Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp

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Annapurna Encounter, exclusive remarkable adventure on the Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp, located North West from Kathmandu and the closest Himalayan range of mountains after Langtang Himal and further west world’s 08th highest Mt. Manaslu and worlds 10th highest Annapurna mountain range, can be seen on this wonderful journey on the Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Beginning the trip on the Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp with an interesting scenic drive of more than six hours to Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang valley, Tamang Heritage Trail and to the border of Tibet and many other treks around this beautiful areas, from Syabrubesi heading North West passing several impressive and traditional Tamang villages and farm lands to Ganesh Himal East Base Camp. From the Base Camp with a day at leisure for short hike around the high hill with super overwhelming panorama of west and central high Himalaya mountain range, truly a lifetime experience on the Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. After enjoying the views with high memories of this journey heading back to Kathmandu on different new routes through isolated villages and farm lands, enchanting alpine woodlands to reach at warm areas of Trisuli Bazaar with a scenic drive back to hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu and check into respective hotels after an overwhelming, wonderful on the Hidden Trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek with Annapurna Encounter great service.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotels, Lodge & Camping
  • Total Trip : 12 - 13 days
  • Higest Point : 4,500 m
  • Trip Grade : Moderate & Adventurous
  • Season : April, June & September to November
  • Trekking : 09 - 10 days

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang 2,438 m - 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Somdang 3,270 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ganesh Himal East Base Camp 4,500 m - 05 hrs
Day 06: Rest day for optional hike.
Day 07: Trek to Pansing Bhanjyang Phedi 3,822m -06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Rupchet 4,000 m - 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Saline 2,500m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Deorali 1,500m - 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu -05 hrs.
Day 12: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Day 13: Transfer to airport for international departure.

In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:
Para Gliding- Rafting at- Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our guide will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and trekking to Langtang & holy Gosainkund and more.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Starting this wonderful journey driving towards North West of Kathmandu passing interesting villages and towns with fabulous scenery of hills, farm terraces and snow capped peaks after the warm area reaching to cooler region at Langtang National Park entrance in Dhunche 1950 meters, the one and the only major town of Rasuwa district and Langtang area, inhabited mostly of Tamang ethnic tribes throughout the area of this trekking.

From here heading downhill for another 2 hours to the fist overnight stop in Langtang area at Syabrubesi the gateway to Langtang, Ganesh and into Tamang Heritage Trail and as well to the Tibet border at Kyarong just 2 hrs of driving distance from this village.

Day 03: Trek to Gatlang 2,438 m - 05 hrs.
The path follows traversing around the foot of the spur into the valley of the Chilime Khola at first, crossing the river by a suspension bridge to the north bank and following a path upstream to another large suspension bridge by which re-cross to the south bank, passing through Gholjong Sango, where the valley now widens. The trail follows a well engineered water channel and leads eventually to Thangjet, near the confluence of the Chilime and Brindong Kholas. The valley has extensive terracing and is agriculturally prosperous with rice, millet and corn as well as large herds of buffalo and goats. The trail climbs steeply through terraced hillsides to Gatling, passing Mani walls piled with carved stones and lotus flower manadalas. Gatling is a crowded village with stone built houses huddled together. The smoke of cooking fires perpetually filters through the wooden tiled roofs to mingle with prayer flags that drape from bamboo poles. Man, animals and mountainside are so closely bound that none seem to have an identity separate from the other. It will be interesting to see what changes will take place with new road motor able coming in the near future, built on the ridge above the village, will have on this until now isolated community.

Day 04: Trek to Somdang 3, 270m - 06 hrs.
Today off the main trekking area to remote isolated trail heading further North West with steep climb into forested path on the short winding up to Khumpu Danda at 3,739 meters with fantastic scenery of surrounding landscapes with towering peaks of Ganesh, Langtang Himal with distance mountain on Tibetan side. After a brief rest on the gradual path on the hill crest and then a downhill

Reaching at new road, and then following the road for some time, which extends all the way to army post at Samathang, walk continue up the main valley by the stream leading to a climb overlooking nice waterfalls and then with a short descent to Somdang village for overnight camp (first night in tents).

