Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4,341M (14,280 ft)
  • Total Duration:11 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotels and Camping
  • Transportation:Private Transportation

About Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek is the ultimate trekking to the unique land of multiethnic people of Nepal. It’s nestled on the lap of beautiful Himalayas and nature. The journey is rich in its trail too as the trekkers can experience the diversity of the four different districts of Nepal. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is always working towards achieving the sustainable tourism in Nepal. Therefore we present to our valued trekkers and clients this new trekking trail of Nepal.

The journey of the spectacular Ruby Valley Trek starts from the Syaprubeshi of the Rasuwa district of Nepal passing by the Trishuli which is in Nuwakot district. The trail then follows the Tamang Heritage Trek Trail towards the village of Gatlang. This trekking trail is actually located between the Langtang region and Manaslu region. Therefore the influence of the Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area is huge in these parts of the region. The glorious crossing of the Pangsang Pass takes you to the Tamang ethnic village of Tipling in the Dhading district of Nepal. The gorgeous view of the mountains, hilly terrains, waterfalls, forests and rivers will make your journey quite remarkable. The natural hot water springs is another highlight of this trekking. You can relax and rest in the calcium and phosphorous rich water for the revitalization of the skin, muscles, and soul too.

Trekkers can enjoy the fishing or the celebration of the local festivals in the community as well if the calendar has the festivals during your trekking. The villages like Shertung, Dharkha, and Kintang can be reached during this trekking. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will be more than happy to take the trekkers towards its village. The trekking crew of the trekking agency is from the Dhading district. Therefore, before departing to Kathmandu you can stay on the houses of Bharal Adventure’s staff houses. Book the newly opened yet vibrant trekking trail package of Nepal. Ruby Valley Trek in the Ganesh Himal Region will be the best off the beaten trekking activity for you.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m.
  • Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m/5248ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
  • Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang [2340m/7675ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang [3280m/10758ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
  • Day 06: Trek from Somdang to Tipling [2080m/6822ft][6-7 hrs Trek] via Pasang La Pass [3842m/12601ft]
  • Day 07: Trek from Tipling to Shertung [1875m/6150ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 08: Visit Tatopani Hot Springs [2 hrs walk] & trek to Chalish Gaon [1640m/5379ft][4-5 hrs Trek]
  • Day 09: Trek from Chalish to Jharlang [3020m/9905ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 10: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha Gaon [850m/2788ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
  • Day 11: Trek from Darkha Gaon to Darkha Phedi [1349m/4424ft] [1 hr Trek] and Drive from Darkha Phedi to Dhading Besi & then to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m.

Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. airport representatives will receive you in an airport and transfer you to hotel in Kathmandu. Trip details will be discussed and final preparation is made with the trekking guide or leader.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m.

Pre-briefing with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trip and Kathmandu valley sightseeing will be done in this day. The UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES will be visited like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m/5248ft] [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 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang [2340m/7675ft] [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 05: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang [3280m/10758ft] [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 06: Trek from Somdang to Tipling [2080m/6822ft][6-7 hrs Trek] via Pasang La Pass [3842m/12601ft]

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 07: Trek from Tipling to Shertung [1875m/6150ft] [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 08: Visit Tatopani Hot Springs [2 hrs walk] & trek to Chalish Gaon [1640m/5379ft][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 09: Trek from Chalish to Jharlang [3020m/9905ft] [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/2788ft] [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/4424ft] [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.

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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. The variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. some gears are imported from Chinawhich of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipment is you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubensi and Darkha Phedi – Kathmandu by Public Bus or Jeep.
  • National park permits and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) card.
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day with tea/ coffee.
  • One expert guide of Ruby valley ganesh himal trek local guide and required number of porters.
  • All expenses for Nepalese staffs, their insurance, equipment and salary.
  • Bharal Adventure’s T-Shirt and Cap
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as Apple, Banana, Orange etc.
  • All official expenses and 13% Government VAT.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.

Cost does not includes following:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for Trekking staffs and driver(s)

Cost Excludes

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

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