Ganesh Himal Trekking

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Trekking duration: 21 days
Starting from: Betrawati (5hr drive from Kathmandu)
Ending at: Dhunche (Drive back to Kathmandu)
Grade: Easy to moderate
Highest access of the trek: Shingla Pass/Bhanjyang (4,500m)
Culture: Tamang, Chhetri, Brahman & Tibetans
Mode of trekking: Lodge Trek & Fully camping trek.

Himalayan peaks:
Langtang Himal (6581m), Langtang Ri (7246m), Lakpha Dorje (6966m), Kimsung (6745m), Ganesh Himal I (7406m), Ganesh Himal II (7150m), Ganesh Himal III (7130m), Yala Peak (5560m), Ganjala (5844m), Langshisa Ri (6310m), Morimoto peak (6750m), Pongen Dopku (5930m), Tembathang (5702m), Salbachum (6707m), Kyungka Ri (6979m), Chusmodo (6508m) etc.

Ganesh Himal region is a newly opened trekking area- a off-the-beaten trail- located in north central Nepal. So the trek is not only peaceful and less crowded but also naturally more pristine and wild. The Himalayan peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himalayan ranges provides for spectacular views all along the trek.

Ganesh Himal trekking leads you through Manaslu and exits out of Langtang region. The trail passes through picturesque Tamang villages, terraced fields and dense forests filled with colorful Himalayan wildlife. Rupche Kharka, Sherthung, Alubari, Ghotlang are some of the popular villages inhabited by Tamang people. The highest altitude during the trek comes up at the crossing of Singla Pass/Bhanjyang at 4600m. The pass offers panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

You will enter Langtang region from Syaprhubesi move towards Langtang village via Lama Hotel. Ever since it was devastated by 2015 earthquake, Langtang village has been rebuilt, new hotels have come up and the trails have been opened up. You will then visit Kyanjin Gompa (3749m), one of the oldest and highest Himalayan monasteries in Langtang valley. The Gompa looks out to stunning panorama of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Ganchempo, Mt. Ghengu Liru, Kimsun, Salbachum, Naya Kanga etc.

Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu, prepare trekking permit TIMS

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati (1950m.) about 5 hours (on the way to Betrawati we will serve pack lunch) and trek to Ale Danda (Tamang Village) and camp. From Betrawati trek starts crossing 2 suspension bridge through a steep trail to Ale Danda takes about two hours walking. We will camp in a Tamang Village called Ale Danda. Before dinner the interested trekkers could interact with Tamang people on their culture and life style.

Day 04: Ale Danda to Bhalche (1300m.) : We will be walking through the Tamang Village viewing beautiful terrace hills, peculiar house of Tamang people before reaching the lunch place at Sat Dobato. After leaving Salangkhu River we gently ascend to Sat Dobato takes about 3 hours. After lunch we gently ascend about 3 and half hours to reach to Bhalche.

Day 05: Bhalche to Gai Kharka (2123m): This day we walk through the jungle to reach Gai Kharka (Cow Shed) Gai Kharka is a place for sheltering for cows to graze in winter. It is mid of the jungle. We take lunch where water would be available. This day we walk about 6 hours. We could see Himalayan brightly colored birds, rhododendron, chutney, fir, orchids etc.

Day 06: Gai Kharka to Rupche Kharka (3437m): We ascend all the jungle way about 6 hours to reach to Rupche Kharka camp site. We take our lunch in jungle where water would be available.

Day 07: Rupche Kharka to Singla Bhanjyang (4600m.): We ascend through the Himalayan/alpine jungle to reach camp site Singla Bhanjyang. It takes about 5 hours to reach this Bhanjyang (pass). From this Bhanjyang we can have a beautiful panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagi range, mount Annapurna Range, Mount Manaslu range and Mount Langtang range and picturesque view of Tamang Village. We take pack lunch this day due to water problem

Day 08: Singla Bhanjyang to Alubari (2130m). This is the only one big descend of the trek. We descend via Burang takes about 5 and half hours. Alubari (potato farm) is small Tamang village. We take our lunch at Burang.

Day 09: Alubari to Sherthung (1900m): We gently descend about 4 and half hours to Sherthung. Sherthung is a big Tamang Village. Lunch break will be in a convenient place. This is a short day trek.

Day 10: Sherthung to Ure Kharka (2900m.): Before lunch we walk on the easy/flat trail and ascend to Ure Kharka about 6 and half hours. Ure Kharka is also the place for cattle to shelter in winter.

Day 11: Ure Kharka to Ghotlang (2355m): Easy walk on a flat trail before lunch. We descend to Ghotlang camp. This is the longest day for walking of this trek.

Day 12: Ghotlang to Shyabru Bensi (1462m): We descend to Shyabru Bensi about 5 hours. Syabru Bensi is a local market. Tibetan origin people inhabit since last generation in this village.

Day13. Shyabru Bensi to Chongong (Lama Hotel 2380m.): The trial follows Langtang Khola to Lama Hotel. We gently ascend up to Lama Hotel. We could see peaks of the langtang mountains from this area.(6 hours)

Day 14: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3307m.): The trail gradually ascends to Langtang. Langtang is big Sherpa Village. We could see panoramic view of Langtang range. There is a monastery middle of the village.(6 hours)

Day 15: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3749m): The trail gradually climb to Kyanjin Gompa with spectacular mountain view and takes about five hours. This is the last destination of this trek. If we have free time we could do day hike around this area or small trip to Langtang glaciers and peaks. There is a small monastery on the top of the village with few numbers of monks. There is also a Yak Cheese factory that is very famous in the world. We will do lunch and camp in Langtang.

Day 16: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2380m): We follow the same trail back to Lama Hotel. We take lunch at Langtang.

Day 17: Lama Hotel to Syabru Village (3901m): We change the trail from Lama Hotel to the left side of the valley to Syabru Village. We ascend most of the trail passing through land slide zone. We take our lunch at Bamboo. Syabru is a big village of Sherpa community. We could see panoramic view of mountains. We could see picturesque view of Langtang valley. It takes about 6-7 hours to walk.

Day 18: Syabru Village to Dhunche (1866m) – Kathmandu: We descend through the jungle to Dhunche takes about 5 hours. We take lunch at Chautara (rest place) after finishing descend of this trail. We walk from Chautara –Barkhu village and catch our private transportation to Kathmandu

Day 19: Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost
2 -3 Persons, Per Person USD 4000
4-6 Person, Per Person USD 3600
7-10 Persons, Per Person 1USD 3400
11-15 Persons, Per Person USD 3200
16 Persons or more, Per Person USD 3000

Cost Includes
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast – 3 star
Langtang National Park Permit
Trekking equipment: trekking tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent,
table and chair, mattresses during the trekking
Food: Food for trekking (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen & necessary porter
Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati & Bharkhu – Kathmandu by road
Life & medical insurance for Nepali staff
Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crew
Fare well dinner folk song & dance
Our service charge
Cost Excludes
PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Personal expenses
Tipping (Tips) for Nepali staff
Bar & Beverage bills

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