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Ganesh Himal Trek - 19 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Ganesh Himal Trek
Accomodation Selected hotel in Kathmandu,home stay and lodge/Tent during the trek
Duration 19 days
Region Ganesh Himal Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Goup size 2-15
MAX. ALTITUDE 4,050m Sing la Pass
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTG2
NATURE OF TREK Tea House trekking/Home Stay/Tent
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Moderate
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Local Bus & private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

For those who want to explore the depth of isolated trekking route with thrilling vibes, Ganesh Himal Trek is undoubtedly the one! Walking through enigmatic villages and dense forests, we experience the natural beauty of the region. With a blanket of mountains surrounding astounding villages and dazzling lakes, we immerse in the tranquillity of the trail. Unlike the classic Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the trail is less crowded, and we can enjoy the beauty to ourselves. A remote trail unharmed by modernization, rich in ancient cultures, traditions, and lifestyle, Ganesh Himal Trek route is challenging yet highly recommended trek for adventure lovers. Ganesh Himal, named after the legendary elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh, is the most alluring mountain nearest to Kathmandu. The sacred trail to Ganesh Himal packed with wonders, also has a fascinating landscape that will amaze us with every turn we take.

Highlights

  • Newly trekking destination close to the capital city of Kathmandu
  • Region of valuable zinc, crystal, ruby, tin etc
  • The sacred Parvati lake (Kunda), twin sacred White and Black Lakes
  • Natural hot spring en route to Neber
  • Shimmering close up view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Manaslu Himal
  • Respectful hospitality of ethnic communities
  • Diverse terrain farmland, green meadow and rocky hills
  • Homes to the domestic animals like sheep, yak, goat and ox
  • A dense forest of Rhododendron, pine, oak and bamboo
  • Several rivers along with suspension bridges, Georges, waterfalls and stone- driven mills

Overview

One of the least explored areas and untouched trekking routes of the Himalayas is the Ganesh Himal Trek. Lying between Langtang and Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Trekking has a lot of hidden wonders and marvels. Ganesh Himal, named after a Hindu god, offers untouched natural beauties and a wide range of exotic floras and faunas. Home to the astounding Ganesh Himal range, Mount Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna and the Tibet range, this trek is a package of splendid mountains views along with an amazing landscape. Embraced by the beautiful waterfalls, stupas, cliffs, extraordinary rock formations, we enjoy the tranquillity of the isolated villages as we walk the trail. Home to diverse species of herbal plants and minerals like ruby, crystal and zinc, the trail is even more beautiful as we get a glimpse of fascinating floras and faunas.


Our trek begins from a bus or a jeep ride till Syabrubesi(1,503m) from Kathmandu. The adventurous with narrow and rocky paths until Syabrubesi will give us goosebumps. We move ahead to Langtang National Park where we get our permits checked and registered. We further move towardsGatlang(2,337m) via Chawatar. We traverse through the grace of the Tamang culture and tradition as we pass through the lush green forests and thrilling suspension bridges. We ascend from Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, where we will savour the beauty of the Holy Lake. Amidst these two points, we will also get a glimpse of Yuri Kharka as we pass through marvellous rhododendron forest. We will explore the zinc, copper, crystal and ruby mines in Somdang(3,271m). With full excitement, we will traverse through the phenomenal Pangsang Pass(3,842m) to reach Tipling(2,087m). As we move ahead to Hindung(Gomba Danda) via lush green meadows, we walk past the Shertung and Chalish Village(1,875m). We seize a higher elevation as we move ahead to Thulo Dhunga(3,337m). Furthermore, we will reach Nojet Kharka(3,691m), the base camp of Ganesh Himal. The next day, we stroll around the Base Camp and hike ahead to get an outstanding view of the Ganesh Himal range along with other astounding peaks. 


We return to Hindung(2,403m), where we relax in the natural hot spring. We further descend to Khading Gaon (2,025m) through Racyat/Kapor Gaon. Through a pleasant trail from Khading Gaon, we halt at Magne Goth(2,950m). Descending from Lapu Danda (1,250m), we head towards Ganga Jamuna(950m) witnessing the excellent view of Mount Manaslu and various other dazzling mountains. Traversing through Brahmin villages, paddy fields and a lot of flat fields, we reach Tripura Sundari(850m). We conclude our trek today with a bus ride back to Kathmandu from Tripura Sundari.


