Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 4100 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Spend 2 nights at the base camp of Ganesh Himal
  • Cross the mountain passes of Pansang La & Sing La
  • See Ganesh Himal, Langtang & Manaslu mountains
  • Enjoy hiking through rhododendron, conifer and oak forests
A trek to the eastern parts of the Himalayas near Kathmandu is a great way to experience the beauty of this country beyond the popular and sometimes overcrowded Everest and Annapurna regions. Join us on this 12-day trek and get the chance to travel to the base camp of Ganesh Himal.

Named after Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god in Hindu mythology, Ganesh Himal is in fact a range comprising of Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV. These peaks are separated from the nearby Langtang Himal range by the Trisuli-Gandaki Valley in the east.

This private, guided trek starts with a long bus drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which takes seven to eight hours. Head for Kispang the next day followed by Thulo Chaur and Gonga. Reach the base camp of the mountain range on Day 7. Spend two nights in the area and savor its breathtaking beauty before its time to return. You will cross two mountain passes during this trek, namely Pansang La and Sing La.

Please note that accommodation during this trek will be in tented camps since tea houses are not available on the trail. The best season to carry out this trek is from February to May and August to December. Please scroll down to the itinerary section for more details.
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Based on 69 reviews
  • Heather
  • From USA
  • On Apr 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Heather's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“We were looking for a custom trip to take my daughter back to her birth country. We wanted to see what her wonderful country had to offer and we got it! From the crowded streets of Kathmandu to a breathtaking paragliding ride to playing with baby elephants and seeing where the Buddha was born we could not have asked for anything more! Nice and clean accommodations and every detail was perfect, Indira and Parsu Thank you for such a wonderful trip!”
  • Oliver
  • From UK
  • On May 30 2016
5 - Excellent
Oliver's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“Clear blue skies and fantastic vistas every day in late March 2016. I was 58 at the time and found the trek to be very doable. There were trekkers much older than me that accomplished it as well. In the teahouse dining rooms each evening, we enjoyed the company of travelers from the most diverse nationalities I have ever encountered in such a short time frame. There seemed to be an almost equal number of females as males. The menus are surprisingly full given that almost all of the food must be carried in. Every day brings rewarding scenery and passage through isolated villages. After Dingboche, the villages are there only to service the trekkers and the altitudes are probably too high to support farming. All in all a wonderful fulfilling experience.”
  • Satoshi
  • From Japan
  • On Jan 31 2020
5 - Excellent
Satoshi's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“I was planning to go to Annapurna Base Camp, but my schedule changed due to the avalanche. Thanks to the quick response, we were able to reach the Maldi Himar View Point. Also thank you next time.”
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu – Betrawati
  • Day 3: Trek to Kispang (1,600 m)
  • Day 4: Kispang – Thulo Chaur (2,200 m)
  • Day 5: Thulo Chaur – Gonga (2,900 m)
  • Day 6: Gonga – Rupchet (3,635 m)
  • Day 7: Rupchet – Kharka (2,500m) via Shing La Pass (4,100 m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Borang (1,700 m)
  • Day 9: Borang – Jharlang (1,700 m)
  • Day 10: Jharlang – Kintang Phedi (800 m)
  • Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu on private, four-wheel drive
  • Day 12: Kathmandu departure
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches & 9 dinners
  • Airport pickup & drop-off. All ground transport including transfers provided by private vehicles
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation in tented camps during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Duffle bags, down jackets & sleeping bags provided during the trek (to be returned after the completion of the trek)
  • A t-shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water
  • A first aid medical kit (carried by your tour guide)
  • All necessary permits during the trek
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • All meals except two breakfasts
  • Tips
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, laundry, etc
  • All drinks
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationPlease note that this is a camping trek with limited facilities.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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