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The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal, that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

Trekking in Ganesh himal region is enriched with its rich Flora: the impressive display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in spring time blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color. The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers and magnificent sceneries. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only camping.

Ganesh Himal Cultural Trek : 07 days

This is an easy and quite pleasant trek. This trek can be enjoyed by the people of all ages. You pass different villages where you can interact with the different ethnic groups of Nepal such as Newar, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people. The majestic mountain peaks you can enjoy are Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. While trekking you find this trail is enriched with beautiful flora and fauna. You pass rhododendron, pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home of various species of birds and wild animals.

Facts of the Trek
Duration: 07 Days
Trek type: Camping
Max Altitude: 3867 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land
Grade: Moderate

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus. Depart Kathmandu early morning for the 7-hours drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar Today you trace the route taken by Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. Prithvi Narayan Shah is considered the founding father of modern Nepal, being the first person to assemble all the territories of the present country of Nepal under one ruler. En route you pass through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was once the hub for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. From here you travel through gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang and this is picturesque drive as you can see the beautiful scenery of rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Samari Bhanjyang is a small town and it was a trading place in the past.

 Day 02: Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m.) which takes about six and half hours. In the beginning you trek along gradual descent path and then your trail turns uphill. Finally you trek through flat land to reach your destination. En route you pass different villages, forests covered with pine and rhododendron, farming terraces, small streams and numerous green hills. There is a small market in Katunje and you can have first glimpse of Ganesh Himal from here.

Day 03: Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Sundar Bazaar (Khahare) (645m.) and it takes about two hours. The trail goes gradual down hill passing through picturesque villages and farming terraces. You can enjoy swimming and fishing in Ankhu Khola at Sundar Bazaar. This is a small with local market, shops with minimal supply, motor able road and it is little developed area. This beautiful town is quite surrounded by fascinating green hills.

Day 04: Trek from Sundar Bazaar to Aarughat Bazaar (500 m.) which takes about three and half hours. This day you trek mostly over flat leveled path along the bank of Ankhu Khola (river), picturesque villages, beautiful terraces and you are quite surrounded by green hills. There lies Salyan Taar on the middle way to Aarughat Bazaar from where you catch the first glimpse of Mt. Manaslu.

Aarughat Bazzar covers small area with an old market. Here you find shops with minimal supply, motor able road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river. Here the route to Manaslu trekking meets.

Day 05: Trek from Aarughat Bazaar to Khanchok (1050m.) and it takes about six hours. This day you trek steep ascent path until you reach a high school at Tandrang village. Now the trail goes gradual uphill along the ridge till Khanchok. There you find a motor able road, high school, local but old market. This place offers you panoramic views of Manaslu, Buddha peak and other views of unnamed mountain and peaks.

Day 06: Trek from Khanchok to Gorkha (1143m.) which takes about six hours. To reach Gorkha the trail moves uphill all the way to Gorkha temple. Now you trek descent path along stone stair for about 20 minutes to reach Gorkha town.

Day 07: Drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu by bus and it takes about four and half hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu via beautiful Abu Khaireni town. While driving, you head up to Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, all surface transportation to and fro, a guide and required number of porter(s), cook, kitchen helper, sherpas, all meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee, fruit, juice, etc.), necessary camping equipments such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent,  toilet tent, mattresses, down   sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, fuel etc. camping charges, rescue help, insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
Services Excluded
Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
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