Duration: 12 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse

Transport: Local bus and private vehicles.

Altitude: 4,200m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu & Langtang mountain Ranges
  • Exploring remote village and local people life.
  • Singla Pass (4200m)
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Encounter ethnic community cultures
  • Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
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Overview

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek (4200m) offers an extraordinary panorama of the Ganesh Himal Massif, Manaslu and the Langtang range, highlights of this journey include not only the mountain views but abundant flora and fauna, magnificent village scenery and the welcoming people of this mid-hills with their captivating customs and traditions. The best seasons to visit are September to November as well as February through June and even outside of these times the spectacular attractions and relatively low elevation make it an all-season adventure. The trail begins from Kathmandu and follows the same road route to Bhalche a town on the border between Nuwakot district to the south and Rasuwa district to the north. Bhalche is about 30 Km north of the large bazaar town of Trishuli.

Visitors will get opportunities to observe the inhabitants of these areas, who live in the flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote area. The journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable though it is too tough for trekkers.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

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Welcome to the Himalayas! We will be waiting for your arrival at Kathmandu airport terminal. Our airport representative will be holding a company name card (Glorious Himalaya) outside the airport terminal to receive you. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel via a private vehicle (car/ jeep/ van/ bus: depending upon the size of the group). After check-in and some refreshments, you can either rest or stroll down the street of Thamel and familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. In the evening you will meet our office representative for a briefing about our upcoming trip. You will also be invited to a welcome dinner organized by our company which will include a typical Nepali cuisine and a cultural dance. It’s probably your first night in Nepal in the Himalayan nation. Overnight at the hotel inclusive of breakfast.

After hearty breakfast early morning, we take a private four-wheel vehicle or a local bus early in the morning and advance our journey towards Bhalche Gaon. We exit Kathmandu from Thankot, and pass through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati, making a scenic drive along a narrow zig-zag road amid an amazing landscape. We will have our lunch along the way at a local hotel and then continue our journey. After driving approximately 5-6 hours from Kathmandu, we finally reach today’s destination Bhalche. Bhalche is also the gateway to Langtang Valley. We will even be able to start our trek on the same day, but after a rough and long drive, spending a night in Bhalche will give us a perfect acclimatization day. We will set up our camp at Bhalche and enjoy a delicious meal.

After having a delightful breakfast prepared by our staff, we make a good start of our trek by heading towards Rupchet. The initial part of the trail is a bit uphill with mesmerizing views of Bhalche village on the backdrop. The trail further passes through a high tropical jungle with breathtaking views surrounded by fascinating landscapes. We arrive at Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch. After some minutes of rest, we march further towards beautiful Yak huts and campsite of Rupchet where we get to enjoy spellbinding hillside views and secretive periphery views. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

Today is a bit challenging part of our overall trek. After a hot breakfast prepared by our staff, we set off for Singla Pass (4200m), climbing all the way to the top of the hill. From the top, we get to enjoy the panoramic mountain views of Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang ranges, and a part of Annapurna Ranges. After capturing some captivating views, we’ll descend all down to Shertung gaon through the high tropical jungle of Himalayan pine forest, rhododendron forest, Oak, and Himalayan Bamboo, while enjoying the amazing wildlife experience. We will also pass many Kharkas (sheep, goat & cow huts). The stunning landscape and Lijyang waterfall are a mesmerizing view of the day. On the way, we’ll give a quick visit to Phyanchyat Gumba (Monastery) before finally arriving at Shertung village. Shertung is a large village inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung signifies “A place of Gold”. Legend holds that the settlement was born after two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream. Tamang people have their own rich culture to demonstrate to the visitors, namely Jhankri dance (shaman dance) and Gode dance (horse dance), said to have been inherited from Tibetan culture long ago. Practicing Jhankri (Shaman) activity is popular in this region which worships the natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Buddhist and Hindu practices. We’ll spend overnight at tented camp with full board meals. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey walking 30 minutes downhill to Chalish, which is the most splendid hospitality village in the region. Populated mostly by Gurungs, the area is also inhabited by a small portion of Dalit people living together. Our trek further continues to Tatopani (hot springs) where we enjoy half of the day taking bath and have lunch. This is perhaps the best hot springs in the region, but tourist infrastructure is not developed yet, so taking packed lunch from Chalish Village or Shertung village is much better. After lunch, we’ll trek up to the pristine Tamang settlement named Neber. Just from the side of the Neber village, you will notice the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal soaring right in front of you. Relish in high valley village stays with locals at their house. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

