Ganga Jamuna Trek is a newly promoted trek. This trek is named after a twin sister waterfall called Ganga Jamuna, perched in Dhading district of Nepal and getting popularity recently. Ganga Jamuna is a revered site for Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. It draws many tourists during the annual fair held in Tripura Sundari temple.
People visit Tripura Sundari temple and explore Ganga Jamuna waterfall specially during November, 3 days before the full moon, to offer special prayers. Similarly, there is a natural spring called Kukur Dhara (Dog Spring), where people take a dip and believe that it relieves them from rabies. Strange enough to attract anyone. Additionally, another attraction is a holy stone believed to shield the divine power that is the constant source of spring.
The trekking trail to Ganga Jamuna traverses lush forest of rhododendron, pine and oaks and picturesque villages of Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin and Chhetri community. The trail bestows beautiful landscapes, forested tracks, rocky cliffs, green hills, and lofty mountains. You will marvel at the splendid sight of Annapurna range, Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Shringi Himal, Langtang range, and surrounding peaks.
Expect to get overwhelmed by the warmest hospitality of local people. You will gain insights into Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and Newari people’s unique culture and lifestyle. The local people are amiable and kind enough to welcome you.
Ganga Jamuna Trek Route
Your journey to Ganga Jamuna takes you to the northwest part of Nepal. This trek is an opportunity to traverse through a least-visited trekking trail. Very few trekkers explore the off-the-beaten trail of Ganga Jamuna Trek.
An adventure to Ganga Jamuna commences from Dhading Besi, the headquarters of Dhading district. Dhading Besi, Jyamrung Danda, Karki Gaon, Ganga Jamuna, Budhathum, and Aarughat Bazar are the major stopping points during the trek.
You will drive to Dhading Besi from Kathmandu and trek for 3-4 hours to reach Jyamrung Danda. Jyamrung Danda is a vantage viewpoint to admire panoramic views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu Himal, and surrounding peaks.
You will continue the trek to Karki Gaon, crossing a suspension bridge over Aankhu Khola and traversing through the beautiful path. On the 3rd day, you will ascend to Ganga Jamuna for overnight. En route, you will walk past quaint villages, forests, ridges, and farming terraces.
The 4th day of this adventure is designated to rest at Ganga Jamuna. On this day, you will hike to the top of Ganga Jamuna and embrace spectacular views of Annapurna range, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himal Chuli, and surrounding peaks.
On the 5th day, you will descend to Budathum, meandering through rhododendron and pine forests and small villages. En route, enjoy the sight of green hills, and beautiful waterfalls. You will stay overnight in Budathum, a small village with an old local market.
The final day of this trek will lead you back to Kathmandu through the scenic ride.
Though the trail is opened all year round, the best time to visit is during Spring and Autumn. Please remember that the nature of this trek is camping or homestay. There are no tea houses, and hence, we will camp or stay at a local house.
Ganga Jamuna Trek Difficulty
Ganga Jamuna Trek is an easy trek, suitable for all age group. If you are a novice trekker, you can start with this trek. If you want to trek with your family, this trek is an ideal option. Anyone with no prior experience can embark on this short trek to Ganga Jamuna from Kathmandu.
The highest elevation of this trek is 3244m. On average, you will trek for 3-4 hours a day. And on a challenging day, you will trek for 5-6 hours. If you are interested, you may contact us at any time. Our travel experts will help you plan and prepare for the trek.
Ganga Jamuna Trek Itinerary
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi (579m/1899ft) and trek to Jyamrung Danda
Duration: 3.5 hours drive and 3-4 hours trek
Trek from Jyamrung Danda to Karki Gaon (1225m/4019ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
Trek from Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna (3244m/10643ft)
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
Free day at Ganga Jamuna
Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Budathum (850m/2788ft)
Duration: 3-4 hours trek
Trek from Budhathum to Aarughat Bazzar (500m/1640ft) and drive to Kathmandu
Duration: 3-4 hours trek and 5-6 hours drive (123km)