Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Pasang La pass (3850m)

Highlights

  • The beautiful Ruby Valley, the valley of pearls.
  • Tamang villages en route.
  • Diverse topology and biodiversity.
  • The Tamang Heritage, culture, and traditions.

Description

Ruby Valley is one of the off-beaten trekking trails. The fact that it is less traveled makes it special. The trekking trails are unique. Exploring the unexplored is such an exciting experience.

The Ruby Valley, named after a gem ‘Ruby’ is a beautiful valley. Here, Ruby, a stone metal is found in abundance. The trek to Ruby valley offers the trekkers with wonderful lifestyles in mountains. You will be trekking through peaceful villages. In the villages, people are friendly and are hospitable.

These 10 days Rubi Valley trek rewards the trekkers with amazing natural and cultural experiences. Also, the natural biodiversity in the region is commendable. You will have opportunities to trek through villages with diverse ethnicities. There, you will meet with Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, and Tamang people. Tamangs make the majority at almost all the villages.

Explore the amazing views of the quaint valleys and Himalayas like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and many others.

This trek is suitable for people of all age groups. Trekking in this roue does not require difficult training. With adequate preparations and gears, you can do this trek with fewer difficulties. Have a look at the ‘Packing List for Trekking in Nepal’ if you need help with packing.

Trek with us. Mount Mania is a renowned trekking agency in Nepal that organizes best treks and tours. In cases of any queries regarding the trek, do not hesitate to contact us.

Itinerary

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We will start our trek from Kathmandu. From the new bus park in Gongabu, you can find a local bus to Shyabru Besi. You can also ride there in a local or a private jeep. The road is scenic. We will ride through Baireni, Trishuli Bazar, Bidur, Dhunche, and Shyabru Besi.

The total driving distance from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is 122 kilometers. The 9 to 10 hours bus ride is tiring. The trail is not good. At places, it is bumpy. Especially the last 4 or 5 hours on the bus is not so good. The road is in poor condition with holes and big gravels.

Riding through the long one hill lane on the hilly trails, you will see beautiful terrain around. The ride is exciting and adventurous. We will have lunch at a lodge where the driver stops the bus or jeep.

A relaxing overnight at Shyabru Besi after a tiring bus ride.

Driving Duration: 9 to 10 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Shyabru Besi
  • Altitude: 1503m

We will actually be walking on the trekking trails of Langtang today. Syabrubesi to Gatlang is one of the beautiful days during Tamang Heritage Trek. Syabrubesi is a place where different treks in the Langtang region begins. Instead of following the trails towards Gosaikunda or the Langtang valley, we will take an ascend towards a hill.

We will walk for nearly three hours until we reach the hilltop. It is a beautiful place. From there, you can see lovely views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and Gojang valley. We will take some time there to see the amazing vistas around.

Now it’s time to trek to beautiful Golijang valley. The trail dips down to the valley. After walking for nearly an hour, we will reach our lunch spot. Goijang is a beautiful valley with beautiful Tamang settlements. After having lunch, we will begin to trek again.

After walking for almost three hours from Golijang, we will reach Gatlang. Gatlang is a beautiful village of Tamang inhabitants. From here, you will see incredible views of terraced fields. In the village, there are lots of lodges. People also offer homestay services. You can stay overnight in a lodge or homestays today.

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours hike  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gatlang
  • Altitude: 2337m

From Gatlang, we will trek to the Somdang village today. We will climb through a lush jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Today, we will walk across one of the biggest settlements in the region, the Yuri Kharka village. After reaching there, we will have lunch at one of the lodges.

Continuing to trek after having lunch, we will walk towards the Khurpu Bhanjyang. The trail is beautiful. A gradual walk for some time will take us to Khurpu Bhanjyang. From Khurpu Bhanjyang, the trail descends down towards the Somdang river. The river makes the border between two districts: Dhading and Rasuwa.

From there, we will walk towards the village in Somdang. After reaching there, we will take some rest. Overnight in a lodge.

Trek Duration: 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Somdang
  • Altitude: 3271m

We will be crossing a pass tomorrow. Thus, today will be our acclimatization day. It is necessary that our body copes with the lowering proportion in the air as we trek higher. We will spend today visiting a mine nearby. After returning from there, we can spend our time exploring the Somdang village.

The village is a Tamang village with friendly locals, most of who are the farmers. They earn their living via agriculture, animal rearing, and trade. You will have a lovely time in the village. You can also do laundry on this day. Overnight in Somdang. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Somdang
  • Altitude: 3271m

Today is a long day. From Somdang we will be trekking to the Tipling village via Pangsang pass. Pasang La pass (3850m) is the highest point on the Ruby valley trek route. We will begin the trek with an uphill climb. The trail passes through beautiful jungles and amazing landscapes. We will also see the views of Himalayas in Langtang while walking.

