Ruby valley trek

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Ruby valley trek

Trip Summary

    1. Ruby Valley Trek Periods: 9 Days
    2. Ruby Valley Trek Difficulty: Easy Hikes
    3. Max Altitude: 3,842 meters
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: February to December (except rain season)
    7. Trip Mode: Local Home stay
    8. Foods on Ruby valley Hike: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
Overview

The Ruby valley trek is located between Manaslu conservation area and Langtang National Park, along with the 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 you see Buddhist monasteries, diverse species of herbal plants, beautiful landscapes, ruby crystal, zinc mining, 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 leopard, wolf, 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, you can experience passing through several villages of diverse ethnic people including Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung, and observe their culture and lifestyles.

As Ruby valley treks are a new published trek route there are still no lodges, no basic infrastructure. So you can stay overnights either in a basic homestay or in Tented accommodation.

Itinerary

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 then request us for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our spokesperson will brief you ruby valley trekking programms .

02 Day Kathmandu city tour with pro Guide. World Heritage sites (1348m) sightseeing, 6 hours.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last-minute questions answered. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital city Kathmandu. Visit Boudhanath (a Little Tibet), visit Pashupatinath, the holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa and transfer to the hotel.

03 DayOverland drive from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (1,503m/4,945 feet). 8 hours

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 of fun driving. Narrow and a bit adventurous rough road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you a good start day drive of the trek.

04 Day Syabru Besi to Gatlang Trek (2,337m/7,690 feet), 5 hours

The zig-zags trail goes west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then 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.

05 Day Parvati Kunda hiking. Further to Somdang trekking (3,271m/10760 feet), 6 hours

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 forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then 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.

06 DayPangsang Pass La trek (3,842m/12,640 feet) – Tipling

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 Range 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 Langtang range, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges, and a few Annapurna ranges within 270 degrees. Descend to Tipling, 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.

07 DayTipling to Chalish Gaun trek (1,674m/5,492 feet), 8 hours

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 their own tradition to perform the visitors 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 – a Gurung inhabitants.

08 DayTrek to Borang (1,700m/2,296 feet) and drive to Dhading Besi (580m/1,902 Feet) to Kathmandu, 9 hours

Today is a final day hikes in ruby valley and a hike to Borang is the remaining part of ruby hikes. So we hike ahead to reach the Borang community then 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 for 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.

09 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Ruby valley trek cost?

Hike to cross Pangsang Pass La pass with ruby valley trek cost USD 550 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu, and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and fully tented camping accommodation along the routes. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE 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 cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trekking
  • Guest house accommodation while you are on 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 as a round trip transfer by bus
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced porters (2 guest: 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Latest updated ruby valley trek map for each person, you keep this map as a soveneur.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Ruby valley trekking cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Guest’s personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Ruby valley trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us 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 in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trek, if you have about a little experience would be better.

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, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, rice, 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 camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Ruby valley trek solo?

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 provide boiled water or bringing AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite/along the way.

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: Is 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 might also get it on paying 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 a 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: Is ruby valley of Ganesh Himal trekking different, Ganga Jamuna trekking?

Answer: No. Both trekking routes are similar.

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 trek.

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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 life styles.

Ruby valley trek note

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 this above itineraries.

“What makes Ruby valley trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better.

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No. of peoplePrice Per Person
1 USD 625
2 USD 550
3 USD 550
4 - 6 USD 540
7 - 9 USD 525
10 + USD 499
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