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    Ganesh Himal Trekking - 19 days

    Recommendation for Chandra Subba

    My name is Kazik Pichlak. I am a medical doctor, general and oncologic surgeon, with the passion for exploring  all possible  mountains in the world, but particularly Himalaya. In Nepal,   I have been 16 times.
    I cooperate with Mr Chandra and his agency Himalayan Icefall Trekking for many years. He arranged for me and my friends 10 trekkings to different parts of Himalaya and Tibet. Some of them  were standard trekkings, but some were very challenging to remote parts of Himalaya or, for example, with the passes above 6000 metres. All of these were always under the wing of Chandra agency.
    Twice I had serious health problems. Mr Chandra organized very effective help immediately – evacuation from mountain area by helicopter.
    All our trekkings were arranged perfectly. Mr Chandra and his agency’s team are the experts in leading excellent, unforgettable Himalaya trips.
    I recommend with all my heart Mr Chandra’s agency. He and his team guarantee the best service when exploring Himalaya.
    Contact:  himtrekzone@gmail.com

    Kazimierz Pichlak (Doctor of Himalayan Expedition)


    Ganesh Himal Trek is Nepal's least visited trekking area, therefore Ganesh Himal trekking can be absolutely majestic for those who love to trek in silence and love absolute peace. Ganesh Himal trek is situated in the northwestern part of Kathmandu city and lies between the famous Langtang national park to the east and Manaslu conservation area on the west.  Ganesh Himal trekking offers the best and beautiful feeling of trekking into the actual wilderness, friendly inhabitants with a majestic view of pristine Range of Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Himal Mountain range includes Ganesh Himal main/ Yangra (7429m), Ganesh Himal II/ Lapsang Karpo (7118m), Ganesh Himal III/ Salasungo (7110m), Ganesh Himal IV/ Pabil (7052m), Ganesh Himal V (6986m) and Ganesh Himal VII (6350m). Besides the Ganesh Himal range, one can also enjoy the beautiful mountain views of Langtang Himalayan range and Himalayas from Manaslu region.
    The name Ganesh Himal was derived from the legendary Hindu god Ganesh, who has the elephant head and the Ganesh IV Himal looks somewhat similar to the trunk of an elephant. This is why the entire Ganesh Himal range was named as Ganesh Himal. Himalayan Icefall Trekking starts the trek from 6-7 hours long drive up to Parvati Kunda via Dhunche and Shyafru, located north of Kathmandu. After a rest at parbati Kunda, a small holy lake named after the famous Hindu Goddess Parvati, our trek starts through beautiful quaint old villages, entering silent forests, and crossing through old wooden bridges we will reach villages like Gatlang-Somdang-Tipling-Sertum then gradually ascending towards Dobra danda (4341m) from where stunning view of Ganesh Himal can be seen. Overall Ganesh Himal trek can be absolutely memorial experience, to feel and see the natural as well as the cultural beauty of Nepal.

    Trip Hightlight

    * Ganesh-Manaslu-Langtang Himalayan Ranges
    * Beautiful monasteries
    * Amazing Landscapes, Waterfalls, lakes and natural hot spring
    * Different indigenous community and their culture and Hospitality
    * Glaciars and Rivers
    * Slient and peaceful environment
    * Abundant Flora and Fauna

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
    • Our Airport representative will meet and assist you at the Airport then you will be transferred to your respective hotel.
    Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Gatlang (2238m) via Shyapru.(7-8 hours)
    • After your breakfast, we will start our drive to Gatlang from Kathmandu. The road goes through Trishuli bazaar-Betrawati-Ramche-Dhunche and Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is also the gateway to Langtang national park, but we will drive towards Gatlang.
    Day03: Trek Gatlang to Somdang (3270m) (6-7 hours)
    • From Gatlang, our trek goes through silent forest of Pine and Rhododendron untill we reach at the Yuri Kharka. After the lunch at Yuri Kharka we continue our trek towards Somdang river, it separates Two District, Dhading and Rasuwa.  On our trail we can also see the lead and zinc mine. Further trek continues through very nice chukarma waterfall. Finally arrive at somdang for overnight.
    Day 04: Trek Somdang to Pangsang kharka (3820m) (5-6 hours)
    • After your breakfast at Somdang, the trail leads you to the Pangsang bhanjyang(3850m) then after few hours of trek we will arrive at Pangsang Kharka, where we will rest. Pangsang kharka is a nice place for viewing Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Range. Pangsang kharka is a large meadow area blessed for breathtaking view of amazing landscape and mountain views.
    Day 05: Trek Pangsang kharka to Sertum (1920m) (6-7 hours)
    • From Pangsang Kharka we descend towards the village of Tipling, an example of religious harmony. There are two Buddhist monasteries and church is located along with the cremation place for both Buddhist and Christians along with colorful flags. From tipling descend towards the river of Adha khola, and after crossing the bridge over river ascend for while where we will arrive at the village of Shertung.
    Day 06: Trek Sertum to Gumba Danda (2048m) (5-6 hours)
    • From Sertum we gradually ascend towards Gumba Danda/Hinduing, it takes around 5-6 hours of gradual trek through farm lands, tamang villages and chortens, finally arriving at Gumba Danda for overnight.
    Day 07: Trek Gumba Danda to Thulo Dhunga (3686m) (5-6 hours)
    • Our Trek further ascends towards Thulo Dhunga, which is indeed a beautiful place that offers the view of beautiful waterfall. At thulo Dhunga we may also encounter wild animals like Deer, wild boar, langur, Pheasant etc.
    Day 08: Trek Thulo Dhunga to Nochhet Kharka (3780m) (6-7 hours)
    • The trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid place at Nojet Kharka.
    Day 09: Exploration Day, hike to Dobra Danda for Stunning close views of Ganesh Himal  and Kalo seto lake, then overnight at Nochhet Kharka.