The trail reaches an amazing viewpoint at Pangsang Kharka. This is a beautiful place with an astounding panorama of soaring peaks of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal towards the north. Here, you will also see a wide grassland that looks awesome.

The pass was the part of an ancient trade route. From here, traders transported salt, livestock, wool and several other things from Tibet. We will rejoice the alluring views of Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu, and a bit of Annapurna Himal range.

Now, we will trek down to Tippling village. At the village, there are two Buddhist gompas. Along with it, you can see two churches in this village: both Protestant and a Catholic church. Overnight in Tippling village. 

Trek Duration: 8 to 10 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tipling
  • Altitude: 3271m

From Tippling village, the trail descends to a stream called Adha Khola. We will cross the and ascend the trail to Marmelung Kharka. Here, people are farmers. The fields are highly fertile. We will trek to Shertung through the beautiful fields. Shertung is a Tamang village. Here, most of the people are Hindu and Buddhists. The Holy Chyamra danda, Fyanchyat monastery, and Sajyat are some of the attractions of this village.

Shertung means 'place of gold' in the local language. People say that two brothers who took a journey searching for gold came here and started living in Shertung. This was how settlement in Shertung began.

The village also offers good views of Lapsang Karpu, Ganesh II and III.

Trekking Duration: 5 to 6 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Shertung
  • Altitude: 1875m

There is a place called Tatopani with hot springs. It is at 30 minutes hiking distance from Shertung. We will trek there after having breakfast. You can take a packed lunch with you since there are no lodges there. Take relaxing baths at the hot springs. We will now trek to the Chalish village.

Chalish village is well known for its unique traditions and customs. Here people are kind and friendly. This is the most beautiful and hospitable village in Ruby Valley. Here, people perform their traditional Ghatu Dance. Also, people sing Dohori songs in the evening to entertain their guests.

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours walk 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Chalish Gaon
  • Altitude: 1674m

We will start our day with a hike to Mani Hill. The hill is at 30 minutes distance from Chalish Gaon. The hill is a beautiful viewpoint of surrounding villages, valleys, hills, and mountains. We will proceed towards Gobre village via Deol Danda. From Gobre, we will further trek towards Chhap danda and to Bandari Bhir.

Walking along the splendid trekking trails, we will reach Borang village. It is a Tamang village with beautiful houses. From there, we will continue towards Ukhum. After arriving there, we will have lunch and continue towards Jharlang village.

We will walk through the Lishne jungle. After trekking through the jungle, we will cross a suspension bridge before reaching Chhapchyat village. After walking for some time from the village, we will reach Jharlang village.

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Jharlang Gaun
  • Altitude: 3000m

Our trek is almost on the edge to end. We will trek to the Darkha Gaun today. We will begin the trek by walking on the descending trail towards Jharlang Phedi. It will take us around two and a half hours to reach Jharlang Phedi.

Today, most of the trail passes through paddy terraces. We will also cross the suspension bridges. The surrounding views along the trail are admirable. We will across beautiful streams, Ankhu Khola and Chhapchyat. We will cross the rivers and will trek to beautiful Ri village. Walking further we will reach Darkha gaon. 

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours walk

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Darkha Gaun
  • Altitude: 850m

After having breakfast, we will start to trek towards Dhading Besi. From there, we can find buses or jeeps to Kathmandu. After a ride for around 7 to 8 hours from Dhading Besi, we will reach Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop (Domestic & International)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu to Syabrubensi) 
  • Local Bus Ticket (Dhanding Besi to Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Necessary Trekking Permits 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
02 Oct, 2020 - 11 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$800
09 Oct, 2020 - 18 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$800
16 Oct, 2020 - 25 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$800
23 Oct, 2020 - 01 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$800
30 Oct, 2020 - 08 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$800

Useful Information

Best Time for Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley trek is a wonderful trek for trekking in Autumn, Spring, and Winter. During these seasons, you will see the perfect sceneries of the surroundings. 

Autumn has the best visibility and most favorable weather for trekking. The view of blue skies, lush green hills, and the stunning Himalayas make the take more exciting. 

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Most of the trail in Ruby valley passes through the shades of Rhododendron trees. In Spring, all the forests become joyous with colorful petals of Rhododendron blossoms. Along with the best sceneries, weather and temperature in Spring are also moderate. 

Winter is the coldest time of the year. At the higher elevations like Pangsang pass, there are chances of snowfalls. However, the other regions will remain dry. With warm gears, you can have a wonderful time trekking to Ruby Valley in winter.

Trekking in monsoon is not a good idea. Trekking inside damp and slippery forests is difficult. Also, leeches and other summer bugs are more prominent on the trails. You will have a tough time trekking.