Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Eco Trek

Although near to both Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Ganesh Himal Region has remained a well-kept secret to all but Nepal’s most avid trekkers. The unexplored area is concealed between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.

Wildflowers flourish, and waterfalls embellish the lush hill scenery in a land blessed with wide ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity. Sensational viewpoints feature the sublime Himalaya to the north. Most prominent is the Ganesh Himal Range — a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati. The Ganesh Himal area has some excellent viewpoints that offer magnificent views of peaks and valleys. Most rewarding are the magnificent Ganga Jamuna — twin waterfalls — Kalo, Seto and Ganesh kunda, hot spring and Tripurasundari temple and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region.

The Ganesh Himal Region lies in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung and Ghale to the north, and Bramhin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang at the lower elevations in the south. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all with a friendliness that makes Nepal legendary. At least 10 separate trekking itineraries are recommended and await travelers promising unforgettable adventures.
Government registered trekking agencies will be happy to set up visitors with a guide and all necessities for exploring this captivating, undiscovered region. The area is easily accessed by the Prithvi Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway along the southern fringes, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. Another adventurous option is to hike in from the Tamang Heritage Trail of Rasuwa and follow the Ruby Trek, so named for the precious stones found in the Area, as well as Bhalche in Nuwakot, Gorkha and Dhading Besi.

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath. O/N Hotel.
Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktapur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel with breakfast included.
Day 3
Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462 meters) by bus 8 hours.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 4
Shyabru Besi-Chawatar- Gatlang (1 hr drive, 5- 6 hrs hike)
A dirt track climbs uphill from Shyabru Besi until Bahun Danda Pass and descends to Tamang settlement of Gatlang – a popular village along the Tamang Heritage Trail. We can also hike to Gatlang via Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above the villages lies the Parvati Kund “ a scared lake “ that draws thousands of pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival.
Day 5
Gatlang-Parvati Kunda-Yuri Kharka-Somdang 3271m (6-7 hrs trek)
The trail passes 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 that separates Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, which is no longer functional, lies a few hours north of the river. The trek 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 dug into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies.
Day 6
Somdang-Pangsang Pass 3842m (3 ½ hrs).
Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. Lying north are the 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 breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, medicinal 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 near the Pangsang Pass. As the lodge has not been built, trekkers are recommended to take own tent for the night camp. They are highly recommended to take dry fruits or food for dinner.
Day 7
Pangsang Pass-Tipling Shertung-Chalish 1875m (5-6 hrs)
Descend to Tipling, a large village with two Buddhist monasteries and a Protestant and Catholic Church. Along a ridge top to the east lies a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields.
Day 8
Chalish-Hindung (Gomba Danda) 2402m (4 -5 hrs)
Hindung is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are found in the areas to the north. Locals also collect Yarsagumba “ a medicinal herb” in the surrounding highlands.
Day 9
Hindung-Thulo Dhunga 3337m (4-5 hrs)
Thulo Dhunga is a camp that offers magnificent waterfalls cascading down. The area is rich in terms of flora and fauna. Wildlife found in the area includes musk deer, jharal, wild boar, langur, leopard, pheasant and partridge. Vegetation includes bamboo, rhododendron and juniper among abundant wildflowers.
Day 10
Thulo Dhunga-Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) 3691m (6 hrs)
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.
Day 11
Exploration Day/viewpoint
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 spiritual power.
Day 12
Return from Base Camp to Hindung (7-8 hrs).
Trek from Base camp to Hindung (Gomba Danda) will be almost the same way back. However, stunning mountain views, surrounding landscape of mother nature and downhill jungle walk makes the trek pleasing.
Day 13
Hindung-hot springs-Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon 1500m (5-6 hrs)
Follow the Tatopani (Hot Spring) River south to a built up riverside hot springs with a bathing pool and three 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 Racyat and Kapur villages.
Day 14
Rachyat/Kapur Gaon-Lapa-Khading Gaon 2025m (4-5 hrs)
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.
Day 15
Khading Gaon to Magne Goth 2950m (4 hrs)
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.
Day 16
Magne Goth - Lapu Danda 1250m (5-6 hrs)
Day 17
Lapu Danda-Ganga Jamuna 950m (5-6 hrs)
Day 18
Ganga Jamuna – Tripura Sundari 850m (5-6 hrs)
Day 19
Tripura Sundari – Kathmandu (6-7 hrs drive).
Day 20
Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

General Information About  Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Eco Trek

Trip Fact Sheet of Churen Himal Trek

Trip duration -20 Days Trek Duration – 16 Days Max. Altitude – 3691 m
Group Size – Min-1 Starting From – Syabrubesi Trek End – Tripura Sundari
Grade_ Moderate Transportation –  Drive Type –Teahouse/Home stay/Camping (it is needed to take a tent)
Attraction of the trek Himalayan Sights _ Culture – Tibetan culture, Bon and Hindu culture , Buddhism
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion , Pilgrims Tour, Heritage rail Highlights of trip Best Time : March to June , August to December

 

Cost Included
  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Two the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi by bus.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.

 

Trip cost does not includes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
  • Lunch / dinner in  Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.

 

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) – Eco Holiday Asia
FAQ 1 : Do I need to Pay in Advance ?
No , you don’t need to pay any money on advance . you pay us when you arrive at Nepal .
FAQ 2 : Can I cancel my Booking ?
Yes, you have full right to cancel you booking ( Individual ) 36 hours before of programme dates , In the case of Group booking you must have to inform us before 1 week of program date.
FAQ 3 : What happens if company do not response our booking when we arrive Kathmandu ?
You got confirmation letter when you booked tour with us . This slip is known as legal contract with customer and company as a rules of Ministry of Nepal . If company does not response your booking , you can claim compensation with company . Our company will bear you your returns flight and expenses .
FAQ 4 : Do I need to Give any Private Information like Credit Card Details or Bank Details when i booked with company ?
Generally No, we don’t ask any your credit card/ Bank or any other private  information at the time of booking , but some case our sales department can call you for final confirmation of your details .
FAQ 5 : Do I need to pay extra charges or Do you charge me extra when I arrived at destination?
No, we don’t charge any extra money from you , all offer price are fixed during our promotional period , we included all cost which is included on Includes section of package details . But you have to Notice All Promotional price does not included entrance fees of the sightseeing places , for this you have to pay when you arrived at those places to government counter .
FAQ 6 : How about group Size of your tour?
We aimed to provide quality service in affordable cost . in a tour our maximum size of group is 15 person a group and on trekking 10 person a group .
FAQ 7 : How secure we are ?
We first concerned about your security, comfort and entertainment during the trip  . We highly care about your health and your comfort . Do not need to worry about this during the trip , we take care after you .