“THE HIDDEN VALLEY OF HIMALAYA”
Ganesh Himal Trek also known as the “Hidden Valleys” of the Himalayas, is located on the high valleys of the Northern Tibetan border. The Ganesh Himal (7406 m), named for the serpentine southern ridge that evokes the elephant-headed Hindu god of good fortune. This mountain range is one of the mountain ranges that can be viewed prominently from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. It can be seen gleaming in the sunlight at dusk and dawn, reflecting the wonders it holds in its serenity. Trekking in Ganesh himal region offers a superb opportunity to enjoy magnificent mountains and to discover rich flora. There are valleys which are set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in spring time blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color.
After driving from Kathmandu to Betrawati Bazaar, we will begin our trek and pass through Singala pass and Pangsang Bhanjyang to Jaisal Kunda Lake. Lower down to Jyamrung village and cross the rhododendron forest to reach Bhalche. Climb the trail to the Tamang village of Rupchet. Reach Phedi and climb Pansang Bhanjyang for the mountain views of Manaslu (8,163 m), Langtang Li Rung (7,234 m), Ganesh and Tibetan mountains before heading Somdang. From there we direct our course to Gatlang, as the trail is straight and with just some amount of moderate walking we can reach it. Gatlang is a tamang village which is popular for Tamang Heritage Trail (THT) trek, which is new home stay trekking route with approximately 6 hours walk. Architectural structures of the tradition of the local people like flat roofed fortress-like houses in the village are some of the cultural specialties of this particular region. One can witness the panoramic views of mountains and hills covered in greens that are all covered by rich and diverse floral and faunal species. Along with the natural wonders, the cultural tradition and the way of living of the inhabitants of the area may surprise you at times. The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers with a view of Ganesh Himal V & II, Langtang Li Rung and Paldo etc. And so as our trek comes to an end we then approach Syabrubeshi from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Ganesh Himal Trekking is ideal for those wanting to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest with a good physical fitness. Generally all seasons are good enough to trek here but the views are clearest from fall to spring so in retrospect it’s a place where trekking can be done throughout the year. Join the Incredible Mountains team to be part of this grandiose trek through the Hidden Valley of the Himalayas.