Ganesh Himal Trek-16 Days Elevations is 4,050 M/13,290/ft,

Max Altitude : 4,050m/13,288ft,
Accommodation Types : Hotels, Camping, Tea House
Trip Duration : 16 Days
Maximum Group Size : 12
Meal Arrangement : Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu, full board elsewhere and on trek
Difficulty : Moderate / Vigorous
Duration on trek : 11
Land Only Joining City : Kathmandu

Trip Overview

The Ganesh Himal, named for the elephant-headed Hindu god, is home to four peaks over 7,000m and many over 6,000m. The region has spectacular scenery – deep canyons and snow-topped, soaring mountains are criss-crossed by local village paths and small dirt roads. The trektraverses this area from west to east, with the high point of the Sing La pass offering fabulous views of the entire Nepalese Himalaya.

This trekking holiday combines impressive scenery, excellent walking and an interesting cultural mix of Gurung and Tamang villages to visit. Added attractions are the relatively low altitude of the trek – the high point is 4,050m/13,288ft, and the accessibility of the region, both thestart and end of the trek can easily be reached by road from Kathmandu.

Despite the relative accessibility of the area, once you start trekking you may well not encounter any other trekkers. From day one of the trek you will wake up to views of stunning snow peaks, and be walking through traditional villages surrounded by verdant terraces. A couple of days are spent trekking in indigenous forests, with beautiful old trees, lichens and ferns. The views from Sing La are really outstanding with spectacular mountain panoramas.

We are delighted to be able to offer a traditional trek, with plenty of excellent walking, that is of a moderate grade and yet is well off the beaten track.


  • New trekking destination close to Kathmandu
  • The sacred Parvati lake (Kunda), twin sacred white and black lakes
  • Natural hot springs
  • Shimmering close-up view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal
  • Respectful hospitality of ethnic communities
  • Diverse terrain – farmland, green meadows, and rocky hills
  • Home to domestic animals like sheep, yak, goat, and ox
  • Dense rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo forests
  • Several rivers along with suspension bridges, gorges, waterfalls, and water-driven mills
  • Trek through verdant farmland and explore unspoiled forests
  • Marvel at the incredible mountain panoramas from the Pansang La Pass (3,842m/12,640ft)
  • Benefits

    • Free pick up & drop off from/to airport to/from hotel 
    • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
    • Easy booking and reservation system
    • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber )
    • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9841206655
    • Easy payment system. 
    • Medical kits, including an oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes
    • Sleeping bags and down jacket arrangements if you do not have your own.
    • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
    • Duffle bag for porters


Short Itinerary

Day 01-02:

Travel to Kathmandu

Day 03-04:

Drive to Arughat and trek to Manbu

Day 05-06:

Trek above Budhi Gandaki to Lamadhunga and continue to Nauban Kharka

Day 07-08:

Cross Myangal Bhangang and Magne Goth to Khading or Laba, continue to Rachyat and Tiragaon

Day 09:

Trek to Shertung

Day 10-12:

Trek to Sing La Phedi and cross Sing La Pass to Gongoo Danda

Day 13:

Trek to Kaule Village

Day 14:

End trek and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 15-16:

At leisure and overnight flight home


Day 01 Fly London to Kathmandu
Overnight: In flight

Depart London on your overnight flight to Kathmandu.

Day 02 Arrive Kathmandu. Group transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House Or Similar, Kathmandu

On arrival at Kathmandu you will be met at the airport and taken to your

Day 03 Drive to Arughat - 4-5 hours.
Overnight: Tea House

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the drive to Arughat. This is an interesting drive, initially on the main road that leads to Pokhara, before turning off north and crossing the Trisuli river to Dhading Bazaar. What has been a very good road deteriorates at
this point and progress slows for the final hour or so.

The small town of Arughat is divided into two, old and new, and you should have time in the afternoon to cross the Budhi Gandaki river on the suspension bridge to explore the old town.

