Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking is a less visited trekking in the north-central region of Nepal. It is lately developed trekking route, which goes through the ethnic hamlets and various ranges of forests. Ganesh Himal is literally a sacred mountain peak, resembling to the Hindu God Ganesh, the son of Mahadev and Parvati. It is also taken as the fortunate mountain to explore. Trek to Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal is popular for the peace-loving trekkers and the route is not crowded as Everest or Annapurna region treks.
Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Treks are an astounding route, which offers the rare views of the local communities and landscape. Various high passes, Lakes and waterfalls, green forests, ethnic communities, surprising cultural practices and ethnic traditions. The natural wonders are abundant in this trekking. Located in the central region of Nepal, the trekking route joins three districts, Nuwakot, Dhading and Gorkha. The Ruby Valley treks begin at Betrawati and goes through the Chapdanda, Balache, Gonga, Rupchet and crosses the two thrilling passes: Singala Bhanjyang and Pansang La Pass. Crossing the rural villages of Dhading as Tilping, Sertung, Sapchet, Darkha, it continues to the route of Gorkha via Aarughat. Gorkha is a historical place of the Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified Nepal from different small states. Then you drive directly to Kathmandu to move in your further destination.
It is relatively a new and unique destination to explore. The rustic views and ethnic cultural practices signify the worth of trekking to Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley route. Join with Reliance Trekking and have incredible trekking experience.
Highlights of Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trek
- The driving road from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi to Chillemi and Salyantar,Dhading Bensi to Kathmandu.
- Remote and hidden Valley trek with homestay and camping trek.
- Langtang National park and Manaslu conservation area and Ganesh Himal Region
- Rhododendron and Pine forest
- Tamang, Gurung and Chepang people major cast in this region and their lifestyle, Culture, Hospitalities
- Ganesh Himal Range is the Holy mountain of Nepal
Our representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast included)
In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)
The trek begins from Shyabru Besi to the gateway to the Langtang National at the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. Passenger buses leave for Shabru Besi from Kathmandu. Mesmerizing scenic driving through Trishuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar takes us to this beautiful village. Though the road is narrow and serpentine, amazing landscape along the way ensures good start to your trek. It takes 8/9 hours. O/N at Guest House on Shyabru Besi.(BeakFast,Launch,Dinner included)
Trek from Shyabru Besi, dirt track climbs uphill from Shyabru Besi until Bahun Danda Pass and descends to Tamang settlement of Gatlang – a popular village along the Tamang Heritage Trail.Hike to Gatlang via Chawatar Is also possible. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above the villages lies the Parvati Kund – a scared lake – that draws thousands of pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival.It takes 6 hours,O/N at Guest House.(BreakFast,Launch,Dinner included)
The trail starts from Gatlang and passes through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River that separates Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, which is no longer functional, lies a few hours north of the river. The trek passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel dug into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies. It takes 7 hours, O/N at tented camp on Somdang.
Trek stars from Somdang , Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. Lying north are the peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, medicinal herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. Locals are initiating to build a basic lodge accommodation near the Pangsang Pass. As the lodge has not been built, trekkers are recommended to take own tent for the night camp. They are highly recommended to take dry fruits or food for dinner. It takes 4 hours,O/N at tented camp on Pangsang pass.
Trek stars from Pangsang Pass descending to Tipling, a large village with two Buddhist monasteries and a Protestant and Catholic Church. Along a ridge top to the east lies a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. Tamang people here perform shaman dance and horse dance, which are believed to have been inspired from Tibetan culture. The Jhankri (shaman) tradition is popular in this area with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Shertung or Chalish village is the only village in this region. From here, trekkers, who have planned short 7-day trek, descend to Jharlang village after a walk of about 5-6 hours and in next day walk to Darkha Gaon and from there toward Dhading Besi – the headquarters of Dhading district.It takes 6 hours, O/N at tended camp on Chalish.
