Starting Point : Betrawati - Kispang (after riding 7 hours drive from Kathmandu)
Ending at : Darkha 7 - 8 hrs drive to Kathmandu.
Grade : Moderate to Strenuous.
Culture: Mixed (Brahman, chetris, kami, damai, sarki, gurung, tamangs, magars etc).
Highest Access : Sing-la Pass (4400 meters) or Sing-la Top (4600m)
Mode of Trekking Tour : Camping and 2 night’s Local home stay.
Himalayan attraction : Ganesh Himal range, Manasalu, Langtnag, Annapurna South, and Fishtail, Tibet mountain range Etc.
Special attraction : Being closer to Ganesh Himal, real Nepalese life observation, and no lodges and off the beaten track, help to built schools
Daily walking hrs : 5 to 6 hrs.
Best Season : October - December and March - May
Trip Overview of Ganesh Himal Charity trek - tekking in nepal for good cause
Join us this fantastic camping trek to the north of Kathmandu called Ganesh Himal - named after Elephant headed God of fourtune. Lower Ganesh Himal trekking is a cultural trek par excellence, without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal to see real Nepal. Oddly, it's also one of the Nepal Himalaya's least known treks - non touristic.
A trek around the Ganesh Himal is a step back in time, a glimpse of pristine Nepali villages, a walk through a remote Himalayan Panorama. The diversity of the trek, from the Hindu middle hills to the Tamang dwellers and the awesome mountain scenery of the Ganesh, Manaslu Himal and surrounding peaks combine to make this trek one of the most interesting, as well as one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. The 4400 meters Sing La is just one of the high points! This is a classic camping adventure of a life time as you will be supporting the Charity.
This Ganesh Himal charity trek itinerary combines adventure and kindness we call it fun plus resposibilities, providing you with lasting memories of the Remote Himalayas while allowing you to contribute to a remote community within Nepal. We believe in creating awareness in areas that Media coverage doesn't, for us, every individual counts!
From your participation in this trek US$100 per person is donated to the HANDS in Nepal Foundation, a non-profit Foundation, which main objectives is Educate the childres, establish and implement long lasting sustainable education systems with community development that impact isolated areas of Darkha, Kimtang, Jharlang villages (eight villages and over 12,000 poor people in total) which are located in the Northern part of the Dhanding district of Nepal. Money will go to built school, teachers salary, librabry and building toilets.
Dhading is located North from Kathmandu. Our carefully designed Ganesh Himal Charity Trek itinerary will allow you to visit above mention villages and participate in the projects which are currently supported by HANDS in Nepal and Earthbound Expeditions (see our work).
The trek to unique unmatched environment, as relatively few trekkers visit this area a year, making your experience more unique and unspoiled. You will be greatly rewarded and feel a great sense of compassion as you trek into the remote village to experience the everyday life, visit the school, meet with locals and see just how isolated the area is.
We believe that through our guidance children will learn to be proud of what they can achieve rather than ashamed by what they cannot accomplish. Upon completion of the trek, if want to contribute further through network contacts to raise more awareness and future sponsorship or make an additional donation it's greatly appreciated. Please visit HANDS in Nepal Foundation Website at www.handsinnepal.org for more information and the project that Earthbound Expeditions supports. You can read the whole beautiful story about School building in remote part of Nepal - Darkha, Dhading at http://www.handsinnepal.blogspot.com/.
Day 1: Arrivals in Kathmandu check in at hotel - rest day.
Day 2: City tour ( UNESCO World Heritage sites) visit Buddhist and Hindus temple and palace complex - itinerary briefing.
Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Betrawati, the drive to Kispang (aprx. height 1850m.); stay in Kispang - 6 - 7 hours drive.
Day 4: Kispang to Thulo Chaur (aprx. height 2350m.); 5 hours walk. (Great tamang culture, village, School, Monastry, stupa, farm, waterfall)
Day 5: Thulo Chaur to Gonga (aprx. height 3000m.)4 hours walk. (Nice and deep mix forest, Animals)
Day 6: Gonga to Rupchet (aprx. height 3800m.); this is the base camp of Shing La Top; 4 hours walk. (Deep rhododendron and pine forest, good chance to see the animals including monkey, great Himalayan chane of Langtnag and Tibet range.
Day 7: Rupchet to Shing La pass (aprx. height 4400.) or Sing La Top (aprx. height 4600m then trek down to Cherma (aprx. height 2900m.); 7-8 hours walk. ( Early moring go to High top of Singla for Amazing Mountains Panorama with sunrise, deep forest).
Day 8: Cherma to Meyghang (aprx. height 2300m.) 6 hours walk. Nice forest, nice tamang village, great Mountain View and farm.)
Day 9: Meyghang to Darkha - 6 hours walk (great, mix village, nice farm land) and village, Jungle.
Day 10: Darkha - stay local house or in tent, teaching in school, working with local people as their daily activity, fishing, swimming as you like.
Day 11: Darkha Village stay, go for some hiking or see village life etc - Mountain View, celebrating last night.
Day 12: Darkha drive to Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi - 7 hrs drive, stay in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Free day in kathmanndu fo shopping, relax, go to Yoga, message or Spa or can visit some orphange, eveening cultural show and Dinner.
Day 14: Airport dripe for departure.
Recently the Nov - Dec issue of Singapore base silk air in-flight magazine SilkWinds covered an article about Earthbound Expeditions’ charity trek in Ganesh Himal region where we work together with HANDS in Nepal to built schools in remote regions of Nepal for poor students. So our responsible way of travel and good deeds are recognized.
Only a few foreigners are explored this region in the recent years. This region offers spectacular views, untouched natural beauty and friendly inhabitations
The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section. You will see real Nepal in this trek, nothing has change so it is great chance to learn about real Nepal and enjoy the our traditional culture.
USD 997 /per person
Once again you have succeed in giving us a most excellent trekking holiday in Nepal. Annapurna in '98 was fantastic- Langtang in '99 was equally magnificent. We had great time with a great team. We enjoyed every second of the time. Looking forward to seeing you again.
-- Sue and Dave 23 summer Lane, Brixham, Devon- TQ5ODL, England, UK
February 10 & 25, March 5 & 15, April 1 & 15, May 5 & 15 for 2011.
September 25, October 15 & 30, November 5 & 20, December 1 & 15 for 2011.
The trek is also available on a private basis to suit your own dates, that are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 1 or 2 persons in the group.
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Availability: Every week through out the year how ever (June-Aug) is not recommended.
Style: Guided trip, Camping Trekking
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Maximum elevation: 4400 Mtr - Singla Pass
Accommodation: 3 star accommodation in cities, but in trekking only tents available
Transport: Car / Bus included
Meals included: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Note: Minimum 2 person in a group, if just 1 person price will be revised