Ruby Valley Trek

Price starts from

USD 830

Meal

Full meals on a trek

In Kathmandu, all breakfasts and one special dinner are provided. But breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the whole trek. You can select your meals from the menu available at the lodge. 

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Transportation

Public transport

Public transport (Bus) will be arranged which will be a great experience. But if you wish to hire a private vehicle then we can arrange for you but the price may vary. 

Accommodations

Hotel and Lodge

In Kathmandu 3 Star hotel provided but during the trek just basic family running home stay or lodge available. 

Activity

7-8 hours walking

Max Altitude

3,270 m/10,765 ft

Trip Grade

Moderate

Best Time

January to May & September to December

Overview

The Ruby Valley Trek in Nepal offers trekkers a captivating journey through the lesser-explored Ganesh Himal region, nestled between the famed Langtang and Manaslu trekking routes. This off-the-beaten-path adventure unfolds over 8-day walk, immersing enthusiasts in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. The trek showcases panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu, complemented by diverse landscapes featuring terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows. Beyond the natural splendor, trekkers traverse traditional villages inhabited by Tamangs, Gurungs, and Ghales, offering a cultural tapestry against the backdrop of soaring peaks. Chalis Gaon stands out for its unique charm and traditional architecture, while a visit to the natural hot springs in Tatopani provides a rejuvenating interlude. There will be a regular cultural show at Chalis Gaon. With its moderate to challenging terrain, the Ruby Valley Trek promises an immersive and less-crowded Himalayan experience, making it an enticing choice for those seeking both natural beauty and cultural richness.

Trek to Ruby Valley begins with the scenic drive to Syabrubensi and follows Gatlang Village from where you can see the cultural differences. Then, we head to Somdang, where beautiful scenery of terrain, green meadows, and landscapes are seen throughout the route. Trekking through rhododendron flowers takes us to the Tamang settlement of Tipling village (2,087m) which is what many trekkers do not experience. We head towards Chalish Gaon where we will be spending a day extra to acclimatize and explore around. It has a natural hot spring here. The trek finally ends with a bus drive to Kathmandu from Dhading Besi.

Itinerary

It's your first day in the Himalayan country. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you with a pleasant welcome to you. Afterward, based on the size of your group, we will promptly transport you in our private car to the booked hotel. Take some time to relax at the hotel do shopping and prepare for the trek. The Ruby Valley trek briefing and introduction of the trek leader will be taking place in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m /4,323ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel 

Right after hot breakfast, our guide will come to pick you up and transfer you to the bus station to drive to Syabrubensi.  After getting out of the crowded city, drive north through terraced fields and small villages from where you can enjoy the snowcapped mountains. The bus has few stops including a tea break and lunch break. You can enjoy the Dal bhat along the way and reach to Syabrubensi in the afternoon. After checking in to a lodge, explore the riverside. Overnight at the lodge.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,420 m/4,655 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Ruby Valley Trek begins from Syabrubensi from where the trail leads to the west and passes through terraced fields. This is off the beaten path as not many people trek through this route. Finally, Gatlang village is inhabited by popular ethnic groups Tamang and Gurung. The houses are closely connected. It looks really pretty and observing their way of life is the best part of the trip.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2240 m/7355 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today, we follow the scenic trail through the rhododendron forest and you will enjoy seeing the different flowers if you plan this in Spring. The, we further trek to Khurpu Bhanjyang pass where the views are just amazing.  We cross the river which is the border between Rasuwa and Dhading. We reached Dhading district today. Overnight at a homestay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,270 m/10,765 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Homestay 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After morning breakfast, we climb through the scenic trail to Pangsang Kharka Pass. This pass has a wide-open meadow and offers great views of the surrounding territory including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many more. Then we descend to reach Tipliing. Overnight at the homestay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,875 m/6,190 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Homestay

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Our destination is Chalis Gaon today. First, we descend through the serene jungle to reach Chalis Gaon which is a beautiful settlement that has a lot to explore. Mainly Tamang and Gurung ethnic people live there. Evening explore the area walk through little allies and interact with locals. Overnight at the homestay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,800m/5,960 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Homestay

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We have to explore the village to experience the culture and natural hot springs. It is a busy day with interaction with locals and getting to know about their way of life. The best thing is to see how they communicate near the distance (shouting at each other). You can see school kids heading to school and locals how they work on the farm. It is really good. Not everyone experiences this.  In the evening local performs traditional cultural dance and music. This will change your life. It is not a touristic thing, it is their regular activity called Rodhi. Overnight at the homestay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,800m/5,960 ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Homestay

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We enjoy our final day of trek today. After hot breakfast, We trek to Bortang village then descend to the valley where we will find a local jeep to take us to Dhading Besi. Overnight at the lodge.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

580m/1,902Ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We take a public bus to Kathmandu today and have a final dinner with official team to discuss about the entire trip. We would love to receive your feedback. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

1,300m /4,323ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast and Dinner 

Today, in the home of the Himalayas, our daring journey comes to an end. Trekking in Ruby Valley with Trek ways Nepal’s magnificent service ends as we transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for one last time. With a joyful greeting and the hope to see you again in Nepal, our representative guides you to the airport.

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast

Include

    • Arrival and departure by private vehicle 
    • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Public transport to and back (for the trek)
    • Trekking permits and TIMS Card
    • Experienced local guide who speaks English
    • Local porter (1 porter for every 2 members) 
    • Lodge and homestay during the trek 
    • Three meals a day (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast) during the trek
    • Trekking route map and duffel bag
    • Sleeping bag and down jacket 
    • Purified and medicated safe drinking water (As much as you need) 
    • Fresh fruits during the trek (After every dinner) 
    • The entire expenses of the Guide and porter 
    • Insurance of guide and porters 
    • Local tax and government tax 
    • Final dinner in Kathmandu

Exclude

    • Nepal arrival visa
    • All kinds of drinks such as tea/coffee, cold drinks, and hard drinks
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Tipping to staff 

Date & Cost

August,2024

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Useful info

  1. Clothing:
    • Lightweight, moisture-wicking trekking shirts
    • Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
    • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket) for colder temperatures
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants
    • Quick-drying trekking pants
    • Thermal underwear for higher altitudes
    • Hat (sun hat and warm hat)
    • Gloves
  2. Footwear:
    • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with good ankle support
    • Lightweight and comfortable trekking socks
    • Sandals or comfortable shoes for evenings and resting
  3. Backpack:
    • A comfortable and appropriately sized backpack
    • Rain cover or waterproof liner for the backpack
    • Daypack for shorter hikes and excursions
  4. Sleeping Gear:
    • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
    • Sleeping pad for added insulation and comfort
  5. Headgear:
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
    • Buff or bandana for sun protection and dust
  6. Health and Hygiene:
    • First aid kit with essential medications
    • Water purification tablets or water filter
    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
    • Sunscreen with high SPF
    • Lip balm with SPF
    • Insect repellent
  7. Miscellaneous:
    • Trekking poles for added stability
    • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
    • Power bank and charging cables
    • Trekking map and guidebook
    • Lightweight, quick-dry towel
    • Snacks and energy bars
  8. Documents:
    • Passport and necessary permits
    • Travel insurance details
    • Emergency contact information
  9. Cash:
    • Carry enough local currency for small expenses, as credit cards may not be widely accepted in remote areas.
  10. Optional Items:
    • Binoculars for bird watching and scenery
    • Journal and pen
    • Portable camp chair for added comfort during breaks
    • Multi-tool or knife

 

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