Ruby Valley Trek
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
The 12-day Ruby Valley Trek runs along the vicinity of the Ganesh Himal (7422m). It is called Ruby Valley because the Ganesh Himal has deposits of rubies.
Likewise, it is comparatively an untouched hidden trekking route of Nepal. The region is a harmonious habitat of Tamang, Newar, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities. Similarly, the authentic culture of Tamang and Gurung locals are also enjoyable on the trek.
Ruby Valley Trek is one of its kind. The trails on the trek are untouched and perfect for travelers looking for a tranquil environment. It is also an easy trek and anyone with average physical fitness can do the trek. Overall, spring and autumn are the best seasons to do the trek.
At Eternal Himalaya, we prepare to offer the finest services to our clients. We have a number of trips around Nepal. Additionally, we also allow you to change the itinerary as per your preferences.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Dhunche – Kathmandu transportation.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotel, lodges/tea houses
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival at Kathmandu (1300 mt.) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.
Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1420 mt.) by bus. Driving 7-8 hours .Overnight at guest house.
The day commences with a long drive that leads to Sybrubensi. It is the gateway to the Langtang region treks. The road is a blend of numerous twists and turns and we shall drive through Trishuli Bazar, Ramche Gaon, and Dhunche. The road has numerous steep turns so be careful. Upon arrival in Sybrubensi, head to your lodge.
Sybrubensi to Gatlang (2337 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
The objective for the day is to arrive at Gatlang. The trail goes through narrow corridors and zigzags all the way to the west up to Bahun Danda. Along the way, we shall rest for a while at Chawatar. Gatlang is a traditional Tamang village which still adheres to its old ways. There, you can go to explore the Parvati Kunda as well.
Gatlang to Somdang (3271 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
The trail sees a sudden rise in elevation and we are blessed with surreal views of pine and Rhododendron forests. The trail goes along the Somdang River and we can see ancient mines as well. Navigate through the Chukarma waterfall and find yourself in front of a former zinc mine. We reach Somdang which is a quaint village that sits in the lap of the hills.
Somdang to Tipling (2078 mt.) via Pang Sang-La Pass (3850 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
We cross Pang Sang Kharka and admire the surreal views of Manaslu (8163m) and Ganesh Himal (7422m). The entire trail is filled with numerous herbal plants. In the past, these herbs were taken to Tibet for trade purposes. We shall cross the amazing Pang Sang Pass (3850m) from where we can catch breathtaking scenery of Manaslu and Ganesh mountain ranges. After crossing the difficult pass, we arrive at Tipling.
Tipling to Shertung (1875 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
The trail crosses the Adha Khola and ascends to reach Sekpa Danda. From here, you descend to Kharsa Gaon and reach Shertung. The Shertung village is mostly inhabited by the Tamang community. In Shertung, you can visit the Chhyamra Danda, Sajyat, and the holy Fyanchyat Monastery. From here, observe the amazing panorama of Ganesh Himal (7422 m) and Lapsang Karpo (7118 m).
Visit Hot Springs and trek to Chalise Gaon (1674 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Today we shall initially head towards Chalise Gaon and from there, we shall take a well-deserved break at Tatopani. Chalise Gaon is a Gurung village whose unique culture and traditions has made it renowned amidst trekkers. Ghatu dance and Dohori is a popular dance here. You can explore the Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir as well which sits just above Chalise.
Chalise to Jharlang (3000 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
After breakfast, you make your way to Mani Danda from where you can observe the delightful panorama of the Ganesh Himal ranges. Navigate through Deul Danda, Gobre village, and Chhap Danda. Take a short break at Borang village and interact with the Tamang people here. After lunch, head to Lishne before finally arriving at Jharlang. Here, you can stay at a local home-stay for the night.
Jharlang to Phulkharka. Overnight in Phulkharka.
The objective for the day involves heading to Phulkharka. Heading out of Jharlang, the trail takes us through a series of ascents and descents to reach Phulkharka. The people here are ardent followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. From here, we can catch surreal views of the Ganesh and Manaslu Himal ranges.
Ganga Jamuna Waterfall, Local Village visit. Overnight in Phulkharka.
After breakfast, we further explore the Phulkharka village and visit the Ganga Jamuna waterfall. During the month of November, an annual festival is held in Tripura Sundari temple nearby. People visit the temple and offer sacrifices to the Lord. There is a spring nearby the waterfall which is called the Kukur Dhara. After visiting the waterfall, we shall head back to Phulkharka.
Drive to Kathmandu | 8 Hrs. |Farewell Dinner Overnight at hotel.
From Phulkharka, we shall drive back to Kathmandu first thing in the morning. The drive lasts about 8 hours and goes through the Prithvi highway. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and rest. You can explore the heritages in the Kathmandu Valley. Later, you attend a farewell dinner hosted by the company.
Transfer to airport for final departure from Nepal.
Today is your final day in Nepal and make preparations for sightseeing or souvenir shopping. Our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Goodbye and Thanks!
Highlights of the Ruby Valley Trek
The Ruby Valley Trek is a perfect blend of culture among nature. The trails on the Ruby Valley Trek offer vistas of several Himalaya ranges like Ganesh, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar. The lush forests are habitats of various unique species of flora and fauna. The Tamang and Gurung communities give an insight into the authentic lifestyle of the hilly region.
Trek at a glance
Firstly, the Ruby Valley Trek begins with an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. From here, the actual trek starts as you head west towards Gatlang. Along the off-beat trails, you begin the trek through Tamang settlements. Next up on the trek is Somdang. The next trek crosses the Pang Sang Pass (3850m) and settles at Tipling. Pang Sang Pass is also the highest point of the trek. Here, you can enjoy the panorama of the Ganesh, Langtang, and Boudha Himal ranges. Further, you trek to Chalse Gaon and settle at Jharlang. The trek reaches its final stage when you visit the Ganga Jamuna waterfall and return to Kathmandu. The Ruby Valley Trek offers a chance to get a closer look at village lifestyle.
Geography : Forest/Hills/Himalayas
Location : Dhading
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Duration of Trek : 12 days
Max Altitude : 3850 m
Religions : Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Tamang
Accommodation : Camp/Hotel/Teahouse
Transportation : Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax : 02
- Breathtaking views of Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal ranges
- Learn about the rich Tamang culture in villages like Shertung and Jharlang
- Relax at the hot springs of Tatopani and visit the amazing Ganga Jamuna waterfall
- Trek through the off-beat trails beneath the Ganesh Himal
Minimum Pax: 2
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