Ganesh Himal Trek

Trip Duration 13
Max Altitude 4100M
Group Size 2-20
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


The Ganesh Himal Trek is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through the majestic Ganesh Himal mountain range in Nepal. Spanning over 300 kilometers, this trek offers a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape, rich cultural experiences, and a chance to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas. Starting from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a small village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. From here, the real adventure begins as you enter the Ganesh Himal region. The trail winds through dense forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepalese villages, providing a glimpse into the local way of life. As you ascend higher into the mountains, you'll reward it with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including the Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu. The trek also takes you through the Ganesh Himal Base Camp, where you can marvel at the towering peaks and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness. Along the way, you'll encounter friendly and hospitable locals from different ethnic groups, such as Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa, who will welcome you into their homes and share their traditions and customs. You'll have the opportunity to try traditional Nepalese cuisine, learn about local festivals, and witness cultural dances and rituals. The Ganesh Himal Trek suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers, although a moderate level of fitness must require due to the varying terrain and altitude. The best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the mountain views are at their best.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Ganesh Himal Trek offers a remarkable journey through Nepal's picturesque landscapes, providing an immersive cultural experience and a chance to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas. It is an adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories and a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural treasures of this beautiful region.

 Trip Highlight

  • Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset against the stunning backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountain ranges.
  • Explore the rich cultural traditions and Buddhist heritage of the ethnic Gurung and Tamang people along the way.
  • Immerse yourself in the fragrance of the dense rhododendron forests and wild herbs that fill the air along the trail.
  • Reach the highest point of Pangsang La Pass (3842m) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the region.
  • Discover the exotic flora and fauna of the Ganesh Himal region, including blue pine, oak trees, and rare species of herbs, and make unforgettable memories on this off-the-beaten-path adventure.
  • New trekking route sparsely populated in Nepal
  • Visit serene monasteries along the way


Representatives of our office will be on hand with our vehicle to pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and your name will be displayed on our signboard in front of the airport terminal. Then you will drop to your hotel. It will be your first-night stay in Kathmandu valley. You will be staying at a three-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: none

Your second day in Nepal is all about exploring the splendid sights of the historic city of Kathmandu. After your breakfast, you shall witness the artistry and culture surrounding the UNESCO world heritage sites such as Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. These heritage sights are among the few places you would get a chance to live the history and culture of for the day.
Boudhanath is the oldest stupa in the country which holds a major significance to the Buddhist population and Nepal in general due to the gigantic prestige it holds for the country and its religious harmony.
Pashupatinath is the holiest temple of Hindus all around the world. A temple is a sacred place where Shiva the destroyer is preached.

After Sightseeing Prepare for Trek by Checking every document necessary for Trek such as permits, travel insurance and soon.

On the third day, you commence the journey that takes you to the majestic Himalayan region of Nepal. As you drive past the Prithiwi Highway in your 4 WD jeep for about 5 hours while indulging in the beautiful views of the greenery and natural tranquility surrounding the region, you reach Betrawati. You will stay the night there as we explore the local culture of the place

This is the day when the real adventure of the journey showcases itself as we embark on trekking toward Kispang, which is located at an altitude of 1600m. The 4 hours pathway to reach the destination will provide you with wonderful vistas of the hilly region while also coming across glimpses of some peaks. Not to miss, the lush forests also greet you with open arms as you pass by.
You shall camp there for the night while having loads of fun dancing and singing while your palates are enriched by the local cuisine.

As you are served a savoring breakfast by the camping crew, you get ready for an interesting trek that is ahead of you for the day. We take afoot the path to Tholo Chaur which is located at an altitude of 2200m. As we keep up with the beaten yet less explored paths we come across various Tamang villages. We reach our destination after about 5 hours of walk. Not to miss, you shall have lunch the local style while taking a break from the trek. We stay overnight at camp in Thulo Chaur.

On your 6th day, you will make your way through the lush green and dense forests of the region. The pine vegetation is sure to make your day a splendid one. The trek demands a steep climb out of you with quite a few descents as well in the way. Whilst trekking the up and down terrain, you might also come across some of the wildlife of the region including boars, small deer, monkeys, and so on. This also is the day you get a glimpse of the majestic Ganesh Himal. So get on full mountain hunting mode getting out your lenses

After undertaking the trek for about 4 full days you finally get to experience the higher altitudes at about 3635m. With the chilly weather greeting you, the walking gets more adventurous without jeopardizing the immense fun. The pine trees and rhododendron cross your path quite often as you aim to reach the altitude of 3635m to your destination Rupchet. You might consider hitting the bed a little early as you shall head towards Shing La pass in the morning.

