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Ganesh Himal Charity Trekking - 14 Days


Join us in this unlikely camping trek to the north of Kathmandu towards Ganesh Himal which is named after the Elephant headed God of fortune.
Lower Ganesh Himal trek is a cultural trek par excellence which is without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal. Oddly, it is also among one of Nepal’s Himalaya’s least known treks and it is a moderate tourist’s destination.

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A trek around Ganesh Himal is a step back in time where you will get a glimpse of the pristine Nepali villages and walk through remote Himalayan Panoramas. The diversity of the trek from the Hindu middle hills to the Tamang dwellers and the awesome mountain scenery of Ganesh, Manaslu Himal and surrounding peaks combine to make this trek one of the most interesting, as well as one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal.

The 4400 meters Sing La is one of the high points and this is a classic camping adventure of a life time as you will also be supporting the Charity initiative.
This Ganesh Himal charity trek itinerary combines adventure and kindness as we like to believe it because it is filled with anticipation and tasks, providing you with lasting memories of the Remote Himalayas while allowing you to contribute to a remote community within Nepal. We believe in creating awareness in these areas and this is a way for us to do so!
From your participation in this trek a sum of US$100 per person is donated to the HANDS in Nepal Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose main objective is to Educate children, establish and implement long lasting sustainable education systems within the community development that impact isolated areas of Darkha, Kimtang, Jharlang villages (eight villages and over 12,000 poor people ) which are located in the Northern part of Dhanding district of Nepal.
The money donated will go towards building schools, hiring teachers, establishing libraries and building toilets.

Our carefully designed Ganesh Himal Charity Trek itinerary will allow you to visit all the above mentioned villages and will let you participate in the projects which are currently supported by HANDS in Nepal and Earthbound Expeditions.

A trek to this unique unmatched environment where relatively few trekkers visit this area yearly will make your experience more unique and unspoiled. You will be greatly rewarded and feel a great sense of compassion as you trek into these remote villages to experience the everyday life of these people, visit the schools, meet with locals and see just how isolated these areas are.
We believe that through our management these children will learn to be confident about what they can achieve.

Trip Profile


Betrawati - Kispang which is a (7) seven hours drive from Kathmandu.


 Darkha which is a 7 - 8 hours drive towards Kathmandu


Moderate to Strenuous trek


Mixed cultures like Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Gurung, Tamangs, Magars etc


Sing-la Pass at 4400 meters or Sing-la Top at 4600 meters


Camping and 2 night’s at Local home stay.


Ganesh Himal range, Manasalu, Langtang, South Annapurna, Fishtail, Tibet mountain range Etc.


Closer to Ganesh Himal

There will be no lodges

Off beaten tracks

It will be an initiative to help build schools in this region.


5 to 6 hours.


October - December

March – May.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Only very few foreigners have explored this region in the recent years.
  • This region offers spectacular views of the untouched natural beauty and friendly inhabitants.
  • The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV) stand out like crystals and that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.

This trek is also available on a private basis to suit your own dates that are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 1 or 2 people in the group.
Contact us when you would like to join us and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrivals in Kathmandu check in at hotel - rest day.
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing
  • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu
  • Day 04 : Kispang to Thulo Chaur
  • Day 05 : Thulo Chaur
  • Day 06 : Gonga to Rupchet
  • Day 07 : Rupchet to Shing
  • Day 08 : Cherma to Meyghang
  • Day 09 : Meyghang to Darkha
  • Day 10 : Darkha - stay local house or in tent
  • Day 11 : Darkha Village stay,
  • Day 12 : Darkha drive
  • Day 13 : Kathmandu for shopping
  • Day 14 : Departure.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

  • Day 01 : Arrivals in Kathmandu check in at hotel - rest day.

    • Arrival in Kathmandu.
    • Check into a hotel.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing

    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu

    • Drive from Kathmandu towards Betrawati.
    • Drive to Kispang.
    • Stay in Kispang after 6 - 7 hours drive.

  • Day 04 : Kispang to Thulo Chaur

    • Kispang to Thulo Chaur is approximately 2350 meters.
    • 5 hours walk.
    • Witness the Tamang culture, villages, schools, monasteries, stupas, farm and waterfalls.

  • Day 05 : Thulo Chaur

    • Thulo Chaur to Gonga is approximately 3000 meters.
    • (4) four hours walk.

  • Day 06 : Gonga to Rupchet

    • Gonga to Rupchet at approximately 3800 meters and this is the base camp of Shing La Top.
    • (4) four hours walk.

  • Day 07 : Rupchet to Shing

    • Rupchet to Shing La pass at 4400 meters or Sing La Top at 4600 meters.
    • Trek down to Cherma at approximately 2900meters which is a 7-8 hours walk.
    • Rise early in the morning to go to the highest point of Sing La pass to see the amazing mountain panoramas plus the sunrise

  • Day 08 : Cherma to Meyghang

    • Cherma to Meyghang at 2300 meters which is a (6) six hours walk.

  • Day 09 : Meyghang to Darkha

    • Meyghang to Darkha is a (6) six hours walk.

  • Day 10 : Darkha - stay local house or in tent

    • Darkha - stay at a local house or in a tent and teach in schools, participate with local people in their daily activities like fishing, swimming etc.

  • Day 11 : Darkha Village stay,

    • Stay at Darkha Village and go for hiking or witness the village life etc.

  • Day 12 : Darkha drive

    • From Darkha we drive back to Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi which is (7) seven hours.

  • Day 13 : Kathmandu for shopping

    • Ample time during the day to spend in Kathmandu for shopping, to unwind and go for yoga classes, massages or spas.
    You can visit some orphanages.
    • In the evening you will join us for a Nepali cultural show and a farewell dinner.

  • Day 14 : Departure.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  1. Accommodation in a (3) three starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  2. Ground transportation provided.
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  4. Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  5. Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  6. Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  7. Every single entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  8. Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  9. Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  10. Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  1. International Flight tickets.
  2. Museums entrance fees.
  3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  4. Airport tax.
  5. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  6. Personal clothing and gears.
  7. Tips to guides and porters.
  8. Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

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