Ganga Jamuna Trek

Hiking / Trekking in Kathamandu, Bagmati, Nepal

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This is a purely camping and moderate trek. You pass different villages where you can interact with the different ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others of Nepal. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people.... Show more

This is a purely camping and moderate trek. You pass different villages where you can interact with the different ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others of Nepal. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people. The mountain peaks you can enjoy are Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. While trekking you find this trail is enriched with beautiful flora and fauna. You pass rhododendron, pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home of various species of birds and wild animals.

This trail offers you a visit to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site as well. The famous Tripura Sundari Temple lies at Salyankot where there is held a big fair from time to time. Hindu devotees offer special prayer and animal sacrifice to the deity. Except these Buddhist monasteries and chortens preserve distinct culture and tradition in itself. Another attraction of this trek is that you visit Ganga Jamuna which is a twin waterfall. There is a Kukur Dhara (Dog Spring) and it is believed that taking a dip into this will rid you from rabies. Ganga Jamuna is Hindu pilgrimage site where a famous fair is held around the temple before three days of full moon day during the first week of November. Here is a holy stone which is highly revered by the Hindu devotees and local people. It is believed that this holy stone preserves the divine power as water originates from there.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m)
Day 04 : Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar(765m,)
Day 05 : Katunje Bazaar to Sundar Bazaar(645m)
Day 06 : TSundar Bazaar to ganga Jamuna (3244m)
Day 07 : Rest Day
Day 08 : Ganga Jamuna to Budathum(850m)
Day 09 : Budathum to Arughat Bazaar(500m)7 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10 : Free Day
Day 11 : International Departure

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$859.00
Duration
11 days

Location

Directions:

Langtang Ri Trekking and Expedition is situated at thamel west of Narayanhiti Palace Museum in tridevi marga inbetween the way to jyatha and thahiti in the right hand side of road.

City
Kathamandu
State / Region
Bagmati
Zip / Postcode
7103
Country
Nepal
27.714348 85.3118437

Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.

Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus. Depart Kathmandu early morning for the 7-hours drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar Today you trace the route taken by Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. Prithvi Narayan Shah is considered the founding father of modern Nepal, being the first person to assemble all the territories of the present country of Nepal under one ruler. En route you pass through Trisuli Bazaar, a small town that was once the hub for trekking in this region and is home to a small but interesting traditional bazaar. From here you travel through gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang and this is picturesque drive as you can see the beautiful scenery of rice terraces, small gorges and green hills. Samari Bhanjyang is a small town and it was a trading place in the past.

Day 04 : Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar(765m,)
Trek from Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m.) which takes about six and half hours. In the beginning you trek along gradual descent path and then your trail turns uphill. Finally you trek through flat land to reach your destination. En route you pass different villages, forests covered with pine and rhododendron, farming terraces, small streams and numerous green hills. There is a small market in Katunje and you can have first glimpse of Ganesh Himal from here.

Day 05 : Katunje Bazaar to Sundar Bazaar(645m)
Trek from Katunje Bazaar to Sundar Bazaar (Khahare) (645m.) and it takes about two hours. The trail goes gradual down hill passing through picturesque villages and farming terraces. You can enjoy swimming and fishing in Ankhu Khola at Sundar Bazaar. This is a small with local market, shops with minimal supply, motor able road and it is little developed area. This beautiful town is quite surrounded by fascinating green hills.

Day 06 : Sundar Bazaar to ganga Jamuna (3244m)
rek from Sundar Bazaar (Khahare) to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.) which takes about six and half hours. This day you trek gradual ascent path all the way to Ganga Jamuna. En route, you pass beautiful forest, small gorges, ridges, farming terraces and picturesque villages. The main attractions include interaction with ethnic groups such Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. Ganga Jamuna is a Hindu pilgrimage site where a famous fair is held around the temple before three days of full moon day during the first week of November. Many Hindu devotees crowd this holy site for worship and blessing. Here is a holy stone which is highly revered by the Hindu devotees and local people. It is believed that this holy stone preserves the divine power as water originates from there. 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 unnamed mountains and peaks completely mesmerize you.

Day 07 : Rest Day
Rest day at Ganga Jamuna. This day you can hike to the top of Ganga Jamuna and can enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. On the way you cross dense forests of rhododendron and other natural vegetation

Day 08 : Ganga Jamuna to Budathum(850m)
Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Budathum (850m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Some part of the trail goes downhill and then it moves through leveled path and again towards the ending you trek descent path. This you can enjoy fascinating green hills, beautiful waterfalls, small rhododendron and pine forests, picturesque villages rich in its own tradition and farming terraces. Budathum is a small town with local old market. This village is pre dominated by Newar community. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Manaslu range at far distance.

Day 09 : Budathum to Arughat Bazaar(500m)7 Drive to Kathmandu
Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) which takes about two hours. On the same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek descent path and then through leveled route. On the way, you pass few streams, villages, farming terraces, small forests. Most of the route moves along the river bank of Budhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazzar covers small area with an old market. Here you find shops with minimal supply, motor able road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river. Here the route to Manaslu trekking meets.

You board vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is one of the picturesque journeys. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Day 10 : Kathmandu free day of your own
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 11 : Final departure
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.

Inclusions

  1. Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  2. Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 stars to 5 star hotels with breakfast
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  4. Kathmandu/samari bhanjyang and Gorkha /Kathmandu Transportation private or local.
  5. Accommodation in tent during trek
  6. Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  7. 4 seasonal sleeping bag
  8. trekking map for group
  9. All necessary paper work & Permits
  10. All cost for a Langtang Ri staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide) and required porter while on trek
  11. Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staffs
  12. Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  13. Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew.
  14. Tents, mattress, cooking utensils
  15. All government taxes.
  16. Farewell dinner

Exclusions

  1. International Airfare
  2. Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  3. Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  4. Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  6. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  7. Client’s insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  8. Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

Please Note

Information

Duration: 11 days

Grade: 2-Moderate

Best Time to go: Sep – May

Price: USD 859- USD 1389 per person

Trekking: Camping

Max. Altitude: 3244m

Group Size: Min 4 pax

Transportation: Private transportation or local bus

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 1 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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