Many people who take on this daunting journey tend to maintain that this is the most exciting day of their trip. As the glorious peaks like Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manasalu peek at your time and again you shall have a splendid time. While Shing La Pass stands at 4100m above sea level, Kharka village lies at a much lower altitude at 2500 m. You must descend for about 2 hrs in order to reach our destination

This trip marks the second half of your trip as you are descending to a lower altitude day after day. The journey today shall take you through silent forests to small and quaint villages. Although this trip takes you to a lower altitude it sure doesn’t miss out on any of the mesmerizing views but it sure gets crispier.

After having your breakfast at Borang you make your way toward Jharlang. The journey to your destination located at 1700m takes you further down the altitude meter at 1700m. The 6 hours walk is hilly and makes you familiar with the way Nepali lives in hilly areas.

The 6-hour of walk from Jharlang takes you to your destination for the night, Kintang Phedi. You slowly will witness the view of the mountains fading away as the greenery takes hold of the vicinity. The wondrous vistas on the last day of your trek will just make it up to the serene journey you’ve had so far.

We are on our way back to the city of Kathmandu this day. After your breakfast, you shall leave the hilly village of Kintang Phedi to embark on an 8-hour drive to the city. A 4 WD private jeep shall be your transportation for the day. As you reach Kathmandu a drink at one of the city’s buzzing bars shall surely drown your stressed-out state of yours.

The next day you shall have the day to yourself. You will explore the city while also buying souvenirs to take home. Your journey home begins today. Our representatives from Friendship World Trek will escort you to the International Airport in accordance with your flight schedule. It’s recommended to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight. Friendship World Trek will provide a fond farewell, ensuring that your experience with us is remembered forever.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport pick-up/ drop in a comfortable private vehicle
  • 2-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tea House twin-sharing accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals are Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with tea and coffee
  • One English speaking highly experienced trekking guide with government-license
  • Porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) – their expenses including salary, food, accommodation, accident insurance, equipment
  • All necessary paperwork, Langtang national park permit
  • TIMS Fee-trekker’s management system (2 pp size photo needed)
  • First aid medicine kit box
  • Necessary Government and local tax

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, WiFi internet, battery charges, Hot shower
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and dessert
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in the city
  • Entrance fee at sightseeing point
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers

Gears And Equipment

Essential Information

The best time to explore Ganesh Himal

The best time for the Ganesh Himal Trek is the fall season. By then, the monsoon would have cleared up, and the views of the Himalayas would be great. The months of September to November are the primary time for hiking in the Ganesh Himal with clear skies and cold temperatures.

The spring months of March to May, when the hills are full of flora, are also suitable for hiking in the Ganesh Himal. The climate is warmer at low altitudes and colder at high altitudes.

How hard is Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trekking is considered strenuous grade trekking. On this trip, you have to walk 7/8 hours a day at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. You have to walk on the flat and steep paths for about 12 days. The temperature during strenuous walks can be up to -15 degrees Celsius. Trekking in cold weather and for such a long period requires reasonable fitness. You also need a certain level of mental toughness to complete this journey.

Proposed preparation

  • Cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for approx. 4-5 days a week for three months before your trip are beneficial.
  • You should also participate in developing core strength and muscle endurance during strength training.
  • A walk on the hills in different weather conditions is excellent preparation for this trip.
  • If you have access, kayaking and swimming can be a beneficial way to develop the strength and stamina required for this trip.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance for each itinerary of our company is a prerequisite for booking vacations. At a minimum, you must have emergency and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of the mountain rescue. Please read the terms and conditions of your insurers carefully, especially make sure that the following are covered: 1) activity (i.e., tourism, trekking or mountaineering) 2) maximum altitude reached on trekking 3) evacuation of the helicopter in an emergency. You must understand that you will bear the cost of the evacuation and return procedures, and it is your responsibility to pay for the evacuation or medical treatment. You must be fully aware of the effects of travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy. Please note that our company guide may, under certain circumstances, initiate helicopter rescue (or other necessary) operations in medical emergencies without first asking approval from your insurance company.

Trekking guides and other crew arrangements

The most important thing that makes this trek pleasant and unforgettable is the experienced, polite, and helpful guides and crew members who can easily spend your days in the mountains. The best and most professional staff leads your trip. All of our employees are carefully selected based on their consistent experience, leadership skills, and personal talent. To support local communities, only local crews are employed who have sufficient knowledge of the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of local regions.

Ganesh Himal Trek Route Map

Ganesh Himal trek Route Map


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