Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Trek
Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal Trek : Dhading districts is at the geographical center of Nepal and lie at the heart of the nation’s history. It is from these hills that Gorkha hillsmen, led by Prithvi Narayan Shah, set out to unite Nepal in the late 1700s. Since then, Gorkha soldiers have received international fame for their bravery and skill as warriors. Although near to both Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Ganesh Himal Region has remained a well-kept secret to all but Nepal’s most avid trekkers. The unexplored area is concealed between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Mansaslu Conservation Area Project.Wildflowers flourish, and waterfalls embellish the lush hill scenery in a land blessed with wide-ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity. Sensational viewpoints feature the sublime Himalaya to the north. Most prominent is the Ganesh Himal Range, a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya.
The Ganesh is massif named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. Selected viewpoints in the area offer immense panoramas! Most rewarding are the cultural attractions including magnificent Ganga Jamana a twin waterfall, Kalo, Seto lakes and Ganesh kunda/lake, and Tripurasundari temples and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung, Ghale, and to the north, and Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang at the lower elevations in the south. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all with a friendliness that makes Nepal legendary.At least six separate trekking itineraries are recommended and await travelers promising unforgettable adventures. Government registered trekking agencies will be happy to set up visitors with a guide and all necessities for exploring this captivating, undiscovered region.
Ruby Valley area is easily accessed by the Prithivi Highway as well as Pasang Lhamu highway along the southern fringes, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. Another adventurous option is to hike in from the Tamang Heritage Trail of Rasuwa and follow the Ruby Trek, so named for the precious stones harvested in the area. We will take you along this route with dramatic scenes of natural beauty, village scenery and cultural charm.
Phulkharka-Ganesh Himal & Ruby Valley Trekking
Besttime to visit: All season (views are clearest from fall to spring)
Environment: Mid to high-hills
Maximum elevation: Dobra Danda (Ganesh Himal Viewpoint), 4341 m (14280 ft)
Accessibility: road connection including two major highways (Prithvi and Tribhuwan)
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate with advanced options, too; best explored with guide
Formalities: Nepal Visa on arrival ($25 USD for 15 days, $40 USD for 30 days, or $100 USD for 3 months); Langtang National Park Entry Fee, 3000 NRS ; Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card, $20 USD, will be checked if passing through Dhunche (rather than walking in from Betrawati or from Dhading Besi as well as from Trisuli Deurali)
Food and lodging : Camp side/Home stay
Typical Nepali dish: daal-bhat tarakaari (rice, lentil soup and vegetables)
Typical drink: Chiya (sweet milk tea)
Highlights: Gurung, Ghale, Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar, Chepang ethnic groups, cultural interaction, village scenery and lifestyle, Nepali hospitality, Himalayan panoramas, sacred lakes including, Ganesh Kunda/lake, Parvati Kunda, Seto and Kalo lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, Hindu Temples Tripursundari Temples, Buddhist monasteries, cheese factory, Ganesh Himal viewpoints, herbal plants, crystal and ruby and zinc mining, dances and festivals, historical sites, unexplored territory, rare and exotic wildlife.
# Welcome by Garland
# Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
# 4 night Hotel in Kathmandu & 1 night in Nagarkot with breakfast
# Kathmandu –Phulkharka/Kintang Phedi – Kathmandu Flight Transportation
# Twin sharing Accommodation in Tent while on trek
# Ganesh Himal trekking Map for a group
# 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on Camping trek
# one guide (An eco trained Government license holder an English speaking)
# All porters for members while on trek
# Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
# TIMS Permit
#2 days Kathmandu Sightseeing with Guide, Entrance fee & Transportation
# International Tickets reconfirmation
# Travel rescue arrangement
# All government taxes & Service Charge
# Fare well Dinner
# Fiirst aid Kit
COST Not Included
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes
# Accomodation & Meals in Kathmandu
# Sightseeing in Kathmandu
# Travel Insurance
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.
Mode of Payment- We accept Cash, Credit card and payment through bank
- A non - refundable deposit of 30 percent must be paid at time of booking and booking form must be completed.
- Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure.
- Travel insurance with unlimited medical cover is compulsory for all trips to Nepal.
- A visa for Nepal is to be obtained prior to departure from your home country or can obtain in Kathamndu airport, please note your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return and 2 passport size picture needed.
If cancellation in writing is received by Clear Sky Treks more than 45 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will be retained (maximum 10% of total land price) plus any air cancellation fees that may apply
If cancellation is received within 45 days of departure, the following per person cancellation fees will apply:
15 - 45 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
7 - 14 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
Less than 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total price (except for the total cost of government fees)
On departure day or later: 100% of total price.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek
You are accommodating in tea houses whilst on trek. A tea house is a local run guesthouse will be simple twin or triple share rooms in lodges, and toilets and showers will be of varying standards. In popular areas such as Everest, tea houses are more like hotels, with hot water, Western food and private rooms are also available
Mostly Nepali rice & lentile, pasta, potato dishes, soups and pizzas for lunch or dinner. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required, as some days you may be required to walk up to 6 hours, please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the fitness of the group and the weather conditions.
