Ganesh Himal Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu:
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guest for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Trisuli Bazaar:
After exploring the ancient Kathmandu city the other day, we will get prepared for our trekking journey to Ganesh Himal today. We will begin our journey with 4 to 5 hours drive to Trishuli Bazaar. Situated on the bank of Trishuli River, this is a starting point for our trek to the much awaited Ganesh Himal. One can reach to the Trishuli Bazaar for camping. Today, we shall also get prepared for the trekking beginning in the subsequent days. Overnight in Trishuli Bazaar.
Day 4: Trek fromTrisuli Bazaar to Deurali:
Each succeeding day from today involves an encounter with the lush green hills and villages with diverse culture and traditions. We trek along the less traveled trail up from the Trishuli Bazaar and initially pass through settlements including Pokhari Bhanjyang, Khursane, Gogane, and others before we reach the greenery of Deurali. In between, we explore the forests and grass, cultivation areas and bushes as the prominent vegetational feature of the landscape. The small villages along the trail are occupied by a mixed up culture that exists in perfect harmony with each other. Along the route, one can view Trisuli valley, an Interesting place. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 5: Trek from Deurali to Kimdang Phedi:
With wonderful mountain views along this section of the trek, we also have the opportunity to view other attractive scenes. We pass through small rivers and rivulets, typical small temples of the hilly region of Nepal and hills and ridges as we explore the off the beaten trail in the lower altitude regions of Ganesh Himal. At the settlement of Kimdang Pedi, we join the main trekking trail of the region only to proceed further into the major/minor trail that departs from the generally followed route. Overnight in Kimdang Phedi.
Day 6: Trek from Kimdang Phedi to Kuri:
From this section of trekking, we shall start gaining some considerable height in this Ganesh Himal Trek which shall make the trekking bit strenuous. The trek shall be slower yet steady which allows us to adapt to the changing altitude more effectively. This is a good way to acclimatize for those who want Trek to high altitude. After some hours of trekking, we depart from the main trekking route and explore the remote settlements, encounter some ups and downs and navigate through dense forests that have a variety of flora and fauna. After some strenuous trekking, we reach to the destination for today, Kuri. Overnight in Kuri.
Day 7: Trek from Kuri to Borang:
In this section of the trek, we shall proceed along the main trekking trail of this region. In the peak season, trekkers may experience lesser solitude during the trek. The destination for today is a major settlement in this region mostly inhabited by the people of the Tamang community. Relatively unique to the other villages in terms of construction, Borang is nearby to the section of Great Himalayan Trek in this region. In between the trail, we move parallel to the Netrawati river bit far away and navigate through the settlements of Singgang, Kalamrahg, Chhapchet among the many others. Overnight in Borang.
Day 8: Trek Borang to Chalise:
As we proceed further from the settlement of Borang, we join the section of the Great Himalayan Trail as well as the secondary trekking route. With a slow and steady trekking speed, we depart from the secondary trekking trail and follow a minor trail as we proceed to the destination for today, the village of Chalise or Chalisegaon. Majorly occupied by Gurung people, this area provides a mind-blowing view of the majestic Ganesh Himal. Unique houses that combine wood and stones for construction provides reflection into the different lifestyle of the locals. Interaction with the locals shall provide insight into the hilly lifestyle. Overnight in Chalise.
Day 9: Trek Chalise to Bheda Kharka:
This is rather a scenic section of the trek as compared to the previous sections. The villages of Sharthung and Tibet are inhabited by the Tamang community. The views from the villages are really magnificent. To reach the destination of today, you have to cross the jungle, which is at its best in springtime where the forests are adorned with a full blossom of Rhododendrons. We have clear views of major peaks like Ganesh Himal I, II, III and IV, Manasalu, Boudha Himal, Gorkha Himal, including other minor mountain peaks along the trail of this section of the trek. Overnight in Bheda Kharka.
Day 10: Trek from Bheda Kharka to Panorama pass:
The itinerary for today has the challenging Panorama Pass. We depart from the previous overnight stay at Bheda Kharka and explore the ridges, forests, wildlife and scenic beauty that surround the trail. At Panorama Pass we have the view of long ranges of mountains including from the Goshaikund to Manasalu Himal. One can also catch sight of birds because there is a thick forest with different kind of trees. This adds to the biodiversity of the trail. Overnight at Panorama Pass.
Day 11: Rest and acclimatization Day:
This is the rest day scheduled in the trail. Today we shall explore the surrounding area that includes an excursion trip to Single-pass towards to Jogeswarkund Lake. We walk further deep into the Manaslu Conservation Area as we explore the beautiful lake that is located along the trail that leads to the Lake Base Camp if we are to proceed further along the trail. However, we explore the vicinity of the lake and descend to the previous overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek from Passing to Somdang Phedi:
We shall explore the trials in the higher altitudes before we trek down to the villages at the lower altitude. In this section of the trek, we will cross a pass known as Yuri Kharka from where we have a spectacular view of Langtang Himal. On the way to our destination we also navigate across the dense forest where you can enjoy the colorful Rhododendron flowers (in spring), and wild life, provided you are lucky enough today. We shall have an increasing opportunity of interaction with the locals as we move further down on the trail for lower altitude. Overnight in Somdang Phedi.
Day 13: Trek from Somdang Phedi to Gotlang:
We are heading slowly towards the settlements at lower altitudes. The destination for today is Gotlang, a place at a relatively lower altitude as compared to the destinations in previous days trekking. The other villages en route are equally beautiful and diverse culture, tradition and lifestyle can be experienced. The destination of Gotlang is a little hot place in comparison to other camping spots in the trekking expedition. Overnight in Gotlang.
Day 14: Trek from Gotlang to Syabru Bensi:
Today is the last day of our trekking in the remote trails of this expedition. We shall start the day with the visit to a small monastery and get insight on the Buddhist culture and march along the ‘pilgrimage trail’ as it is used mostly by the pilgrims. This leads us to the Mani walls, chortens and lively village. We further move on the trail and encounter a steep descent following which we reach the destination for today, Syabru Besi. After some strenuous walk for the day, ups and downs combined with the beautiful scenery we call it a day at Syabru Besi. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or Jeep:
Our adventurous yet entertaining trek comes to an end as we drive back to Kathmandu after the completion of the trek. We shall use either jeep or car as we shall enjoy the lush green hills, settlements along the highway, torrential river and beautiful waterfalls along the winding Kathmandu-Trishuli road. We shall either have some rest in the hotel or explore the streets of Kathmandu, especially the famous Thamel and surrounding areas. Other activities may be planned as per mutual convenience. You may do some souvenir shopping before you depart to your respective destination. Thank you for joining us for this adventurous trek and hope to see you again on other treks and activities.
Day 16: See You Again:
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Ganesh Himal Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.