Day 04 Trek along the Budhi Gandaki to Arakhet. Continue towards Manbu, 1,300m/4,265ft - 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

There is a rough track that leads from Arughat to Arkhet. The relatively flat walk is full of interesting sights and is a great opportunity to stretch your legs after all the travelling. There are beautiful wooded hills, paddy fields stretching to the river and numerous locals walking to school and work. It is about two hours to the small settlement of Arkhet where you leave the road and cross the Budhi Gandaki to start climbing up towards Manbu. The path is excellent, as it winds up between terraced fields and small settlements. After stopping for lunch you walk on the small dirt road for an hour or so before reaching the edge of Manbu. You will camp just before the village of Manbu, a large spread out settlement surrounded by terraced fields.

Day 05 Trek to Lamodhunga via Dunchet, 2,200m/7,260ft - 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

Hopefully you will wake up to stunning views of the Budhi Gandaki valley with the eastern face of Himalchuli, 7,893m, soaring above, and the Tibetan peak of Serang Himal dominating the head of the valley. To start the day you contour northwards following high above the river valley before starting the climb to the large village of Dunchet. You will then walk on the dirt road for about an hour before probably stopping for lunch in Dunchet – there will be time to explore the picturesque village with its stone houses. In the afternoon, it is initially a climb on a well-constructed stone staircase to pass by upper Dunchet before emerging on the upper terraces and briefly entering the forest to ascend to the uppermost terraces. These top terraces are used both for growing barley and by cowherds who live here in small shelters. At the edge of the forest is a rock outcrop, and you will camp on the terraces near here.

Day 06 Forest walk to Nauban Kharka, 2,750m/9,075m - 5-6 hours. Sunset views of the Annapurnas.
Overnight: Camp

Today is a complete contrast as you spend much of the day walking in the forest. This is a fabulous experience as you trek on small trails used by herdsmen and woodcutters through the virgin forest. There are exotic ferns and lichens and hanging rattans. It is likely that the only sounds you will hear are cicadas and monkeys. The trail is at times steep and involves a small amount of scrambling. There are clear, rushing streams to cross on stepping stones and small clearings used by cowherds. The path contours and climbs eventually reaching Nauban Kharka, a large clearing with temporary shelters for herders and amazing views of Machhapuchare, Annapurna South and Annapurna 2, Boudha Peak and Himalchuli.

Day 07 Trek across two passes - the Myangal Bhanjyang, 2975m/9821ft, and Magne Goth, 2,936m/9,680ft. Continue to the village of Khading - 6 hours.

After admiring the early morning mountain views, it is about a one hour climb to the first pass of the trek, the Myangal Bhanjyang at 2,975m/9,812ft. New views are opened up below the pass, as you contour along the grassy hillsides, dipping in and out of forest. It is a couple of hours walk to the second pass, the Magne Goth pass at 2,936m/9,680ft (Depending on conditions, you may cross a slightly lower pass at 2,780m/9,174ft).There are fabulous views of the Ganesh peaks and Paldor. From here a newly renovated path descends past a couple of small kharkas, or clearings, to reach the beautiful and vibrant village of Khading. This is a substantial stone settlement, with a school. Depending on time, you will either stay the night here or continue for an hour to camp at Laba school.

Day 08 Trek to Lapchet and Rachyet Village. Follow high trail to camp at Timla school 1,760m/5,800ft (or continue to Tiragaon) – 6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

This is a really superb day’s trek, with a relatively easy morning as you contour high above the river valley with great views of the valley far below, and terraced hillsides stretching into the distance. The path is newly renovated and excellent. You pass through several tiny settlements perched on the hillside, growing wheat, millet and lentils. You may well see people weaving bamboo into baskets, mats and even house walls and muzzles for goats! A couple of bluffs are crossed before you make a short descent to the village of Lapchet where you may have lunch at the school. From here you can see the large school on the hillside opposite that is your objective for the day. You descend to the river before climbing Rachyat. There are several beautiful old chortens along this part of the trail, and the villages, a mixture of Gurung and Tamang are well kept. Water permitting you will camp at the secondary school, set high above the valley floor in a small area of forest.

