Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

12 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

33842 m (Pangsang Pass)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

Sep.- Dec. & Feb.- May.

Ruby Valley Trek in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal is one of the least explored hidden trekking trails. The trek got its name as Ruby Valley as the Ganesh Himal region has deposits of the gem ruby. The mining is not that significant but this whole region has high deposits of minerals, including this the red precious stone.

The trekking trail is of 12 days takes that you to the villages of the Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups, known for their unique culture and rich traditions. These people here also follow the ancient medicinal practices. The shaman practice is done here, which provides additional exploration and knowledge on this trip.

The trail Ruby Valley Trek has all kinds of landscape and walking conditions as it includes almost flatlands, terraced farms, gradual and steep climbs and beautiful scenery of lush green forest and high snow-capped mountains.

Some of the famous peaks you can see on this trek includes the Ganesh Himal, the mountain named after the elephant-headed god Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa as well as pristine mountains of western and central Nepal. The Pangsang Pass situated at 3,850m is the major attraction of the Ruby Valley Trek.

This unexplored trekking trail provides you the opportunity to explore some very remote areas in Nepal, not frequented by tourists. Since this is a very new trekking trail in Nepal, lodges, and guesthouses have not been developed yet so homestay is the mode of accommodation, which allows you to get a first-hand experience of Nepali rural life as you stay with locals and share their food.  

The Ganesh Himal, Ruby Valley trekking in central Nepal is a lifetime experience in terms of cultural exposure and mountain views.

Trek Highlights

  • Tamang and Gurung culture
  • Excellent views of the central Himalayas of Nepal
  • Ruby mines up in the mountains
  • An exposure to Shaman Practice of Nepal
  • Homestay experience and rural lifestyle of locals
  • Superb Himalayan views from Pangsang La.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m) 7-8hrs
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m) 5-6hrs
Day 04: Trek to Somdang (3271m) 6-7hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tipling via Pangsang Pass (3842m) 8-10hrs
Day 07: Trek to Shertung (1875m) 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Tatopani (hot springs - 2½hrs) and back to Chalish Gaon (1674m) total 5hrs
Day 09: Trek to Jharlang district (approx 1800m) 6hrs
Day 10: Trek to Darkha Gaun (850m) 6-7hrs
Day 11: Trek to Darkha Phedi (45 mins) and drive to Kathmandu (1300m) via Dhading Besi (6-7hrs drive)
Day 12: Final departure

 

Starting Price

USD 1075 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After arrival at the International airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Himalayan trekkers and transfer to the hotel. After having some rest there we will be discussing the trek details and necessary equipment that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with a fine meal in the evening and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.

Meals included: BB

On this particular day, we start our tour with experience guide and takes you to the several most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, world heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the renowned and wonderful Swoyambhunath which is also called 'Monkey Temple' and Buddhists shrine (Baudha Nath). In the day time, there will be a pre-trip discussion about the trekking equipment and we will meet the trek leader as well.

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Syabru Besi (1600m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi via Dhunche. The journey provides a panoramic view of the Mountains, small community and villages, beautiful river gorges and waterfalls, fascinating impenetrable forests, scenic terraced fields, where local citizens are plowing the field and working. 

The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth and afterward the trailheads along the gravel road. On the time of Monsoon, the trail is blocked due to the landslides. From Kathmandu, you take either a comfortable bus or land cruiser. 

Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lodges/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 4

Trek to Gatlang (2337m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

After a warm breakfast, you will begin your trek with your trekking team following the zig-zag uphill track to Bhaun Danda pass which will lead you to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang.

After reaching there, you can enjoy exploring the Tamang settlement, make some chit chat with locals.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Homestay/ local lodges/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Somdang (3271m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

You will cross the forest of pine and rhododendron after leaving Gatlang. with some sweats, you will reach Yuri Kharka for delicious lunch and again start your walk towards the Somdang river (border of Rasuwaa and Dhading district).

Overnight.
 

Accommodation: Homestay/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Tipling via Pangsang pass (3842m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Today you will be reaching the highest point of the trek i.e Pangsang pass from where you can enjoy the great views of Manaslu peak and other Ganesh Himal ranges.


 After your delicious meal, you will move towards Tipling, a destination for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 7

Acclimatization/ Rest day

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Today you can explore the local area of Tipling, make some chit chat with locals and can also involve in their work.


Also, take a good rest. Overnight.

Accommodation: Homestay/ tented camp.

Day 8

Trek to Chalish (1900m) via Sertung.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

You will descend to cross Adha Khola and ascend to Shertung (place of gold), a Tamang village after your delicious and warm breakfast.


You will spend some quality of time by interacting with locals and move towards Chalish for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Homestay/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Darkha Gaun (850m) via Borang.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

By enjoying your breakfast with good sunlight, you will begin today's trek.


You will cross the small forest, rivers and will stop at Percho for lunch. Then you will continue your remaining walk of the day till you enter the Darkha Gaon.


Overnight.

