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Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley

Ruby Valley lies in Ganesh Himal area of Langtang region. This area is newly explored and open for trekking to the foreigners. Ruby valley is still remote, unspoiled and very few westerners have visited. The this trek is designed to introduce you to remote lifestyle of people of Langtang region.

This trekking trail offers varieties of beautiful scenery of natural beauty, village scenery, cultural charm and dramatic Himalayan view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of central Himalayas, and Langtang Himalayan range with Ganga Jamuna twin waterfall.

WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • All airport – Hotel - Airport transfer (pick up and drops)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by Tour guide, entrance fee included
  • 3 nights standard hotel in Kathmandu, b/b plan
  • Ruby Valley trek permit fee, Conservation area and all applicable permit & government taxes
  • 1 Guide, 1 cook, necessary porters and mules for carrying loads
  • Wages, insurance for Nepali staffs
  • Food during the trek - 3 meals a day, teas & coffees
  • 2 Men tent, Mattress , dining tents , kitchen tent, toilet tent, all necessary kitchen utensils
  •  Camp-Site Charges
  • Rescue evacuation co-ordination (Covered by your travel insurance)
  • All transportation as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner
  •  Government tax, vat & office service charge

WHAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • International air ticket and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (40 USD for 30 days)
  • Personal Trekking Equipment for trek
  • All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Staffs tips
  • All not mentioned in cost includes

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Ramdung Expedition representative will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or if you are arriving earlier, can visit around the city.
In the evening we will hold a briefing session regarding your trip and get to know your Nepali trekking companion. We’ll be happy to answer any question you may have. O/N Hotel.

Day 02 - Sightseeing trip / Trek preparation
Kathmandu valley is has fantastic UNESCO world heritages all around. Today after the breakfast, you’ll be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings). The lifestyle of the Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, the fascinating history and the awe-inspiring architecture will be the highlight of this day. You can also buy or rent any needed gear or clothing from trekking/mountaineering shops. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 03 - Drive Kathmandu to Bhalche (1850m) 7 hrs
Our guide and porters will be at hotel early in the morning for a private four wheel drive journey from Kathmandu to reach Bhalche Gaon after driving approximately 5 hrs. This is also the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati 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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 04 - Bhalche to Gonaga (Lunch) and Rupchet (3250m) 6 hrs
After breakfast trek bit uphill and have breath taking views on the back of Bhalche village. Continue passing thorough high tropical jungle and mesmerizing jungle views as well as surrounding landscape. Arrive in Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch after lunch trek continue to Rupchet where you will find beautiful camp site and yak hut. It has amazing mother goddess blessing hillside views and its periphery views. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 05 – Rupchet to Cross Singla Pass (4220 m) to Pangsang Pass (3842m) 7 hrs
Trek all the way to the hill top near Singla Pass (4050m) having the best almost 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, Ganesh himal ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges and little bit of Annapurna ranges. Then trek continue to Mojyat Kharka where in monsoon and sometimes in spring also shepherd keeps their cattle and its seasonal. After crossing dense of jungle walking about 5-6 hours in the main jungle finally reach at Pangsang Pass. Today is really an adventure walking full of fun having flora and fauna experience and green, quiet and scenic trek but without local guide or your expert guide who has been this route only possible otherwise there is chance to lose the way. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 06 – Pangsang Pass to Tipling to Chalish (1674m) 5-6 hrs
Trek descending to Tipling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and churchs. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has beautiful Tamang culture show. Descend crossing Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the villages of Shertung and Chalish, overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers. In the evening mother group of Chalish gaon will welcome you performing Gurung typical dance program and culture show. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 07 – Chalish to  Hindung/Gomba Danda (2402m) 4 -5 hrs
After breakfast say goodbye to locals and trek down to Khar Khola then trek gently up to Pasabar danda taking about an hour walk. View of Tribeni river (mixed of three rivers and Hindus and both Buddhist believe as a holy river site) just down in the valley where Lord Shiva's statue with little one stoned shrine has built. From Pasabar danda trek uphill and reach at Kalbarang. Trek continue to hill edge walk and dense jungle ( there is a chance rock fall from top of the hill due to inhabitant of wildlife so careful walking with your trek guide or helper is highly recommended) and finally reach at Hindung village where huge number of Tamang people live. It 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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 08 – Hindung to Thulo Dhunga (3337m) 4-5 hrs
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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 09 – Thulo Dhunga to Nojet Kharka (3691m) 6 hrs
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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 10 - Rest and Exploration Day
A climb to the ridge to the northeast, Dobra Danda, you will be rewarded with a supreme viewpoint of towering Ganesh Himal. 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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 11 – Nojet Kharka to Kharka (3900m) 5 hrs
After trek all the way downhill to cross river (no bridge). In winter this river will be quite small but in summer careful it will be dangerous to cross unless you have a big team of group try with special river cross equipments. After crossing river walk taking about 3 ½ hours uphill and finally get on the top of Kharka where only the camping possible no village and no tea house at all. It is an isolated camp site from where you will see Ganesh Himal (Yangri – 7245m) almost in 3 Km distance. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 12 – Kharka to Ganesh Kunda (3500m) (Ruby area) 5-6 hrs
Take breakfast and visit Ganesh Himal Base camp and then trek continue to Ganesh Kunda which another holy and secret lake of the area where in September hundred of Jhakri (shamans) get together and even locals participate and celebrate. Ruby mines and precious herbs are available in this. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 13 – Ganesh Kunda to Tatopani (1250m) 5-6 hrs
Trek down to Neber gaon, rest a bit, enjoy looking around the village sites, take lunch and then trek continue river bank walk and through dense jungle finally arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) and enjoy taking fantastic hot bath. It has a bathing pool. Relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Rest of the day enjoy river bank camp in cool air. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 14 – Tatopani to Lapa Gaon (1850m) 5-6 hrs
Trail today will follow stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Pass through Tir on the way to welcoming Racyat and Kapur villages. Have lunch in Kapur gaon and trek down to Ankhu Khola cross box suspension bridge and finally you arrive in Lapa gaon. It is one of the biggest village in this region and has big community of Tamang people. Lapa gaon also have beautiful Tamang culture and occasionally you will be shown their culture show performance. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 15 – Lapa Gaon to Magne Goth Pass (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. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 16 – Magne Goth to Tinsure (1850m) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Tinsure danda passing through beautiful alpine jungle, rhododendron forest and dense mix jungle. Its beautiful scenic walking but no human habitat. After walking 5-6 hours walking finally you arrive in Tinsure danda which is known as a queen of hill for the tremendous mountain views. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 17 – Tinsure to Ganga Jamuna to Salangkot (1250m) 5-6 hrs
Trek Passing through dense jungle, local villages of mix culture people and hilly paddy terraces make you amazing walking. It has beautiful open views of the areas and nice and easy walking a day. Ganga Jamuna is well wishes god where thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages visit in special occasion however Janai purnama and Makar sankranti festival will have innumerable devotees. After visiting Ganga Jamuna trek to Salankot and over night at village site. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 18 - Drive to Dhading Besi to Katmandu 6-7hrs
Today is the last day of the trek. After breakfast drive dirt road to Dhading Besi and continue driveback to Kathmandu in total taking 6-7 hrs scenic and bit adventure driving.

