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Ganesh Himal Trek
"The Ganesh Himal Trek is surprisingly not frequented by many tourists. The Ganesh Himal region,is situated in central Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu and is home to many interesting ethnic groups and offers you a glimpse into real Nepali life. This region gives you an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closest quarter. "
You do not have much time but still want your dream of adventure to come true? Then the Ganesh Himal-Singla Top Trek could be for you, with a trek passing through a number of unspoiled villages, unbelievable culture, unspoiled nature and magnificent mountain view. Ganesh Himal Singla Top trek, which is also called nature trek, lies on the central region of Nepal and Northern side of Kathmandu, offering spectacular views, untouched splendor nature and a chance for you to experience ethnic culture.
After a bus ride out of the valley and cross over the hills, you will be greeted with the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. After 6-7 hour ride we reach our trek starting point at Betrawati Bazzar (town), where we spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby the river. On the first night, our guide will be giving a short lesson on trekking, explains about altitude sickness and highlight spots during this trek. During Ganesh himal camping trek, we will observe different ways of inhabitation and come in contact with different people following various caste, creed and culture while passing through dense forest. Another highlight of this trek is the Singla Top (4700 m.), which offers excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal (7406m.), Langtang (7300m.), Manaslu (8163m.),Annapurna, Fishtail, and more. We spend our last night at gorkha durbar before taking a scenic bus ride back to Kathmandu.
Nepal Visitors is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.
- Trip Duration: 21 days
- Max Altitude: 4,750m
- Group Size: 2 to 12
- Tour Grade: Moderate but Tented Camp
- Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
- Tour Type: Drive Out / Drive in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
- Highlight: Nepalese Culture, Tamang Village, close up view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Himalaya Massif, Singla Bhanjyang, Pangsang Bhanjyang, interaction with local peoples, Gorkha Historical Places
Ganesh Himal Trekking Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 1350m.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Betrawati 800m by bus and trek to Chapdanda 1220m (7/8 hours)
Day 4: Trekking Chapdanda to Bhalche 2020m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trekking Bhalche to Gonga 2800m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trekking Gonga to Rupchet 3720m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Rupchet Kharka. 3720m (5/6 hours). Overnight at camp.
Day 8: Trekking Rupchet to Phedi 3545m via Singla Bhanjyang 4750m (7/8 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trekking Phedi to Pansang Bhanjyang 4000m (6/7 hours). Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Trekking Pansang Bhanjyang to Tipling 2500m (5/6 hours). Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Trekking Tipling to Sertung 2050m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trekking Sertung to Sapchet 1500m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trekking Sapchet to Darkha 1250m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trekking Darkha to Lapang 1000m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trekking Lapang to Khahare 900m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trekking Khahare to Arughat 700m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trekking Arughat to Khanchok 1448m (5/6 hours).. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trekking Khanchok to Gorkha Durbar 1143m (5/6 hours). Overnight at camp.
Day 19: Drive Gorkha to Kathmandu by bus (6/7 hours)
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu and evening Farewell dinner with Nepal Visitors Team
Day 21: Departure to International Airport
NOTE: On Ganesh Himal Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Trip Cost Includes:
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Kathmandu to Betrawati by private Land Cruiser
- Gorkha to Kathmandu to private vehicle
- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
- Natinal Park Fees and necessary permits
- All Camping Equipments(Tents) and Kitchen equeipments
- Tourist service charge, Vat.
- Office Service charge.
- Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
- Nepal Visitors Trekking T-shirt
- Farewell dinner
Cost Does Not Include:
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance.
- Helicopter Rescue if the clients sick while on the trekking
- Nepal Tourist Visa fees
- Items and expenses of personal nature
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
- Personal Trekking Equipments
- Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
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