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Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek20 Days

Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel moderate
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is categorized under the moderate level of trekking. This camp is situated on the north side of the capital city Kathmandu which is in between Langtang Valley and Manaslu massif. The Ganesh Himal trek presents you with the embarrassment of flora as well as fauna that abounds in Nepal.

The trek starts from a day’s drive to Arughat Bazaar. Everyone can get a chance to see the precious stone crystal in the Ganesh Himal Region. In this trek, trekkers can see the amazing view of  Langtang, Gosai Kund, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Peak, Himal Chuli, Machhapuchre, South Annapurna, and Annapurna II. The trail leads through river valleys traditional farming communities from different ethnic groups, and wild forests of pine, and rhododendron. The trail also offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range such as Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himalayan range, Shringi Himal, and many other snow-covered peaks. This wonderful journey leads us to various Buddhist monasteries, Gumpa chortens, and the etymology of various ethnic groups. Our experienced team provides safe acclimation as well as 100% guarantee service for the trekkers. Thus, Nepal Dream Path treks designed a perfect itinerary for the Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek with proper stopping points.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Arughat [6-7 hrs drive].
Day 03: Trek from Arughat to Sotikhola [775m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhikhola [870m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek from Machhikhola to Jagat [1340m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa [2240m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek from Lokpa to Chhumling [3230m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek from Chhumling to Lamagaun [3240m] via Chhokung Paro [3031m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 09: Trek from Lamagaun to Mu Gumpa [3700m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 10: Trek from Mu Gumpa to Chhokung Paro via Rachhen Gumpa [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 11: Trek from Chhokung Paro to Gumpa Lungdang [3200m] via Domje  [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 13: Trek back to Domje [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 14: Trek from Domje to Lokpa [2240m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat [1340m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 16: Trek from Jagat to Lopu Beshi [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 17: Trek to Arughat [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Leisure day.
Day 20: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

35m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport meet our Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for transportation to respective hotels, Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will brief you about the hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts, and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Nepal Dream Path Treks.

6-7 hrs drive All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

Our journey starts after having breakfast heading towards Arughat by private transport. We cross Kathmandu valley and follow along the Trishuli river. We will cross the Trishuli River through the bridge and passes along through the dense forest and reach the huge beautiful village called Arughat which lies at the edge of the beautiful river Budhi Gandaki.  Overnight stay there.

4-5 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

After having breakfast we will move to the west side of Budhi Gandaki River passes many small shops with small villages and meet the children going to the school and reach the beautiful little village of Soti Khola, the place where Soti Khola meets at Budhi Gandaki River. We will stay at the Tea House of Soti Khola overnight stay.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The very next morning, we will hike through the pass of the suspension bridge of Soti Khola. On the way, w will pass through the beautiful jungle, some villages, and some coffee lands. This trek goes along to Budhi Gandaki river bank to the beautiful village Machha Kholagaun. Machha kholagau is the meeting area of Machha Khola and Budhi Gandaki river and is very famous for fresh fish. You can get traditional foods with fresh fish curry here as your wish at dinner. Overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast we will start our hike to Jagat. We will walk along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River and passes the beautiful charming village of Tatopani where you can get the chance of bathing in a natural hot spring. After the continuous walk on the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, we reach Dobhan and the trails go continue to the north until we reach Jagat, the place of stone flag street. We will stay overnight there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

This trail is restricted to the Manaslu region and Tsum Valley and we need to have a permit to enter there. When a guide shows us our route permit at Jagat then we can start our hike along the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki River. We ascend and descend with the beautiful scenario and pass through the suspension bridge. We will reach the village of Philim. The trail passes the beautiful forest and hillsides only. The trail continues and ascends towards the beautiful village of Lokpa. We can feel isolated when we reach Lokpa due to the view of hillsides only. Overnight stay there.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail is quite silent and it is a little bit tough too. So we have to carry the energy bar to this trail. Through the passes of the silent tropical forest, we hike sometimes ascends and sometimes descend until we cross the small suspension bridge. The trail passes small stone walls and some tea house also and reach Chhumling. From the upper side of the village, we can see the Buddhist Monastery and the beautiful panoramic scene of Ganesh Himal.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek is quite long and ascends mostly. Don't forget to carry an energy bar. The trek heading to Chhokung Paro. We can see the fabulous view of the Ganesh Himal range, Baudha, and Himalchuli peaks from Chhokung Paro. The trail continuously ascends towards Lamagaun with the beautiful view of mountains, terrace lands and fields, and streams.  We get a warm welcome from the local people and get a chance to see their Tibetan cultures. We can see the polyandry system there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

