Ganesh Himal Trek

Elephant-headed God “Ganesh” of Good Fortune

Duration Duration 15 Days
Meals Meals
  • Daily breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 3-times meals during the trek
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 2 Night Hotel
  • 12 Night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Overnight at local’s home
Price Reduced US$ 2450 Price Starts From US$ 1950
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3850 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the Ganesh Himal Region. Ganesh Himal trails are gaining momentum in terms of popularity. From grassy meadows to the high altitude pass and from lowland Nepalese civilization to the Himalayan people’s lifestyle and the Himalayan ranges’ enchanting views, this trekking is the most mystical and vibrant in Nepal in comparison to other popular trekking trails of Nepal.

Ganesh Himal Trek starts with the bus drive from Kathmandu to Somdang, the small Tamang village. The place is famous in Nepal as the mine of zinc these days. Ganesh Himal Trek is very happening because of the hydropower project being installed in the region. From Somdang, the Ganesh Himal trek follows towards the Pangsang Pass. The pass is visually attractive because of the green pastured hilltop adjacent to the Himalayan range.  The trail then moves towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights

  • Cross-inhabitant ethnic groups of Nepal, i.e., Gurung, Tamang, and Chhetri Village
  • Stunning Mountain view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan range with Mount Manaslu
  • Terrace Rice Field and dense forest with different flora and fauna
  • Feel the adventure by crossing a 4100-meter pass
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage sites

This unique and virgin Himalaya is equally aesthetic as its name is related to the sacred god of Hinduism, Lord Ganesha. People believe that the shape of the Ganesh Himal resembles that of the head of the Lord. Once you have savored the delights of this magnificent mountain, you will descend toward Rajgang Kharka. In 4 days, you will be in the small yet consuming town on the banks of the Budi Gandaki river. The River lies on the border of Dhading and the Gorkha district of Nepal. These villages offer enigmatic and varied experiences. The Chhetri, Brahmin, Gurung, and other ethnic people will encounter them on the way.

The Tented accommodation or the accommodation shared with the locals helps to enhance the small group adventure tour in the Ganesh Himal Trek. From Aarughat, you will be taken to Kathmandu, passing by Dhading Besi via a rural postal road. The road trip from Aarughat to Dhading Besi is equally captivating because of the stylistic serpent road. You will cross paddy fields, rivers, and forests uphill and downhill.

About Us

Witness this virgin land in this Ganesh Himal Trek with Peregrine Treks & Expedition. The local team of Peregrine would be your traveling companion, ensuring the never seen before and never explained before presentation, hospitality, and service. Let’s travel to the Ganesh Himal region.

Ganesh Himal Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

    Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be met by our representatives at the airport, who will be ready to transfer you to your hotel and help you with the check-in process. They will provide you with all the necessary information about your travel program and will be able to answer any questions you may have. You will then be able to finally settle into your accommodations, giving you a chance to rest and prepare for the adventures ahead.

    Elevation: 1400 m
    Overnight: The Everest Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast

  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat

    On the morning of your trek, you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Arughat. The journey is enjoyable, starting on the main carriageway to Pokhara before veering left, crossing the Trisuli River, and stopping at the Dhading Bazaar.

    What begins as a smooth journey changes to more uneven ground as you quickly leave the cityscape behind and head further north, weaving through small villages and mountainous terrain. After a few hours of uneven progress, you finally arrive at Arughat, where your trek will expeditiously begin.

    Elevation: 580 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Driving time: 5 hours

    Note: If you are more than three people, we will provide a private jeep for Arughat; if not, we will provide a bus.
  • Day 03: Trek to Manbu

    Starting off the first day of our journey, we take the gentle path that ascends to the farm village of Arkhet at an altitude of 1,185m. Crossing a bridge over the Budhigandaki River and making our way toward Dhading. We aim to reach the Manbu, which offers incredible views of the majestic Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. We are then rewarded with breathtaking sights, with a backdrop of lush green hills and a vibrant display of colors.

    Elevation: 1230 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 04: Trek to Lamo Dhunga

    Today, we will continue our voyage northward, soaring grandly above the affluent river valley, and ascend to the charming village of Dunchet. We will wander along the dirt path and take a break for lunch in the beautiful village full of stone homes.

    From Dunchet, you will be entering woods, and from there, we will stride onwards to ascend for an hour, eventually reaching the Lama Dhunga for an overnight stay at the local lodge.

    Elevation: 2190 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 05: Trek to Nauban Kharka

    Today is a grand adventure! We’ll start our journey with a pleasant stroll through the forest, at times on a steep and winding path, with a bit of scrambling; we’ll reach a high alpine meadow called Nauban Kharka.

