- View from Aarkhet Bazar
- Samari Dhading
- View of Baseri Dhading
- Gorkha Durbar
- View from Jharlang
- Aarughat Bazar
Ganga Jamuna Gorkha Trek
- Duration : 14 days
- Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
- Secondary activity: Nature and Mix-Culture
- Group size : Min. 2 pax
- Max-Altitude : 3244m
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trip starts from: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Homestay and Camping
- Accomodation: Lodge and Hotel
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Samari Bhanjyang-Trishuli Bazar-Samari Bhanjyang-Katunje Bazar-Jharlang-Ganga jamunaand and return back in same route.
Ganga Jamuna Gorkha Trek is a short and moderately graded excursion nearby Kathmandu at Dhading district of Nepal. The main highlight of this trek is the two similar looking twin water falls named Ganga and Jamuna. Along with attractive waterfalls excellent views of Himalayan ranges including Langtang, Ganesh himal, Manaslu and even Annapurna ranges can be viewed with our own eyes.
We embark in for Ganga Jamuna Gorkha Trek as we take a drive from -Here, along with enjoying the popular water fall, we also get an opportunity to witness panoramic views of various Himalayan ranges. It is also the pilgrimage site as local people and devotes gather during full moon of November month. Thenafter, we trek towards Baseri and drive to historical town of Gorkha for sightseeing around Gorkha durbar square.
Ganga Jamuna Gorkha Trek is usually organized with camping or home-stay accommodation. During this short trek, anyone with average fitness level who loves to travel can join with professional team of Nepal Mountain Trekkers. You can embark in for this trek during any time of the year. Contact us now for more information about this and/or any of our trips.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang(1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus/private vehicle
Day 04: Samari Bhanjyang to Katunje Bazaar (765m/)
Day 05: Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m.)
Day 06: Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.)
Day 07: Jharlang to Lapa (1750m.)
Day 08: Lapa to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.)
Day 09: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.)
Day 10: Trek from Majhgaun to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.)
Day 11: Ganga Jamuna to Baseri (1400m.)
Day 12: Rest at Baseri
Day 13: Baseri to Gorkha (1143m.): 2 hr walk and 6-7 hrs drive
Day 14: Gorkha Durbar Sightseeing
Day 15: Drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu by bus
Day 16: Farewell Day
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]:
Upon your arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport for the breathtaking adventure ahead. You will be taken into your respective hotel and into your room so that you can relax your jet lagged body. As tomorrow you get to go for a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley, you will need to take some time to rest. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:
A day dedicated to the exploration of the ancient and medieval capital city of Kathmandu, we shall explore the heritages listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List combining the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites as well as other historical sites and heritages. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three royal complexes in the Kathmandu valley with historical royal palaces and other sacred heritages. Pashupatinath Temple is a sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva with several other temples and cultural practices located at the bank of holy Bagmati River. We shall also explore the Buddhist pilgrimage of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple due to the habitation of holy monkeys to the north-west area of the temple, and Boudhanath Stupa which is one of the largest and oldest stupas in the world. After exploring these heritages we shall have a pre-trip meeting in the afternoon with the trekking guide in hotel. Here you can get required information and an opportunity to clarify any doubts regarding any aspect of the trek. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Samari Bhanjyang (1250m.) via Trishuli Bazaar (540m.) by bus/private vehicle:
Depart Kathmandu early morning for a 7-hour drive to the hill town of Sole Bazaar. Today you trace the route taken by king Prithvi Narayan Shah on his invasion march to Kathmandu over two centuries ago. En route you pass through Trishuli 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 along a gravel road until you reach Samari Bhanjyang. 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. Stay overnight at Samari Bhanjyang.
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. Stay overnight at Katunje Bazaar.
Day 05: Katunje Bazaar to Kintang Phedi (655m.):
In the beginning the trail goes downhill until Lapang Besi. You then walk along the river bank until you reach Kintang Phedi. En route you pass several traditional villages, farming terraces, fishing spot and beautiful green hills. Kintang Phedi lies at the bank of Netrawati or Ankhu Khola (stream). There are a few typical houses, shops with minimal supplies and terraces where local people grow potatoes and other food grains. Stay overnight at Kintang Phedi.
