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Ruby Valley Trek

12 Days


Description

Trip Route:KTM-Shyabru Besi-Somdang-Pangsang Pass-Shertung -Jharllang Gaun - Dhading Besi - KTM

Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal trek is one of the best treks in central Nepal on hidden valley trail. The splendid view can be seen from Pangsang pass. This trek offers authentic experience of Tamang and gurung villages, beautiful farm terraces.

The trek starts after driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi highway. It passes through foothills and lowland farm terraces to ethnic Tamang villages on higher altitude. Along the trail, the trek offers splendid close views of Ganesh himal, Langtang, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli and other peaks of central Himalayas. The highest altitude on this trek is the Pangsang pass at 3850m. This pass is also one of the finest view points on the trek. Ruby Valley Ganesh himal trek is a fully supported home stay trek. Trekking is always with concept of doing adventures type, doing summit of passes and mountains and trails. Staying one place can discover many other villages, many ethnic groups, their cultures, languages, their lifestyle and for the adventures there are also passes, lakes, mountains and peak climbing. Not only that, your Home Stay plans and trek can support the life of people and will push the area to be growth economically. Home stay trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you. Ruby Valley Ganesh Himal trek is one of the best treks in central Nepal on hidden valley trail.


Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu - Shyabru Besi 1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive
Day 03: Syabru Besi - Chawatar (lunch) - Gatlang 2337m/7690Ft. 5- 6 hrs hike
Day 04: Gatlang - Parvati Kunda-Yuri Kharka (lunch) - Somdang 3271 m/10760Ft 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Somdang - Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842m/ 12640Ft - Tipling
Day 07: Tipling - Shertung 1875m/ 6188Ft. 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Visit Hot Springs (2 ½ hrs walk) and trek back Chalish Gaon 1674m/ 5505Ft. 5 hrs
Day 09: Chalish - Ukhum (Lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul) 3000 m/9900Ft. 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Jharllang Gaun - Darkha Gaun 850m/ 2805Ft. 6-7 hrs
Day 11: Darkha Gaun – Darkha Phedi - Dhading Besi – Kathmandu 1310m/4323ft. 6 -7 hrs drive
Day12: Departure to International Airport.

 


Trip Facts

Duration 12 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Altitude 3842M
Trekking Hours 5-6 Hours
Starting Point Syabrubeshi
End Point Dhading Besi
Mode of Travel Transport
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy

Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with our representative then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Shyabru Besi 1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive
Taking local bus early in the morning or a private four wheel drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi, gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar makes you full of fun driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek.

Day 03: Syabru Besi - Chawatar (lunch) - Gatlang 2337m/7690Ft. 5- 6 hrs hike
A dirt track zig-zags to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple.

Day 04: Gatlang - Parvati Kunda-Yuri Kharka (lunch) - Somdang 3271 m/10760Ft 6-7 hrs
The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River, border between Rasuwa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but seem locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies.

Day 05: Acclimatization day
This day, you hike to Lari mine Company. We may enjoy the view of Paldor peak and other Mountain View and overnight at same place.

Day 06: Somdang - Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842m/ 12640Ft - Tipling
we leave early in the morning with Pack lunch .Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and taking in the breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. This hill/danda/pass is known as one of the most beautiful and the best magnificent mountain views point almost in 270 degrees Langtang ragnes, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges and bit of Annapurna ranges Mountain View point. Descend to Tipling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has beautiful Tamang culture show.

Day 07: Tipling - Shertung 1875m/ 6188Ft. 5-6 hrs
Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Holy Chyamra dandd, Fyanchyat monastery and Sajyat are the main holy attraction of the village. Spectacular Mountain View of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III can be seen from this village.

Day 08: Visit Hot Springs (2 ½ hrs walk) and trek back Chalish Gaon 1674m/ 5505Ft. 5 hrs
After breakfast , trek down to Chalish village taking 30 minutes’ walk, leave your most of the luggage and trek to Tatopani (hot springs) walking 1 ½ hours where pack lunch will be suited to eat (no lodge has built yet). Enjoy half of the day taking bath with one of the best hot spring of this region. After enjoying return back to Chalish village.

Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and craftsmanship and traditional dances, including a hospitable welcome dance, Ghatu Dance, Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Some dances depend on the time of year and take place during festivals including the Maruni Dance during Dasai and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that occurs during Chandi Purnima in the Nepali month of Chaitra. Gurung men traditionally wear vangra, a woman, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers. This village is known as one of the most friendliest of the areas in terms of culture show program, hospitality, and kindness and helpful. Most of the youngsters of this village are in tourism work as a trek guide, Sherpa, porter or even trek and travel owners.

Day 09: Chalish - Ukhum (Lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul) 3000 m/9900Ft. 5-6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Mani Danda – 30 minutes’ walk from where you will see the breath taking Ganesh Himal ranges mountain views and a stone through entire Chalish village views on the back. Trek continued passing Deul danda, Gobre village (hilly walking slow walking is recommended with your guide and porter), Chhap danda and Bandari Bhir where rock climbing possibility has been seen. So any rock climber who is willing to climb highly recommended but basic infrastructure has not developed yet. Arrive Borang village which is also majority of Tamang people and trek continue to Ukhum for lunch. After lunch trek continue to Lishne jungle, cross suspension bridge, passing through Chhapchyat village you finally get to Jharlang village (Ungul). One of the best and panoramic mountain View point of the area. This is Tamang village and belongs nearly 200 houses.

Day 10: Jharllang Gaun - Darkha Gaun 850m/ 2805Ft. 6-7 hrs
After breakfast trek most of the way down to Jharlang Phedi walking 2 ½ hours passing paddy terraces and surrounding landscapes. Passing through suspension bridges, breath taking views of Ankhu khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village other side of the river finally reach at Darkha gaon. This village is mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well as Dalit.

Day 11: Darkha Gaun – Darkha Phedi - Dhading Besi – Kathmandu 1310m/4323ft. 6 -7 hrs drive
After breakfast trek all the way down to Darkha Phedi taking 45 minutes downhill walk and then take sharing local Jeep with other people and the arrive in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours rough and tough zig –zags road drive. Crossing through Ankhu Khola as well as Kimdang phedi villages, Katunje village and Jyamrung village will make you breath taking scenic driving having fabulous landscape surroundings. From Dhading change another bus and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3 hours driving.

Day12: Departure to International Airport. 
We will provide you free transportation to your home or other destination.


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