Ganesh Himal Pangsang La Pass Trek

Ganesh Himal Pangsang La Pass trekking is enriched with its rich Flora : the impressive display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys 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. Another feature of  Pasang La Pass trek includes the abundance of crystals which is regarded valuable and precious stone. Ganesh Himal short trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers and magnificent scenarios. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only in camping mode.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu/ check in at hotel
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served; after you’ve refreshed, you will be taken to an exclusive Nepali restaurant for a delicious Nepalese cuisine welcome dinner, this will also include a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles. Over night at your hotel, this is your first night in historical Kathmandu.
 
Day 2 : City tour visit Buddhist and Hindus temples.
Kathmandu is a capital city, known as city of temples.Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath are the historical temples and stupa respectively,listed in world heritage site.Mostly the hindus Pray Lord Shiva in Pashupatinath for the welfare of all living beings whereas Buddhists does not leave the footprint of Lord Budddha to become wise and to live a peaceful lifedevote their life in Swyambhunath.However these two are differ in religion,both Hindu and Buddhists has a strong bond bwtween them and they live as a single family-Nepali. No domination in culture and religion,both are equally followed by both religion.This tour helps you to know more about Nepali people culture and religion. 
 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Trishulu – Betrawati

We will take a drive from Kathmandu after we finish our breakfast.We will pass through several windings in the first section of our drive though the road is nice and pitch.We can see a different himalayan range, green hills with white river all the day of our driving period.Trishuli is a big city and it is a headquarter of district Trishuli.From here,we start our second section drive and now the journey becomes quite uneasy because the road is so bumpy, i.e off road begins.It takes 4-5 hrs. to reach Betrawati via Trishuli Bazaar.Panaromas of Mt. Langtang becomes visible and we reach tiny village Betrawati,situated besides the river. Overnight at lodge.

Day 4:Betrwati to Satdobato

We begin the trek with a steep climb, passing the mixed villages and terraced farms and lush pasture. The trail also goes through the saal forest. After the lunch, the trek goes smoothly till our campsite at Satdobato. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge. 

Day 05: Satdobato to Thulochour

The trail is dotted with the Tamang villages and their vibrant culture. Local people are innocent and culturally loaded. They have a unique dress combination and stone jewelleries. The cultural pattern is similar to the Tibetans. Passing the charming monastery and tiny Stupas offer mystical touch. Then we steadily walk across the lush farms and eye catching waterfalls, continually to Thulo Chaur, resided on the huge platform of the lawn. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 06: Thulochour to Kharka

We set out our walk from Bhalche village. We can take a look at a small school and health post.  We reach Thulo Chaur for the lunch. It is in the middle of the forest, which is large and attractive. Heading through the pine and rhododendron forest, we cross a stream and walk further. The sights of the Langtang range attract us. Then we reach to Kharka. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Kharka to Riru pass – Kharka2

We begin our uphill trek through the pine and rhododendron forest. Himalayan views on the way astound us. Viewing the Tibetan peaks and the surrounding mountain white peaks, we reach to the Rupchet village, which is the base camp of the Sing La pass. We hike a little bit around the village as we have a tough day tomorrow. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 08:Kharka to Shertung

From Kharka, we hike up towards the stunning viewpoint at the Sing la pass. We can view the snow capped Himalayas from here and the surrounding greenery landscape. The panoramas of the high peaks, including, Annapurna range, Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Manaslu. Far there, Tibetan peaks glimmer from the backside of the Langtang range. Then we continually trek down to the beautiful Larkap village. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 09: Shertung to Pangsang La (3800 m.)

After the breakfast, we start to climb up steadily to the Pangsang La at 3800 meters. Combining a little downhill trail, mostly it includes the uphill trail that goes through the rhododendron forest. From Larkap, we can enjoy the mountain vistas and the hilly gorges. It is a superb place for our campsite today. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 10: Pangsang La to Somdang (3200m). 
In the morning, we commence the trek through the rhododendron forest, mixed up with pine and other vegetation. The trail is a bit downhill and the fascination of Paldor peak and Ganesh Himal refills the energy to move on. Even the scattered tiny Tamang villages entice us and we reach to the Somdang village, again a beautiful village with densely populated antique Tamang village. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.
 
Day 11: Rest day in Somdang, hike to Pangsang La Pass (3800m), Jaisali Kunda (4000m). 
A significant day in this trekking, we set out for a hiking. However, we need to be physically daring enough and adapted to the high altitude. The views of Ganesh Himal and Paldor Himal dazzle on the nearby north direction. Crossing the Pansang La pass, the trip includes a hike to the Jaisali Kunda. This piece of heaven is surrounded by the lush meadows and waterfalls. Then, we gradually trek down to our campsite. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.
 
Day 12: Somdang to Gatlang (2500m). 
It is our gradual descent from the alpine altitude to the downhill. The trail is pretty friendly today. The first section, we climb up to the top Khurpe Bhanjyang (3600m) and from there, all the way is striking and just walking down. Gatlang is our campsite, which is located beside the sacred lake. It is also a cultural hub for the ethnic Tamang people, which is wonderful for the cultural discovery. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge. 
 
Day 13: Gatlang to Syabrubesi (1460m).
The last day of our trek, we gradually walk towards our destination at Syabrubesi. As the villages are rich in cultural sites, we go on exploring as much as possible. Buddhist monastery and Chhortens are frequently seen on the way. Crossing the picturesque valleys and suspension bridges, we come down through the steep down the trail to the stream. It is the same stream bed, we follow till we reach at our campsite. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge. 
 
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu. 7-8 hrs drive.
We take drive to Kathmandu for 7-8 hours. From Syabrubesi, the gateway of the Langtang  region trekking, we begin the road drive with the spectacular views of the terraced fields, River, streams and the lush hills. The long drive to Kathmandu is not just tiresome, but the changing sceneries are superb to see and experience the country drive. Overnight at hotel.
 

 

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & Drop.
  • All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit).
  • Accommodation.
  • Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
  • All transportation.
  • Trekking permit.
  • Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
  • Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
  • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
  • transport etc for Nepalese staff.
  • All taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen & personal expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

 

General

1.    4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be
       returned after the trek)
2.    Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it
       but is to be returned after the trek)
3.    Daypack
4.    Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.    Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and
       then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping
       the sun off your ears and neck.
2.    Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
3.    Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
4.    Glacier glasses-
5.    Headlamp
6.    Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
       should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
7.    A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

1.    1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside
       other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
2.    1 pair warm gloves
3.    Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek.
       Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

1.    T-shirts (2).
2.    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
3.    Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.    Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.    2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
7.    Long shirts(2)

Lower Body – Legs

1.    2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4.    1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
6.    1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
       Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots
       without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
7.    1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
8.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
       resistant plastic bags.

Feet

1.    2-4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
2.    2-3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
3.    1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
4.    1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with
       layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it
       (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
5.    1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
6.    1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

1.    Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
2.    Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.    Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4.    Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
       Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.    1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,
       some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive
       medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous

1.    Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.    Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM
       just in case if you need to change the date of your).
3.    Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.    Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
       neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you
       from having to stop and look for it.
5.    Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
       its' effectiveness over time.
6.    Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.    Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.    Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes,
       and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.    2 bandanas.

Optional

1.    1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
       assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
       ankles, etc, especially when going downhill
2.    Favorite snack foods
3.    Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
       Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function.
       Remember, keep these items light weight
4.    Binoculars
5.    1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep
       the batteries warm when not in use
6.    Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
7.    A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid
       that chilly late night trip
8.    1 small stainless steel thermos

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