Ganesh Himal Trek is one the unexplored trekking trail in Nepal. Taking this trip means that we will be exploring some very remote areas in Nepal, giving us an adventure for a lifetime. Discovery World Trekking organizes a fully supportive homestay trekking to assist the local economy and provide the opportunity to experience the great hospitality of local people residing in the Ganesh Himal region. Ganesh Himal Trek is made for the daring trekkers who would like to experience the beauty of isolated villages of Nepal accompanied by alluring mountains. The package is full of experiences of a diversified landscape, geography and different climate zones of the unexplored charm of Ganesh Himal. We also offer various other exciting trek packages including from adventuresome to slackening ones all over Nepal. 10 Days Ganesh Himal Trek, 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake, 16 Days Nar Phu Valley Trekking, 7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake, Upper Mustang Trek, and many more.

It is a notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Ganesh Himal Trek with us that our journey will begin with 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which is included in the package, however, with an additional cost you can book a private jeep. Make sure to attend our official briefing a day before the trek. The primary motive for the meeting is to give you proper guidance and vital information about the trek. Secondarily, we recheck all the equipment for your comfortable journey. We ensure that you have all the supplies needed for the trek. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary supplies and challenges you may face during the trek. It will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be outfitted and energised about the trek.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m /4,945ft) 8-9 hours drive

We take an early bus or a jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We drive up to the gateway of Langtang Valley, where we get our permits checked and registered. With scenic drive following the Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche, the 7 to 8 hours of the journey is undoubtedly a fun ride. The road is a bit adventurous with narrow paths and rocky paths, but the alluring landscape will leave us in awe. We spend the night in Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi, being the mid-point to treks and border of China, has all the things you might need for your trek. We can do a little shopping and relish the marvellous ambience of the small village amidst the green hills.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 2
Syabrubesi to Chawatar (lunch) to Gatlang 1 hour drive, (2,337m/7,690ft) 5-6 hours hike

We move ahead from Syabrubesi to Gatlang, a small Tamang village. We follow a narrow and twisty trail to Bahun Dada Pass as we descend to reach Gatlang. We can also opt to reach Gatland through Chawatar. We stop at Chawatar for our lunch. The food is amazingly delicious here as most of the vegetables are freshly picked and organically grown. As we pass through the magnificent Tamang village, rich in its own culture and tradition, we enjoy our first hike of the trek.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, Yuri Kharka (lunch) to Somdang (3,271m/10,760ft) 6-7 hours

Our stop for today is Somdang. We hike from Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, a natural alpine fresh lake. Named after the famous Hindu Goddess Parvati, also the wife of Lord Shiva, this lake is considered sacred by the local people. With its religious significance, we can also witness the natural beauty of the lake that is such pure and majestic. We follow the trail through lush pine and rhododendron forest to Yuri Kharka. After a delicious meal here, we continue with our hike towards Somdang River via Khurphu Bhanjyang. A few hours walk ahead of hearing, we can see a shutdown mine. Despite being out of function for years, we can take a look around and explore the astonishing beauty of the place. The deep tunnel that was used to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even rubies, has so much to explore even after being closed for years.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Somdang to Pangsang Pass (La) (3,842m/12,640ft) 3 ½ hours

With a relaxed morning, we begin our hike from Somdang to Pangsang Pass. Accompanied by dazzling mountains and picturesque landscape, we head to the southwest of Somdang Village to reach Pangsang Kharka. We witness the panoramic and astounding view of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Range. Many trekkers camp here as the large plain grass field here is wonderfully relaxing and pleasant. As we explore the village, we discover a wide range of medicinal herbs. As one of the untouched trekking routes of Nepal, there are relatively fewer lodges around here. The locals are initiating to build accommodation near the Pangsang Pass. It is recommended to take a tent and foods for snacks this day.

  • Overnight at Camp
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Pangsang Pass to Tipling (lunch) – Shertung /Chalish (1,875m/6,188ft) 5-6 hours

We start the day early and enjoy the sun rays kissing the blanket of mountains surrounding us. After a delicious breakfast amidst the chilly breeze of the mountains, we begin our hike. We descend to Laptung village passing through dense forests. The amazing fir trees and rhododendron adds up to the beauty of the route. We halt for Lunch at Tipling and then follow the trail towards Shertung and Chalish. Shertung, known as a place of gold, has a beautiful history. Getting to know it by exploring the village and interacting with the locals will make the story worth it. Chalish, on the other hand, is a nearby village with its own fascinating story. These are the only two villages in this region which are still not developed yet. However, the locals and the tourism committee of the place ensures to provide its visitors with basic meal and a place to rest.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 6
Chalish to Hindung (Gomba Danda) (2,402m/7,900ft) 4 -5 hours

Unlike the classic Everest or Annapurna trek, this trek route has fewer trekkers coming in for treks. With a calm atmosphere and a very few passersby, we walk immersing fully in nature. Moving ahead from Chalish to Hindung, also known as Gomba danda, we witness the untouched beauty of the trail. The raw and unblemished beauty of the trail will make us fall in love with the place. Hindung, a small Tamang village with a countable inhabitant, is renowned for its crystal and rubies. If we visit on the right season, we will also be able to spot Yarsagumba, a famous medicinal herb, in the surrounding highlands.