Trek from Chalish to Hindung is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are found in the areas to the north. Locals also collect Yarsagumba – a medicinal herb – in the surrounding highlands.It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Hindung(Gomba Danda).
Trek from Hindung is advantures and Thulo Dhunga is a camp that offers magnificent waterfalls cascading down. The area is rich in terms of flora and fauna. Wildlife found in the area includes musk deer, jharal, wild boar, langur, leopard, pheasant and partridge. Vegetation includes bamboo, rhododendron and juniper among abundant wildflowers. It takes 5 hours,O/N at tented camp on Thulo Dhunga.
The trek starts from Thulo Dhunga , trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid camp site known as Nojet Kharka.It takes 6 hours,O/N at tented camp on Nojet Camp.
A climb to the ridge to the northeast, Dobra Danda, is rewarded with a supreme viewpoint of towering Ganesh Himal. The mesmerizing sight is unforgettable. Two small lakes shimmer below at the foot of the Himalaya. Kalo Kunda (black lake) has waters that mirror the awe-inspiring surroundings and the smaller Seto Kunda (white lake) has a seasonal pasture nearby. These lakes are said to have spiritual power.O/N at tented camp on Nojet Kharka.
Trek from Base camp to Hindung (Gomba Danda) will be almost the same way back. However, stunning mountain views, surrounding landscape of mother nature and downhill jungle walk makes the trek pleasing. It takes 8 hours, O/N at tented camp on Hindung.
Trek from Hindung to Kapur Gaon following the Tatopani (Hot Spring) River south to a built up riverside hot springs with a bathing pool and three taps. Relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The trail onward follows stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Both organizations are active in this area and responsible for building many water taps, bridges and improved trails. Pass through Tir on the way to Racyat and Kapur villages. It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Kapur Gaon.
Trek from Rachyat Passing through Lapchyat gaon which is a charming Gurung village with nearly 30 homes. Cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Above Lapa gaon is Khading the largest Gurung village of the area. The residents have a welcoming spirit, and the people are enthusiastic to perform cultural dances with traditional music. It takes 5 hours,O/N at tented camp.
Trek start from Khading Gaon , Steeply up the hill to the west in a tall, blue pine forest with rambling rhododendron is Magne Goth, and nearby is a large boulder, location of ruby extraction . It takes 5 hours, O/N at tented camp on Magne Goth.
Trek start from Magne Goth, the trail enters Gorkha district. The trek goes downhill to cross Chote Khola before climbing through lush forest and descending into a valley with excellent panoramas including Manaslu, soaring in the western horizon. Pass through the scenic villages of Dhonjet, Kartunje and Manbu and re-enter Dhading district to reach the magnificently located Laphu Danda, a Bramhin village, with a large school and surrounded by bountiful fields. Take in views of snow-clad Himalchuli and Shringi peaks with a section of the Ganesh Range. It takes 6 hours, O/N at tented camp on Lapu Danda.
Trek starts from Lapu Danda, the path climbs through fertile fields of Baseri as it ascends to Dandagaon, with excellent views of Manaslu and more. Continue gradually to the glorious twin waterfalls of Ganga Jamuna. It hours 6 hours. O/N at tented camp on Ganga jamanu.
Trek starts from Ganga Jamuna , trail this day will be quite easy walking day passing most of the Bhramin people’s villages, paddy terraces and low land terrain views of the surroundings. Local culture, views of peaks of Manaslu range as well as the Akhu River are the major attractions of this day. It takes 7 hours. O/N at tented camp on Salyantar.
Drive from Salyantar to Kathmandu , Ganesh Himal region and surrounding territory offers cultural and natural splendor and has religious significance, too, for pilgrims attracted to its sacred mountains and lakes. The area is filled with rare and exotic wildlife, wildflowers, herbal plants, yarsagumba, waterfalls, hills and peaks and hospitable people. While magnificent scenery graces every step, the residents of the beautiful landscape welcome visitors to their extraordinary land. It takes 7 hours, O/N at Hotel on Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)
Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve.
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