Trek Highlights

  • Authentic experience of unexploited Tamang and Gurung villages.
  • Beautiful farm terraces
  • Splendid and closer views of Ganesh Himal and other mountains of Annapurna, Langtang and Manaslu region.
  • Passes through foothills and lowland farm terraces to ethnic Tamang villages on higher altitude.
  • Panoramic view of beautiful waterfall
  • Passes through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and other different types of vegetation

Trek Overview

Ruby Valley is situated in the Langtang National Park and also touches Manaslu Conservation Area. This trek starts from Syabrubesi and takes you through the high alpine zone and coming across with people following Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan ethnicity. Our adventure treks along the Ganesh Himal region in Nepal leads us across peaceful terraced fields, to mighty glaciers and into the unexplored. Best season to do this trek is March –  May since you can witness the beautiful views, blossoming rhododendron and fields. This trek is best to acquire the combination of the best natural and cultural experience.

Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal Trek

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Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    You will be received and escorted to the hotel by our staff, refresh yourself and take some rest or explore the area around your hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

  2. Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation

    Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. Today after breakfast we will explore Kathmandu valley, a guided tour will be conducted to major world heritage sites inside the valley. As Kathmandu valley is a beautiful combination of Hinduism and Buddhism we will visit historical sites like; Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath which is one of the largest stupa in the world. After the tour you will prepare yourself for the trek, will be briefed about the trek; buy all the trekking equipments required and overnight at hotel.

    Highlights

    Visit UNESCO Heritage sites

  3. Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,420 m/4,658 ft) approx 6 – 7 hrs drive

    We will be using the roadway to travel from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi from where we will be starting our trek. With a beautiful drive, the road twist and turn along the high hills as we pass through many remote villages and get to see the villagers working in their fields. Once we reach our destination we will be accommodating overnight in a lodge and prepare ourselves for the trek with some briefings given by the guides.

    Highlights:

    • Views of Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak on the way
    • Tamang settlement

     

  4. Day 04:  Syabru Besi to Parvatikunda (2,240 m/7,349 ft) 6-7 hrs trek

    We start our trek from today, we take a dirty zigzag trail to Bahundanda where we stop for lunch and then continue to trek along motorway to Tamang settlement of Gatlang. Through the trail we come across the village of Chawatar. After few more hours of trekking from Chawatar   we will reach Gatlang. It is a Tamang village with people following traditional Tamang cultures. After Ghatlang, we take gradual ascent for half an hour that leads you to Parvatikunda. Stay overnight in camp.

    Highlights

    • Views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak along the way
    • You are likely to see langur monkeys on the way
    • Walk through shaded trees of pine forest
    • Explore Ghatlang, the Tamang village
    • Parvati Kund, is a pristine fresh lake popular during Janai Purnima where thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.

     

  5. Day 05: Parvati Kund to Somdang (3,271 m/10,760ft) via Khurpa Pass (3,610 meter/11,843 ft) 6-7 hrs trek

    After an early breakfast, we walk on flat trail and gradual ascent through the beautiful forest of pine and oak trees to Yurikharka where we will stop for lunch. Continue to ascend to Khurpu Danda (Pass) 3,610 m and follow a steep descend to the Somdang River for half an hour. After that we meet motorway and continue to follow dirt path till Somdang. Stay overnight in Somdang.

    Highlights:

    • Views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak along the way
    • You are likely to see langur monkeys on the way
    • Pass through meadow called Yurikharka
  6. Day 06: Somdang to Marmilung Kharka (3,200 m/10,498 ft) via Pansang Pass (3,850 m/12,631 ft);5-6 hours

    After having breakfast, we follow zigzag track and continue up to Pansang pass (3,850m) which is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang with a wide panorama of the surrounding terrain. After that take descend through mid of the pine forest to Marmilung Kharka.

    Highlights:

    • Cross Pangsang Pass (3,850m/12,631 ft)
    • View of Langtang, Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal and other peaks blessed with plenty of herbal plants.from Pangsang Pass
    • Come across with yak along the way
  7. Day 07: Marmilung Kharka to Tipling village (2,500m/8,202ft) 3-4 hours

    After having breakfast, we leave Marmilung kharka behind and head towards Tipling village which is quaint village inhabited mostly by the Tamang ethnicity.

    Highlights:

    • Visit Buddhist Gombas and Catholic church of Tipling
    • Beautiful prayer flags on the Chorten along the trail
    • Observe cultural program in Tipling performed by Tamang such as Horse dance, Paru dance, Mane dance and shaman dance.
    • Culturally rich in Shamanism and Tantrism.
  8. Day 08: Exploration day

    After breakfast we can either take rest or explore Tipling village, visit waterfalls and you get to see beautiful view of Ganesh Himal range. We will return back and stay overnight in Tipling.

