Ruby Valley Camping Trek

18 days 5
Ruby Valley Camping Trek
number of pax
$ x 1 = $
total $
Moderate Plus
4341m Dobra Danda View Point
group size
1 above PAX
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sep-Nov to March & April

trip overview

Ruby Valley Camping Trek is going to close Ganesh Himal via Langtang National Park. Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal is named after finding lots of rubies and the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. Ganesh Himal can be seen very clearly from Kathmandu Valley. But the Ganesh Himal Range (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stands out like a crystal, which is the Great Himalayan Chain forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is joining between the popular trekking region Manaslu on the west part and Langtang region on the other part.

Ruby Valley camping trek region offers natural waterfalls, Flora, and Fauna. But green hill scenery in a land blessed with environmental, cultural, and biological diversity. But the viewpoints of this region speak to your eye to the north of the famous Himalayan range. It is known as Mt. Ganesh Himal and its family peaks. The name is given as massive as Ganesh in honor of the Hindu deity Ganesha. Because it is believed that Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. And the trekking route passes through Tamang villages, hot springs, gorges and glaciers, and magnificent sceneries.

Ganesh Himal Camping Trek will be organizing camping. From the Pangsang Top, the Manaslu, with Manaslu (8,163m) poking up from behind the Ganesh Himal appears before you. The northwest is the Ganesh Himal and on the other side looms Langtang Himal. Ganesh Himal is 7406mtrs and other attractive things for travelers from the valley below like large crystals thrust out of the earth, creating a stunning panorama of glaciers, peaks, rock, snow, and ice.



Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal 1300m

Well, come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where you had booked. After resting some hours we meet and brief about our program.

Accommodation: Hotel
Walking / Driving: 30 Min.


Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi 1530 mtrs

This day we start for ruby valley camping trek drive on a northern highway from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via Dunche Bazaar. The journey will take 8-9 hours trough Trishuli Bazaar, local villages, landscape, mountains and crops field along the way. On way to Syabru Bensi, we can view of Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, peaks of Langtang range. This first day will be in beautiful Tamang village near the Bhote Koshi River and overnight at lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 8-9 hrs by drive


Shyabru Bensi - Chawatar- Gatlang 2337 mtrs

The trail goes through west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then descent to the Tamang village of Gatlang, a foundation village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike via Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Which is located above the Parvati Kunda, This kind is most popular pilgrim place for pilgrimage every year of the full moon (Janae Purnima), thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.

Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs


Gatlang - Parvati Kund-Yurikharka-Somdang 3271 mtrs

Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs


Somdang- Pangsang La Pass 3842 mtrs

Pangsang Pass 3842mtrs is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The trail follows down to the mar Mailung continue to Tamang settlement of Tipling village where are two Buddhist Gombas and some Catholic church too and pray flags on the Chhorten along the way. They have the rich culture in a majority of Tamang community and show that cultural program when visitors and trekkers come in that villages such as Shaman Dance, Horse dance, Mane dance, Mendo Maya, Paru dance and as well as Lama (monk) dance are quite popular.

Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs


Tipling-Sakpar - Chalish Village 1600 mtrs

After breakfast, we go down to Kami Gaun continue to cross the Adha Khola on a new box bridge and climb up to the Sakpar danda then Chalish Village crossing through fertile field and way of Nepali flat. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means ‘place of gold’. According to a myth, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors Jhankri or shaman dance, Ghode or horse dance.

Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale, and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and traditional cultural dances, including a hospitable welcome dance, Ghatu Dance; Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Some dances depend on the time of year and take place during festivals including the Maruni Dance during Dasai and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that occurs during Chandi Purnima in the Nepali month of Chaitra. Gurung men traditionally wear Vangra, a woven, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. 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.

Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hrs


Rest Day/Fishing Program

Resting in this village and we can hike to Serutng village of monastery and old palace or other trips to fresh running water Anku River for fishing and back to Chalish overnight at lodge in the tent.

Accommodation: Lodge


Chalish - Hindung (Gomba Danda) 2402 mtrs

After breakfast, the trail descent to the Ankhu River cross old suspension bridge place of Khar via fertile land small forests, farming terraces and green hills and trek steep up and then gradual up to reach Tikkas Danda which is the best place for a panoramic view as well as “rest is best”. After the Tikkas Danda trail passing through inside the Kalbrang jungle then way continue to Mertaje Danda then will be Pasang Mane, the gateway of Ganesh Himal Base Camp and will reach Hindung, is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. They grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans, and harvest crystal, rubies, and Yarsagunboas well as the variety of herbs, overnight in Hindung in Tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hrs


Hindung Dnada - Thulo Dunga 3337 mtrs

Trek from Hindung to Thulo Dunga (Big Rock) and it takes about four and five hours. After leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Thulo Dunga is an ascent and Nepali flat as well. You walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling-place of various species birds, vegetation bamboo, rhododendron, Jennifer and wildlife musk dear, Jharal, Wild boar, pheasant etc. Thulo Dunga is surrounded by beautiful forest ad it mainly grassland. Except for winter season, the local people bring domestic cattle especially sheep for grazing overnight at the tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hrs


