Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Trek / Pangsang Pass

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
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  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3850 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Walk through alpine trees and thick forests
  • Panoramic views of snowcapped mountains including Langtang and Ganesh Himalaya Range
  • Experience beautiful Tamang villages including Gatlang, Somdang, Tipling
  • Enjoy typically local organic Tamang food and culture
The Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal trek is one of the best kept trekking secrets in central Nepal! On this hidden valley trail, splendid views can be seen from 3,850 meters from Pangsang pass. This trek also offers an authentic experience of several ethnicities of the region including Tamang, Ghale, Gurung and Kami. Experience the villages, the beautiful farm terraces and the everyday lives of the Nepali people in the hills of the Himalayas.

The trek starts after driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. It passes through foothills and lowland farm terraces to ethnic Tamang villages at higher altitudes like Gatlang, which used to be on the ancient salt trade route between China and Nepal. Along the trail, the trek offers splendid close-up views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, BouddhaHimal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of the central Himalayas. The highest altitude on this trek is the Pangsang pass at 3850m and it is one of the finest viewpoints on the trek.

The Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal trek is a homestay trek, meaning you will get an opportunity to interact with and support the local people. Homestays also allow guests to discover villages, ethnic groups, distinct cultures, languages, and lifestyles. Your homestay and trek will also help with the economic growth of the area. Homestay treks are also comparatively less expensive, making it a more affordable option for many people.

Trekking always demands a spirit of adventure, following narrow winding paths to summit passes and mountains. For the extra adventurous there are also passes, lakes, mountains and peak climbing.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
  • Gabi
  • On Dec 28 2017
4 - Very Good
Nepali village life and culture
“if you look for a trip in Nepal away from the main Trails and where you experence local life as it is than you should go to the Ruby valley. The home stays and lodges are simple but clean. Food is excellent organic and fresh, prepared with care and love. People in the village are curious to get you known and to talk to you. You will pass through fields, villages and forests. The Trail does you not lead very close to the snow mountains of the Himalaya range but close to the life in the village. And if you lucky you are able to find some ruby or gold in the river.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 03 2017
5 - Excellent
Amazing cultural experience trekking
“The Ruby Valley is one of the least visited trekkings I have done so far. No surprise that we were very warm welcomed in every village and took part of the local life including simple but clean homestays and delicious, freshly cooked nepaly meals. Thanks to our 2 guides Pemba Sherpa and Saujan Tamang (from the Ruby Valley) who did a great job and we had a great time. A big thanks two our Nepali friends. We can only recomend both of them to anyone wishing to book a trekking in Nepal. Sandra”
  • Kramash
  • On Oct 31 2017
4 - Very Good
One of my dreams come true:-)))
“wow!!!! The best experience while I trek in Ruby valley it was really quite ,with amazing views of GaneshHimal,Lang tang rolling ranges,passing through thick green forest and seeing amazing Tamang cultures.My guide SaujanTamang was really great from the same region with good knoledge ,he is not only guide he is one of the best friend.It 's very good to trek in this region for adventure,Tamang culture and as well as for natural lover .”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Gatlang (3800m)
  • Day 2: Gatlang To Somdang (3270m)
  • Day 3: Somdang to Pangsang (3850m)/Tipling (2078m)
  • Day 4: Pangsang to Tipling/Sertung/Borang
  • Day 5: Tipling /Sertung To Dundure (900m)/Jharlang
  • Day 6: Dundure /Jharlang to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car / van.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Homestays during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • First aid
  • All government taxes.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

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