World Himalaya
Sanjen Himal Trek
16 days

Sanjen Himal Trek

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Price starting from $1,600
USD $ 1,120 per person
16 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
1 - 60 pax
Best Season
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at hotel, restaurants and teahouses

Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu, SyabruBensi, Gatlang, Yuri kharka, Weeche, Jageswor, ChhupchungKhola, Sanjen Valley, Tatopani.


Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained Leader(s) / Guide(s) who have responsibility for all aspects of the journey.  Your health, your safety, your enjoyment is taken with absolute professionalism to ensure a successful trek to SanjenNimal Valley and its base camp.
Your day starts with a cup of tea served by our staff in your room or tent followed by a bowl of hot water in order to wash and fresh up a little.  After your luggage is packed and given to the porters, they will manage themselves so that they as well have a comfortable journey to next camp as you sit down for breakfast.
After your breakfast we set off on the trail, enjoying the pleasant cool morning air.  Your day’s trek involves navigating through numerous picturesque forests, hills, mountains, local villages with beautifully smiling children before stopping around midday for lunch.  Your midday lunch break usually lasts for an hour and is a time to relax, pop the shoes off and air those feet! Plenty of time is allowed for photograph along the way. After lunch you’ll walk another three hours or more before you stop for the night. You have enough time to change and freshen upbefore exploring the area.
Each evening is spent as per your interest whether that’s reading or chatting with your friends, guides and or porter staff.  We have found that taking a deck of cards can be an advantage as the crew love teaching new Nepali games while being taught new Western ones.  Our porters and Sherpa’s also like to have singing and dancing competitions in which they love you to join in!   Don’t be shy, you’re in the mountains now and you’re likely to me more the odd person out if you don’t.   Finally, it's off to bed for a well-deserved night's rest before you start it all again.
The SanjenHimal Range is part of the Ganesh Himals located about 70kms north – northwest of Kathmandu.     The highest peak in the range is Yangra (Ganesh I), 7,422 m (24,350 ft). There are three other peaks over 7000 meters plus some fourteen others over 6000 meters.  This mountain range enjoys great vertical relief over nearby valleys yet for the serious hiker can still be a challenge.   The true beauty of this area though is that you won’t be hiking with dozens of other tourists which means your chances of spotting wildlife dramatically increase.
This memorable journey starts by bus by taking you from Kathmandu to SyabruBensil. It takes about 7-8hrs as it passes through beautifully gifted nature, local villages bustling with life, and mountain roads that you will agree need to be widened.  The SanjenHimal Trek itinerary is designed to fulfill the dreams of those trekkers wishing to see culture, local traditions, wildlife, flora, fauna, and amazing mountains up close as well as many beautiful Tamang Villages, beautiful view points, glacier lakes and grasslands.   Only those who are mentally and physically prepared and have camping experience should sign up for this 12 day Trek. Our specially designed itinerary will acclimatize your body and mind as we take you safely up to high altitudes. 

Important Note

US$ 1700 per-person

Trip Itinerary

Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative welcomes and assists you with transfer to your Kathmandu Hotel. After time in getting refreshed, that evening you'll be invited to a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. You’ll also receive a trip briefing before retiring for the night at the Hotel. 

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. 

We have three different time intervals for bus departure but since the bus fills up quickly, we ensure an early start and try get on the bus first.  Leaving the new bus park in Kathmandu, we start passing through valleys, hills , forests and villages as it slowly descends to the Trisuli valley. We stop at Trisuli Bazar for lunch. The road now climbs and as it does we get enchanting panorama’s of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna’s, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the peaks of the Langtang region.  At Dunche we pick up our national park permits and then descend down to SyabruBensi where we have a night sleep in a tea house.

A tough start today as we climb 850mthat morning to the top of RonggaBhanjyang (2237m). As you climb, you’ll see a road that winds its way up to the pass making numerous nerve wrecking switch backs.  From the pass the road flattens and after 30 minutes or so we reach Chauhattarwhere we stop for lunch. After lunch we walk a further two hours where we arrive at Gatlang, our next two night’s accommodation in tea houses. 

Yesterday was a tough climb and so today we take things a little more easily as we explore the immediate surrounding area.   A 45 minute climb takes us to ParvatiKundalakewhich passes through an old abandoned village (named Khedo) and within the vicinity, an old monastery.  Not far from here we also visit a cheese factory where you can stock up some supplies for the coming days.Making your way down to the road and to BalbhuttoBhanjyang, you can’t help taking splendor in the views of SanjenHimal,Ganesh Hiaml,Langtang range, and the Gosaikunda range. Ghale palace is also ruined not far from here of which can also be explored. 