Day 05: Trek to Ganesh Himal East Base Camp 4,500m - 05 hrs.
From Somdang on leaving the last human settlement and village for several days as the walk leads on the hidden trail to Ganesh Himal base camp with a climb higher up from Somdang village and reaching a quarry of manganese mine, and then leaving the last of lush vegetation and tree lines behind on the uphill trail leading to rocky area and crossing towards North and Eastwards reaching Ganesh Himal base camp at a small valley surrounded by moraines beneath Paldor Peak glacier which is an extension ridge and a single peak of East Face of Ganesh Himal, this nice small spot will be the camping spot for two nights which is also the highlight and major destination of this trip, this camp located beneath the confluence of Paldor West and Paldor East glaciers just north of rock pinnacle that earlier climber named Cleare called \'Neddy\'s Thumb\', at an elevation of 4,500 meters.

Day 06: At Base Camp for local hike and exploration.
A super place for camping of this trekking away from villages and towns in complete wilderness in the harmony of nature of tall mountains that surrounds this small spot at base camp, with a rest day and short climb to nearby hills for more better panorama of mountains where one can view from Mt. Manaslu,

Mt. Annapurna range and Machapuchere peak shaped as “ Fish Tail” and towards north towering Ganesh Himal massif range, Ganesh Himal can views from Kathmandu valley also on clear day, the view continues towards east of Langtang and Jugal Himal range.

Day 07: Trek to Pansing Bhanjyang Phedi 3,822m - 06 hrs
After a fine and wonderful time for 2 days at base camp heading down for short while and then with steep climb to reach another hill ridge, from here the walk leads to a descend towards the river and again with a short climb through nice forest of rhododendron- oaks and pine trees to a small pass of Tiru Danda.

From here passing several cattle herders shelters and shade reaching the campsite beneath Pansing Bhanjyang pass known as Phedi, with fabulous views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal.

Day 08: Trek to Rupchet 4,000m - 5 hrs.
On leaving the camp for next destination with a climb up to Pansing Bhanjyang top ridge and a pass at 3,680 meters and then heading downhill with great views of beautiful mountains and green hills, and then heading higher to Tiru Danda, and down the rocky gullies reaching at Rupchet for overnight camp on a nice pasture field.

Day 09: Trek to Saline 2,500 m -05 hrs.
Today walk leads back to dense forested area with a long descent towards Salankhu Khola river valley, and then back to human settlement amongst people and agricultural farming and then passing farm terraces and rural farm villages and to overnight camp near Saline village.

Day 08: Trek to Deorali 1,500m - 05 hrs.
Today the last camp of this nice adventure, morning walk leads through terraced farm fields and then crossing a steep small pass and into cool shade of forested area to reach at Boldugaon village after a rest here continue walk on the winding undulating trail to a nice scenic farm land at Deorali for the last camp of this wonderful journey.

Day 09: Trek to Trisuli Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu.
From here the last walk of this trip after few hours of trekking heading to the road head for the drive to Kathmandu from Trisuli bazaar, morning walk starting with a long descent leading through farm fields, with dramatic change in landscapes, warmer climate and in change in vegetation with sub tropical zone with bananas, and orange trees growing in this area, then finally the walk completes at busy Trisuli bazaar town. Here having lunch and then an interesting drive back to Kathmandu reaching hotel in Kathmandu by late afternoon.

Day 10: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu morning guided sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure for souvenirs shopping.

Day 11: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

trekking north west of Kathmandu in complete wilderness and tranquility
on the least trekked Ganesh Himal area enclosed with high Himalayan peaks pristine coniferous forest of beautiful rhododendron and tall pines trees
in the Tamang heritage trail enrich with old culture, and unique traditions
view of mid west Himalaya from Ganesh-Langtang, Manaslu to Annapurna range