- Prem Blon
Ganesh is the name of Hindu god “Ganesh” -an elephant-headed deity in Hindu myths considered to be an auspicious symbol of fortune. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati, who are considered to be the creator of this universe.
So, the mountain Ganesh Himal gets its name from Hindu deity-Ganesh. Nepal being a country of Gods and Goddesses, people worship the god Ganesh before initiating any formal ceremonies.
Around 80 km far away from Kathmandu, Ganesh Himal has several skyline peaks ranges such as Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV
During the spring season, the trekking route of the Ganesh Himal Base camp offers an attractive view of flora and fauna, barberries and premolars.
The trekking trails take you through the ancient unique life styled Tamang villages, gorgeous gorges, mustard fields, glaciers, blue pine, Spanish oak and the pleasing sight of rhododendron flowers all along the route.
You can also see the view of Ganesh Himal from Kathmandu. It stands between the Manaslu Himalaya range and Budi Gandaki valley in the west.
Though Ganesh Himal is very near to the urban areas of Kathmandu and Pokhara, yet it continues to remain less explored.
It also provides some magnificent views of magnificent peaks and valleys such as Ganga Jamuna, twin waterfalls, Kalo, Seto and Ganesh Kunda, and hot spring and Tripurasundari temple.
Ganesh Himal ranges can be seen in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. Another option can be hiking from the Tamang heritage trail of Rasuwa and follow the Ruby Valley trek.
- How to get there?
You can use Prithi Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway along the southern fringes to reach Ganesh Himal.
The trekking trail to Ganesh Himal starts from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which might take around 7-8 hours.
The next we initiate our trek to Gatlang village. The base camp of Ganesh Himal is reached on the seventh day of trekking.
- When to trek?
The best season to trek to Ganesh Himal could be the months of February to May, August to December.
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