Ganesh Himal Trek
|Activities:||Walking and Sightseeing|
|Accommodation:||Hotel, Lodge and camping|
|Best Season:||March-May Sept-Nov|
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Among the many trekking areas, Ganesh Himal is one of the attractive trekking areas. Due to the easy grade trekking route, everyone will be successes to do this trek. The most attraction of the trekking is- Different Community with majority of Tamang, Chhetri, Brahman, Tibetan, and Great Himalayan Landscape, etc. Trek. This trek is a grandeur scenic trek that leads you through the Tamang (one of the unique tradition’s people) Villages and dense forests with gorgeous Himalayan flora and fauna. The fascinating panoramic glimpse of mountains from Singla Bhanjyang and a scene of eye-catching terraced land is a very pleasant and exceptional one in the memory of your life. To study the lifestyle, culture/tradition is extremely interesting for the anthropologists.
Ganesh Himal Trekking is starting from the Betrawati five hours drive from Kathmandu and start walking which is ending from Dhunche and back to Kathmandu. It takes normally 21 days. You can catch the sight of many mountains such as Langtang Himal (6581 m), Langtang Ri (7246 m), Lakpha Dorje Kimsung (6745 m), Ganesh Himal I (7406 m), Ganesh II (7150 m), Ganesh III (7130 m), Yala Peak (5560 m), Ganjal Chuli (5844 m), Langshisa Ri (6310 m), Morimoto peak (6750 m), Pongen Dopku (5930 m), Tembthang (5702 m), Salbachum (6707 m), Kyungka Ri (6979 m), Langtang Ri (7205 m), and Chusmodo (6508 m). Trekkers will be far from madding crowd of the bustling ambiance of the city in this trek. From Syabru, this trek leads you at one of the popular trekking areas (Langtang) of Nepal. Langtang is a fine valley that is just sojourned just south of the Tibetan border like in between the main Himalayan range and slightly lower range of snow-clad peaks from the north to south. This highly confined region is resided by the people of Tibetan origin, who exercise Buddhism very wonderfully like the Sherpas in eastern Nepal. A visit to Langtang Valley awards you an opportunity to explore villages, monasteries, glaciers and Himalayan bovines. At the head of the valley, the view of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Goshainkunda, Mt. Lirung, Mt. Ganesh Himal and Chinese mountains are envisioned clearly.
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You also will visit the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, cities of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati (1950m.) about 5 hours (on the way to Betrawati we will serve pack lunch) and trek to Ale Danda (Tamang Village) and camp. From Betrawati trek begins crossing two suspension bridges through a steep track to Ale Danda that takes about two hours and camp in a Tamang village called Ale Danda. Before dinner, the interested trekkers could interact with Tamang people on their culture and lifestyle.
Ale Danda to Bhalche (1300m.): We will be walking through the Tamang Village viewing beautiful terrace hills, a peculiar house of Tamang people before reaching the lunch place on Sat Dobato. After leaving Salangkhu River we gently ascend to Sat Dobato takes about 3 hours. After lunch, we gently ascend about 3 and a half hours to reach Bhalche.
Bhalche to Gai Kharka (2123m): This day we walk through the jungle to reach Gai Kharka (Cow Shed) Gai Kharka is a place for sheltering for cows to graze in winter. It is in mid of the jungle. We take lunch where water would be available. This day we walk for about 6 hours. We could see Himalayan brightly colored birds, rhododendron, Danfey, fir, orchids, etc.
Gai Kharka to Rupche Kharka (3437m): We ascend all the jungle way about 6 hours to reach to Rupche Kharka campsite. We take our lunch in the jungle where the water would be available.
Rupche Kharka to Singla Bhanjyang (4600m.): We ascend through the Himalayan/alpine jungle to reach campsite Singla Bhanjyang. It takes about 5 hours to reach this Bhanjyang (pass) from where we can observe a beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu range and Mt. Langtang range and picturesque view of Tamang Village.
Singla Bhanjyang to Alubari (2130m). This is the only big descend of the trek. We descend via Burang takes about 5 and a half hours. Alubari (potato farm) is a small Tamang village. We take our lunch at Burang.
Alubari to Sherthung (1900m): We gently descend about 4 and half hours to Sherthung. Sherthung is a big Tamang village. A lunch break will be in a convenient place. This is a short day trek.
Sherthung to Ure Kharka (2900m.): Before lunch, we walk on the easy trail and ascend to Ure Kharka for about 6 and a half hours which is also the place for cattle to shelter in winter.
Ure Kharka to Ghotlang (2355m): Easy walk on a flat trail before lunch. We descend to Ghotlang camp. It is the longest day for walking of this trek.
Ghotlang to Shyabru Bensi (1462m): We descend to Shyabru Bensi for about 5 hours. Syabru Bensi is a local market. Tibetan origin people are inhabiting since the last generation in this village.
Shyabru Bensi to Chongong (Lama Hotel 2380m.): The trial follows Langtang Khola to Lama Hotel. We gently ascend to Lama Hotel. We also can observe peaks of the Langtang Mountains from this area.
Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m.): The path slowly ascends to Langtang which is a big Sherpa village. We could see a panoramic view of the Langtang range. There is a monastery middle of the village.
Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3749m): The trail gradually climbs to Kyanjin Gompa with a spectacular mountain view and takes about five hours. This is the last destination of this trek. If we have free time we could do a day hike around this area or small trip to Langtang glaciers and peaks. You can observe a small beautiful monastery on the top of the village with a few numbers of monks. A Yak Cheese factory that is very famous in the world is located here. We will do lunch and camp in Langtang.
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2380m): We follow the same trail back to Lama Hotel. We take lunch at Langtang.
Lama Hotel to Syabru Village (3901m): We change the trail from Lama Hotel to the left side of the valley to Syabru Village. We ascend most of the trail passing through a landslide zone. We take our lunch at Bamboo. Syabru is a big village of the Sherpa community. We could see the panoramic view of the mountains. We could see a picturesque view of the Langtang valley. It takes about 6-7 hours to walk.
Syabru Village to Dhunche (1866m): We descend through the jungle to Dhunche takes about 5 hours. This jungle is one of the national parks of Nepal. We stop for lunch at Chautara (rest place) after completing descend of this path. After that, we walk from Chautara on a rough road to Dhunche which is also a headquarter of Rashuwa District. We conclude our trek here.
Dhunche to Kathmandu (1330m): Morning drive to Kathmandu takes about 8 hours. Lunch would be taken on the way to Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu
Final departure or joint another trip.
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