The Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek itinerary has been developed by the TAAN to expose the hidden trail that lies within few miles from the capital city Kathmandu. This trail provides us to explore hidden Ruby valley and explore the hidden treasure of rich Tamang culture and tradition of the Ankhu khola valley.
The trek begins from Shyabrubensi of Rasuwa district and enters in Dhading district by passing the Pangsang Pass () of Ganesh Himal and ends in Ri Gaon Phedi.
This trekking trail often named Mhendo Maya Trek as the famous Tamang folk song has been originated from this region and sung by ethnic Tamang villagers after the diner as a cultural show in your camp site/villages.
The trekking route passes through ethnic Tamang settlements, natural hot spring, gorges and magnificent scenery. It is located mostly in north-central Nepal, but some peaks lie on the border with Tibet. The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422 m (24,350 ft). The name for the range comes from the Hindu deity Ganesha, usually depicted in the form of an elephant. In fact, the south face of Pabil/Ganesh IV() slightly resembles an elephant Head, with a ridge that is reminiscent of an elephant’s trunk.
This Region is enriched with its rich Flora: the impressive display of beriberi’s, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in springtime blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color. Another feature includes the abundance of crystals, which is regarded valuable, and precious stone.
The area is easily accessed by the Prithvi Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway along the southern fringes, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Trek Type: Medium Trek ( requires 5/6h walking/day)
- Accommodation : Camping/ home stays in local houses
- Food: Locally available food and Kitchen Team Prepared Food
- Transportation: Kathmandu-Shyabrubensi, Gyangsang Phedi/Dhading Kathmandu in Jeep
- Trek Permit: Normal TIMS and LNP Entry
- Leading Team: 1 trek guide, 1 Cook with Kitchen Team and 1 porter for two member (20kg/per porter)
- The trail has many options after the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
- 1) The trail can go via Borang-Jharlang-Dhakhaphedi-Kathmandu
- 2) To continue with Laba Gaon and again take high passes of GHT trail and turn the direction towards the Tinsure View Point and trek down to Dangsing-Phulkharka-Kathmandu.
- 3) We have proposed to trek from Laba Gaon to Ri Gaon and trek down to Dharkha Phedi-Kathmandu.
- DAY 01: KATHMADU-SHYABRUBENSI (1467M)
- DAY 02: TREK UP TO GATLANG VILLAGE (2238M)
- DAY 03: TREK UP TO SOMDANG (3271M)
- DAY 04: TREK UP TO PANGSANG BHANJYANG (3842M)
- DAY 05: TREK DOWN TO CHALISE VILLAGE (1875M)
- DAY 06: TREK TO HINDUNG GAON (2402M)
- DAY 07: TREK UP TO THULO DHUNGA (3337M)
- DAY 08: TREK UP TO BASE CAMP /NOJET KHARKA (3691M)
- DAY 09: DAY EXPLORATIONS IN BASE CAMP
- DAY 10: TREK DOWN TO HINDUNG GAON
- DAY 11: TREK TO LABA GAON (1850M)
- DAY 12: TREK TO RI GAON (1840M)
- DAY 13: TREK DOWN TO RIGAON PHEDI (842M)
- DAY 14: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU BY JEEP
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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- – TIMS & National Park Entry Fees
- – All land transport cost mentioned in the itinerary.
- – Licensed & experienced trekking guide with staffs & their salary
- – Trekking staff’s insurances, food, equipment and accommodation
- – Camping Equipment & Food during the trek (3 meals with tea and coffee).
- – Evacuation flight arrangements
- – Ice-Axes, Crampons and Ropes (optional for the pass)
- – All government taxes
EXCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- – International flight tickets & taxes
- – Nepal entry visa fees (40$ )
- – Meals in the city (8-12 $ )
- – Evacuation insurance
- – Personal equipment (trekking boot, sun glass, sleeping bags, sticks etc)
- – Personal medical expenses
- – Tips to staffs (3$/day)