This trek is one of the lost spectacular short treks in the Ganesh Himal region of the Himalayas and although it isn’t the toughest trek in Nepal. This Trek takes place well away from commercial trekking routes, between the langtang and Ganesh regions. It’s unlikely you’ll run into other trekkers, apart from your group- so this area remains a beautiful environment of pristine forests, small traditional villages and striking Mountain Vistas. The route mainly follows the ridgelines of the Ganesh Himal- so in good weather there will be panoramic views of the region both while walking and from the campsites.
Departure Dates -15th March / 10th October 2011
Besides we also make Tailor made itineraries for schools, clubs, families and special interest groups ;bird watching, festival tours, cultural tours and many more. .Please send us your queries regarding travel, tours, itineraries and other specified information. We would be happy to devise a program to suit your interest, your time and date.
On arrival you will be met by our Nepal Trek Leader Bhoj, and taken to the Hotel in the centre of Kathmandu.You will have a briefing of the planned trek itinerary, day to day life on the trek and general information regarding the departure for trekking the next day. The group will be issued with a trek pack: sleeping bag, inner sheet, duffle bag, and mattress and down jacket.
Leaving the rims of Kathmandu valley, the road journey winds down to Trisuli with views of Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and Langtang- this is your first introduction to the mountain ranges of the mighty Himalayas. We will be having our packed lunch along the way and after eating we join the rough unsealed road that winds its way to Sau Bari-where you will get a sense of getting off the beaten track! On the arrival in Sau Bari- we’ll meet our porters and our bags will be organized as we set off trekking toward our first campsite at Sau Bari. Here we can see the impressive views of Ganesh and Piador. Our outlook from the camp is stunning, with folds of foothills rolling south towards the terai.
The mornings walk traverses the ridgeline up until lunch, after which time we ascend to the top of the ridge passing through Chettri and Brahmin settlements. The scale of the imposing mountains astounds us as we reach the ridge top and gaze at the adjacent peaks. There are two distinct inclines through forest of pine and rhododendron where we break out above the tree line into alpine pastures. The mountains become closer and we are able to see the dramatic glacial system that runs through the snowy giants. The trails that we are following are exclusively used by locals to move their cattle during the summer to the high pastures for grazing. We arrive at Diling in the afternoon where we can relax and take in the intoxicating mountain scenery or talk with our Nepalese trekking crew who provide endless tales and information about trekking and the Himalayas.
The scale of the imposing mountains astounds us as we reach the ridge top and gaze at the adjacent peaks.
We ascend further today crossing farming land into valleys with windswept pastures. These are used by the semi-nomadic farmers during the summer months. As winter approaches they move to warmer places further down the valley. Our camp at Serma is one of the highlights of the treks as is the approach route. The view of the surrounding area is unforgettable. The sprawl of the Langtang and the Ganesh ranges dominate the skyline north, with verdant valleys stretching in every other directions- this is Himalayan scenery at its best! We can also see Shisapangma (8000m peaks in Tibet) and from our high points, the Gosainkunda trail weaves its way below.
We are walking along with the uphill trail to reach to the Thulo Kharka.We will see the ranges of Gosainkunda and downwards we will see the pine forests along with rhodendron tress. We also can see the eastern part of Tibet with some of the beautiful mountains.
We are heading up on the way to Gosainkunda. On the way we will see the mountains and some of Gosainkunda and Sing Gumpa (the place of old cheese factory) and after 4 to5 hours walk up and down we will reach our destination point called Gosainkunda. There are also other famous kundas.
Today we will be taking a day walk up the hill with beautiful scenery all around us...We are heading to the Gosainkunda which is one of the famous religious places of Nepal. It is believed that if we take a bath at that kunda then our diseases will be cut off (hopefully this includes trekker’s knee and aches and pains!). If anyone is interested you can bathe in the holy water.
Today we will make our way back to our previous camp where we are camping at the top of the hill. If the weather is good then we will get a chance to see a great view of the surrounding hills from the front side of our camp ground.
This is the one of the oldest Tamang farming villages, where we can see many of the old Tamang Cultures and tradition. As we descend, we leave behind the high alpine environment, meander through old forests and enjoy some of the Nepal’s great hospitality as we pass through small villages. Singbangdi is one such settlement, an old and interesting tamang village.
We will be camping at the top of the villages called Langbu and Arukharka; where there are animals and some food grains like potatoes, mustard and wheat. In winter the sheep are also kept there, but in summer they are taken up to the hills. This is a quiet spot with a good view of many villages and hills down below.
We descend steeply to the river of Maite Khola. There is no bridge as such so we’ll need to remove our boots for the crossing (according to the weather). Your Sherpa staff will be there to assist with this. The water is not tumultuous but care should be taken nonetheless. We then commence the ascent to Betang, where there is a very old Tamang village and after lunch we will visit the School and Gumpa (Buddhist Monastery). Slowly we head down to Jhib Jhibe, where we can see the school and the Hospital. The next day we will be visiting the hospital, upper school and lower school and we may have an opportunity to view some traditional cultural programmes.
Today is your chance to explore this exotic city and do any last minute shopping. You might like to visit temples eg Bodhnath (the world’s largest stupa) or Pashupatinath with its ghats and holy men (Sadhus) or you can explore the alleys around the Durbar square & of course there are plenty of things to buy. The areas has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interests.Kathmandu has more world heritage sites than any other city in Asia.
You will be transferred to the airport and assissted with your check in.