    Once there, we’ll be blessed with awe-inspiring views of the majestic mountains of Machhapuchare, Annapurna South and Annapurna 2, Boudha Peak, and Himalchuli. Finally, we’ll settle down for the night at the nearby lodge to rest after a day of satisfying trekking.

    Elevation: 2745 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 06: Trek to Khading

    After taking in the stunning mountain vistas at dawn, it’s time to begin the hour-long hike to Myangal Bhanjyang, which sits at an elevation of 2,975 meters. After a few hours of walking, you’ll reach the next pass, the Magne Goth, and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Ganesh and Paldor peaks. Then, a newly paved path will lead you past a few small meadows, finally bringing you to the vibrant village of Khading, where you’ll rest for the night at a local lodge.

    Elevation: 2560 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 5 hours

  • Day 07: Trek to Timila School, ahead Tiri-Gaon

    You’ll embark on an exciting journey above the river valley. You can admire mesmerizing views of the sprawling valley below and the terraced hillsides on the horizon. The path has been recently improved and is in top condition.

    You’ll then descend to the quaint village of Lapche. You will cross a babbling brook to reach Kapor Gaon and Timila School. After a refreshing pause, you’ll be off again, this time to the Timila schoolyard near Tiri-Gaon village, where you’ll spend the night.

    Elevation: 1750 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 08: Trek to Chalisa

    Set out on your journey after a hearty morning meal, followed by a two-hour trek to the Tatopani oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural hot spring before heading out on a winding footpath for one hour, reaching Dudari Khola. Make your way to Chalisa for the night, and be prepared for a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains!

    Elevation: 1910 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 5 hours

  • Day 09: Trek to Marmelung Kharka (3,185 m)

    This morning, we journey to the Phyangchet Monastery, nestled in the hills, an hour’s climb above Chalisa village. After a short monastery tour, we will trek through a lush forest of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, then cross a bridge with a steep ascent to Tipling. In just two short hours, you’ll arrive at Marmelung Kharka, where you can lay your head for the night. Along the way, you’ll be wowed by the breathtaking sights of the Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli!

    Elevation: 3185 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 10: Trek to Pangsang Bhanjyang - La

    Today, we will embark on an exciting journey of 4 hours to the extraordinary Pansang Bhanjyang-La or Pangsang Pass. We will go up the forested ridge to arrive at our destination. Once at Pansang Bhanjyang-La, the experience will be extraordinary, with the views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and even the Annapurna Himalaya range. We will spend the night at Pangsang Bhanjyang, with a spectacular view of the mountains.

    Elevation: 3850 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 4 hours

  • Day 11: Trek to Rupchet

    After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart Pangsang Bhanjyang, traversing a steep path with many bends as we go from one side of the ridge to the next. We’ll then go down to Tiru Danda, continuing our descent into a rocky ravine until we reach Rupchet, just above the treeline. We’ll spend the night at Rupchet.

    Elevation: 3040 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 6 hours

  • Day 12: Trek to Saline

    Today, we set off on the morning expedition that will take us through verdant forestry and then to Salankhu Khola. We’ll be immersed in farmlands and hamlets, witnessing the agricultural scenery as we make our way to Saline village, where we’ll call it a day.

    Elevation: 2490 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 5 hours

  • Day 13: Trek to Deurali (1,520 m)

    This morning, after a hearty breakfast, we set off on an adventure through terraced fields, scaling a small steep pass and meandering through a lush forest until we reach Boldu-Gaon village. From there, we take a winding path down to the farmlands of Deurali village, where we will spend our last night at this stunning location.

    Elevation: 1520 m
    Overnight: Local Lodge
    Meal: BLD
    Trekking time: 5 hours

  • Day 14: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar (1,100 m) and then drive back to Kathmandu

    Today marks the end of our amazing trekking adventure! After having a hearty breakfast, we’ll head to the peaceful low farm areas and villages and enjoy a relaxing downhill stroll to the bustling Trisuli Bazaar. After a delicious lunch in the bazaar, we’ll hop in the car and make the two-hour journey back to Kathmandu. Then you’ll have the afternoon to do whatever your heart desires, whether shopping for souvenirs or simply taking time for yourself.

    Elevation: Trisuli Bazaar 1100 m and Kathmandu 1400m
    Overnight: The Everest Hotel
    Meal: breakfast and farewell dinner
    Driving time: approximately 4 hours

  • Day 15: Departure

    Today marks the end of your incredible adventure in Nepal. It’s time to start your journey back home. We will assist you with any last-minute arrangements and transfer you to the airport 3 hours before departure. As you step onto the plane, you will have a newfound appreciation for the country and its people, knowing that your time in Nepal helped shape you into who you are today. Bon Voyage!

