Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking-14 Days

"Adventure into Hidden Pockets of Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4050m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November


  •   Adventure into remote hidden corners of Nepal's Far North Mid-West Himalaya.
  •   On least ventured region of Central Himalaya away from main trails and villages.
  •   Glorious panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal range.
  •   Crossing scenic high passes to reach Gorkha, Dhading to Nuwakott district.
  •   Enjoy complete mountain wilderness within a green and pristine surroundings.

An Advantage of Booking a trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap—if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 14 Days Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking is located in Nepal's Far North Mid-West Himalaya, in between the Langtang Himal range in the east with Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya towards the west direction.

The higher region of Ganesh Himal is less visited and explored by the main flow of trekkers and adventurers, some areas of massive Ganesh Himal are famous for crude and raw semi and precious stones like the Ruby found near Ganesh Himal.

Hence the name is also tagged and known as Ruby Valley, certainly, a scenic country and the charm and beauty of Ganesh Himal is that only very few groups of trekkers seldom visit, which makes this adventure special.

Like other main popular trek Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest, Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek is almost unknown to most trekkers, due to its remote location and much isolation from main villages and human habitation.

Due to the complete isolation and Mountain wilderness where trekkers need to carry camping equipment and other provisions like food, different units of the kitchen with cooks and helpers, along with guides and porters to ferry camping gear and baggage.

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking begins with an exciting overland journey to reach the Central part of the country at Gorkha district, around the low sub-tropical River valley within farm villages at Arughat.

Adventure heads east on crossing over the Buri-Gandaki River and further, the walk is more of an exploration rather than normal trekking, as route leads to unknown countries where few visitors seldom venture.

The walk leads through many scattered farm villages where one can witness the local culture of hill tribes, mainly populated by Tamang and some Gurung and Magar people of both Buddhism and Hindu religions.

Enjoying time around rural villages and then slowly walk enters into the lovely scenic Ruby Valley with magnificent views of the towering Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range with Annapurna and Langtang Himal towards the far west and east horizon.

Trek heads into a beautiful dense forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, and fir trees with some bamboo thickets, which makes excellent habitation for wild animals such as elusive and endangered Red Panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and mountain antelopes.

As the adventure progress with a steep climb top, the highest point of the trek reaching Sing-La Pass rises above 4, 050 m, and is 13,288 feet high, offering a glorious panorama of Central and Western Himalayan peaks with close views of Ganesh Himal.

On completing our major highlights in perfect wilderness and solitude, and relive the days with overnights in nice camping sites facing views of wonderful scenery in the harmony of lovely forest surroundings.

Adventure gradually comes to an end on reaching back into farmland and hill villages with a final halt at Trisuli Bazaar, a headquarters town of Nuwakott, located North West of Kathmandu valley and the nearest district from the capital.

At Trisuli Bazaar take a short drive of a few hours to reach into hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu, and then conclude our marvelous adventure of memorable experience on Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking.

Important Note.

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant bookings and online payments.

Best Season for Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley Trekking.

Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet and rainy times from mid-June to early September, including middle December to February months of the winter season.

The very best time for this marvelous adventure is the spring season from March to May when days are clear most of the month’s chances of light rain and snow sometimes in the late afternoon. Cold in the morning and night time, but very scenic with wildflowers in seasonal bloom especially tall trees to bush rhododendron, magnolia, and other bright flowers.

The day is clear for grand views of snow peaks and with much longer sunlight hours during the spring season, the next best season is autumn/fall to pre-winter from the middle month of September to early December.

Although much colder mornings and evening time, with short sunlight hours due to autumn and near winter, most days are bright and clear for mountain views and walks with the bright starry night sky. Chances of snow in higher areas sometimes. 

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Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities, etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    On reaching Kathmandu, Nepal international airport received by our staff and guides for short transfer to your hotel around the main hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, most interesting and exciting place for all your needs and requirement.

    Checking into your rooms with time to get refreshed, and then join with other members of Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trekking for briefing provided by our guide or leader.

    Evening enjoy group dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurants with live cultural program with your delicious meals.

      At Kathmandu, morning enjoy a tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest on a guided sightseeing tour led by an expert guide.

      Kathmandu city steeped with world heritage sites that make the whole valley an interesting place to explore, afternoon preparation for Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trek.

        Morning depart from Kathmandu on an overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West around Gorkha district, drive beyond Kathmandu valley heading towards low warm areas where our adventure begins from Arughat a large farm town, within Gorkha district located on the bank of Buri-Gandaki River that flows from the glaciers of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

          The first day walks starts on an easy gradual path towards Arkhet village at the height of 1,200 m, a lovely looking farm village with neat paddy fields and terraces, and then cross over Buri Gandaki River as the route takes to Dhading district at Manabu village for the overnight stop, as walk climb on winding trail for few hours to reach a small village of Bahun-Gaon, from here short climb to Manabu village for the overnight stop, facing views of Himal Chuli and Bauddha Himal.

          • AccommodationLodge/guest house
          • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
          • Max. Altitude/Time2, 2 00 m / 7, 260 ft

          After a pleasant overnight camping at Manabu village farm field as morning walk to Dhunchet of few hours as route climb past spread-out smaller villages and within the forest to reach at Dhunchet for the lunch stop, after a refreshing rest climb for an hour on winding trail with few gradual portion to reach at Lama Dhunga for overnight camping offers grand views of Ganesh and Manaslu mountain range.

            From Lama Dhunga, morning leads into forest and streams and then our adventure continues leaving farm village to cross small streams then gentle climb for few hours to reach at Nuaban Kharka for overnight stop a place with superb views of Himal Chuli and Bauddha Himal within Manaslu range of mountains.

              Morning walks across Nauban Bhanjyang for an hour facing grand views of peaks in the far distance and then descend to Khading for almost three hours facing excellent views of massive Ganesh Himal with peaks III-IV, after Khading walk continues for an hour then down-hill to Magne Goth or Yarsa for overnight camp.

                Enjoying fantastic panorama of a mountain range, walk heads to steep uphill reaching at Rachet and then descend to Lapchet to cross a small stream on reaching Kapor Gaon, after a brief stop walk to Timila school area which is close to Tiri-Goan village for overnight camp.

                  From Timila school premises, morning walk follows towards right into Tiri-Gaon on gentle, moderate winding path to a nice spot at Tatopani a place with refreshing hot spring, a break here for a refreshing bath in the hot spring after a wonderful moment walk for an hour to Dudari Khola and then climb high up to Singla Phedi / base also called Chalisa for overnight camp, which is above the village with nice camping area offering superb views of surrounding hills and landscapes with snow-capped mountains.

                    Morning visit village old monastery and then downhill to Tipling River valley gorge, cross a bridge then on a steep uphill to Tipling for another few hours till Jungle Camp or Marmelung Kharka is reached for overnight stop and camping around this isolated spot within forested areas of tall rhododendron and pine tree lines.

                      After a nice and wonderful stop at Jungle Camp or Marmelung Kharka around cattle herders and summer pasture areas, morning walk climbs towards a ridge covered within the dense forest to reach our highest point of the adventure at Sing-La pass at above 4,050 meters high, offers a spectacular panorama of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu range of peas and as far to Annapurna in the western horizon, enjoy a lunch break at the base of the pass as well for an overnight stop on this beautiful scenic spot.

                        Leaving the scenic high top of Pansang-la Bhanjyang then on a long downhill with a couple of switchbacks from one side of the ridge to another overlooking superb views of massive Ganesh Himal at close distance with dramatic descent off the end and then up towards high Tiru Danda, and down again around rocky gullies to reach Rupchet just above the tree-line for overnight camp at Rupchet amid woodland.

                        Morning walk leads into lush vegetation and dense forest as the route makes a long descent towards Salankhu Khola / stream. Once again back into villages within agricultural fields and terraces, as walk heads through farmlands and small villages, and then cross over a steep little pass then into lovely forests to reach at Boldu-Gaon village, from here continue to walk on zigzagging trails down towards lovely agricultural fields of Deurali and at Kaule village for last overnight camp of the adventure.

                          Last day of our trek where morning takes to low warm areas to Trisuli bazaar, descend through fields and terraces, notice the change in vegetation along with warmer climate as walk heads into semi-tropical areas of bananas, citric fruits with Pipal and Banyan trees. Then reach thriving and busy bazaar at Trisuli town.

                          Here enjoy lunch then drive back to Kathmandu as road twists and turns through ridges and bends to reach Luchhe Danda, then descends towards Kathmandu by late afternoon, on reaching at Kathmandu check in to your hotel with last night group dinner.

                            Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                            Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerising memory and adventure on Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trekking.

                            Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                            What's Included
                            •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle.
                            •  Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                            •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra).
                            •  Kathmandu to Arughat / Thulogaon and Trisuli Bazaar to Kathmandu by public bus.
                            •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                            •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                            •  02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
                            •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                            •  Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
                            •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                            •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.      
                            •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                            •  First aid kit.
                            •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                            •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                            •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                            •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                            What's Excluded
                            • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
                            • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights).
                            • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                            • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash).
                            • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                            • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc).
                            • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu.
                            • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                            • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
                            Departure Dates

                            If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

                            Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

                            Essential Info

                            Equipment and Gear List

                            trekking iconGeneral

                            • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                            • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                            • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                            HeadUpper Body

                            • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                            • warm woolen hat
                            • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                            • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                            • Polarized sunglasses


                            • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                            • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                            • Waterproof rain jacket
                            • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                            • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                            PantLower Body

                            • thermals inner
                            • Hiking pants at least 3
                            • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                            • Waterproof, windproof shell
                            • Hiking shorts


                            • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                            • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                            • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                            • Hiking socks
                            • Liner socks
                            • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                            • Crampons (For passes)
                            • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                            • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                            UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                            • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                            • Sports bras (women)
                            • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                            MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                            • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                            • Lip balm or Vaseline
                            • ointment cream
                            • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                            • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                            (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                            Other essentialsOther Essentials

                            • Passport
                            • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                            • Reusable water bottle
                            • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                            • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                            • water bladder for the day bag
                            • small towel for personal use
                            • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                            • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                            • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                            • Power bank or extra batteries
                            • Cameras and mobile phone
                            • Cards/book
                            • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                            • Trekking poles
                            • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                            • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                            • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                            • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                            • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                            • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                            • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                            • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                            • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                            • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                            Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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