Ganesh Himal is one of the mountains which is visible from Kathmandu Valley on a clear day. It lies in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley (at a distance of about 70km) and east of Langtang Himal. Ganesh Himal is so named because the the south face of Ganesh IV (Pabil) looks like the head of Lord Ganesh (who is well known as the god with the head of an elephant). In other words, the mountain looks like the head of an elephant. Lord Ganesh is the son of the famous Hindu god Shiva and his wife Parbati. He is a very famous and lovable figure in most parts of Nepal and South Asia and is the first god to be worshipped at the beginning of any ventures because it is believed that brings good luck and success.
You begin your journey by taking about 8 hours’ ride from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi, through the Trishuli river and along the Pasang Lhamu Highway. The local people you will meet in this region are mostly Sherpa people.
From there on, you will have to hike through several beautiful villages, namely Paragaon, Garthali, Thanjung, Kharka, Sanjung, and Kara to reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. From Base Camp, you will get to see an incredibly beautiful view of Ganesh I. The highest peak in the range in Ganesh I (also known as Yangra). It is 7,422m (24,350ft) high. There are also three other peaks that are over 7000 meters. In addition, you will get to see several other peaks that are above 6000 meters. The forests around this place mostly consist of pine and bamboo trees and rhododendrons.
Ganesh Himal is very technical mountain to climb, so you must be pretty experienced in climbing mountains before attempting to ascent this mountain. Many unsuccessful attempts had been made in climbing this mountain until a Swiss group led by the famous guide Raymond Lambert along with Mme. Claude Kogan of France successfully climbed this mountain on the 6th of October 1955.
The best time to do Ganesh Himal Expedition is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September - November). Summers tend to be hot and rainy and winters tend to be very cold and snowy, and hence they are not recommended seasons for traveling around this region.
Arrive in Kathmandu, drive to the hotel.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
Drive to Syabrubensi (1503 m), Overnight camp.
Syabrubesi - Tatopani (2607 m), Overnight camp.
Tatopani - Kharka, Overnight camp.
Kharka - Mul Kharka, Overnight camp.
Mul Kharka – Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Overnight camp.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp preparation, Overnight camp.
Climbing period of Ganesh Himal, Overnight camp.
Base camp clearance, Overnight camp
Trek back to Syabrubesi, Overnight camp.
Drive to Kathmandu, hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu
Transfer to airport for your final departure