The Ganesh Himal range is located very near the border of Tibet, it is home to some very beautiful high valleys that provide some splendid trekking in an area that remains remote and pristine and where tourism has not yet taken hold. Ganesh Himal region has only recently been developed as a trekking region and then only for camping groups. The people of the region are very friendly and well accepting to see new faces that they now realize bring a benefit to the local economy. Ganesh Himal trek is fairly difficult but a very rewarding one, and if you are looking for a trek that is different and challenging, in a region where the pace of life has changed little over the years. Ganesh Himal trek is well worth considering.
The trail starts at Trishuli Bazzar, very soon after commencing the trek you are climbing steeply through dense forest to a ridge where your destination, the hidden valleys can be clearly seen. Ganesh Himal trek takes you through some wonderful alpine scenery with some tremendous mountain views. You encounter many pine forests and meadows as you pass though flat roofed settlements towards the final destination of Ghorka. A camp overnight is made here before the drive back to Kathmandu the following day.
Arrival in Kathmandu pick up and transfer to hotel briefing your trip overnight.
Full day sightseeing tour Kathmandu city and prepare trekking document overnight.
Kathmandu (approx. 1350m) drive to Pairo Bensi, 6 hrs (approx.800m)
It takes about 6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pairo Bensi and stay overnight there. Pairo Bensi is a small Village next to Trishuli river. Enjoy the first overnight in tent under the glooming stars and moreover near to river bank.
Pairo Bensi trek to Kispang- 5 hrs (approx 1900m)
Wake up under the sky and get ready for the first walking day of your trek. It’s up hill walk for about 3 hrs to the village called satdobato and then gradual up hill walk for another 2 hrs to our camping site call kispang. Enjoy your walk through the mixed villages on this day.
Kispang- Gonga- 6-7 hrs (approx. 2800m)
It’s about 3 hrs up hill walk and gradual up hill through rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal all the way to Gonga, which is our camp site. You could see langtang lirung and gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.
Gonga- Rupchet- 5 hrs (approx. 3635m)
Another up hill walk for about 5 hrs through rhododendron forest takes you to Rupchet. Overnight stay in alpine area looking at the langtang mountain range from the door of your tent.
Rest day in rupchet for acclimatize- explore around rupchet
Rupchet-Highlander pass (approx 4100m) - Larkap- (approx. 3700m) 3-4 hrs
Get your camera ready for the spectacular mountain view from highlander pass which offers some over eight thousand meters mountains. From rupchet we trek steep up hill walk for 2 hrs to Highlander pass from where you could have great Mountain View of Ganesh himal, manaslu, Annapurna range, fishtail, langtang range, gosainkunda range, Tibetan range and more. After the pass it is down hill walk for one hour to larkap and camp looking at over eight thousand meter mountain Manaslu.
Larkap- Pangsang la – (approx. 3800m) – Somdan 3200m- 7 hrs
It’s up hill and ridge walk to pangsang la and from here plan walk through rhododendron forest and enjoy full day of great Mountain View while you are walking from larkap to Somdang.
Somdang trek to Gatlang 5 hrs, (approx.2500m)
First its flat walk and then after up hill walk though khupi bangyang pass (3600m) and then down hill walk to Gatlang. In Gatlang there is a small holy lake and stay overnight there.
Gatlang- Sano Haku- 6 hrs, (approx.2300m )
Its about 1 hrs up hill through forest and gradual down hill walk through villages to Sanu Haku. Mountain view could be seen as well.
Sano Haku- Mailung- 6 hrs, (approx.1200m)
Down hill walk through forest and fields takes us to Mailung, a small tamang village at the river bank. Be in touch with local Tamang people with their typical lifestyle and customs.
Mailug- Pairobensi- 4 hrs, (approx. 800m)
Gradual walk for about 4 hrs following the trishuli river takes us to Peirobensi which is out last camp in the mixed village of pairobensi. Forget all your hard work and sleep with the gurgling sounds of the great trishuli river.
Pairobensi- Kathmandu- 5 hrs (approx. 1350m) Scenic drive for 5 hrs and back in town of Kathmandu.
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