Ganesh Himal

Pasangh, Tharka en Thiren op weg, medisch kamp 2003Up to Keronja, with Larkya La

      Gobche Danda                                                                              Near Keronja on the way to Rhumchet




Ganesh Himal is one of the most remote area's in Nepal and you can make wonderful trekkings and there is a lot of possibility's for  mountaineering, like Paldor Peak.

Ganesh standard trek starts in Gorkha and finish is Betrawati and the duration of the trek is about 15 days.

But not only very nice trek can be made, you can also visit our project in Keronja.

n the fall of 1993, we started a medical project and Sponsortrek in the beautiful area of Ganesh Himal. At the request of the locals, we made a camp in Keronja and provided medical aid for three weeks. Pim Heemskerk stayed until December and provided medical aid in different parts of the area. The trekking group that accompanied us continued their trek to Betrawati and Ganesh Base camp. They were so satisfied about the trek organized by Island Trekking and our medical aid projects that we decided to continue our activities.

Together with Save the Children U.S. a plan was made to build a health post in Keronja and this was opened in May 1995. We acknowledge the voluntary help of Tendy Sherpa of Iceland trekking who build the health post which took only 3 months. The building is 6 by 12 meters (18 by 36 feet), has a toilet and shower and only costed US $4000, a very low price, even in Nepal. We can now supply medical aid to about 10000 Gurungs, one of many tribes in Nepal. Also, we regularly supply medicines to the Health post of Laprak, Uhia, Gumda and Keronja and organize "medical camps" in the area. The participating doctors and nurses are, like us, volunteers and do not get paid for work or travel.


 Poor but very friendly Gurungs  Tendy during the medical camp in 1997 waiting for vaccination


Please read more about our project



 click here for Paldor Peak 


  Paldor Peak  Paldor beklimming