Ruby Valley Trek in Ganesh Himal

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 6 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 3850m
  • Min Pax: 1
  • Trip Style: Tea House Trek/Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Local Bus
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Ruby Valley Trek in Ganesh Himal is one of the beautiful newly discovered trekking routes in Nepal. Located in north-central part, it is one of the least explored hidden trekking trails in Nepal. The trail covers the Langtang National Park and Annapurna Conservation Area.

During the trekking journey, you’ll get the majestic view of peaks in the central and western side of Nepal. Amazing peaks include Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Lakpa Dorje, Himchuli and other peaks of Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu region. Besides mountain views, the trek also offers to experience the wonderful culture of the locals Tamang and Gurung people. 

The trek starts with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Gatlang. The trail passes through foothills and beautiful farm terraces to several Tamang villages like Somdang, Tipling, and Dundure. The highest point of the trek is the Pangsang pass at an altitude of 3,850 m. This is one of the finest viewpoints of the trek which offers a breathtaking view of Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu Himalayan range. 

Likewise, the trekking region sees fewer tourists so don’t have many hotels and teahouses. The only and good option is homestay which is a great way to experience living with the amazing Tamang and Gurung people and enjoy their hospitality. 

Best Time for Ruby Valley Trek in Ganesh Himal

This short trek is doable throughout the year. However, it is best to trek during the spring, summer, and autumn seasons. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult due to the freezing temperature, strong wind storms, and slippery trails. 

The Spring is the best time as the weather is favorable and the views of the snow-clad peaks are stunning. Likewise, the summer is also the perfect time right before the rainfall. Also, Autumn is another perfect season for the Ruby Valley Trek because of stable weather conditions. As the monsoon ends, you can enjoy the clearest views of blue skies and an amazing view of the mountains. 

Difficulty Level of Ruby Valley Trek in Ganesh Himal  

The Ruby Valley Trek is suitable for all type of trekkers with a basic level of fitness. You’ll be walking for 5 to 7 hour per day on steep rocky trail and forest trail as well. So, if you’re physically fit you’ll be more comfortable and your trekking journey will be more enjoyable.  

Highlights

• The splendid view of snow-capped peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Himchuli, and Lakpa Dorje

• Hike to Pasang La Pass at an altitude of 3,842m

• Explore the charming Tamang villages of Gatland, Somdang, Tipling, and Chalise

• Experience the homestay with the local Tamang and Gurung people and get familiar with their lifestyle and culture

• Walk through dense pine and rhododendron forests and observe the rich flora and fauna of central Nepal

 

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:Kathmandu to Gatlang(3800m)
  • Day 2:Gatlang To Somdang(3270m)
  • Day 3:Somdang to Pangsang (3850m)/Tipling(2078m)
  • Day 4:Pangsang to Tipling/Chalis
  • Day 5:Tipling /Chalish To Dundure (900m)/Jharlang
  • Day 6:Dundure /Jharlang to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  •     Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus.
  •     A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and car, bus/ ban
  •     Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three stars hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  •     Government licensed, experience English speaking Guide. Two peoples can hair one porter.
  •     Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •     Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  •     Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  •     All government taxes.
  •     Per person one trekking map

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • Temple or monastery entrance fee.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Your meals and Accommodations during the trekking.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes.
     

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu to Gatlang(3800m)
    Early in the morning we move to Machhapokhari where we get a local bus that drives us to Gatlang for a whole day. Our total driving hours in a day will be 9 hours drive from Kathmandu passing Trishuli Bazzar and the Trishuli river. We will stop at Kalikasthan for lunch and drive continues passing Langtang National park at Dhunchee. As there is a National park entrance permit checking we will stop there for 15-20 mins and drive continues to Gatlang with a magnificent views of hills and river flowing from the bottom of our journey on a bus. Ovnight at Gatlang hotel.
  • Day 2Gatlang To Somdang(3270m)
    As today is the first day of our trip to hike we will have breakfast in the hotel catching the panaromoic views of Langtang Himal range in the east with a sunrise rays falling on the snow capped mountains. We start hiking after breakfast and today our total days of hiking will be 6-7 hrs . We will walk through Pine juniper and dense Rhododendron forest increasing in the higher altitude.Our whole day hiking is only in the forest catching the high pine trees till Khurbu danda then we walk downwards following the rough that lead us to small and beautiful valley Somdang.
  • Day 3Somdang to Pangsang (3850m)/Tipling(2078m)
    There will be wake up call to you in the morning for the breakfast and we will start hiking from Somdang to Pangsang . It takes 4-5 hrs to reach the Pangsang pass from Somdang where our lunch point is for the day and looking at the condition we can decide whether we extend our overnight to Tipling or we can stay overnight at Pangsang pass looking at the beautiful mountain.
  • Day 4Pangsang to Tipling/Chalis
    We can see the lifestyle of Tamang or Gurung either we stay in Tipling or Chalise village. Our whole day walking hours is 4-5 hours . we will desend from the maximum altitude to the lower. The climat will be warmer then the previous days. We will over night in one of this village.
  • Day 5Tipling /Chalish To Dundure (900m)/Jharlang
    The trail are easier passing through different Tamang villages with a beautiful Terrance agriculture field and the Ankhu khola at the bottom. The lilfe style of this villages are similar with each other. Total hiking of the day will be 6-7 hours.
  • Day 6Dundure /Jharlang to Kathmandu
    Today is the last day of the Ganesh Himal Ruby valley trek. We will have breakfast and walk to place where there is access of road to travel on a local jeep to Dhading and drive to Kathmandu. 3 hours drive from Dhading to Kathmandu and 4 hours drive from Dundure khola to Dhading

Cost Include

  •     Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus.
  •     A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and car, bus/ ban
  •     Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three stars hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  •     Government licensed, experience English speaking Guide. Two peoples can hair one porter.
  •     Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •     Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  •     Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  •     All government taxes.
  •     Per person one trekking map

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • Temple or monastery entrance fee.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Your meals and Accommodations during the trekking.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes.
     
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