Ganesh Himal trekking takes us across a trail overlooked by the majestic Ganesh Himal sub-range. Ganesh Himal is a sub-range of the Himalayan Mountain range. It is in the north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the Tibet border. This sub-range gets its name from the Hindu Lord Ganesha, elephant headed god. The South face of Pabil (GaneshIV) one of the peaks in this range resembles the trunk of Ganesha then after it named Ganesh Himal. It is also known as Ruby Valley spiritual trek. There are 4 peaks over seven thousand meters and 14 other above six thousand meters in the range. The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7422m (24,350 ft).
Our adventure treks along the Ganesh Himal region in Nepal leads us across peaceful hamlets and terraced fields, to mighty glaciers and into the unexplored. At the back drop magnificent Himalayan range can be seen along the trail. Though the trek is a relatively strenuous, people with good physical fitness can complete the track.
The trail starts from Trishuli River and follows the upper valley landscapes. You will enjoy panoramic views of many majestic mountains, refreshing and smiling faces of native people and walking on the bank of rivers to follow the trail. You will have the opportunities to talk and befriend with the local people of these areas. They live in flat-roofed house in remote village. This is one of the beautiful ?Hidden Valleys? of the Himalayas. It was guarded by 3 tiered pagoda set on a rocky steep-sided gorge. Natural vegetation varies to pine forest and alpine meadows leading to a huge glacier below the snow-capped peaks. The Trisuli Gandaki valley on the East separates it from the Langtang Himal; the Budhi (Buri) Gandaki valley and the Shyar Khola valley on the west separate it from the Sringi Himal and the Mansiri Himal. Ganesh Himal range lies about 70 Km north-northwest of Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1370m.),transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu (Hindus and Buddhist temple)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Satdobato (1500m) 7 hrs. drive.
Day 04: Satdobato to Bhalche Village (1950m) 5 hrs. walk.
Day 05: Bhalche to Gonga (2900m) 6 hrs. walk.
Day 06: Gonga – Rupchet (3660 m.) 4 hours.
Day 07: Rupchet – Shing La Pass/Top (4200m.) – Serthunga Kharka (2440 m.) 6-7 hrs.
Day 08: Serthunga Kharka to Sherthung village (2000 m.) 3 hours.
Day 09: Sherthung Village – Jharlang Phedi (1450m) 6 hour.
Day 10: Jharlang – Kintang Phedi (1000 m.) 6 hours
Day 11: Kintang Phedi – Serabensi – jyamrung village (700m.) 6 hours.
Day 12: Jyamrung Sharabensi) Stay in a local house and explore locally
Day 13: Jyamrung Sharabensi) to Kathmandu, 30m. walk to Sukaura and 6 drive to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu Valley, sightseeing tour
Day 15: Local representative will transfer to International airport.
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Arrival Kathmandu(1370m.),transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel
Sightseeing around Kathmandu (Hindus and Buddhist temple)
As Kathmandu is temple of the city. We take you famous Hindus temple Pasupatinath and famous Buddhist temple Buddhanath. Nature Trail city tour guide comes with vehicle and you start your sightseeing tour at your desirable time.
Pashupatinath Temple: Situated east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds. Temple is famous for its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors.
Boudhanath Stupa: This Stupa, east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four-cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest. It’s especially colorful on Saturdays, when Tibetan refugees flock here to pray. The chhorten embraces the authentic philosophy of Mahayan the faith of which is known as Lamaism in Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet. After your tours back to our office late afternoon and check your last gear. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu – Satdobato (1500m) 7 hrs. drive.
Satdobato to Bhalche Village (1950m) 5 hrs. walk.
After Lunch we continue trekking up to Bhalche village where we camp for tonight. It is a nice walk throw terraces, Tamanag village and also can see nice water fall. Bhalche is nice Tamang village where they have small school and government health post, we camp other side of village where you have nice ground and surrounding by Buddhist prayers flags. At the same time on the other side, you could enjoy a nice view of terraces with some local village houses.
Bhalche to Gonga (2900m) 6 hrs. walk.
Further we start heading through thick forest of Pine and Rhododendron trees. Crossing some small springs then trail step up. We even see animals such as Himalayan monkey and also the great view of Lang tang mountains. Overnights in Gonga.
Gonga - Rupchet (3660 m.) 4 hours.
Rupchet - Shing La Pass/Top (4200m.) - Serthunga Kharka (2440 m.) 6-7 hrs.
Serthunga Kharka to Sherthung village (2000 m.) 3 hours.
Sherthung Village – Jharlang Phedi (1450m) 6 hour.
Jharlang - Kintang Phedi (1000 m.) 6 hours
Kintang Phedi – Serabensi - jyamrung village (700m.) 6 hours.
Jyamrung (Sharabensi) Stay in a local house and explore locally
Jyamrung Sharabensi) to Kathmandu, 30m. walk to Sukaura and 6 drive to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley, sightseeing tour
Further, if you are looking for the theme-based walking tour in the center of the Kathmandu valley, The tour lets you a great moment to enclose with the religious and cultural affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries. Bustling city, to view the artistic Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour bequeaths you an opportunity to capture the snaps of the centuries old monuments, and historical crafts in the Kathmandu city. We take you walking tour to Local market Ason, oldest supermarket Vishal Bazar, Kilagod, Hidden Stupa etc.
Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is famous for its unique history, cultural and religion and the living goddess “Kumari” lives here. We do have lots of small monuments and temples in this areas to explore..
We can see an antique architecture of statue, perfectly carved wooden windows and doors. This will be the right destination to study for those who loves to extend the history of Nepal’s old king family etc. and also a museum too. It is one of the Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture.
Local representative will transfer to International airport.
Ganesh Himal trekking in Nepal is a relatively easy but extremely interesting trek. Want to get off the beaten path? Then this trek is perfect for you! Especially if you want to get away from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. These are some of the major groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara: Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, etc. Ganesh Himal area is famous for the unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains and colourful rhododendron forests. It is also a perfect short trek from Kathmandu. In addition, there are different routes according to your time considerations.
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Ganesh Himal Trekking – Legends and facts:
☜ Walk through the unspoiled ethnic villages of Chettry, Gurung, Tamangs
☜ Breath taking views of Ganesh Himal, Manasalu, Annapurna South, Langtang, Tibet mountain range and great Himalayan range
☜ Dense forest with gorgeous Himalayan flora and fauna Relligious monuments like temples, monasteries, chortens having great spiritual significance
☜ Crossing high highlander pass at an altitude of 4100m
☜ Gorgeous terrace farmlands, sparkling waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
☜ Being closer to Ganesha Himal
☜ Real Nepalese life observation, and no lodges and off the beaten track.
☜ Observation of temples and monasteries,
☜ The name for the range comes from the Hindu deity Ganesha, usually depicted in the form of an elephant.
☜ First ascent of Ganesh I happened on October 6th, 1955. Summit group was conformed by famous guide Raymond Lambert, Pierre Vittoz, Eric Gauchar, all of them Swiss, and French Mme. Claude Kogan.
☜ South face of Pabil (Ganesh IV) slightly resembles an elephant, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant’s trunk.