Day 09 Trek to Shertung, 1,920m/6,299ft – 6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

It’s a lovely gentle walk this morning, mainly walking on the dirt road, passing through several small villages en route and stopping for lunch after about 3 hours. After lunch you cross a bridge and start a gentle climb through beautiful tree dotted grassland to reach the village of Chalise. You will get good views of Ganesh Himal and other smaller peaks from here. You then continue climbing gently on stone steps through fields to reach the pretty village of Shertung.

Day 10 Morning in Shertung with exploration of village and excursion to monastery. Afternoon, trek towards Machhyang Kharka – 5 -6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

This morning you have a welcome rest day in Shertung. The name Shertung means “place of gold” and the story is that two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and were inspired to found the settlement. The village is largely inhabited by Tamangs who follow a religion which mixes elements of Hinduism and Buddhism along with shamanistic beliefs. In the morning you will have time to explore round the village, including having a look at the school and hospital. You may also have time to visit Phyangchet Monastery, situated about an hour’s ascent above the village below a beautiful forest and at the start of one of the major trekking routes to the Sing La pass. If the caretaker is around you should be able to go inside the monastery, but in any case there are fabulous views from here, so it is well worth the climb up.

You then begin walking gradually uphill on the trail which avoids the road. The path zig zags through jungle, rhododendron, oak and bamboo, and passes through several clearings called kharkas, where local animal herders graze their sheep, cows and goats. Along the way you have magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. You will camp at Machhyang Kharka.

Day 11 Trek to Machhangbo and cross the Sing La Pass, 4,050m/13,288ft then descend to Rupchet - 5-6 hours.
Overnight: camp

Today you continue on the trail, ascending to reach Machhangbo. Here there are magnificent views of the snowy peaks to the north and east. You descend from here to meet the main route to the Sing La. Sing La is really less a pass than the side of a peak, the top of which is only another 20 meters up a very gentle slope. From the pass the world seems to fall away in three directions. To the west is the Manaslu massif, with Manaslu, 8,163m/26,780ft) poking up from behind the Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Annapurna Himal beyond. To the northwest is the Ganesh Himal where Ganesh, 7,406m, 24,296ft, and its satellites create a stunning panorama of peaks, glaciers, rock, snow and ice. ute to the Sing La pass. From the pass you will descend all the way to the large grazing meadows at Rupchet to camp for the night.

Day 12 Descend to Gongoo Danda, 2,900m/9514ft - 3 hours. Today you descend to Gongoo Danda for your overnight camp.
Overnight: Camp

Day 13 Trek to Kaule Village, 1,800m/5,905ft – 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Camp

After breakfast, you begin with a shortish uphill walk and then make a long gradual, downhill descent, mainly on a small road – in the far distance you will see the small town of Dunche with Gosainkunda Danda beyond. You walk through rhododendron and pine forest to the open grazing area near the Gompa at Kaule and then though a picturesque landscape of mixed forest, farm land and scattered villages. You will have lunch in camp and will be able to relax for the afternoon before celebrating your last night on trek with your trekking crew.

Day 14 Trek to Roadhead - 1 hour. Drive back to Kathmandu - 5-6 hours.
Overnight: Kathmandu Guest House Or Similar, Kathmandu

You walk for about half an hour to reach Kaule village where you will meet your transport for the drive back to Kathmandu, passing through the village of Betrawati and the town of Trisuli Bazaar.

Day 15 At leisure in Kathmandu. Transfer to airport and depart for London.
Overnight: In flight

You will have time at leisure in Kathmandu today when you may do some sightseeing and shopping or simply relax at your hotel. Later there will be a group transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the Home.

Day 16 Arrive Home,


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • First Aid kit.
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have standard Hotel accommodation please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee)
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fees.
  • Food in Kathmandu(City) lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance and Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Any kind of drink. (tea, coffee, hard and soft drinks, Drinking water, etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (late departure or early arrival from the mountains.
  • Donation Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

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