Ganesh Himal -I Expedition is a stunning adventure expedition in Ganesh Himal Region. Ganesh Himal region lies in the central-north region of Nepal Himalayas, and one of the most isolated and least explored area so far. Very small number of foreigners reach to the region and peak. Name of the peak comes from one Hindu deity ‘Ganesh’ – the God of fortune and well being – who has human body and elephant like head.
Ganesh Himal is located west to Langtang Himal and east to Manasalu which is separated by the Trishuli river and Budi Gandaki river respectively. Mt. Ganesh Himal I (7,429 m/……ft) – the snow shiny mountain also known as "Yangra Kangri ", is the highest peak of the sub-range.
The expedition trip begins with a drive to Arughat in Gorkha and trek up to Jagat from where you leave the path to Larke- La pass in Manasalu region and deviates towards remotely Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Ganesh Himal-I expedition period is approximately of sixteen days and the total trip is of five weeks.
1. Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
2. Two locking carabiners. Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
3. Three regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hot wire are recommended.
4. Ice axe w/leash. Light weight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven,
or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
5. Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha)
or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent;
must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
6. Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended;
include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
7. Adjustable trekking poles.
8. Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)
1. Two cotton t-shirt.
2. One polypropylene t-shirt.
3. Two long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
4. Two women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
5. One Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur
or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
6. Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred;
R4 Jacket acceptable.
7. Hard shell jacket with hood. Water proof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best,
roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
8. 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing!
It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams)
and has a thick insulated hood
1. You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten
overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
2. Two pairs liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
3. One pair warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
4. One pair expedition shell gloves.
5. One pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider
sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist
so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds.
1. Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
3. Face mask.
4. Shade hat or baseball cap.
5. Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case
(e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
6. 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
7. 1 ski goggles with UV protection
8. If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
1. Four pairs of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
2. Three pairs lightweight trekking socks.
3. Two pairs medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
4. One pair nylon shorts.
5. One pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
6. Two pairs lightweight long underwear bottoms
7. One pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
8. One pair soft shell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
9. One pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips,
Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
10. One pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
11. One pair down booties (optional).
12. One pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
13. One pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
14. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
1. One lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
2. One daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack.
If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc.
clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent,
lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
3. One large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
4. Small padlock for duffel bag.
5. One small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply complimentary
duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
6. Sleeping Gear
7. One down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down
and dark colors speed drying time)
8. Sleeping pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
1. One first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful
to hang around your neck
3. Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
4. Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
5. Three Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
6. Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
7. One water bottle insulator.
8. Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
9. Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
10. Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
11. Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
12. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
13. Three-Four Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
14. Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection);
large Ziplocs are useful also.
16. Camp towel.
17. Ear plugs.
18. Hand wipes.
19. One small stainless steel thermos (optional).
20. Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
21. Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
22. Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
23. Camera. 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional
for the trek in and base camp.
24. Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
25. Passport and passport photos
26. Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may
required changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu)
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