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Ruby Valley: Magnificent Mountains and Amazing People

Ruby is known as a precious red stone and its galore has attracted mankind since ancient times. Ruby Valley (formerly Ganesh Himal region), a northern hilly region in the Dhading district, bears the name of this precious stone so truly and magnificently. The region known for deposits of ruby and Zinc is home to majestic mountains, hills lakes, and various flora and fauna. This region warmly welcomes travelers to have a serene view of lofty peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range, Langtang range, and Manaslu range. The area is within the Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park.

Ethnicity wise Tamang people have the largest population in this area, while there are people also from Gurung, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Newar communities. This presents the visitors with an opportunity to observe and experience the cultures of the Ruby Valley area. There are Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples of historical and cultural significance exhibiting a strong religious co-existence in the area.

The people here are also very welcoming. The local food items here taste great. Cultural shows such as the traditional Gurung dance at night are organized to welcome the guests. Similarly, the pure Kodho (millet) liquor served to the guests is useful to relieve travel fatigue.