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 8 Days hike up to 3830m is untouched in sandwiched between the renowned trek Langtang and Manaslu preservation. It is one of the intact trek routes fascinating merely a few trekkers. The itinerary provides the visitors with varied physical conditions, biodiversity, and culture. The Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary 2022-2023 is an enormous alternative to treasure in the attractiveness of the perfect character as allows the hiker to view the sole culture of the inhabitants in the trek area.

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

How one can feel in this Journey

One will get into the beautiful go round Gatlang, Samdo, and Chalis villages of the Gurungs and Tamang inhabitants who are mainly known for their rich traditions and culture. The people here in the ruby valley trek believe in a civilization where one practice follows therapeutic and moral knowledge. The additional exhilarating detection has to be the shaman practice. Ruby Valley trail composite of steep ascends, terraced farms, flatlands, and marvelous green forests as well as the high snow-capped mountains. One is sure to be fascinated by the greenery of the place that will relax your mind. You will be enthralled by the renowned peaks including is an unbelievable mount pass. Pang Sang La Pass, 3850m, commencing this pass you are gifted to see some of the most important peaks like Ganesh Himal I, 7422m, Ganesh Himal II, 7118m, Ganesh III, 70433m, Ganesh Himal IV, 7104m, Singla Pass, 4200m. Including Langtang Lirung, 7,227m, and Boudha Himal, 6,692m.

The trek begins with a long nine-hour drive to Syabrubensi following the Trishuli river bank. The preliminary beginning spot is Syabrubensi, recognized as the en route for Langtang valley, where we start towards Gatlang. Starting at this point, you can now start seeing the Buddhist communities people like Tamang and Gurung inhabitants. The same as we head to Somdang, gorgeous landscape of topography, green pastureland, and the scenery is seen. Trek throughout an impenetrable forest of rhododendron flowers captures us to the Tamang settlement of Tipling. With the variety of the unique landscapes and the vegetation, there are about 300 species of animals and birds as well as about 526 species of plants including the Musk Deers, Himalayan Thar, Gaur, and monkeys.

With Nepal Nomad, you experience much more things than you have expected. We promise you to give the amazing trip beyond the expectation. You can contact us to know more about us and our organized trips. We also make customized Ruby Valley Trek Package itineraries appropriate to your time and date.

Itinerary

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Traveling 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 Kathmandu driving through the 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 on our hike to the Gatlang full of enthusiasm. 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 lunch.

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

Today we will head towards the Somdang and we begin the hike from the Yuri Kharka before lunch and then the path goes progressively to the KhurphuBanjyang where after that we will reach 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 an occupation mostly. We can get to know locals about their culture and lifestyle. We take a look at the floras and faunas and get properly acclimatized.

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

On the way up to Pangsang Kharka, we pass through a picturesque landscape of dense jungle on the way up to the small settlement of Somdang. A wide-open meadow surrounds this pass and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. As we descend through the thick jungle, we get a broad perspective of the lush valley we will soon be entering. In the end, we reach Tipliing, a village of mainly Tamang people dotted with Buddhist temples and Christian churches. The locals are very friendly and we will gain an understanding of their Tibetan influences.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Place: Kharka
  • Altitude: 2078m

The trek to Shertung and Chalis Gaon today will be short and relaxing. The route begins by descending through the lush jungle, crossing a tributary, making a contour to the idyllic village of Chalish Gaon. A few hundred meters above Chailsh Gaon is the beautiful village of Shertung. Both villages are spectacular and leave plenty of room for exploration, or just to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding fields. Shartung and Chalish Gaon are inhabited primarily by Gurung, Tamang, and Dalit communities.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Place: Shertung
  • Altitude: 1,875 meters

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 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: Tented Camp
  • Place: Darkha Gaun
  • Altitude: 850m

Taking about 45 minute downhill walk after breakfast, we trek all the way to Darkha Phedi, where we share a Jeep with others before arriving in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours of rough and challenging zig-zags. It will be fun to drive through Ankhu Khola, Kimdang Phedi, Katunje, and Jyamrung villages, as well as enjoy the scenery. Taking the Prithivi Highway, drive back to Kathmandu for 3 hours from Dhading. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, diner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • Meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places, guide and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations.
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks up and departure drop.
  • Food and accommodation (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 a responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except for 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.