Ruby Valley Trekking


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You need to be in average physical condition, and able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and tracks.



Ruby Valley Treks with View Nepal Treks & Expeditions is an exclusive adventure around the hidden pockets of the Central Himalayas.

Close in the shadow of massif Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu Himal, facing views as far as the Annapurna Himalayan range. A marvelous Ruby Valley Treks, within a tranquil path, on the least trekked route, ventured by only a few groups of trekkers.
Ruby Valley Treks is unknown to many trekkers about the beautiful areas around Mid-West Himalayas. This wonderful adventure is more of exploration rather than normal trekking. Due to its remote location, away from the main trails and away from human settlements and villages for some days.

Indeed, a great wonderful country walks with a touch of high altitude on crossing Sing-La pass at 4,045 m. Overlooking spectacular panorama from Langtang Himal towards Annapurna Himal range in the far west with Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
Ruby Valley Trek, starts with an exciting drive heading North-West from Kathmandu city and the valley. Reaching the hill villages of Nuwakott past the busy town of Trisuli Bazaar, where the adventure begins towards further north-west.
Following through rural farm villages, crop fields, and terraces, then entering a dense forest. Lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, and magnolia, pine trees include lush vegetation, coming across a few grazing pastures. An enjoyable overnight in tented camps amidst forest surroundings, a pure wilderness adventure.

After days of lovely walks in a serene forest, the trail reaches Sing-La at the top highest point of the trek. Facing breathtaking views of the Snow-Mountains of Central and Western Himalayas, along with dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys.
The walk heads down to scenic Ruby Valley, the name Ruby where precious stones existed in abundance in the early days.
The trail follows towards farm areas and villages, on leaving the beautiful Ruby Valley, walking ups and downhill.

Finally ending the marvelous walks reaching large settlements and villages and the interesting town of Dhading Besi. From this hill town, an exciting drive brings you back to Kathmandu, after a memorable adventure on Ruby Valley Trekking.

Why Ruby Valley Trek could be an ideal short trek for you!

  • Adventure around the magnificent valley of Ruby within pristine surroundings.
  • An exclusive walk off the beaten tracks away from the main flow of trekkers.
  • In the close harmony of staggering Ganesh and Manaslu massif mountain ranges.
  • Walk within the pristine forest of tall rhododendron, oaks, and magnolia, pine trees.
  • Enjoy walking on the top scenic Sing-La Pass facing unparalleled views of snow peaks.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Day 03 : Drive to Bhalche / Thulo-Gaon 1,850 m via Trisuli Bazaar- 06 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Rupchet 2,850 m - 06 hrs

Day 05: Trek to the base of Sing-La Pass 3,150 m - 05 hrs

Day 06: Rest and contingency day.

Day 07: Cross Sing-La pass 4,045 m and camp at the bottom 3, 240 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Shertung 1,920 m or Chalis-Gaon 1,674 m - 05 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Nebar 2,020 m via Tatopani (hot-spring) - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Lapa-Gaon 1,850 m via Timal-Danda and Lapchet - 05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Ri-Gaon 1,550 m via Bramachet Danda (ridge) - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Phul-Kharka 1,210 m - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Jyamrung-Danda camp at Chap Bhanjyang 1,550 m - 06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Dhading Besi 950 m via Gola and Murli Bhanjyang - 05 hrs.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 16: International departure homeward bound.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives and transfers you to the hotel. After checking into your rooms you'll be briefed about Ruby Valley Trek with dos and don'ts and other useful information.

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Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Morning tour and Explore UNESCO heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath after breakfast. Experience the grandeur of palaces and temples built during the Malla era. Rest of the day relax and preparation for the Ruby Valley Trekking, next early morning.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Morning drive on scenic road, the route leads north beyond Kathmandu valley towards Kakani scenic hills, views of snow peaks. As drive follows to Trisuli Bazaar the headquarters town of Nuwakott. After a brief stop for possible lunch, the drive continues west through farm areas reaching at remote village Bhalche. Also called as Thuli Gaon for overnight halt, overnight in a simple local lodge, or Setting a tented camp on the farm yard.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,850 m

Starting the first day walk heading north with views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range. As trail leads to climb into forest, past Gumbu and Phikuri Danda ridges walking across an isolated farm villages. The walk then ends on reaching a small area at Rupchet, amidst beautiful rhododendron-oaks and pine forest. Overnight in tented camp set on a grassy fields on a nice meadow, amidst forest surroundings

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B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

2,850 m

From the camp at Rupchet facing close view of Ganesh Himal, morning starts with downhill, and into thick vegetation with tall trees. The walk heads west past few cattle herder shelters, within dense forest. The day trek finally ends reaching a wide clear grassy field for overnight camp, at the base of high Sing-La Pass.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

3,150 m

A rest day, around this beautiful place as well to explore the isolated area, where few groups of trekkers seldom venture. A short hike within the pristine location on the unexplored hidden pockets of Ganesh Himal and Sing-La areas.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

3,150 m

The highest and steepest climb of the adventure, the uphill for few hours reaching on top the highest point. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Central and Western Himalaya range of peaks, starting from Annapurna in the far west. The view extends with Lamjung, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal at close distance with Langtang and Jugal Himal range towards east. From the top descent to the base of Sing-La for overnight camp on entering Ruby Valley.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

4,045 m

After tough climb of previous day, walk from Ruby valley onwards is pleasant facing scenic mountain views. Enjoy the morning walking through dense forest and past open fields, offers panorama of Central Himal. Slowly the trail leads to first farm villages Shertung and Chalis-Gaon, after a short climb starts and downhill to Shertung. A small farm settlement and continue downhill to Chalis Gaon, mainly populated by Tamang the high hill tribes. The Tamang people follows Buddhist religion as their ancient cult of Bon and Shamanism, a nice place for overnight camp.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,920 m

