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Ruby Valley Homestay trek is one of the newest trekking routes in Nepal that lies within Ruby Valley between Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges. Still waiting to be explored, this trekking trail offers rich cultural diversity and pristine wilderness, not to mention high mountain passes and great Himalayan ranges.
Ruby Valley Camping trek touches two protected areas, namely Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. The forests and lush vegetation provides a prime habitat for Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, barking deer, Red pandas, snow leopard, Bear, Tiger, wolf, pheasant, many kinds of monkeys and musk deer.
The valley is home to many high altitude lakes such as Ama Chhodingmo Lake, Bhairav Kunda, Seto Kunda, Dudh Kunda and Jaisule Kunda. The twin waterfall named Ganga and Jamuna is also part of the attraction. Minerals, particularly rubies, zinc, and crystal are believed to be found easily in this region.
The highest point reached during this trek is Pangsang Pass (3845 Mtr.) which offers spectacular views of four Himalaya ranges: Annapurna range, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal range, and Manaslu range.
While the area is predominantly inhabited by Tamang, you can also find other ethnic groups including Brahmin, Chhetri and Dalit people. In Ruby Valley Homestay Trek, wherever available, you will have the opportunity to stay in a homestay operated by local families/community.
● Enjoy rich biodiversity in Langtang and Manaslu Conservation areas
● Learn about culture of Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri and Dalit
● Visit Ama Chodmingmo Lake
● Cross Pangsang pass and catch magnificent view of four Himalayan ranges
● All airport/hotel transfers.
● Two Night Accommodation in BB at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis.
● All accommodations at a Homestays during the trek.
● Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.
● All Ground Transportation
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, Restricted area permit, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● Farewell dinner
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.
● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase
● Day bag.( Small handbag)
● Trekking shoes
● Sports shoes or sandals.
● Sun Hat/cap
● Warm woolen cap
● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket
● Pullover or warm sweeter
● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
● Hand gloves
● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
● 3/4 pairs of Underwear
● Eye glass
● Water bottle
● 4 seasons Sleeping bag
● Flash or Torch light
● Camera and batteries.
For Camping trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We organize Camping trekking for a group size ranging between 4 to 16 pax. We believe this standard size is fit for achieving efficiency and quality. Camping trekking can become very impactful on the local environment and resources. So we make sure our camping trekking group has the least negative impact but at the same time gives our guests a fulfilling experience.
For this trek we offer one licensed, English-speak trekking guide, one cook, two kitchen helpers and one Sherpa. Moreover, there will be one porter for every single pax, and one assistant guide if over 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides, porters and other staff are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.
The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on a Bed & Breakfast basis in deluxe – star hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. During the trekking trail, you will enjoy an outdoor trekking adventure usually in a natural setting with overnight accommodation arranged in tents and camping. The ‘Camping Trek’ requires the participants to carry tents/camps, enough food stock, kitchen equipment and other logistics.
For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe hotel’ in the city and ‘Camping’ during the trekking trail. City accommodation will be arranged in Double/ Twin Sharing basis in Deluxe hotel on bed & breakfast plan. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. The location for camping is identified and chosen by trekking Sherpas and the decision is based on pre-designed itinerary and other features including views and accessibility. Camping will include camping tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, sleeping bags, mattress etc. Please let us know beforehand if you exchange double/twin sharing beds for single beds. The availability of beds also depends on seasonality with limited choices available in peak season.
Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. During camping trek, the menu are pre-designed and attached to the program itinerary and shared with you for confirmation before the trekking program begins. Water will be provided for our guests in boiled and purified form.
For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as per the menu and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day during the trekking trail. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.
Our staff will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, you can visit our office and attend a trekking briefing program conducted by your trekking guide. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Early morning drive all the way to Shyabru Besi in Rasuwa, that takes about 7 hrs. Enjoy this scenic drive on Pasang Lhamu Highway as you follow the Trisuli River past Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Overnight in the lodge.
This is the day your trekking starts. After breakfast, attend a briefing by your trek guide before getting on the trekking trail. The path from Syabru Besi climbs a meandering trail via Gatlang to reach Parvati Kunda . Overnight in a tented camp.
Start your trek early after breakfast. You will leave Parvati Kunda on a trail that goes through peaceful rhododendron forest. Within 1 hr you will climb up to a meadow called Yuri Kharka and then climb down to Somdang River. This is a mining area for rubies and other minerals as you will notice the scar in the hills nearby. Ahead you will come up to Ama Chodingmo Lake which is a sacred lake for local Tamang. Follow the trail forward to Somdang village. Stay overnight in a tented camp.
Get back on the trail which gradually ascends past a lush forest. Watch out for wild animal activity particularly birds. Continue the trek till you reach Pangsang Kharka or pass. The pass is a vantage point to get a spectacular panorama of four Himalayan ranges Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang Range.
After enjoying the scenery, it’s time to move forward. It will take 1.5 hrs to reach our destination, Tipling. En route you will pass by two beautiful villages, Laptung. The villages are famous for Shamanism and Bon tradition. Experience homestay with a local family.
Leave Tipling early and start a straight descend towards Lapagaon. Enjoy beautiful terraced hills and streams along the way. Stay overnight at lapagaon.
This is your final day of trekking. You will head towards Dhunchet which is a small settlement. Stay overnight in Dhunchet.
Following breakfast, prepare yourself for a drive back to Kathmandu. Take a private vehicle at Dhunchet and drive toward Kathmandu winding through rivers and green hills. By late afternoon you will arrive in Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight schedule, our office staff will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home or next destination. See you again in Nepal.
One of the challenging and adventurous treks in Nepal is Ruby Valley trek. The trail is rugged and remote leading you to high mountain ridges and passes. Accommodation along the trail will be in lodges and guest houses. Mobile and internet connection might not be available in some areas.
In terms of difficulty, Ruby Valley trekking is considered easy to moderate. Trekkers both beginners and experienced can complete this trekking journey fairly easily. There are no real issues of high altitude acclimatization the trail is straightforward.
Acclimatization to high altitude and long stretch of walking is involved in the trek. Basic physical fitness and stamina is a requirement to do Ruby Valley trekking.
The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.
Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.
We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.
You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.