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July 31, 2019

Complete Guide for Trekking from Dharche to Ganesh Himal Base Camp


Trekking from Dharche to Ganesh Himal Base Camp is not only strenuous but also challenging and difficult for the trekkers. However, it offers a beautiful glimpse of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu region. The trek provides a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal II (7118m), Ganesh Himal IV (7104m) and Ganesh Himal VI (6908m) from a close distance as well as far. The trekkers and travelers can enjoy the mesmerizing experience of captivating landscapes, natural and cultural biodiversity along with the experience of local Gurung culture. Breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal ranges, Rupina-La, Buddha Himal, rain, cloudy forest, rhododendrons, Himalayan poppy, azaleas, dandelion, cobra plant and variety of herbal plants provide a different enjoyable perspective of life. The sight of deer, musk deer, bear, monkeys, pheasants, choker partridge all the more makes your trek enjoyable and memorable.

Day One

All team members meet together and move from Kathmandu to Gorkha. You can go by bus or rented a car via Prithvi Highway. It takes 6-7 hours.

Ganesh Himal Range
Ganesh Himal Range

Day Two

Picked up all the necessary trekking equipment and started drive to Soti (700m) via Gorkha by a Bolero hired for this trip. It took 8 to 9 hours to drive to Soti.

Day Three

We started trekking to Macchhakhola via Khorasani Bari (Liding), LabuBesi, Naulaikhola, and Khani Besin for 6-7 hours.

Day Four

Trekking to YaruPhant for 6-7 hours during which first signpost was established and inaugurated by Mr. Santosh Gurung-President of Dharche Rural Municipality.

Gnesh Himal map trail
Ganesh Himal map trail

Day five

Trek from YaruPhant to TubsaKharka for 2 hours and a half. The journey started only after lunch due to rain until late morning and some arrangements done for wilderness walk from today.   We ascended through the sub-tropical forest. We took two and a half hour to get there at the Tubsa camp (1975) via Chyaksiphuk cave (1510m). We all spent the night in a cave.

Day Six

Trek from Tubsa Kharka to Dungdung cave via Kaiphuk danda pass (3006m) for 7-8 hours. Today’s walk was even more strenuous with a steep ascent over the pass and descend to the Yaru river bank following a narrow and steep trail ahead.

Day Seven  

Trek from Dungdung cave to Ule Kharka for 6-7 hours. The trail begins with the challenging big rock boulder and temporary bridge across the Yaru River, then we took the right river bank till the mid-afternoon. We stopped for lunch at Kalabuk cave (3082m).

sign post being established
signpost being established

Day Eight

Trek from Ulekharka to Hichhampa Chet Camp for 5-6 hours. After breakfast, we start ascending towards Hichampachet (3879m). The first two hours are difficult.

Day Nine

Morning hike up to Ganesh Himal base camp for 4-5 hours, then back to Humbug cave and another 4-5 hour. The trail ascends steeply towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp which is our last destination and the highest point of the trip.

Day Ten

Trek back from Humpug cave to Yarphant for 9-10 hours. We descend towards Dovan Khola following the deep Yaru river valley. It was even riskier going down because descending used to be always slippery and challenging.

Day Eleven

Trek from Yaruphant to Khorlabeshi for 4-5 hours. We did late start this morning because we all were really tired for 9 days wild walk. We replaced the new signpost because it was a little damaged. We continued our journey to KhorlaBeshin via Tatopani. We reached overnight at the Shangri-La lodge.

wall photo
wall photo on trek trail

Day Twelve

Trek from Khorla beshi to Laprak Village for 8-9 hours. The trail winded steeply upward to the Laprak village via Khorla village and shingla where we established 10th signpost then descended to Machha khola and ascended to Laprak village.

NTB photo
NTB photo

Day Thirteen

We drive to back to Kathmandu for about 8-9 hours. 700m elevation gain and 885m loss. The above team of trekkers was led by mountain leader Mani Kumar Rai and mountain guide Tul Sing Gurung.

river bridge
river bridge
flower across the trail
flower across the trail




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