Ruby Valley Kalo Seto Kunda Trekking in Nepal

Ruby Valley Trekking in Nepal

The Ganesh Himal area is easily accessed by the Prithvi Highway along the southern fringes, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara or Pasang Lhamu Highway north from Kathmandu. Ruby valley is the bank of Ganesh Himal and is between Langtang National park and Manaslu conservation area.


The Ganesh Himal Region lies in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung and Ghale to the north, and Bramhin, 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.


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 Ranges, a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati. The Ganesh Himal area has some excellent viewpoints that offer magnificent views of peaks and valleys. Most rewarding are the magnificent Ganga Jamuna - twin waterfalls - Kalo, Seto and Ganesh kunda, hot spring and Tripurasundari temple and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region.


There are many routes to visit Ruby valley. Asian Hiking Team recommends starting from Syabrubesi to cross Pangsang Pass to reach Tipling and continue the trek in Dhading Besi or Arughat. 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 found in the Area, as well as start from Bhalche in Nuwakot, Gorkha and Dhading Besi.

Day by day itinerary

Option 1 - 7 days Shyabru Besi to Dhading Besi

Day 01: Kathmandu drive Shyabru Besi (8-9 hours drive), overnight at hotel.

Day 02: SyabruBesi- Chawatar - Gatlang (1 hr drive, 5- 6 hrs hike), overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Gatlang - Parvati Kunda - Yuri Kharka - Somdang 3271m (6-7 hours treks), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 04: Somdang - Pangsang Pass 3842m (3.30 hrs), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 05: Pangsang Pass - Tipling – Shertung - Chalish 1875m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 06: Trek From Chalish to Percho to Dundure Khola (850m)6-7 hours, overnight tea house: Home stay.

Day 07: Dundre Khola - Dhading Besi – Kathmandu (1310m /4323ft) 6 -7 hours drive


Option 2 Shyabru Besi to Aarughat 17 days

Day 01: Kathmandu drive Shyabru Besi (8-9 hours drive), overnight at hotel.

Day 02: SyabruBesi- Chawatar - Gatlang (1 hr drive, 5- 6 hrs hike), overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Gatlang - Parvati Kunda - Yuri Kharka - Somdang 3271m (6-7 hours treks), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 04: Somdang - Pangsang Pass 3842m (3.30 hrs), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 05: Pangsang Pass - Tipling – Shertung - Chalish 1875m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 06: Chalish - Hindung (Gomba Danda) 2402m (4 -5 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 07: Hindung - Thulo Dhunga 3337m (4-5 hrs), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 08: Thulo Dhunga-Base Camp (Nojet Kharka) 3691m (6 hrs), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 09: Exploration Day/viewpoint, overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 10: Return from Base Camp to Hindung (7-8 hours),overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 11: Hindung - hot springs- Racyat Gaon/Kapur Gaon 1500m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 12: Rachyat/Kapur Gaon - Lapa-Khading Gaon 2025m (4-5 hrs), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 13: Khading Gaon to Magne Goth 2950m (4 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 14: Magne Goth – Lapu Danda 1250m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 15: Lapu Danda – Ganga Jamuna 950m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 16: Ganga Jamuna - Aarughat 650m (5-6 hours), overnight at Tea house/ Home stay.

Day 17 Aarughat - Kathmandu (6-7 hours drive), transfer to hotel at Kathmandu.

Customizes your Trip:

If you only have a few days or perhaps a few weeks then will do our utmost to make your Nepal trip as readable as possible. Together we can create a unique experience that is tailored to you available time, interests, ability. The best season for this trek is March to December. The trek can be operated in both Home stay and under the canvas on request. All the itineraries are subject to change to suit your holiday.