Around Ganesh Himal – Ruby Valley Trekking

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14 Days
Availability : March- May, Mid September - December
Kathmandu
Sing-La Pass
Min Age : 20+
Max People : 200
Introduction

Around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking certainly delights you with wonderful moments walking into pristine wilderness away from main trekking trail, as this route falls within isolated parts of Nepal Far North Mid-West region.

Where few trekkers and explorer often venture around lovely surroundings where you can overlook towering peaks of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu at close range includes views of Langtang Himal also.

Around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking, a true adventure into tranquil and remote corners of Himalaya, where drive takes you north-west from the capital Kathmandu towards farm hill villages to begin our walks.

As trek progress from low warm farm areas and villages heading higher cool alpine hills covered within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees.

Trek leads into complete serene country and away from villages and human habitation for some days in the harmony of mountains and green forested surrounding with climb up to high scenic Sing-La Pass at 4,045 m facing commanding views of mountain panorama.

On walks enjoy perfect tranquility with super views of dramatic scenery within Ruby valley, and then walks leads back to farm villages to reach on the road-head for exciting drive back to Kathmandu, after a marvelous adventure and experience Around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking.

Trip Accommodation

Hotels with tented camps on treks

Trekking Grade

Moderate to Adventurous walks

Highest spot

Crossing Sing-La Pass 4,045 m high

People and Culture

Higher area Tamang people of Tibetan origin mid hills Gurung, Magar both Buddhism / Hindu religions and cultures with traditional farm life.

Trek Duration

10 Nights and 11 Days (with drive both ways)

Total Trip

13 Nights and 14 days (from arrival to final departure)

Best Seasons

March to May with Mid September to November months best months for treks when most of the days crystal clear for views, but cold in the morning and night time as well in shades with chances of snow sometimes during late autumn seasons.

Where March to May will be lively when wild flowers are in full bloom with sunny days with cloudy late afternoon times.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Life and Journey staff / guide greets you with warm welcome and then transfer into heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

With time to get refreshed join in for group briefing regarding treks with other useful information as well with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome group dinner in a nice authentic restaurants with cultural program.

Day 2In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities as well for options for sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest, as Kathmandu and its close other cities steeped with World Heritage Sites, rest of the afternoon preparation for Around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking.

Day 3Drive to Balche 1,850 m via Trisuli, Bhetrawati town - 06 hrs

Starting great adventure around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trekking within Rasuwa and Dhading district, taking an overland journey to reach at North West from Kathmandu, drive leads past Nuwakot and Trisuli Bazaar around warm areas, from here continue drive to Bhalche at Thulogaon via Trisuli or Bhetrawati village to reach Bhalche, a hill farm village slowly developing into town, after the construction of motorable road.

Staying at Bhalche / Thulogaon for overnight local lodge or might set camping.

Day 4Trek to Rupchet 2,850 m - 06 hrs

First day walk starts heading due north with views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range of peaks, as trek continues into high cool alpine hills heading past Gumbu and Phikuri Danda ridges, where walk leads to few farm villages and summer grazing area to reach at Rupchet for overnight stop.

A beautiful area surrounded by rhododendron-oaks and pine trees within a summer pastureland on grassy meadow.

Day 5Cross Sing-La Pass 4,045 m and camp at the bottom 3,240m - 05 hrs

After a nice overnight with fresh morning route leads further north after few hours of good walk, where steep climb takes you on top of Sing-La pass with super views of landscapes with rolling hills and valleys, high snowcapped mountains of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range in the west includes Langtang Himal to the east.
After an eye catching views downhill to the base of Sing-La pass at 3,240 m for overnight camp.

Day 6Trek to Shertung 1,920 m or Chalis-Gaon 1,674 m - 05 hrs

Today an interesting walk to reach Shertung and Chalis-Gaon (means 40 small villages), morning catching views of Ganesh Himal then walk to a nice and lovely forest surrounding with many cattle herders temporary shelters.
Within nice grazing area for local villages cattle from here short up and downhill walk to reach at Shertung, for refreshing stop then descend for few hours to a nice and lovely village of Chalis-Gaon populated by mostly Tamang people a high hill tribe of Tibetan origin with Buddhist culture.

Day 7 Trek to Nebar 2,020 m via Tatopani (hot-spring) - 05 hrs

Morning walk leads to short climb above Tikkas Danda a ridge with views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range of peaks, and then downhill to Tatopani (hot-spring) with time to take a hot bathe to ease tiring muscles from ups and downhill walks.
After refreshing stop at Tatopani walk at Nebar a small farm settlement in the middle of no-where in perfect wilderness of beautiful forest and views of peaks.

Day 8Trek to Lapa-Gaon 1,850 m via Timal-Danda and Lapchet - 05 hrs

After a lovely morning within pristine surrounding head south west over Timal-Danda and at Kapur a small farm village with marvelous views of hills and mountains then reach at Lapchet.
From here few hours of good walk to Lapa-Gaon for overnight stop with camping around farm field.

Day 9Trek to Ri-Gaon 1,550 m via Bramachet Danda (ridge) - 06 hrs

Walk today enters within Ruby beautiful valley past Kachet and Kichet to reach around small farm village and walk into lovely woodland with views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range of peaks, a nice walk of 5-6 hours reaching at Ri-Gaon for overnight stop, camping on a school yard or on farm terraces.

Day 10Trek to Phul-Kharka 1,210 m - 06 hrs

From here heading south around Dhading district areas towards warmer region as the walk drops altitude every hour passing many scattered farm villages of Kutawa-Arukhet-Bandhan-Cheelang to reach a nice village at Gumdi.
From Gumdi a short uphill to Dhangarchol at 1,403 m high with fabulous views of snow-clad peaks and then descend to Phulkharka after a small place of Tinkune.
On reaching Phul-Khraka for overnight camp, offers views of hills and valley with distant mountain range.

Day 11To Jyamrung-Danda overnight camp at Chap Bhanjyang 1,550 m - 06 hrs

Today an interesting walk as the path leads further down south to much warmer areas of rice terraces and paddy fields, walking towards Dansing village and then to Su Bhanjyang heading south to Ekle and then reaching a large well maintained village of Hatiyakot.
From here walk to Chissapani with downhill to Ankhu Khola (stream) and climb over Jyamrung Danda ridge with short descend to reach our overnight camp at Chap Bhanjyang.

Day 12Trek to Dhading Besi 950 m via Gola and Murli Bhanjyang - 05 hrs

After a wonderful overnight stop at Chap Bhanjyang with grand views of mountain and rolling green hills, our last day walk of this fabulous adventure leads to more warmer areas as the vegetation changes from alpine to semi-tropical passing many scattered farm villages of Gola and Murli Bhanjyang area to reach large town at Dhading Besi for last overnight on the foot hills of Ganesh Himal area, overnight stop in tourist standard hotels with last farewell dinner among staff and porters.

Day 13Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels - 07 hrs

Last day on high hills and mountains of Nepal Mid-West, after a marvelous experience and adventure around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley where morning drive leads you back at Kathmandu.
Driving along farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Malekhu town on the main highway, and then on good road towards Kathmandu, where our memorable adventure completes, late afternoon free at leisure to relax after great walks around Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trekking.

Day 14International Departure homeward bound or respective countries

Your last final day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time depart from the hotel, where our guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

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