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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek in 18 days, Nepal

Join one of the guides at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Pvt. Ltd and enjoy an unforgettable 18-day Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek in Nepal!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration18 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a wonderful 18-adventure in the Himalayas!

  • Discover the breathtaking landscapes and culture of Nepal!

  • Join a unique mountaineering program to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp!

Description

Would you like to explore the Himalayan landscapes and culture? Then join us to discover the wonders of Nepal on a unique 18-day Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek!

Ganesh Himal is a beautiful subrange of the Himalayas that is located around 70 km north-northwest of Kathmandu. It gets its name from the Hindu elephant god Ganesha and boasts six major peaks that border with Tibet. Gurung, Tamang, and Magar groups all live in this range. On this 18-day trek, we will get the chance to discover both the mountains and its people!

We will begin our adventure in Kathmandu, and from there, we will transfer to Samari Bhanjyang via Trishuali Bazaar. From Samari, we will begin our trek and discover local farmlands, villages and stunning mountain sceneries on our way. Every day, we will spend around 6 hours trekking. Finally, we will end back in Kathmandu. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that this is a long program with long trekking days. Therefore, it is important that you are physically fit and able. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way, and there will be a porter every 2-participants as well.

So, are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the mountains of Nepal? Then book your place now and join us on an amazing 18-day Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek!

Or, if you prefer a slightly shorter program, you can also join us on this 13-day Gokyo Trek in the Everest Valley Region!

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses in the mountains

Disclaimer

Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

Meeting point

Kathmandu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

1 night/3-star hotel

Our member will be there at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport to welcome you and transfer to the hotel and join our evening for the welcome dinner.

Day 2: Samari Bhanjyang

6 to 7 hours/ Guest House

Today we will leave Kathmandu and drive passing through Trishuli Bazaar that is a small but very interesting traditional market town. Our drive from Trishuli Bazaar goes through gravel road with good views of terraced fields, small gorges and hills finally to arrive at Samari Bhanjyang – a small town and the starting point of our trek.

Day 3: Katunje Bazar (756m/2509ft)

5 to 6 hours/ Guest House

We begin our trek following the trail that descends for a while before climbing uphill. During our trek, we will pass through several villages, terraced farming grounds and dense forest filled with pine and rhododendron trees. We will finally reach the flat area that leads to the small market of Katunje. From here we can get the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal.

Day 4: Kintang Phedi (655m/2148ft)

5 to 6 hours/ Guest House

We start our trekking leaving Katunje and following the trail that descends downhill towards Lapang Besi. From there we will trek along the banks of Ankhu Khola, passing through several traditional villages and terraced farmlands until we arrive at King Phedi. King Phedi is situated at the bank of Ankhu Khola with very few houses and shops.

Day 5: Jharlang (1500m/4920ft)

5 to 6 hours/ Guest House

From Kintang Phedi our forward trekking is mostly a gradual ascent journey that passes through villages inhabited by ethnic communities of Tamang, Brahmin, and Chhetri. We will continue to follow the trail that heads towards Jharlang. Jharlang is a Tamang village with several houses and a government school. The small children’s and school staffs will be more than happy to greet any visitors arriving at Jharlang.

Day 6: Chalise (2000m/6560ft)

5 to 6 hours/ Guest House

We continue on our trek gradually ascending through additional villages inhabited by Tamang communities. We will trek along the villages of Borang and Sheraton where there exist schools and health care centers. From here we will continue our trek passing along several chortens and interesting mani walls and reach chalise.

Day 7: Hindung (2345m/7691ft)

  • 5 to 6 hours/ Guest House

From Chalise we follow the trail that is a gradual downhill descends to reach Menchet Khola. cross the river and make a steep uphill climb and then a gradual ascend to reach the village of Hindung. Hindung is large village settlement mainly inhabited by Tamang and is the last village while trekking towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Day 8: Rajgang Kharka (2570m/8429ft)

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House

Today we will follow the trail that is covered with dense rhododendron trees and local vegetation. Gradually ascending we will arrive at the grassland of Rajgang Kharka. Rajgang Kharka is a grassland surrounded by beautiful forest.

Day 9: Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3774m/12378ft.)

