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Highlights of the Trip
Ruby Valley Trek is one of the most popular and relatively new trekking route in the Mid West-Central Himalayan range of Nepal. Ruby Valley Trek has gained its popularity among trekkers and explorers mainly because the region is largely unexplored and less crowded compared to the popular trekking routes of Everest and Annapurna region. Ruby Valley Trek is the best way to explore the wide range of geographical diversity - covering Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trek also allows us to witness and experience the fascinating cultural and biological diversity of several Nepalese tribe communities including mainly Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar and Chepang people with their distinct culture and tradition. Besides, we are rewarded with great views of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Ruby Valley Trek is surely a best option for trekkers wanting to explore the less visited region of Nepal that comprises of rich natural and hidden wonders of Nepal.
Ruby Valley Trek with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a good day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, we will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi we will take another short drive to Chawatar - starting point of the trek. As soon as we reach Chawatar, we will start our trek walking the less beaten trail that passes through beautiful terraced farmlands towards the traditional Tamang village of Gatlang. We continue our trekking ascending through Rhododendron and Pines filled forest to reach Yuri Kharka before descending down to Somdang river. Along our scenic trekking route we will pass a 200 meters magnificent waterfall known as Chukarma Waterfall. The area is well known for its precious ruby, copper , zinc and other minerals. From Somdang we will follow the trail that ascends gradually towards the Pasang La Pass at 3842 meters from where we will have incredible views of beautiful valleys and towering mountain ranges including Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang. From the top of the pass a gradual descend will lead us to Tipling. We continue to follow the trail passing through several traditional villages of Tamang communities towards Shertung also known as place of Gold. We can relax and wash off away our sweat and tiredness in the hot spring of Tatopani which is just about two hours hike from Shertung. From there we head towards Chalish Gaon where we will be meet people belonging to Gurung, Ghale and Kami tribes. We continue on our trekking trail passing through Deul danda, Gobre village , Chaap danda and Bhandari Bhir - popular rock climbing destination. Passing through several traditional Tamang villages and the dense Lishne jungle, we will cross a suspension bridge to reach Jharlang. From here we follow a downhill route towards Jharlang Phedi with good views of surrounding natural wonders and Ankhu Khola towards Darkha Gaon. From here an easy downhill walk of about 45 minutes will lead us to Darkha Phedi, from here we will take a scenic drive over the bumpy zig-zag hilly road towards Dhading Besi. Our memorable and wonderful Ruby valley trek with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic drive from Dhading Besi back to Kathmandu.
Day 1 :
Arrive at Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu international airport. Welcome by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic.
Day 2 :
Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3 :
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m] [7-8 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we will drive north from Kathmandu over zigzag and hilly road that passes through a busy market town of Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. We will continue our drive journey to reach Syabrubesi where there are many tea houses and good camping sites. Today's drive offers good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Besides, you will get brief glimpses of village life along the drive route.
Day 4 :
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang [2340m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We start our trek from Syabrubesi following the trail that leads through the new valley road to Chilime Khola valley. From there we will turn left and head west on a good trail towards Thambuchet and continue trekking until we arrive at Gatlang.
Day 5 :
Trek from Gatlang to Somdang [3280m] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Gatlang we will follow a broad trail that leads to Parvati Kunda. From there we will trek through forest filled with pine and rhododendron trees before climbing up to Khurpu Dada Pass at 3710 meters. From here we will turn west and descend all the way down to Somdang.
Day 6 :
Trek from Somdang to Tipling [2080m][6-7 hrs Trek] via Pasang La Pass [3842m]
From Somdang we will follow the trail that climbs up through dense forest before traversing above a large kharka that heads towards Pasang La Pass at 3842 meters where locals have built a small gompa. From the top we will gradually descend through terraced fields of Lawadun or the village of Tipling. There are few tea houses and good camping sites in Tipling.
Day 7 :
Trek from Tipling to Shertung [1875m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Tipling we will descend to cross over Adha river and start to climb towards the village of Shertung. During the trek today we will have opportunity to look at the fertile river valleys. Shertung is a small village inhabited mainly by Tamang. From here good views of Lapsang Karpo and Ganesh Himal renge can be seen.
Day 8 :
Visit Tatopani Hot Springs [2 hrs walk] & trek to Chalish Gaon [1640m][4-5 hrs Trek]
We will trek for about 30 minutes to reach Chalish Gaon. Here we will leave our stuffs and take a walk to reach Tatopani which means hot water/spring. Enjoy your day at the hygenic hot spring in one of the best hot spring in this region. We will return to Chalish Gaon for the overnight stay.
Day 9 :
Trek from Chalish to Jharlang [3020m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We will continue our trek form Chalish following the trail that passes through Mani Danda. From here great views of Ganesh Himal Range can be seen. Our further trek passes through Deul danda, Gobre village, Chhap danda and Bandari Bhir. Rock climbing has gained more popularity in recent years around this area. We will continue to trek following the trail that passes through Lishne jungle and Chhapchyat village and arrive at Jurlang.
Day 10 :
Trek from Jharlang to Darkha Gaon [850m] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Jharlang we will gradually descend down to Jharlang Phedi while passing along terraced fields with stunning landscapes. Crossing over several suspension bridges we continue on the trail that leads to Darkha Gaon. People from different tribe communities reside in this village.
Day 11 :
Trek from Darkha Gaon to Darkha Phedi [1349m] [1 hr Trek] and Drive from Darkha Phedi to Dhading Besi & then to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]
We will follow the trail that descends all the way down to Darkha Phedi. From there we will take a local jeep and drive over the zigzag bumpy roads to arrive at Dhading Besi. During our drive from Darkha Phedi we will pass along villages of Kimtang Phedi, Katunje and Jyamrung. After arriving at Dhading Besi we will take another drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12 :
Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule.
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