Kathmandu - Syabru Besi - Somdang - Pansang Pass - Chalish - Jharlang - Darkha - Dhading Besi - Kathmandu
Ruby valley homestay trek is unique trekking for Nepal traveler because of the less touristy region. And the cultural, natural and warm hospitality of local dwellers. Ruby valley part is the countryside of Nepal so easily you can observe real Nepal in this homestay trek. I really like to recommend this trek due to a local person in this area. Along with this trek, you can stay in local houses with a homely environment with a various tastes of local dishes. And can learn the local language and real culture and lifestyle of their homely living style.
Ruby valley homestay trek, we can go several trails but the best and scenic trail goes through Langtang trek side crossing dense pine forest, plants of herbs, seeing many wild animals and crossing the Pangsang Pass 3842mtrs, then walking through the courtyard of local villages and fertile land field graving with smile hospitality of real local people. Homestay trek, we can see and do, culture dance, Fishing program, hiking of Hot spring and many other local activities with local inhabitants and Ruby Valley Home Stay Trek is a unique and totally different from other popular and touristy area. If you have time you can explore Mt. Ganesh Himal Base camp.
30 Min. Hotel
Heartily Well come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where we had booked. After resting some hours we meet and brief about our program.
Full day world Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with expert tour guide by private car or chill out days as your wishes.
8-9 hrs by drive Lodge
This day we start for ruby valley homestay trek drive on a northern highway from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via Dunche Bazaar. The journey will take 8-9 hours trough Trishuli Bazaar, local villages, landscape, mountains and crops field along the way. On way to Syabru Bensi, we can view of Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, peaks of Langtang range. This first day will be in beautiful Tamang village near the Bhote Koshi River and overnight at lodge.
5-6 hrs Lodge
The trail goes through west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then descent to the Tamang village of Gatlang, a foundation village on the Tamang Heritage Trailor hike via Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Which is located above the Parvati Kunda, This kind is most popular pilgrim place for pilgrimage every year of the full moon (Janae Purnima), thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.
6-7 hrs Lodge
The way is uphill crossing through Pine and Rhododendron forest to Yuri Kharka 3710mtrs, which is a place for lunch and keeps going to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then descent to the Mailung Khola and which is borderland of Rasuwa and Dhading District. The north of Mailung khola and hike passes through a green valley to the 200m Chukarma waterfall.There is private or government people invest to painting metal company for 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 things.
6-7 hrs Lodge
Pangsang Pass 3842mtrs is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The trail follows down to the Marmailung continue to Tamang settlement of Tipling village where are two Buddhist Gombas and some Catholic church too and pray flags on the Chhorten along the way. They have a rich culture in the majority of Tamang community and show those cultural programs when visitors and trekkers come in that villages such as Shaman Dance, Horse dance, Mane dance, Mendo Maya, Paru dance and as well as Lama (monk) dance are quite popular.
3-4 hrs Lodge
After breakfast we go down to Kami Gaun continue to cross the Adha Khola on a new box bridge and climb up to the Sakpara danda then Chalish Village crossing through fertile field and way of nepali flat. Sertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a myth, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors Jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance.
Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and traditional cultural dances, including a hospitable welcome dance, Ghatu Dance; Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Some dances depend on the time of year and take place during festivals including the Maruni Dance during Dasai and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that occurs during Chandi Purnima in the Nepali month of Chaitra. Gurung men traditionally wear vangra, a woven, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers.
4-5 hrs Lodge
After breakfast, hike to hot spring explore. The trail descents to the Ankhu Khola cross on the Khar old suspension bridge, crossing through fertile land of villager and then again trail lead to ascent to Tikkas Danda which is a best place for small break after ascent to that hill. Again the way down to jungle and walking trail inside the jungle then we will reach Tatopani (nice hot spring), spend a some hours there then back to Chalish Village, this day we should take pack lunch either can have small lunch in Tikkas danda which is around 4-5 hours both way and including time in hot spring overnight at chalish.
This Day is interesting day so we take to the fishing program in fresh running water by fishing hook or by fishing net. We can enjoy some hours in river beach then back to home overnight at home with cultural dance.
6-7 hrs Homestay
After breakfast trek ascent to the Mane Danda then all the down to Borang Gaun around 2-2:30hours continue to Lishne khola (2 ½ hours walking) and trek continue to Percho where stop for lunch and trek continue to Darkha Gaon. Passing through suspension bridges, breath taking views of Ankhu khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village other side of the river finally reach at Darkha gaon. This village is mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well as Dalit and overnight at home.
After breakfast we are sharing local Jeep with other people and arrive in Dhading Besi after 4-5hours rough and tough zic zac gravel road by Nepali Helicopter jeep (named by my clients). Crossing through Ankhu Khola as well as Kimtang phedi villages as well as Katunje and Jyamrung village will make you fun driving having fabulous landscape surroundings then reach Dhading Bensi. We change another bus from Dhading Bensi and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3-4hours Prithivi high way drive to reach Kathmandu.
This is a free of last day shopping souvenirs or gift to your family, friends and other relatives until you departure. We offer you short extra trip for you if you have time and if you are departing, we have transportation services to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination."Have a Nice Flight" See you again.
- International airport picks up and drops service.
- 2 Nights standard hotels in Kathmandu (before trek).
- Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide and private car.
- Sightseeing entrance fees.
- Bus Ticket to Syabru Bensi local bus.
- Local Bus or Private Car back to Kathmandu.
- Drop to Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea or Coffee).
- Homestay accommodation on the way.
- An Experience guide (including their salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food)
- Porter (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food)
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat (after trek return).
- All legal documents.
- Some fresh and dry fruits.
- Farewell lunch and dinner suitable time.
What's not included?
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
- Some donation to the cultural group.
- Tips for guide and porters.