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Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek - 18 Days

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Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek

Ganesh Himal region lies towards the north of Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trek offers the spectacular views, untouched and wild natural beauty passing through the dense forest and meadows with small villages and the unspoiled Tamang culture. The mountain got its name after the elephant-headed Hindu God of Fortune-Ganesh. Ganesh Himal is a sub-range of the Himalayan mountain range consisting of several peaks over 7,000 meters with uninhabited foothills running down to the south and west. The Ganesh Himal range peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV) form the ‘Great Himalayan Chain’ together. This great Himalayan massif stands between the valley of Budi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east.

Ganesh Himal can also be seen from Kathmandu during the clear sky. The Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trek route is reachable within an easy access from Kathmandu. This trail receives lots of interest from foreign trekkers although it is not as popular as Annapurna and Everest region. The Sing la pass (4,545m/14,912ft) offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Annapurna from its top. In March and April, the mountainsides are red due to the magnificent rhododendron blooms. The Ganesh Himal trek is now available with home-staying facility for a period of one to three weeks. Here we offer an itinerary including the Ganesh Himal exploration trip with three passes, three lakes and finally Ruby Valley.

  • The untouched and wild natural beauty
  • Diverse culture of Tamang, Lama, Newar and Brahmin-Chhetri societies
  • The adventurous Sing la pass (4,545m/14,912ft)
  • Spectacular views of Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal
  • Visit of the three lakes, three passes and Ruby Valley
  • The great countryside, terrace farming and beautiful landscapes
  • Impressive vegetation and flowers en-route

Day 1
Drive (72km) from Kathmandu to Trishuli Bazaar and trek to Salangkhu Khola (550m/1,804ft).

Day 2
Trek Salangkhu Khola to Bhalche Village (1,850m/6,069ft).

Day 3
Trek Bhalche Village to Rupchet (2,850m/9,350ft).

Day 4
Trek Rupchet to Pang Sang Pass (3,850m/12,631ft) crossing over Sing La Pass (4,545m/14,912ft).

Day 5
Trek Pang Sang Pass to Chalish Gaon (1,674m/5,492ft).

Day 6
Trek Chalish Gaon to Gomba Danda (2,402m/7,880ft).

Day 7
Trek Gomba Danda to Thulo Dhunga (3,337m/10,948ft).

Day 8
Trek Thulo Dhunga to Nojet Kharka (3,691m/12,110ft).

Day 9
Rest day at Nojet Kharka (View Point) for exploration and acclimatization.

Day 10
Trek Nojet Kharka to Kharka (3,900m/12,795ft).

Day 11
Trek Kharka to Ganesh Kunda (3,500m/11,483ft). This is a Ruby area.

Day 12
Trek Ganesh Kunda to Tatopani (1,250m/4,101ft). Enjoy with Natural Hot spring.

Day 13
Trek Tatopani to Lapa Gaon (1,850m/6,069ft).

Day 14
Trek Lapa Gaon to Magne Goth (2,950m/9,678ft) crossing over Magne Goth Pass (2,936m/9,633ft).

Day 15
Trek Magne Goth to Dunchet Village (1,519m/4,983ft).

Day 16
Trek Dunchet Village to Budigandaki.

Day 17
Trek Budigandaki to Arughat Bazaar.

Day 18
Drive from Arughat (Gorkha) to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • All kind of trekking permits
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from teahouse/lodge and Village Homes
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge/village homes (Home Stay) in the mountains
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Kathmandu-Trishuli Bazaar and Arughat-Kathmandu overland transfers by public bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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