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Amrit Marg, Thamel

Ganesh Himal Trekking

08 Days
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USD$ 1200

Trip Introduction




Trip Duration

17 Days


Trip Highlights:

“Enjoy perfect tranquility exploring around less visited areas of Ganesh Himal Within great mountains of Manaslu and Ganesh and close to Langtang Himal Walk into complete wilderness covered within dense alpine woodland In the country where elusive wild-life often spotted like the rare Red-Panda Adventure beyond main trekking trails and villages into serene wild country.”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode: Staying in tourist standard hotels while in Kathmandu. On treks staying overnight in local lodges and in tents with full camping facilities

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks with uphill and downhill with a touch of high altitude on the climb over Penang Bhanjyang- La at 3,850 m / 12,705 ft high.                                                

Trekking Areas:  Nepal North Mid West around Central Himalaya within Ganesh and Manaslu mountain range.

Trekking Duration: 13 nights and 14 days with drives both ways.

Highest altitude: Crossing Pansang Bhanjyang-La at above 5, 106 m high.

People and Culture: Lower areas of mix tribe of people of both Hindu and Buddhist religions of various interesting cultures, high hills populated by Tamang people the main hill tribes of Ganesh and Central Himalaya of Buddhism religion with impressive colorful culture.

Total Trip: 16 Nights and 17 Days from Arrival to departure (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).

Seasons: March to May and September to November months, March to May best time when morning to mid-day with clear fine weather for views and walks with mild temperatures, right times for treks to Manaslu when wildflowers are in full bloom times, especially the rhododendron flowers. Rhododendron from tall trees to bushes with flowers that blossom of various species and colors that decorate the hill and valleys (national flower of Nepal). October to November months another best time for treks around autumn/fall days are clear for views as well right temperatures for walks, can be cold during night and morning times with chances of snow in high areas around high Ganesh Himal area and above 1,800 meters high.


Ganesh Himal Trekking takes you to remarkable adventure away from mainstream trekking trails into the pure wilderness and beyond human settlement and villages. Ganesh Himal Trekking certainly a great walk that leads you into the pristine wilderness of high mountains of Nepal Central Himalaya that includes massive Ganesh Himal with Manaslu in the west and Langtang Himal towards east direction. The walk leads you into remote rural farm villages often ventured by few trekkers where you can have the full pleasure trekking in tranquil surroundings facing outmost views of Ganesh and adjoining mountains. Ganesh Himal stats with an exciting overland journey to reach a low warm area of Gorkha at Arughat a farm and agricultural town by the side raging Buri Gandaki River that flows from the glacier of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.  Walking past nice interesting villages and farmland then entering into densely forested surroundings of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines with some bamboo makes this lush green vegetation a perfect habitation for some mountain wild-life like deer, snow-leopard and elusive Red Panda often seen on this walks. Finally, the adventure leads to the high and scenic hill at Pansang Bhanjyang-La the tallest spot of the walk where you can enjoy the grand panorama with close views of Ganesh-Langtang-Manaslu and as far towards Annapurna Himalaya range. On leaving Ganesh Himal area where walk leads to long descend to reach lower farm areas of Nuwakot district at interesting Trisuli Bazaar town, then short drive takes you to Kathmandu to complete our wonderful adventure on Ganesh Himal Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat 670 m- 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Manbu 1,300 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Lamo Dhunga 2,200 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Nauban Kharka 2,750 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Khading 2, 570 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Timila school 1,760 m ahead Tirigaon - 06 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Chalisa 1920 m - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Marmelung Kharka 3,200 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Pangsang La 3,850 meters - 04 hrs.

Day 12: Rest day for short hike and exploration.

Day 13: Trek to Rupchet 3,045 m - 06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Saline 2,500m - 05 hrs. 

Day 15: Trek to Deurali 1,500m - 05 hrs. 

Day 16: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu. 

Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Yeti Mountain staff and guides for short transfer to your hotel in center of Kathmandu city around interesting Thamel area or nearby. On checking into your rooms getting refreshed briefing of the treks with other useful information, with welcome dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs.

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Morning by 9 a.m. where our city guide will take you for an interesting tour around great places steeped with world heritage sites and monuments, after a half day or full day tour back to hotel preparation for the treks.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat 670 m - 06 hrs.