After breakfast, we’ll walk about 2 hrs to reach all the way up to Timla Pass (2850m) and have a look at the majestic Ganesh Himal ranges and also the Langtang Himal ranges. The mesmerizing view of the surrounding landscape and its unique flora and fauna is truly amusing. Another charm of the trek is passing through the dense Himalayan alpine jungle. As the trek trail is not well marked in this area, trekking with an experienced local guide is highly advisable. Water is available in this area, though the tea house has not been built yet. After enjoying the silent serenity of the trek, and walking downhill on a bit slippery trail, we’ll arrive at Lapchat Gaon, a charming Gurung village with around 30 roofs. Further crossing the Lapa Khola on a bridge we will ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built local hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Lapa gaon is a big settlement of Tamang people where you’ll have ample opportunities to absorb about Tamang culture. The village has at least a couple of local guest houses and villagers are initiating to build more lodge for the tourists. Simple dormitory shelter and simple food, yet good enough for a night halt. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

After breakfast, we leave for Ri Gaon trekking a bit downhill and turning right to Chyamchyat village. Down in the gorge Ankhu Khola and front side Jharlang area view can entice any tourist trekking in this way but it’s a hilly terrain track, so we also need to watch our steps and be careful while walking. We pass through local villages, paddy terraces, and a little bit of forest before arriving at Kutawal village where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue our trek via Tawal before we finally arrive at Ri Gaon. Ri village is a big settlement of Tamang people and Dalit. Local houses are decent enough for night halt and community lodges are being built soon by the local for the trekkers. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

Today is quite an easy walking day. After breakfast, we pass through Brahmin and Dalit village as well as paddy terraces, having a more wide view of the valley. We will have lunch along the way and finally, arrive a big settlement of Brahmin people called Phulkharka. In the evening we’ll have a delicious meal prepared by our crew for dinner and spend the night at a tented camp.

Today is another interesting day of our trek. We trek to Ankhu Khola’s side and pass several villages along the way. During summer this low valley walk will be a bit hotter. We will have our lunch at Ringne river side and continue our trek uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/ Danda. Jyamrung Durbar has the historical significance where the king of the Jyamrung used to live. The remains of the centuries-old palace can still be seen. Another significance of this place is that this is the best spot for the sunrise, sunset, and the great mountain views of Manaslu ranges in the west, and Ganesh Himal and Langtang range to the east. This might also be the main reason why this place was chosen to build the palace. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

We can start our day with a great view of the sunrise. We are also at the end of our trek. After breakfast, we’ll walk down 3 hours to Dhading Besi, enjoying the mesmerizing surrounding views. Dhading Besi is the headquarter of The district which is relatively a hotter place. Taking our lunch in a local hotel at Dhading Besi, we end our trek and drive back to Kathmandu via Prithivi highway along the Trisuli River. We climb up from Naubise and enter Kathmandu via Thankot. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel inclusive breakfast.

Today you will have a guided tour to many cultural heritages in the Kathmandu Valley. This includes world-renown Syambhunath Stupa(monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these sites carry a lot of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance which has also been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. You would not want to miss this experience while in Nepal. You can also buy souvenirs of various Nepalese cultural stuff to gift your loved ones. After our successful valley tour, we will get back to the Hotel. In the evening we will celebrate dinner together for successfully completing our trip organized by our company, which includes Nepali cuisine and cultural dance. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.

It’s finally time to bid goodbye to this Himalayan nation. We will drop you at the international airport at least 3 hours prior to your actual flight schedule. At Glorious Himalaya, it was a wonderful opportunity to serve you that reflects on the time spent together. We pray for your Safe journey and hope to see you again someday.

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport pickups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 8 nights of local guest house and camping accommodations while on the trek.
  • 1 day Kathmandu sightseeing tour including city tour guide and private transport.
  • All the essential long and short-range ground transfers by jeep and bus.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • All the necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress etc.
  • An experienced and license holder trekking guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porters to carry your loads for the trek. (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • All the essential trekking permits and entrance fees for the trek.
  • Glorious Himalaya Trekking company rain protection duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Government taxes and company service charges.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural dance show.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, hot shower during the trek.
  • Tips for the trekking crews.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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Duration: 12 days

Starts At: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse

Transport: Local bus and private vehicles.