    Day 10: Trek back Nochhet kharka to Hinduing (2048m) (7-8 hours)
    • Trek from Nochhet kharka to Hindung (Gomba Danda) will be the same way back. However, stunning mountain views, surrounding landscape of nature and downhill jungle walk makes the trek pleasing.
    Day 11: Trek back Hinduing to Kapurgaun via Tato pani hot spring and Richetgaon (1500m) (5-6 hours)
    • From Hinduing village we will go for a hot spring pool for a bath, where we will relax our mind and body, then after we will trek back towards the small beautiful village of Kapurgaon.
    Day 12: Trek Kapurgaun to Lapagaon then to khading gaon (2025m) (5-6 hours)
    • Pass through Lapchet gaon which is a small but beautiful Gurung village with nearly 32 homes. Cross the Lapa Khola and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes.
      Above Lapa gaon is Khading the largest Gurung village of the area. The residents have a welcoming spirit, and the people are enthusiastic to perform cultural dances with traditional music.
    Day 13: Trek Khadi gaon to Magne goth (2950m) (4-5 hours)
    • From Khadi Gaon,  we trek steeply up the hill to the west in a tall, blue pine forest with rambling rhododendron is Magne Goth.
    Day 14: Trek Magne goth to Lapu Danda (1250m) (5-6 hours)
    • After Magne Goth, our trek enters Gorkha district. The trek goes downhill to cross Chote River before climbing through lush forest and descending into a valley with excellent panoramas including Manaslu. Pass through the scenic villages of Dhonjet, Kartunje and Manbu and re-enter Dhading district to reach the Laphu Danda. Take in views of snow-clad Himalchuli and Shringi peaks with a section of the Ganesh Range.
    Day 15: Trek Lapu Danda to Ganga Jamuna (950m) (5-6 hours)
    • The trail ascends through fertile fields of Baseri as it ascends to Dandagaon, with excellent views of Manaslu and more. Continue gradually to the beautiful twin waterfalls of Ganga Jamuna.
    Day 16: Trek Ganga Jamuna to Phool Kharka (2-3 hours) then drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)
    • From Ganga Jamuna, we will hike down to the beautiful village of Phul kharka which lies near to the Ganga Jamuna. On our way we will pass through beautiful village of Tamang and chhtris. Upon arriving at Phulkharka, we will drive towards kathmandu.
    Day 17: Relax, Free and Easy Day
    Day 18: Kathmandu valley full city tour
    Day 19: International Departure.

    For Trip cost Please Mail us at: himtrekzone@gmail.com


    •    Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
    •    Accommodation in the Lodges/ camps in trekking areas.
    •    All required land Transportation during the Trip
    •    Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
    •    The necessary number of porters
    •    Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour
    •    Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
    •    Porter’s salary, foods. Insurance &equipment’s
    •    All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
    •    First aid box.
    •    Celebration dinner after the trip in Kathmandu.
    •    Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
    •    Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking
    •    Tips for Nepalese staffs
    •    Nepal Visa Fee
    •    International Airfare fee
    •    Hot Showers during your trek
    •    Internet cost during the trek
    •    Major Meals in Kathmandu

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    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines
    19) Flash light

    Trip Facts

    Duration : 19 Days

    Grading : B

    Trip Start : Kathmandu

    Max. Altitude : 4341

    Trip Ends : Phulkharka, Dhading

    Destination : Dobra Danda, Ganesh Himal View point

    Trip Route : Ktm-Syabru-Somdang-sertun-Dobra Danda-Ganga jamuna-Phulkharka-Ktm

    Trip Style : Trekking

    Activity Per Day : Trekking 5-6 hours average per day

    Best Season : March- May, September-November

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