Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Public Bus/Public jeep sharing
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Tent
  • Group Size: 2-20
  • Max Elevation: 3842m


  • Unique Geographical Features
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Spiritual Significance of Ganesh Himal
  • Untouched Traditions and Lifestyles
  • Panoramic Views of Himalayan Ranges
  • Economic Exchange and Natural Resources

About Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek un touch new explorer trek in Nepal. This Trek is in between the popular Manasalu circuit trek and the Lang Tang Valley trek, north-central from Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal. This trek through the Himalayan foothills beneath the soaring summits of the snow-capped Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Himal is a holy mountain peak known as the son of Shiva according to Hindus.

Unlike most Himalayan treks that generally follow north/south river valleys, this route travels up and over many ridges in a generally east/west direction. As a result, it involves more climbs and descents.

The rewards, however, are well worth the effort. Ruby Valley Trek will take you to places rarely visited by other tourists, including remote villages, high and scenic passes, less-established trails, friendly local people of many different cultures, and a sense of traveling back in time to traditions and lifestyles mostly untouched by modern development.

This Trek also offers outstanding views of major Himalayan ranges, including the Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu Manaslu, sharinghimal, Himal chuli, and distant Annapurna Himal. It is home to magnificent stands of old-growth hemlock trees that provide excellent quality wood for timbers and roof shingles in many local villages. It is also blessed with an abundance of herbal plants that are transported by foot or yaks over the Himalayas to China (Tibet) and exchanged for salt, wool, turquoise, and livestock.

The people of Ruby Valley Trek reflect a rich mix of different cultures. Starting in Langtang Valley to the east, we encounter the Tamang people. They are primarily Bon Po or Buddhists…although some also embrace Christianity…who originally migrated here from the north (Mongolia/China/Tibet) and speak a Tibetan dialect. Trekking westward, we meet Gurung and Lama people, also mostly Buddhists whose culture and language are Tibetan-based but different from Tamang since people from the south more influence them. Below the Ganga Jamuna and ensure area in the west are Chetri, Brahmin, Ghale, Kami, Damai, and Magar people, who are primarily Hindu and reflect the appearances and cultures of people from the southern lowlands and the Indian subcontinent. Most cultures in Ruby Valley, however, also recognize and practice shamanism and animism…especially during festivals, on auspicious and sacred days, and when a person needs healing.

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary

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Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft)

You will be arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where the representative from Beyond the Limits Treks & Expedition will warmly receive and greet you. They will then transfer you to a private vehicle that will take you to the hotel. Once you arrive at the hotel, you will be provided with a briefing on the detailed itinerary. This will give you all the necessary information about your upcoming adventure and help you prepare for the journey. You will be spending the night at the hotel and will be provided with bed and breakfast. This will give you time to rest and experience the warm hospitality of Nepal.

  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • (1400m/4600ft)

Taking Private jeep (option for extra charge) or local bus early in the morning  journey from Kathmandu Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar makes you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek. Above lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.

  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Tea house
  • Gatlang
  • 2200meters

The trail ascends 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, border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts.

A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but it seems locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. The hike 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 bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies.

  • breakfast Lunch dinner
  • Tea house
  • Somdang
  • 3271 meters

Pang sang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring 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 taking in the breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, 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 the right pass of the Pang sang but has not built yet so trekkers are recommended to take own Tipling village tent for the night camp or just pass your night sheltering in poor yak hut. Dry fruits or food highly recommend to take for your dinner.

  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Home stay
  • Tipling
  • 2087

Hindung is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are harvested in areas to the north and yarsagumba is hunted, too, in the surrounding highlands.

  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Tent
  • Hindung danda
  • 2402meters

Thulo Dhunga is a camp site with views of waterfalls tumbling down across the valley. Flora and fauna abound in the Ganesh Himal region. Wildlife includes musk deer, jharal a type of goat, wild boar, langur, leopard, pheasant and partridge. Vegetation includes bamboo, rhododendron and juniper among abundant wildflowers.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tent
  • Thulo dhunga
  • 3337m/10975 Ft

The 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tent
  • Nojet kharka
  • 3691m12140Ft.

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 mystical powers that will bless visitors but anybody who misbehaves will be punished with poor weather and difficult travels.

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Tent
  • Kaloseto kunda
  • 4105meters

Trek from Base camp to Hindung (Gomba Danda) will be almost the same way back you have done way up however its stunning mountain views, surrounding landscape of mother nature and jungle down hill walking makes you full of fun walking of the day.

  • Breakfast Lunch dinner
  • Tent
  • Hindung
  • 2402m7900Ft.

Follow the Tatopani (Hot Spring) River south to a built up riverside hot springs with a bathing pool and 3 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 welcoming Racyat and Kapur villages.

  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Tent
  • Kapur gaun
  • 1500m/4950 Ft.

Pass 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.

  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Home stay
  • Khading Gaun
  • 2025m/6660 Ft

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.

  • Breakfast,Lunch Dinner
  • Tent

Enter Gorkha District on the descent to cross the Chote Khola before ascending 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, chiefly a Brahmin village with a large school in an area with luxuriant vegetation, surrounded by bountiful fields. Take in views of snow-clad Himalchuli and Shringi peaks with a section of the Ganesh Range.

  • Breakfast Lunch dinner
  • Tent
  • magne goath
  • 1250m/4125 Ft

The 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, openhearted local people.

While magnificent scenery graces every step, the residents of the beautiful landscape welcome visitors to their extraordinary land. The region has something to bring travelers to Nepal and bring them back to Nepal on a repeat visit.

  • Breakfast Lunch dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400meters

What's Included


  • We will Provide Complimentary Pickup and drop service from Kathmandu Tribhuvanrnational Airport.
  • 3-star standard hotel with Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights. (if you like a deluxe hotel let us know).
  • All meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner as per Itinerary in the Tea house during the Trek.
  • 3 times tea or coffee 
  • All Accommodation during the Trek as per Itinerary.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Lang Tang National Park permit
  • Ground Transportation Bus Kathmandu to Gatlang.
  • Ground Transportation from the Trekking ending point to Ktomandu by bus.
  • Medical and Evacuation Insurance for staff (guide).
  • All government Taxes, VAT, and office service charges.Pick up/drop from the International airport

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fees.
  • City sightseeing if you like to do it (please let us know).
  • If you like to take porter $20 per day. Two clients one porter maximum total weight of  20 kilogram.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • All drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water, whiskey). More than 3 cups of tea 
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation cost (please do insurance that policy should cover medical and evecuation).
  • If any circumstances your early arrival or early departure.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the tour. Anything beyond the included section above or an unforeseen event out of the control or beyond the limits may incur additional charges. Where possible we will negotiate with the client for alternative arrangements.