Ruby Valley Trek

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Situated in the Ganesh Himal region, Ruby Valley Trek, encounters less number of trekkers in comparison to any other trekking destinations, despite its mysterious cultural experience among the Tamang and Gurung inhabitants, and spectacular views of mountains and landscapes from the Pangsang La Pass. The valley has been named as Ruby Valley because of the hidden high deposits rubies in the Ganesh Himal. You shall be experience the difference in the culture and climate, as you keep making your journey from the flat landscape into the terraced areas, dense forests, through steep hills and remote valleys. Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa, etc. are some of the major mountains that you shall get to see in this trek. Making through the Pangsang La Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 3,842 m, is the most phenomenal experience you shall have in this trek.
 
Since very less number of trekkers chose this destination, this region is still underrated and encounters less visitors. This can also be seen having affected the number of teahouses; however, you can accommodate yourself in the home stays. This is the trek that offers you the sheer beauty of original and pure Nepalese culture in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal. Moderate level of body fitness capable enough to do some long duration of trekking for some days in a row is sufficient to make this trek without any hassle. We can also customize the trek itinerary as per your need and preferences; do let us know in advance. 

Itineary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Drive to Syabrubesi
Trek to Gatlang
Trek to Somdang
At Somdang
Trek to Tipling via Pangsang La Pass
Trek to Shertung
Trek to hot springs-Chalish Gaon
Trek to Jharlang
Trek to Darkha Gaun
Trek to Darkha Phedi/Drive to Kathmandu
At Kathmandu
Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345 m

Welcome to Nepal; our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you rest for a while, you might like to do some shopping along with very short stroll around the city. After a short debrief session in the late evening, we shall be sitting together in the Welcome Dinner. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. 

Drive to Syabrubesi
Altitude: Syabrubesi: 1,460 m

It normally takes from 8 to 9 hours to reach Syabrubesi from the Kathmandu Valley via a vehicle drive. Passing the Trisuli Bazasr, Ramche Gaon, Dhunche Bazar, and several other villages and towns, witnessing the lush green vegetation and beautiful landscape you shall reach at the confluence of Bhote Koshi River and Langtang River, where the Syabrubesi is located. Stay overnight at Syabrubesi. 

Trek to Gatlang
Altitude: Gatlang: 2,238 m

Making through the steeply trail, passing the Rongga Bhanjyang, you shall descend downhill and arrive at Golkung. It takes about an hour to arrive at Golkung from the Ringa. After lunch and short rest, you shall resume your trekking towards Gatlang, which shall take about 3 more hours to reach from Gatlang. Stay overnight at Gatlang. 

Trek to Somdang
Altitude: Somdang: 3,271 m

After the breakfast in the morning, you shall pass through Yuri Kharka, and make several gentle ascents and descents to arrive at Khurphu Bhanjynag. Then, you shall cross the Somdang River, and pass the mining compound, and the Cukarma Waterfall. Witnessing the long tunnel for extracting crystal, tin, zinc, copper etc. you shall make all the way to Somdang. Stay overnight at Somdang. 

At Somdang
Altitude: Somdang: 3,271 m

This is the acclimatization day at Somdang; not only for giving your body sufficient time to adapt with the growing altitude but also the chance to explore the village and get to know the people and their culture. You can also visit the Lari mine, and a couple of villages inhabited by Tamang people. Stay your second night at Somdang. 

Trek to Tipling via Pangsang La Pass
Altitude: Pangsang La Pass: 3,842 m

Early in the morning, after having breakfast and packing meal for lunch, you shall embark your today’s journey towards the Pangsang Kharka. It is the best viewpoint to witnessing the soaring mountains. The top of the pass offers you the stunning views of Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang ranges, Manaslu ranges, and some peaks of the Annapurna ranges. You shall then descend down to the Tipling village. Stay overnight at Tipling.
 
Trek to Shertung
Altitude: Shertung: 1,875 m

After you cross the Adha Khola via the box bridge, you shall ascend uphill to arrive at the Shertung and Chalish villages. The legend says that the village had been settled by the two brothers who were told to make their pursuit to find golds here. You shall have satisfied experience exploring the village and expanding your knowledge about Tamang people. Stay overnight at Shertung.
 
Trek to hot springs-Chalish Gaon
Altitude: Chalish Gaon: 1,674 m

Trekking for about 30 minutes takes you to Chalish Gaon. From here, you can trek to Tatopani that boasts natural hot springs. You shall have the packed lunch here. You might fancy to soak your body into the natural hot spring and wash away all your exhaustion and anxieties. After the adventure in Tatopani, you shall return back to the Chalish Gaon. Stay overnight at Chalish Gaon. 

Trek to Jharlang
Altitude: Jharlang: 3,000 m

As you making this another return journey, you shall be offered with spectacular views of Ganesh Himal ranges, and the whole village of Chalish Gaon. Via the Deul Danda, Gobre Village, Chhap Danda, you shall make all the way to Bandari Bhir. Via the Borgan Village, Lishne Jungle, Chhapchyat Village, you shall arrive at Jharlang Village (Ungul). Stay overnight at Ungul. 

Trek to Darkha Gaun
Altitude: Darkha Gaun: 2,805 m

With a couple of hours hike, you shall arrive at Jharlang Phedi. Crossing the river via suspension bridge, terraced fields, witnessing the staggering views of Ri Village, Chhapchayt, and Ankhu Khola at the other side of the river, you shall make all the way to Darkha Gaun. You shall find mix communities inhabiting the village. Stay overnight at Darkha Gaun. 

Trek to Darkha Phedi/Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345 m

It takes about an hour to reach Darkha Phedi, from where, you shall catch a vehicle to Dhading Besi, which is a 3-4 hours ride on the bumpy road. Here, you shall hop into another vehicle to arrive at Kathmandu. Our representative shall drop you to your hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

At Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345 m

There are some of the most important world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO in the Kathmandu Valley, such as the Basantapur Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, etc. that you might love to pay visits. We shall be sitting together sharing our experiences in the Farewell Dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
 
Departure
Our representative shall take you to the airport ahead of the departure flight. After farewell and goodbyes, we shall part away from the airport. Have a happy and safe journey back to your home country. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 13 days

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