Ganesh Himal in central Nepal is less popular. It’s northwest of Kathmandu and known for its terraced hillsides. However, many ethnic groups and a diversified lifestyle show Nepali life. Thus, this allows visitors to experience Nepal’s rich culture and interact with people. Similarly, the area’s various vegetation and animals live there like 526 plants (including 40 orchids) and 300 birds. As well as, there are also Himalayan Thar, Gaur, monkeys, and Musk Deer.
The hike has some great vistas like, Singala pass, Pangsang Bhanjyang, Jaisal Kunda, and Jyamrung. Therefore, these places offer views of 40 mountains above 6000m (19’680ft). After a 5-hour trip from Kathmandu, our trek begins in Betrawati. Then we see gorgeous villages and the countryside. Singalala has excellent mountain views. From here, we descend to Arughat and catch a bus to Kathmandu. Trekkers walk at their own pace with a daypack. Daily trekking averages 6-7 hours.
- Duration: 21 days.
- Best season: Oct-May.
- Trekking grade: C+.
- Altitude: 4750 m.
- Trek Starting Point: Betrawati.
- Ending Point: Arughat.
- Culture: Different communities with the majority of Tamangs and their unspoiled culture.
- Mode of Trekking: Fully organized camping trek
- Himalayan Sights: Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, and the large Annapurna Hima.
- Highlight: Close to Kathmandu, famous for unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains, and colorful rhododendron forest. And this trek is ideal for those wanting to escape from the more popular a crowded regions of Annapurna and Everest.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner