Ruby Valley Trek

13 Day(s) From USD $ 1290 per pax Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 4 star in City & Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 3842 m Pangsang Pass

Hop around the hidden valley trail in central Nepal. From lowland farm terraces to ethnic Tamang settlements on high altitude, the trek offers sensational views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli & other surrounding peaks. From Pangsang pass encounter the best perspective of Himalayas.

With fully supported Home stay trek, trekking to the ruby valley is considered as remote trek. Discovering different ethnic groups, staying in local villages, exploring unique culture, tranquil lakes & mountains are some of things that makes ruby valley one of its kind.

The less crowded trail & unspoiled beauty keeps you engaged for 13 days.

Are you up for the off-beaten path, the ruby valley is the right choice.

History

  • Ruby Valley is named for the precious stone found in the area.
  • Ganesh Himal region has deposits of gem ruby, the red precious stone
  • The Valley is full of Tamang & Gurung Ethnic groups
  • Pangsang pass situated at 3900 m is the major attraction on this trek.
  • The Nepal Mining Company once ran a remote mine
  • It is possible to make a visit to the abandoned site: exciting location full of machinery, rail tracks & tunnel residing deep into the mountainside

Major Highlights

  • Trekking to the unspoiled beauty of the Nation.
  • Ruby valley lies amid popular trekking routes: Langtang & Manaslu
  • Superlative views of Langtang range & Manaslu alongside Ganesh Himal
  • Tamang & Gurung Settlements
  • Mixed ethnic communities
  • Visit an abandoned mining site
  • Stay like Nomads: Only Homestays available

Top things to do during Ruby valley trek

  • Carry water bottle & refill it whenever you find a natural stream.
  • Snap picture of Ankhu Khola River flowing through the valley
  • Since there are fewer shops you need to Carry supplies: power bars, chocolates.
  • Purchase ankle protection & waterproof hiking shoes for this trek
  • Carry Torchlight or Flashlight
  • Carry Hand Sanitizer,  Toilet papers for this trek
  • Buy a trekking map of the ruby valley in Kathmandu
  • Have  your own trekking pole or hire one from Kathmandu
  • Don’t run out of power, carry power banks otherwise pay for charging cell phones.

Physical fitness:

Ruby valley trekking can be considered as a moderate trek, definitely not for weak. Expect to cover 5-10 miles a day as per the itinerary. During this trek, you will be having uphill and downhill climb continuously, so a good level of physical fitness is recommended. Be ready for lots of stone stairs and a mountain passes on this trek.  light exercise or jogging helps a lot while on the trek.

Best time to go:

For ruby valley, the preferred months for trekking are between march-may & Sept-nov i.e in between spring & autumn seasons. Amid these seasons the weather is dry & clean which is good for mountain views.

What to expect:

  • Staying in Homestays, Not Lodges
  • Less crowded trail
  • Basic accommodation in Homestays: Nepali Dal Bhat or noodles
  • Traditional Nepali squat toilets
  • Trekking Guide is must for this trek

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • Accommodation at 3-star Hotel or similar category in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
  • All your standard Meals (B, L and D) during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking local leader
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Free Trip dossiers & other information in a printable format
  • Guest House or Tea House During the trek-twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Based on your picks (Any 4), with entrance fees by private vehicle
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners

What's excluded ?

  • Additional Add-ons to this trip*
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, Power charging during the trekking or mountaineering
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation)
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Detailed Itinerary (13)

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer
    offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner.

    Highlights: Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers,
    clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel.

    Elevation: 1,400 metres

  • Day 2 : Drive to Syabrubesi

    Driving hours: 8-9

    Difficulty: Easy

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 1,550m

    Topography:  countryside paths, Green Hills

    Highlights: Smooth ride, rivers, hills

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 : Trek to Gatlang

    Walking hours: 6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse Or homestays

    Elevation: 2200m

    Topography:   Terraced farming fields, forested paths

    Highlights: Quaint villages, rhododendron forests, bamboo forests, grassy meadows, high mountain views

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 : Trek to Somdang

    Walking hours: 5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: 3271m

    Topography:  Gravelled trail, Countryside paths, Gradual ascends

    Highlights: Tamang village, Zinc mines, villages, forests, terraces

    Views-Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 : Acclimatization day

    Today we have leisure day to rest or acclimatize with the altitude. In the meantime, take a time to explore the remote region of Nepal. Take some extraordinary recollection form this off beaten trek.

  • Day 6 : Trek to Tippling via Pangsang Pass La

    Walking hours: 7

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: ​Pangsang Pass La (3842m)

    Topography:  Gradual descends & Ascends farming terraces

    Highlights: Tamang village, Gorkhen Khola, bamboo, pine, rhododendron forests, waterfalls

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 : Trek to Shertung

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: 1875m

    Topography:  Gradual ascends & descends, farming terraces, steep paths

    Highlights:  bamboo, pine, rhododendron forests,  waterfalls, Buddhist gombas, Protestant and Catholic church, Views- Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 : Visit Hot Springs and trek back Chalish Gaon

    Walking hours: 2 ½

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: 1674m

    Topography:  Downhill trail, Gradual ascends, river crossings, rocky trail

    Highlights: Tamang village, Hot springs,  prayer flags, green hills, mani walls, Mining area

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 : Trek to Jharlang

    Walking hours: 7

    Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: 3000m

    Topography:   downhill & uphill trails, Gentle inclines

    Highlights: Ganesh Himal, farming terraces, water

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 : Trek to Darkha Gaun

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse or Homestays

    Elevation: 850m

    Topography: Gradual ascends, River crossings, Dirt path

    Highlights:  beautiful forest, waterfall, farming terraces views-Ganesh Himal, Manaslu.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 : Trek to Darkha Phedi and drive to Kathmandu via Dhading Besi

    Walking hours: 45 minutes walk, 6-7 hours drive

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Elevation: 1400m

    Topography:  Gradual descends, Riverbanks paths, paved road

    Highlights: Khahare Bazaar, a wide variety of menus, views of farming terraces, Trishuli Bazaar

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Highlights: Any 4 World Heritage sites

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & farewell dinner

     

  • Day 13 : Departure

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country Nepal.

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