**This area was severely hit by the Nepali earth quake in Spring 2015. Until further notice, we recommend "Ganesh Himal-Singla Top" instead** Named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune, Ganesh Himal offers spectacular views, untouched natural splendor and wild but friendly habitations. It can clearly be seen from the Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks stands out, crystal-like, a "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is located between the valley of the Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.
Included: Meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners; Boiled water for drinking while on trek
Accommodation: 11 nights in tent/camp with sleeping mattresses, sleeping bag and down jacket included
Entrance fees: Trekking permits
Transport: Local transportation to/from trek
English speaking tour guide: Trekking crew, local guide, porter(s) Not included: · Client's personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, cigarettes, bar bills/soft drinks /mineral water, extra snacks on the way etc)
· Client’s personal items such as medications, clothing and equipment.
· Comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation from remote mountain locations as well as the standard cover like trip cancellation, lost baggage etc.
· Any unforeseen expenses due to delays or diversions due to events outside the operators control, for example landslides or strikes
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
· Visit a place with untouched nature and a less touristy trek
· Be close to local people and share the different way of life style
· Spectacular Mountain Views
· Sleep in tents at spots with beautiful scenery
Day 1: Kathmandu drive to Sole Bazaar
Go by bus from Katmandu to Sole Bazaar (approx. 5 hours drive). Sole Bazaar is a small village where you may experience a diverse and exciting culture. Enjoy your first night in your tent, under the stars next to the river bank.
Driving time: approx. 5 hours (Kathmandu to Sole Bazaar )
Heights: Kathmandu 1350m, Sole Bazaar 700m
Day 2: Sole Bazaar - Kispang
You wake up in the outdoors and get ready for the first walking day of your trek. From Sole Bazaar you walk approx. 3,5 hours up to the village Satdabato. From here it is another 3 horus walk to Kispang, where you will spend the night. Enjoy your walk through villages of mixed ethnic groups living together and enjoy the stunning rural scenery on this day.
Trekking time: approx 6-7 hours
Heights: Kispang 1900m
Day 3: Kispang - Gonga
This morning you have a hard starter with a 3 hours ascent. This is followed by more gradual uphill through rhododendron forest, which is the national flower of Nepal. If you are here in Spring you will see the blooms; stunning trekking! Tonight you camp at Gonga, from where you can see Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda Mountain ranges.
Trekking time: approx 6-7 hours
Heights: Gonga 2800m
Day 4: Gonga - Rupchet
Another uphill walk for about 5 hours through rhododendron forest takes you to Rupchet. Tonight you stay in an alpine area with stunning views of the Langtang mountain range from the door of your tent.
Trekking time: approx 5 hours
Heights: Rupchet 3800m
Day 5: Rest day in Rupchet
Today is for resting to let your body acclimatize. If you feel great, then it's also a chance for some exploring.
Child age: Same price as adults
This tour is not recommended for: Children under 12 years old
12 breakfast, 12 lunch, 11 dinner
Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November), the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. But beware, you are heading into the World’s highest mountain range and be prepared for changes of temperature and weather. And though this period is generally expected to be dry, as everywhere, rainfall and gloomy weather may occur making the mountains less visible. Not least, sudden snow may be experienced at high altitudes blocking the trail and bringing with it freezing temperatures.
The monsoon season roughly starts mid-May/June and runs to the end of August. During this period rainfall and muddy trails may be expected and the possibility to see mountains is less as compared to the main trekking seasons. Travelers who value greenery and quiet environments will love traveling during monsoon season. We recommend the Upper Mustang area in the monsoon season due to it being relatively shaded from rain during June-August.