Ruby Valley Trek - 10 Days

Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley trek is formerly known as Ganesh Himal region is one of the best less touristy hiking trails in central Nepal is a hidden valley between Langtang and Manaslu trail. This newly proposed trekking destination is close from capital city of Kathmandu valley. Ruby Trek is best for those who like to trek in very less touristic area to experience authentic local culture, staying in home and interact with locals residing in region. Main ethnic groups are Tamang, Gurung, Magar and Dalit. Tamang is the majority ethnic group in upper part of Ganesh Himal in villages like Sertung, Tipling and Jharlang whereas there are Brahman, Kshetris and Dalit (considered to be low caste) in the lower part of Ruby Valley. The scenery is splendid, from Pangsang pass and the Singla Pass.

The trek goes through foothills and lowland terraced farm lands to ethnic Tamang villages on higher altitude. Along the trail, the trek offers splendid close views of Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of central Himalayas. The highest altitude on this trek is the Pangsang pass at the altitude of 3850m from sea level. Pangsang Pass offers one of the finest views on this trek.

Getting There
There are multiple ways to get around it The trek can be started from started from Syabrubesi; some 150km drive from Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is also main gate to classic Langtang Valley trek. Alternatively this trek can start from Dundure Khola (135km) from Kathmandu via Dhading besi. Many people start the trek from Bhalche in Nuwakot and trek via Sing La Pass (4045m). Daily local buses are available to Bhalche, Syabrubesi and to Dundure Khola is connecting drive via Dhading besi.

Ruby Valley Trekking Permit
Yet, Ruby Valley is not a Conservation Area neither a National Park, so this trek doesn’t require a specific permit. As TIMS Card is compulsory for all the trek in Nepal, this is necessary for this trek to. If one is starting a trek or whether ending this trek in Syabrubesi, needs to buy Langtang National Park entrance permit that can be purchased at Dunche or in Kathmandu. Trekking agencies are happy to arrange the permit and guide.

Facilities in Ruby Valley
Ruby Valley Trek in Ganesh Himal is not facilitated like other major trekking trail such Everest Base and Annapurna trekking route, basic lodges and home stay facilities are available. Home stay trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you wilderness lovers in budget style. If you are looking for comfortable trekking with good accommodation and verities of food facilities, then this trek is not ideal for you. Wilderness Excursion can arrange a fully supported camping trek with best service on your request.

Like, mentioned above, there are several options to start and end this trek.

Itinerary 01
Day 01: Drive to Dundure Khola from Kathmandu
Day 02: Trek to Sertung Village (1940m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Lapdung Village (2000m), 4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Pangsang (3850) 6-7 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghatlang (Parbati Kunda at 2230m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Syabrubesi (1470m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Itinerary 02
Day 01: Drive to Dundure Khola
Day 02: Trek to Borang (1475m) 6 hrs.
Day 03: Short trek to Sertung Village (1940m), 3 hrs rest and relax
Day 04: Trek to Machet (3400m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Gonga Kharka (2600m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dangochet/Betrawati.
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu.

Itinerary 03 (This route refers to Ganesh Himal Panorama Trek alternatively)
Day 01: Drive to Dundure Khola
Day 02: Trek to Borang (1475m) 6 hrs.
Day 03: Short trek to Sertung Village (1940m), 3 hrs rest and relax, explore.
Day 04: Trek to Machet (3400m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Wading Kharka (3600m) via Sing La ( 4045m) 6 hrs. view point
Day 06: Trek to Somdang (3270m) via Pangsang (3850).
Day 07: Hike to Paldor Peak Base Camp (4280m)
Day 08: Trek to Ghatlang (2230m)
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi (1470m)
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.

Itinerary 04
Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 02: Trek to Gatlang (2230m)
Day 03: Trek to Somdang (3270m)
Day 04: Trek to Lapdung via Pangasng (3850m) view point.
Day 05: Trek to Sertung (1940m)
Day 06: Trek to Hundung
Day 07: Trek to Nochet Kharka
Day 08: Trek to Kalo Seto Kunda, Excursion around
Day 09: Trek to Hindung 
Day 10: Trek to Rechet 
Day 11: Trek to Khading
Day 12: Trek to Mangyi Bhanjyang
Day 13: Trek to Dunchet
Day 14: Trek to Budhi Gandaki
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu or contune trekking to Manaslu and Tsum Valley

Trip Note: Carrying tents and light meals is necessary is trekking though Singla Pass or Mangni Pass (2975m) though there are yak huts are available. Ruby Valley trek can be combined with Tamang Heriatge Trail Trek, Classic Langtang Trekking, Gosaikunda Trek and famous Manaslu trekking route.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Free airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking.
  • All ground transportations, camping gear and kitchen utensils during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • All camping gear, tents, kitchen utensils, cook, kitchen staffs and necessary porters. .
  • Group medical kit, water purifier and other necessities.
  • Langtang National Park Entrance permit and TIMS Card.
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel, sightseeing and food in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, international air ticket, Nepal visa and phone calls
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.


Packing List and Equipment for Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Trek


  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.


  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for Ganesh Himal Panorama Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries

Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.
  • Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
  • Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
  • Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at:


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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 4045m
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Best Time to Trek: Sept, Oct. Nov. Dec, Mar. Apr & May
  • Difficulty: Moderate

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