Moderate level of trekking trips includes about 14 days duration covering elevation above 3000m to 4500m from sea level. Normally these types of trips may have need of well physical fitness because of 6-7 hours of hiking capabilities. These type of trek route goes uphill and downhill, walking close to beautiful natural sceneries and walking through the mind blowing mountainous forests.
Ganesh Himal Trek is a trek comprises of pristine valleys, quieter trails, and traditional villages. Even though it offers some of the nicest views and close to the capital Kathmandu, it is a less-trekked destination in Nepal. The trek explores near a mountain that is named after a popular elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh. The trek also provides good views of other peaks including the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang range of mountains.
A ten-day trek begins from one of the most famous villages in Nepal and the village of brave Gorkha soldiers. We stay in traditional villages of Gurung, Tamang, and Ghale ethnic groups. The unspoiled nature of the destination and lack of touristic lodges during the route makes the trek full camping. Ever-changing landscapes, superb views of mountains, dense forest, pristine nature, and very little tourist make the trek a fantastic one to experience. It is an easy trek but crosses 4,000 meters at a mountain pass.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and welcomed by a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel where the guide would brief the trekking program. You may have some time, depending upon your time of arrival, to explore areas near to the hotel.
Options for sightseeing to World Heritage Sites and the capital city or rest in Kathmandu.
Set off after an early breakfast for a scenic drive westwards. During the drive through numerous villages and rice fields and we often see mountains on the way. Arrive Barpak. From the village, a good view of Buddha Himal mountain is seen.
Barpak is a big and most famous Gurung village in Gorkha. With over 1,000 houses in a small area, it is a farming village. It is the home of world-renowned Gorkha soldiers. Stay in Barpak.
We ascent steep to Mongche Danda through the mixed forest. An easy ascent afterwards to Pusu Danda. We see a wide range of mountains and many others from Pusu Danda. Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, and Ganesh Himal Range from the point. We descend from Puse Danda to Gupsi Village and continue walking on the ridge to Sumpe Kharka. Stay in Sumpe. It is a good viewpoint to see many mountains.
Trek to Dharche Danda. It is a nice viewpoint of mountain sightseeing. Descent trek through the thick forest to Lapu Village. It is a big Gurung village and a good place to see the mountains. Overnight in Lapu. Visit a village school and a health post.
Descent to Labu Besi for a couple of hours through the forest. Cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki. After lunch, gentle ascent through the forest to Kasi Gaon.
From Kasi Gaon, we can see Buddha Himal and Shiringi Himal and the valley of Budi Gandaki Valley.
An easy trek to Yarsha. Descent to the stream Ghatte Khola. After lunch, gentle ascent trek through the bamboo forest trek to Nauban Kharka. It is also a nice viewpoint to see the mountain range. Stay in Nauban Kharka.
A gentle ascent to Nauban Pass to start the day. Easy trek through the mixed forest to Magne Goth Pass. Gentle descent through the forest for a couple of hours to Lapa Village. It is a village of Gurung, Tamang, and Ghale ethnic groups.
Gentle descent through the rice fields and cross the streams a couple of times. Gentle ascent for an hour to village of Borang.
Continue to easy walk to Sertung, a typical Tamang village. Stay in Sertung.
We descend gently to begin and cross the bridge. Then ascend gently to reach the last village of the region- Tipling. It is a big Tamang village. Further trek through the forest to the top of the village to stay overnight at a jungle campsite at Tipling Top.
We ascent trek through the forst to Pansang Phedi.
Stay in Pansan Phedi.
Gentle and continuous ascent to Pansang Pass. It is another fantastic place to see Ganesh Himal and the mountains in Tibet. After crossing the pass of Pansang over 4,000 meter, we descent for a few hours to Somdang. Stay in Somdang.
Easy trek on the road for about two hours to Khurpu Danda Pass. Easy descent to Parvati Kunda. Overnight at Parvati Kunda.
A dinner is planned to celebrate the trekking success with your team and to thank all members of the trekking team. You may offer to leave the trekking gears you don’t need to your trekking team. It may be a generous gesture to those who cannot afford such gears.
Drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.