About Ruby Valley Trek

One of the recently explored trekking trails is Ruby Valley Trek which lies in the Ganesh Himal region. Named after the ruby deposits in Ganesh Himal, this trekking route is hidden between the popular trekking routes of Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. Ruby valley lies in the countryside of Nepal, giving you the real essence of Nepali way of life. Not only does this trekking route gives you beautiful sceneries to look at, but it also lets you experience Nepalese culture especially of Tamang community as you get to spend time in their local setting, watch their cultural dances and familiarize with their way of life. There are several trails one can take but the one with the best view goes through the sides of Langtang National Park crossing through dense forests, waterfalls, passing by Pangsang-La Pass (3842 mt.) then walking through local villages and feeling the warmth of the locals in the area. 

We kick start our trek after driving from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi. We pass by terrace farms, hills overlooking the up-close views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of central Himalayas. Pangsang-La Pass is the highest point of our trek route, situated at an altitude of 3850 mt., which is one of the most spectacular viewpoints of our trek route. This pass is also one of the finest viewpoints on the trek. The trek also features sacred lakes like Ganesh Kunda, Parvati Kunda, and Seto and Kale Lake which holds great importance to the Hindus. Ruby Valley Trek not only quenches your thirst for picturesque views but also blends you with the local communities, giving you the experience of their way of life, their practices, culture, and language. Ruby Valley Trek has its route along Tamang and Gurung villages. The trekkers will enjoy the homestays in these villages and get to learn about the struggles and cultures of the people living in the remote part of the country. This trek will certainly give you a wonderful experience and a joyful stay on the lap of Himalayas.

High Camp Adventure is a popular trekking organizer based in Kathmandu. We take full responsibility that our clients have the adventurous Himalayan experience. We have guides and equipment that adhere to the highest international safety standards. We provide our clients with all kind of transportation services required throughout their stay in the country. We also have various other packages which can fit in to elongate your stay in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Day 2Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1,420 m)
  • Day 3Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2,337 m)
  • Day 4Gatlang to Somdang (3,271 m).
  • Day 5Somdang to Tipling (2,078 m) via Pangsang-La Pass (3,842 m)
  • Day 6Tipling to Shertung (1,875 m).
  • Day 7Visit Hot Springs and trek to Chalise Gaon (1,674 m).
  • Day 8Chalise to Jharlang (3,000 m).
  • Day 9Jharlang to Khaniyabas (1,785 m).
  • Day 10Khaniyabas to Megan Danda (3,220 m).
  • Day 11Megan Danda to Trishuli Bazaar.
  • Day 12Trishuli Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus.
  • Day 13Transfer to Airport for final departure from Nepal.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Ganesh Himal Trekking is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Ganesh Himal Trekking is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy the good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Ganesh Himal Trekking. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.