This region of Nepal is inhabited by the Tamang people.  You’ll have many opportunities along the trail in sharing a milk tea with them and as you will agree,an unforgettable experience.We arrive at ParvatiKunda after a 45 minute walk and then 30 minutes beyond that we arrive at a junction patrolled by the military.  Taking the left trail it climbs slowly for the next 4-5 hours to Yuri Kharkapassing through Bamboo forest,pines and a dried lake along the way.  We camp in tents at Yuri Kharka for the night.

It’s a two hourhike this morning to the top of KhurpuBhanjyang (3710m) passing through beautiful  Rhododendron forests and other flowering plants.  If you’re lucky, you may spot the much beloved YarsaGumba which is traded at high value between the Nepalese and the Tibetan’s.It’s of great value to them as it has many medical implications including the helping around impotency.  If you really want to be blown away, ask the guide about its life cycle (like no other on earth).  We take the trail on the right hand side of the ridge for about two and a half hours to get to Weeche where we camp in tents for the night.

We set foot that morning across a ridge that provides splendid views of both Somdang and Jageswor valley.  The trail passes through beautiful grasslands and small Chortens.  A further one and a half hours you trek through a Dhupi forest where life seems to have been suspended in time only to eventuate at a deep river valley.The valley is quiet and not spoilt as you continue another 45 minutes through grasslands.  As you arrive at Jageswor Lake, you have the remaining afternoon to relax or take an optional side trip to the Old Dried Lake. We camp in tents that night.

The trail becomes fairly rocky as we reach the top of the JagesworKharkapassing many Chortens along the way.  From here we can see views all the way up the Trishuli Valley to Gosainkund.   The trail continues up and down for a number of more hours along rocky grassland as we reach GausyongKhola and then ChhupchungKhola. We camp in tents here for the night.

Traversing that morning over a rocky trail and through a deep valley, two hours later we arrive at Chhupchung dada. We continue past a dried up glacial lake as we proceed to Sanjen Valley where we have the opportunity to rest for a day. 

Today is a day of relaxation in and around the camp.   If you follow the river toSanjenHimal you can make a small side trip from here to Dilbulake. Roaming around the big grassland area’s you may glimpse both domestic and wild life animals here.

Today requires walking up and down a little while many Tamang villages along the way will offer their kind hospitality.  Passing through Gongang and Chilime villages, after walking two hours you arrive at Thambuchet. There is then a further two hour climb up to RonggaBhanjyang before finally making the final plunge back down to SyabruBensi where you may enjoy a hot shower, some alternative foods, and a beer to quench that thirst. 

We descend this morning reaching a deep gorge and a wooden bridgewith which we cross. Following the SanjenKhola River, there are small Tamang villages and large forests of Cedar, Bamboo, Rhododendrons, and various herbal plants along the way. On arrival to Tatopani (tato meaning hot and Pano meaning water) you will have the opportunity to bath in the natural hot spring.  You will find it helps in relaxation and the local superstitions say that it also helps in healing numerous diseases.

The road you took to get to SyabruBensi is the same road you take to go back to Kathmandu.  The initial climb to Dunche takes considerable time but once past Dunche it’s mostly downhill from there.  You may still need to get out of the bus at the Police check point though.

Todayis usually a day spent for last minute souvenir and gift shopping.  A representative is also interested in meeting one last time to understand how your trek went, if there were any problems along the way and or whether we are in any way able to provide you further service or assistance.   That may be with onward transport arrangements, travelling information and or maybe further interest in joining one of our other treks or tours available to you.   

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!

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  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Three Star deluxe twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and visit local market by private transportation and a professional city guide.
  • Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation in teahouse or mountain lodge during trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, during your trek, a full board of meals with a cup of tea /coffee.
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner, Farewell dinner in Kathmandu + National show (Alcoholic beverages are excluded)
  • All private transport includes airport transfers - Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All necessary Trekking permit,,National park entry fees & TIMS card
  • Medical kit box during the trip
  • An experienced guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) all their expenses including their insurance and equipments.
  • Depending on your group size, there may be inclusion of an assistant guide to walk with the group to support when necessary.
  • Equipment for porter like trekking boots and Jacket as required for trekking
  • Duffel Bag and T-shirt
  • A four season sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Altitude Chamber Portable Altitude Chamber on request
  • Certificate: World Himalaya adventure certificate
  • All government taxes and local taxes.

Doesn't Include

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees during Sightseeing
  • Your personal/natural expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters (tips accepted in Nepal)
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance


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