Ganesh Himal trek is one of the most exciting and less explored trekking destinations of Nepal situated in the north-central region of the country. So it is located in the middle of the Eastern Langtang Himal and Western Mansiri Himal. This trek is suitable for those who are looking for natural scenery and adventure in Nepal. Although we are not using any technology, its natural resources always surprise us. Ganesh Himal Trek attracts thousands of adventure lovers and tourists yearly in Nepal. Most of the hotels and lodges were already packed mainly in the spring and autumn seasons. This trek explores the impressive and outstanding views of the mountain range such as Ganesh, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and other snow-covered peaks. This trek also offers impressive things such as potato fields, bamboo, pine forest, and rice on the way which makes extra excitement during the journey.
The Ganesh Himal Trek journey starts from Kathmandu to the Balche through a drive. This is a 7-day trekking journey and you will walk 6 to 7 hours per day and easily complete as per the itinerary without any rush. This trek starts at Trishuli Bazar and ends at Dhading Besi. This trail traverses you through a broad spectrum of ethnic Nepali cultures and stunning natural scenery. During this trek, you can enjoy the views of picturesque waterfalls, amazing rock structures, dramatic landscapes, and towering cliffs. Ganesh Himal Trek passes through this region from west to east and the highest point of this trek i.e. Sing La Pass offers eye-dazzling views of the entire Nepalese Himalaya. If you have only short vacations and want to enjoy trekking greatly, then the Ganesh Himal trek is the best destination for you. Enjoy Nepal Treks Expedition and Tours Pvt.Ltd provides you with the best trekking service with incredible fun on your journey.
Difficulty Level of the Ganesh Himal Trek
The difficulty level of the Ganesh Himal Trek is considered as moderate level. It is the shortest and most excellent trekking destination in Nepal. The highest peak in this trek is the Ganesh Himal (7,422m). During this trek, there are three other peaks above 7000 m and some fourteen others are above 6000m. The chance of altitude sickness is lower in the Ganesh Himal trek than in other Mountain treks. The highest elevation point of the Ganesh Himal Trek is the Sing Ri La and you will reach there within 9 days of trekking.
If we are physically and mentally prepared to trek the Ganesh Himal trek then beginners can also trek without any rush. We also need to carry medicine and other equipment during this trek. But if you have experience of Trekking on higher altitudes, you will enjoy a lot with this nature and get unforgettable memories. If you have suffered from a critical health problem such as heart and lung diseases, you need to consult with the doctors first.
Best Season for the Ganesh Himal Trek
According to the geography, temperature, and weather conditions of Nepal, the seasons are divided into 4 categories. The best season for the Ganesh Himal trek is difficult to predict but autumn (September, November, December) and spring (May, April, June) are considered the best for trekking. So in this season, routes and weather are very clear and have low chances of rainfall. Based on the Nepali calendar, Nepal has its local season called as ‘Ritu’ and every ritu has two months. They are listed below:
1. Autumn Season(September, October, November)
Autumn Season starts in mid-September and mid-November. In this season Sky is clear, fresh air and rare rain with a moderate traveling temperature. From the Ganesh Himal trek, we can see the eye-dazzling view of the mountain ranges such as Langtang, Annapurna, Ganesh, and Manaslu. Nepali’s main festival Dashain and Tihar is also in this season so most of the Nepali people come for trekking to enjoy their vacation with nature. It is one of the best seasons for trekking so the mountainous region is full of tourists during this season. For the Ganesh Himal Trek, autumn is one of the best because it also has a high altitude.
2. Summer Season
This season is also called the monsoon season. This season mainly occurs in the Jun, July, and August months. This season is not preferred for the Ganesh Himal Trek because of steady rainfall, and natural disasters such as landslides and floods on the different parts of the route. There is a high chance of rainfall in the Terai region such as Chitwan, and Birgunj and the weather becomes very hot. In this season, fewer tourists are coming to visit Nepal. Due to the unpredictable weather, we are not suggesting a trek in this season except Lower Dolpo, Tiri La Pass, Upper Mustang, and Tsum Valley.
3. Spring Season
Spring Season occurs from Mid-March to Mid-May and is the best season for the tourist destination and Ganesh Himal trek also. If rare rain falls there is a high chance of snowfall so we can see the panoramic view of the mountain from Here. We can also enjoy the high ice-covered peaks and play with our teams. This season has warm weather (not hot or cold) and mostly so many thousands of tourists are attracted yearly In Nepal which makes it comfortable for motorbike rides also. It is between Chaitra and Baisakh month.
So, the spring season can be considered one of the best seasons for the tours. This season is the best time for motorbiking tours also due to the stable and favorable weather. In this season, due to its low range of rainfall, roads are clearer with dry and smooth locations. I would recommend this tour to any of you if you want to enjoy riding with good adventures in Nepal safely.
