The Ganesh Himal area is easily accessed by the Prithvi Highway which follows the southern fringes of the area, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara, or the Pasang Lhamu Highway north from Kathmandu. The Ruby valley trek is in the Ganesh Himal region between Langtang National park and Manaslu conservation area. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of the Hindu deity Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati.
The Ganesh Himal Region sprawls across the Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. The area is populated mainly by Tamangs, Gurungs, with Ghale people 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 beautiful and awe-inspiring Himalaya to the north, the Ganesh Himal being the most prominent, as well the spectacular Ganga Jamuna - twin waterfalls - Kalo, Seto and Ganesh kunda, hot spring and lake and the Tripurasundari temple. The very hospitable people in the area add to the trek's virtues.
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 to 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. All routes can be arranged as your time and interest dictate.