Ganesh Himal trekking area lies in the central eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectacular views, untouched natural splendor and friendly inhabitants.
This Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed god of good fortune and Hindus use to worship Lord Ganesh before starting any worship for uninterruption of the started work. The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from the Kathmandu valley. The Ganesh Range peak (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal. On the Himalayan skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki river in the west and Bhotekoshi river in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.
There are there major groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu including the Annapurna range. This trek is ideal for those wanting to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. It is famous for its unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains and colorful rhododendron forest. It also begins conveniently close to Kathmandu
During the Ganesh Himal trekking, you will observe the different ways of life. Millet, corn, rice production using traditional methods will be observed.
The 400 m high Sing-La pass offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan range. You can expect to encounter no other foreigners on this trail.
Highlights of Ganesh Himal Trek
You will see 65 percent people are Tamang (semi Mongolian) and rest of them are others Ganesh Himal trekking is known as a Tamang cultural tour.
We drive to Trisuli in the morning and have a lunch over there, After lunch, we walk for about 3 hours to Salangkhu Khola and camp.
An easy walk and then a short climb takes us Kalawale village for lunch. After lunch, we proceed to the big Tamang village of Balche for our overnight camp.
We take an easy walk from Balche village through a forest and camp with the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda in sight.
We walk through rhododendron forests to camp either at Rupchet, a cattle pasture or up on the Singla pass (4600m) The Singla pass offers spectaculars views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Baudha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchare, Annapurna South and Annapurna II
Reception and welcome with garlands at Kathmandu airport followed by transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
We climb gently over a hill and then descend through forests to camp at Mongeythanti
A gradual walk down through forests with lunch by a stream brings us to our camp at Dumchet village.
We take a gradual walk today to Baseri and camp near the Budhigandaki River
We walk along the bank of the Budhigandaki River and stop at Arughat bazaar for the night.
We gradually climb the Khanchowk Danda crossing the Mukti Khola and camp for the night
We cross a ridge today and walk gradually uphill to Gorkha, camping near the old palace.
We will tour Gokharna palace, the palace of the King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who united Nepal in 1881AD then visit the bazaar, before driving back to Kathmandu.
The Weather can be unpredictable during your trek around Ganesh Himal, at any time of year, so warm clothes and a good sleeping bag are essential.