Accommodation: Homestay/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Darkha Phedi and return drive to Kathmandu via Dhading besi.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

An hour walk to Darkha Phedi after your breakfast is the moment where you conclude your trek of Ruby valley.
A 4wd vehicle will be standing by to take you back to the capital, Kathmandu via Dhading Besi.

overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel. Estimated Walking Distance: An hour walk and 7 hrs drive.

Day 11

Free day.

Meals included: BB

This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping.

You can also explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu valley or visit massage centers and spa to get relief from body pain given by the trek.

 In the evening we will drive you for a farewell dinner with cultural dance. You will enjoy each and every moment with a team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 12

Departure from land of Mt. Everest.

Our representative from Himalayan trekkers will take you from the hotel to the airport and on the way, we will discuss the experience of the trek and leave the airport after wishing to have a great journey.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All ground transfer in a Private vehicle
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Entrance fee for sightseeing Kathmandu
  • English Speaking altitude certified Trek and Tour Guide
  • Accommodation in lodge/homestays/tented camp during trek.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B, L, D during the trek) & breakfast in cities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking map for group
  • TIMS
  • Required number of porters
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance for the trekking staff
  • Government taxes
  • Welcome of Farewell Dinner as per you arrival time

Whats Not Included

  • Tips 
  • Personal expenses including beverages or alcoholic drinks
  • Visa fee for Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses occurred due to unforeseen circumstances not under our control eg. earthquake, landslide


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

80%

base on 5 Reviews

15 May 2019

Kaira Chambas

United Kingdom

Fav. trek to Ruby valley!!

It's my 3rd visit to Nepal and not to mention that i am here for Ruby valley trek with Himalayan Trekkers. Previous two Trek Annapurna view trek and Everest base camp trek were fantastic and this was pretty amazing. 

Lots of fun, knowledge gained, scenic views in hustle free track with my motivating guide and porter (Shanta & Bikash) who always stands to help me out. Time spent on homestay, exploring gumba and meeting locals with greeting "Namaste" and "tea" are some rare moments that i experience only in Nepal.

Will surely be doing next trek with more adventure and fun... Himalayan Trekkers... Highly recommended...

20 Sep 2019

Duncan

Australia

Always the best trekking company for me...!

It's my 4th trip in Himalayas with Mr. Raj and his company. I knew that they are about to change company name to Himalayan Trekkers as I suggested him earlier. I already did Everest B.C, Annapurna circuit, Dolpo and Best of Himalayas tour with them.

So for this holiday of 2 weeks, I asked him for Ruby valley trek. Fav. experience, good guide & porter (Shanta & Dipak) and untouched natural beauty. Loved the wilderness & remoteness of the area. Thanks Raj, Shanta and Dipak for everything you guys did for me in this hoilday. Will see you next time.

04 Nov 2016

Wendy

United Kingdom

Ruby Valley Trek

Booking direct with Adventure Mission Nepal, a Kathmandu-based company run by Raj Dhamala, proved not just straightforward but a very personal introduction to trekking in Nepal. At the planning stage, all our questions were answered courteously, suggestions were explained, and booking was painless. On arrival everything was in place for an exceptional and truly memorable trip. Raj took considerable care to look after us as individuals, meeting us at the airport, checking that we had everything we needed, seeing us off on our trek with a good guide - Bal Krishna Gurung - and porters from the area where we were trekking, and meeting up with us when we returned. We couldn't have asked for more.

20 Oct 2016

Matis

Finland

Ruby Valley trek

A rarely visited valley overseen by the Holy Ganesh Shima mountain, it is simply an unseen beauty of journey. If you're carrying your own bag with camping equipment it can be physically demanding at times but it is well worth it. From the numerous isolated villages we came across that were welcoming and shared their culture openly with us, to the heavenly situated hot springs. This journey was enriching and entertaining thanks to our guide Bal who originates form this valley, who kept us walking and helping us communicate and interact with the villagers. All this was perfectly paced and organised by Raj Kumar Dhamala. Thank you so much for this amazing and memorable journey. I hope to come back for more soon

01 Nov 2016

Olivier Gondard

United Kingdom

Ganesh Himal & Ruby Valley trek with Adventure Mission Nepal

First of first I would like to say thank you to Raj and Bal because with out them this magical journey couldn't be. For me the magic operate when you can rich the sources of happiness and freedom which come from the encounter between authentic and true human through sharing and discovering the beauty of the culture and the strong link with the nature accompanied by the local people and mainly by Bal Krishna Gurung our fabulous guide. Chalis, Bal's village is the purest village and people I had seen, it's quiet remote and that's the only reason why they are living like at the first day of humanity, in this village are only real and true loving humans. Raj and Bal, I have something to tell you that you already know, this is just the begining of our adventure, much more are for coming and I can't wait to put on new treks, exploration and new thematic like the Yeti, the little Buddha and so many others incredible stories because Nepal is really rich for the one who are in quest of answers concerning the origins of our humanity. Thank you Adventure Mission Nepal for this fabulous present.

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