Ganga Jamuna Trek (06 days)
|Region||Ganesh Himal Region|
|Trip Duration||06 days|
|Trip Type:||Lodge (Teahouse)|
|Min. Group Size||1+|
|Max Altitude:||3244 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge (Teahouse) Accomodation during Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi (579 m.) takes about three and half hours. The trek from Dhading Besi to Jyamrung Danda (1100m.) takes about three hours. While trekking uphill you pass through villages, hills and terraces. Jyamrung Danda is an excellent view point from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu Himal and many other snow-capped mountains and peaks. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.
Trek from Jyamrung Danda to Karki Gaon (1225 m.) takes about five hours. After descending for nearly two hours you cross a suspension bridge over Ankhu Khola (Ankhu River). You then trek over flat leveled trails at the bank of Ankhu Khola River until you reach Ringne. This is a small town with a few shops. From here, your trail gradually moves up all the way to Karki Gaon. This is a big village mainly inhabited by Hindu. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.
Trek from Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.) takes about four hours. This day you trek a gradually ascending path all the way to Ganga Jamuna. En route, you pass beautiful forests, ridges, farming terraces and picturesque villages. The main attractions include the interactions with ethnic groups such as Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and a few others. Ganga Jamuna is a Hindu pilgrimage site where the famous fair is held around the temple three days before the full moon, which falls on the first week of November. This place is perfect for camping. The panoramic views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unknown mountains and peaks completely mesmerize you. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.
Rest day at Ganga Jamuna. This day you can hike to the top of Ganga Jamuna and enjoy the spectacular views of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Along the way you cross the dense forests of rhododendron and other natural vegetation. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.
Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Budathum (850m.) takes about three and half hours. Some part of the trail goes downhill and then it moves along a leveled path before descending again towards the ending of your trek. Along your journey, you can enjoy fascinating green hills, beautiful waterfalls, small rhododendron and pine forests, picturesque villages rich in their own traditions and farming terraces. Budathum is a small town with an old local market. This village is predominately inhabited by the Newar community. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Manaslu range at a far distance. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.
Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) takes about two hours. On the same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek a descending path and then along a leveled route. On the way, you pass through streams, villages, farming terraces and small forests. Most of the route moves along the river bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Arughat Bazar covers a small area with an old market. It is here where the route to Manaslu trekking meets. You board your vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is a pleasant journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu, which is famous for the delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, paddy fields, vegetable fields and people daily activities. From Naubishe, you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.