Located in the north-central Himalayas of Nepal bordering on Langtang, Sringi, and Mansiri Himal, the Ganesh Himal sits in Dhading-Gorkha soil. Ganesh Himal is surrounded by the Trishuli Gandaki valley on the east and the Budhi Gandaki valley on the west. Ganesh I often dubbed as Yangra at 7422 is the highest peak in the range. The name of the range comes from that of a Hindu Deity, “Ganesha” who is depicted in the form of an elephant. The name was given since the south face of Pabil has a ridge that resembles an elephant’s trunk.
Many trekkers do not frequent Ganesh Himal due to the challenging routes and untouched trail. The famous treks around Ganesh Himal region are Ganesh Himal Trek and Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trek, both equally fascinating. The views of four of its highest peaks Yangra, Ganesh II, Salasungo, and Pabil are perhaps the highlight of both the treks.
The Ruby valley trek advances to the old ruby mines in the mountains with excellent views of Himalayan range surrounding the villages below. The villages open up to the lavish traditions, and distinctive culture of the Gurung and Tamang community. On the other hand, Ganesh Himal trek is a relatively challenging trek due to the off-beaten trail through the hills with panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Himal Chuli, Manaslu and Langtang range in the backdrop.