  • Overnight at Local lodge/Camp
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 7
Hindung Danda to Thulo Dhunga (3,337m/10,975ft) 4-5 hours

We lead to a peculiar climb on this day. We ascend a higher elevation to reach Thulo Dhunga. With numerous hidden wonders, the trail encompasses many wild floras and faunas. As we walk through the path, we may spot exotic animals like wild musk deer, wild boars, jharal, langur and leopard. We also witness magnificent waterfalls on the way to Thulo Dunga. We halt hither for the night and relax in the serene aura of the isolated village.

  • Overnight at Camp meals
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 8
Thulo Dhunga to Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) (3,691m/12,140ft) 6 hours

Today will be an exciting day as we hike to Nojet Kharka, the base camp of Ganesh Himal. The trail will, without doubt, amaze us with every turn we take. The view of the snowy mountains, the serene aura of the place and a little bit of adventurous trail, we will surely have a fun time walking this route. We reach Nojet Kharka, where we will set-up our camp for the night. The lush green field is immensely enchanting, which will accommodate us in relaxing physically and mentally.

  • Overnight at Camp meals
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 9
Exploration Day/viewpoint

Today we stroll around the Base Camp and hike ahead to get an outstanding view of the Ganesh Himal range. We hike further to a ridge in the northeast towards Dobra Danda. We witness an astounding view of the snow-capped mountain. The range of Ganesh Himal so close and so beautiful will leave us speechless. The sight is unconditionally spellbinding. From the top, we can see two small lakes dazzling in front of the blanket of the mountains. The lakes namely Kalo Kunda(Black Lake) and Seto Kunda(White Lake) are an enigmatic factor of this place, that will awe-struck us. The lake is considered sacred by the people is also believed to have spiritual powers. Visiting the place, we witness the positive aura of the lakes ourselves.

  • Overnight at Camp meals
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 10
Return from Base Camp to Hindung (Gomba Danda) (2,402m/7,900ft) 7-8 hours

We hike back from Base Camp to Hindung the same route we ascended. Walking back the same route with a reversed perspective, the journey back will be equally enjoyable. We walk the serene trail accompanied by stunning mountain views and a distinct landscape. As we walk amid the dense forest, we will reach Hindung, where we will halt for the night.

  • Overnight at Local lodge meals
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 11
Hindung to hot springs to Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon (1,500m/4,950ft) 5-6 hours

Today will be a relaxing day of our trek as we spend a good hour in the hot spring en route to Racyat and Kapur Gaon. We move south from Hindung to reach a built-up riverside hot spring. With a bathing pool and three taps, we will immerse in the warm water and soothe ourselves physically and mentally. As we trek ahead, we follow stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. We traverse through Tir, and we finally reach Racyat and Kapur village.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 12
Racyat/Kapur Gaon to Lapa (lunch) to Khading Gaon (2,025m/6,660ft) 4-5 hours

We begin our trek early in the morning after a pleasant breakfast. En route to Khading village, we traverse through Lapchyat village. A small Gurung village with a handful number of people, Lapchyat offers much more. Despite being a petite place, the warm hospitality of the local people and the astounding scenery makes the trek a great one. Moving ahead, we cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and walk uphill from there. We reach Lapa gaon, the largest Gurung village in the region. We further move to Khading village, where halt for the night as we interact with the locals and get to know about the mysterious trail in depth.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 13
Khading Gaon to Magne Goth (2,950m/9,735ft) 4 hours

With a lot of enthusiasm, we start our trek through a pleasant trail from Khading Gaon. We traverse through blue pine forest and terraced fields following scattered rhododendron garden. The trail has steep uphills yet is surprisingly beautiful as we pass through enigmatic settlements and farmlands. We finally reach Magne Goth, where we stay for the night. Nearby Magne Goth, we witness a large boulder where ruby extraction takes place. We can stroll around the area and enjoy the depth and mysteries of the isolated village.

