Ruby Valley Trek

  • 9 Days
Price per personUS$499
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 699
2 - 2 US$ 599
3 - 5 US$ 555
6 - 10 US$ 499
11 - 16 US$ 479
02 August, 2021
$699 x 1 guests:
$699

Total
$699
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  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Max Altitude3800 m

Overview

Trek to Ruby Valley; one of Nepal’s finest remote home-stay treks, and its quieter trekking trails of Nepal that takes us trekking through its Ruby valley (Ganesh Himal) region of Nepal with the perfect astonishing mountains views into the hidden gem of Nepal with fascinating local traditional villages of people in the remote part of Nepal.

The Ruby Valley Trek is a newly explored home-stay trekking trail in the northern part of Kathmandu Nepal. It’s undoubtedly an ideal option for those of us who are looking for a home-stay trekking experience in the quieter ‘off the beaten path route in Nepal where a less-crowded route is involved. While trekking on this route, Starting from the lowest height of 1300 meter this journey cross elevates up to the height of 3900m (Pangsang- La), the highest point of the trek and finally we get to enter through the exceptional villages of Tipling, Chalish, Lapa and Khading Gaun, we will be also grateful for the private trails complete with lush forests, fascinating villages, terraced farms, astounding waterfalls, and guzzling rivers, crossing numerous of suspension bridges along with the astonishing views of the Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges along the way.

Experience one of the authentic homestay treks into the native land of some of the world’s highest mountains. Be part of this amazing trekking of a lifetime to off-the-beaten-trail of Nepal with Ruby Valley Homestay Trek.

Our exciting Homestay trekking journey begins with a dramatic bus ride to Syabru Besi from the hustle and bustle city of Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is the gateway to Ruby Valley where we start our trek from, walking through the mythical land of the Himalayan settlements of the local people, terraced filled and lush forests. Just in seven-eight days, our trek will be completed. For seven-eight days, we spent our nights in the beautiful places Gatlang, Somdang, Tipling, Chalishvillages, Lapa, and Khading village. Most villages are of the Tamang community. The Ruby Valley trek is a moderate trek of Nepal, During this trek, we stay at the local house with the local people and community and try local food, appreciate their unique culture where we will have an opportunity to learn their tradition and lifestyle in-depth. Exploring their appreciating culture we also appreciate the excellent hill and mountain landscape throughout the journey. In a few days of our hiking, we cross the Pangsang –La and get into the easier move in the valley. Our trek then gradually becomes easier and more leisurely in the local villages. Interacting with locals and exchanging culture is the most admiring point of the trek. Our surroundings are very beautiful. We will drive back to Kathmandu. The last glimpses of Ganesh Himal from our bus will impress us so much.

Ruby Valley is easy and short to walk. It is in the category of the moderate route. This route is favorable in the month of February, March, April, September, October, and November. If you want to trek in this route, just have the contact at Alpine Ramble, you will not have any fear and risk with our team. We make the provision of professionally expert guides. Management of all documents and their verification is done by our team. Everything and step are taken according to your wish. The moments with our team will be memorable in your lifetime.

Our Ruby Valley Trek is a normal itinerary; anyone with the average physically fit person can be a part of this awesome trip from five years to ninety years old.

Whilst on the trek, we can enjoy various rich cultural activities like Maruni, Lama Nach, Many Nach, Ghatu, Sorathi, Rodhi, and Thado Bhaka among many other cultural matters. If you wish to trek in the less-crowded area on the mountain and nature staying at the local houses with the local peoples, experiencing the culture and lifestyle then this trek is certainly the piece of cake for you. Join us now to be part of this life-changing trekking journey.

For those of us who love to explore the popular trekking routes in Nepal then trekkers might look into our Everest Base camp Trek, Annapurna Base camp Trek, and Langtang valley trek

FREE BENEFITS  

  • Airport pick up and drop off services 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, etc. 
  • ART's Duffle bags for the helpers 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map or browser and printed ART's  T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitudes area
  • WOKI TOKI  for communicating with the group only 

Ruby Valley Route Map 

Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi and Arughat to Kathmandu
  • marvelous mountain views of Ganesh, Langtang, and Mansu ranges 
  • Explore the unique local culture of Tamang and Gurung Communities people 
  • Experience the local culture and their lifestyle
  • Experience the homestay trip 

Itinerary

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Today is the first day of the Ruby Valley journey, we travel from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi by local bus or Jeep early morning, the bus ride will be around 5-6 hours through the magical lands, enjoying the picturesque views. On arrival, you will have your own room at the hotel of Sybrubesi,  get refreshed, and enjoy dinner in the evening with the group, overnight at Hotel.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1470m

In the morning, we start the trek to Ghatlang Village, also located along the Tamang Heritage Trail. Tamang is native to the Rasuwa region and is famous for its traditional culture, heritage, and rituals. Explore the local village at your own pace. We will have dinner and overnight at a local lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1900 m

The third day of the journey begins with a beautiful breakfast at Somdang, in the morning, we kick off right after a quick breakfast at the hotel, the trails gradually climb towards Yuri kharka through a lush forest of Rhododendron and Pine with outstanding views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, the ascend to the top takes us up to five hours, the trail is a very gentle climb, sometimes you have access of the road that you can follow up. as we slowly climb up we get to see the close-up views of the Himalayas, after 4-5 hours of trek we reach  Yuri Kharaka before reaching Somdang, where we take a short break for the lunch. After lunch, we continue towards Khurpu Banjyang (3570m) passing the hill we descend downhills as we Following a downhill trail to the Somdang River, this is a border region for Rasuwa and Dhading Districts. You will enjoy the scenic view of Somdang Valley with the en-route visit to Chukarma Waterfall, exceeding a length of 200 meters. Enjoy dinner and overnight at a local lodge and stone hut.

