Ganesh Himal Range is one of the most astonishing sights in the Himalayas as the mountains form a skyline called the “Great Himalayan Chain”. The trek (to an elevation of 4100 m.) lets you watch the clouds floating below and the mountains standing tall at 8000 m.
The trek allows adventure-seekers to witness diversity in nature, culture, and society. The trail passes through traditional villages, lush farms, and terraces. The Mountain range lies between the river valleys of Budhi Gandaki and Bhotekosi River which flow and form Trishuli River.
The biodiversity of the region includes 526 species of plants like orchids and rhododendrons. There are 300 species of birds and animals like Himalayan Thar, Gaur, Monkeys, and Musk deer. Together, the landscape and exquisite Mountain views give a natural feel to the trek.
The habitants are Tamangs in the upper regions and Newars, Magars, Gurungs, Brahmin, and Chhetris in the lower regions. Most people are Buddhists with their unique languages, customs, dresses and cultures. The warm hospitality of the people leaves a sweet memory of the trek for all the travelers.
Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God, Ganesh. The ancient monasteries, stupas, and monuments provide a glimpse into the centuries-old cultures. The trek has both difficult high passes and easy trails through villages.
Ganesh Himal trekking follows the least trodden and peaceful trails. The beautiful mountain ranges, diverse ecosystems and ethnic groups allow an eclectic experience. The warm climate of the region means the trek can be done any time of the year.
The various vantage points are superb for the views of around 40 mountains (above 6000 m.), gorges, glaciers and landscape of the region. Other highlights of the trip include lakes, waterfalls, and forests (of oaks, rhododendrons, and pines). The trip fills the trekkers with a sense of adventure, amazement and serenity.