Haven Holidays

Ganesh Himal and Sing-La Trek

Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
4200m
Group size
Min 2
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
All Ground Transport service,
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, February, March, April, May,
Accommodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tented Camp
Meals
Bed/Breakfast and full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner) in Mountain.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Bhalche - Shing La Pass - Shertung Village - Jharlang - Salyankote - Dhading - Kathmandu

Highlights

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  
    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis only. (For single supplement at extra cost).
    • Transportation on best comfortable vehicles, depending upon group size throughout the trip.
    • Full board trekking includes twin sharing accommodation on best available 
local lodges, includes Breakfast, lunch, dinner with afternoon tea/snacks.

    • Full board on camping includes twin sharing tent, includes morning wake-up tea / coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / snacks and dinner.

    • On Camping with separate unit of kitchen of cook, kitchen staff, all meals
cooked on kerosene and LPG gas stoves. No firewood following the rules
of Eco-Trek and Responsible Tourism.
    • Service of guide, trekking staff as per size of a group with porters.
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.
    • Applicable Trekking Permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems). Includes National Park Entrance Fees.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of personal nature, meals in Kathmandu as well as
 gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guide, including extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
 Helicopter Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli,Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jh Tatopani, Rasuawagadi etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, you can expect some queues during peak Tourist season If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide, porter, etc 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip and you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. They are well-trained, friendly and experience for their related field. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

we provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Unnecessary stuff, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.  They will keep your luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist manage it for you before you depart for the trip.

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip.You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal., you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and technical problems. The guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your devices in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking.

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

·       Free Booking and Free Cancelation 

·       Veteran Crew Members 

·       Enhancing Eco-Tourism 

·       Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 

·       No hidden cost 

·       Flexible 

·       Cost Friendly 

·       Wider Networks 

·       Expert in risk management 

Trekking Packing/Checklist  List

When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal, it’s essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:  Please clickTrekking equipment list 

Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Comprehensive list of items:
     Clothing
    Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    
Ganesh Himal and Sing-La with Ruby Valley remains isolated from the outside world as a hidden gem of Central Himalayas. The areas is often visited by mountaineers and peak climbers, including some few group of trekkers.

    The areas is not well exposed, which remains as the hidden pockets of Himalayas.
The region slowly drawing more trekkers since last few decades, only for people interested to explore and experience something different. As well for trekkers who are tired visiting on popular areas of trekking, and in search of a new Himalayan destination? Ganesh Himal and Sing-la with Ruby valley is the right choice for trekkers who wish to be on complete wilderness. Away from mainstream and popular trekking trails.

    For few days around Langtang region of Syabrubesi and Gatlang, have the facilities of electricity run by hydro power. But on leaving Somdang village towards pure mountain wilderness, we will camping. With no near facilities of electricity, the best is for trekkers to carry a portable solar panel. That can fit on the back outside the day pack, as it gets charged during the day walks, it will be full for you to use charging your electronic items. 

    On request of the trekkers at extra cost the company can provide a small generator run by kerosene or petrol.

    On leaving the main villages there will be no Wi-Fi or Internet connection have to buy a local Data package in Kathmandu. But sometimes on the mountain the connection is quite slow and disturbing due to terrain and weather wise. 

    The foods on every meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner are amazingly of best quality, prepared with care and hygienic. Our camping cook can create wonders serving all types of foods on every meals like in restaurants. From Nepali Dal Bhat (boiled / steamed rice with lentil soup and mild vegetable curry served with pickles). Including Continental, Chinese, Indian to Nepali, sometimes our cook can provides bakery items as well. The most popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat, noodle soup or fried noodle with veg and eggs or meats, Mo-Mo dumpling stuffed with meats or vegetable is also popular dishes and perfect diet for trek and camping.  

    Interested people can extend the trek to Langtang Valley, for a few days to a week. The famous areas are Gosainkunda a holy glacial lake south east of Langtang Valley. Trekkers can enjoy more days long trekking across the high ridges of Langtang Himal to reach Kathmandu via Helambu area also.

    The next best destination is Tamang Heritage Trail, takes you on the off the beaten route and close to Nepal / Tibet border and end the trek at Syabrubesi. 
The Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda or Tamang Heritage Trail will be the best areas of trekking, after Ganesh Himal & Sing-La Trek, to plan for next season of the year.

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