Ruby valley trek is a less visited and newly introduced trek in Nepal. The Ruby Valley Trekking trail trek is in between two popular destinations known as Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trail offers breathtaking mountain views and the lifestyle of local people from different cultural groups like Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Newars, and Dalits. Besides that, Ruby Valley itself is one of the main attractions of this region.
There are other attractions like Buddhist Monastries, Hindu Temples, calm ponds, a stunning glimpse of numerous beautiful mountains of Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu regions, different species of herbal plants, cheese factory, beautiful landscapes. This place has a high possibility for crystals like ruby and zinc, which are precious minerals. For wildlife here, Red Pandas, snow leopard, Bear, Tiger, wolf, Pheasant, and many kinds of monkeys and deers can be found. The warm hospitality of local people brings life to the proverb guests are god, which makes them serve and respect every Guest to their village as their god, which will make the journey an excellence memory of unforgettable adventure of life.
The mountain range “Ganesh” is the predominate mountain range located within Ruby Valley. All of the peaks are over 7,000 meters, with some approaching 8,000. Mt “Manaslu” is visible this trek.
Ruby valley trek allows you to see Nepali lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You pass different villages, where you can interact with the various ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and few others of Nepal. The trail offers you a peek observation of the culture and unchanged tradition of these people.
The mountain peaks you can enjoy are Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Manaslu range, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range, and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. While trekking Ruby valley, you will find the trail is enriched with beautiful flora and fauna. You pass rhododendron, pine forests with other natural vegetation. These forests are home to various species of birds and wild animals.
This amazing trek allows you to explore every side of nature. Starting from the breath-taking landscape and scenarios, mountains, hills, rivers and also the wild lives. It makes you feel like you have traveled time back to years, and now you are in completely natural and amazing environment. Also, completely away from today’s stressful life and polluted environment. Ruby Valley Trek is a single destination providing you a lot of travel options. You can explore the local culture, traditions along with the flora and fauna. You also get a chance to explore the natural habitat of the rare wildlife and bird species. It is just an amazing place, and must in your bucket list.
So, why not treat yourself with nothing but the beauty of nature and its wonders. Have a great time with your loved ones in this extremely beautiful and hidden place.
Duration: 11 Days from Arrival to Departure
Max. Altitude: Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842m/ 12640Ft
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay, and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 11 days, 3 night’s hotels, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek is included.
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 15 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/Duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Transportation: Local Bus/Private Land Cruiser
Activity: City tour, Trekking
01 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syafru Besi
This is your day first and the actual journey begins with a luxurious and fascinating scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi. Syafru Beshi is such a amazing place, situated at the lap of hills around. You will be going through the green hills, rivers, spring falls and the views of snowy white mountains. You will be ascending down towards this place.And upon reaching there, you will be able to explore the surrounding in a better way.The place surrounded by the little villages of various ethnic groups like Sherpa’s and Tamang’s. You will be amazed to see the beauty of this place. And to add up your excitement and give you a rest for tomorrow you will also have a night over at this place today.
02 - Trek from Syafru Beshi to Gatlang
Gatlang will be your second stop in this beautiful journey.If you are familiar with the Tamang community of Nepal, you have surely heard of Gatlang. Gatlang is a typical Tamang village. It is popular for the traditions and cultural heritages of this ethnic group. It is also a best place to witness the local food, festivals and a natural lifestyle filled with love and happiness. Furthermore, this place is also famous for the crafts, arts and temples of religious significance. You can see people worshiping in small lakes and rivers. It is a perfect example of how much these people are connected to their nature. And you will surely be happy to get such a new and great experience.
03 - Trek from Gatlang to Somdang
Already explored so many things right, but wait the best is still in your way. And, continuing the journey after your breakfast, you will be trekking to Somdang. This trek will normally take six hours and you will then reach Somdang at the elevation of 3271 meters. During this trek you will mostly be going through the beautiful forest areas filled with Rhododendron and many other flowers, along with pine trees. These beautiful and deep forest areas will continue to give you company till Yuri Kharka and then to Khurpu Bhanjyang. From there, you will ascend down to the purest river named Somdang river. And you will finally crossing that river you will reach Dhading, and you will explore and stay that place only for tonight.
04 - Trek from Somdang to Pangsang Pass la to Tipling
And today you will be reaching the Tipling through Pangsang Pass La. The route goes through the amazing landscapes and terraces. Pangsang Pass La is situated at the height of 3842 meters and it is the highest elevation of Ruby Valley Trek.It is also a view point of amazing surrounding. It is also the viewpoint of amazing mountain views. The stunning mountains of Ganesh Himal and Manasalu range. This place is also popular for the cultural values you can witness of Buddhism and Tamang culture.
05 - Stay at Tipling
This day will be spend in the Tipling Area. Today you can take a break from every day trekking and have a rest for one day. You can also take a walk around the villages of various ethnic groups. You can also go to the terrain areas, nearby rivers and lakes area. Or you can also enjoy the breath-taking scnenic beauty of the snow-capped mountains in the most possible natural setting.Also, you can explore the livelihood of local people and their culture, traditions and you can even be the part of their festivals.Along with that, you can also enjoy photography and capture your precious moments for lifetime.
06 - Trek to Shertung to Chalish Gaun
Shertung means the place of gold. And today you will be ascending towards Shertung to Chalish. This place Shertung has many religious stories related to this place and is considered as one of the most scared places. Various religious and cultural activities are undertaken in this place.This place provides you the best opportunity to know about the various cultural aspects of different ethnic groups.
And furthermore, you will be trekking to Chalish Gaun. This village is the residence of various ethnic groups, like Gurung’s, Tamang’s etc. You can also enjoy the hot springs in this place and enjoy the relaxation.
07 - Trek to Jharlang
It will take six to seven hours of walk to reach Jharlang. The entire route is covered with the great views of mountain’s and walk through the areas of forests and flowers and hills. You can also see other people rock climbing in this place. It is different and yet beautiful than other places. On the way you will be going through various places like Deul Danda, Gobre village, Chap Danda etc.
08 - Jharlang to Dharkha Gaun
Dharkha Gaun is located at the height of only 850 meters. You will now be returning back from your journey.You will be passing through amazing rivers, bridges, sometimes, plain lands and sometimes hills. Overall it will short yet sweet trek.
09 - Dharkha Gaun to Dharka Phedi
This will be your last trek. Reaching this place, the trek will take you through the Kintang Phedi, Jumre Bhanjyang etc. This is beautiful place with the cool climate and all the natural beauty. You will also find the new culture and traditions of Brahmin ethnic group. Also, try enjoying the local food.
10 - Dharka Phedi to Kathmandu
Finally, a scenic drive through the silent roads, with the views of mountains will take you back to the Kathmandu.Even if you leave the place, the experiences, memories of these amazing places will remain forever with you. The warm welcome of people and the pleasant hospitality of the Nepalese people will make your journey even more memorable.
11 - Departure
And, finally you will be returning back to your own country. With a lots of memories and experiences you will fly back home. You will also be taking a lot of love and blessings from Nepal.
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2 to 16 pax
Basic lodge/Tea house/homestay