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Ganesh Himal Charity Trekking – 14 Days

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Duration

14 Days

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Easy

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Group Size

15 people

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Overview

Join us in this Amazing camping charity 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 lifetime as you will also be supporting the Charity initiative.
Our 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 grassroots Foundations, 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 school classrooms, 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  Mamata Foundation 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.

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Itinerary

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Arrivals in Kathmandu check in at hotel - rest day.

You will be greeted on your arrival by one of our representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Next on, you will be transported to your hotel, check into the hotel and spend some relaxing time until we meet again in the evening for the ‘Ganesh Himal Trek’ briefing. You will be acquainted about the briefing time on your arrival at the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Today, we will have a full day sight-seeing a tour in the Kathmandu valley. You will visit some of the most significant UNESCO World Heritage Sites including a holy pilgrimage for Hindus ‘the Pashupatinath Temple,’ The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley ‘Swoyambhunath’ which is a beautiful dwelling for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple,’ the biggest Buddhist temple in the world and a site for Tibetan Buddhism ‘Boudhanath,’ and lastly a Medieval Royal Palace square which is also known as the city of fine arts ‘The Patan Durbar Square.’ After exploring these remarkable places, we get back to the hotel and prepare for the coming adventurous voyage. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Kispang

Today we head towards the Himalayas with an exciting long drive through Trishuli Bazaar and pass Betrawat Bazaar to get to Kispang, a small village inhabited by Tamang. We can already witness the beautiful Ganesh Himal range on this very first day. Overnight at Kispang.

Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur

The trek officially starts today with a gentle ascent passing through schools, monasteries, small waterfall and local villages up to beautiful Tamang village, Thulo Chaur. Overnight at Thulo Chaur.

Trek from Thulo Chaur to Gonga

Today, after breakfast in Thulo Chaur, we head towards attractive Gonga. We trek on an ascending path through beautiful rhododendron and pine forest filled with some of the amazing wild animals. If we are lucky enough, we might spot them on the way. Gonga offers the beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal range. Overnight at Gonga.

Trek from Gonga to Rupchet

Continuing the journey, today we trek through the dense forest to the higher altitude enjoying the spectacular views of the soaring Himalayan ranges on the way. Eventually, after about four hours of hike, we reach the base camp of Shing La Top and today’s’ rest spot. Rupchet. Overnight at Rupchet.

Trek from Rupchet to Cherma via Shing La Pass

Today, we rise early in the morning to go to the highest point of Sing La pass to enjoy the incredible mountain panoramas plus the mesmeric sunrise view. We start the day with a steep climb up to Sing La Pass at an elevation of 4400 meters and then trek down to Cherma approximately 2,900 meters savoring the excellent view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and other surrounding soaring peaks. Overnight at Cherma.

Trek from Cherma to Meyghang

After breakfast, today we trek through the lush juniper and pine forest to reach the Tamang village, Meyghang. It’s a beautiful village with warm mountain people which also provides a stunning view of fabulous mountains. Overnight at Meyghang.

Trek from Meyghang to Darkha

Today, we trek on a gradient trail all the way up to Darkha for about six hours enjoying the high Himalayan ranges of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu as well as dense forest, waterfall, farming terraces and landscapes on the way. Darkha is the only Brahmin village we step on in this trek and its where we spend our next two days exploring the lifestyle of the community people and their culture. Overnight in Darkha.

Rest Day in Darkha

After a long journey, we finally take a rest day at beautiful Darkha village. We stay at a local house or in a tent. Staying in a local home is the best way to familiarize with the local people and their culture. You can even go to schools for teaching, participate with local people in their daily activities. Overnight at a local house if possible or in tented camp.

Exploration Day in Darkha Village

Today, we also spend the day in Darkha. We go hiking around the beautiful places to explore the village more closely. The feeling of meeting with different people from kids to elders, watching them doing their daily chores, watching kids playing unique games around the village is exceptional. Overnight at Darkha.

Drive from Darkha to Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi

Today, from Darkha we drive back to Kathmandu via beautiful Dhading Bensi where we stop for lunch. It’s a long drive but is equally exciting as you get to pass through beautiful villages on the way. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Free Day in Kathmandu

Today is the free day for you to do whatever you want to do before you head back to your home. You can go shopping or for exploration of the city. In the evening, we go for a farewell dinner where we will have Nepali food and enjoy a cultural show. We talk and share our experiences about the trekking and trip.

Final Departure

Your adventurous Ganesh Himal Trek in Nepal concludes today. With lots of gratefulness, we will drop you to the airport 2-3 hours before your flight schedule for your return flight. You will be flying back home with cherishable memories in your heart. Namaste!

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in a (3) three-star hotels in the cities and on trek camping tents
  • Ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals prepared by our expedition cooks will be provided throughout the trek.
  • The government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary, and meals
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Entry fees and trek permit
  • Sleeping bags, Duffle bag and down jackets for the trek will be provided.
  • International Flight tickets.
  • Museums / Monument entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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Susan W

04/20/2020

Amazing Company

We were familiar with Earthbound Expeditions as the company that we used last time our of New Zealand uses Earthbound as their local company. We decided to book directly through Earthbound this time and must say we are extremely with their care and attention and professionalism. The owner Rajan is hands-on and personally does the arranging of tours himself. On-site he is also at the front for dealing with clients and does an amazing job. The tea houses we stayed in were the best and our guide and porters were top notch. We had some problems with health in the mountains and had to be evacuated and Earthbound saw to make it as easy and stress-free an event as possible. Follow up in Kathmandu during hospitalization and recovery at the Thamel Eco Resort was beyond expectation and we cannot recommend this comany enough or sing accolades loud enough. You will be taken care of from the time your feet hit Nepal until the time you return. Thank you, Rajan and staff, for making this adventure unforgettable in a very very good way!
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