Ganga Jamuna trek is a newly introduced short, moderate trekking in Dhading district. The twin waterfalls, Ganga & Jamuna are the main attraction of Ganga Jamuna trek. It is located in the north-west region of Kathmandu from where the diorama of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks is remarkable.
Ganga Jamuna is considered as the Hindu Pilgrimage site where a religious fair is observed around the famous Tripura Sundari temple three days before the full moon in the first week of November. Here, you can observe 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 and is a source of perennial spring.
The trail passes through settlements of various ethnic groups of Nepal including Newar, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chhetri. The forests surrounding these settlements are intact with beautiful flora and fauna such as rhododendrons and pine trees.
Ganga Jamuna trekking can be arranged on both home stay and full board camping basis. The best time for trekking in this area is during spring and autumn seasons. However, treks are possible throughout the year.
Price: Starte from USD 470 Perperson
Duration: 06 Days
Type of Trek : Tea House (Lodge)
Max Altitude: 3244 m.
Minimum Pax: Minimum 2 pax
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Easy Trek.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi (579 m.) takes about three and half hours. Trek from Dhading Besi to Jyamrung Danda (1100m.) takes about three hours. While trekking uphill you pass through villages, hills and terraces. Jyamrung Danda is an excellent view point from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks.
Day 02: Trek from Jyamrung Danda to Karki Gaon (1225 m.) takes about five hours. After descending for nearly two hours you cross suspension bridge over Ankhu Khola (Ankhu river). Now you trek over flat leveled trails at the bank of Ankhu Khola river until you reach Ringne. This is a small town with few shops. From here your trail gradually moves up all the way to Karki Gaon. This is a big village mainly inhabited by Hindus. The main occupation of villagers is agriculture.
Day 03: Trek from Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna (3244m.) takes about four hours. This day you trek gradual ascent path all the way to Ganga Jamuna. En route, you pass beautiful forest, ridges, farming terraces and picturesque villages. The main attractions include interaction with ethnic groups such as 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. 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 04: 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 05: Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Budathum (850m.) 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 06: Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) 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 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.
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