Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Make and exciting trek towards the popular destination with less crowded area providing every flavour of beauty created by amazing flora and faunas, swift flowing river, number of cultural villages and amazing mountains. Begin the trip after a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Go round the trip guided by experienced guide and potters all along the way.
The swift flowing Budi-Gandaki River, numbers of suspension bridges, waterfalls, greenery added by rice paddies and the cattle grazing nearby the river and terrace farm makes out the journey livelier. Mix up with the variety of Nepali cultures and traditions that of Hindu and Buddhist communities, their lifestyle, traditional houses, temples and monuments to visit and warm greetings pleases every traveller passing by and explore the wide Nepali culture and tradition. Make a way through Jagat, Lokpa, Chhumling and Lamagaoun and get welcomed by the prayer's flag leading towards Mu Gompa (largest monastery of Manaslu region), Rachhen Gompa, Chortens, the mysterious Milarepa Cave, and numerous monuments which is considered as a sacred place of Buddhist. Capturing a captivating panorama of the immense mountain peaks proceed towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp that provides a jaw dropping view of spectacular Ganesh Himal I, II, III, IV, VI. (6908m-7422m), Langtang, Bouddha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchre, South Annapurna and Annapurna II. Make a way towards the terraced farmland with a mesmerizing view of cattle rearing, water bridges, enchanting forest and various kinds of landscapes. Move towards Soti-khola via Domje, Lokpa and Jagat and return back to Kathmandu with the delightment of such a great experience towards a unique trail.

Trip Highlights

  • The fascinating trail of Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek leads towards the colourful forests, impressive waterfalls, beautiful rivers and the viewpoint of the splendorous Mountain range.
  • Explore the historical crafts and monuments influenced by Tibetan culture including RachhenGompa, Chortens, Mu Gompa, Milarepa Cave, and other sites. In addition, spend the quality time with community people experiencing their lifestyle and cultures adopted by them.
  • Taking the steps at the incredible landscapes, step towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp that provides an astonishing view of the splendid mountains such as- Ganesh Himal range, Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang range, number of snow-capped peaks and glaciers magnifying the glory of this place.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon level of service; Deluxe, Standard and budget as well as per the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest), highly experienced city tour guide, and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu–Sotikhola and Soti Khola - Kathmandu both way transportation (one can choose private vehicle or public sharing as per budget and interest)
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day.
  • One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • All required National Park/Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel

We pick you from the airport and take you to your chosen resort/hotel. Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request. Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02 - Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu

We organize a guided tour across a large number of worldwide heritage sites found in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and more.

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m/2,328ft altitude) 7-8Hrs drive

You will move downhill via car or bus towards the Sole Bazaar hill town and later on, will pass from Trishuli Bazaar i.e. a small hub of the region. Starting from this point, you will pass through gravel road until and unless you reach Sotikhola. You will get beautiful sceneries of river, green hills, small gorges and rice terraces.

Day 04 - Trek from Sotikhola to Maccha Khola (900m/2,952ft altitude) 6-7 Hrs walk

t the start of your trek, you have to follow descent and gradual path as well as an uphill trail. Later on, you will be able to pass through flat land for reaching to your destination. On reaching to Maccha Khola you will get the first glimpse of the famous Ganesh Himal.

Day 05 - Trek from Machhikhola to Jagat (1340m) (6-7 hrs walk).

ABreakfast at teahouse. On this day, we will move from Machha Khola to Jagat where the trail goes through remote ethnic settlements, lush forests that are seasonally treasured with blooming rhododendron flower, meadows, beautiful waterfalls, and inhibitant settlement of gurung community. We will spend a night at Jagat village .

Day 06 - Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2240m) (5-6 hrs walk)

Breakfast at teahouse. We pass through different local villages and get a chance to see the life in mountains. Also, we will the local food in between the way.

Day 07 - Trek from Lokpa to Chhumling (3230m) (4-5 hrs walk)

Breakfast at teahouse. Walk through the small suspension bridge an d encounter various uphill and downhill. During the walk, we are supposed to carry food by our own as there are no lodges in between. We can find few tea houses after a long walk and an old monasteries carrying religious significance along with the amazing view of Ganesh Himal.

Day 08 - Trek from Chhumling to Lamagaun (3240m) via Chhokung Paro (3031m) (5-6 hrs walk).

We will start walking early morning and cross the Serpu khola and Gho village enjoying the views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal and spend a night at Lamagaun observing the lifestyle, culture of the people at that region.

Day 09 - Trek from Lamagaun to Mu Gumpa (3700m) (5-6 hrs walk)

This day, we will cross the the small forest, villages and suspension bridge to reach Mu Ghumpa. Awalk through the west bank of the valley and Tibetan landscapes takes to Mu Ghompa. Mu Ghompa is a famous and religious Ghompa among Tibetans and is almost close to Tibetan border.

Day 10 - Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft altitude) 3-4 Hrs walk

Walk through the lower and higher steep and many more communities to reach Rachhen Gumpa. The Gumpa was established in 1905, that consists1000 terracotta images of Avalokiteshowra (Chenresing) and other idols narrating to Mahayana Buddhism. The craft and paintings. Then, we will move towards Chhokung and spent a night there.

Day 11 - Trek from Chhokung Paro to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m) via Domje (5-6 hrs walk)

Today, we will walk through the several settlements along with gompas, prayer flag and mani walls. We will visit the Gumpa Lungdang and the small villages from where we can see the panorama of giant mountains.

Day 12 - Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4-5 hrs walk)

An excursion across Kalo Seto Kunda lets you to get majestic views of Paldor Himal, Ganesh Himal and various others, while finally take to the Ganesh Himal base camp.

Day 13 - Trek back to Domje (4-5 hrs walk)

After spending a quality time at the base camp we will return to Domje with a wonderful memory and continue our journey to explore more.

Day 14 - Trek from Domje to Lokpa (2240m) (5-6 hrs walk)

We will walk through various downhill and uphill exploring the beautiful forest and small villages and spent a night at Lokpa.

Day 15 - Trek from Lokpa to Jagat (1340m) (5-6 hrs walk)

Cross the various suspension bridges and uncover the beauty of the woodland covered with flowers as per season. The steep land and the bushes along the way and the atmosphere with the views of Himalayas will take you to Jagat.

Day 16 - Trek from Jagat to Soti Khola

Walk from Jagat to Soti khola gets to discover the small bridges and waterfalls with the Soti river flowing at the side of the trial.

Day 17 - Drive back to Kathmandu

From Soti Khola we will drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching to Kathmandu, you will get a spare day to enjoy a large number of personal activities and spend a evening time with farewell dinner.

Day 18 - Departure. Transfer to airport as per flight schedule

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.