Ganesh Himal Trek | Overview, Itinerary and Difficulty

  • Nov 5, 2019
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Ganesh Himal Trek takes you around Central and Mid-Western Himalaya of the country on less ventured region by main flow of trekkers and adventurer. 

Ganesh Himal Trek will be an exclusive and exceptional adventure so close and yet too far from the capital Kathmandu. The view of Ganesh Himal massive bulk can be seen from Kathmandu valley on a clear fine day towards North West close to Langtang and Manaslu Himalaya range.

Adventure to Ganesh Himal offers various routes to choose around Nepal Mid-West from the districts of Dhading, Gorkha or from Rasuwa area. All walk leads you close towards Ganesh Himal within high rolling green hills capturing great scenery of snow capped peaks.

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Ganesh Himal Trek Overview

This trip to Ganesh Himal Trek starts from Gorkha area to end at Nuwakot district which is near from Kathmandu valley, where walk leads to cross high Pangsang Bhanjyang-La a ridge and a pass at height of 3,850 m / 12,705 ft high.

From Pansang Bhanjyang-La facing super panorama of high mountain range with Ganesh Himal massif, Langtang and Jugal Himal towards east extends towards Manaslu range of peaks as far to Annapurna Himalaya in the far west direction.

Besides mountain views, glamorous scenery of dramatic landscapes that includes green hills and valley covered with dense tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, blue pine, firs and hemlock tree lines which makes excellent habitat for mountain wild-life as well exotic birds of various species can be spotted.

Ganesh Himal Trek begins with a drive to reach lower warm valley of Gorkha district at Arughat, a town and a busy bazaar for local farm villagers. Walk leads to cross Budhi Gandaki River that flows from the glaciers of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

Walk takes through farm villages and well tended fields with neat row of terraces and then heading beyond villages and human settlement on off the beaten tracks to reach within complete wilderness of thick forest and close to high mountains of Ganesh Himal.

Adventure leads to climb over the high ridge and pass at Pangsang Bhanjyang-La and then heading towards back into farm villages around warmer climate region of Nuwakot district area at Trisuli Bazaar.

From Trisuli Bazaar, our walk ends taking a few hour drive down and ups to reach within Kathmandu valley on completing most fabulous adventure and grand experience on Ganesh Himal Trekking.

Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights

  • Exceptional views of Central and Mid-Western Himalaya range of mountains on walks
  • Trek around remote corners of Mid-West Nepal within scenic and massive Ganesh Himal range
  • Far and off the beaten tracks away from main towns and farm villages in sheer wilderness
  • Cross scenic ridge and pass over Pangsang Bhanjyang-la facing incredible snow peaks views
  • Around tranquil surrounding undisturbed and unspoiled area less visited path by trekkers

Ganesh Himal Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (580 m) - 05 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Manbu (1,230 m) - 06 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Lamo Dhunga (2,190 m) - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Nauban Kharka (2,745 m) - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Khading (2,560 m) and to Yarsa (2,580 m) - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Timila school (1,750 m) ahead Tiri-Gaon - 06 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Chalisa (1,910 m) - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Marmelung Kharka (3,185 m) - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Pangsang Bhanjyang - La (3,850 meters) - 04 hrs.

Day 10: Rest day for short hike and exploration.

Day 11: Trek to Rupchet (3,040 m) - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Saline (2,490 m) - 05 hrs. 

Day 13: Trek to Deurali (1,520 m) - 05 hrs. 

Day 14: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar (1,100 m) and then drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Ganesh Himal Trek Day to Day Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (580 m) - 05 hrs journey. 

Morning taking an overland journey towards Nepal Mid-West following the main highway to reach around Gorkha district then ending the drive at warm low farm town at Arughat Bazaar for overnight stop, by the raging Burigandaki River. 

Day 02: Trek to Manbu (1,230 m) - 06 hrs.

First day walk starts on gentle path to reach at Arkhet village which is at 1,185 m high, a nice farm village, from here trek leads to cross a bridge over Burigandaki River, fed from the glacier of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. 

Route follows towards Dhading area to reach at Manbu village with short climb and over few winding path for two hours, and then coming across Bahun-Gaon then climb to Manbu village for overnight stop with views of Himal Chuli and Bouddha Himal towards west.

Day 03: Trek to Lamo Dhunga (2,190 m) - 06 hrs.

After Manbu walk to Dhunchet on nice gradual trail for some hour then climb heading through many smaller villages to enter a forested area with uphill for an hour to reach Dhunchet for lunch, from here walk continue to climb for an hour reaching at Lama Dhunga for overnight camp.

Day 04: Trek to Nauban Kharka (2,745 m) - 06 hrs.

After overnight at Lama Dhunga, morning walks takes you into forest on leaving farm villages behind crossing streams and then on gradual path for few hours with climb above to Nauban Kharka for overnight camp offers excellent views of Himal Chuli and Bouddha Himal within Manaslu range of mountains. 

Day 05: Trek to Khading (2,560 m) and to Yarsa (2,580 m) - 05 hrs.

Morning starts to cross over Nauban Bhanjyang for an hour with views of snowcapped peaks, and then descend to Khading, after walking for three hours facing views of massive bulk of Ganesh Himal with Ganesh III and Ganesh Himal IV. After Khading walk for an hour then descend to Yarsa for overnight camp.