Footwear: Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Sleeping bag,Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Shopping: For our valued clients, we can give guidelines as well as provide trekking equipment's at very cheap price if they need during trekking. Comparatively, those equipment's are cheaper in Nepal than in foreign lands. Also, after trekking if you are planning to buy some gifts for your family & friends who are in their home country (we hope they will be happy to see native Nepalese gifts) and if you are confused, again there we are to help you and recommend you.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD $35||USD $45||USD $65||USD $15|
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Clear Sky Treks Representatives will welcome groups at the Kathmandu Airport with a banner and drop them at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, CST office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing. Group members should submit 2 passport size photos plus a copy of their passport and a copy of Travel insurance to the office personnel.
Katmandu to Phulkharka 1210m/7hrs
After breakfast drive to Dhading Besi and continue drive back to Phulkarka in total taking 7 hrs scenic and bit adventure driving & stay night in Phulkharka. In this place you can experience the local peoples life style & as well as their social involvement.
Phulkharka to Tinsure Danda 1850m/ 6-7 hrs
Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Tinsure is another amazing landscape walk. Passing through little bit of dense jungle, local villages of mix culture people and hilly paddy terraces make you amazing walking. It has beautiful open views of the areas and nice and easy walking a day. Ganga Jamuna is well wishes god where thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages visit in special occasion however Janai purnama and Makar sankranti festival will have innumerable devotees. People have strong believe that Ganga Jamuna name from the twin sister full fill your desire if you go and ask in the temple. After visiting Ganga Jamuna trek to Deurali and over night at Tent . Tinsure Danda which is known as a queen of hill for the tremendous mountain views. Camp at the view point.
Tinsure to Magne Goth – 2950m/5-6hrs
After breakfast trek to Tinsure danda passing through beautiful alpine jungle, rhododendron forest and dense mix jungle. Its beautiful scenic walking but no human habitat. After walking 5-6 hours walking finally you arrive in Magne Goth & Overnight in Tent.
Magne Goth to Tatopani (Hot Spring) 2020m/6hrs
The trail onward follows stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Both organizations are active in this area and responsible for building many water taps, bridges and improved trails. Pass through Tir on the way to welcoming Racyat and Kapur villages. Have lunch in Kapur gaon and then trek down to Ankhu Khola cross box suspension bridge and finally you arrive in Lapa gaon. It is one of the biggest village in this region and has big community of Tamang people live. Lapa gaon also have beautiful Tamang culture and occasionally you will be shown their culture show performance. Lapa has two basic lodges but other lodges are processing to build for comfort of coming tourist. Finally we arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) and enjoy taking fantastic hot bath. It has a bathing pool and 3 taps. Relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Rest of the day enjoy river bank camp in cool air. Over night in tent.
Tatopani to Nojet Kharka 3691m/6hrs
Have a look the best early morning views, take breakfast and then trek all the uphill . After walk taking about 3 ½ hours uphill and finally get on the top of Gomba danda where only the camping possible no village and no tea house at all. It is an isolated camp site from where you will see Ganesh Himal (Yangri – 7245m) almost in 3 Km distance. Nice, cool/cold, quiet and amazing jungle camp right on the hill top but you may encounter with wild life so group trek or experienced trek guide and crew members are recommended. Finally rich in Nojet Kharka where we will stay for night in tent.
Nojet KHarka to Dobra Danda & Thula Dhunga 3337m/7hrs
The trail continues steeply with occasional jaw-dropping views of the snowy peaks. Continue through seasonal grazing areas to eventually drop into an immense green meadow and splendid camp site known as Nojet Kharka. A climb to the ridge to the northeast, Dobra Danda, is rewarded with a supreme viewpoint of towering Ganesh Himal. The mesmerizing sight is unforgettable. Two small lakes shimmer below at the foot of the Himalaya. Kalo Kunda (black lake) has waters that mirror the awe-inspiring surroundings and the smaller Seto Kunda (white lake) has a seasonal pasture nearby. These lakes are said to have mystical powers that will bless visitors but anybody who misbehaves will be punished with poor weather and difficult travels.
Thulo Dhunga to Borang 1700m/5.30hrs
After breakfast trek to Mani Danda – 30 minutes walk from where you will see the breath taking Ganesh Himal ranges mountain views and a stone through entire Chalish village views on the back. Trek continued passing Deul danda, Gobre village (hilly walking slow walking is recommended with your guide and porter), Chhap danda and Bandari Bhir where rock climbing possibility has been seen. So any rock climber who is willing to climb highly recommended but basic infrastructure has not developed yet. Arrive Borang village which is also majority of Tamang peoples.staovernight in tent.
Borang to Darkha Gaun 850m/hrs
After breakfast trek continue to Ukhum , Lishne jungle, cross suspension bridge, passing through Chhapchyat village you finally get to Jharlang village (Ungul). One of the best and panoramic mountain view point of the area. This is Tamang village and belongs nearly 200 houses.Ttrek most of the way down to Jharlang Phedi walking 2 ½ hours passing paddy terraces and surrounding landscapes. Passing through suspension bridges, breath taking views of Ankhu khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village other side of the river finally reach at Darkha gaon. This village is mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well ad Dalit. Today is the last day of the trek so we will celebrate this evening with singing, dancing & have a dinner together. Overnight in tent.
