Situated in central Nepal, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen from Kathmandu at its best. The range combines Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III & Ganesh IV in the valley of the Budi Gandaki river in the west and Bhote Koshi river in the east. The mountain range represents the Elephant-headed God “the Ganesh”. a symbol of good luck initiating opportunities. This region is well known for its rich flora and fauna including dense forests of oak, Pine, rhododendron. This trekking route provides breathtaking sceneries of high snow-capped mountains, glaciers as well as traditional Tamang villages. The bonus part of the trekking route is the view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m.), which can be seen from the the Singla Pass (4100m.).
Mt.Manaslu is one of the recently opened areas for trekking with limited number of tourists each year. The passing through Larkya La Pass (5153m) cuts behind the Manaslu massif offers some of the finest trekking spots in the Himalayan wilderness. We commence the trek from Gorkha and trek up the wild Buri Gandaki River through rough gorges slicing between Himchuli (7890m) and Ganesh (7429m). The trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The views of Manaslu and other neighboring peaks are spectacular from Larkya La Pass. Much of this trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence. The inhabitants of upper Buri Gandaki region are Nupri, who are direct descendants of Tibetan immigration. Buddhist prayer flags and chortens are abundant in the region.
1. The highest peak in this region is Manaslu, which at 8163m is the 8th highest peak in the world.
2. Mt. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by a Japanese named Toshio Imanishi from Japan and Gyalzen Norbu of Nepal.
3. The region harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies and 3 species of reptiles.
The trek starts from Gorkha, home of the legendary Gorkha soldiers, and follows the meandereing Budhi Gandaki River or the Darundi River before reaching Larkey Pass(5,106 m.) and crossing over into Manang district of ACAP.
Day 02: Gorkha – Kanchok (956m). Trek.
Day 03: Khanchok – Arughat (530m). Trek.
Day 04: Arughat – Machha Khola (910m). Trek.
Day 05: Machha Khola – Kholabensi. Trek.
Day 06: Kholabensi – Jagat (1360m). Trek.
Day 07: Jagat – Ngyak (2300m). Trek.
Day 08: Ngyak – Namrung(2550m). Trek.
Day 09: Namrung – Lho Gaon (3180m). Trek.
Day 10: Lho Gaon – Sama Gaon (3500m). Trek.
Day 11: Sama Gaon – Manaslu Basecamp – Sama Gaon. Trek.
Day 12: Sama Gaon – Samdo (3780m). Trek.
Day 13: Samdo – Larkey Pass Base (4450m). Trek.
Day 14: Larkey Pass Base – Bhimthankoti (3210m). Trek. Crossing Larkey Pass.
Day 15: Bhimthankot – Dharapani (1860m). Trek.
Day 16: Dharapani – Syange (1060m). Trek.
Day 17: Syange – Besisahar. Trek.
Day 18: Besisahar – Kathmandu. By bus.
Option 1. Trek to Manang .
Option 2. To Tilicho Lake from Manang.
Option 3. Muktinath and Jomsom (Kaligandaki valley) crossing Throng Pass.