Ruby Valley Camping Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Medium

Trip Overview

Ruby valley is simply a remote home away from home. Ruby valley camping trek offers you the lifetime experience of remote Himalayan lifestyle within the proximity of the capital city of Nepal. It is a proper trekking destination to observe the daily routine of one of the oldest human civilizations co-existing closely with nature. Travelers from all around the world can enjoy this moderate difficult trekking at great extend to understand more about the local people as it also features different hospitality facilities such as homestay services. A perfect blend of nature, picturesque view of mountains, waterfalls, rivers, beautiful meadow living with warm welcoming, cheerful people and their humble and kind gestures, Ruby valley is simply a remote home away from home. 

Ruby valley is located in Ganesh Himal region which is close to Langtang trekking route, couples of hour drive away towards the northern part of Kathmandu city. Still a least explored trekking trail, the valley is a hidden gem – literally and literarily. The valley has safe deposits of real gems – may be not in a significant amount. And also, the valley features the secretive lifestyle of Tamang, Gurung ethnic groups, unique from any other part of the country or world, unexplored and kept as pure as they can be. These communities still live in tribal clusters performing their ancient cultural practices and medicinal exercises without much intervention from modernity. These people are reliant on their nature, thus they reciprocates strong bond with their surroundings through their spirituality, mystic and their sensibility of ownership of their customs and practices. Ruby valley camping trek presents you the opportunity to capture the mentioned experience. 

Ruby valley camping trek is truly a window to peep into the land of Himalayas. As you progress altitude, you will be able to see the magnificent sceneries of gigantic peaks of Annapurna massif, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu and the enchanting Langtang series. Every meadow, hill top provides the broad wilderness, covered with thick forest, waterfalls at the opposite hills while every stop for a rest or drink or two presents different temples of Hindu and Buddhist deities resembling the religious tolerance in the country. It is recommended to visit Ruby Valley in spring season that falls in March and May. The season is impeccable for the open skies and good visibility that bestow rare opportunities to see rare and endangered species like the red panda, snow leopard, barking deer etc. And also, you can see the forest covered with vivid colors of beautiful rhododendrons.

Ruby Valley Camping trek begins from Syabrubesi as it is the main gate towards the classic Langtang region. No special permit is required for this trek as Ruby valley is not yet registered in (end of 2019) any conservation area or national park.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to drive Syabrubesi  1600m 
  • Day 3: Trek to Gatlang 2340 m 
  • Day 4: Trek to Somdang 3271 m
  • Day 5: Trek to Tipling via Pangsang Pass 3842 m
  • Day 6: Exploration and rest day at Tipling
  • Day 7: Trek to Chalis 1900m 
  • Day 8: Trek to DarkhaGaun 850m
  • Day 9: Trek to DarkhaPhedi and DhadingBesi for bus ride to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

A warm welcome, as our representative will receive you and transfer you to your respective hotels and provide you valuable information regarding your stay, refreshments etc.

We will drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. A panoramic view of mountains, beautiful villages on the backdrop of dense forests, rivers, waterfalls and gorges, scenic terraced fields will keep us company as we arrive at our destination for the day.

We start after breakfast through the zigzag trails all the way to BahunDanda. Again walking down the irregular paths we reach the Tamang Settlement at Gatlang. We will visit the local houses to see the village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. 

Today we ascend through pine and rhododendron forest and reach Yuri Kharka. After that we continue our walk towards KhurphuBhanjyang and from there we descend to Somdang River for the camping.

We ascend further. We first reach Pangsang pass, the highest point of this trek that provides a broad panoramic view of the surrounding terrain along with the magnificent Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Range. We head towards Tipling for the night. 

We take a leisure day to explore the village. 

We take a descent towards AdhaKhola and cross it on a box bridge. We then ascend to Shertung (place of gold) village and finally arrive at Chalish village for the night camp.

We cross the forest first then some rivers before spending some time at Percho. We continue to walk down towards DarkhaGaon, passing through suspension bridges, breathtaking views of Ankhukhola.

Today soon after the breakfast we descend for an hour to reach DarkhaPhedi. We will take a jeep ride to DhadingBesi and from there on we get on the bus for the ride back to Kathmandu.

This is your final day. Our representative will drop you at the International airport some 3 hours prior to your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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