    Highlights:

    • Visit waterfall
    • Explore Tipling village
    • Views of Ganesh Himal
  9. Day 09: Tipling to Neber (2,220 m/7,283 ft); 6-7 hours

    After having breakfast, we start to trek downhill to Chalish Gaun for about 20 minutes. We pass Tin Kanya Hindu temple, picturesque village and continue to Khar Khola.  Further, we take a gentle ascent to Pasabar danda where you can see spectacular vistas of holy Tribeni River. After enjoying the view from Pasabar danda, we trek down to hotspring and further climb uphill all the way to Neber village.

    Highlights:

    • Tin Kanya Hindu temple at Chalish Gaun
    • Pass through Tamang village
    • Spectacular view of Tribeni River from Pasabar Danda.
    • Stop over at hotspring.
  10. Day 10: Neber to Kapurgaun via Timla Pass (2,900 m/9,514 ft); 5 hours

    After breakfast we start our trek taking ascend to Mangyal Bhanjyang then descend to Kapurgaun. During trek, we walk through forest of pine, rhododendron trees.

    Highlights:

    • Tamang Village settlement
    • View of Ganesh Himal
    • Encounter with birds like woodpecker, red bulbul and animals like langur monkeys
  11. Day 11: Kapur Gaun to Khading (2,025m/6,643 ft)    6-7 hours trek

    Take a first gradual descent to small river and cross the suspension bridge. Further we take ascend all the way to Lapchet. Continue to take descend crossing the river and ascend up to Lapagaun. This is a main village and trading center of neighboring village and gradually ascends to Khading.

    Highlights:

    • If you are lucky you might encounter with langur monkeys
    • View of Ganesh Himal;
    • Khading is a one of the largest Gurung village in Ganesh himal region
    • From Khading you can see an exotic Ganesh Himal view , brilliant Gurung culture, Gumba temples and great hospitality.
  12. Day 12: Khading to Nauban Kharka (2,800 m/9,186 ft) crossing Myangal Bhanjyang. (2,975 m/9,760 ft) 5-6 hours

    After breakfast we take ascend and walk through forest up to Myangal Bhanjyang. The trails have several ups and downs to Magne Goth. After crossing small pass you will reach Nauban Kharka

    Highlights:

    • Walk through forest of pine, rhododendron trees.
    • Encounter with birds like woodpecker, red bulbul
    • Reaching Nuaban Kharka with views of Himal Chuli and Boudha Himal of Manaslu mountain range.
  13. Day 13: Nauban Kharka to Lamo Dhunga (2,200 m/7,217 ft) 4-5 hours

    After breakfast, take a descent and zigzag path all the way to Lamo Dhunga.

    Highlights:

    • Get to see birds such as woodpecker, red bulbul, falcon
    • View of village from LamoDhunga
  14. Day 14: Lamo Dhunga to Manbu (1,300 m/4,265 ft) 4-5 hours

    After one and half hour descend trail we enter the village called Ghunchet, the oldest village of Tamang and Gurung settlement. Continue to take descend path and walk through off the beaten track to Manbu.

    Highlights:

    • Pass through old village of Tamang and Gurung settlement
    • Walk through forest of bamboo trees
    • Explore mixed settlement of Manbu village
    • Manbu village with superb views of Manaslu range of peaks, Himal Chuli, Boudha Himal.
  15. Day 15: Manbu to Arughat (605 m/1,984 ft) 4 hours

    Take descend to river called Budi gandaki. After crossing suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River we connect to the main road of Arughat Bazzar. Finally, continue to follow motorway all the way to Arughat.

    Highlights:

    • Pass through rice paddy fields and people working in the fields
    • Cross Budi Gandaki River
  16. Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu 8 hours or depend on road condition

    After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will transfer to hotel of Kathmandu where you can either take rest or go for shopping.

    Highlights:

    • Scenic drive to Kathmandu
    • Leisure time for shopping
  17. Day 17: Back home          

    You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home.

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03 Mar, 2019 19 Mar, 2019 US$ 944 Available Book Now
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What's Included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Private transfer to/from trek
  • 3 nights accommodation ***Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • 14 days Tea house lodge on trek with breakfast
  • Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Map

What's not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (approx. US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages
  • Personal equipment, 
  • Personal bills, 
  • International airfare
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), Liability insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour 

Kathmandu Sightseeing Full day tour: US$ 60 (based on min 2 pax)

Kathmandu Sightseeing Half Day Tour US$ 40 (based on min 2 pax)

 (With transfer, English speaking guide and entrance fees)

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