Day 06: Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.):
Trek from Kintang Phedi to Jharlang (1500m.) and it takes about six hours. All the way you trek gradual ascent path passing through several villages, farming terraces and green hills. These villages are predominated by Tamang, Brahmin and Chhetris respectively. Maize, millet, rice, wheat, buck wheat and green vegetable are their staple food. Jharlang is a Tamang village. You find a government school and numerous typical houses. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture. Stay overnight at Jharlang.
Day 07: Jharlang to Laba (1750m.):
The trail goes gradually up and sometimes steeply up in the beginning. Towards the ending point the trail moves downhill until Laba. En route you pass villages, small gorges, small forests, farming terraces and green hills. Laba is another village which you will encounter in this trek. It is inhabited by both Tamang and Gurung. You can observe the typical culture practiced by these ethnic communities. They even speak their own language. The visitors can taste the traditional food and local alcoholic drink (chhyang). This trekking route is enriched with distinct culture and unchanged tradition of ethnic groups like Tamang and Gurung. The potatoes grown in and around this area are famous all over Nepal. Stay overnight at Laba.
Day 08: Laba to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.):
Trek from Laba to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.) and it takes about five hours. This day you trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals. The trail moves up hill all the way to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. While trekking you pass Khading village mainly resided by Tamang and Gurung. The main crop is potato here. Manyang Bhanjyang is a ridge and you find forests and grass land here. This is a perfect place for camping as your camping site is surrounded by rhododendron and oak forests. Stay overnight at Manyang Bhanjyang.
Day 09: Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.):
To reach Majhgaun you have to trek along a gradually descending path and after some time a steeply descending path. On the way you pass forests of rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills. This day you are quite captivated by the clear views of the Manaslu range, Buddha peak in clear weather and other unnamed mountains and peaks. As you enter Majhgaun you will find local people being engaged in farming but it is reported that some of the people have migrated either to foreign countries or to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Majhgaun.
Day 10: Trek from Majhgaun to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.):
Trek from Majhgaun to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.) which takes about six hours. After descending for early few hours the trail turns steep ascent until you reach Ganga Jamuna. This 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. Stay overnight at Ganga Jamuna.
Day 11: Ganga Jamuna to Baseri (1400m.):
Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Baseri (1900 m.) and it takes about four hours. This day’s trekking is full of ups and down. All the way you pass through Mongolian villages. The mountain views you can enjoy are Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal and you can see the green views of forest, hill and Gandaki at some distance. Stay overnight at Baseri.
Day 12: Rest at Baseri:
You are lucky that you are getting additional to explore Baseri Village. So, you will utilize the day as much as you can. As the village is known for home stay you can develop good relationship with the host family and receive useful information. Stay overnight in lodge at Baseri.
Day 13: Baseri to Gorkha (1143m.): 2 hr walk and 6-7 hrs drive:
Trek from Baseri to Arughat Bazaar (1000m.) which takes about four hours. 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 Bazaar 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. Stay overnight at Gorkha.
Day 14: Gorkha Durbar Sightseeing:
Gorkha is famous as the ancient capital of Nepal, traditional homeland of the Royal family who unified Nepal with their awesome Gorkha soldiers who formed the basis of the famed Gorkha Regiment of the British Army. This day can be used as a rest day or if you prefer, you can spend it exploring the old palace, Gorkha Durbar. Perched 300m above the town, it is well worth the climb, with stunning views over the kingdom, including amazing Manaslu and Annapurna views. You can also take a circular half day tour around town enjoying the stunning views out over Nepal. This is the mid way point between Pokhara and Kathmandu but it is rarely visited by foreigners. It is a great spot to relax and have another night with hot showers in a hotel before getting back to camping and the rest of our journey. Stay overnight at Gorkha.
Day 15: Drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu by bus:
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu via beautiful Abu Khaireni town. While driving, you head up to Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En route, you enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 16: Farewell Day:
We are to the end of this journey that has taken us to the lap of the Himalayas and provided us the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Himalayas without being on strenuous altitudes. You will be accompanied by a representative of Nepal Mountain Trekkers Nepal as you are transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your scheduled flight to the onward destination at least three hours prior to the scheduled time.
- Airport pickup and drop
- 4 nights Hotel in Kathmadu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
- All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- TIMS Card and National Parks entrance fees.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- 13% VAT and 10% service charge
- Farewell dinner
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
- International airfare and excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Complimentary items offered by Nepal Mountain Trekkers
- Nepal Mountain Trekker t-Shirt and duffel bag with comprehensive trekking map
- Spa treatment for mind and body in Kathmandu after completion of trek
- Farewell treat