Ktm - Sybrubesi - Gatlang - Somdang - Tipling - Chalish - Darkha - Kathmandu
Ruby valley trek is unique trekking for Nepal travelers because of the less touristy region. As well as the cultural, natural, and warm hospitality of local dwellers. Ruby Valley Trek is the countryside of Nepal so easily you can observe real Nepal in the Ruby Valley Area. We really like to recommend ruby valley trekking due to a local person in this area. Along with this trek, you can stay in local houses with the homely environment then you can taste local dishes. And can learn the local language and real culture and lifestyle of their homely environment.
Ruby Valley Trek, we can go several trails but the best, and the scenic trail goes through Langtang National Park side crossing through 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. You can see and do, culture program, Fishing program, hiking of Hot spring, and many other local activities with local inhabitants. This Ruby Valley Trek is a unique and totally different from other popular and touristy areas.
Ruby valley trek is connecting with Langtang and Manaslu trek. So, if you have time then you can continue to Manaslu trekking.
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 details about our program.
8-9 hours by a drive B+L+D Lodge
This day we start for ruby valley homestay trek drive on a northern highway from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi viaDunche 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 B+L+D Homestay
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 Trail or 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 B+L+D Tea House
The way is uphill crossing through Pine and Rhododendron forest to Yuri Kharka 3710mtrs, which is the 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 the paiputang 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 B+L+D Tea House
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 two Buddhist Gombas and some Catholic church too and pray flags on the Chhorten along the way. They have the 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 B+L+D Tea House
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 B+L+D Tea House
After breakfast, hike to hot spring explore. The trail descends to the Ankhu Khola cross on the Khar old suspension bridge, crossing through fertile land of the villager and then again trail lead to ascent to Tikkas Danda which is the best place for a 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.
4-5hours. B+L+D Home
This Day is an interesting day so we take the fishing program in fresh running water by fishing hook or by the fishing net. We can enjoy some hours in river beach then back to home overnight at home with cultural dance.
6-7 hrs B+L+D Home
After breakfast trek ascent to the Mane Danda then all the down to Borang Gaun around 2-2:30hours continue toLishne Khola (2 ½ hours walking) and trek continue to Percho where stop for lunch and trek continue to Darkha Gaon. Passing through suspension bridges, breathtaking views of Ankhu Khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village another side of the river finally reach Darkha gaon. This village is mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well as Dalit and overnight at home.
7-8 hrs by bus B+L+D Hotel
After breakfast, we are sharing local Jeep with other people and arrive in Dhading Besi after 4-5hours rough and through zigzag gravel road by Nepali Helicopter jeep (named by my clients). Crossing through Ankhu Khola as well as Kimdang Phedi villages as well as Katunje and Jyamrung village will make you a 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.
- International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service.
- 2 Nights Hotels in Kathmandu (before trek).
- Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with 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).
- Home stay accommodation on the way.
- An Experience Guide and Helper (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging and fooding
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags after trek return).
- All Legal Documents.
- All Gov VAT.
- Token of Love.
- Some Dry Fruits.
- Farewell Dinner.
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 Cultural Group.
- Tips for Guide and Poters.