From Lamagaun the trail gradually ascends to Mu Gumpa, the largest monasteries in this region. We pass lots of mani walls and chortens on the trail. To pass the trail, we shouldn't forget to bring energy bars. We can see the beautiful panoramic views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, the Langtang Glacier, and many more. Overnight stay at Mu Gumpa.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

From Mu Gumpa the trek starts to Rachhen Gumpa after having our morning breakfast.  Rachen Gumpa is the largest nunneries of the Tsum Valley located at the foothill of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. After the visit to this nunnery, the trail leads to Chhokung Paro where we overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today's trial is quite long, don't forget to bring an energy bar. The trail starts at the beautiful village of Domje. The trail descends to Gho in 3 hours, and continues to Domje through a narrow path. We would take lunch there and hike towards Domje. The trail is narrow and zigzag steep till to Langdang Khola and ascends to Gumpa. We can greet the teachers or nuns from the Gumba where we can get permission to visit the Gumbas. From there, we can see the panoramic views of the mountains esp. Ganesh Himal.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The day is the main day trip for every trekker. After having breakfast, the trail goes through the forest up to Langdang Khola. After that, we will hike towards Torogumba Glacier and the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We overnight stay at the tent there.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After the wonderful stay at Ganesh Himal Base Camp, we will hike back to Domje. The hike goes towards Torogumba Glacier and to Langdang Khola. We will pass the beautiful forest, terrace lands, and the great scene with the narrow steep path and overnight stay at Domje.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail descends towards Landang Khola and we will cross this with a swing bridge and passes along the forest. We will reach Ripchet after crossing another swing bridge from where we can take the picture as our wish. We can pass the fertile land of barley and buckwheat on the trail. The trek descends with the loose steep path and crosses the river again and ascends towards Lokpa via the pristine tempered forest.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail gradually descends to Philim where we can stay for lunch. After lunch, We descend to the Budi Gandaki River and cross it through the suspension bridge. The trail passes lots of up and down hills on the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki River and reaches Jagat. We overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today, the trail descends through the small village and crosses the Yaru Khola through the suspension bridge, we reach Dhoban. We will stay there for rest. After that, the trail descends the ridge of Dohan Danda and reaches Budhi Gandaki River which is crossed by the suspension bridge. from there, we will hike towards Tatopani. The trail gradually descends to Machha Khola Village via Khorla Beshi. From here, the tail is minor up and down and reaches Lopu Beshi. We stay there for the night.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

This day is the final day of our trek. The trail mostly descends with the beautiful terrace fields and steep rocky till Budhi Gandaki River. Then we will pass the trail along the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, sometimes up and down along with the beautiful Saal forest till Soti Khola. We cross the river through the bridge and hike towards Arughat Bazzar Via Arkhet Bazar. During the trial, we pass uphills and downhills, a beautiful forest full of monkeys, beautiful terrace fields, pretty waterfalls, and several charming villages. We will stay overnight at Arughat Bazar.

7 hrs drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Drive back to Kathmandu. After having breakfast, we will drive towards Kathmandu by private transport and transfer to the respected hotel.

This day is a leisure day and you are free for personal activities and for shopping at Thamel. If you need more extra trek on this day our guide is ready for your request and help you. Otherwise, you can enjoy this leisure day as your wish in Kathmandu.

This is the final day and we will give a great farewell to all of our clients with the best wishes for the future and transfer you to the airport for your departure.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleecy jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required Trekking permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid Kid.