This trek takes you to the heart of the nations history . It is from these hills in central Nepal that Prithvi Narayan Shah recruited soldiers and united Nepal in the late 1700s. The area is between the two popular routes of Langtang and Manaslu, but has remained under the radar to all but the serious fans of Himalayan trekking. The area holds a bounty of plant and wildlife that is relatively untouched with dramatic village scenery and Himalayan landscapes. The land is blessed with wide-ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity and graced by the Ganesh Himal Range the north.
Viewpoints along the way feature extensive panoramas and up-close sights of the unforgettable Ganesh I, a peak named in honor of the Hindu god, son of Shiva and Parvati. Other mountains seen from the route include Manslu, worlds 8th highest peak, and the Langtang and Annapurana Ranges. Highlights of the journey include the dramatic viewpoints and charming cultural interaction. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang with unique and diverse customs and lifestyles. Additional attractions of the region are waterfalls, mountain lakes, Hindu temples and Buddhsit monasteries.
The Ruby Valley is named for the precious stones found in the area at the foot of the mountains. The Nepal Mining Company once ran a remote mine and it is possible to make a side visit to the exciting location full of abandoned machinery, rail tracks and a tunnel that is deep into the mountainside.
This route is a suitable choice for people looking to Full of adventure and charm. No other trekkers around and splendid natural beauty during the visit to villages surrounded by lush fields. The mountain views and cultural charm along the way will leave you yearning for more. The Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trek is a camping tour as facilities in the region after a certain point are not capable of supporting a teahouse or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will be a cozy time recollecting the wonders of the days journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and warm drink.
Guide and Potter
Taxes and Entrance Fees
We spent 12 wonderful days in Ganesh Himal organized by “good vibe adventure” with our guide “Nirmal”, who tried his best to offer us his help and service on the tour. Even the 2 porters were very helpful in all situations. Tea and coffee were served all the time after our arrival late afternoon. Unfortunately, we couldn`t traverse the “Shing La-pass” due to heavy snowfall, the trail was covered by snow. So we decided to return and change our itinerary. The Ganesh Himal area is a remote area, there are not many tourists yet, but the local people are very kind and try to offer pleasant and constructive cooperation.
After exploring the Ganesh Himal and the Ruby Valley Trek there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to this trek.