountain views, cultural immersion, and remote wilderness, this trek is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

ITINERARY

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Our staff will be there to meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Later in the evening they will collect you from your hotel and evening we will have short trip meeting at our office.

Today we will leave Kathmandu on a six to seven-hour drive, firstly passing Trishul Bazaar until reaching our trek starting point Samari Bhanjyang where we will stay the night.

We begin our six to seven-hour trek following a trail that initially descends and then heads uphill. The trail takes us through several villages, passing terraced farmland and also through dense pine and rhododendron forests until we reach the small market village of Katunje where we will stay the night. From Katunje we have our first views of Ganesh Himal.

We start our five to six hour trek following the trail that descends to Lapang Besi and then follow along the banks of the Ankhu Khola (river), passing through several villages and past cultivated farmland until we arrive at King Phedi. King Phedi sits on the bank of the Ankhu Khola. We stay here the night.

Our trail today takes us through a number of different ethnic villages, such as Tamang, Brahmin, and Chhetri, each with their unique culture and customs. We continue and finally reach the Tamang village of Jharlang where we stay the night. The children from the local government school will be excited to see you!

Today we trek uphill passing through mostly Tamang villages, passing through Borang and Sheraton, villages with basic health care facilities and schools. We then cross several chortens and Mani walls until we reach Chalise where we stay the night.

We head downhill crossing the Menchet Khola until we reach Hindung Village, quite a large village and mostly inhabited by Tamang. It is the last village on the trail before reaching Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will stay overnight at Hindung.

Today we will follow through a thick rhododendron forest and then ascend to pasture-land at Rajgang Kharka where we will stay the night.

The trail today is mostly uphill into higher altitudes with distinctly different vegetation as we head to the holy lakes of Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) and on to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Today we is a rest day at Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will however take a trek around Kalo Seto Kunda (Blank and White Lake). The two lakes are distinct due to the different colored stones in each lake – black and white! From here we have stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal, and other surrounding snow capped peaks. We will stay here the night.

Today we follow the trail back the way we came descending towards the pastures of Rajgang Kharka. Tonight we will stay in a tent. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Again we head downhill through the dense rhododendron forest to Hindung Village and then on a relatively easy trail to Chalise where we will stay the night.

Today the trail descends through a number of traditional villages and past some manicured terraced farmland until we reach Laba Besi Village where we stay the night.

Our trek today is uphill toward Laba Village, a Gurung village with its unique culture and traditions. We continue climbing until we reach Manyang Bhanjyang where we will stay the night.

We head downhill along a steep path until we reach Majhgaun Village. Along the trail, we have some fantastic views of the Manaslu Himalayan Ranges as we pass through oak and rhododendron forest before reaching Majhgaun Village where we stay the night.

Today we follow the trail passing through several traditional villages, dense forests, terraced farmlands, and flowing rivers until reaching the small village of Budathum. This village is mostly inhabited by Newar people and also has spectacular views of the Manaslu Ranges in the distance. Tonight we stay at Budathum.

Today we follow the Budi Gandaki until we reach the small village of Arughat Bazaar. From here we will take a bus on a scenic route back to Kathmandu.

Today your adventure ends and you depart Nepal with fond memories and many photos of spectacular scenes from your trek to this amazing out of the way Langtang region of the Himalayas. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in this mountainous wonderful – Nepal.

SERVICES

Costs Included In Your Package

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two Night's hotel accommodation In Kathmandu with breakfast (3 star Hotel)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang and Arughat Bazaar  to Kathmandu in local bus
  • All standard meals (lunch, dinners & breakfast) during the trek.
  • Best possible teahouses, lodge accommodation & tent camp accommodation (generally twin share rooms)- during the trek
  • Government licensed holder English speaking trek leader (10 or more trekkers an assistant guide) and porter to help carry your luggage. 
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Guides and porters provided by Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, including their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • All the required permits and paper works( Langtang National park permit, TIMS etc)
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions such as altitude sickness (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir -  Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions t-shirt 
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after the trip is completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s certificate of appreciation & completion after the successful trek
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Costs Exclude

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Extra night’s accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters (recommended in our culture – and well deserved too!)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by events beyond our control, for example, landslides, severe weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies & strikes.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "costs include" will be counted as exclusions.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find net and clean teahouses - You will be staying at a teahouse/tent in higher elevation.

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Ganesh Himal regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The trek usually takes around 12- 20 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and fitness level of the trekkers.

The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It involves some steep ascents and descents, but no technical climbing skills are required.

The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and stable.

Yes, a permit is required for the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek. You need to obtain the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from the Nepal Tourism Board or through a registered trekking agency.

While prior trekking experience is not necessary, it is recommended to have some level of physical fitness and stamina for the trek.

There are no specific age restrictions for the trek, but participants should be in good health and able to handle the physical demands of the trek.

The maximum altitude reached during the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is around 4,700 meters at the base camp.

Yes, there are tea houses and lodges available along the trekking route where you can find accommodation and meals.
 

Accommodation during the trek is basic, with shared rooms and common toilets some place need to do camping as well. The tea houses and lodges provide clean and comfortable beds with blankets.

The tea houses and lodges offer a variety of meals, including Nepali, Tibetan, and international cuisines. You can expect rice, noodles, vegetables, meat, and soups.

Yes, it is possible to hire a guide and porter for the trek. They can assist you with navigation, carry your backpack, and provide information about the local culture.

It is advisable to drink bottled or purified water during the trek to avoid any risk of waterborne diseases. You can buy bottled water or use water purification tablets.

There may be limited communication facilities available in some tea houses along the trekking route. However, it is recommended to carry a local SIM card for better connectivity.

Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation, and personal belongings.

Apart from the stunning mountain views, the trek offers an opportunity to explore the unique culture and traditions of the local Tamang and Gurung communities. You can also visit hot springs and experience the warm hospitality of the locals.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,290
Pax 2 USD 2,190
Pax 3 USD 2,090
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,990
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,690
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,990

Per Person

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