Trip Highlights
  • Brings us closer to the beauty of the Ruby Valley Trail and trek.
  • Get to the off beaten track and learn the Real Nepalese Life Observation
  • Amazing visits of the ancient Monasteries and the Temples
  • Spectacular sights of the Ruby Valley range from Ganesh Himal,Hiunchuli Dorjee, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Lakpa
  • Outlandish trekking routes of the Ruby valley Trek

Ruby valley trek is one of the obscure hidden gem trekking trails in the Ganesh Himal region. Ruby Valley Trek is named after the gems of ruby were deposited in the Ganesh Himal area. The Ganesh Himal region is known for this trek is specifically known for the deposition of the precious ruby, the red stones and the high minerals.

One of the hidden obscure trekking trail gems, Ruby Valley Trek takes you to an exciting journey.

One will get into the beautiful turn into the village of the Gurungs and the Tamang inhabitants where they are mainly known for the rich traditions and culture. The people here in the ruby valley trek believe in the ethnicity where one practice follows the medicinal and ethical knowledge. The supplementary exciting discovery has to be the shaman practice.Ruby Valley trail composites of steep ascends, terraced farms, fat lands and the marvelous green forests as well as the high snowcapped mountains. One is surely to be mesmerized by the greenery of the place that will relax your mind.

You will be captivated by the renowned peaks including the Ganesh Himal named after the creator of good fortunes in Hindu, we pray God “Ganesh” as the spiritual power of God. The Ganesh Himal range from the Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV are named after him that forms the spectacular skylines. Other peaks include the Hiunchuli Dorjee, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Lakpa and many more of the central and western area peaks in Nepal. Another significant attraction of the Ruby Valley Trek has to be the Pangsang Pass with an altitude of 3850m.

The obscure trekking routes offer you the window of opportunities to discover the best remote and isolated regions where you will be bounded by the beauty of the new trekking trail. You will get to encounter the first hand Nepali rural lifestyle which you can share with the locals and become a part of it. In terms of the mountain views and the cultural exposure, The Ganesh Himal, Ruby Valley trekking will surely make your stay happier.With the variety of the unique landscapes and the vegetation, there are about 300 species of the animals and birds as well as about 526 species of the plants including the Musk Deers, Himalayan Thar, Gaur and monkeys. This area is famous for the variety of the orchid species as well as the waterfalls; Lakes Company makes it even more meaningful.

With Nepal Nomad, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey.If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor made Ruby Valley Trek itineraries that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu! You are moved to the warmth of you hotel. On your routine a pre- trek briefing will be scheduled for the discussion of the trekking program and we co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. You can get accustomed with your surroundings by going for hike down the street. Then we head to the street for the delicious dinner where Nepalese Cuisine is prepared in Nepalese Style which is mainly known for its healthy ingredients. This is your first overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Travelling by bus to Syabru Besi, it takes about 9 hrs to reach and by jeep in about 7- 8 hrs which gives an immense sight to the beautiful Syabru Besi. Passing through Dhunche, we head north out of the Kathmandu driving through scenic rolling hills of Syabru Besi. We will be enclosed by the majestic sights of the green hills, terraces, Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. We will be staying overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1600m

After an early breakfast, we head with our hike to the Gatlang with full of enthusiastic. We will take a deep ascend towards the RonggaBhanjyang for about 3 hours then we take a short lunch break where it will take about 4 hours to arrive at the Gatlang where we will stay for a lunch.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gatlang
  • Altitude: 2337m

Today we will head towards the Somdang and we begin hike from the Yuri Kharka before lunch and then the path goes progressively to the KhurphuBanjyang where after that we will reach at the Somdang where we will see the beautiful Chukarma Waterfall. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Somdang
  • Altitude: 3271m

Today we stay at the Somdang village which is a village of Tamang with farming as occupation mostly. We can get to know some locals and know about their culture and lifestyle. We take a look at the floras and faunas and get properly acclimatize.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Somdang
  • Altitude: 3271m

Out from the Somdang we head towards the Pangsang Pass which has a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range lie at the north. This an absolute place for the camping and breathtaking scenery. This place has large amount of the herbal plants.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pangsang Pass
  • Altitude: 3842 m

Today we will hike towards the Tipling where we come across the highest point of this ruby valley trek. As we hike we can see the amazing peaks of the Ganesh and the Manaslu Himal. The entire ganesh Himal is filled with the beautiful plants which is an old route known for salt, livestock. Tipling is sure to not disappoint you with an amazing wildlife and Himalayan peaks. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and climb to the sister towns of Shertung and Chalish, gloriously neglecting the prolific waterway valley and bottomless fields. Sertung is possessed fundamentally by Tamang. Shertung is named after the place of gold and is mainly populated by the Tamang inhabitants where one can also see the Tibetan culture. The major attractions of the place have to be the Holy Chyamradand, Sajyat. Mountain peaks like the Ganesh ranges and the LapsangKarpu can be seen from the village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chalish
  • Altitude: 1900m

We have an early breakfast descending down to the Jharlang Phedi where we will be surrounded by the landscapes and the paddy terraces. Amazing sights of the Chhapchyat and Ankhu Khola can be seen then we finally reach at the DarkhaGaon. Then we can see that the village is populated by the Tamang and the Brahmin.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: DarkhaGaun
  • Altitude: 850m

After an early breakfast in the morning, we take a hike to the Darkha Phedi which takes about 45 minutes to descend and then reach at the Darkha after lots of zigs and zags drive. We will be surrounded by the beauty of the peaks like Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and then pine forests. After that we continue and then drive back to the Darkha Phedi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Darkha Phedi

Today is the final day so you can relax until your departure or you can also initiate any supplementary trips or activities that you may have booked. In case of departure, you will be transferred to the international airport for fight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Ruby Valley Trek. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Ruby Valley Trek, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Ruby Valley Trekas well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Ruby Valley Trek, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Ruby Valley Trektend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Ruby Valley Trekincludes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Ruby Valley Trekis designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Ruby Valley Trek, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.