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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!