Lying to the northwest of Kathmandu, the Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek is one of the nearest and most beautiful treks in the Himalayas. Named after the Hindu god Ganesh, the shape of the Ganesh I peak, when seen at a closer distance, looks like the head of the elephant.
The inhabitants of the area are Tamang ethnic people, who live on highlands and follow the pastoral lifestyle. There are numerous temples, monasteries as well as cultural festivals that offer a glimpse and insight into age-old tradition and myths of this community.
Ganesh Base Camp is purely a camping trek and can be organized on a full-board. Please contact Robinson Crusoe Holidays for the next departure dates and for a range of itineraries to suit your time frame, budget, and interests.
Ganesh Himal Region Trek is located in Dhading district, to the northwest of Kathmandu. It is a cluster of nearly 20 peaks, flanking west of Manaslu Himal. The highest points of the trek are the Shingle pass (4200m) and the Pasang La pass (4100m).
Similarly, the trail offers spectacular views of Ganesh I (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), and Fishtail (6990m). As well as Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m), Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Boudha Himal, and Hiunchuli.
There are 526 species of plants, 300 species of birds, and many attractive wild animals. One of the major highlights of this trek is the natural exploration of the twin waterfall Ganga Jamuna.
Besides that, the native people of this area are Gurungs, Tamangs, Magars, Newars, and Brahmins. The homestay will provide an experience to observe their lifestyles, cultures, food, and customs.
Likewise, the best season for the Ganesh Himal trek is February to May and August to December. To observe the mountains and to see the magnificent red Rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower.
Ganga Jamuna, Ruby valley Trek, and Ganesh Base Camp trek are some of the various trekking routes available in this region. As Ganesh Himal Trekking is the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu and a newly introduced trail. Close-up views of Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Langtang are visible while trekking. The mesmerizing landscape used to welcome the trekkers throughout the entire route. Best trek for all age groups, one can experience the remote lifestyle and culture of the particular place.
Trekkers will be able to explore the dense rhododendron forest, pine forest, and bamboo forest. Hospitality by the local communities while trekking to Ganesh Himal is really appreciated. The best season for trekking in this region is in Spring and Autumn season. It is because in this time clear skies and amazing landscape views add additional beauty to this trek.
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