4. Winter Season
Winter season occurs from late November to February and is typically rain-free and clear. High altitude areas above 3,000 meters will be snowy and very cold indeed with nighttime temperatures of -10°C not uncommon. This is one of the coldest seasons in Nepal. Winters are miserably cold in the higher altitude and there are chances of snowfall in these areas. The winter season offers a clear sky, bright sunny days, and cool weather so short and easy treks to the Hills are highly recommended in this season. This season is suitable to trek the Ganesh Himal. If you want to see and enjoy the snow but it becomes more risky also. Are you searching for a winter vacation destination? Here is what Enjoy Nepal Treks Expedition and Tours Pvt.Ltd will offer you if you are visiting Nepal during winter through motorbiking and Jeep.
Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights
- It provides an impressive surrounding mountain glacier in addition to the extreme views.
- Explores the Impressive high altitude with many passes such as Sing La Pass.
- There is an exciting view of Ganesh, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and ice-covered peaks.
- Enjoy the unique culture, customs, and lifestyles of the Sherpa and Rai people by interacting with them.
- Experience the wildlife animals such as snow leopards, Red Panda, and Himalayan Black Bear.
- Explore the historical culture with monasteries, Prayer flags, Chortens, and many others.
- See the green forest, rivers, and waterfalls on the way.
The available Food during your Ganesh Himal Trek
Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the less popular tourist destinations for trekking in Nepal. So only limited food and drink items are available during this trek route and lodge. Due to lack of the transportation facility and the undeveloped mountain region, the cost of food, drinks, and accommodation is more expensive than in Kathmandu Valley, Terai, and hilly regions. They bring their daily needed things using domestic porter animals such as mules, Horses, etc, and through a plane.
Although there is no Highway facility, the tea shop, Hotel and lodge provide you with the following food and drinks on the way of your trip. So if you have a group then the food and accommodation package will be more affordable than the solo.
Soup Items: Rara noodles soup, tomato soup, local soup, Timur soup, chicken soup, Daal soup, and potato soup.
Rice Items: Veg Dalbhat, Non- Veg Dal Bhat, Egg Fried Rice, Veg Fried Rice, Mixed Fried Rice, Cheese, etc.
Spaghetti Items: Veg Spaghetti Bolognaise, Egg Spaghetti Bolognaise, etc.
Breakfast Items: bread of barely, boiled potato, egg pancake, tomato omelet, cheese omelet, etc.
Hot drinks Items: Black Tea, Hot water, coffee, etc.
Cold drinks Items: coca cola, sprite, fruity juice, Fanta, red bull, beer, Vodka, etc. are available.
Noodle Items: Rara, Waiwai, Pretty, and Chaumin are available.
Chocolate Items: All chocolate items such as Snickers, KitKat, and Churpi which is necessary to prevent altitude sickness.
Trekking Gear list for Ganesh Himal Trek
During any trek, there are many pieces of equipment, which are always necessary for your trip. So without it, it is always impossible to trek and very dangerous for your health. Some of the gear lists during the Ganesh Himal trek are below:
- Trekking stick
- Chocolates and water bottle
- Medicine of altitude sickness may happen due to high altitude.
- Down or windproof jacket with boot
- Gloves and sunglasses and others
- Sleeping bag
- First-aid Kit
- Lightweight trekking pants
- Tourist duffle bag
- Hiking boots
- Extra soaks
- Personal skincare products such as sunscreen, hand sanitizers, toilet paper, etc.
- Extra passport photocopies and photos with personnel information
1. Where is the Ganesh Himal located?
Ganesh Himal is situated in the north-central part of Nepal. It lies between the western Langtang and eastern Manaslu Himal. These Himal ranges are spread in Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhading, and Rasuwa Districts.
2. What is the height of Ganesh Mountain?
The highest peak in this trek is the Ganesh Himal (7,422m). During this trek, there are three other peaks above 7000 m and some fourteen others are above 6000m.
3. Is a permit card required for the Ganesh Himal Trek?
Yes, to trek the Ganesh Himal you just need a TIMS card and Langtang National Park Permit card only and the cost is also lower than other trekking places. So you can trek with a low budget and get an amazing experience from the natural scenery.
4. Can you drink Alcohol on the Ganesh Himal Trek?
Yes, you can drink alcohol at night in your accommodation. Alcohol is not banned during the Ganesh Himal Trek. In the hotel and lodge you can get many types of drinks such as Beer, Khukuri Rum, Old Durbar, Red Bull, and many others. It is very dangerous to drink on a walking day because the route of trekking is very risky. It is suitable to drink on nights for fun with groups in hotels or lodges.
5. What rules and regulations should be followed on the Ganesh Himal Trek?
During the Ganesh Himal trek, we have to follow the following rules and regulations. So the actions that are not allowed in this area are:
- Do not fire on the National Park area during the route of your trek.
- No fighting
- Sexual harassment
- Do not make a noise in the National Park area and others also.
- Need to take the permit card
- The drone should be flown only in the allowed area