Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 8 Days
  • Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Highest Altitude : 4100 m
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Season : Mar-May, Mid Sep- Nov
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Trip Grade : 4


Singla Top Trek

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Do not have enough time but still want your dreams to come true? Then the Ganesh Himal-Singla Top trek could be for you. It is a great short trek with dramatic nature, passing through a number of unspoiled villages, unbelievable culture and magnificent Mountain View.

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Ganesh Himal- Singla Top trek, which we call nature trek, lies on the central region of Nepal and Northern side of Kathmandu, offering spectacular views, untouched splendor nature and getting in contact with lots of ethnic culture.

After we take a bus ride out of the valley and cross over the hills, the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal greets us. After 5-6 hours bus ride we reach at the trek starting point Sole Bazzar (town). We spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby the River at Sole Bazzar. 

During the trek, we observe the different ways of inhabitation, and come in contact with different people following various caste, creed and culture, and thereby pass through the dense forest. The Sing-la top {4100 Meters} offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna, Fishtail, and more. On the last day of the trip we take a bus ride back to Kathmandu from Deurali where we spend the final night of our trip.

Day 01 : Kathmandu drive to sole Bazaar(Approx:700M)
Day 02 : Sole- Kispang (Approx:1900M)
Day 03 : Kispang-Gonga (Approx: 2800M)
Day 04 : Gonga-Rupchet (Approx: 3600M)
Day 05 : Rupchet-Singla Top (Approx: 4100M)-Rupchet-Thulo Chour (Approx: 2300M)
Day 06 : Thulo Chour-Salme (Approx: 1700M)
Day 07 : Salme- Deurali- 5hrs,(Approx. 1300m)
Day 08 : Deurali - Kathmandu- 6hrs, (Approx. 1350m)

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to sole Bazaar (Town)
It takes about 5-6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to reach Sole Bazaar. Sole is a small village having mixed culture. We Enjoy the first overnight in tent under the stars next to the river bank.
Driving: 5-6 Hours (Kathmandu to Sole bazaar)
Height: 1350 M (Kathmandu), 700M (Sole bazaar)

Day 02: Sole- Kispang (Approx. 1900M)
Wake up under the sky and get ready for the first walking day of your trek.
Uphill walk through villages takes us to Kispang village, You will enjoy mountains and mixed ethnic cultural diversity of Kispang village.
Walking: 5/6 Hours
Height: 1900 M

 

Day 03: Kispang-Gonga
Gradually Uphill walk through dense forest takes you to the peaceful camping place called Gonga .You will spend your second night at Gonga with beautiful forest of Rhododendron {national flower of Nepal}.
Walking: 7 Hours
Height: 2800 M

 

Day 04 : Gonga-Rupchet
Leaving the Gonga and beautiful forest behind, we hike up hill to Rupchet through mixed forest and camp in the nature. Make your camera ready for the magnificent mountain view of North-East face that covers Langtang and Gosainkunda.
Walking: 5 Hours
Height: 3600 M

 

Day 05: Rupchet-Singla Top-Rupchet-Thulo Chour

Get prepare to hike uphill hike to the Singla Top{2 hours} to have spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal(7406m),Manaslu(8163m),Langtang(7300m),Gosaikinda,Gorkha Himal, Lamjung Himal etc. After spending 30 to 45 minutes at the top to take photo snaps of panoramic views , we will go downhill to the camp again{1 hour}}. Then after having breakfast at Rupchet we will again walk downhill till Gonga{3 hours} and after having lunch at there, we will again walk down to Thulo Chour{3 hours}, our next place to stay overnight.


Walking: 8-9 Hrs
Height: Singla Top: 4100 meter; Thulo Chour: 2300 meters.

 

Day 06: Thulo Chour-Salme
Gradually downhill walk through forest and land terraces takes us to Salme, another big Tamang village.
Walking: 4-5 Hours
Height: 1700 M (Salme)

 

Day 07: Salme- Deurali- 5hrs,(Approx. 1300m)
Another big Tamang village, Deurali could be reached from Salme taking the downhill and uphill trails through the forest and villages. We can check out the local Buddhist monastery and snow camp Mountain View. Keeping the mountains and cultures in mind, we take our last sleep in the outdoor adventure under the blue sky.
Walking: 5 -6 Hours
Height: 1300 M (Deurali)

 

Day 08: Deurali - Kathmandu- 6hrs, (Approx. 1350m)
Scenic drive from Deurali for about 6 hrs leaving the mountains on the back takes us to the capital Kathmandu.
Driving hour: 6 Hours

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Visa for Nepal

All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal which could be obtain from Embassies abroad or on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu.

You need to have one passport Photo and following fees in US dollars to obtain the visa on arrival.

1. USD 25 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days.

2. USD 40 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.

3. USD 100 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days.

4. USD 2 per day for visa extensions.


Please Note:
The visa regulations and fees for visa changes frequently so it is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Consulate. 


Introduction:

Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring and autumn, the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. You are heading into the worlds highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes of temperature and weather!

Where ever you choose to trek in the Himalayas there are always uphill and downhill walk as a part of journey to greet you.  Forget all the hard work which need to be done; just imagine what nature will offer you up in the high Himalayas.


What to bring:

As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round.  You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.


Please check the checklist carefully for details of what you need to bring on the trek:


Check list:


BODY WEAR

  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Water and wind proof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf     

 
FOOT WEAR

  •  Warm woolen socks
  • Comfortable and warm trekking boots
  • Gaiters ( if snows)


ACCESSORIES

  • A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
  • Camera, music and books
  • Rucksack for your cloths and other accessories
  • An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
  • Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
  • WATER BOTTLES - please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle `      boiling/hot water
  • HEAD TORCH!
  • Batteries for camera, torch etc..
  • A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure!
  • Walking sticks (if needed)


Note:
These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!


INSURANCE

All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.


THE TRAILS

Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. One must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!


ALTITUDE AND PREVENTING ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.

Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).

Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.

The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.

You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.


TIPPING AND CASH REQUIREMENTS

Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.

Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.


CONSIDERING THE ENVIRONMENT

While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.

There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:

- Pick up any litter along the trail

- Burn all your toilet paper and bury your faeces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water  Source

- In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source

- Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests

- Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled

- Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora

- Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate)