Ganesh Himal is a remote area in central Nepal. Very few trekkers have visited this area. This trek is named after one of the popular peaks that lies northwest of Kathmandu. Trekking in the Ganesh Himal area allows the trekkers to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closest quarters and intermingle with locals, hence giving the trekkers a sense of satisfaction. Besides it also offers excellent habitat for a wide variety of rich flora and fauna at the foothills of the Ganesh Himal. Trekkers will be impressed with the display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of ferns, the whole area is sets ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine. The dense forest teemed with Spanish oak, blue pine and in springtime blossoming of the rhododendron set the whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of colours. Hot springs, Gorges and glaciers and magnificent sceneries are the highlights of this trek. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only for camping accommodation with the support of our camping crew. We start our trek from Betrawati, after driving almost 5 hrs from Kathmandu.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Pashupatinath- This temple is located at Gausala Devpatan. Pashupati is one of the revered and holiest pilgrimages for world’s Hindus.In the holy Bagmati River Ghat Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the unique way of Hindu tradition in the world as well as you will observe typical Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu .
After early breakfast we drive by bus or private transport to Trishuli and have lunch near the Trisuli Electricity dam. After lunch we walk for about 3 hours to Salangkhu Khola and overnight in simple home stay.
An easy walk and then a short climb takes us to Kawale village for lunch. After lunch we proceed to the big Tamang village of Balche for our overnight simple home stay.
We take an easy walk from Balche village through a forest and overnight at simple guest house in Gonga. We can have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda on a good weather.
We walk through picturesque villages, rhododendron forest to the Singla Pass (4600). The Singla pass offers spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Him Peak, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south and Annapurna II. Overnight in simple home stay.
The trail descends through beautiful pine forests, villages and finally arrives at Sertung village. It is the most beautiful and typical as well as much cultural Gurung village. We explore the natural hot spring between Serthung village and Hindung village. Overnight at Serthung village.
Today we follow a flat trail and gradually descend passing through Borang village. Then we cross the Ankhu Khola and reach Laba, a big Tamang village. Overnight in simple home stay.
We climb gently over a hill and then descend through forests and home stay in Mongey Thanthi.
A gradual walk down and home stay at Dumchet village.
We take a gradual walk today to Basari and home stay near the Budhi Gandaki river. We walk along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river and stop at Arughat Bazaar for overnight at lodge.
We gradually climb the Khanchowk Bhanjyang crossing the Moti Khola and home stay for the night.
We cross a ridge today and walk gradually up hill to Gorkha and then staying at guest house in Gorkha Bazaar.
We make excursion to Gorkha palace, the Palace of King Prithivi Narayan shah who united Nepal in 1881 AD and visit the Gorkha Bazaar. Overnight staying at guest house in Gorkha Bazaar.
Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into the hotel once you arrive at Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.
You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.
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