Today we will follow a narrow trail that is a mostly uphill climb and sometimes in a leveled path. As we will be gaining altitude, we will leave the densely forested region and head towards the high altitude area where we will find alpine vegetation and head towards the lakes of holy significance Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) and Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Day 10: Rest day

  • One day.
  • Guest House

Today we will enjoy our rest day exploring and doing excursion around Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will have an excursion around Kalo Seto Kunda (Blank and White Lake). There are two lakes having religious significance. The surface of Kalo or Black lake is covered with black stones. And, the surface of Seto or White lake is covered with white shining stones. From here we can get stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal, and other surrounding high peaks.

Day 11: Rajgang Kharka (2570m/8429ft)

After spending quality time at Ganesh Himal Base Camp, we will be following the same trail re-tracing our steps back with gradual descends from the alpine atmosphere towards the grassland of Rajgang Kharka. Accommodation: Tented Camp Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Chalise (2000m/6560ft)

  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House

Leaving the beautiful grassland of Rajgang Kharka, we will continue on our trail gradually descending through the dense rhododendron filled forest towards the village of Hindung and from there a rather easy downhill walking all the way towards Chalise.

Day 13: Laba Besi (1500m/4920ft)

We will continue to follow on our trail that descends downhill and passes through several traditional villages and beautiful terraced farmlands, all the way down to reach Laba Besi.

Day 14: Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m/9623ft)

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House

We will leave Laba Besi and start climbing uphill towards Laba village – a beautiful Gurung village with their own culture and tradition. continue to make a gradual ascent all the way to reach Manyang Bhanjyang.

Day 15: Majhgaun (2200m/7216ft)

  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House

From Manyang Bhanjyang we will trek mostly downhill, sometimes with steep descent path and other times with gradual descent all the way towards Majhgaun. During our trek today we will get the best view of Manaslu Himalayan Ranges while trekking along the traditional villages and through dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak.

Day 16: Budathum (750m/2460ft.)

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House

Today we will walk along the trail that is dominated by several traditional villages, dense forests, terraced farmlands and running streams to reach the small market town of Budathum. This village is pre-dominated by the Newar community and offers splendid views of Manaslu Range at the far distance.

Day 17: Return to Katmandu

Descent from Budathum crossing several streams and passing through traditional villages. Trekking along the banks of Budi Gandaki we will approach a small market town of Arughat Bazaar. Having completed our trek, we will take a scenic drive from Arughat Bazaar back to Kathmandu. During the driving journey, we can enjoy great views of terraced fields, green hills, and activities of local people while engaging themselves in daily life activities.

Day 18: Departure

Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: General: Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek); Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek); A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m); Daypack. Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes: A pair of half gloves; A warmer hat that covers the ears; Sunglasses; Neck warmer; Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF); Headlamp and an extra set of batteries. Hand: A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer); Warmer shell gloves and liner. Center Body: long sleeve t-shirts; Thermal Tops; wool Jackets or pullover; Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls); Water and windproof shell jacket. Lower Body: Thermal underwear (especially trousers); windproof and waterproof trousers; warmer trouser; Comfortable trekking pants; Extra casual sport pants. Feet: A pair of good waterproof trekking boots; Pair of sandals; 4-5 pairs of woolen socks; Socks liner; Light shoes and sneaker. First Aid Kits and Medicines: Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred); Blister treatment; Insect testing / anti-itch treatment; Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication; Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness); Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage; Water purifying pills (Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well). Miscellaneous, but must useable: 4 pic passport sizes with original passport; Water bottle & filter; Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date); Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: Comfortable trekking poles; Best energy dry foods (up to you); Power Bank and music players ; Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries).


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1444 each

Group of 2

USD 1444 each

Group of 3

USD 1444 each

Group of 4

USD 1444 each

Group of 5

USD 1444 each

Group of 6

USD 1444 each

Group of 7

USD 1444 each

Group of 8

USD 1444 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Personal porters

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Also included: TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems). Service of trekking guides his equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance. Service of trekking staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs. Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.Langtang National Park Permit. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets. NOT INCLUDED: Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance. Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude. hard/soft drinks throughout the trip. Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit. Tips for guide and porter. Early return from the trip due to a personal/medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from the trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide/porters.


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