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Ganesh Himal Trek

Trip Overview


Ganesh Himal Trek is off-the-beaten trekking trail of Nepal with least number of trekkers. Located in Central Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu, Ganesh Himal trek have much more to offer travelers. From the majestic and picturesque views of snow-capped mountains to the culturally rich villages along with an opportunity to spot unique flora and fauna. Ganesh Himal trek is named after the Hindus holy elephant headed god “Ganesh” of good fortune. The Ganesh Himal peaks Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV stands out like crystals, forming a “Great Himalayan Chain” in skyline. Ganesh Himal Trek takes you through breathtaking meadows and untouched coniferous forest and hike through a forest filled with Rhododendron flowers of different colors and ethnic and culturally rich villages.

Ganesh Himal Trek starts from sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu including- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Drive to Betrawati and trek to Kispang. Passing through the villages like Kispang, Gonga, Rupchet, Larkap leads us to Pangsang La at an elevation of 3800m, being an ultimate destination of Ganesh Himal Trek. Explore the majestic and splendid views of Ganesh Himal range and diversified landscape. Explore the flora and fauna, rich cultural villages and beautiful forest of Rhododendron. Following the trail and crossing more villages like Somdang, Gatlang leads us to Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu. Gradual walk through villages and forest passing the meadows and exploring the natural beauty, Ganesh Himal is best suitable for people who want to be close with nature in a peaceful environment. With more rest days for acclimatization, Ganesh Himal trek is suitable for all age group of people.

The best season for Ganesh Himal trek is February to May and August to December. Experience the majestic views of Ganesh Himal range including the splendid views of diversified landscape, terraced farmlands, gorges, etc. Come, join with Moonline Tours P. Ltd to experience the stunning views of Ganesh Range, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Hiunchuli, etc. You will be overwhelmed by the landscapes, mountain views, picturesque sceneries during Ganesh Himal Trek that you will memorize for your lifetime.


  • Kathmandu sightseeing- UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Close-up view of Ganesh Himal range including Langtang, Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
  • Culturally rich villages.
  • Least crowded and off-the-beaten trekking route.
  • Scenic drive along the bank of Trishuli River.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet and greet our representatives from Moonline Tours P. Ltd and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and short description of Ganesh Himal Trek enroute. Roam around the streets of Kathmandu if you have free time.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Guided sightseeing tour at UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu including; Kathmandu Durbar square- an ancient courtyard with temples and monuments from the 13th to the 15th century, Pashupatinath- a holy temple of Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva at the bank of Bagmati River, Boudhanath- a largest Buddhist shrine with more than 200 monks praying around the stupa, and Swayambhunath- the oldest Buddhist shrine at the hillock and an important pilgrimage sites of both Hindus and Buddhist. Remaining time free for self-relaxation and exploration around Kathmandu.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu, drive to Betrawati. Observe the local villages, terraced farmlands, diversified landscape and drive along the bank of Trishuli River. Enjoying the natural beauty with a view of Ganesh Himal range leads us to Betrawati. Roam around Betrawati bazar in the evening.

Overnight at Betrawati.
Driving Time: 5 hours

From Betrawati, trek to Kispang. The trail gradually ascends through terraced farmlands till we reach Kispang at an elevation of 1900m. Kispang; the village of Tamang and Dalit people consists of a small monastry of Buddhist and a holy river with Hindus temple. Kispang is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist people. Roam around Kispang village in the evening.

Overnight at Kispang.
Walking Time: 5 hours

From Kispang, the trail gradually ascends through terraces and a nice waterfall that leads us to Bhalche village; a village of Tamang people. Observe the school and government health post with Buddhist prayers flags at Bhalche. The trail ascends through a jungle crossing some small streams enroute leads us to Thulo Chour; a beautiful ground in the middle of the jungle. Passing through the dense forest of Rhododendron and Pine trees and crossing several small streams. Observing the wildlife and splendid views of Langtang range leads us to Gonga village.

Overnight at Gonga.
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours

Enjoy the early morning view of Langtang and Tibet range. From Gonga, the trail passes through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine with an opportunity to spot animals like Monkeys, Leopard, etc. The trail is steep and variation in altitude makes it more difficult. Following the trail leads us to Rupchet. Roam around Rupchet village in the evening.

Overnight at Rupchet.
Walking Time: 5 hours

Acclimatization is very important to travel in higher altitude in order to prevent altitude sickness. Since this is your free day at Rupchet, roam around Rupchet bazar and observe the mesmerizing views of the Great Himalayan Chain and Tibet mountain range. Explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people.

Overnight at Rupchet.

From Rupchet, trek to Sing La also known as Highlander pass at an elevation of 4100m to observe the stunning view of Sunrise over the Himalayas. Observe the mesmerizing views of Ganesh, Langtang and Annapurna range along with Mt. Manaslu, Fishtail, Gosaikunda range, and Tibetan range. Observe the mountains over 8000m. After exploring for some more time, the trail descends gradually to Larkap.

Overnight at Larkap.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours

Leaving the beautiful Larkap village behind, the trail gently ascends to Pangsang la at an elevation of 3800m. Observe the beautiful views of snow-capped mountains including Ganesh, Langtang and Tibetan range. Explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people.

Overnight at Pangsang La.
Walking Time: 6 hours

From Pangsang La, the trail descends downhill through the thick and dense forest of rhododendron and enjoying the picturesque view of Great Mountain view leads us to Somdang at an elevation of 3200m. Explore around Somdang village in the evening.

Overnight at Somdang.
Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours

Since today is your rest day in Somdang, short hike to Pangsang La Pass at an elevation of 3800m to observe the majestic and stunning views of mountain ranges including: Ganesh, Langtang, Annapurna and Tibetan range along with the superb views of Fishtail, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, etc. After spending some more time at Pangsang La Pass, you can often hike to Jaisali Kunda at an elevation of 4000m. Observe the best and close-up views of Ganesh Himal range. This alpine place is full of vegetation. Hike back to Somdang via same trail.

Overnight at Somdang.
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours

From Somdang. The trail ascends through Khurpe Bhanjyang. The trail descends downhill from Khurpe Bhanjyang to Gatlang; a village with small holy lake. Explore around Gatlang in the evening.

Overnight at Gatlang.
Walking Time: 6 hours

Leaving the beautiful Gatlang behind, following the trail, we come across the small monastery. The trail is covered with Mani walls, chortens and colorful prayer flags. Observing the culture and tradition of local people and walking alongside of a river leads us to Syabrubesi at an elevation of 1600m. Roam around Syabrubesi in the evening.

Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Walking Time: 5 hours

From Syabrubesi, drive back to Kathmandu. The road is rough although you can observe the beautiful views of Ganesh himal range. Observing the terraced farmlands, local settlements and driving along the bank of Trishuli River leads us to Kathmandu. Remaining day free for self-exploration and relaxation. Since this is your last day of Ganesh Himal trek, with lots of memories, we bid you “Goodbye”.

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