Ruby valley three pass Trekking

Ruby valley three pass trekking is well combined  of Singla pass, Pangsang Pass and Magne goth pass including Black ( Kalo) lake, Seto ( White ) lake and Ganesh Lake for adventure and nature lover.

Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwaa and Nuwakot districts are 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 massif is 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.

The 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.

Trip Duration      9 days trekking
Max. Altitude: 4220m./13926ft.
Minimum Altitude: 655m./2161 ft.
Grade: Modorate
Activities: Trekking 
Accommodation: Tented
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee 
Transportation: Land transport ( Public/Private)
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 15 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours

Suggested itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu-Bhalche (1850m./6105Ft.) 6 hours drive 
After breakfast, drive to Bhalche Gaon. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati makes you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek. You will even able to start your trek on the same day but due to bit rough and tough driving spending a night in Bhalche will give you excellent acclimatization day. Stay overnight there at tent. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:  Bhalche-Gonaga (Lunch) Rupchet (3250m/10725ft.) 6 hours walk
After breakfast, the day begins with a  bit uphill and have breath taking views on the back of Bhalche village. Continue trek through passing high tropical jungle and mesmerizing jungle views as well as surrounding landscape. After lunch at Thulo Kharka and trek to Rupchet where you will find beautiful camp site and yak hut. It has amazing mother goddess blessing hillside views and its periphery views. Stay overnight there at tent.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Rupchet - Singla Pass (4220 m) - Pangsang Pass (3842 m/12640ft.)  6 hours walk
After breakfast, Ascend hill top near Singla Pass (4050m) having the 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, massift Ganesh himal ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges and little bit of Annapurna ranges. If you are trekking in monsoon and sometimes in spring also shepherd keeps their cattle like goat, sheep, cows and buffalo too but its seasonal. Today is really an adventure walking, full of fun having flora and fauna experience and green, quiet and scenic trek but without local guide or your expert guide who has been this route only possible otherwise there is chance to lose the way. Compass with you, good trek map (Taan and GHTDC made map will be very useful) and dry fruit is highly recommended unless you have pack lunch from Rupchet. Stay overnight there at tent. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pangsang Pass – Tipling - Chalish (1674m/5505ft.) 6 hours walking
After breakfast, descend to Tipling village, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Again, descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and craftsmanship and traditional dances, including a hospitable welcome dance, Ghatu Dance, Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Gurung men traditionally wear vangra, a woven, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers. In the evening mother group of Chalish gaon will welcome you performing Gurung typical dance program and culture show. Stay overnight there at tent.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Chalish-Lapa Gaon ( 1850m./6150ft.) 6 hours walk
After breakfast say goodbye to locals and trek down to Khar Khola and then ascend to Tir Gaon. 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. Stay overnight there at tent.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6: Lapa Gaon-Magne Goth Pass ( 2950 m/9735ft.) 4 hours walk
Steeply up the hill to the west in a tall, blue pine forest with rambling rhododendron is Magne Goth, and nearby is a large boulder, location of ruby extraction. Stay overnight there at tent. 

Day 7:  Magne Goth –Tinsure (1850m/6105ft.) 6 hours walk
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.Tinsure danda is known as a queen of hill for the tremendous mountain views. Camp at the view point. Stay overnight there at tent.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 8: Tinsure - Ganga Jamuna -Salangkot (1250m/4125ft.) 6 hours walk
Trek from Tinsure to Ganga Jamuna 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 Salankot and over night at village site camp or at local house. Stay overnight there at tent. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Salangkot-Katmandu (1400 m/4323ft.)  6 hours driving
Finally, after breakfast drive dirt road to Dhading Besi and continue drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch

Trek Ends


 Clothing equipment

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.

- Light weight pants, shorts

- At night -track top, pants

-  T-shirts.

- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.

- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.

- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton

- Vaseline for feet and crutch.

- Water bottle - 2 liters.

- Sunglasses and strap

- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch

- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage

- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.

- Small daypack - 25 liters.

- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.

- Small towels

- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel)

- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel)

- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.

- A pair of gloves

- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line


  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.


We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices to pick for you. We will arrange two men north face tents during the trek. We will arrange  dinning tents, kitchen tents  with shared washing and toilet tent.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) cooked by our professional cook. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served three times along the route and our cook will serve varties of food in different days .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Ruby valley three pass trek is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 4220 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Chris drummon

My second time trekking through your agency was also amazing as last time. Thanks very much for organized so professionally my trek for a month to ABC, Manang and Ganesh himal. My porter cum guide Chanda is very friendly, helpful, informative and taking care of me. It is never enough to visit Nepal and to see its beauty for me so I have already planned to visit again next year.

Elit Cengiz & Linda 

The trek was really interesting-differently new experience! We enjoyed it very much even passing the two passes was not too hard.

Our porter- Naress did  a really good job. It was his first trek but he looked very good after us. Out guide singbir was good fun most of the time. He was singing every time.

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