Ruby valley trek
Ruby valley trek is a part of Ganesh Mountain and treks over Pangsang la pass offers an excellent view of brilliant landscapes and farm terraces. Furthermore, you can experience the best passing through several villages of diverse ethnic people including Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung, and observe their culture and lifestyles.
Ruby valley trek is located between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park, along with the great combination and varieties of tallest Mountain Ganesh Himal I (7,429m.), Ganesh Himal II (7,118m.), III(7,110m.), IV(7052m.), V(6,986m.), VII(6,350m.); Manaslu (8,163m.), Lamjung Himal (6,800m.), and Langtang Lirung (7,300m.).
Not only the Himalayan scenery but also you see Buddhist monasteries, different species of herbal plants, beautiful landscapes, ruby crystal, zinc mining, different species of birds, different wild animals such as Thar, barking deer, Ghoral, Red pandas, snow leopard, Tiger, Bear, wolf, various kinds of monkeys and musk deer.
Besides that, you can pass twin cascades Ganga and Jamuna which makes your spirit delight. March to May are the best months to discover this route as the trail has colorful rhododendron and other nice blooming flowers. As this is a new published trek route there are no lodges – not basic infrastructure yet, so you can stay overnights either in normal houses or in Tented accommodation.
Why people choose Ruby valley trek?
Ruby valley trek combine with Ganesh Himal trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Langtang and Ganesh Himal family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 2600 m low elevation to 3842 meters, very less demanding, with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace.
Ruby valley trek offers very very basic accommodation most of the places along the trek routes run by the local inhabitants, however, Tent trek is still necessary. The trek begins from Uttar Gaya of Betrawori and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guides, and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Ruby valley trek with Pangsang la pass highlights
Ruby valley includes Pangsang la pass trek along the trek and combine with Ganesh Himal family, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Panoramic views of snow-covered mountains, Mountains rise soaring toward the sky.
Ruby valley trek combines with Pangsang la pass of Ganesh Himal grades
Ruby valley trek tour is suitable for any walker looking for something a less than challenging which does not require you to have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can complete it. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek to explore the ruby valley at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Best season / time to visit Pangsang la pass of Ruby valley trek
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Ruby valley trek combine with Pangsang la pass outline itinerary
01 Day:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan
02 Day: Kathmandu city tour ! World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.
03 Day: Drive from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi (1,503m/4,945 ft), 9 hours
04 Day: Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2,337m/7,690 ft), 5 hours
05 Day: Trek to Parvati Kunda. Then to Somdang (3,271 m/ 10760 ft), 6 hours
06 Day: Acclimatization ! Day to discover surroundings
07 Day:Pangsang La Trek (3,842m/ 12,640 ft) – Tipling
08 Day:Tipling to Shertung trekking (1,875m /6,188 ft), 5 hours
09 Day:Visit Hot Springs (2 ½ hrs walk) and trek back Chalish Gaon (1674m/ 5,505 ft), 5 hours
10 Day:Jharlang (Ungul) treks (3000 m/9,900 ft), 6 hours
11 Day:Darkha Gaun trekking (850m/2805 ft). 6-7 hrs
12 Day:Trek down hill to Dhading Besi. Return to Kathmandu 7 hours
13 Day:Drive back to Kathmandu with same road
14 Day:Final departure
Ruby valley trek detail itinerary
Our ruby valley with Ganesh Himal pangsang la pass trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike but are walking within a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you brief information about Ruby valley trek programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour ! World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.
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. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi (1,503m/4,945 feet). 8-9 hrs
Taking local bus early in the morning or a private four-wheel-drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon, and Dhunche Bazaar make you full of fun driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you a good start day drive of the trek.
Day 04: Syabru Besi to Gatlang trekking (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. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and is 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.
Day 05: Parvati Kunda Trek. Hike to Somdang (3,271 m/ 10760 feet), 6 hours
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.
The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot 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.
Day 06: Acclimatization ! Day to discover surroundings
This day, you hike to Lari mine Company. We may enjoy the view of Paldor peak and other Mountain View and overnight at the same place.
Day 07: Pangsang Pass La Pas Trek (3,842m/ 12,640 feet) – Tipling
We commence our trek with pack lunch. Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and taking in the breathtaking scenery. 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 offers Langtang ranges, 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 beautiful Tamang culture show.
Day 08: Trek from Tipling to Shertung (1,875m /6,188 feet), 5 hours
Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. 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 people have their own rich culture to show for 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 indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Holy Chyamra danda, Fyanchyat monastery, and Sajyat are the main holy attraction of the village. Spectacular Mountain View of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III can be seen from this village.
Day 09: Visit Hot Springs (2 ½ hrs walk) and trek back Chalish Gaon (1674m/ 5,505 feet), 5 hours
Trek downhill walking to Chalish village taking 30 minutes’ walk, leave your most of the luggage and trek to Tatopani (hot springs) walking 1 ½ hours where pack lunch will be suited to eat (no lodge has built yet). Enjoy half of the day taking bath with one of the best hot spring of this region. After enjoying return back to Chalish (Gurung inhabitants) village.
Day 10: Jharlang Trek (Ungul) (3000 m/9,900 feet), 6 hours
Roughly walking of 30 minutes, you will reach Mani Danda. This hill station offers an excellent view of Ganesh Himal ranges. Trek continued passing Deul danda, Gobre village (hilly walking slow walking is recommended with your guide and porter), Chhap danda and Bandari Bhir where rock climbing possibility has been seen. So any rock climber who is willing to climb highly recommended but basic infrastructure has not developed yet. Jharlang is a Tamang village belongs nearly 200 houses and has the best mountain Viewpoint of the area.
Day 11: Jharllang Gaun – Darkha Gaun (850m/ 2805 feet), 6 hours
First part of the trek, we walk roughly about 2 hours downhill to Jharlang Phedi passing paddy terraces with beautiful landscapes. Passing through suspension bridges of Ankhu khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village, reach Darkha gaon. This village is a mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well as Dalit.
Day 12: Trek downhill to Dhading Besi. Return to Kathmandu 7 hours
After breakfast trek all the way down to Darkha Phedi. Roughly about 45 minutes walking downhill there is a local jeep station where take a local jeep down to Dhading Bensi. During the drive, you can pass Kimdang phedi villages, Katunje village, and Jyamrung village. From Dhading change another bus and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3:30 hours as a maximum driving.
Day 13: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Ruby valley trek combine with Ganesh Himal cost?
Ruby valley trek we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay near Thamel, Kathmandu, and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- 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 trek
- 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 Syabrubensi and from Dhading besi to Kathmandu as a round trip transfer by bus
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional 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.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cost Exclude :
- 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.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- 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
We can organize private ruby valley trek with Ganesh Himal starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Ruby valley trek?
Answer: Actually for Ruby valley trek 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 trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ruby valley trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Ruby valley 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, dhal bhat, bread, soups, 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 Ruby valley trek?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in 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?
Answer: During Ruby valley trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in 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 for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Is there any communication facilities on Ruby valley trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
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 is the payments 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 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 trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo 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 polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is ruby valley of Ganesh Himal trekking different than Ganga Jamuna trekking?
Answer: No. Both trekking routes are same.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for 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.
Ruby valley trek note:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. 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, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.