Altitude: 4,200m

Ends At: Kathmandu

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu & Langtang mountain Ranges
  • Exploring remote village and local people life.
  • Singla Pass (4200m)
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Encounter ethnic community cultures
  • Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
CheckList

Overview

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek (4200m) offers an extraordinary panorama of the Ganesh Himal Massif, Manaslu and the Langtang range, highlights of this journey include not only the mountain views but abundant flora and fauna, magnificent village scenery and the welcoming people of this mid-hills with their captivating customs and traditions. The best seasons to visit are September to November as well as February through June and even outside of these times the spectacular attractions and relatively low elevation make it an all-season adventure. The trail begins from Kathmandu and follows the same road route to Bhalche a town on the border between Nuwakot district to the south and Rasuwa district to the north. Bhalche is about 30 Km north of the large bazaar town of Trishuli.

Visitors will get opportunities to observe the inhabitants of these areas, who live in the flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote area. The journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable though it is too tough for trekkers.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Expand All

Welcome to the Himalayas! We will be waiting for your arrival at Kathmandu airport terminal. Our airport representative will be holding a company name card (Glorious Himalaya) outside the airport terminal to receive you. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel via a private vehicle (car/ jeep/ van/ bus: depending upon the size of the group). After check-in and some refreshments, you can either rest or stroll down the street of Thamel and familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. In the evening you will meet our office representative for a briefing about our upcoming trip. You will also be invited to a welcome dinner organized by our company which will include a typical Nepali cuisine and a cultural dance. It’s probably your first night in Nepal in the Himalayan nation. Overnight at the hotel inclusive of breakfast.

After hearty breakfast early morning, we take a private four-wheel vehicle or a local bus early in the morning and advance our journey towards Bhalche Gaon. We exit Kathmandu from Thankot, and pass through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati, making a scenic drive along a narrow zig-zag road amid an amazing landscape. We will have our lunch along the way at a local hotel and then continue our journey. After driving approximately 5-6 hours from Kathmandu, we finally reach today’s destination Bhalche. Bhalche is also the gateway to Langtang Valley. We will even be able to start our trek on the same day, but after a rough and long drive, spending a night in Bhalche will give us a perfect acclimatization day. We will set up our camp at Bhalche and enjoy a delicious meal.

After having a delightful breakfast prepared by our staff, we make a good start of our trek by heading towards Rupchet. The initial part of the trail is a bit uphill with mesmerizing views of Bhalche village on the backdrop. The trail further passes through a high tropical jungle with breathtaking views surrounded by fascinating landscapes. We arrive at Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch. After some minutes of rest, we march further towards beautiful Yak huts and campsite of Rupchet where we get to enjoy spellbinding hillside views and secretive periphery views. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

Today is a bit challenging part of our overall trek. After a hot breakfast prepared by our staff, we set off for Singla Pass (4200m), climbing all the way to the top of the hill. From the top, we get to enjoy the panoramic mountain views of Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang ranges, and a part of Annapurna Ranges. After capturing some captivating views, we’ll descend all down to Shertung gaon through the high tropical jungle of Himalayan pine forest, rhododendron forest, Oak, and Himalayan Bamboo, while enjoying the amazing wildlife experience. We will also pass many Kharkas (sheep, goat & cow huts). The stunning landscape and Lijyang waterfall are a mesmerizing view of the day. On the way, we’ll give a quick visit to Phyanchyat Gumba (Monastery) before finally arriving at Shertung village. Shertung is a large village inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung signifies “A place of Gold”. Legend holds that the settlement was born after two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream. Tamang people have their own rich culture to demonstrate to the visitors, namely Jhankri dance (shaman dance) and Gode dance (horse dance), said to have been inherited from Tibetan culture long ago. Practicing Jhankri (Shaman) activity is popular in this region which worships the natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Buddhist and Hindu practices. We’ll spend overnight at tented camp with full board meals. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey walking 30 minutes downhill to Chalish, which is the most splendid hospitality village in the region. Populated mostly by Gurungs, the area is also inhabited by a small portion of Dalit people living together. Our trek further continues to Tatopani (hot springs) where we enjoy half of the day taking bath and have lunch. This is perhaps the best hot springs in the region, but tourist infrastructure is not developed yet, so taking packed lunch from Chalish Village or Shertung village is much better. After lunch, we’ll trek up to the pristine Tamang settlement named Neber. Just from the side of the Neber village, you will notice the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal soaring right in front of you. Relish in high valley village stays with locals at their house. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

