- Words and photos: Lala Gurung
Kathmandu: The Ruby Valley situated in the northern Dhading near the capital Kathmandu is not only naturally beautiful but also culturally rich. Efforts are being put to promote the tourism aspects of this region.
In the coordination of the Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee, a FAM trip was organized to this tourist spot recently. Valuable ruby stone is found here, so, the valley is known as Ruby valley where the main attraction is ‘Pangsang Pass’. Captivating views of peaks can be seen from this Pangsang Pass which is elevated at 3850 meters above sea level. Langtang, Liurung, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal can be viewed from here.
Committee chairman Tej Bahadur Gurung says that the Ruby valley is prospective for domestic and foreign tourists. The committee has been promoting this valley since 2012.”This time we organized this trip to let media persons know about it,” Gurung said.
Ruby valley is endowed with a historical Ghale Palace and ponds associated with religious importance. This route can also be used to climb Ganesh Himal and Paldor peak is the nearest Himal near Kathmandu.
Paldor peak can be climbed through Ruby valley in five to seven days. The Nepal Mountaineering Association general secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung said, “There is no such lowest point to climb the mountain.”
The main attraction here is the vibrant cultural life of the people. Clustered Tamang villages of Lhappa, Sertung, Borahang are the Tamang culture-rich places to observe, while Gurung cultures can also be observed here.
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