Ruby Valley Trek is relatively new trekking in the mid-west central Himalayan range of Nepal. The region is largely unexplored when it comes to tourism and you will not meet many foreigners on the trail. The trekking is concealed between the two popular Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project.
Magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang Himalayan Ranges can be enjoyed throughout the whole trekking. Moreover trekkers' get an opportunity to explore the villages inhabited by Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar and Chepang tribe communities of Nepal.
Last but not least you can add a day and visit the home village of the inhabitants of the internal refugee camp which Beyond Borders Ethical Adventures are supporting, a unique chance to see a reality of not many outsiders get to see. All of the staff on the trek will be people from the area with priority to the internal refugees of Lapa.
To read more about Lapa and our projects from the people from there you can visit this page.
- Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel
- Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1600m / 7-8 hrs Drive)
- Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2340m / 5-6 hrs Trek)
- Day 5: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3280m / 6-7 hrs Trek)
- Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Tipling (2080m / 6-7 hrs Trek) via Pasang La Pass (3840m)
- Day 7: Trek from Tipling to Shertung (1875m / 5-6 hrs Trek)
- Day 8: Trek to Chalish Gaon (1640m / 2 hrs Trek) & Visit Natural Hot Spring Tatopani.
- Day 9: Trek from Chalish Gaun to Kapurgaun
- Day 10: Trek from Chalish Gaon to Jharlang (3020m / 5-6 hrs Trek)
- Day 11: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha Gaon (850m / 6-7 hrs Trek)
- Day 12: Trek from Darkha Gaon to Darkha Phedi (1349m / 1 hr Trek) and drive from Darkha Phedi to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs Drive)
- Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu
- Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel
Beyond Borders representative will receive you at the airport. You will be taken to the hotel for check in and get the rest of the day free to rest after your flight. In the evening we have a welcome dinner where your guide will give a more detailed briefing of your upcoming weeks.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast we take a walk through the local market, through the winding, narrow alleys all the way to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the most impressive world heritage sites in the valley with its old pagoda temples and palace. Afternoon is free for preparation for the trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1600m / 7-8 hrs Drive)
Today we leave Kathmandu and take a drive towards Syabrubesi which takes around seven to eight hours of drive journey. Our journey passes through the busy market settlement of Trisuli Bazaar and Dunche. From there we continue our drive towards Syabrubesi with magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2340m / 5-6 hrs Trek)
From Syabrubesi our trek starts as we follow the trail which heads through Chilime Khola valley. Our trail soon turns left heading west towards Thambuchet. From there we will trek over a rather decent trail to arrive at Gatlang for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3280m / 6-7 hrs Trek)
After breakfast we leave Gatlang and follow a broad trail that heads towards Parvati Kunda. Parvati is a Hindu Goddess, wife of Lord Shiva and Kunda means small lake. After a short excursion around the holy lake our trek continues as we pass through dense forest filled with rhododendron (blossoming time is March-April) and pine trees. Soon we will ascend to reach at the top of Khurpu Danda Pass at 3710 meters. From the top we will descend to reach Somdang.
Day 06: Trek from Somdang to Tipling (2080m / 6-7 hrs Trek) via Pasang La Pass (3840m)
Leaving Somdang our trek goes along densely forested area for some time and then traverse above a large kharka. Soon our trail is an ascending journey towards Pasang la pass at 3840 meters. Once at the top our trail descends towards the beautifully terraced fields of Lawadun also known as Tipling.
Day 07: Trek from Tipling to Shertung (1875m / 5-6 hrs Trek)
After breakfast we will leave Tipling and begin to descend as we head for the crossing Adha river. After crossing the river our trail is a gradual ascending trek towards Shertung village. The village of Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang people.
Day 08: Trek to Chalish Gaon (1640m / 2 hrs Trek) & Visit Natural Hot Spring
From Shertung we will trek towards Chalish Gaon. After arriving at Chalish Gaon we will leave our belongings at the tea house and then walk towards the hot springs. Here we will rest at the natural hot water springs, wash away tiredness and sweat from the trek. Then we will be heading back to Chalish Gaon for an overnight stay. The people of this village are well known for their strong traditions and great craftmanship and in the evening the women group of Chalise will perform a welcome dance.