Day 19 – Contingency or spare day

Day 20 - Trip ends. Farewell and departure
The journey in the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today ! At last approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition will drop you to the airport. (B)


Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Cost Detail

ACCOMMODATION
Normally, we use following 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu depending on availability in our trekking package.
Hotel Manang. Located in touristic hub, Thamel.  www.hotelmanang.com
Hotel Utse. Located in touristic hub, Thamel. www.utsehotel.com
Hotel Manaslu. Located in Lazimpat near to Thamel area. www.hotelmanaslu.com

while on trek, the lodges are fairly basic but perfectly adequate for the mountain type service. Two people will be accommodated in each room mostly in twin beds with foam mattresses. If you prefer private accommodation, you can choose “single supplement” option. It is important to consider that some places in the trek do not have sufficient lodges and rooms; in this case you’ll have to share room. Some lodges now have showers (charged at $3-$5).

FLIGHT DELAYS IN POKHARA-JOMSOM
Flight between Pokhara and Jomsom is generally reliable. Being Short Take-Off & Landing (STOL) mountain airstrips, flight is dependent on the weather. Delays often happen if there is poor visibility or high winds. In case of bad weather, flight is cancelled often and to avoid missing international flights, we recommend 2-3 days extra at end of your trip.

If you have to wait in Pokhara or Jomsom due to flight delays, the cost for your overnight accommodation is not included so you will have to pay extra for this. Alternatively, we can take jeep from Jomsom to Pokhara arriving in same day but prepare for bumpy ride. In this case, the cost will be included.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
it is mandatory to have travel insurance for the trekking and please submit us photocopy before departure to mountain. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure it covers up to 6000m.

TREKKING DAYS
You are expect to trek about 5-7 hours covering distance of 10-15 kilometer daily depending on trial conditions and state of the weather. You’ll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside and high elevations. Trekking with a guide is not only safer but also for more enjoyable experience. Our guides and porters are expert in Himalayan treks and have more than one decades of experience in average.
It is recommended that you prepare for trek with suitable training such as climbing hills/stairs, jogging, exercise and gym to improve your stamina few months prior to trek. The trek will be more enjoyable if you are fit.