Darkha Gaun – Darkha Phedi to Dhading Besi – Kathmandu 1310m/4323ft. 6 -7 hrs drive
After breakfast trek all the way down to Darkha Phedi taking 45 minutes down hill walk and then take sharing local Jeep with other people and the arrive in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours rough and tough zig –zags road drive. Crossing through Ankhu Khola as well as Kimdang phedi villages, Katunje village and Jyamrung village will make you breath taking scenic driving having fabulous landscape surroundings. From Dhading change another bus and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3 hours driving.
Kathmandu – Nagarkot via Bhaktapur Sightseeing over night in Nagarkot
Today we will take pack breakfast cause we need to start early in the morning for sunrise view from Nagarkot. Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. Many visitors prefer to visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope of different coloured flowers. The flowers are beautiful against the serene backdrop of the snow-covered mountains. Ever popular among the tourists are the short treks and picnics which Nagarkot offers. Treks from Nagarkot are unique and delightful. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much efforts, a hike to Nagarkot's surrounding areas would be a good option. One can traverse short distances on trekking trails and come close to nature's wonders such as the outer of verdant forests, flower-covered meadows and unusual rock formations. "Bhaktapur Durbar Square" the city is also known, is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses which is 15 km far from Kathmandu. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. The Major attraction of Bhaktapur Darbar Square 55 Window Palace This is the main architectural structure dominating the entire Durbar Square. This magnificent monument was built in 15th century AD. Seated on a huge column top in a position of prayer to God is King Bhupatindra Malla. Golden Gate This is the main entrance to the palace. The craftsman who worked on this wonderful gate must be from Heaven. It is an eternal beauty in itself. Lion's Gate This gate has two beautiful stone statues of Hindu deities installed on its either side. It is said that the hands of the artisans who produced this were cut off immediately after he gave a finishing touch to them. A jealous Bhadgaon King did this so that the artisan could not produce any more of such arts. Mini Pashupati Temple Some people call it a royal dream temple. Folklore says - once a Bhadgaon King who was a great devotee to Lord Pashupati had a dream in which Lord told the king to build a temple for Pashupati right in front of this palace. Vatsala Temple This temple dedicated to a mother goddess is full of intricate works on stone. This temple is known for its dog-barking bell. This bell is believed to produce a death knell when it is rung up. Nyatapola Temple This is the most famous pagoda of Nepal. Nyatapola in Newari language means fie tires - the symbolic of five basic elements. This is the highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural perfection and artistic beauty. This temple is dedicated to Sidhilaxmi, the tantric goddess of supreme power and success. Bhairava Nath Temple This temple is dedicated to Bhairava the God of terror and death,
Morning Mt. Everest flight & Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and Overnight in Hotel
Mountain flight is an hour flight takes you the Eastern Himalayan Ranges of Nepal; It offers a panoramic view of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest. This flight operates only in morning time.After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Pashupatinath (most popular Hindu Pilgrimage Temple) , Baudhanath(biggest stupa in south Asia) ,Kathmandu Durbar square(home of living goddess) & Swayambhunath( Monkey temple). Kathmandu Durbar Square: This is one of the most popular tourist destination enlisted in the World Heritage Sites. Clustered around the central Durbar Square is the old Royal Palace (Hunman Dhoka), numerous interesting temples, the Kumari Chowk or Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddessa)and the Kasthamandap (House of wood) from which Kathmandu derived its present name. An inquisitive exploration in the Durbar Square reveals the ancient art and Architecture of Nepal which has proved to be a masterpiece to everyone accepting its genuineness. Kathmandu Valley has much to offer as . Swayambhu Nath Stupa: situated on a hillock about 77m above the sea level of the Kathmandu valley and said to be 2,000 yrs old .A large image of Buddha is in a monastery next to the stupa. It is also known as the Monkey temple, and the major landmark in the valley. From the top of a hillock on its eastern side it provides an excellent viewpoint over Kathmandu. Pashupati Nath Temple: Holiest Hindu pilgrimage spot & the temple of Lord Shiva. The richly ornamented pagoda houses, the scared linga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva fascinates everyone. Near the temple at the edge of Bagmati River lies "Arya Ghat" where cremation is performed. Boudha Nath Stupa: It is the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and is the largest stupa in the South Asia, looming 36m overhead , This Monument List is also known as Khasti. The name ‘Boudhanath’ is composed of two different words Boudha and Nath. Boudha means wisdom and the suffix Nath stands for Lord. Thus Boudhanath means the Lord of wisdom. In this area there are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries located at the base.
Free day in Kathmandu & Over night in Hotel
Today you can walk around the Thamel & do some shooing things for your friends & family members.
Free day Over night in Hotel
Today you can do for shopping in Kathmandu & In the evening you will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
Walk around Thamel & International Departure B
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.