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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for those who prefer outdoor camping to staying in hotels and crave for off-the-beaten-path excursions. If you too have an appetite first-hand experience of adventurous trips to least-explored destinations, this trek is probably among the best ones you could find in Nepal.
Despite its proximity to the capital city of Nepal, the Ganesh Himal Region remained away from limelight for a long time until it finally caught attention of the concerned authorities. Today this region offers about a dozen existential treks with homestay, teahouse or tented camps as accommodation options. The Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek offered Orbit Alpine Adventures is one of the most worthwhile trips among such treks as it takes us to some fascinating and secret destinations in the Ganesh Himal Region, which is situated between Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project areas.
Highlights of this camping trek include vivid wildflowers, stunning waterfalls that further beautify the lush mountainous scenery, hot springs for you to take relaxing dips into, and the cultural and biological diversity that the region is blessed with. On our trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp, you will come across several sensational viewpoints offering sublime vista of the Himalayas, especially the Ganesh Himal Range.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be greeted at the airport and will go to your hotel. You can freshen up and have some sightseeing. In the evening we will explain about the program ahead.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will go for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. You will be accompanied by our professional tour guide. The sightseeing includes visiting Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Come back to hotel and in the evening you can hang-out around Thamel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang (1,250m)
After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang via Trishuli Bazaar by bus. The path leads with the beautiful scenery and passes through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was the center for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. After lunch at Trishuli bazaar we again drive through gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang. While driving to the village you can view rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje (765m)
After breakfast, we start our trek to Katunje. At first our trek goes downhill and later, uphill. After the walk for few hours our trek leads to flat lands. The path to the Katunje Bazaar is covered with pine and rhododendron forests, terraced farming, small streams and green hills. After a walk of 7 hours we reach Katunje Bazaar where you can have first quick look of Ganesh Himal from here. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m)
We begin our trek to Kintang Phedi (655m.) and it takes about five and half hours. In the beginning the trail goes downhill till Lapang Besi. Now you walk along the river bank until you reach Kintang Phedi. En route you pass several traditional villages, farming terraces, fishing spot and beautiful green hills. Kintang Phedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). There are few typical houses, shops with minimal supply and terraces where local people grow potatoes and other food grains.
Day 06: Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m)
We start our trek to Jharlang which takes about six hours. Then slowly walk by passing through the villages, terraces farming and green hills. This village is the settlement of Tamang, Brahmin and Chhetris respectively. They grow the maize, millet, rice, wheat, buck wheat and green vegetable. Jharlang is a Tamang village. You find a government school and many typical houses. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Jharlang to Chalise(2000m)
In the morning we start our trek from Jharlang to Chalise. This takes about six hours. We pass through the Tamang villages, in which Borang and Shertum among the famous Tamang villages. There are schools, health post, chortens and mani walls in these Tamang villages. The main occupations of the people are farming. From the Chalise you can look green hills, terraces and villages at far distance. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Chalise to Hindung
Today we trekto Hindung which takes about five hours. We have to go downhill up to Menchet Khola (stream) and crossing this stream you trek steep up and then slowly reach Hindung. The people of this village are friendly and cooperative. The villagers mainly grow the potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. The village has got mani wall and prayer flags in some parts. This village is last village in our trek to Ganesh Himal Base camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 09: Hindung to Rajgang Kharka
In the morning, we walk to the Rajgang Kharka and it takes about five and half hours. The trail is flat land and covered with rhododendron forest and natural vegetation up to Rajgang Kharka. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and it mainly grassland. Except winter season the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing in the open land. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo-Seto Kunda
After breakfast, we trek for 6 hours to reach Kalo-Seto Kunda (a lake) at base camp. The trail leads by narrow and uphill which is covered with forest for few hours. In this high altitude we can find alpine grass. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones where as the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are ice-covered. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Rest Day at Base Camp
Today is extra day. We will be free for whole day. We can visit Kalo-Seto Kunda. From here you can enjoy majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and many others. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Ganesh Himal base Camp to Rajgang Kharka
After breakfast, we are ready for trek to Rajgang Kharka, which takes about six hours. The trail goes along the down and narrow path where we will find alpine grass on both sides of the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2,000m)
We start our trek from Rajgang Kharka to Chalise, which takes about six hours. The trail moves downhill all the way to Chalise. While trekking we will pass by forests till Hindung and crossing few Tamang villages. Then we finally reach at Chalise. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Chalise to Laba Besi (1500m)
Today we walk towards Laba Besi and it takes about six hours. We trek downhill trail to Laba Besi. This trail pass through pine forests, Tamang villages, farming terraces, green hills and villages at far distance. Laba Besi lies at the bank of Ankhu and Laba Kholar. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Laba Besi to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m)
In the morning we trek from Laba Besi to Manyang Bhanjyang for about five hours. The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals. Then again from there our trail leads uphill to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first sight of Ganesh Himal. The main crop is potato here. Manyang Bhanjyang is a point where we can find forests and grass land here. This is a perfect place for camping as your camping site is surrounded by rhododendron and oak forests.
Day 16: Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m)
After breakfast, we trek to Majhgaun which take six hours. The trail moves slowly down hill through the rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills. Today we can have pleasant views of Manaslu range, Buddha peak on a clear weather and other unnamed mountains and peaks. Reaching at Majhgaun we will find local people being busy in farming but some people have migrated elsewhere. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Majgaun to Budathum
We trek from Majhgaun to Budathum for about five hours. We will pass through village, forests, streams and terraces. The trail makes pleasant by beautiful scenery. Finally we reach Budathum. It is a small town with local old market. This village is conquered by Newar community. From here we can enjoy the stunning views of Manaslu range at far distance.
Day 18: Budhathum to Aarught Bazaar (500m) and Drive to Kathmandu
We start our trek from Budhathum to Arughat Bazaar which takes about two hours. On the way we pass through the few streams, villages, farming terraces, small forests. Reaching at Arughat Bazaar, it is covers by small area and old market. In Arughat Bazaar there is health post, school, market, motor able road. Then from Arughat Bazaar we drive back to the Kathmandu. The road passes through the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Finally we reach at the Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 19: A Day of Leisure in Kathmandu Valley – More Sightseeing
Today we can have free day in Kathmandu. As per your wish you can visit our office or can do shopping or buy gift for your friends and relatives. In the evening we will have farewell dinner with cultural show.
Day 20: Airport Transfer
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight we will take you to the airport.
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