    Meal: Breakfast


What's included

  • All land transportation as per an itinerary
  • 2-nights The Everest Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 12 nights eco lodge during the trek
  • English Speaking Guide and necessary porter
  • Ganesh Himal Trek Permit
  • Daily breakfast in Kathmandu and 3-times meals during the trek
  • Applicable Taxes

What is excluded

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra night hotel accommodation
  • Personal Expenses like bar bills, laundry, phone call, internet etc
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tipping


The Ganesh Himal, trek package cost is a total bargain; it covers all the necessary accommodations and more! We have gone above and beyond to ensure your comfort and security by booking a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu (The Everest Hotel) with double rooms. You’ll find that breakfast will be included during your check-in and check-out days in Kathmandu.

During the trek, our guides are well-equipped to pick out the best lodges in each village you visit. Some villages may have limited options, especially during peak seasons such as Spring and Autumn, and you may have to share a room with another trekker.

Feast your way through 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 13 dinners while on your journey. It’s all included! Savour the diverse flavors of Nepali, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Tibetan delicacies in Kathmandu. As you ascend, cuisine choices may be more restrictive, but you can still expect the freshest, cleanest, and most nutritious meals.

Departure Dates

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    Good to Know

    We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.

    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Trek difficulty

    The Ganesh Himal Trek is an adventure that is truly accessible to all. Whether you are a skilled hiker, or a complete beginner, the grade of the trek is moderate to adventurous.

    The journey is much easier with no altitude sickness problems like those on higher altitude treks. The trekking route is full of spectacular mountain views, lush valleys, and vibrant culture, making it an excellent way to experience the beauty of the Nepal Himalayas.

    This incredible journey starts in the low-lying, warm countryside and slowly climbs in altitude as you traverse lush green hills. As you wander through this paradise, you can take a moment to acclimate to the ever-changing environment.

    The only challenge that awaits is the steep ascent to the summit of Pangsang Bhanjyang-La, followed by a long descent. But, with a leisurely pace and the opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys, you can make the journey without difficulty.

    Best time for the trek

    The Ganesh Himal Trek is a year-round adventure, but it truly shines in spring and autumn. The hills are clothed with lush greens from March to May (Spring), and from September to early December (Autumn), the colorful foliage creates a captivating contrast to the snowy mountain peaks. Temperatures during these times are pleasant, ranging from 20°C to 25°C. A trekking guide will ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, as the trails are marked and easy to follow.

    However, these months are the months of peak trekking season, so pre-planning is recommended to guarantee the availability of accommodation, guides, and porters for your journey.

    The Ganesh Himal Trek is also open for exploration during the Summer Monsoon, from June to August. Local lodges offer discounts, and tourists will far less obstruct the path. However, visitors should know that leeches, muddy trails, landslides, and foggy views are possible hurdles. The trek is also open during January and February for those not afraid of the cold. During these months, heavy snowfall can be expected in the Pangsang Bhanjyang-La region, so visitors must come prepared.

    For those eager to embark on the journey even in the frigid winter months, it is imperative to take heed of preventive measures and bring all the essentials to ensure a safe and gratifying trekking experience. Our team will be on hand to provide whatever assistance is needed when going on a winter trek.

    Trek Safety Tips

    Setting off on this extraordinary venture will take you through verdant valleys and rugged mountains, requiring you to be physically fit and determined. Each day of the expedition involves four to five hours of daytime hikes. Though the chances of getting altitude sickness are lower, it is still recommended to be prepared by drinking at least 3 liters of water daily to stay refreshed. Additionally, to accustom your body to the elevation, try to keep your smoking and boozing to a minimum.

    If you want to adjust to the altitudes, Diamox – may be an option. But be aware that this drug can mask signs of acute mountain sickness, so be extra mindful. Also, remember that Diamox is a diuretic, which may mean you have to increase your hydration levels.

    As you head upwards, take it at your own pace! A gradual ascent rate is ideal for your body to adapt to higher altitudes. Prepare for the challenge ahead by partaking in some rigorous physical activity. From running to swimming, lifting weights to spinning and stair-climbing, get your body into top condition to make the most of this remarkable journey.

    One Typical Day

    A typical day of Ganesh Himal Trek begins with a hearty breakfast. It is then time to pack up and begin the journey. Depending on the route, most days of trekking will involve a four to six-hour hike on steep inclines and dizzying drops, with breathtaking views and plenty of time to take pictures.

