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Ganesh Himal Region Introduction

Best time to visit: All season (views are clearest from fall to spring)

Environment: Mid to high-hills

Maximum elevation: 
Dobra Danda (Ganesh Himal Viewpoint), 4341 m (14280 ft)

Minimum elevation:
 Bhalche Gaun 1860m

Facilities: 
Camping, lodges and hotels, teahouses, home stay (agencies can arrange all details)

Duration: 
One to three weeks

Accessibility: 
Easy road connection including two major highways (Prithvi and Tribhuwan)

Difficulty level:
 Easy to moderate with advanced options, so; best explore with guide

Food and lodging costs: 
Minimal

Typical Nepali dish:
 Daal-Bhat tarakaari (rice, lentil soup and curry – of different items and test)

Typical drink:
 Chiya (sweet milk tea)

Highlights: 
Gurung, Ghale, Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit (untouchable caste), Newar, Chepang ethnic groups, cultural interaction, village scenery and lifestyle, Nepali hospitality, Himalayan panoramas, sacred lakes including, Ganesh Kunda/lake, Parvati Kunda, Seto and Kalo lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, Hindu Temples Tripursundari Temples, Buddhist monasteries, cheese factory, Ganesh Himal viewpoints, herbal plants, crystal and ruby and zinc mining, dances and festivals, historical sites, unexplored territory, rare and exotic wildlife.

The Journey to Ganesh Himal And The Ruby Trek

Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwaa and Nuwakot districts are at the geographical center of Nepal and lie at the heart of the nation’s history. It is from these hills that Gorkha hills, led by Prithvi Narayan Shah, set out to unite Nepal in the late 1700s. Since then, Gorkha soldiers have received international fame for their bravery and skill as warriors.
Although near to both Kathmandu and Pokhara(the main cities of Nepal), the Ganesh Himal Region has remained a well-kept secret to all but Nepal’s most emerging and enthusiastic trekkers do know. The unexplored area is obscured between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Manasaslu Conservation Area Project. Wildflowers flourish, and waterfalls exaggerate the fertile hill scenery in a land blessed with wide-ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity. Sensational viewpoints feature the sublime Himalaya to the north. Most prominent is the Ganesh Himal Range, a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. Selected viewpoints in the area offer immense panoramas!
Most rewarding are the cultural attractions including magnificent Ganga Jamana a twin waterfall, Kalo, Seto lakes and Ganesh kunda/lake, and Tripurasundari temples and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung, Ghale, and to the north, and Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang at the lower elevations in the south. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all with a friendliness that makes Nepal legendary. At least six separate trekking itineraries are recommended and await travelers promising unforgettable adventures. Government registered trekking agencies will be happy to set up visitors with a guide and all necessities for exploring this captivating, undiscovered region.
The area is easily accessible through the Prithivi Highway as well as Pasang Lhamu highway along the southern edging, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. Another adventurous option is to hike in from the Tamang Heritage Trail of Rasuwa and follow the Ruby mine area & for the precious stones harvesting area, so it is named Ruby Trek.
We will take you along this route with dramatic scenes of natural beauty, village scenery and cultural charm.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • (standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transport
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue arrangement service

.          All Required Permit

Trip Cost Does Not Include

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/City
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Meals

Are standard and vary according to the availability and place.

Acclimatization:

Our Ganesh Himal and Ruby Trek itinerary is planned with an awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill you. The higher the altitude the less oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this ‘less oxygen’ environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We especially advise the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes your Ganesh Himal and Ruby Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members.  Professional guides will lead your trip. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experience appropriate to each individual trek. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • English Language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering (applies to expeditions)

The Trekking Group

For the Ganesh Himal and Ruby Trek, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group become sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Ganesh Himal and Ruby Trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this.

Porter Care:

Though often overlooked, it is important to mention. The trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make the journeys to these remote areas possible. So it’s very sad for that there is a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide a decent level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members – to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter’s sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight to a maximum of 15kgs. If you need to have more weight than this additional porters can be hired.  Thus we support the working conditions of the porters

Health and Experience Required:

Walking in this high Mountain Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day.  Climbing in the high mountain is the challenging part of your adventure and will require long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts. And also a positive attitude and a strong determination are important.  Previous hiking/camping experience is good to have but technical experience is not required.

Travel Insurance:

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you be protected with an insurance policy.  Should medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs) happen it is important to be prepared. Please mind that we do not arrange or sell insurance.