  • Homestay
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 2990 m

Today is one of the longest days of the trek, grab early breakfast, and start ascending towards the Pangsang- La located at an altitude of 3900 meters high above the sea level, which is the highest point of the region for this trek, a pleasant hike in the early morning takes us to the top of Pangsang from where we can enjoy the mesmerizing panoramic mountains view of the Langtang, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges form the close-up distance. This region is not only reached in nature but it is equally reached and fascinating in the diverse culture as well, where you will have a great opportunity to engage with the unique culture and tradition of the Tamang and Gurung people. This area is a pocket-zone for herbal plants, which still are used in making traditional Tibetan medicine. We will brief you about these rare herbs and their use by the local people. Enjoy the stunning sunset view from the Pass and the late evening or night will be enlightened by the sparkling stars and full moon. Dinner and overnight will be at a stone hut.

  • Homestay
  • 8 hrs approx
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 3900 m ( Pangsang-La)

Today, we will descend to Chalish Village, which is a cultural hub to witness the Tamang and Gurung communities. Pass several Mane and Buddhist Prayer flags along the route. We will be welcomed by the local people from the Mother and Father Development Community with traditional rituals. If we are lucky, we will witness a traditional Jhankari Shaman dance, which is influenced by both Tibetan and Hindu culture. We will be staying with a local family to get an insight into the rural community, their traditional way of life, and culture.

  • Homestay
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 1700 m

After having our morning breakfast at Chalish gaon than our journey starts onwards shading villages following the beautiful river valley with the absolutely amazing scenery of nature. Today trek is about 4/5 hours to changing the village. Khading is one of the largest Gurung villages in the Ganesh Himal region which offers an exotic Ganesh view, brilliant Gurung culture, Gumba temples, and great hospitality.

  • Homestay
  • 5 hrs apporx
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200 m

Today, we explore Khading Village and witness the lifestyle of the local, Khading is the largest village of Gurung people in the region where you will have a great opportunity to explore a unique Gurung culture and traditions, the people are very friendly with warm hospitality. Very welcoming people with good smiles all the time. At the same time, we can visit the monasteries that lie on the edge of hills and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the Himalayas, in the evening, we have delicious local foods or traditional foods of the Gurung along with the traditional shows by the community group.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200m

Follow the easy track to Lower Borang which takes us 5 approx to reach and the rest of our time will be exploring the upper Borang Village and visit the Gombas, overnight at homestay!

  • Homestay
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 1400 m

A short trek to Dundure where we end officially our trek and take a short drive back to Dhading Bensi which is the capital of the region, stay overnight at a good hotel, and enjoy the good foods here after a long trek in the mountain. 

  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • 800 m

On the final day of the trek in Ruby Valley, take an early breakfast and ride back to Kathmandu, the drive takes us to reach around 3-4 hours, on arrival, we have leisure time at Thamel, in the evening, the company will host the farewell dinner at the typical restaurant to enjoy the journey of the success.

Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only 

  • Hotel
  • 3 hrs
  • 1450 m

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicles.
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request 
  • Trekking lodges or homestay throughout the trek
  • Assistant guide for the group ten or above
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Dundure to Kathamndu 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt,  route map, and a duffel bag
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, 
  • A basic first aid box 
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes and vat 
  • Nepal entry visa fees, you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu USD25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Foods and hotels before or after the trek
  • All kinds of beverages including tea, water, wine, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tipping  for the guide and staffs (Recommended)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Trip Info

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided an adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness that will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Accommodation during the Trek

The Ruby Valley offers one of the finest homestay accommodations for the travelers to experience, while you will have a quality time in this region staying at the best homestay places of the region, 

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have a menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of meal as you like to eat from the menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has a well-trained cook basically attention to clean, hygienic, fresh, and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, a variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or mineral bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify it by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Equipment lists 

  • Find the guidelines of essential trekking gears for Ruby Valley Trekking,
  • Daypack up to 40 liters, it must be waterproof,
  • Down Jacket, rental is available 
  • Warm sleeping bag, the company will provide if you do not have it
  • Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp, or torchlight
  • Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions, or Sun cream.
  • one pair of liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
  • two Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
  • two Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
  • Zipper provides additional venting options that are good for changing temperatures. 
  • one Softshell jacket water & wind resist. 
  • one woman swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
  • Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body and legs

  • One Pair of nylon hiking short paints, one pair of cotton paints.
  • One Pair of softshell pants, synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet lists  

  • two pairs of liner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing in the evening, and 1Pair light sports shoes.
  • Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
  • Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
  • One small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
  • Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

Best Season

March to May is Spring and September to November is Autumn, these months are the best time of the year for trekking to Ruby Valley with a mile temperature, and the views are crystal clear, less chance of snowfall.