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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 14 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House /Camping

Max Altitude: 5545 m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek presents trekkers with the plethora of flora that abounds in Nepal. Spring time brings in a burst of vibrant colors and the sweet fragrance of berberis, primula, orchids, Jasmine and varieties of ferns in the Ganesh Himal Base Camp region.

Another interesting feature of this trek is the presence of the precious stone crystals in the Ganesh Himal region. You will enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh I, II, III and IV peaks, glaciers, gorges, hot natural spas and quaint Tamang villages. This trek can be organized only as a full boarded camping trek

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang (1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus.

Day 04: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m.) takes about six and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.) takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Jharlang to Chalise (2000m.) takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Chalise to Hindung takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka takes about five and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp takes about six hours.

Day 11: Rest day at the Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka takes about six hours.

Day 14: Trek from Chalise to Laba village (1750m.) takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Laba village to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.) takes about five hours.

Day 16: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.) takes approximately six hours.

Day 17: Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum takes about five hours.

Day 18: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) takes about two hours.

Day 19: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang (1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus.

Depart Kathmandu early morning for a 7-hour drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar. Today you trace the route taken by king Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. Prithvi Narayan Shah is considered the founding father of modern Nepal, being the first person to assemble all the territories of the present country of Nepal under one ruler. En route you pass through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was once the hub for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. From here you travel on gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang. This is a picturesque drive as you can see the beautiful scenery of rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Samari Bhanjyang is a small town which was a trading place in the past. Stay overnight at camp in Samari Bhanjyang.

Day 04: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m.) takes about six and half hours.

In the beginning you trek along a gradually descending path until your trail turns uphill. Finally you trek through flat land to reach your destination. En route you pass different villages, forests covered with pine and rhododendron, farming terraces, small streams and numerous green hills. There is a small market in Katunje and you can have first glimpse of Ganesh Himal from here. Stay overnight at camp in Katunje Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m.) takes about five and half hours.

In the beginning the trail goes downhill till Lapang. From there you will procede walking along the river bank until you reach Kintang Phedi. En route you pass several traditional villages, farming terraces, a fishing spot and beautiful green hills. Kintang Phedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). There are a few typical houses, shops with minimal supplies and terraces where local people grow potatoes and other food grains. Stay overnight at camp in Kintang Phedi.

Day 06: Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.) takes about six hours.

All the way, you trek on a gradually ascending path passing through several villages, farming terraces and green hills. The villages are predominantly inhabited by Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhetris respectively. Maize, millet, rice, wheat, buckwheat and green vegetables are the main staple food. Jharlang is a Tamang village where you find a government school and numerous typical houses. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture. Stay overnight at camp in Jharlang.

Day 07: Trek from Jharlang to Chalise (2000m.) takes about six hours.

You trek quite an ascending path until the trail levels out towards the ending point. While trekking you pass many Tamang villages. Borang and Shertum are among the famous Tamang villages. There are schools, a health post, chortens and mani walls in these Tamang villages. The main occupation of the people is farming. The scenic beauties you can behold are of green hills, terraces and villages at a far distance. Stay overnight at camp in Chalise.

Day 08: Trek from Chalise to Hindung takes about five hours.

The early part of the trail goes downhill to Menchet Khola (stream) and after crossing this stream you trek steeply up and then gradually up to reach Hindung. This day you pass small Tamang villages, small forests, farming terraces and green hills. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. You find mani walls and prayer flags in some parts of the villages. One thing to notice is that it is the last village you pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp in Hindung.

Day 09: Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka takes about five and half hours.

After leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Rajgang Kharka is ascending and flat as well. You walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling places of various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and mainly with grassland. Except winter seaso, the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing. Stay overnight at camp in Rajgang Kharka.

Day 10: Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp takes about six hours.

The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path in some places. You walk along the trail covered with forests for few hours. Towards the end, the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. You find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary, the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are frozen. Stay overnight at camp in Kalo Seto Kunda.

Day 11: Rest day at the Base Camp.

You can have an excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake). From here you can enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and many others. Stay overnight at camp in Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka takes about six hours.

You trek along the descending and narrow path where you find alpine grass on both sides. Stay overnight at camp in Rajgang Kharka. Day 13 Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000m.) takes about six hours. The trail moves down hill all the way to Chalise. While trekking you pass forests till Hindung and after crossing it you once again find a few Tamang villages. Stay overnight at camp in Chalise

Day 14: Trek from Chalise to Laba village (1750m.) takes about six hours.

You trek downhill all the way to Laba Besi and then turn uphill to reach Laba village. This day you pass pine forests, Tamang villages, farming terraces, green hills and villages at far distance. Laba is a beautiful Gurung village with its own tradition and culture. Stay overnight at camp in Laba Village.

Day 15: Trek from Laba village to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.) takes about five hours.

This day you trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals. The trail moves up hill all the way to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. While trekking you pass Khading village mainly resided by Tamang and Gurung. The main crop is potatoes here. Manyang Bhanjyang is a ridge where you will find forests and grassland. This is a perfect place for camping as your camping site is surrounded by rhododendron and oak forests. Stay overnight at camp in Manyang Bhanjyang.

Day 16: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.) takes approximately six hours.

To reach Majhgaun you have to trek along a gradually descending path and after some time a steeply descending path. On the way you pass forests of rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills. This day you are quite captivated by the clear views of the Manaslu range, including Buddha peak on a clear weather day, along with other unnamed mountains and peaks. As you enter Majhgaun you will find local people being engaged in farming but it is reported that some people have migrated either to foreign countries or Kathmandu. Stay overnight at camp in Majhgaun.

Day 17: Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum takes about five hours.

You walk along the trail dominated with villages, forests, streams and terraces. This day you can enjoy the scenic beauty of green hills. Budathum is a small town with a local old market. This village is predominately inhabited by the Newar community. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Manaslu range at a far distance. Stay overnight at camp in Budathum.

Day 18: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) takes about two hours.

On this same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek a descending path which then levels out. On the way, you pass a few streams, villages, farming terraces and small forests. Most of the time, the route moves along the river bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazaar covers a small area with an old market. Here, you find shops with minimal supplies, a motorable road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river. Here, the route to Manaslu trek meets. You board your vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is a very picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu. Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Option 01: Lodge/ local home arrangements

Trip Cost Includes

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges/local house
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

Option 02: Camping arrangements

The price includes the following services:

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking  guide/s
  • Cook
  • Kitchen helper
  • Sherpa
  • Necessary porters
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Insurance and equipment's for the Nepali staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

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