You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. The next day we will be travelling to our destination via bus or a local jeep.
We provide free airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crew with a traditional offering of Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
The Ganesh Himal Trek 10 days is a long trek with 8 nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek and is not included in the package. There is an excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.
The meal package in this trek is very convenient. Three meal items of 9 breakfasts, 9 lunch and 8 dinners are included in the package. The meals will be the best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude for health benefit. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, although there is a variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to our taste.
All personal bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or in cafe except standard meals mentioned (including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to The Ganesh Himal Trek. It is best suited to trek during the spring, summer and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult to trek due to strong winds, storms and slippery trails.
January to February
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. The temperature can be extremely cold. Though the day time may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time.
March to April
This is the best time of the season to trek in the Ganesh Himal Trek. The weather is very favourable through the trek. Stunning views of the central Himalayan range will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best with a variety of colours.
May to June
This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
July to August
The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, it would not be advisable to trek during this season as the difficulty would arise. The trails would be very slippery. Having to trek by ridges and descending down the trails would make it risky.
September to October
This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Ganesh Himal trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Ganesh Himal trek, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.
November to December
As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Ganesh Himal Region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.
In this trek, we will be acclimatizing at Chalish Gaon. During this extra rest day, we have options for hiking, exploring the village and learning the culture and lifestyle of the locals. Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.
Trip grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health
The Ganesh Himal trek is slightly challenging yet a rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.
The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 paxes on the trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader and supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize a single private trek in Annapurna based on your own holiday time frame. This will be led by one of our highly competent and well-experienced guides
A typical day on Trek
A day on trekking will be rewarded with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek, you are accompanied by an experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days. The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 am -8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the prepared extra dietary snacks, then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing the trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment. Trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for a well-deserved sleep.
Communication on Trek
There is mobile phone coverage on most of the routes, but this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone. Although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.
Extra personal expenses on Trek
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal try to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here.
Electricity, battery recharge and water on Trek
Throughout the lodges at The Ganesh Himal trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying a price at all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested in drinking water.
Trekking in The Ganesh Himal Trek requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualties are supposed to unexpectedly happen. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of the booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. To join in The Ganesh Himal trek, at a minimum, a comprehensive travel insurance policy is must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusively helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of the insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in the sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in The Ganesh Himal Trek, with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, the company put forward the travel documentation processing to an insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation and transfer to hospital for treatment. You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek.
Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash.
Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive a visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
You can exchange most foreign currencies through the banks and through the money exchanges. Money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel. The going rate is normally displayed in front of the stores on board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRP). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveller’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and a high rate of the commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu (if your card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four per cent or more depending upon the bank. There is a daily transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal store for free.
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue, as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal Team
During the Ganesh Himal Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
Most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honoured way of saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience
Booking and Payment Process
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 1982138/075/076. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for any reason, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have a special provision for last-minute bookings. In the case of a last-minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of a last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9851031022 (Suman) or email us.
After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.
After completing the Ganesh Himal trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will give you company’s digital printed certificate of trek achievement. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.