Ganesh Himal and the Ruby Valley Trek   |   14 Days

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.

Trip Highlights of Ganesh Himal and the Ruby Valley Trek

  • This trekking takes you to the heart of the nations history.
  • The trail lies between the popular routes between Langtang and Manaslu.
  • Superb views of Langtang, Annapurna and Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range.
  • Mixed settlements of Brahmin, Chhetri and ethnic communities.
  • Combination of nature and culture.

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.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Drive to Betrawati 850 m.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Kispang 1600 m.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Thulo Chaur 2200m
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Gonga (2900m)
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Rupchet 3635m.
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Shing La Top 4100m - Kharka 2500m.
  • 9Day 9: Trek Borang 1800m.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Jharlang 1700 m.
  • 11Day 11: Trek to Kintang Phedi 1200 m.
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Khahare 1000 m.
  • 13Day 13: Drive to Dhading Bensi 700 m – Kathmandu.
  • 14Day 14: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

Transport

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • Both way (Round Trip) by local bus KTM- Syabrubesi–KTM. (But it can be customized according to your requirement about transport by private vetches).
  • Drop and pick up to Nepali restaurant

Accommodations

  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel
  • Tamang Heritage Trekking (8Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Tamang Heritage trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (8 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (8 Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge in Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permit and TIMS card.

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
     

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.

  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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