Morning transfer for exciting overland drives towards Mid West on Nepal's busy and main highway as the journey leads to lower warmer mid hills past farm villages and towns with views of snow-capped peaks. As the drive continues with few refreshing stops head west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha areas to reach at warm sub-tropical Arughat for an overnight stop with the first night in tented camps or in local lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Manbu 1,300 m - 06 hrs.

The first-day walk starts into the forest past smaller villages to reaching a wide valley and tributary streams that run into Buri Gandaki River, walking on the gradual trail to Arkhet a nice farm village, crossing over Buri Gandaki River, fed from the glacier of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. The walk leads into Dhading district are to reach Manabu village with a short climb of few hours past Bahun-Gaon towards overnight camp at Manabu village facing view of Himal Chuli and Boudha Himal.

Day 05: Trek to Lamo Dhunga 2,200 m - 06 hrs.

From Manabu walk to Dhunchet on a gradual path for two hours and climb to many smaller villages and forest to reach Dhunchet for lunch, the walk continues with a climb for an hour to Lama Dhunga for overnight camp.

Day 06: Trek to Nauban Kharka 2,750 m - 06 hrs.

After overnight at Lama Dhunga, morning walk leads into complete forested area and crossing streams than with nice walk of few hours and last climb of the day to reach at Nubian Kharka for overnight camp. The camp offers grand views of Himal Chuli and Boudha Himal within Manaslu mountain range. 

Day 07: Trek to Yarsa via Khading 2, 570 m - 05 hrs.

Morning crosses Nubian Bhanjyang an hour climb with views of snowcapped peaks, walk downhill to Khading for few hours facing views of Ganesh Himal peaks Ganesh III and Ganesh Himal IV and then descend to Yarsa for overnight camp.

Day 08: Trek to Timila school 1,760 m ahead Tirigaon - 06 hrs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

From here views of peaks, with an hour with a steep climb to Kupchet and downhill to Lapche, to cross a small stream to Kapor Gaon, the walk continues to Timila school yard close from Tiri-Gaon village for overnight camp.

Day 09: Trek to Chalisa 1920 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk follows past Tiri-Gaon for few hours to reach Tatopani ‘hot spring’, enjoy a dip in hot spring after refreshing break continue an hour walk to Dudari Khola and climb high up to Chalisa for overnight camp, offers a vista of landscapes with snow-capped mountains.

Day 10: Trek to Marmelung Kharka 3,200 m – 06 hrs.

Morning visit old monastery, walk downhill to Tipling River valley gorge and cross a bridge, then with a steep climb to Tipling for two hours then reaching at  Marmelung Kharka for an overnight stop.

Day 11: Trek to Pangsang La 3,850 meters – 04 hrs.

After Marmelung Kharka, climb into forested ridge towards Pansang Bhanjyang the highest point of the trek at 3,850 m / 12,705 ft high. Penang Bhanjyang top rewards you with a panorama of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu as far towards Annapurna Himalaya, at Pansang area for lunch and overnight stop with wonderful views.

Day 12: Rest day for short hike and exploration.

Rest day in the backdrop of Ganesh-Langtang Himal with Manaslu range, a pleasant place for rest and hikes explore hidden areas of Ganesh Himal areas, with chances of spotting wildlife also.

Day 13: Trek to Rupchet 3,045m - 06 hrs.

From Penang Bhanjyang downhill with some switchbacks from one side of the ridge to the other side of the hill, then with dramatic descent and off to reach at the end of high Tiru Danda, from here down on rocky gully to reach Rupchet just above tree-lines for overnight camp.

Day 14: Trek to Saline 2,500 m - 05 hrs. 

Morning walk into the forest with long descend to Salankhu Khola side, and back among agricultural farmlands and small villages, finally reaching at Saline village for an overnight camp on an open terrace lands close to the village after a nice day walks.

Day 15: Trek to Deurali 1,540 m - 05 hrs. 

Traverse past terraced fields, cross steep small pass into the forest to Boldu-Gaon village, continue to walk on winding and the zig-zag path down to Deurali village for last overnight camp. 

Day 16: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu. 

After breakfast and fabulous time around Ganesh Himal today the last day walks where the route leads to low warm farmland and villages with a short downhill walk to reach the busy town of Trisuli Bazaar. At Trisuli Bazaar walks completes with the drive of few hours to Kathmandu, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. 

Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders and impressive cultures, as your international flight time transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu for home-ward bound or to respective destinations, after a memorable experience and adventure on Ganesh Himal Trekking with great services of Yeti Mountain Treks.


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