Ruby Valley Trek
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- Ruby Valley Trek Periods: 7 Days
- Max Altitude: 3,842 meters
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily.
- Group-Size: 1 – 25 People
- Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Local Home stay
- Foods on Ruby valley Hike: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
The Ruby valley trek is located between the Manaslu conservation area and Langtang National Park, along with a great combination of nature and cultural heritages. It has tuns of varieties of wild orchids and several tallest Mountain Ganesh Himal I (7,429m.), Ganesh Himal II (7,118m.), III(7,110m.), IV(7,052m.), V(6,986m.), VII(6,350m.), Manaslu (8,163m.), Lamjung Himal (6,800m.), and Langtang Lirung (7,300m.).
Not only the Himalayan view but also see Buddhist monasteries, diverse species of herbal plants, beautiful landscapes, ruby crystal, zinc mining, and different species of birds ruby valley hikes is very popular. In addition, Tourists can see different wild animals such as barking deer, Ghoral, Thar, Red pandas, Tiger, Bear, snow leopards, wolves, various kinds of monkeys, and musk deer.
Furthermore, trek to Ruby Valley, you can pass twin cascades Ganga and Jamuna which makes your spirit delight. March to May are the best months to visit ruby valley route because the trail has colorful rhododendron and other nice blooming flowers.
Gorgeous Ruby valley is also a part of Ganesh Mountain. And treks over Pangsang la pass offers an excellent view of brilliant landscapes and farm terraces. As you trek to ruby valley, Dhading, Rasuwa, and Nuwakot, you can experience passing through several villages of diverse ethnic people including Tamang, Chhetri, and Gurung, and observe their culture and lifestyles.
As Ruby valley treks is a newly published trek route there are still no lodges and no basic infrastructure. So you can stay overnights either in a basic homestay or in Tented accommodation.
How much does Ruby valley Trek Package Cost/Price?
The cost of the Ruby valley trek package with a local trek agency ranges between US$ 450 to US$ 625. And certainly, the ruby valley trip price will vary according to the group size you are traveling with. Additionally, we have also seasonal discount deals. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your hikes, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike at Ruby valley for free of cost.
However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It is the standard trip package price for 7 days trek. If you are 2 trekkers the Ruby valley hike costs US$ 550 for 7 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for the ruby valley treks.
Price Per Person for 1-week hike in Ruby valley route.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 625|
|2 Person||US$ 550|
|3 Person||US$ 550|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 525|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 495|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 450|
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
Ruby valley trek itinerary detail
Pangsang Pass La pass combine with the ruby valley trek route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike but are walking in a more relaxed manner, take a look at this itinerary. However, if this itinerary doesn’t suit you? request us for a tailor-made itinerary.01 DayArrival. Kathmandu city tour with pro-Guide. World Heritage sites (1348m) sightseeing, 3/4 hours.
Arrival at Kathmandu valley. We will come to pick you up at TIA AIRPORT and drop you at your hotel in Town. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last-minute questions are answered. After lunch, we explore the medieval capital city of Kathmandu. Visit Boudhanath (a Little Tibet), visit Pashupatinath, the holy temple of Hinduism where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and transfer to the hotel. Our spokesperson will brief you about ruby valley trekking programs .
Taking a local bus early in the morning or a private four-wheel-drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Syapru Besi, a gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Fascinating with scenic overland drive through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon, and Dhunche Bazaar, make you full fun driving. Narrow and a bit adventurous rough road but has amazing landscapes along the way driving will make you a good start day drive of the trek.
The zig-zags trail goes west up to Bahun Danda Pass and down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Furthermore, Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs that are famous for its craftsmanship setting. Above lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.
In the morning, we hike to Lari mine Company and enjoy the Paldor mountain view and other mountains. The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forests to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and dropping down to the Somdang River, a border between Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but seem locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. In addition, the hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot to be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal, and even highly-prized rubies.
Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. In the north the soaring Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Ranges are breathtaking. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool, and turquoise.
Pangsang la pass offers the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges, and a few Annapurna ranges within 270 degrees. Descend to Tipsling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gompas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along with a ridge top to the east is a Gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has a gorgeous Tamang culture show.