MEALS AND DRINKS
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to serve food and drinks in Kathmandu such as Rum doodles, Fire & ice, La Dolce Vita, Ktoo Steak House, Everest Steak, New Orleans, Gaia etc. Breakfast is provided at your hotel every morning. It will cost $ 3-7 per meal depending on meals item chosen and restaurant.

While on trek, the lodges or teahouse provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. Meals whilst on trek are included in the package which is breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks. You can choose your meal from hotel menus. Meals in lodges are varied ranging from traditional Nepalese daal bhaat to pizza, apple pie, steak, pasta and so on.

It is safer to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. A reasonable variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in cities and while on trek. You can purify your own water if you carry a canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets.

CLIMATE
Spring starts from March until May where temperature fluctuated between 20°c to 30°c. From June to August is summer season which is also time of monsoon with occasional thunderstorms and hot temperatures. From late September to end November is autumn and is best for trekking activities. Winter is from late November to February.
The trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the elevation and time of the particular day. In the mountains between 1000m-3500m, the night generally will be cool around 5°C and during the day temperatures every so often rise to 20°c. At the higher altitudes, temperatures range from 15° to -15°c.

TIPS
Tips is not mandatory but generally after hard work something extra is expected. We recommend a tip for guide and porter as at least $70 (more will be appreciated).

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
The following are what we recommend to bring as clothing and equipment needed for the trek. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper price; we can assist you with necessary arrangement. Except for your day pack, your luggage will be carried by porters. You’ll have strong and hospitable porter for two people. The weight limit for trek is 10-13kg per person. One porter can carry 20-25kg weight.  Before the trek, you can store all your excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or at our office and take only which is required for the trek.

Headwear
Head torch
Sunglasses
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sun Hat or scarf

Upper Body
Cotton tees or thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jactet
Down jacket
Gloves for hand

Lower body
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants

Footwear
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Trekking boots

Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to -20
Trekking bag or duffel bag
Large plastic bags (keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (recommended, optional)
Water bottle
Toiletries

READING LIST
Lonely Planet Nepal: A guide book of Nepal.
Annapurna: A book by Reinhold Messner about his expedition experience in the dead zone of Annapurna.
Trekking in Nepal: Written by Stephen Bezruchka is an nice book for all treks with and bibliography of additional books. 
Trekking and climbing in Nepal: Written by Steve Razzetti, this book gives comprehensive knowledge of major trekking trails and climbing peaks.
Nepal Handbook: By Kerry Morgan. Recommended specially for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing’s.
Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya: By Stan Armungton. This book has detailed trek descriptions including restricted areas of Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo and kailash.
Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
Travelers Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.


  • Price: $ 2400

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
    - 100% departure guranteed.
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  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: trekking
  • Route: Bhalche-Rupchet-Ganesh Kunda-Tinsure-Dhading besi
  • Max Altitude: 4220m (Singla Pass)

Trek Highlights

  • Best Season: September to May
  • Trip Style: Camping
  • Max. Altitude: Singla pass (4220m)
  • Group Size: 2-12 pax
  • Spectacular remote camping trip to Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Area.
  • Off the beaten trail through rich forest and  quiet ethnic villages.
  • Breath taking mountain range view of Ganesh, Manaslu & Langtang

Itinerary

  • Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02- Sightseeing trip / Trek preparation
  • Day 03 - Drive Kathmandu to Bhalche (1850m) 7 hrs
  • Day 04 - Bhalche to Gonaga (Lunch) and Rupchet (3250m) 6 hrs
  • Day 05 – Rupchet to Cross Singla Pass (4220 m) to Pangsang Pass (3842m) 7 hrs
  • Day 06 – Pangsang Pass to Tipling to Chalish (1674m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07 – Chalish to  Hindung/Gomba Danda (2402m) 4 -5 hrs
  • Day 08 – Hindung to Thulo Dhunga (3337m) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09 – Thulo Dhunga to Nojet Kharka (3691m) 6 hrs
  • Day 10 - Rest and Exploration Day
  • Day 11 – Nojet Kharka to Kharka (3900m) 5 hrs
  • Day 12 – Kharka to Ganesh Kunda (3500m) (Ruby area) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 13 – Ganesh Kunda to Tatopani (1250m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 14 – Tatopani to Lapa Gaon (1850m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15 – Lapa Gaon to Magne Goth Pass (2950m) 4 hrs
  • Day 16 – Magne Goth to Tinsure (1850m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 17 – Tinsure to Ganga Jamuna to Salangkot (1250m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 18 - Drive to Dhading Besi to Katmandu 6-7hrs
  • Day 19 – Contingency or spare day
  • Day 20 - Trip ends. Farewell and departure