The Ganesh Himal trek takes you to a place where green valleys meet snow capped mountains. Walk through wide green meadows and coniferous trees. Meet local ethnic people and explore their villages. Enter forests full of rhododendron flowers.
Ganesh Himal is a sub-range of the Himalayas located mostly in north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the border with Tibet. Ganesh Himal is named after the legendary elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh.The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystals, forming a “Great Himalayan Chain” in the skyline.
Day 01 : Kathmandu drive to Pairo Bensi, (800 m)
It takes about 6 hrs to drive from Kathmandu to Pairo Bensi and stay overnight there. Pairo Bensi is a small Village next to Trishuli river. Overnight in tent under twinkling stars near to river bank.
Day 02 : Pairo Bensi trek to Kispang- (approx 1900 m)
Wake up under the sky and get ready for your trek. It is an uphill walk for about 3 hrs to the village called satdobato and then gradual up hill walk for another 2 hrs to kispang.
Day 03 : Kispang- Gonga- (approx. 2800 m)
A 3 hrs uphill walk through rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal all the way to Gonga. You could see Langtang lirung and Gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.
Day 04 : Gonga- Rupchet (approx. 3635 m)
Another up hill walk for about 5 hrs through rhododendron forest takes you to Rupchet. Overnight stay in alpine area with views of the langtang mountain range.
Day 05 : Rest day in rupchet to acclimatize and explore around rupchet
Day 06 : Rupchet-Highlander pass (approx 4100 m) – Larkap- (approx. 3700 m)
Get ready for the spectacular mountain view from highlander pass which offers some over eight thousand meters mountains. From rupchet we trek a steep uphill path for 2 hrs to Highlander pass from where you could have view of Ganesh himal, manaslu, Annapurna range, fishtail, langtang range, gosainkunda range, Tibetan range and more. After the pass it is a downhill walk for one hour to larkap and camp looking at over eight thousand meter mountain Manaslu.
Day 07 : Larkap- Pangsang la – (approx. 3800 m) – Somdan 3200 m
It’s up hill and ridge walk to pangsang la and from here walk through rhododendron forest and enjoy full day of great Mountain views while you are walking from larkap to Somdang.
Day 08 : Somdang trek to Gatlang, (approx.2500 m)
A flat walk and then after up hill walk though khupi bangyang pass (3600m) and then down hill walk to Gatlang. In Gatlang, there is a small holy lake and stay overnight there.
Day 09 : Gatlang- Sano Haku- (approx.2300 m )
Its takes about 1 hrs to go up hill through forest and gradual down hill walk through villages to Sanu Haku.
Day 10 : Sano Haku- Mailung- (approx.1200 m)
Down hill walk through forest and fields takes us to Mailung, a small tamang village at the river bank.
Day 11 : Mailug- Pairobensi- (approx. 800 m)
Gradual walk for about 4 hrs following the Trishuli river takes us to Peirobensi which is our last camp in mixed village of pairobensi. Forget all your hard work and sleep with the juggling sounds of great trishuli river.
Day 12 : Pairobensi- Kathmandu-(approx. 1350 m)
A Scenic drive for 5 hrs and back in Kathmandu.
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