16 days
Trip Level
Min 2 person
Group Size
3850 m

The Ganesh Himal lies in the Langtang region of Nepal. The Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trek incorporates the great route into the Ganesh Himal Trek. It’s the geographical diversity of the area while offering glimpses of beautiful, pristine snow-capped peaks like the Langtang, Ganja–La, Langsisha, and Ganesh Himal. Moreover, Paldor Peak, Lapsang Karbu, Manaslu, Annapurna, and the Tibetan Peaks beyond. Diverse not only geographically, but the villages in the trail are also different in culture and tradition. The Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek offers homestay facilities since it gives a fantastic opportunity to observe the food, festivals, and way of living of the people of the Langtang region.

Ruby Valley Trekking route

The Ruby Valley Trekking can start from the beautiful Syabrubesi or Dhading Bensi. Then, the trail moves into Dharkha Bensi and to Disang Khola via a village of Tamang and Brahmin populations residing in perfect harmony. Then, the trail ascends to the Gurung village of Chalishe through Borang village and Gopre Gaun. The natural soothing hot springs саn visit to soothe the aching muscles and reduce the pain. An ascend further upwards through Aada Khola and Tippling village brings the Laptung village. Finally, reach the Pang sang Pass.

Similarly, if the Ruby Valley trek starts from Syabru Bensi, the trail goes anti-clockwise along the same path. Pang sang La, located at 3850 m, requires some acclimatization to reduce the risks of altitude sickness. However, the impressive views of the Ganesh Himal, Ganja–La, Langtang, Paldor, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges provide an everlasting impact. Then, it descends to the villages of Somdang and Ghatlang via the Khurpu Danda pass. From Ghatlang, a trek finally concludes at Syabru Bensi via Bahun Danda, accompanied by the views of Langtang Lirung, Gosainkunda ridge, and the pristine Tibetan Peaks beyond it. It brings an end to this incredible trekking.

Various species, such as the Himalayan Thar, red pandas, barking deer, bear, snow leopard, wolf, tiger, pheasants, monkeys, and musk deer, can be observed along the route. The Ganesh Himal Langtang trek is the destination for Ruby Mines; hence, the surrounding valley is known as the Ruby Valley.

Ruby Valley Trekking Itinerary & Highlights

Picturesque drive to the origin of the trek, whatever starts from Syabru Bensi or Dharkha
Spectacular views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Tibet border beyond

Spectacular scenery, really admirable, and a lifetime experience
Interact with local people and experience of homestay


1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2: Free day and trek preparation.
3: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1467m) by bus 7h00 drive.
4: Shyabru Bensi – Parbati Kunda (2650 m) 7h00 walk
5: Parvati Kunda – Somdang ( 3271 m) 7h00 walk.
6: Excursion in Somdang, hike to Paldor Peak viewpoint.
7: Somdang – Marmelung Kharka (3,010 m) 6h00 walk.
8: Marmlung Kharka – Tatopani Hot Springs (1506 m) 6h00 walk.
9: Tatopani – Lapchet (1796 m) 6h15 walk.
10: Lapchet – Kachet (2140 m) 5h40 walk.
11: Kachet – Rigaon (1600 m) 6h20 walk.
12: Raigaon – Pokhara Danda (1720 m) 5h30 walk,
13: Pokhara Danda – Montari Sky Camp (1190 m) 6h00 walk
14: Drive back to Kathmandu
15: Rest Day in Kathmandu
16: Final departure


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1467m) by bus 7h00 drive.

In the early morning, the team will head to Shyabru Bensi (1467 m.) by bus. 7-8 hours picturesque scenic bus journey to Shyabru Bensi, passing by the lowland villages and rivers along the route can reach the start point of the trek. Night at a lodge.

Day 4: Shyabru Bensi – Parbati Kunda (2650 m) 7h00 walk

The trails lead us uphill through the zigzag trail out of the deep shadow of Langtang valley to a sunny pass at Bahun Danda with magnificent views of Langtang Himal and ridges of Gosainkunda. Then, following the dirt roads gently forming around the ridges to the Tamang village of Ghatlang. We retreat to beautiful rice fields, stone-made stupas, mani walls, and hemlock-roofed houses neatly aligned side by side. Hike up to the scenic grassy camp just above the beautiful Parbati Kunda, where thousands of pilgrimages are attracted each year in the full moon of August.

Day 5: Parbati Kunda – Somdang ( 3271 m) 7h00 walk.

Start the trek with a continued climb through the hemlock and rhododendron forest up to the Khubru Danda Pass, with an elevation of 3,730 meters. After inspiring high mountain views from the pass, we equally descend to the Somdang River.

Day 6: Excursion in Somdang, hike to Paldor Peak viewpoint.

Today is excursion day to explore the Zinc mine and continue to hike up to Paldor Peak Base Camp at 4980 meters; the destination would take 4 hours more walk for strong trekkers. Returning to Somdang, we enjoy the fine view of several high mountain waterfalls and scenic mountain vistas.

Day 7: Somdang – Marmelung Kharka (3,010 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail steadily climbs up to Pang Sang Pass, with an elevation of 3,842 meters and sweeping views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and the distant Annapurna Himal. It is one of the most scenic vista points on the trek. Then, we descend to Marmelung Kharka.

Day 8: Marmlung Kharka – Tatopani Hot Springs (1506 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail leads us gradually descending through the Tamang village of Tipling, home to two Buddhist monasteries, a Protestant church, a Catholic church, and a cremation ground for Buddhists and Christians creased with colorful flags representing Nepal’s religious diversity. As we arrive, Tatopani passes through the villages, which combine multi-religious and friendly villagers.

Day 9: Tatopani – Lapchet (1796 m) 6h00 walk.

We retrace to Ankhu Khola River before passing up and around the rugged ridges of Tir Gaon. The trail from here to Lapchet is narrow but good and has a remote feeling. Its characteristics have several ups and downs that lead us to Lapchet, traversing through the beautiful millet fields and offering spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal range. We cross the Gandak Khane Khola River before finally climbing to Lapchet.

Day 10: Lapchet – Kachet (2140 m) 6h00 walk.

Start the trek by climbing to Barmachet Danda Pass, which has an elevation of 2680 meters, offers impressive views of the Ganesh Himal range and Paldor Peak, and offers an equal descent to the remote and friendly village of Kachet.

Day 11: Kachet – Rigaon (1600 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes down this morning to cross the Hohang Khola River, where a suspension bridge and a beautiful waterfall are found. We then climb and contour around the ridges and hills with millet terrace fields. As we continue, the trail offers sweeping views of Ankhu Khola Valley far down and camp at the ridge of Raigaon village.

Day 12: Raigaon – Pokhara Danda (1720 m) 6h00 walk,

Enjoy trekking through the more remote and hilly area where the trails sometimes become less defined and difficult to follow. Since there is no trail signage, this reinforces the importance of staying in your groups with a guide who knows the way. A recent large landslide just before the village of Chimchok marks the beginning of an unimproved dirt road that we follow to Pokhara Danda.

Day 13: Pokhara Danda – Montari Sky Camp (1190 m) 6h00 walk

Easy downhill walk to Monari Sky Camp or big ridge climbs for unforgettable views, beautiful grassy and wooded camp with scenic views.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today, we drive 7-8 hours back to Kathmandu to the hotel to rest, clean up or treat ourselves to a spa a wonderful way to unwind.

Day 15: Rest Day in Kathmandu

Today is free; you may do it at your own pace. Shopping, sights, see whatever.

Day 16: Final departure

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek
Rice Terrence in Ruby Valley
Ruby Valley Trekking
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Paldor Peak Ganesh Himal
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