Thulo Dunga- Base Camp/ Nojet Kharka 3691 mtrs

The trek leads to Base Camp/ Nojet Kharka which takes about 5 to 6 hours. You walk along the trail covered with forests for a few hours. Towards the ending, the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. You find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance and when people go there and if they do wrong things there those people are punished by nature like storms and rain as well as some of the shepherd had seen gold bull was swimming on that lake according to native people. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary, the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shining stones and green field and an impressive campsite is known as Nojet Kharka.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs


Exploration Day/View point

You can have an excursion ascending to northwest of Dobra Danda which is a supreme viewpoint, From here you can enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal, and many others and around there signified Holy Lake Kalo/Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake), these lakes are said to have spiritual power that will bless visitors but anyone who misbehaves will be punished with poor weather and difficult travel.

Accommodation: Tented Camp


Return from Base Camp - Hindung/Gomba Danda 2402 mtrs

Day return descending to Hindung Gomba Danda passing through narrow and grazing grassland center as well as pine, rhododendron forest with dense vegetation along the way overnight at the tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 7-8 hrs


Hindung-Tatopani (Hot spring)-Tir Gaon- Richyat 1500 mtrs

The trail is descending to the Hot Spring all the way from Hindung then will reach there after two hours and fully enjoy with natural hot water where we have three tapes and pool. Enjoy some hours in hot spring near the Tatopani Khola which river is melted from Ganesh Himal glacier and which best for lunch spot as well. After lunch crosses the Tatopani Khola suspension bridge then on the right side of the river and following stone steps build by KAADORE Agriculture Association and British Gurkha`s of Nepal then will reach Gurung and Tamang settlement of Tir Gaon continue to walk 1 hour will be in another Gurung Village Rechyat overnight at the tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs


Richyat- Kapour Gaon- Lapchyet - Lapa - Khading (2025 mtrs)

After breakfast trek leads along the farming land through Tamang settlement Kapoor Gaun then descent to Ghandakkhani Khola, will reach attractive Gurung Village Lapchyat. Cross the Lapa Khola on box bridge ascent to the large settlement of Tamang village Lapa Gaon above 400 houses where we have the break for lunch. After an hour we will arrive largest Gurung settlement in the area with their smiling well come and Namaste, as well as people, are enthusiastic to perform culture dances like Ghatu, Maruni and Look Geet with real traditional style overnight at the tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hrs


Khading Gaon - Mangne Goath 2950 mtrs

This Khading Gaon is the last village until other parts of Mahj Gaon as well as calm and natural beauty place. The day is steeply ascending to the west part and will be Mangne Pass 2936mtrs, continue crossing through blue pine forest with huge rhododendron as well as crystal and ruby harvest places. Finally, we will reach Mangne Goath, overnight at the tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hrs


Mangne Goath - Lapu Danda 1250 mtrs

Toy day we are entering another district Gorkha crossing Myangal Bhanjyang 2975mtrs. Again crossing Dunchet Khola through lush forest and descending into a valley with excellent panoramic including Mt. Manaslu, soaring in the western horizon. Pass through the scenic villages of Dhonchet, Kartunje, and Manbhu and re-enter Dhading District to reach the magnificent located Lapu Danda, primarily a Brahmin village with vegetation, surrounding by fertile fields. This is viewpoint from where can see snow-capped Himalchuli, Shringi Himal and section of Ganesh Himal Range.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs


Lapu Danda - Ganga Jamuna 950 mtrs

The trail ascent through fertile fields of Baseri as it uphill to Danda Gaon with excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Himachuli and range of Ganesh Himal and continue gradually to the glorious twine waterfalls of Ganga Jamuna (This place is very famous in this region as well as Nepal and we have a big festival occasion of Thulo Ekadashi month of November or December) overnight at tent.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs Tented Camp


Ganga Jamuna - Tripura Sundari 850 mtrs

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs


Tripura Sundari - Kathmandu 1350 mtrs

Last day walk in country and mountain trail, we lead to Khahare bazaar via Chisapani with Brahmin villages as well as field descent to Khahare to catch vehicle and we arrange a bus to Kathmandu around 5-6 hours drive.

Walking / Driving: 2 hrs hike & 5-6 hrs drive

what's included

  • International airport picks up and drops service.
  • 2 Nights standard hotel in Kathmandu (before trek).
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide and private car.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Bus ticket to Syabru Bensi local bus.
  • Local bus from Dhading to Kathmandu.
  • Drop to Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea or Coffee).
  • Accommodation on Tent along the way.
  • An Experience Guide, Sherpa’s, Cook and Helpers ( Their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging, and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat (after trek return).
  • All Legal documents as required.
  • Some fresh and dry fruits.
  • Farewell lunch and dinner.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
  • Some donation to the cultural group.
  • Tips for guide and all staff.

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