Ganesh Himal Sing-La Pass Trek
Ganesh Himal Sing-La Pass trek is situated in central Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu the terraced hillsides seem to climb to the sky. Many interesting ethnic group s a mixed of lifestyle offer you a glimpse into real Nepali life and this gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with locals, hence giving the visitor a sense of satisfaction. There are three major groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Manaslu including Annapurna range. This trek is ideal for those wanting to escape from the more popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. It is famous for unspoiled Tamang culture, spectacular views of mountains and colourful rhododendron forest. It also begins conveniently close to Kathmandu.
- Scenic road drive to Bhalche
- Panoramic view of many majestic mountains
- Tamang historical and traditional experience
- View of numerous white peaks and natural resources mines
- Colourful rhododendrons forests and various kinds of medicine herbs
- Red panda and wild animals
- The high valleys north of the Ganesh range on the Tibetan border are the complete wilderness
|Trip Grade||Moderate to strenuous trail.|
|Trip Duration||09 Nights/10 Days|
|Trip code||NAP-GAN – 056|
|Trip Start/Ends||Kathmandu-Bhalche/Dhading Bensi-Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude||Sing-La Top (4001m)|
|Trip Cost||Prices on request|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group|
|Accessibillity||Drive to Bhalche to trailhead from Kathmandu, start the trek according to the itinerary and trek back to Kathmandu.|
|The Route||Sing-La Top (4001m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, easy to moderate trail|
|Season||Sept – Nov / March - April|
|Permit Fee||Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|Trip Facilities||3+ hotel in city on B/B and camping/home-stay on mountain|
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.
Signla Pass Taking local bus early in the morning or a private four wheel drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Bhalche Gaon after driving approximately 5 hrs. This is also the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati makes you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek. You will even able to start your trek on the same day but due to bit rough and tough driving spending a night in Bhalche will give you excellent acclimatization day.
After breakfast trek bit uphill and have breath taking views on the back of Bhalche village. Trek continue passing thorough high tropical jungle and mesmerizing jungle views as well as surrounding landscape. Arrive in Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch after lunch trek continue to Rupchet where you will find beautiful camp site and yak hut. It has amazing mother goddess blessing hillside views and its periphery views.
After breakfast trek all the way hill top near Singla Pass (4050m) having the best almost 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, massift Ganesh himal ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges and little bit of Annapurna ranges. Enjoy the best views and then trek all the down to Shertung gaon passing through high tropical jungle, rhododendron forest, pine forest, oak, fire, Himalayan bamboo and surprising wildlife experience with many Kharkas (cow, sheep and goat huts). Iljyang water fall and its surrounding landscape is an extra ordinary views along the way. On the way quick visit to Phyanchyat monastery and finally arrive in Shertung village. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend , two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.
Take breakfast and then just after walking 30 minutes down hill you arrive in Chalish the most stunning hospitality village of the area where majority of Gurung people and small portion of Dalit people live together. Trek continue to Tatopani (host spring) where you enjoy half of day taking bath and have lunch. This is probably the best hot springs in the area but tourist infrastructure has not developed yet (lodge, meals etc…) however pack lunch from Shertung village or from Chalish village will be much better. After lunch trek all way up to pristine Tamang village named Neber. Just form side of the village you will see the breath taking Ganesh Himal view just like your face and mirror (so close view). Enjoy high valley village stay with locals. Signla Pass Day 5 Neber to Rachyat (lunch) to Lapa Gaon 1850m/6105ft 4-5 hrs Take breakfast and trek all the way up to Timla Pass (3850 m/12,705Ft) walking about 2 hours, have a look the best stunning massive Ganeshe Himal ranges and Langtang himal ranges too. Its best flora and fauna experience as well as surrounding landscape will make you the best day of the trek. Passing through dense Himalayan alpine jungle is another charm of the trek. Trek with local guide is highly recommend as trek trail is not well marked in this area. Water will be available but still tea house has not built yet. After enjoying the scenery trek all the down stone steps and bit slippery down hill walking to Lapchat gaon it is a charming Gurung village with nearly 30 homes. Cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Lapa gaon also a big community of Tamang people where you will have a lots of opportunities to learn about Tamang culture. It has at least two local guest house and villagers are initiating to build more lodge for the tourist comfort. Simple food and simple dormitory shelter but good enough for a night halt.
Take breakfast at the same place and then trek a bit down hill and right turn to Chyamchat village. Front side Jharlang area and down in the gorge Ankhu khola view lure any tourist walking on this way but it's a hilly terrain track walking so careful walking is highly recommended. Passing trough local villages, paddy terraces and little bit of jungle finally arrive at Kutawal village where stop for lunch and trek continue via Tawal to Ri Gaon. Ri village has a big community of Tamang people and Dalit. Local houses is good enough for night shelter and community lodges are building soon by the locals for the trekkers.
Today is quite easy walking of the day. Passing most of the Bhramin villages and dalit village as well as paddy terraces more open valley views finally make you arrive in Phulkharka gaon where big community of Brahmin people live. Lunch along the way and dinner at night staying with local guest house will fine as it has developed already in this area for both domestic and international tourist. Tourist standard food and accommodation has to develop yet but comparatively much better.
Trek to Ankhu khola side and innumerable villages along the way make you another interesting trekking of the day but due to bit low valley walk in summer it will be bit hotter. Lunch at Rine river side in local restaurant and trek continue uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/danda which is historically popular said that king of the Jyamrung used to live. Centuries old palace still can be seen. This the best spot for the sun rise, sun set and the massive mountain views of the Langtang ranges, Ganesh himal ranges and Manaslu ranges. Over night at local house.
Sun rise view, take breakfast and then trek via Dodke danda to Dhading Besi walking about 2 ½ hours mesmerizing Dhading Besi views and its surrounding views. Dhading Besi is the head quarter of Dhading district where government administration offices are based. Take lunch and 3 hours bus drive back to Kathmandu via Prithivi highway.
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.
- Documents: Ganesh Himal regions permit, National Park entrance permit & TIMS card
- Activities: Sightseeing and hiking trip as per the itinerary.
- Equipment: All necessary camping equipments and kitchen utilize
- Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 7 nights tented accommodation during trekking
- Food: Full board on camping [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 2 breakfast in Kathmandu.
- Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
- Transportation: Airport arrival/departure transfer, Kathmandu to Balche and Dhading Bensi to Kathmandu transportation.
- Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
- Your international and local flight
- Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
- Personal travel and trekking equipments
- Lunch and dinner while in City
- Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
- Tips/Gratuities for you trekking crews
- Temple and Monastery entrance fees
- Optional activities
- And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
Please request our Trip Note advice and detailed itinerary.