Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for those who prefer outdoor camping to staying in hotels. It is best possible trekking region of Nepal for those who crave for off-the-beaten-path excursions. To get the firsthand experience of adventurous trips to the least-explored destinations, this trek is probably among the best ones.
The Ganesh Himal Peak resembles with the Hindu deity, Lord Ganesh (the elephant trunk deity). Apart from this, you can also witness the enchanting vistas of Langtang Lirung, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Dorje Lakpa and many more. The highest altitude to reach during this Himalayan journey is the base camp of Ganesh Himal (3,774m). The rugged trail that goes past the ethnic villages and lush forest makes your trip more meaningful.
Despite its proximity to the capital city of Nepal, the Ganesh Himal Region remained away from limelight for a long time. Today this region offers about a dozen existential treks with homestay, teahouse or tented camps as accommodation options. The Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking is one of the most worthwhile trips among such treks. It takes us to some fascinating and secret destinations in the Ganesh Himal Region. This destination is situated between Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.
Among the less crowded trekking regions in the Northern Himalayas, you can have a close look into the glittering stones. As you can find the precious stones in this region, it is also known as Ruby Valley trekking. The picturesque Tamang villages protecting their unique culture and tradition are something worth visiting while in Nepal. This trip combines teahouse trekking, camping trekking and homestay facilities in some of the villages in Ganesh Himal area.
As this region extends from subtropical to alpine region, you can find a large variety of flora and fauna. Ganesh Himal area conserves as many as 526 plant species as well 300 species of animals and birds. While walking through the tranquil route, you have the glimpses of Himalayan Thar, musk deer, monkeys and birds as well. As you can find around 40 species of orchids, it is sometimes accounted for Orchid trekking trail, too.
Highlights of this camping trek include vivid wildflowers; stunning waterfalls that further beautify the lush mountainous scenery. There are few hot springs for you to take relaxing dips into, and the cultural and biological diversity of this region. Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp, you go across several sensational viewpoints offering sublime vista of the Ganesh Himal Range.
This trekking can further be developed into many variants towards the nearby trekking destinations. You can customize it to Tsum Valley Ganesh Himal trek, Ganesh Himal Langtang Valley trekking as well. You can start it from Samari Bhanjyang after a drive from Kathmandu via Pasang Lhamu Highway. Another option is to start from Aarughat, Gorkha which is the gateway to Manaslu region trekking.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp trekking cost depends upon the itinerary you choose and the route you want to follow. For further details, contact Orbit Alpine Adventure: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
1. Where is Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is one of the closest trekking destinations from Kathmandu Valley. It lies between Manaslu region trekking and Lantang region trekking. To begin the journey, you have two options: one from Aarughat, Ghorkha and the other Samari Bhanjyang, Nuwakot. The trekking formally begins after 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu.
2. How difficulty is Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
It is a moderately challenging trek that takes you around the valley famous for precious crystal stones. You must have a good physical condition and mental determination to cover the entire route. You should walk as long as 7 hours per day and reach the altitude of 3,774m (Ganesh Himal Base Camp). If you have previous experience of trekking in Nepal, it will become a plus point. Nevertheless, even the beginners can do this trek by following the instructions of the trekking guide.
3. Why should I do Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
There are several reasons for which we recommend you Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek. First of all, the trekking trails are less crowded leading to the Gurung and Tamang villages. You can not only have a close experience of their culture and tradition but also pure hospitality. The people here believe more on services to the guests than earning money. The flora and fauna of Ganesh Himal region are other attraction. Finally, the breathtaking view of the snowcapped peaks of Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang region and Manaslu region is equally rewarding.
4. What is the cost of Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
The cost of a trekking package depends upon the route, itinerary, acclimatization day and the budget you want to spend. Orbit Alpine Adventure is always committed to provide you the best package at the most affordable cost. You can contact us via the available media available on the official website.
5. Can I get altitude sickness during trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp?
There is very less chance for altitude sickness during trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Actually, as soon as you reach the place above 2,500m, you may get it. But, during this trek, you have to spend only two days above the given altitude. Moreover, the trekking guide gives you the required tips to avoid from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you have any difficulty, consult with the team leader without any second thought.
6. What is the best season for Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
You can do Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek throughout the year. However, the best season for this is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December). In these seasons, days are clear and weather is crystal clear so that you can have stunning views of landscapes and snowy peaks.
7. What are the permits required for Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek?
For Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek, you need the following permits:
- Ganesh Himal Cultural trek permit
- TIMS Card