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Trip Code: NET-TR-RUB1

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 15 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 3730 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
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Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby valley Trek is a newly opened trekking destination in Nepal. Named after the precious stone Ruby which is found in abundance here, Ruby Valley trek lies in Ganesh Himal region
 
Ruby Valley Trek is comparatively a new trekking destination. The trek offers a rare experience of mountain, culture and natural biodiversity. The region host many different communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang etc. However Tamang who are Buddhists form the majority settlers. Many Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are seen along the trek. 
 
The highest point of this journey is Sing La pass (4040m) which affords great views of Mt. Ganesh I, locally called Yangra peak (7422m), Ganesh II (7118m), Lapsang Karbo (7043m), Pabil (7,104m), Manaslu and Langtang, are the famous Himalayan peaks visible from this trekking region. You will also trek to Ganesh Base Camp (3250m) to observe spectacular panorama of Ganesh Himal. A visit to Black and White (Kalo-seto kunda) lake which is fed by glacier makes this trek even more appealing. 
 
The trek passes through both Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area which are rich in biodiversity. Every spring and autumn, the hills and forests become colorful with various shades of rhododendron flowers, pines, oaks and may herbaceous plants. The landscape is dotted with rivers, streams, waterfalls and lakes. 
 
This trek can be done in different durations depending on starting and ending point. Ruby Valley trek is mainly camping trek but home-stays are also available. This trek is less frequented by tourists and is off-the-beaten track. 

 

overview

 Trip code: NET-TR-RUB1
  Region Ganesh Himal Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 15 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 3730 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek

itenerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep valley.
 
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Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung that takes about six hours. While trekking you experience Tamang culture as you walk through village trails. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang will be an added attraction. Gatlang is set high on a hillside among terraced fields. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.
 
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Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3500m.) which takes about five hours. You walk along the graveled but motorable road. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. Somdang is a Tamang village famous for zinc minerals.
 
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Trek from Somdang to Pansang Bhanjyang (3850m.) via Paldor Bhanjyang (3600m.) which takes about seven hours. You walk along the trail which moves through villages, forests and terraces. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views of green hills.
 
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Trek from Pangsang Bhanjyang to Chalise that takes about seven hours. The trail you follow descends at first and then climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks.
 
You can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. Now you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill up to Sertung Chalise.
 
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Trek from Chalise to Hindung that takes about five hours. The early part of the trail goes downhill up to Menchet Khola (stream) and crossing this stream you trek steep up and then gradually reach Hindung. This day you pass through small Tamang villages, forests, farming terraces and green hills. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang.
 
The main occupation of the locals is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. You find mani walls and prayer flags in some part of the villages. One thing to be noticed is that it is the last village you pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
 
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Trek from Hindung to Rajgang Kharka which takes about five and half hours. After leaving Hindung you will rarely find terraces. The route up to Rajgang Kharka is ascent and flat as well. You walk along the trail covered with forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. These forests are the nestling place of various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is surrounded by beautiful forests and grassland. Except in winter season the local people bring domestic animals especially sheep for grazing.
 
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Trek from Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) and then to Ganesh Himal Base Camp which takes about six hours. The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path somewhere. You walk along the trail covered with forests for a few hours.
 
Towards the ending the trail moves along the land where you rarely find any trees. You find alpine grass here due to high altitude. At Kalo Seto Kunda there are two lakes of holy significance. The surface of Kalo or Black Lake is covered with black stones. On the contrary the surface of Seto Kunda or White Lake is covered with white shinning stones. During winter season these lakes are frozen.
 
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Rest day at the Base Camp. You can have an excursion in and around Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake). From here you can enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal and many others.
 
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Trek from Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka that takes about six hours. You trek along descending narrow path where you find alpine grass on both sides. 
 
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The trail moves downhill all the way to Chalise. While trekking you pass forests till Hindung and crossing it you find a few Tamang villages.
 
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Trek from Chalise to Laba village (1750m.) takes about six hours. You trek downhill all the way to Laba Besi and trek uphill to reach Laba village. This day you pass by pine forests, Tamang villages, farming terraces, green hills and villages at far distance. Laba is a beautiful Gurung village with its own tradition and culture.
 
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Trek from Laba village to Manyang Bhanjyang (2934m.) takes about five hours. This day you trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. These forests are the home of various species of birds and wild animals.
 
The trail moves up hill all the way to Manyang Bhanjyang. From here you can see the first glimpse of Ganesh Himal. While trekking you pass Khading village mainly resided by Tamang and Gurung. Manyang Bhanjyang is a ridge and you find forests and grassland here. This is a perfect place for camping as your camping site is surrounded by rhododendron and oak forests. 
 
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Trek from Manyang Bhanjyang to Majhgaun (2200m.) takes approximately six hours. To reach Majhgaun you have to trek along gradual descent path. On the way you pass forests of rhododendron and oak, villages, farming terraces and green hills.
 
This day you may catch a glimpse of Manaslu range, Buddha peak on a clear weather and other unnamed mountains and peaks. As you enter Majhgaun you will find local people being engaged in farming.
 
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Trek from Majhgaun to Budathum takes about five hours. You walk along the trail dominated by villages, forests, streams and terraces. This day you can enjoy the scenic beauty of green hills. Budathum is a small town with local old market. This village is inhabited by Newar community. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Manaslu range at far distance.
 
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Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) takes about two hours. On the same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek descent path and then through leveled route. On the way, you pass few streams, villages, farming terraces, small forests. Most of the time the route moves along the river bank of Budhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazaar covers a small area with old market. Here, you find shops with minimal supply, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river. Here, the route to Manaslu trek meets.
 
You board vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is one of the picturesque journey. While driving you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.
 


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trrekking guide and Sherpas
  • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trrekking guide and Sherpas
  • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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