• bridge
  • Gosainkunda Lake
  • kyan
  • Langtang village

Ganesh Himal - Highlander Singla pass

The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. 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 River in the lower section.The first glimpse of Ganesh Himal greets us, when we go crossing over the hills and leave Kathmandu behind. After 5 hours bus ride we arrive at the trek starting point called Sole Bazaar (town) where we spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby the river. Our Guide gives a short lesson of trekking on the first night explaining about the altitude sickness and all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of mountains.Observe the different ways of inhabitation, and come in contact with different people following various caste, creed and culture, and thereby pass through the dense forest and meadows, crossing through high highlander pass (4100m), which offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), fishtail(6990m), manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m) and many more are the day to day activities of the trek. The unusual climatic and geographical mix make this area a naturalist`s dream and a Mecca.

Facts of the Trek

Starting from : Sole Bazaar (town) after riding 5 hours bus from Kathmandu
Ending at : Paire Bensi
Grade : Moderate- difficult
Highest access of the trek : Highlander-Singla Pass (4100 meters)
Culture : Chettries, Gurung, Tamangs etc
Mode of trekking tour : Camping only
Himalayan sights : Ganesh Himal, annapurna, manaslu, fishtail, langtang, gosainkunda sight in touching image
Most Attraction of the trek : Being closer to the mountain, real Nepalese life, culture and off the beaten track

Itinerary of Ganesh Himal Trek in Detail

Day 01 : Kathmandu (approx. 1350m) drive to Pairo Bensi, 6 hrs (approx.800m)
It takes about 6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pairo Bensi and stay overnight there. Pairo Bensi is a small Village next to Trishuli river. Enjoy the first overnight in tent under the glooming stars and moreover near to river bank.

Day 02 : Pairo Bensi trek to Kispang- 5 hrs (approx 1900m)
Wake up under the sky and get ready for the first walking day of your trek. It’s up hill walk for about 3 hrs to the village called satdobato and then gradual up hill walk for another 2 hrs to our camping site call kispang. Enjoy your walk through the mixed villages on this day.

Day 03 : Kispang- Gonga- 6-7 hrs (approx. 2800m)

It’s about 3 hrs up hill walk and gradual up hill through rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal all the way to Gonga, which is our camp site. You could see langtang lirung and gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.

Day 04 : Gonga- Rupchet- 5 hrs (approx. 3635m)

Another up hill walk for about 5 hrs through rhododendron forest takes you to Rupchet. Overnight stay in alpine area looking at the langtang mountain range from the door of your tent.

Day 05 : Rest day in rupchet for acclimatize- explore around rupchet

Day 06 : Rupchet-Highlander pass (approx 4100m) - Larkap- (approx. 3700m) 3-4 hrs

Get your camera ready for the spectacular mountain view from highlander pass which offers some over eight thousand meters mountains. From rupchet we trek steep up hill walk for 2 hrs to Highlander pass from where you could have great Mountain View of Ganesh himal, manaslu, Annapurna range, fishtail, langtang range, gosainkunda range, Tibetan range and more. After the pass it is down hill walk for one hour to larkap and camp looking at over eight thousand meter mountain Manaslu.

Day 07 : Larkap- Pangsang la – (approx. 3800m) – Somdan 3200m- 7 hrs
It’s up hill and ridge walk to pangsang la and from here plan walk through rhododendron forest and enjoy full day of great Mountain View while you are walking from larkap to Somdang.

Day 08 : Somdang trek to Gatlang 5 hrs, (approx.2500m)
First its flat walk and then after up hill walk though khupi bangyang pass (3600m) and then down hill walk to Gatlang. In Gatlang there is a small holy lake and stay overnight there.

Day 09 : Gatlang- Sano Haku- 6 hrs, (approx.2300m )
Its about 1 hrs up hill through forest and gradual down hill walk through villages to Sanu Haku. Mountain view could be seen as well.

Day 10 : Sano Haku- Mailung- 6 hrs, (approx.1200m)

Down hill walk through forest and fields takes us to Mailung, a small tamang village at the river bank. Be in touch with local tamang people with their typical life style and customs.

Day 11 : Mailug- Pairobensi- 4 hrs, (approx. 800m)
Gradual walk for about 4 hrs following the trishuli river takes us to Peirobensi which is out last camp in mixed village of pairobensi. Forget all your hard work and sleep with the juggling sounds of great trishuli river.

Day 12 : Pairobensi- Kathmandu- 5 hrs (approx. 1350m)
Scenic drive for 5 hrs and back in town of Kathmandu.