Ganesh Himal-Ruby Valley Trekking

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Trip Cost

$ 1600
$ 1550

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14 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate to Adventurous

Grade

4,048 M

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Tea Houses/Camping

Accommodation

Sept-Nov/Mar-May

Best season

Minimum 02 - Maximum 12

Group Size

Overview


‘adventure away from main trail and villages into sheer wilderness with grand mountain views’

Main Highlights                                        

“Enjoy perfect wilderness in the harmony of high Mid-West Himalayan peaks,
Adventure into perfect tranquil surrounding with grand scenery of high mountains,
Beautiful country surrounded by green forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees,
Around scenic Ruby valley in the shade of high Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range,
Explore pristine area and crossing high Sing-la pass with super mountain views”.

Brief Trip Profile

Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge and camping on treks.
Trekking Grade:                  Moderate and Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot:                      On top
Sing-la pass at 4,048 m high.
Walking Hours:                   Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities:                            Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration:             10 Nights and 11 Days (with drive both ways)
Total Trip:                           13 Nights and 14 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons for Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking

Where all Nepal Himalaya area almost the same season to choose including Ganesh Himal and Ruby trekking, the best time from March to May with September to early December months of the year.

Best time from March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, with longer sunlight hours and wild flowers are in bloom, especially the rhododendron flowers of various species from trees to bush of different colors (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron), March to May late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude.

September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high can expect snow sometimes.

Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

People and Culture

High Central Himalaya of Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley populated by Tamang people the ethnic hill tribes of Northern Central from Ganesh to Langtang Himalaya follows Buddhism religion similar culture as Tibetans with colorful impressive custom and traditions.

Introduction

Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking where most trekkers and adventurer familiar with Nepal Himalaya might be aware of this remote and isolated corners that exists within massive range of Ganesh and Manaslu mountain range.

Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking a great adventure where few trekkers seldom use this hidden trail almost unknown to rest of the world where walk leads you into beautiful forested areas lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and fir tree lines.

In spring time of March to May the hills are alive with flowers in full bloom that makes a lovely picture to catch with contrast to white snow capped peaks that towers high above from rolling green hills.

Truly a most fascinating adventure to join in for Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking which starts with drive from the capital Kathmandu to reach North West areas of Nuwakot district past main Trisuli Bazaar town.

As journey continues heading into complete wilderness walking away from main trails and villages heading into deep dense alpine forest and to cross the highest spot over Shing-la pass at 4,048 m offers tremendous panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal with Langtang and Jugal range of peaks and as far to Annapurna due west direction.

Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley as the area seldom visited with chances of spotting some wild-life around if lucky the endangered Red Panda or herds of mountain goats and deer can be seen around this beautiful undisturbed area.

An adventure within serene surrounding on unspoiled country where camping is the only way to explore around this marvelous areas of Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley within its lovely grass fields and meadows surround by green dense tree lines.

After an enjoyable time with glorious views of beautiful landscapes and mountains then walk follows from wild country to reach into human habitation around farm villages and town to reach on the road head for exciting drive to Kathmandu with most amazing adventure and experience on Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking.

Short Guide Line Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.

Day 03: Drive to Bhalche / Thulogaon 1,850 m via Trisuli, Bhetrawati - 07 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Rupchet 2,850 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Cross Sing-la pass 4,048 m and camp at 3,240m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Shertung 1,920 m or Chalis-Gaon 1,674 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Nebar 2,020 m via Tatopani (hot-spring) - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Lapa-Gaon 1,850 m via Timaldanda and Lapchet - 05 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Ri-Gaon 1,550 m via Bramachet Danda (ridge) - 06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Phul-Kharka 1,210 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Cross Jyamrung-Danda and camp at Chap Bhanjyang 1,550 m - 06 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Dhading Besi 950 m via Gola, Murli Bhanjyang - 05 hrs.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: International Departure to respective country.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information of Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning drive takes you to high areas straight north around Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal area at Nuwakott district, drive leads through rural farm villages and towns to reach at Trisuli and past the town to reach at farm villages of Bhalche and Thulogaon for first overnight within Ganesh Himal.
First day walk starts towards north with views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range, continue into cool alpine area, past Gumbu and Phikuri Danda ridges walking into few farm villages and grazing fields to reach Rupchet within rhododendron-oaks and pine forest for overnight camp on a grassy meadow.
After Rupchet start fresh morning walk with climb for few hours reaching on top at Sing-la pass facing glorious views of rolling hills and valleys with Ganesh Himal, Manaslu as far to Langtang Himal towards east. After a lovely mountain panorama descend to a bottom of Singla pass at about 3,240 m for overnight camp.
An interesting walk this morning to reach at Shertung and Chalis gaon (meaning 40 smaller villages) as walk leads with views of massive Ganesh Himal heading north into a nice and lovely forest surrounding with many cattle herders temporary shelters, a nice grazing areas with short up and downhill walk and then reaching at Shertung, here with nice refreshing stop heading downhill for few hours reaching a lovely village of Chalis Gaon of Tamang people a high hill tribe of Tibetan origin and Buddhist culture.
Morning walk with short climb above Tikka Danda a ridge with marvelous views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range of peaks, and then heading downhill with pleasant gradual walk reaching at Tatopani (hot-spring) with time to take a hot bathe to ease the muscles of walking ups and downhill. After refreshing stop at Tatopani walk towards North to reach at Nebar a small farm settlement in the middle of no-where in perfect wilderness of beautiful forest and views of peaks.
With nice morning within pristine surrounding head south west over Timal-danda and to Kapur a small farm village with grand scenery of hills and mountains and then reaching at Lapchet, from here few hours of good walk reaching at Lapa-Gaon for overnight stop with camping around farm fields.
Today walk entering around Ruby beautiful valley following the walk past Kachet and Kichet to reach at Rupchet small farm village and walking into lovely woodland with views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range of peaks, a nice walk of 5-6 hours reaching at Ri-Gaon for overnight stop, camping on a school yard or on farm terraces.
From here heading south around Dhading district areas towards warmer region as the walk drops altitude every hour passing many scattered farm villages of Kutawa-Arukhet-Bandhan-Cheelang to reach a nice village at Gumdi. From Gumdi short uphill to Dhangarchol at 1,403 m high with views of peaks and then descend to Phul-kharka after a small place of Tinkune. On reaching Phul-khraka with overnight camp, offering wonderful views of nice surrounding of hills and valley with scenery of distant mountain range.
An interesting day as walk takes you around low warm country full of rice fields and terraces as route leads to Dansing village and over Su Bhanjyang head south to Ekle and then reach a large well maintained village of Hatiyakot. From here route to Chissa-pani with downhill to Ankhu Khola (stream) and climb over Jyamrung Danda ridge with short descend to reach our overnight camp at Chap Bhanjyang.
After overnight at Chap Bhanjyang facing views of mountains and rolling green hills, last day trek takes to low warm area as vegetation changes from alpine to sub-tropical heading through farm villages of Gola and Murli Bhanjyang area to reach large town at Dhading Besi for last overnight around Ruby Valley area, overnight stop in tourist standard hotels with last farewell dinner among staff and porters.
Morning depart from lovely areas of Ganesh and Central Himal for exciting drive to reach back at Kathmandu where ride follows on same interesting road to Kathmandu and then back at your hotels with afternoon free to enjoy personal and individual activities and shopping.
Last day in the country of high Himalayan mountains enriched with colorful culture, after a memorable time and experience on Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trekking, as per your time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to airport for flight homeward bound or to your next port of call.

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.