The Ganga Jamuna Trek is a moderate, community-based hike leading to the Ganga Jamuna holy pilgrimage site in the Dhading district of central Nepal, close to Kathmandu valley. This relatively short, six-day trek is ideal for those who seek undisturbed culture, fewer tourists and beautiful landscapes. Ganga Jamuna is where Hindu devotees go to worship three days before the full moon day in November.
The trek begins from the district centre of Dhading-Besi after a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu. We walk through mixed ethnic communities with views of green terraced fields and forests. As we walk further, passing Jyamrung Danda and Karki Gaon, we enjoy Himalayan panoramas, before reaching the holy destination of Ganga Jamuna. The site offers superb views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, the Langtang range, and other peaks. We spend a full day after our arrival at this magical place. We return via Chhapchok to Aarughat and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Nepal Hiking Trek organizes the Ganga Jamuna Trek with a great itinerary allowing you to experience the local communities and ethnic cultures. Please contact us for more details.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Hanuman Danda (579m), trek to Jyamrung Dhodeni (800m),
Day 04:Jyamrung Dhodeni to Karki Gaon (1,225m),
Day 05:Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna (2,000m),
Day 06:Rest day at Ganga Jamuna.
Day 07:Ganga Jamuna to Chhapchok (850m),
Day 08:Chhapchok to taribesi (500m) Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Hanuman Danda (579m), trek to Jyamrung Dhodeni (800m), Following a 3.5-hour drive in a private vehicle, we walk another 3.5 hours to Jyamrung Danda. We enjoy beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang range, and Manaslu Himal. Overnight at homestay or tents.
Day 04Jyamrung Dhodeni to Karki Gaon (1,225m), We start walking down steeply to the Aankhu Khola river and then along its bank to Ringne, where we take a short break. Then we walk further to our destination of Karki Gaon, a village that's engaged in agriculture. Overnight at tents or homestay.
Day 05Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna (2,000m),We walk up a trail that's dotted with villages populated by various ethnic groups and mixed communities. Ganga Jamuna is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. Overnight at tented camp or descend to the village for tents or homestay.
Day 06Rest day at Ganga Jamuna. We spend the day resting and exploring this exceptional spiritual town with its views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu and other peaks. Overnight at tented camp or village tents/homestay.
Day 07Ganga Jamuna to Chhapchok (850m),Drive 4.5 hrs. Walking downhill is a bit tough but the trail is wide and in good condition. We walk through a rhododendron forest with nice views of green hills and scattered villages. We continue descending towards Chhapchok or Budathum, which are populated by local Dharel groups. We have a chance to explore their culture. Overnight at homestay/tents.
Day 08Chhapchok to taribesi (500m) Drive to Kathmandu. We walk just 2 hours to Aarughat Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel. To celebrate your successful adventure, we invite you to a farewell dinner. BB plan.
Day 09Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.