Days: 35 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
The Great Himalayan Trail Alpine Way Hard GHT (Ganesh Himal-Manaslu)
Section 5: From Syabrubesi to Besisahar via Larke-La Pass 5160m, Camping Trek 35 Days
Its beautiful mountains can be seen even from the Kathmandu Valley. Though the area is within easy access from Kathmandu, very few trekkers visit there. It is one of the precious areas where the simple life of the Himalayas can be still observed. Trek in the Ganesh Himal region are designed to introduce you to a broad spectrum of life mountain communities and breathtaking scenes. This course starts from Syabrubesi in the semitropical sun, goes up to a fairly high elevation, where a close view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung can be enjoyed. The area is still beyond the reach of modern constructions and no lodge accommodations are available for the visitors. Experience the trekking area which lies on the central eastern region of Nepal still lucky to remain untouched by modern world. You are trekking in different part of world getting in contact with local people, unspoiled nature, widely cultural and traditions barrier, massive mountain close enough to touch. Getting at the high snowy pass leaving the clouds under you and greeting the massive mountains over 8000m, would not that be amazing. The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, 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 Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli River in the lower section. The first glimpse of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung greets us, when we go crossing over the hills. Observe the different ways of inhabitation, and come in contact with different people following various caste, creed and culture, and thereby pass through the dense forest and meadows, crossing through high highlander pass, which offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), and many more are the day to day activities of the trek. The unusual climatic and geographical mix make this area a naturalist`s dream and a Mecca. Then, we are entering to Manaslu region after several traverses in Ganesh Himal valley. Now you are considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, opened in 1992. This trek offers adventurous with an unparalleled Alpine experience, a combination of rich culture heritage, snow bound Larke-La Pass, beautiful landscapes, typical Tibetan settlements, waterfalls, bio diversity, ancient monasteries, stunning view of Manaslu and Annapurna Range, Glacier lake. The name Manaslu means "The Spirit-Mountain" in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within. Trekking in Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures. Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal. It provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet.
Minimum 4 participants in group
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our company’s representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about trip, relax.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple with our Tour Guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1460m/7 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang Village 2238m/7 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 5: Trek from Gatlang Village to Somdang 3270m/6 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Pangsang Kharka 3600m/5 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 7: Trek from Pangsang Kharka to Sertung 1990m/5 hours via Pangsang Pass 3830m, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 8: Trek from Sertung to Lapagaon 1810m/6 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 9: Trek from Lapagaon to Dhunchet 1820m/6 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Dhunchet to Kerauja 2010m/6 hours, stay overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Kerauja to Jagat 1410m/7 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa 2240m/7 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling 2385m/6 hours, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo 3030m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Chhokangparo to Chule-Nile 3361m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Chule-Nile to Mu Gompa 3700m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Acclimatization day and exploring the ancient Buddhist Monasteries, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa 3240m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 19: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Dhumje 2460m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 20: Trek from Dhumje to Chumchet 3200m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 21: Trek from Chumchet to Durjung Kharka 2740m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 22: Trek from Durjung Kharka to Ghap/Prok 2380m/7 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 23: Trek from Ghap/Prok to Syogaon 2950m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 24: Trek from Syogaon to Samagaon 3530m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 25: Exploring the Buddhist Monasteries and surrounding hills, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 26: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo 3690m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 27: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala 4470m/5 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 28: Trek from Dharmashala to Bimtang 3720m/ 8 hours via Larke-La Pass 5160m, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 29: Trek from Bimtang to Tilche 2300m/7 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 30: Trek from Tilche to Tal 1700m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 31: Trek from Tal to Ghermu 1130m/6 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 32: Trek from Ghermu to Besisahar 760m/8 hours, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 33: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 34: Full day Sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square with our Tour Guide by private car, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 35: Final Departure to International Airport.
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porters (1 porter
for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation.
* All Camping equipment (Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Guest Tent, Mattresses) and Kitchen Utensils.
* Langtang National Park Permit
* Manaslu Conservation Permit.
* Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (Special Permit).
* Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit (Special Permit).
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.