Day 06: Trek to Timila school (1,750 m) ahead Tiri-Gaon - 06 hrs

From Yarsa small farm village with views of snow capped peaks, walk for an hour with climb on steep up to Kupchet and then descend to Lapche, cross a small stream to Kapor Gaon, after refreshing stop continue to Timila school yard premises located at close distance from Tiri-Gaon village for overnight camp.

Day 07: Trek to Chalisa (1,910 m) - 05 hrs. 

After overnight around small farm village, morning follows towards Tiri-Gaon taking near two hours of moderate walks heading past a place with Tatopani ‘hot spring’. Here stopping for refreshing dip and bath in natural hot spring.

After a pleasant break continue walk on winding trail for an hour to Dudari Khola and then climb to Chalisa for overnight camp, offers super vista of landscapes with snow capped mountains.

Day 08: Trek to Marmelung Kharka (3,185 m) - 06 hrs.

Morning visit small and old monastery of the village and then downhill to Tipling River valley and within a gorge, cross over a bridge with steep uphill to Tipling with two hours climb to reach at Marmelung Kharka for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Pangsang Bhanjyang La (3,850 meters) - 04 hrs.

Short walk today after nice time at Marmelung Kharka, morning climb into forested ridge all the way to Pansang Bhanjyang-La a high pass at 3,850 m / 12,705 ft high.

On top of Pansang Bhanjyang-La offers glorious panorama of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and as far towards Annapurna Himalaya range, reaching for lunch with overnight stop facing wonderful mountain views.

Day 10: Rest day for short hike and exploration.

After a great scenic walks ups and downhill a perfect spot for leisure rest day around this magnificent country overlooking marvelous close views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal with Manaslu range, a pleasant place for optional hike and to explore around the hidden area of Ganesh Himal, and chances of seeing some wild life also.

Day 11: Trek to Rupchet (3,040 m) - 06 hrs. 

On leaving Pangsang-Bhanjyang-La area behind on downhill with many switch backs from one side of the ridge to another, overlooking Ganesh Himal, then after dramatic descent off the end of high Tiru Danda, with more down heading into a rocky gully to reach Rupchet just above tree-line and to camp at Rupchet itself.

Day 12: Trek to Saline (2,490 m) - 05 hrs. 

Walk today leads through lush and green forest then with long descend to Salankhu Khola, once again back among farm villages within agricultural area, head past farm lands and smaller villages to reach at Saline village, with overnight camp on an open terrace close to village.

Day 13: Trek to Deurali (1,520 m) - 05 hrs. 

Traverse through terraced fields, crossing over a steep small pass then within lovely forest to reach at Boldu-Gaon village, from here on zig-zag trail with downhill to nice farm fields on reaching at Deurali village for last overnight camp. 

Day 14: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar (1,100 m) and then drive back to Kathmandu.

Morning having last breakfast in the camp after wonderful experience around Ganesh Himal last day walk leads to low warm farm areas and villages with short downhill to reach busy town in Trisuli Bazaar, where our walks completes taking a drive of few hours to reach back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, with afternoon free at leisure for individual activitiesand shopping souvenirs. 

Ganesh Himal Trek Difficulty

Ganesh Himal Trek is not much of great difficulties. The grade is from moderate to adventurous walks due to the climb over high ridges, with no problem of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like other high treks around Nepal Himalaya.

Ganesh Himal Trek starts from low warm country and with slow gain in altitude on reaching higher green hills where one will be acclimatized during walks and with overnights stops at certain altitude.

The only difficulty to face is with some steep up to reach on top Pangsang Bhanjyang-La with long descend. However it can be done taking things slowly walking on your own gradual pace which also allows you to enjoy the walks along with grand scenery of dramatic landscapes of high peaks and valleys.

Best Time for Ganesh Himal Trek

The best season of the year is like in any other Himalayan treks that is from March to May during spring times when most days are clear with longer sunshine.

During spring season, hills are lively and  bright with wild-flowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to short bushes.

One can expect few thundering shower sometimes during the treks. But most of the days are fine for pleasant walks and views of mountains with colder morning and night time above 1,800 m higher.

Other good time is from Mid September to early December months when days are pleasant from post-monsoon facing clear views of peaks and surrounding scenery.  

There can be much cold temperatures especially in the morning and night and around shades due to autumn and pre-winter seasons. It can even snow sometimes during the months of November till December.

Conclusion

Ganesh Himal Trek is a great and ideal adventure for interested people in search of great country walks away from main-flow of trekkers and visitors. This area is seldom ventured and is unknown to many local trekking companies including foreign trekkers. 

People of all age groups can join on this trek where you can feel pure and fresh mountain air, certainly revive you from your daily routine of works a great change within pristine environment.

Ganesh Himal Trekking is rated as moderate to adventurous of two week duration trip where family, school / college groups or corporate people can join on this adventure. It is certainly a fabulous destination that takes you around Central Himalaya range of mountains and into complete wilderness.

Although this trek does not offer so much cultural side of the local villagers, but takes you to interesting walks with deep green forested areas enriched with wild mountain animals like musk deer, mountain antelopes and the rare elusive Red Panda often seen on walks around the trekking region.

Marvel Adventure organises Ganesh Himal Trek with a very well-designed itinerary, professional trekking guides and all the necessary arrangements. We can also customize the itinerary to accomodate your special requirements. Feel free to contact us for any query regarding the trek.

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