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Ruby Valley Trek 10 Days

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Ruby Valley Trek 10 Days

Duration :   10 Days 9 Nights
The Price :   $899.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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Ruby Valley Trek, also known as 10 Days Ganesh Himal Trek is the recent addition to the unbeaten trekking trails of Nepal. Named after the precious gem Ruby, the trek offers mesmerizing views of the mountains with breathtaking meadows, sacred ponds and waterfalls. Additionally, the travelers during the trek will also experience the Tamang culture while they pass through Langtang National Park.

 

Also known as Ganesh Himal Trek, (named after the elephant headed Hindu God Ganesh) the trail unveils the peaks Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV as well. Moreover, the peaks together are known as Ganesh Himal Range. Ganesh I is called Yangra (7422 m), the highest peak of the range.

 

Ruby Valley

Ruby Valley is a rural municipality located within the Dhading District of the Bagmati Province of Nepal. Furthermore, the rural municipality spans over 401.85 square kilometers (155.16 sq mi).

 

Moreover, on March 10, 2017, the Government of Nepal restructured the local level bodies into 753 new local level structures. Therefore, the previous Lapa, Sirtung, and Tipling VDCs were merged to form Ruby Valley. Ruby Valley is divided into 6 wards, with Sirtung declared the administrative center of the rural municipality.

 

The Trek

We begin our tour with a 7 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trek then begins along the trail while passing by the beautiful villages of Ghatlang, Somdam, Tipling, Shertung and Chalisgaon.

 

Additionally on your way, you will visit Parbati Kunda and Tatopani Hot Spring while enjoying views of Langtang Range, Manaslu Range and Ganesh Himal. The highest point of the trek reaches at Pangsang Pass on day five while passing via Somdam to Tipling at 3850 m.

 

The trek then finally halts at Dhading Besi and the tour ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Trek Map

 

Ruby Valley

 

Additional Information on Ruby Valley Trek:

 

Booking your Ruby Valley Trek:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Ruby Valley for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a booking amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 899 per person upfront. Moreover, if you opt for the booking, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We also accept all of the convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking your International Flight:

For your 10 Days Ruby Valley Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 10. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the Ruby Valley Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your Ruby Valley Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight ticket, please share the details with us so that we can provide you with a complimentary airport pickup. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name Cordial Trek and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can also arrange an accommodation for extra nights with add-on tours for additional cost.

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 4 to Day 9. Day 2 has been allocated as a Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour for the travelers while we process the necessary permits. Day 3 consists of an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the start point of Ruby Valley Trek. The travelers will then commence the trek on Day 4 from Syabrubesi. Expect to spend 6 nights and 6 days completing the Ruby Valley Trek. You’ll begin your trek from Syabrubesi to Dundure with overnight stays in Gatlang, Somdang, Tipling, Chalisgaon and Borang.

 

Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy dinner and breakfast at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 3 Star Category Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation during the trekking days:

During the trek, your accommodation options are mostly at tea and family houses. Although basic, these tea and family houses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

In Kathmandu, your package includes breakfast only, typically served buffet-style. Except for the day when you plan to leave for your trip early in the morning, you have an option to receive a packaged breakfast as well. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trekking trail.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the trekking experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 150-200 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside USD 150-200 for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

Your porter is limited to carrying a maximum of 25 kgs for every two travelers. However if you are a solo traveler or want to pay extra for a private porter you may utilize the complete 25 kgs. Else, if you have items that you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at your Kathmandu hotel for storage at no extra cost. But remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

As said earlier, every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. Therefore, the baggage must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Additionally, both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of Ruby Valley Trek:

 

1. Trek inside Ruby Valley, one of the most unbeaten trails in Nepal
2. Explore Langtang and Ganesh Himal region
3. Get to know about Tamang culture and traditions
4. Hike via Pangsang Pass (3842 m)
5. Experience ‘Tatopani’ natural hot spring
6. Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains including Mt. Manaslu & Ganesh Himal

Places You’ll See :

The district of Dhading is one of the seventy-seven districts in Nepal. It falls under the province of Bagmati.

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Kalo Kunda is a freshwater lake in Dhading.

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Singla Mane is one of the oldest stupas that lies in the borders of Rasuwa and Dhading at an elevation of 4050 m.

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Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide. In the evening, you will be enjoying a Cultural Program with Nepali Dinner.

 

Accomodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be taken on a tour around the main highlights of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also be preparing for your trek the same day.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 3 : Travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (Max Altitude: 1503 m / 4931 ft)

On the third day of your trip, you will be on a 7-8 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via an air conditioned bus. You will then be exploring the beautiful town of Syabrubesi on the bank of river Langtang in the evening. A guest house in Syabrubesi will be your halt for the night.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (Max Altitude: 2337 m / 7667 ft)

You will begin your day four with a 5-6 hours hike from Syabrubesi to Gatlang. On your journey, you will be passing through various scenic trails including waterfalls and traditional villages via a few of the suspension bridges as well. A Guest House in Gatlang will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (Max Altitude: 3271 m / 10731 ft)

You will begin your day five with a 5-6 hours hike from Gatlang to Somdang  via Yuri Kharka. On your journey, you will be passing through Parbati Kunda, a freshwater lake. A Guest House in Somdang will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Tipling via Pangsang Pass (Max Altitude: 3842 m / 12604 ft)

You will begin your day six with a 7-8 hours hike from Somdang to Tipling  via Pangsang Pass. Tipling is a cultural Tamang Village. It hosts two Tibetan Gompas with colorful flags. The village is influenced by both Hinduism and Buddhism. A homestay in Tipling will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

 

Accommodation: Homestay

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek from Tipling to Chalisgaon (Max Altitude: 1800 m / 5905 ft)

You will begin your day seven with a 6-7 hours hike from Tipling to Chalisgaon  via Shertung. Shertung and Chalisgaon are sister villages. The villages are inhabited by Tamang people. Shertung means the 'place of gold' and legend says two brothers in search of Gold arrived here by what they saw in their dream and thus the settlement was established. A homestay in Chalisgaon will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Homestay

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Borang (Max Altitude: 1700 m / 5577 ft)

You will begin your day eight with a short trip (2 hours) to Hotspring. You will then take a 6-7 hours hike from Chalisgaon to Borang. A homestay in Borang will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 11 km / 6.8 miles

 

Accommodation: Homestay

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Dundure and drive back to Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

You will begin your day nine with a short hike to Dundure. You will then take a 6-7 hours drive from Dhading to Kathmandu. A hotel in Kathmandu will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 : Final Departure

On day ten you will be awarded with a ‘Trip Certificate’ and be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the airport three hours before your final departure.

 

Optional: You might also book any other new trip with us.

 

Meals: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.  

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 200).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How difficult is Ruby Valley Trek?

Ruby Valley Trek is a moderately challenging trek package as it includes high pass (3842 m) hikes. The package has however been successfully completed by children above 10 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty however mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 6-7 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1. Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2. A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3. Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4. Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5. Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6. A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7. A sunscreen 

 

8. A sunglass

 

9. A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. Cordial Trek will make the necessary preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and National Park Permit) required for your Langtang-Gosaikunda Pass Trek.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guest House
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Tour Bus
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • City Tours
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

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