Ganesh Himal Trek
The Ganesh Himal region is located in northwest of Kathmandu. This region remains very little frequented by tourists. Village of Tamang and Gurung and also many groups of different ethnicities live there, keeping their traditions intact. Beauty of the villages like Gatlang, Somang or Sethun, the exceptional views on the Ganesh Himal, Langthang or Manaslu, camping in wild and unique places, make this trek one of the most beautiful "old-fashioned" Nepalese treks for those who seek to move away from major tourist routes. To cut off the road to Syabru Besi, a night at the Nuwakot Famous farm, 5 hours' drive from Kathmandu in a charming lodge.
HIGHLIGHTS
- Tamang, Gatlang, Somang and Sethun villages and culture ...
- View of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang ...
- Uncrowded trek in a wild region yet close to Kathmandu
- An old-fashioned bivouac trek with a caring team
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 10
  • Highest Altitude: 3750 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Camp during trek

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Day
Welcome and transfer and installation at the hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu in BB
Leave the Kathmandu Valley by the Road, a steep road which goes up and down to the old Newar village of Nuwakot and the Famous Farm House.
- Travel time by car: 3h30min
- Accommodation: Famous Farm House
The road rises gradually to Dunche and Syabrubesi, the starting point for treks to Langthang.then way to Gatlang. The village of Gatlang is a real gem. The traditional wooden houses, huddled together, teem with life and the inhabitants who wear the traditional costume, go about their business. Gatlang, the largest Tamang village in the region, is a very special village where it is interesting and pleasant to walk. It has about 330 houses. Visit the cheese dairy.
- Accommodation: Lodge
5 hours of steep climb to Khurpundanda pass (3,650m). Regular and pleasant climb, between paths and roads for the first part. Then the path winds through the forest and offers, on numerous occasions, a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himal. At certain times of the year, the arrival at the pass is done in the snow. The path becomes more difficult to pass. The descent to Somdang on a large stone road is pleasant and allows you to move forward at a good pace. Located against the mountain, the small village of Somdang (around thirty villagers) seems its stuck in the valley.
- Number of hours of walking: 6h
- Elevation: +1,370m / - 450m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Beautiful day of walking between Somdang and the Pansan Bhanjyang pass (3,750m): Magnificent climb in a rhododendron forest. Two hours of climbs are enough to reach the path that crosses the hillside to the pass and offers a breathtaking view of the Langtang Himal and the Shishapengma! Superb crossing to reach the pass from where the view is simply exceptional. The descent is fast and steep to Pansang Kharka, a beautiful place in the countryside.
- Number of hours of walking: 4h
- Elevation: + 540m / - 195m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
The descent on Tipling is gentler. The path crosses a magnificent forest whose trees are all covered with moss. Very special atmosphere. The end of the day ends with a gentle crossing in a forest of rhododendrons in bloom (March, April). A final, steeper stretch finally joins the village. Tipling is a village with many terraced crops. The inhabitants mainly cultivate barley, buckwheat, potatoes, corn and wheat, which helps to ensure more or less their self-sufficiency. The adorable traditional houses lost in the midst of cultures offer a warm atmosphere. The view of the Ganesh Himal in the first light of day remains an unforgettable memory.
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Elevation: - 1375m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Crossing the very extensive village of Tipling, divided into two parts quite distance from each other. The starting is pleasant on a hillside path that crosses the villages before diving to the bridge. Arrival on Kamigaon, welcoming village with blue roofs. The descent to the bridge is quite dizzying but the climb on the other side is more gradual.
Sertung: Beautiful village, very large with a school and a gompa which overhangs the village (not to be missed) and offers for who wants to visit it, beautiful statues to discover and above all a very beautiful view of the village. Nice camp in the village or at the monastery (+ 45mn).
- Number of hours of walking: 3:30
- Elevation: - 540m / + 290m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Long descent of 2h30 walk to cross the village of Borang.
Ascent on a magnificent shaded stone path hanging on the hill, then a long crossing between the terraced crops of the village.
Lapagaon: Large traditional village crossed by a river on a wide plateau with an immense playground. Welcoming and friendly village. Camp on the outskirts of the village.
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Steep and long climb on an irregular pebble path to the Mangro Bhanjyang pass (3h - 2,660m) then very nice descent into an impressive wild forest. The forest offers a welcome freshness. A small stream with crystal clear water welcomes travelers with kindness. Superb panorama: gentle and pleasant climb in a beautiful forest towards the Myangal Bhanjyang pass (2860 m). Stunning panorama after spending all morning in the forest with an incredible view of the Ganesh Himal.
- Number of hours of walking: 6h
- Elevation: + 1050m / - 150m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Pass 2 870m - Bridge, 1,510m: 3h, - 1,360m Bridge, 1,510m - Yarsa, 1,830m: 1:30, + 320m
From Myangal Bhanjyang pass, long vertiginous and aerial descent in some places to the bridge. Then steep climb to the village. Yarsa is a very pretty traditional village clinging to the cliff which offers no infrastructure for tourists.
- Number of hours of walking: 4h
- Elevation: - 1,360m / + 320m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents

* Note: these two days 11 & 12 will be cut by a camp which will depend on the water points. So the elevations and hours of walking can vary from day to day.
Great crossing with an incredible view of Manaslu. Aerial path with a bird's eye view of the valley. Some 1,000m below, the Buddhi Gandaki meanders and rumbles at the bottom of the valley. Keronja is a large Gurung village with superb terraced crops. The cultures there are much more advanced than in the villages crossed during the rest of the trek and the terraced cultures offer a delicious vision.
- Number of hours of walking: 5h
- Elevation: + 260m / - 100m
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents

* Note: From Yarsa, possibility to directly reach Lapubhesi and Arughat even if it is a shame to miss the village of Keronja, one of the highlights of the trek.
Very nice descent between cultures and villages to reach Buddhi Gandaki which we follow in a pleasant walk to Lapubhesi. We find the caravans of mules that go back to the sound of bells until Manaslu.
- Number of hours of walking: 4-5h
- Elevation: - 1,150m
- Accommodation: Lodge
Last kilometers to find vehicle that bring us via Gorkha to Kathmandu, about 8 hours by bus.
- Number of hours of walking: 2-3h
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport for return flight.
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What's included

- Transfers by private vehicle according to the itinerary
- 2 nights at the hotel Holy Himalaya in BB
- 1 night at Famous Farm House in Nuwakot on half board
- Trek full board in lodge 2 pax and bivouac (from 3)
- English speaking guide for trekking
- Local team: Porters, assistant guide (and cook if in bivouac version)
- Shared camping and kitchen equipment if the trek in bivouac version
- Required Permits of the region
- Local staff insurance

What's not included

- Lunch, dinner and visit in Kathmandu
- Lunch in Nuwakot
- Nepal Visa ($30 + Photo)
- Flights
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Drink, tip, hot shower, sleeping bag, battery charge
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