Package Name: Ganesh Himal Trek
Highest altitude: 7422 meters
Activities: Walking and sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transport: Bus/private car/ helicopter
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Culture: Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn, Tibetan
Attraction: Explore villages, monasteries, glaciers and Himalayan bovines, view of Mt. Lang tang, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Ganesh Himal
Duration: 21 days
Among the many trekking area Ganesh Himal is a attractive place one of them. Due to the easy grade trekking route everyone will be successes to do this trek. Most attraction of the trekking are- Different Community with majority of Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn, Tibetan and Great Himalayan Landscape etc. Trek This trek is a grandeur scenic trek that leads you through the Tamang (one of the unique tradition's people) Villages and dense forests with gorgeous Himalayan flora and fauna. The magnetic panoramic view of mountains from Singla Bhanjyang and view of eye catching terraced land are very wonderful and unforgettable one in the memory of your life. To study about the life style, culture/tradition is extremely interesting for the anthropologists.
Ganesh Himal Trekking is starting from the Betrawati five hours drive from Kathmandu and start walking which is ending from dhunche and back to Kathmandu. It takes normally 21 days. You can catch of the sight of Langtang Himal 6581m, Langtang Ri 7246, Lakpha Dorje Kimsung 6745m, Ganesh Himal 1 -7406m, Ganesh II 7150m, Ganesh III – 7130m, Yala Peak 5560m, Ganjal Chuli 5844m, Langshisa – Ri 6310m. Morimoto peak 6750m, Pongen Dopku 5930m, Tembthang 5702m, Salbachum 6707m, Kyungka Ri 6979m, Langtang Ri 7205m, Chusmodo 6508m
. Trekkers will be far from madding crowd of the bustling ambience of city in this trek. From Syabru, this trek leads you at one of the popular trekking area (Lang tang) of Nepal. Lang tang is a narrow valley that is just sojourned just south of the Tibetan border, like sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and slightly lower range of snow clad peaks to the south. This highly isolated region is inhabited by the people of Tibetan origin, who practice Buddhism very wonderfully like the Sherpas in the eastern Nepal. A visit to Langtang Valley offers you an opportunity to explore villages, monasteries, glaciers and Himalayan bovines. At the head of the valley, the view of Mt. Lang tang. Mt. Goshainkunda, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Ganesh Himal and Chinese mountains are envisioned clearly.
Day 01: Arrival & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati (1950m.) about 5 hours (on the way to Betrawati we will serve pack lunch) and trek to Ale Danda (Tamang Village) and camp. From Betrawati trek starts crossing 2 suspension bridge through a steep trail to Ale Danda takes about two hours walking. We will camp in a Tamang Village called Ale Danda. Before dinner the interested trekkers could interact with Tamang people on their culture and life style.
Day 04: Ale Danda to Bhalche (1300m.) : We will be walking through the Tamang Village viewing beautiful terrace hills, peculiar house of Tamang people before reaching the lunch place at Sat Dobato. After leaving Salangkhu river we gently ascend to Sat Dobato takes about 3 hours. After lunch we gently ascend about 3 and half hours to reach to Bhalche.
Day 05: Bhalche to Gai Kharka (2123m): This day we walk through the jungle to reach Gai Kharka (Cow Shed) Gai Kharka is a place for sheltering for cows to graze in winter. It is in mid of the jungle. We take lunch where water would be available. This day we walk about 6 hours. We could see Himalayan brightly coloured birds, rhododendron, dhaufney, fir, orchids etc.
Day 06: Gai Kharka to Rupche Kharka (3437m): We ascend all the jungle way about 6 hours to reach to Rupche Kharka camp site . We take our lunch in jungle where water would be available.
Day 07: Rupche Kharka to Singla Bhanjyang (4600m.): We ascend through the Himalayan/alpine jungle to reach camp site Singla Bhanjyang. It takes about 5 hours to reach this Bhanjyang (pass). From this Bhanjyang we can have a beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagi range, Mt. Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu range and Mt. Langtang range and picturesque view of Tamang Village. We take pack lunch this day due to water problem
Day 08: Singla Bhanjyang to Alubari (2130m). This is the only one big descend of the trek. We descend via Burang takes about 5 and half hours. Alubari (potato farm) is small Tamang village. We take our lunch at Burang.
Day 09: Alubari to Sherthung (1900m): We gently descend about 4 and half hours to Sherthung. Sherthung is a big Tamang Village. Lunch break will be in a convenient place. This is a short day trek.
Day 10: Sherthung to Ure Kharka (2900m.): Before lunch we walk on the easy/flat trail and ascend to Ure Kharka about 6 and half hours. Ure Kharka is also the place for cattle to shelter in winter.
Day 11: Ure Kharka to Ghotlang (2355m): Easy walk on a flat trail before lunch. We descend to Ghotlang camp. This is the longest day for walking of this trek.
Day 12: Ghotlang to Shyabru Bensi (1462m): We descend to Shyabru Bensi about 5 hours. Syabru Bensi is a local market. Tibetan origin people are inhabiting since last generation in this village.
Day 13: Shyabru Bensi to Chongong (Lama Hotel 2380m.): The trial follows Langtang Khola to Lama Hotel. We gently ascend up to Lama Hotel. We could see peaks of the langtang mountains from this area.(6 hours)
Day 14: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m.): The trail gradually ascends to Langtang. Langtang is big Sherpa Village. We could see panoramic view of Langtang range. There is a monastery middle of the village.(6 hours)
Day 15: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3749m): The trail gradually climb to Kyanjin Gompa with spectacular mountain view and takes about five hours. This is the last destination of this trek. If we have free time we could do day hike around this area or small trip to Langtang glaciers and peaks. There is a small monastery on the top of the village with few numbers of monks. There is also a Yak Cheese factory that is very famous in the world. We will do lunch and camp in Langtang.
Day 16: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2380m): We follow the same trail back to Lama Hotel. We take lunch at Langtang.
Day 17: Lama Hotel to Syabru Village (3901m): We change the trail from Lama Hotel to the left side of the valley to Syabru Village. We ascend most of the trail passing through land slide zone. We take our lunch at Bamboo. Syabru is a big village of Sherpa community. We could see panoramic view of mountains. We could see picturesque view of Langtang valley. It takes about 6-7 hours to walk.
Day 18: Syabru Village to Dhunche (1866m): We descend through the jungle to Dhunche takes about 5 hours. This jungle is one of the national park of Nepal. We take lunch at Chautara (rest place) after finishing descend of this trail. We walk from Chautara on a rough road to Dhunche. Dhunche is a head Quarter of Rashuwa District. We conclude our trek here.
Day 19: Dhunche to Kathmandu (1330m): Morning drive to Kathmandu takes about 8 hours. Lunch would be taken on the way to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure or joint another trip.