  • Overnight at Local lodge meals
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 14
Magne Goth – Lapu Danda (1,250m/4,125ft) 5-6 hours

Spending a night in Magne Goth, we prepare for our hike today. We reach the Gorkha district after a few hours of walk. The trail today is mostly downhill as of which the day finishes early. We should be careful not to stress our knees and ankle too much though. Passing through dense forest and witnessing the bewildering panorama of the mountains, we enjoy the trail to our fullest. We walk ahead to a small village of Dhonjet; leading to Katunje. We hike ahead to Manabu from where we re-enter Dhading district. Following the trail, we reach Laphu Danda, a small Brahmin village. The place is so beautiful with massive plain lands and a blanket of snow-clad mountains. We get a glimpse of Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli, Shringi peaks and the ultimate Ganesh Himal range.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 15
Lapu Danda – Ganga Jamuna (950m/3,135ft) 5-6 hours

We head towards Ganga Jamuna witnessing the excellent view of Mount Manaslu and various other dazzling mountains. Following the trail through the lush green fields, we head to Baseri. With greenery surrounding us, we will enjoy our hike as we ascent to Dandagaon. The atmosphere of this place is so beautiful that we will immerse in the tranquillity and satisfaction. After a few hours of walking, we reach the glorious twin waterfalls Ganga Jamuna where we stay overnight. With its religious significance, Ganga Jamuna also offers a great spot for camping. We will get a magnificent view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range from here.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 16
Ganga Jamuna - Tripura Sundari (850m/2,805ft) 5-6 hours

As we come to an end of our trek, the trail also gets easier. We hike ahead from Ganga Jamuna to reach Tripura Sundari. We traverse through Brahmin villages, paddy fields and a lot of flat fields. Along our journey, we enjoy enthralling grassy hills, gorgeous waterfalls, rhododendron and pine forests, and small isolated villages with enigmatic cultures and traditions. We get an outstanding glimpse of Mount Manaslu as we bid farewell to the place. We also witness the Akhu River, which is one of the most pleasant sights of our trail. Our final night will be here at Tripura Sundari.

  • Overnight at Local lodge
  • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 17
Tripura Sundari - to Kathmandu (1,310m/4,323ft) 6-7 hours drive

We conclude our trek today with a bus ride back to Kathmandu from Tripura Sundari. On our way back, we enjoy a final glimpse of the mountains. A journey filled with wonders, we bid farewell as we leave the amazing Ganesh Himal region. We will escort you back to your hotel after reaching Kathmandu. We can manage a tour around the city as per your request. You can visit several world heritage sites around the city. As beautiful as the mountains, the culture around the city is a must-see before you call it an end to your vacation.

What is Included?

  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Tripura Sundari to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Tea House/ Homestay accommodation/Camp including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (18 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successful trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as excludes

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for the trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage, which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries
  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards Ganesh Himal Trek

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be required to spend the first night in a hotel in Kathmandu. The overnight stay in Kathmandu is not included in the package as there are varieties of options available for you. You can choose between hotels, lodges and homestays (both economic or luxurious) online and book it yourself or we can do it on your request. We recommend you to pre-book the hotels, as it may be hard to navigate around the new city on the first day. We are pleased to recommend or manage hotels for you on your arrival. The next day we will be travelling to our destination via bus or a local jeep.

Don't Worry; We'll Pick You Up!

When you are new to any place, it is hard to track the location or even book a cab. To avoid such dilemmas, Discovery World Trekking provides you with free pickup and drop service for any trek package regardless of the flight you take. We will receive you at the airport with a pamphlet of your name and our company name. With a warm-hearted welcome and either khada or a marigold garland, we will make you feel homely from day one. We will escort you safely and comfortably to your hotel.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Ganesh himal Trek is a 17 days long trek with 16 nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek and is not included in the package. There are excellent range of hotels for all kinds of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blankets and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Discovery World Trekking has good public relations with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

The Meals

The trek is over higher elevations, which means your body needs enough carbohydrates, protein, nutrition for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient, not like that in cities, but we make sure you get the entire supplements through your complete trek.

We will be providing you with 17 Breakfasts, 17 Lunch and 16 Dinners throughout the trek.
Some of the typical food menus are -

Breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelettes, Poached, Boiled), Pancakes, Muesli, Bread, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks like tea and coffees, hot chocolates etc.

Lunch - Typical Nepali dish (Dal, Bhat & Tarkari), Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc.

Dinners - Dal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings) Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Noodles Ramen, Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks, etc. are available on the menu during the trek.

These food items from the menu will usually be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional and local; Asian and western cuisine; almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list decreases. We highly recommend consuming enough liquids, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup (must) at high altitude and fresh vegetables for health benefit.

