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Ganesh Himal Trek, 16-day program

Discover the villages of Central Eastern Nepal and enjoy the wilderness of this area with this 16-day trekking program, with a certified GuideSource guide.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration16 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Immerse yourself in Central Eastern Nepal and its culture with this 16-day Ganesh Himal Trek. An exciting traverse that will take you from village to village, with exceptional views all along. The itinerary will take us close to the Tibetan border, away from the crowds and in the complete wilderness.

To begin this program, we will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Day 2 of the itinerary will be spent around Khatmandu. Next, we will transfer by car to the small village of Betrawi, where the trekking adventure will begin.

Over the next days, we will trek around several traditional villages with vivid mixed Nepali communities, including:

  • Kispang
  • Betrawi
  • Thulo Chaur
  • Gonga
  • Rupchet
  • Kharka
  • Borang
  • Jharlang

The traverse includes going across beautiful natural locations like Rhododendron forests, alpine forests, and amazing mountain views. We will also camp in forests and other natural spots. If we are lucky we might also see wild animal.

As pleasant as this itinerary is, it can also be tough. Trekkers need to be able to be able to face a Moderate level of difficulty. Also, the highest altitude reached will be 4,100 m.

Have a look at a day by day detailed itinerary below.

For this program, you will be guided by a certified guide from GuideSource. As a mountain guiding company, we have been working for more than 35 years, with zero serious or fatal accidents. We hope you join one of our groups soon!

Interested in this Ganesh Himal Trek, 16-day program? Request your booking! If you are interested in other trekking itineraries, have a look at other programs like the Everest Kala Pathar Trek, 15-day program, and the Druk Path, Bhuthan, 12 Day Guided Trek.



Hotels and camping



Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrival in the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Briefing about the trip itinerary
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Sightseeing: Kathmandu landmarks including World Heritage Sites like the Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (Pashupati Nath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and the Bouddha Nath Buddhist shrine.
  • Optional: last minute shopping for personal items in preparation for the next day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 3: Kathmandu - Betrawati

  • Drive to Betrawati (700 m), a small village with a mixed Nepali life (duration of the drive: 5 hours)

Day 4: Betrawati - Kispang

  • Gradual trek to Kispang (1,600 m), a small village for Tamang people, most of which are farmers

Day 5: Kispang - Thulo Chaur

  • Gradual ascent trek to Thulo Chaur (2,200 m), across the rainy forst
  • Overnight: camping in the forest
  • Trekking time: 4 hours

Day 6: Thulo Chaur - Gonga

  • Steep ascent through the Rhododendron forest
  • Arrival in Gonga (2,600 m)
  • Overnight: camping in the forest
  • Trekking time: 4 hours

Day 7: Gonga - Rupchet

  • Steep ascent through the forest
  • Arrival in Rupchet (3,635 m)
  • Overnight: camping in the alpine forest
  • Trekking time: 4 hours

Day 8: Rupchet - Singla pass - Kharka

  • Steep ascent to the Singla pass (4,100 m)
  • Steep descent to Kharka (2,500 m)
  • Overnight:
  • Trekking time: 6 hours

Day 9: Kharka - Borang

  • Steep descent through land terraces and villages towards Borang (1,800 m), a typical Tamang village
  • Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

Day 10: Borang - Jharlang

  • Gradual trekking through terraces and villages towards Jharlang (1,700 m), a Tamang village
  • Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

Day 11: Jharlang - Kingtang Phedi

  • Steep descent through small villages towards Kingtang Phedi (800 m)
  • Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

Day 12: Kingtang phedi - Katunje

  • Trekking through the river for about 2 hours
  • Climb up road for about 4 hours through village and forest towards Katunje (1,750 m), a small Tamang village

Day 13: Katunje - Dhading Bensi

  • Trek towards Dhading Bensi (700 m), a small town that is also a district headquarter of the Dhading District
  • Overnight: camping near the river
  • Trekking time: 5 hours

Day 14: Dhading Bensi - Kathmandu or Pokhara

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Overnight in Hotel B/B
  • Drive duration: 4 hours

Day 15: Kathmandu

  • Full day at leisure
  • Options:
    • Go on an extra separate trip
    • Explore the Thamel
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the International Airport
  • End of program

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