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Trek to Ganesh Himal Basecamp: A Serene Escape from the Crowds 16 days

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Trip Grade
Moderate, 3691 m / 12109 ft (Ganesh Himal Base Camp)
Accommodation
Camping
Meals
17 x breakfast, 17 x lunch and 16 x dinner while on trek
Transportation
Public Bus

Trek to Ganesh Himal Basecamp: A Serene Escape from the Crowds - 16 Days

Trek to Ganesh Himal Basecamp: A Serene Escape from the Crowds Overview

Ganesh HimalThe Ganesh Himal base camp trek is an adventure that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the Ruby Valley, where you will encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna, cultural traditions, and stunning mountain views. Explore Nepal's natural beauty and avoid crowds on this lesser-known trekking route.

The trek begins with an overnight stay at Nuwakot's Famous Farm House, an idyllic rural retreat located just an hour's drive from Kathmandu. From there, you will embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. As you hike through forests and barley fields, you will be amazed by the panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges.

The Ganesh Himal base camp trek is also an opportunity to experience the Tamang and Gurung cultures, as you pass through villages where their traditions remain well preserved over the centuries. Villages like Gatlang, Somang, and Sethun are examples of the serene beauty of these ethnic communities, who still live away from the modern world and practice their daily activities as their ancestors did.

The Ganesh Himal trek also takes two passes, Pangsang La Pass and Sing la passes, which offer spectacular mountain views. You will witness waterfalls, rhododendron and juniper forests, and lush vegetation along the way. At the Ganesh Himal base camp, you'll reach the culmination of the trek and be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

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This 13-day trek is mostly camping-based, with basic lodging and homestay facilities provided. Nepal Wilderness Trekking can arrange a fully-supported camping trek with expert teams for those seeking comfortable accommodation and diverse food options.

In addition to the natural beauty and cultural richness, the Ganesh Himal region is also a mining area for rubies and crystals. Kalo Kunda and Seto Kunda emanate mystical energies and reputedly confer blessings or retribution upon their visitors. The area is also home to various wildlife including musk deer, Jharal goats, wild boars, Langur monkeys, pheasants, and partridges. Additionally, the nearby highlands are a source of the peculiar aphrodisiac caterpillar fungus, Yarsha gumba.

In conclusion, The Ganesh Himal base camp trek offers a one-of-a-kind adventure that blends Nepal's natural beauty with its cultural richness. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience. It is a trek that is perfect for those who want to explore off-the-beaten-path routes and avoid crowds.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi (Drive)

Syafru Beshi – 1550 m / 5085 ft. – 8 hrs. (approx.)

Day 2: Syafru Beshi to Gatlang

Gatlang – 2337 m / 7667 ft. – 6 hrs. (approx.)

Day 3: Gatlang to Somdang

Somdang – 3271 m / 10731 ft. – 6 hrs.(approx.)

Day 4: Somdang to Pang Sang Pass Phedi

Pang Sang Pass Phedi – 3842 m / 12604 ft. – 4 hrs.(approx.)

Day 5: Pang Sang Pass Phedi to Chalish

Chalish – 1875 m / 6151 ft. – 6 hrs.(approx.)

Day 6: Chalish to Hindung

Hindung – 2402 m / 7880 ft. – 4 hrs.(approx.)

Day 7: Hindung to Thulo Dhunga

Thulo Dhunga – 3337 m / 10948 ft. – 5 hrs.(approx.)

Day 8: Thulo Dhunga to Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Ganesh Himal Base Camp – 3691 m / 12019 ft. – 6 hrs.(approx.)

Day 9: Acclimatization day

Ganesh Himal Base Camp – 3691 m / 12012 ft. – 6 hrs.(approx.)

Day 10: Base Camp to Hindung

Hindung – 2402 m / 7880 ft. – 7 hrs.(approx.)

Day 11: Hindung to Kapur Gaon

Kapur Gaon – 1500 m / 4921 ft. – 5 hrs.(approx.)

Day 12: Kapur Gaon to Khading Gaon

Khading Gaon – 2025 m / 6643 ft. – 5 hrs.(approx.)

Day 13: Khading Gaon to Magne Goth

Magne Goth – 2950 m / 9678 ft. – 5 hrs.(approx.)

Day 14: Magne Goth to Lapu Danda

Lapu Danda – 1250 m / 4104 ft – 6 hrs(approx.)

Day 15: Lapu Danda to Ganga Jamuna

Ganga Jamuna – 950 m / 3116 ft – 6 hrs(approx.)

Day 16: Ganga Jamuna to Tripura Sundari

Tripura Sundari – 850 m / 2788 ft – 5 hrs(approx.)

Day 17: Tripura Sundari to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 7 hrs(approx.)

What's included?

  • 16 nights accommodation in tents
  • Guide for 17 days
  • Porter for 17 days
  • Required number of porters for 17 days
  • Kathmandu Syafru Beshi local bus
  • Ganga Jamuna Kathmandu local bus
  • Langtang national park entry permit
  • Trekker information management system card
  • 17 x breakfast, 17 x lunch and 16 x dinner while on trek

What's not included?

  • Private Jeep USD 375 (Optional)
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu