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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.

Outline itinerary:

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.

Additional information

DifficultyAll levels, Beginners

Arrival Kathmandu(1370m.),transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will see Nature Trails’ representative waiting for you just outside the arrival deck. You will see either Nature Trail company signboard or a placard with your name printed on it. You will be taken to the trip hotel where you check in and relax for some time. Later we will take you for a short tour of Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu, to show you some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need to go. Since Nature Trail office is also in Thamel, you will visit us and we will introduce our trekking team including your guide and rest. We will have short meeting and talk about the trip in details. If your arrival is late today, we will do this tour and trip briefing tomorrow before we start sightseeing.

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.

After breakfast we take drive. The first part of driver to Trisuli is black and nice road even though a lot of turning and corner. You cross Trisuli river and through Trusili bazaar to proceed to sole and drive up to Satdobato which is bumpy road. Enjoying the sight and passing through some local houses with great view around. Satdovato includes mix culture such as Tamang, Chhetri Braman etc. It depend on your interest, you may visit high school and the health post and interact with locals. We do camping for overnight just after the town.

Satdobato to Bhalche Village (1950m) 5 hrs. walk.

After breakfast we take gradual and last step up to Kisping for the lunch. It is nice walk throw terraces and village. This village consist of Tamang, Dalit and Magars. This place has small monastery of Buddhist people and also Hindu Temple with holy river bank. And this place considers as pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist and locally visited time to time.

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.

After breakfast we walk toward to Thulo Chour for Lunch, and walk to Gonga and overnight here. After Bhalche we trek through jungle, crossing some small river, streams on way. After sometime walk, we approach to Thulo Chour a beautiful ground in the middle of the jungle. Where are also some chattel Shed, people living in temporary hut. Who looks after cartel and collecting bamboo to make basket, where we take lunch here.

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.

Early morning enjoys the view of Langatng and Tibet mountain ranges. After breakfast we hike through deep rhododendron and pine forest. While walking on trail, we might have a good chance to see the animals that include monkeys, Leaped, and short but steep walk up make difficult because of altitude and the steep up. Either you take early lunch on the way or take late lunch at Rupchet. Late afternoon is free and easy, can enjoy he great Himalayan chamre of Tibet range. Rupchet is Basecamp of Sing-la top and highest altitude to sleep for your trek. Camping site is nice and big ground.

Rupchet - Shing La Pass/Top (4200m.) - Serthunga Kharka (2440 m.) 6-7 hrs.

We ought to start our journey early in the early morning to see the sunrise from the top of sing-la. Its takes almost two hours to approach, we mostly need to steps up. From where we can glance the view of Ganesh himal range, Manaslu, Annapurna,Langtang Tibet mountain range. After enjoying the scenery, we have to descend with the view of Ganesh himal range and the small valley down. We proceed through the pine and rhododendron forest, Where we report to the ground beneath the jungle. Today is hardest day of the trek and height altitude you reach. Spend overnight in camp.

Serthunga Kharka to Sherthung village (2000 m.) 3 hours.

Approximately for 10-15 minutes we need to walk through jungle, then proceeding through field of corn, maize, wheat, barley etc… Even with the glance of Ganesh Himal. We descend to a remote village of Tamang, Ghele where we camp. There is small primary school. Today we will have a half day free and you may utilize this day for sightseeing around the school, local village or just have a good rest. Overnight at Shertung village.

Sherthung Village – Jharlang Phedi (1450m) 6 hour.

For few hour easy walk then some descends, we approach to Borang village, where we encounter with Tamang peoples, even glancing Ganesh himal bit in distance. From Borang village we trek to Jharlang through fields, and can enjoy the magnificent views of Ganesh Himala just after crossing the bridge. We approach to Jharlang where you stay overnight.

Jharlang - Kintang Phedi (1000 m.) 6 hours

We continue our trek through down and with a few ups and downs. We enjoy great views of the mountains, as we walk through the friendly small villages where the local folks greet us warmly. We also come across nice farmlands with different vegetable grown of which some is consumed by the local folks and rest can be trade in the local bazaar. Further, we approach to hot spring. Where we can take even a quick bath and proceed on. Small rest, we continue walk enjoying the view of the river Netrawati. Kintang Phedi is a small valley with mix culture where the river Netrawati and Kintang rivar are mixed together. Camp at the river side and we spend night here.

Kintang Phedi – Serabensi - jyamrung village (700m.) 6 hours.

Proceeding through rice fields, some small villages, it is gradual downhill, passing up small up and downs. It is Nepalese style flat easy walk following the Netrawati river side which river comes from Ganesh Himal glacier. Due to the glacier water, we can see nice rice field and terrace and villages which makes our walk scenic. Finally, you reach Khaahre Baazar which is a shopping town for the local people here. We walk further, just easy way to Serabensi Jyamrung, where we camp tonight. In state of camping, we can also home stay here in this village in a local house and get involve in daily local life style.

Jyamrung (Sharabensi) Stay in a local house and explore locally

We get familiar with the surroundings, the families. We will be living with them and interact. We also spend our time using our skills by teaching at our school project, help in health project in the villages, as we work with the local people get involved in their daily activities. As other activities, we can also go for fishing, or swimming whichever you prefer.

Jyamrung Sharabensi) to Kathmandu, 30m. walk to Sukaura and 6 drive to Kathmandu.

We cross the river by hanging bridge and take private 4whl drive, waiting from Kathmandu Half part of road to Dhaidng Bensi which is district headquarter is bumpy and after Dhading Bensi drive to Malkheu where we reach highway and to Kathmandu which is half part of road is black. It is a scenic drive. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley, sightseeing tour

Walk with us around the local town in Kathmandu to feel the local life and culture. On your arrival before you start “Ganesh Himal trekking” you have done a day sightseeing tour to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, now we can arrange sightseeing tour to other world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Squares and other main sighseeing places of Ksthmandu valley. It depends on your time, we can also organize other places as within Kathmandu valley we do have 7 world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.

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.

At the farewell day, Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditions’ representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us, and see you again

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.

Package Details:

JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
Transportation to trekking starting point and from ending point
Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
National park Conservation Fee
Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is total 25kg)
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porter.
Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
All applicable government taxes and service charges.
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Any international and domestic airfare
Your personal travel insurance and medical.
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter, and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents, and other occurrence, beyond our control.
Nepal visa fee.
Any other optional services not mentioned above as included.

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.

Ganesh Himal Trekking

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