Ruby Valley Trek

Destination Nepal Activity Tours in Nepal
Duration 12 days Group Size
Max Altitude 0 Difficulty Moderate

The Ruby Valley Trek organized by Rediscover Nepal, highlights the amazing Ganesh Himal and is still filled with unexplored trekking trails in Nepal. This incredible area is filled with ruby gems and so the Ruby Valley trek became to be. An adventures journey with the Ganesh Himal always in sight, and this is just one of the things that makes the Ruby Valley Trek so amazing! 
This 12 days trek in Nepal leads you through old villages where you get to experience the culture and traditions of the Tamang and Gurung.  With scenic landscapes, virgin trekking trails and the warm hospitality of the locals this trek in Nepal can’t get any better! But it does as the area is mostly flatland with iconic terrace farms and some climbs the views just open up in to a Himalayan paradise. During the Ruby Valley Trek 12 days there are some locations where there is no facility of tea or guest houses, as so we help the locals by staying on homestay bases. This in turn contributes to sustainable tourism and is a great chance to interact in the local culture and traditions! 
The Ruby Valley Trail
Starting off from Kathmandu, a scenic drives takes us to Shyabru Besi located just south east from the Ganesh Himal and the starting point of the Ruby Valley Trek 12 days. From here the adventure truly begins! A two days trek takes us to Gatlang and Somdang. Being a typical Tamang village Somdang is where we take our acclimatization day. Our Rediscover Nepal trekking guide will explain you about the upcoming mountain pass the Pang Sang Pass. Being at 3,850 meters you can just imagine the incredible views from this mountain pass!
Another two days of trekking in Nepal takes us from Tipling to Shertung. This area is famous for its natural hot water springs. We will be sure to make a day trip to these healing waters! From here it’s back upwards to Ungul, locally more known as Jharlang. While at Ungul we can enjoy the warm hospitality of homestay in Nepal. Our last day of trekking takes us down to Dharkha Gaun and ultimately Dharkha Phedi from where we take a ride back to Kathmandu and conclude the Rubby Valley Trek organized by Rediscover Nepal.

Short itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Day 02: Drive to Shyabru Besi (1,503m)
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2,238m)
Day 04: Trek to Somdang (3,270m)
Day 05: Somdang acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tipling (1,890m) via the Pang Sang Pass (3,850m)
Day 07: Trek to Shertung (1,920m)
Day 08: Trek to Chalish Gaun (1,674m) and half day trip to the Hot Springs
Day 09: Trek to Ungul (3,000m)
Day 10: Trek to Dharkha Gaon (850m)
Day 11: Trek to Dharkha Phedi and drive back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure

Trip highlights:
Amazing views of the Ganesh Himal
Discover the unique culture of the Tamang people
Homestay experience
Incredible trails
Day 1
Kathmandu arrival
Arrival at Tribuvan International Airport
Transfer to your hotel
Meet and greet with your trekking team
Rest of the day is free
Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2
Drive to Shyabru Besi (1,503m)

• Early morning hotel breakfast and check out

• 7 to 8 hours’ drive to Shyabru Besi

• Lunch stop at Trishuli Bazaar

• Dinner and overnight stay at Shyabru Besi

Day 3
Trek to Gatlang (2,238m)

• Breakfast and departure

• Following the trail upwards to Rongo Bhanjan

• From here we descend to Ringa

• Continuing on the trail we reach Gatlang

• Dinner and overnight stay in Gatlang

Traveler’s note: in the evening a small excursion can be done to the Parvati pond, named after the Hindu God Shiva’s wife.

Day 4
Trek to Somdang (3,270m)

• Breakfast and departure

• The trail brings us pass one of the biggest settlements in the region: Yuri Kharka

• Heading on further we pass the amazing Chukarma waterfall

• Dinner and overnight stay at Somdang

Day 5
Somdang acclimatization day

• Breakfast

• Acclimatization and exploration day

• Visit the old mines of Somdang and maybe you’ll find a lucky ruby!

• Interact with the unique Tamang culture

• Hike up to Pang Sang hill top and relax between the yaks

• Dinner and overnight stay in Somdang

Day 6
Trek to Tipling (1,890m) via the Pang Sang Pass (3,850m)

• Early breakfast and departure

• We head south west to the entry of the Pang Sang Pass

• While crossing the Pang Sang we get incredible views of:

• Ganesh Himal

• Langtang Himal

• Manaslu Himal

• A part of the Annapurna Himal

• After successfully crossing the pass we head straight down to Tipling

• Dinner and overnight stay at Tipling

Day 7
Trek to Shertung (1,920m)

• Breakfast and departure

• The trail crosses over the Adha Khola (river)

• Now ascending slowly we reach Shertung village

• Visit the Holy sites:

• Chyamra Dandd

• Fyanchat and Saijat Monasteries

• Enjoy vies of the Ganesh II and III

• Learn about the Shaman Practises

• Dinner and overnight stay in Shertung

Day 8
Trek to Chalish Gaun (1,674m) and half day trip to the Hot Springs

• Breakfast and departure

• We hike about half an hour down to Chalish Gaun

• Leaving our gear we trek further down to the Tatopani Hot Springs

• Enjoy half a day in the healing waters of Tatopani

• Trek back up to Chalish Gaun

• Dinner and overnight stay at Chalish Gaun

Day 9
Trek to Ungul (3,000m)

• Breakfast and departure

• Heading towards Mani Danda where amazing Ganesh Himal views await

• Passing various Danda until reaching Borang village

• Now the trail turns in to a refreshing jungle

• A bit further ahead lays Ungul village

• Dinner and overnight stay in Ungul

Day 10
Trek to Dharkha Gaon (850m)

• Breakfast and departure

• Today is our last full day of trekking

• We head down along farmlands and gentle streams

• Dinner and overnight stay at Dharkha Gaon

Day 11
Trek to Dharkha Phedi and drive back to Kathmandu

• Breakfast and departure

• It’s just a short way down up to Dharkha Phedi

• From here we catch a ride back to Kathmandu

• Transfer to your hotel

• Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 12

• Hotel breakfast and check out

• One of our representatives will transfer you to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure

• We hope you enjoyed the Ruby Valley Trek, have a safe journey and get ready for your next Rediscover Nepal adventure

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