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available, we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places may not be healthy during the trek. As suggested by experts, it is best to avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot chocolate, dairy and cheesy items in such high elevation treks.

All personal bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or in cafe except standard meals mentioned (including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time to Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to The Ganesh Himal Trek. It is best suited to trek during the spring, summer and autumn. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult to trek due to strong winds, storms and slippery trails.

January – February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. The temperature can be extremely cold. Though the day may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time.

March – April

This is the best time of the season to trek in the Ganesh Himal Trek. The weather is very favourable through the trek. Stunning views of the central Himalayan range will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best with a variety of colours.

May – June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July – August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, it would not be advisable to trek during this season as the difficulty would rise. The trails would be very slippery. Having to trek by ridges and descending down the trails would make it risky.

September – October

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Ganesh Himal Region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

The trek consists few days at over 3500m for acclimatization, where there is a significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored. Our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude. All our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well-experienced in the Himalaya. We urge you to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms. We guarantee that your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water, at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others. Also, your group leader has the definitive response to determine whether you can proceed the trek based on your health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The trails around the Ganesh Himal is challenging yet rewarding. On average, the walk per day will be around 4 to 7 hours, depending on the destination and the number of breaks we take. The trail is mostly uphill or steep descents, with rocky and stone paved paths. It is not impossible to go to these treks for a regular person, but remaining fit and exercising well will make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Former trek experience or regular exercises and doing yoga is an advantage for the trekker. Besides, if you love trekking, you can make it happen anyways and conquer your dreams. This trek, however, is not recommended for individuals with sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease. Since the majority of the trek involves moderate to strenuous climbing, it may prove to be dangerous for the health of such people. We recommend you to consult with your doctor before attempting to attain this trek. Also, we make sure to provide you with all the necessary medical kit supplies you may need in the trek.

Trekking group/single

The group for the trek usually consists from 2 to 12 people. A leader, assistant guide, and porters will accompany a group of 8 throughout the trek. It is a great time to enjoy your hike with various trekkers from around the world. You may choose to trek with a random group or limit it to your own. We will also be glad to organize a private trek with your friends and family only. We generally recommend travelling in a group rather than an individual due to safety concerns. Also, it is always good when you can share your happiness and experience once you conquer your trek.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter: about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and friends through your cell phone. although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

We'll communicate with all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're alright and satisfied with our service. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, the signal might fluctuate as you climb uphill. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim-card for communication.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover the costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek as only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at the Ganesh Himal trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying a price at all lodges. Most lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested in drinking water.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

Trekking in the Ganesh Himal Trek requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualties are supposed to unexpectedly happen. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of the booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. To join in the Ganesh Himal trek, at a minimum, a comprehensive travel insurance policy is a must to cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusively helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy. Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of a visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheques, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about 4% or more depending upon the bank.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during the Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, two people will be assigned with one porter, and combined luggage should not exceed more than 18kg. We never overload our porters. But you should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.

Ganesh Himal Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue, as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

" Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the trek, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides / Sherpa to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned to one porter. Combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We never overload our porters. We divide a proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staffs are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at traveller’s discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an accepted and honoured way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and Payment Process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company-registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10% of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for any reason, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute bookings. In the case of a last minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of a last minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul Gurung) or email us at info@discoveryworldtrekking.com.

Trip Extensions

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you a company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feelings and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

Trip Reviews

Great experience of Ganesh Himal trekking
Panhine
5 - Excellent
12/08/2014

Thank you for this wonderful experience every things was well arranged, well organized, perfect timing with the weather we show beautiful panoramic view of Ganesh himal ranges and very interesting cultures, our guide Siddhanta was very professional he explained every each things thank you DWT We will be back again

Ruby Valley, Nepal
anthony
5 - Excellent
01/05/2018

Paul and his crew took a great deal of care to ensure our family was well looked after. We chose the Ruby Valley trek as a trek that would allow us to spend time with the people of Nepal. The walk was not to hard and not to easy rising to an altitude of around 3900m. On the trek, our guide Dol and our porters took care of every aspect ensuring a truly authentic visit to this little known area. During our stay in Kathmandu Paul looked after our accommodation flawlessly

A Fantastic Experience!!
Griffin
5 - Excellent
06/05/2018

First experience with Discovery World Trekking, and it blew me away! Our guides were friendly, knew everything about the region, and were loads of fun. I would recommend Discovery World Trekking for any trekking you're considering doing as they made my experience a huge success!

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