The Shing La pass is located in central Nepal, about a day's drive from Kathmandu, and alternates between Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area.
It is a region rich in geographical, cultural, and biological diversity, home to more than 200 bird species, hundreds of species of colorful wildflowers, and hundreds of species of priceless medicinal plants. It is also a region that is mined for its valuable stones, rubies and crystals. This region is less travelled than some other regions because it is one of Nepal's best-kept secrets.
The mythical Hindu deity Ganesh, who has an elephant for a head, is honoured with the name Ganesh Himal. A "Great Himalayan Chain" is visible in the skyline, formed by the Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV), which shine out like crystals.
The Singla Pass / Ganesh Himal Trek is intended for hikers who would prefer a quieter, more unique camping experience over a crowded, teahouse trek. However, a recently launched homestay trek named Ruby Valley Trek, which is a survey by trekking organization Associations of Nepal, is located after the Sertung village (TAAN).
The Singla Pass Route is a camping journey across a remote part of Ganesh Himal, with alpine highland climate, cow and yak pastures, and no tea houses or homestays. You can visit Ganesh Himal base camp while on your Singla trek if you have more than seven days to spare, as well as crossing the Hot Springs and Hendung Village.
This 8-day trek can be completed from Kathmandu, Bhalche, Gonaga, Rupchet, Sertung village, via Singla Pass, Borang, Darkha Village, and drive back to Kathmandu. Our Nepal wilderness trekking team leads this trek with knowledgeable guides and porters who are natives of Sertung villages. Because they are from the area and are familiar with the terrain, the guides and porters are well-versed in all aspects of this trek.
This hike includes a highly practical food box. The package includes breakfast, lunch, and meals. The meals will be the greatest options from the lodge's menu and will be delicious, wholesome, fresh, and sanitary. The food on the menu combines traditional regional, Asian, and western fare. We strongly advise drinking liquids at high altitudes, such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup (must), etc., for health reasons. Although there is a wide selection of Nepalese and foreign food easily accessible for you to pick from, meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages
The ideal months to go on the Shing La Pass Trek are March and April because of the rhododendron blooms in the hills and highlands, and October and November because of the beautiful blue skies and breathtaking mountain views
You will travel through Trishuli Bazaar to the north of Kathmandu. You may see the Langtang Himalayan range in the near distance as you travel via the well-known hill towns of Kakani and Ranipauwa or through Galchi Bazaar. After traveling for around 5–7 hours from Kathmandu, we can reach Trishhuli Bazaar by taking a local bus early in the morning or hiring a private four-wheel drive vehicle. Stunning scenery as you drive through Betrawati and Trisuli Bazaar. Even though you will be able to begin your hike the same day, spending the night in Bhalche will allow you to get the best acclimatization day possible due to the somewhat difficult drive. (Accommodation at Lodge on full board basis )
The majority of our trek today is slowly ascending, and we explore the nearby community and its customs before arriving in Kispang.A gentle ascent via terraced farms leads us to Kispang, which is 1900 meters above sea level. Kispang, a community of Tamang and Dalit people, has a modest Buddhist monastery and a Hindu temple by a sacred river. Hindus and Buddhists both make the journey to Kispang. In the evening, wander about the village of Kispang. (Accommodation at Lodge on full board basis )
The walk leads us to Bhalche hamlet, a Tamang settlement, from Kispang by gently ascending via terraces and a lovely waterfall. Watch the flags representing Buddhist prayers flying outside the school and government health facility in Bhalche. We reach Thulo Chour, a lovely ground in the center of the jungle, by ascending through the jungle and across a few tiny creeks. passing through the deep pine and rhododendron woodland, and spanning a number of little creeks. We reach Gonga village after taking in the fauna and magnificent vistas of the Langtang range. (Accommodation at Teahouse on full board basis ).
Enjoy the beauty of the Tibet and Langtang mountain in the early morning. The trail from Gonga travels through a dense rhododendron and pine forest, providing opportunities to see wildlife like monkeys, leopards, etc. Because of the trail's steepness and elevation changes, it is more challenging. The trail takes us to Rupchet, where we arrive. In the evening, wander about the village of Rupchet.(Accommodation at Tented Camp on full board basis)
Trek from Rupchet to Sing La, also known as the Highlander Pass, at a height of 4100m to take in the breathtaking sunrise panorama of the Himalayas. Views of the Ganesh, Langtang, and Annapurna ranges, as well as those of Mt. Manaslu, Fishtail, the Gosaikunda range, and the Tibetan range, are breathtaking. Watch the peaks higher than 8000 meters. After additional time spent wandering, the trail eventually descends to Cherma. It would be a long day to finish, so today would also be exciting to witness incredible mountain vistas at daybreak when we arrive at the Crown, which is the highest pass in this trekking, and we descend to Cherma. (Accommodation at Tented Camp on full board basis)
We follow a forest filled with juniper, pine, and many more trees as we travel. The Tamang ethnic group's settlement, which has stunning mountain vistas, is where we first meet them.(Accommodation at Teahouse on full board basis )
You start your journey through the climb trail after crossing a landslide close to Jharlang, with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, lush forest, waterfalls, farming terraces, and villages. The first village of Brahmins on this walk is Darkha. From here, you can see the Aankhu stream in the distance.(Accommodation at Teahouse on full board basis )
As there is school today, there are numerous activities you can accomplish. The school is open for visits, and nearby is a river where we may go swimming and fishing. Additionally, we may go to the neighbourhood market to learn about the way of life there.(Accommodation at Teahouse on full board basis )
You travel down an unpaved road till you reach Dhadingbesi before continuing on a well-paved road until you reach Kathmandu. Because of the breathtaking vistas of rivers, hills, terraces, forests, and villages, it is best described as a picturesque drive. (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel)
Ganesh Himal shing la Pass I is located at an elevation of 4200 meters (13779 feet) above sea level.
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