Overview The Ganesh Himal Trek is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the majestic Ganesh Himal mountain range in Nepal. Spanning over 300 kilometers, this trek offers a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape, rich cultural experiences, and a chance to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas. Starting from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a small village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. From here, the real adventure begins as you enter the Ganesh Himal region. The trail winds through dense forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepalese…
The Ganesh Himal Trek is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the majestic Ganesh Himal mountain range in Nepal. Spanning over 300 kilometers, this trek offers a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape, rich cultural experiences, and a chance to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas.
Starting from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a small village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. From here, the real adventure begins as you enter the Ganesh Himal region. The trail winds through dense forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepalese villages, providing a glimpse into the local way of life.
As you ascend higher into the mountains, you’ll reward it with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including the Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu. The trek also takes you through the Ganesh Himal Base Camp, where you can marvel at the towering peaks and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness.
Along the way, you’ll encounter friendly and hospitable locals from different ethnic groups, such as Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa, who will welcome you into their homes and share their traditions and customs. You’ll have the opportunity to try traditional Nepalese cuisine, learn about local festivals, and witness cultural dances and rituals.
The Ganesh Himal Trek suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers, although a moderate level of fitness must require due to the varying terrain and altitude. The best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the mountain views are at their best.
In conclusion, the Ganesh Himal Trek offers a remarkable journey through Nepal’s picturesque landscapes, providing an immersive cultural experience and a chance to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas. It is an adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories and a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural treasures of this beautiful region.
We start our journey by traveling to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. We drive through the scenic highway alongside the Trishuli river and overlooking the beautiful green hills and villages.the roads are quite adventurous. You can see a glimpse of Ganesh Himal on the way. We reach the Syabrubesi beside the gateway of Langtang region after a drive of 6 -7 hours.
We start our trek from Syabrubesi (4-5 hours). We follow the trail to the wear to Bahun dada pass and then to the settlement of Tamang village of Gatlang. Just above the Gatlang lies in the Parvati Kunda which attracts a lot of tourists during Janai Purnima. We can see an Excellent view of the region from the viewpoint in Parvati Kunda. A cultural show welcomes us to the village of Golijung and Gatlang. We stay overnight at Gatlang.
On day 3, we resume our trek from Gatlang (5-6 hours). The trail moves along a graveled road and then ascends through rhododendron forests to Yuri Kharka. The forest path continues till Khurpu Bhanjyang before descending to the Somdang river. Somdang River separates Rasuwa district from Dhading.
Along the way, we can see the splendid Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Paldor peak and other mountains on the backdrop.
You can also learn the culture and heritage and tradition of Tamang people. The trail then passes through the gorgeous Chukarma waterfall. There are zinc mines that can be explored.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
We leave Somdang and quite early passing through the forests and overlooking the mountain ranges of Langtang. The trek gently ascends through villages, forests, and trees farmed villages. We reach an extensive green grassland of the Pangsang pass which has a lovely viewpoint southwest of Somdang. We can see the peak of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal in the north. We set our camp at the grassland with beautiful scenery.
The Ganesh Himal region is known for their herbal flora and fauna.the area used to be a route for traders who would trade herbs in exchange for livestock and salt. The Pangsang pass has a 270-degree stunning view of the Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges, Annapurna ranges, and other smaller peaks. We stay overnight camping in the open sky.
On day 5, the trail descends on the village of Tipling, Tipling is a large settlement with two Buddhist gompas and two church. The path then ascents towards passing through the forests of bamboo, pine, rhododendrons. We will also view some pristine waterfalls in the woods. You will see a Gomba and a cremation ground with a lot of Buddhist flags.
The most significant inhabitants of the region are Tamang people. The Tamang people have a rich heritage and culture. You can experience their Jhankri or shaman dance, which is a unique combination of Hindu and Buddhist religious practices. The Chyamara Danda and the Fyanchyat Monastery are quite the attraction in the village. You can see the lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) and Ganesh ii and iii from the town. People are generally farmers, and they make different goods made of bamboo.
After descending further and crossing the Adha Khola river, we do a climb to the villages of Shertung and Chalish. Shertung means place of gold in Tamang language. After climbing down steeply and crossing over the Gorkhen Khola suspension bridge, we do the last climb for the day of Shertung Chalish.
After breakfast, we will take 30 minutes to walk downhill to Chalish. The Chalish village is a hospitality village where Gurung people and Dalit people live together. The trek continues to Tatopani where you can take a bath in the hot springs and have lunch.
After lunch, we trek uphill to the Tamang village of Neber. From Neber you can see the Ganesh Himal in close up view. Homestays are available at the town.
You can explore the Tatopani further and relax at the hot springs. The trail then follows stone steps built by the British Gurkhas in Nepal and the Kadoorie Agri aid. They have also developed various water taps, bridges and improves trails; we pass through the tire to reach the Rachyat and Kapur villages, we arrive at the Kupchyat village after a trek of around 4-5 hours, we stay at a camp or tea house for an overnight.
After an early breakfast, we will trek to the Timla pass (3820m) after a trek of about 2 hours. You can see the Langtang range and the Annapurna range from the pass. We pass through the alpine rhododendron forests. The trail is not marked correctly so a local guide will be trekking along with you on this route.
The trail then descends on a slippery path to the Lapchat gaon. After crossing the Lapchat Khola on a box bridge, we arrive at the large town of Lapa Gaon. The Lapa Gaon is a settlement of Tamang people. The Lapa Gaon has been developing with many infrastructure developments going on. You can stay at the local houses of the Tamang people as homestays.
We start the trek by descending to the Ankhu Khola. The Ankhu Khola is a pristine small river flowing water straight from the pristine Himalayas. The trek resumes to an uphill climb of the Borang village. After having much at the Borang community, we continue our trek for Ukhum.
The trail then enters the Lishne jungle, crosses a suspension bridge and passes through the village. After a long walk of about 5-6 hours, you will reach another Tamang village of Jharlang, also called Ungul. The village is no different and offers a vast range of views of the snow capped mountains.
We trek down to the Jharlang landslide, where the crossing takes about an hour. The area sees landslides quite often, and thus the trail should be crossed with care with the help of a local guide. We resume our trek down the hill to hungry hola where we cross a suspension bridge and climb uphill to Kuri village.
There are no shops in between the villages so snacks and protein bars must be carried along with water for hydration. We pass through thick forests and pass through the village to finally arrive at our destination of Khaniyabas village. The village has a lot of tea shops and guest houses for the trekkers. You can view the breathtaking sunset view overlooking the pristine mountains in the back.
After breakfast, we trek to Thamu Khola for an hour and then climb up to the village of Kimdang for another 2 and a half hours. After having lunch at Kimdang, we trek to the top of the Megang danda. The Megang danda has a jungle right at the top of the hill, and you need to be careful because of the encounters with a wild animal. Megang danda offers the bird’s eye view of the mountains for one last time before we go back to Kathmandu. We stay overnight at Megang danda.
We trek back to Trishuli bazar on a scenic six-hour downhill trek. We then drive towards back to Kathmandu (3-4 hours).