The Ganesh Himal Trek introduces adventurers to the untouched natural splendor and diverse cultural tapestry of Nepal's central northern region, specifically in the Dhading district. Nestled between the Langtang and Manaslu trekking areas, this journey unfolds in one of the Himalayas' most pristine territories, the Ruby Valley.
  • DestinationNepal
  • Durations10 days
  • Trip DifficultyModerate
  • Group Size15+

Ganesh Himal Trekking-10 Days Highlights

  • New Trekking Destination: Near Kathmandu with ancient mines (zinc, crystal, ruby, tin).
  • Sacred Sites: Parvati Lake, White and Black Lakes.
  • Natural Wonders: Hot springs en route to Neber, and stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the hospitality of ethnic communities.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Farmlands, meadows, rocky hills, and dense forests with rhododendrons, pine, oak trees, and bamboo.
  • Wildlife and Agriculture: Encounter domestic animals like sheep, yaks, goats, and oxen.
  • Scenic Routes: Travel over suspension bridges, through gorges, beside waterfalls, and past stone-driven mills.


The Ganesh Himal Trek introduces adventurers to the untouched natural splendor and diverse cultural tapestry of Nepal's central northern region, specifically in the Dhading district. Nestled between the Langtang and Manaslu trekking areas, this journey unfolds in one of the Himalayas' most pristine territories, the Ruby Valley.

Participants will immerse in the richness of Nepali ethnic cultures and breathtaking landscapes. The trek is a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts and offers panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal range, Mount Manasalu, the Tibet range, Langtang, and Annapurna. The trek's path is dotted with picturesque waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, and unique rock formations.

The 10-day adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Balche, where the first night is spent in a homestay or tent. The journey progresses through lush forests, quaint ethnic villages, and high alpine meadows, culminating in the snowy reaches beneath towering peaks.

Highlights include the ascent to Singla Pass (4,050m), offering awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan giants, and interactions with local communities in Chalish Gaon, known for their Gurung, Tamang, and Dalit heritage. A visit to a nearby hot spring adds a relaxing touch to the experience.

The trek navigates through Rachyat Gaon, Khading Gaon, Ri Gaon, and Phulkharka, showcasing the region's agrarian lifestyle and rich cultural fabric. The journey nears its end at Jyamrung Durbar/Danda, presenting an opportunity to explore a historical royal residence amid stunning mountain scenery.

Concluding in Dhading Besi, trekkers return to Kathmandu, carrying memories of a remote Nepali lifestyle and the majestic beauty of the Ganesh Himal trek. This trek is an ideal choice for those eager to explore off-the-beaten-path trails while experiencing the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Benefits of Trekking with Sundar Nepal Trekking

  • Convenience: Free airport transfers in Kathmandu, easy booking, and online briefing.
  • Support: Multi-channel support (Email, WhatsApp, etc.), 24/7 phone communication, and easy payment system.
  • Health and Safety: Use of oximeters for health monitoring, medical kits, and arrangements for necessary trekking gear (sleeping bags, down jackets).
  • Additional Services: Free luggage storage and porter services with a duffle bag provided

Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

What is Included?

  • Transport: Kathmandu to Balche and Dhading Bensi return by local bus.
  • Meals and Accommodations: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners, and 9 nights in tea houses/homestays or tents.
  • Support Team: Government-licensed trek leader, assistant guide for larger groups, and porters (9 kg luggage limit per trekker).
  • Permits and Fees: Langtang National Park entry, TIMS card, catering to dietary needs, all government and local taxes.
  • Safety and Welfare: Guides and porters' expenses covered, rescue arrangements if needed.
  • Special Touch: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

What is Excluded?

  • Flights: International airfare not included.
  • Personal Expenses: Charges for excess baggage, meals in Kathmandu, personal gear, and expenses like laundry, calls, etc.
  • Insurance: Travel insurance required but not included.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides and porters suggested.
  • Unforeseen Costs: Additional expenses due to delays, natural events, or policy changes.

Good to Know

Complimentary Airport Transfers

Arrival & Departure Services: We offer complimentary airport transfers for both your arrival in Kathmandu and your departure back home. Our aim is to provide a seamless experience, preventing any navigation difficulties in a new country and ensuring you never feel alone.

After the Trek: Post-trek, we'll arrange your transfer from the hotel to the airport, ensuring your return journey is just as hassle-free.

Transportation to Trek Starting Point

On the trek departure date, we'll drive you to Balche, the trek's starting point. The journey will be comfortable up to Trishuli Bazaar, beyond which the road may get a bit rough. This transportation is part of our commitment to ensuring a smooth start to your adventure.

Accommodation Details

During the Trek: The 10-day Ganesh Himal trek includes nine nights of accommodation in either tent camps or local lodges/tea houses, primarily on a twin-sharing basis. These accommodations have been carefully selected to ensure comfort, hygiene, and an authentic experience.

In Kathmandu: You'll need to book a hotel for at least two nights in Kathmandu (before and after the trek). While these hotel expenses are not covered by the package, Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences.

Fitness and Health Requirements

Trek Difficulty: The Ganesh Himal trek is moderately challenging, involving 5 to 7 hours of hiking daily across varied terrain, including long climbs, steep descents, and rocky paths. A good fitness level will enhance your enjoyment and comfort during the trek. While previous trekking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, we advise against this trek for individuals with significant medical conditions affecting the heart, lungs, or blood.

Personal Expenses on the Trek

Not Covered: While our package covers most expenses, you will need to budget for meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa fees, travel insurance, beverages, snacks, tips, and souvenirs. We recommend carrying cash in major currencies to be exchanged into Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu, as exchange facilities are unavailable in the trekking regions. An estimated daily spending amount is USD 10-20 for personal expenses.

Safety and Emergency Procedures

Our Commitment: Your safety is our top priority. We are fully equipped with necessary gear, first aid kits, and have our guides trained in extensive first aid. In case of altitude sickness or emergencies, our guides will make critical decisions, including potential descent or evacuation by helicopter (covered by insurance).

Group Travel: For added safety, we ensure the group stays together, providing a collective support system throughout the trek.