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.
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.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Check into a hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Drive from Kathmandu towards Betrawati. Drive to Kispang. Stay in Kispang after 6 - 7 hours drive.
6 - 7 hrs
Kispang to Thulo Chaur is approximately 2350 meters. • 5 hours walk. • Witness the Tamang culture, villages, schools, monasteries, stupas, farm and waterfalls.
Thulo Chaur to Gonga is approximately 3000 meters. (4) four hours walk.
Gonga to Rupchet at approximately 3800 meters and this is the base camp of Shing La Top. (4) four hours walk.
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
• Cherma to Meyghang at 2300 meters which is a (6) six hours walk.
Meyghang to Darkha is a (6) six hours walk.
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.
Stay at Darkha Village and go for hiking or witness the village life etc.
From Darkha we drive back to Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi which is (7) seven hours.
• Ample time during the day to spend in Kathmandu for shopping, to unwind and go for yoga classes, massages or spas. OR You can visit some orphanages. • In the evening you will join us for a Nepali cultural show and a farewell dinner.
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