What to Expect

  • High altitude trek to Shing-La pass (4200 mt.), Ganesh Himal.
  • A Great Camping experience with natural and cultural diversity.
  • Chance to view magnificent Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna range.
  • A Crowd free peaceful journey to Holy Mountain Ganesh Himal.
  • Walk through traditional villages and observe agricultural life of Nepal.
  • Home of many wildlives including snow leopard.

About Ganesh Himal Trekking

The Ganesh Himal trekking takes offers a thrilling journey in a hidden corner of the Himalaya. Along the way, ridge top panoramas offer thrilling views of the Ganesh Himal Range as well as Manaslu (the eighth highest mountain in the world), Annapurna (10th highest) and much more.

The scenic Ganesh Himal region is located between two protected areas of the Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park. Trekking here is especially ideal for the biodiversity and cultural attractions. This journey takes trekkers off the beaten path and sees relatively few trekkers. Ganesh Himal trekking offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The welcoming people in the area are mainly Gurung, Ghale, Tamang and other ethnicities.

The main mountain attraction of this area is the Ganesh Himal Range. This breathtaking stretch of peaks is named beloved Hindu deity Ganesh who has the head of an elephant. The Ganesh Himal Trekking route travels through the beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable. Visitors to the Ganesh Himal region will mostly have the remote trails to themselves! The natural beauty and peaceful setting in the faraway valleys can give you an overwhelming sense of being truly away from your worldly cares and concerns.

The Ganesh Himal Singla Pass trek is a great chance to get to know the welcoming local residents and their traditional lifestyles. Along with the mesmerizing natural scenery, the customs and traditions will be an unforgettable experience. The off the beaten path route maintains a more rural lifestyle and the welcoming people will receive you warmly. Along the way, enjoy thrilling mountain views and even relaxing hot springs for a pleasant bath. Soak in the naturally hot waters and let your worldly cares fall away.

Ganesh Himal Trek is a camping journey. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.

There are many additional options to choose from for more exploration in this spectacular area. If you have the time and the interest, then we can combine this trek with a journey to the Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley or into the Manaslu Conservation Area and more, too. 

Please Note: Our Ganesh Himal Trekking has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Trip preparation day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Drive to Satdobato (1,500 mt.) by 4WD jeep. Driving 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 4Satdobato to Bhalche (1,950 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 5Bhalche to Gonga (2,900 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 6Gonga to Rupchet (4,040 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 7Rupchet to Sertung kharka (2,500m) via Shing-La Pass (4,200 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 8Sertung Kharka to Sertung Village (1,920m). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 9Sertung Village to Jharlang Phedi (1,450 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10Jharlang Phedi to Kimtang Phedi (1,000 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11Kimtang Phedi to Khahare (700 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12Khahare to Kathmandu by 4WD Jeep. Driving 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 13Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 14Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Four nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary .
  • Tented camp lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport,insurance, and essential gear).
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this Ganesh Himal Trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that ismore suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Ganesh Himal Trekking is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Ganesh Himal Trekking is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy the good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Ganesh Himal Trekking. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.