Ruby valley trekking is one of the least explored trekking destinations of Nepal, where one can experience the new lands, trail, topography, culture along with the pure Nature of the surroundings. The name of this trek is given as there is high potentiality of the red precious stone which is called Ruby. While undertaking this trek, one can experience the lifestyle, family status, culture and traditions of the local people i.e. Tamang and Gurung. The walking trail includes steep ups and downs, flat lands, valleys and lush green forests. From different enroute places, you can have the wonderful view of Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and other mountain ranges. For foods and accommodations, there are presence of tea houses and local lodges; which provides basic facilities for the travelers and trekkers.
1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our representative will meet, greet and welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the booked hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi 1503m.
After having Breakfast in the hotel, you will begin your day with a drive to Shyabru Beshi, gateway to the Langtang Valley where Bhote Koshi and Langtang Rivers flows together. The drive is really interesting which passes via Trisuli Bazaar, Ramchhe Gaon and Dhunchhe Bazaar. The road is narrow and a bit adventurous and zig zags road but you will really enjoy the amazing landscape along with the scenic beauty. Overnighr Local Lodge.
Day 3: Shyabru Beshi to Gatlang 2337m via Chawatar.
After breakfast, you will follow dirt & zigzagging Track to the west up to the Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement. The Tamang settlement is an important village on the Tamang Heritage Trail. You will hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs, traditions, culture and way of living. Just a few distance above from the village, Parvati Kunda; a famous Kunda for Hindus lies which is popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 4: Gatlang to Somdang 3271m via Yuri Kharka.
Today, you have to walk above through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka. After having lunch in Yuri Kharka, you will continue your way up to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River, border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts. Walking few more from the Somdong river. Overnight local lodge.
Day 5: Somdang - Pangsang Pass (3842 m) - Tipling 2078m
From Somdong River, you will commence your trek to reach Pangsang Kharka. It is a viewpoint located at the southwest of Somdong village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. You can see the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The whole Ganesh Himal region is full of with valuable herbal floras. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. Descending from the Pangsang pass, you will head towards Tipling. Tipling village has the majority of Tamang people so it has a beautiful Tamang culture show including jhankri or shaman dance, Ghode/horse dances, which are believed to be brought from the Tibetan culture. Overnight Local Lodge.
6: Tipling - Shertung/Chalish 1700m
Today, you will descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the villages of Shertung and Chalish. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold' where as Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The locals have their own culture and lifestyle which can be the point of attraction for visitors.
Day 7: Chalish- Borang - Percho (lunch) to Darkha Gaun 850m
After breakfast, your day starts with trek to Borang village for the final destination of the day Darkha Gaun. From Borang you will get down to Percho where we will stop for lunch. After lunch you will continue trekking to Darkha Gaon. Passing through suspension bridge you will see breathtaking views of Ankhu Khola and Chyamchyat as well as the Re village. Crossing the bridge, you finally reach at Darkha Gaon. This village has mix culture of Brahmin, Tamang and Dalits. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 8: Darkha Gaun - Darkha Phedi - Dhading Besi - Kathmandu 1310m
Today is your last day of trek. After having breakfast in Darkha Gaun, you will trek all the way down to Darkha Phedi which takes 45 minutes downhill walk. From Darkha Besi, you will drive to Dhading Besi through rough and tough zig – zag road, which will take 3 - 4 hours. The road goes from Ankhu Khola to Kimdang phedi village as well as Katunje and Jyamrung village. You can enjoy the fabulous landscapes on the way. From Dhading, you will take bus and drive back to Kathmandu which takes 3 hours. Overnight Hotel.
Day 9: Final Departure
today is your last day in Nepal. You can utilize your time in refreshing and relaxing or you can also engage in shopping token of love for loved ones.
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.
Ruby Valley Trekking
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