After breakfast, we’ll walk about 2 hrs to reach all the way up to Timla Pass (2850m) and have a look at the majestic Ganesh Himal ranges and also the Langtang Himal ranges. The mesmerizing view of the surrounding landscape and its unique flora and fauna is truly amusing. Another charm of the trek is passing through the dense Himalayan alpine jungle. As the trek trail is not well marked in this area, trekking with an experienced local guide is highly advisable. Water is available in this area, though the tea house has not been built yet. After enjoying the silent serenity of the trek, and walking downhill on a bit slippery trail, we’ll arrive at Lapchat Gaon, a charming Gurung village with around 30 roofs. Further crossing the Lapa Khola on a bridge we will ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built local hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Lapa gaon is a big settlement of Tamang people where you’ll have ample opportunities to absorb about Tamang culture. The village has at least a couple of local guest houses and villagers are initiating to build more lodge for the tourists. Simple dormitory shelter and simple food, yet good enough for a night halt. Overnight at a tented camp with full board meals.

After breakfast, we leave for Ri Gaon trekking a bit downhill and turning right to Chyamchyat village. Down in the gorge Ankhu Khola and front side Jharlang area view can entice any tourist trekking in this way but it’s a hilly terrain track, so we also need to watch our steps and be careful while walking. We pass through local villages, paddy terraces, and a little bit of forest before arriving at Kutawal village where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue our trek via Tawal before we finally arrive at Ri Gaon. Ri village is a big settlement of Tamang people and Dalit. Local houses are decent enough for night halt and community lodges are being built soon by the local for the trekkers. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

Today is quite an easy walking day. After breakfast, we pass through Brahmin and Dalit village as well as paddy terraces, having a more wide view of the valley. We will have lunch along the way and finally, arrive a big settlement of Brahmin people called Phulkharka. In the evening we’ll have a delicious meal prepared by our crew for dinner and spend the night at a tented camp.

Today is another interesting day of our trek. We trek to Ankhu Khola’s side and pass several villages along the way. During summer this low valley walk will be a bit hotter. We will have our lunch at Ringne river side and continue our trek uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/ Danda. Jyamrung Durbar has the historical significance where the king of the Jyamrung used to live. The remains of the centuries-old palace can still be seen. Another significance of this place is that this is the best spot for the sunrise, sunset, and the great mountain views of Manaslu ranges in the west, and Ganesh Himal and Langtang range to the east. This might also be the main reason why this place was chosen to build the palace. Overnight at tented camp with full board meals.

We can start our day with a great view of the sunrise. We are also at the end of our trek. After breakfast, we’ll walk down 3 hours to Dhading Besi, enjoying the mesmerizing surrounding views. Dhading Besi is the headquarter of The district which is relatively a hotter place. Taking our lunch in a local hotel at Dhading Besi, we end our trek and drive back to Kathmandu via Prithivi highway along the Trisuli River. We climb up from Naubise and enter Kathmandu via Thankot. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel inclusive breakfast.

Today you will have a guided tour to many cultural heritages in the Kathmandu Valley. This includes world-renown Syambhunath Stupa(monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these sites carry a lot of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance which has also been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. You would not want to miss this experience while in Nepal. You can also buy souvenirs of various Nepalese cultural stuff to gift your loved ones. After our successful valley tour, we will get back to the Hotel. In the evening we will celebrate dinner together for successfully completing our trip organized by our company, which includes Nepali cuisine and cultural dance. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.

It’s finally time to bid goodbye to this Himalayan nation. We will drop you at the international airport at least 3 hours prior to your actual flight schedule. At Glorious Himalaya, it was a wonderful opportunity to serve you that reflects on the time spent together. We pray for your Safe journey and hope to see you again someday.

Trip Includes:

  • All the airport pickups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 8 nights of local guest house and camping accommodations while on the trek.
  • 1 day Kathmandu sightseeing tour including city tour guide and private transport.
  • All the essential long and short-range ground transfers by jeep and bus.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • All the necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress etc.
  • An experienced and license holder trekking guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porters to carry your loads for the trek. (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • All the essential trekking permits and entrance fees for the trek.
  • Glorious Himalaya Trekking company rain protection duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Government taxes and company service charges.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural dance show.

Trip Exclude:

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, hot shower during the trek.
  • Tips for the trekking crews.

Price and date

This trip is available at an any time of the year. Just let us know your travel date.

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