Start the morning with short climb to Tikka Danda a high ridge offers grand panorama of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal. Enjoying the glorious morning views descend to a nice area at Tatopani a place with natural hot natural spring. Time permitting to enjoy a refreshing warm bathe, and then continue walk to Nebar, a nice small isolated farm village for overnight halt.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

2,020 m

From Nebar, enjoy the pleasant morning walk within tranquil surrounding, route leads further south. In between encountering steep climb to Timal-Danda, which leads to Kapur, a small farm village. Offers grand views of surrounding landscapes and snow peaks, as walk heads to Lapchet, then reaching Lapa-Gaon for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,850 m

The morning trek follows heading right in the heart of beautiful Ruby valley. As trail follows past Kachet and Kichet a small farm villages. Adventure continues through lovely woods with views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Then finally ending the day on reaching Ri-Gaon for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,550 m

Enjoy the lovely surrounding, morning walk from here leads to Dhading district around low warm farm area. As walk continues altitude drops where route leads to several smaller farm villages of Kutawa-Arukhet-Bandhan-Cheelang then at Gumdi. From this nice village a short climb to Dhangarchol facing views of Ganesh and Manaslu range and then downhill to Phul-Kharka for overnight camp.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,210 m

Today’s walk lead further south around warmer farms areas of mid-hills back to paddy fields. Walking across farm villages of Dansing Su-Bhanjyang, then reaching a large village of Hatiyakot. The trail leads along the farm areas to Chisapani and downhill to Ankhu Khola (stream). A short climb to Jyamrung Danda, a high cooler ridge, and then downhill to overnight camp at Chap Bhanjyang.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

1,550 m

From the nice farm village of Chap Bhanjyang, last day adventure of final trek heading towards sub-tropical country. The walk follows past farm villages of Gola and Murli Bhanjyang area. Then finally reaching Dhading Besi, a large town and a headquarters of Dhading area. On completing the trek, enjoy the overnight in the comfort of a nice local hotels or lodge.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Altitude

950 m

Morning after breakfast an exciting drive to Kathmandu, where journey follows through farm villages and towns to reach on the main Kathmandu and Pokhara Highway. On crossing a bridge to other side of Trisuli River at Maluku village, as drive continues on winding uphill to Kathmandu valley and the city. On arrival in the heart of Kathmandu, transfer to your hotels with rest of the day free to relax or for leisure activities.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Final day in unique and amazing Nepal after a great adventure and experience on Everest Base Camp trek. As per your international flight schedule, View Nepal staff will transfer you to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to your next respective destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D) in trekking.
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Insurance for guide and porters
    • Trekking equipment like sleeping bag and down jacket if needed.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance
    • Drinks items (soft & hard), personal expenses.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

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When is the best time to book for Ruby Valley Trek?

Nearly all seasons of the year, except for wet monsoon times of July and August and the middle of winter January and February.
The best and most favorable time is in spring from March to May, when most days are sunny. This is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various colors and species. Morning and night time as well in shade will be much colder, the day time is warm for pleasant walk and views.
Could rain in the late afternoon with snowfall sometimes during this best season of the year.

How are the foods and accommodations on Ruby Valley Trek?

Ruby valley trek, is venturing into the complete wilderness beyond main villages and human civilization for some days. Ruby valley trek is on off-beaten trails away from the main popular trekking routes. Where camping gear needs to be carried along with food for the whole trip, the company will provide all needful camping equipment, including two men's tents, and thin foam mattresses, with separate kitchen and dining tents as per the size of a group. Followed by an expert camping cook, kitchen staff, porters, and guides.

The food is served from our kitchen tents with various food menus for trekkers’ delights, from Continental, Chinese, Indian and Nepali meals. Sometimes our cook can bake wilderness cakes and pies also.
The camping foods are healthy and of great variation, followed by deserts after dinner with safe boiled drinking water.

How much money do we carry for the trek?

Not much to spend on this Ruby Valley Trekking, as this walk leads beyond villages and the main settlements. Where all foods are provided in the camp from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The only money to spend is on the last day when you can party with fellow members. Including staff, guides, and porters, where you can buy hard drinks and chilled beer at Dhading Besi town.

Saving some cash in Nepali Rupees for gratitude and tipping the trekking staff, guide, and porters. Can carry approx. NRS 5000 to 8,000 per person for tipping and spending on soft or hard drinks.

What religion and culture do we come across on this trek?

Around Nuwakot and Dhading districts, where Ruby Valley is located. The lower warm farm areas were populated by mixed tribes of people Tamang, Magar with Chettries, and Brahmins. Of both Hindu religions and cultures, coming across few temples and Buddhist monuments.

Upper hill villages are mainly inhabited by the Tamang indigenous ancient tribes of the Mid-East and Central Himalayas. The Tamang practice Buddhism and the ancient cult Bon, a pre-Buddhist sect.

Do we get facilities to charge our electronic gadgets and cell phones?

Ruby Valley trekking leads you away from the facilities of hydroelectricity of solar power. On leaving the last village, within the pure wilderness of dense forest and mountainous region, far from villages and towns.

Best to carry a portable solar panel, and sling it on the top of the backpack to catch solar power during the day. Then charge your electronic items and cell phones on the camp by evening time. The facilities of electricity are available on the last day at Dhading Besi in the hotel where you stay for an overnight halt. Before driving back to Kathmandu.

Want to make it a private tour?

Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.

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