    After a few hours of exploring the wild outdoors, you can refuel with a tasty and filling midday meal, followed by a leisurely 1-hour break to rest your mind, body, and soul before continuing your quest. You will spend the afternoon hiking through stunning landscapes and mountain passes, each step bringing a new adventure and each breath bringing a new moment of awe and appreciation.

    As the sun slowly sinks, you’ll be welcomed to a cozy local lodge with open arms and a genuine smile. Inside, you’ll be delighted to find the warm glow of home-style comforts, a crackling fire, and a delicious meal waiting for you. After a long day of exploration and discovery, let the night sky and the soothing sounds of nature lull you to sleep while the promise of another fantastic day awaits you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We will arrange all types of permits for this trek. Permit fees are included in your package price. We need a copy of your passport and PP-sized photographs for permits.

    Yes indeed! You can swap your currency in Nepal – no worries, we will help you with the conversion. In transit, like Dubai or India, other places might ask to exchange the currency; we won’t recommend you exchange it there. You will get less exchange rate than Nepal.

    You need to fill out the easy booking form on our site and pay a quick 20% deposit – the rest can be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu. After successfully paying the deposit amount, we will provide a tour confirmation voucher to you. The balance amount can settle on Day 1 by cash or credit card. If you pay by credit card, a bank service charge will be your responsibility.

    A solo female journey can be totally secure; our experts are there to ensure that your exploration of the Nepal Himalayas goes off without a hitch!

    Accessing a bank or an ATM on the Ganesh Himal trek is not feasible, so bringing the necessary Nepali currency with you from Kathmandu is wise.

    No, as Peregrine Treks is responsible for directly booking your trip’s accommodation and other services, the company cannot provide a refund. However, in some cases, the company can offer an alternative trip that might suit your requirements. We will do our best to find a suitable solution for you.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 8 Reviews

    Sebastian Haga
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing Experience of Ganesh Himal

    Taking the Ganesh Himal Trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours was an amazing experience. From start to finish, the tour was organized and well-executed, allowing me to truly immerse myself in the Himalayan region’s majesty. Every day on the trek offered new and exciting experiences, from breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks to the friendly locals in each village we passed through. The guides and porters were exceptionally accommodating and gave us an inside look into traditional Nepalese culture.

    Sophie Aaserud
    5 Star Rating


    Incredible Trek

    After months of anticipation, I was finally going to the majestic Ganesh Himal Trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours. The trek was a 15-day journey that promised breathtaking mountain views, incredible trails, and plenty of cultural immersion. I was excited to explore the Nepalese Himalayas and experience the local culture. Along with my guide, I packed up my gear and headed for the trailhead.

    Sabrina Burger
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing Trip

    My journey to the Ganesh Himal Trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours was amazing! The trek was a great experience – full of beautiful vistas, cultural experiences, and challenging terrain. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the accommodations were comfortable.

    Sebastian Koch
    5 Star Rating


    Unforgettable Trek

    I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a journey of a lifetime with Peregrine Treks and Tours, and it was an experience I will never forget. The Ganesh Himal Trek was incredible, and I am so thankful I had the chance to experience it.

    Maja N. Henriksen
    5 Star Rating


    Magnificent Experience

    My recent trekking adventure with Peregrine Treks and Tours to the Ganesh Himal was one of the most magnificent experiences of my life! I was surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery imaginable, and I was able to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local people in the region. The Peregrine Treks and Tours team was incredibly supportive and accommodating, and they provided me with all the support and guidance I needed to complete the trek successfully.

    August S. Henriksen
    5 Star Rating


    Terrific Trip

    My experience of the Ganesh Himal trek with the Peregrine team is terrific. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating throughout the entire journey.

    Aubert Martineau
    5 Star Rating


    Ganesh Himal Trek with beloved one

    I did this Ganesh Himal Trek with Peregrine Treks in mid-September of 2021. I loved the blend of lots of views of big, snowy mountains with trekking through interesting and remote villages. The people are genuinely delighted (and amazed) that you have made the effort to visit their villages and give you a very warm welcome. On the trek, our guide Mingmar and our porters took care of every aspect ensuring a truly authentic visit to this little-known area.

    I highly recommend Peregrine Treks if you are traveling to Nepal for trekking.

    Antje Ostermann
    5 Star Rating


    Ganesh Himal Trek Experience

    This was my first experience trekking, and choosing Peregrine Treks was a great decision, and it blew me away! Our guides were friendly, knew everything about the trekking region very well, and were loads of fun. I would recommend Peregrine Treks for any trekking in Nepal you’re considering doing, as they made my experience a huge success!

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