33842 m (Pangsang Pass)
Private and comfortable drive.
Sep.- Dec. & Feb.- May.
Ruby Valley Trek in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal is one of the least explored hidden trekking trails. The trek got its name as Ruby Valley as the Ganesh Himal region has deposits of the gem ruby. The mining is not that significant but this whole region has high deposits of minerals, including this the red precious stone.
The trekking trail is of 12 days takes that you to the villages of the Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups, known for their unique culture and rich traditions. These people here also follow the ancient medicinal practices. The shaman practice is done here, which provides additional exploration and knowledge on this trip.
The trail Ruby Valley Trek has all kinds of landscape and walking conditions as it includes almost flatlands, terraced farms, gradual and steep climbs and beautiful scenery of lush green forest and high snow-capped mountains.
Some of the famous peaks you can see on this trek includes the Ganesh Himal, the mountain named after the elephant-headed god Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa as well as pristine mountains of western and central Nepal. The Pangsang Pass situated at 3,850m is the major attraction of the Ruby Valley Trek.
This unexplored trekking trail provides you the opportunity to explore some very remote areas in Nepal, not frequented by tourists. Since this is a very new trekking trail in Nepal, lodges, and guesthouses have not been developed yet so homestay is the mode of accommodation, which allows you to get a first-hand experience of Nepali rural life as you stay with locals and share their food.
The Ganesh Himal, Ruby Valley trekking in central Nepal is a lifetime experience in terms of cultural exposure and mountain views.
- Tamang and Gurung culture
- Excellent views of the central Himalayas of Nepal
- Ruby mines up in the mountains
- An exposure to Shaman Practice of Nepal
- Homestay experience and rural lifestyle of locals
- Superb Himalayan views from Pangsang La.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m) 7-8hrs
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m) 5-6hrs
Day 04: Trek to Somdang (3271m) 6-7hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tipling via Pangsang Pass (3842m) 8-10hrs
Day 07: Trek to Shertung (1875m) 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Tatopani (hot springs - 2½hrs) and back to Chalish Gaon (1674m) total 5hrs
Day 09: Trek to Jharlang district (approx 1800m) 6hrs
Day 10: Trek to Darkha Gaun (850m) 6-7hrs
Day 11: Trek to Darkha Phedi (45 mins) and drive to Kathmandu (1300m) via Dhading Besi (6-7hrs drive)
Day 12: Final departure