Overview

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 is also enjoyable on the 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.

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 the village lifestyle.

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to 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.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

 

After breakfast, visit historic and cultural sites like Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1420m

 

Go to Shyabru besi. On the way, you will pass through terraced rice fields rolling down, soaring summits of the mighty Langtang, Ganesh, Shringi, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Overnight at Tea house run by Nepali families.

 

 

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2337m

 

Start the day by climbing Langtang valley to a sunny pass at Bahun Danda. Then pass around ridges to the Tamang village of Gatlang. Then hike up to a scenic grassy camp just above beautiful Parvati Kunda.

 

 

 

 

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3271 m

 

Start the day with a steady climb to Khurpudanda pass. After enjoying lunch and inspiring high mountain views at Khurpundanda pass, we descend to the Somdang River, crossing from Rasuwa into Dhading district of Nepal.

 

 

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1875 m

 

Take a layover day to relax in Somdang. Or we also have the option of climbing to an abandoned zinc mine where a collection of old buildings and mining gear are found.  The large shaft that had been drilled over 1 km horizontally into the mountain can also be found. From here, the trek continues up toward Paldor Peak base camp.

 

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1674 m

 

FromSomdang, we go through a trail that climbs to Pang Sang pass. After lunch, we descend afterward to our camp at Marmelung Karak.

 

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3000 m

 

Descend to Tipling, a large village home to two Buddhist Gompas. Later we reach Claish a village mostly populated by Gurung and Kami people. We then descend to cross the Ankhu Khola river before climbing about 40 mins to camp at the wonderful hot spring Tatopani.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

We return to Ankhu Kola River before traversing up and around wooded ridges to the hillside village of Tir Gaon. The trip from here to Lapchet begins.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Start the day climbing to Barmachet Danda pass which offers impressive views of Ganesh IV, III, VII & V, Paldor peak and now the distant Pang Snag pass. After lunch, we descend to our camp in remote, friendly and quiet Kachet village.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Head down the trail this morning to cross the Hohang Khola River. We then climb and contour around ridges and hills sculpted with millet terraces. We stop for lunch in kichet village. We continue the trail and you can camp at the ridge of Rigaon village.

 

  • MealsBreakfast

 

 

Follow the trip with no trail signage to Pokhara Danda and camp there

 

 

     

    The last day of Ganesh Himal Trek (Ruby Valley) offers us several choices. Those who are ready to relax and kick back can enjoy a downhill homestretch to scenic but wooded Sky camp at Montari. Overnight at tea houses.

     

       

      Today we drive back to Kathmandu to the hotel to rest, clean up or treat ourselves to a spa or massage- a wonderful way to unwind!

        Rest day in Kathmandu

          Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport.

            Cost Details

            • 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.
            • International Airfare
            • Nepal entry visa
            • Personal Expenses
            • Travel and Rescue Insurance
            • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
            • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

            Useful Info

            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.