- duration 6 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 3850 meters
- 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 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.
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
- 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.
- 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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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.