Descend to cross Adhi Khola on a box bridge and ascend to Shertung and Chalish villages, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. The name Shertung means ‘place of Gold’. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang is rich in its own tradition of performing the visitor’s jhankri or shaman dance, ghode, or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago.
Jhankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and native local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Holy Chyamra danda, Fyanchyat monastery, and Sajyat are the best attraction here. Spectacular Mountain View of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III are possible to view.
Trek downhill to Chalish village taking 30 minutes walk leave most of the luggage, and trek to Tatopani hot springs for sightseeing. Stay overnight in Chalish – Gurung inhabitants.
Today is a final day hike in a ruby valley and a hike to Borang is the remaining part of ruby hikes. So we hike ahead to reach the Borang community and descend to Lishne Khola from Borang. where we will find a local jeep to take us back. Through a curvy road, we head towards Dhading Besi. Traversing through Ankhu Khola and Kimdang Phedi Village, we will enjoy the drive back home.
As we return, we see the increasing settlements, which will make us sentimental about the peace we immersed in the journey. As we are in Dhading Town, we change another bus back to Kathmandu. The drive from Dhading Besi to Kathmandu takes 4 hours. In this way, the Ruby valley tour package will end and wish you a wonderful journey to a further destination.
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How much does Ruby valley trek cost?
Hike to cross Pangsang Pass La pass with ruby valley trek price USD 550 per person is the standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. Likewise, a full Tent camping accommodation along the routes. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive gratuitous.
Short Ruby valley trek package price includes:-
- Kathmandu international airport transfer on your arrival with a private car.
- Single night on double bed room basis tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- City sightseeing with a local Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with a private vehicle.
- 6 Breakfast, 6 lunch, and 6 Dinner at ruby valley trekking tour.
- Guest house accommodation while you are on ruby route trekking days.
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu to syapru besi and from Dhading Besi to Kathmandu transfer by a regular Bus [shared basis].
- English-speaking license holder mountain trekking guide for the ruby valley.
- Professional porter (2 guests: 1 porter basis) because each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilograms of Tourist luggage.
- Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for all Nepali crew.
- Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Ruby valley trekking.
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate at a higher altitude to avoid high risk [with guide].
- Trek certificate and the Latest updated ruby valley trek map – keep them as a souvenir.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Ruby valley trekking package price excludes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu city tours.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Guest’s personal trekking equipments .
- Personal nature expenses, any types of drinks, and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a private Ruby valley trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Ruby valley trekking?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trek, if you have a little experience would be better.
Question: Can I store my suitcase in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free.
Question: Is the hike at Ruby valley Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect to express Ruby valley trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and homestay lodging along the routes. Rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we suggest you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the ruby valley of Ganesh Himal, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, rice, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the Ruby valley trekking group?
Answer: Tourists can get showers in Ruby valley homestays at extra cost. However, if you are on a ruby valley camping trek, we provide you with hot water in a bucket and you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water?
Answer: Normally you can buy bottled mineral water to drink in some places but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we advise you to buy boiled water or bring AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite/along the journey.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Ruby valley trekking?
Answer: Sometimes Yes! So buy a local SIM card to use telephone and internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Ruby valley trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you can get it at an extra cost.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles ?
Answer: Better to hike with walking poles, no matter which type of hiking poles you are using. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Trekking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Ruby valley trek highlights
- Excellent view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli …etc
- Walking through cultivated potatoes fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers, and oak trees.
- Best view of Ganesh Himal range, Manasalu, Langtnag, Annapurna South, and Great Himalayan chain
- Experience real Nepali hospitality, local culture and tradition and their lifestyles.
Ruby valley trek note
Hike to Ruby valley is a newly promoted trekking route in Nepal. In terms of natural aspects, the ruby valley is a great trip for everyone. It’s a wilderness hike in the Himalayas. Nature walk at the ruby valley is situated on the foothills of Ganesh Himal territory and the route is also popular as a Ganga Jamuna trekking route in Nepal.
Likewise, Ruby valley trek solo is also possible if you are a single or individual tourist and want to explore privately. But hiking within a group trek is much better comparing the prices.
The above itinerary is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change the above itineraries.
What makes Ruby valley trek special?
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better.
From US$ 5795% Off US$ 550
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 525|
|7 - 9||USD 495|
|10 +||USD 450|
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