Ganesh Himal Trek is an exciting journey to relish some less explored areas in Nepal that lies just 70 kilometers northwest to the capital city of Kathmandu. It is a beautiful journey to explore the lush hills, dense forests, charming villages and off the beaten trail in the central east region of Nepal.
Imagine yourself walking in the diverse topography acknowledging the culture, custom, and lifestyle of the local people inhabited in that area. The route to Ganesh Himal Trek lies west to the Langtang National Park and is inhabited by people of Tamang origin. Therefore, Ganesh Himal Trek can be an opportunity to explore Tamang villages and get some insights on people, their culture, custom, and unique lifestyle.
The trail of Ganesh Himal Trek takes you to a heavenly place that lies in between the lush hills and forests in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Ganesh Himal Trek takes you along an off the beaten route to applaud the beauty that lies in the peak of Ganesh Himal. The name – Ganesh comes from the name of a Hindu deity – Lord Ganesh who is regarded as a god of fortune. As per Hindu mythology, the head of Lord Ganesha was replaced with the head of an elephant when his father – cut off his head in anger unaware of the fact that Lord deer is his son. The peak of Ganesh Himal resembles Ganesha as that of a wild elephant therefore regarded as Ganesh Himal.
Ganesh Himal Trek starts with a drive from capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu to Betrawati. As you proceed with the trek, you pass vibrant villages, azure lakes, waterfalls, and forests in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas. As the trail is less unexplored, the region maintains its natural glory intact. You will pass the diverse vegetation area that traverses from farmland, dense forests to the alpine region.
With the diversity in vegetation, you will notice the diversity in floras and faunas as you make your way to the Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Himal region preserves many species of plants, birds, and animals; if lucky you may encounter animals like Himalayan Thar, musk and many unique species of birds. As you cross the Sing La pass, you will be blessed with some rewarding views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Hiunchuli, Buddha Himal and many more. So, get ready to immerse in this intense beauty of mountains, hills, forests, rivers, and waterfalls! Nepal Intrepid Treks is here to make your journey full of wonders and adventures.
- Day 01: Arrived to Kathmandu
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Day 03: Drive to Betrawoti
- Day 04: Trek to Kispang
- Day 05: Trek to Thulo Chaur
- Day 06: Trek to Gonga
- Day 07: Trek to Rupchet
- Day 08: Trek to Kharka
- Day 09: Trek to Borang
- Day 10: Trek to Jharlang
- Day 11: Trek to Kintang Phedi
- Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
- Day 13: Farewell
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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Ganesh Himal Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.
Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.
We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.
We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.
Early in the morning, we take a local bus that will take us to Betrawati. We start with a drive along a scenic route to Trishuli bazaar. For around five hours, we pass small villages enjoying the views of farmlands, terraced fields and slopes that ae set against the backdrop of Ganesh Himal. As we arrive Betrawati, we explore around and set camp at that place for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Today, we start our trekking journey easy and slow. We walk through the crop fields and farmlands for around five hours and pass various local settlement areas until we reach a village of Kipsang. Kipsang is a small village of Tamang people who rely on farming for their living. Agriculture is their major occupation. We set up our tents in Kispang where we stay for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
We initiate our treks with a gentle ascend up and pass through more local villages. Exploring the villages on the way is an opportunity to get adhered withTamang people, their culture, customs’, practices and lifestyle.As we move head, we will encounter some local schools and monasteries on our way. If you are in love with waterfall, then you will get a view of stunning waterfall today. After around five hours walk, we stop at Thulo Chaur where we set our camps for the day. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Leaving Thulo Chaur, we ascend up steadily as we traverse into a deep forest of rhododendron and pine. This journey is an opportunity to encounter the wildlife that have made this forest their home. You can see deer, langur monkey and wild boars in abundance. We walk for around four hours today until we reach Gonga. As we reach Gonga, we will be blessed with the wonderful views of Ganesh Himal range. You can take some wonderful photographs of the range as your guide will set up the tents for overnight stay at Gonga. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
We continue traversing through the thick forest. As we move ahead, we gain altitude and as we gain the altitude, the views of Ganesh Himal range gets clearer and closer. We walk for around four hours today enjoying the splendour of Ganesh Himal range and the Tibetan mountain range on our sight. We set up our tents at Rupchet for the night stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Today is a tiring day as we trek up to the heights of 4100 metres to Shing La Pass. Though tiring, we will be rewarded with the spectacular views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Manaslu range and many other Tibetan ranges. After admiring the splendid views of mountains, we descend down all the way to Kharka. Our total walking hours for the day is seven hours. We set up our tents at Kharka for our night stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Leaving Kharka, our trail descends all the way down through terraced farmlands and the quaint ethnic group settlement villages until we reach Borang. Borang is yet another vibrant village of Tamang people. The warm welcome of the local people will make you feel so welcomed and homely. Their special treatment is something you’ll miss after your journey. As you enjoy the vistas of Himalayan ranges, we set up the tents at Borang for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Our trail undulates many ups and downs as we hike through the pleasing farmlands and terraced crop fields. Taking our steps slow through an easy trail, we continue walking until we reach another beautiful Tamang village popular asJharlang. As we reach Jharlang, we set up tents here and explore the village for rest of the day. We spend our night at the camps set up earlier. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
We continue descending through the local villages inhabited by the people of different ethnic groups. Walking along the picturesque countryside, we enjoy our journey with the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas that is always on our sight. After walking for around seven hours, we reach our destination for the day i.e. Kintang Phedi. Upon arrival, we set up our tents here for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we head towards the capital city – Kathmandu. After a drive of around six hours along the countryside landscape of Nepal, we reach Kathmandu. Spend your night at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included).
After eleven wonderful days of trekking, it’s finally time to bid you a goodbye. You will be escorted to the airport for your journey ahead! But we hope to serve you and your friends once again. We look forward to your suggestions if any! (Breakfast included)
- Pick up and drop option from and to the airport
- Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3-star category hotel which is inclusive of breakfast
- All ground transportation cost
- Three-time meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with a cup of tea during the trek
- Accommodation in best available guesthouses during the trek
- First aid kit with basic medicines
- Necessary documentation and Permit costs to enter into Annapurna Sanctuary and trek
- Professional guide and porter (1 porter will be available to two persons)
- Expenses related to our staffs (guide and porter)
- Nepal Intrepid Treks T-shirt, Douffle Bag, Trekking Map
- Trip achievement certificate
- Government taxes and office service charge during travel
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International air fee
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.
- We provide such service with extra charge.
(Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
- Trekking Equipment:
(Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
- Tips for driver, guide, and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
2. Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico
Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal
I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.
Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).
I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.