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Ruby valley trekking

Trip description:

Ganesh Himal ruby valley trekking is new published trekking trails of Nepal. It’s very vast cultural with magnifications Himalaya view of Lapsang karbo, Manaslu, Bauddha Himal sringe Himal, Annapurna Range with Langtang Himal, Synonyms of village and mountains where we can feel and experience real Nepal. This trekking can be done as local home stay and full camping trekking. The trek has designed to discover real Nepalese lifestyle, various traditional cultures which can remain our (human) ancestors. This kind of trekking is also to share cultures, languages with local people of villages who are still undeveloped condition but provide all locally available and their traditional standard. The taste of Home Stay Trekking is opportunities to have well experience of many different concepts to peruse the Eco-tourism in the undeveloped region, Ruby Valley Home stay Ganesh Himal trek has lots of possibilities on promoting tourism with innumerable mountains and various traditional culture in the societies. This trekking can tune 7 days to 22 days via deferent villages by clockwise and anticlockwise with high passes (sing la pass, Pangsang la Pass, and Magne la Pass) always with concept of doing adventures Not only that, your Home Stay plans and trekking can support the life of people and will push the area to be developed

 

Highlights of the trip:

Ganesh Himal 3 passes, Ruby valley and 3 Kunda Camping Trekking, Gurung, Ghale, Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar, Chepang ethnic groups, cultural interaction, village scenery and lifestyle, Nepali hospitality, Himalayan panoramas, sacred lakes including, Ganesh Kunda/lake, Parvati Kunda, Seto and Kalo lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, Hindu Temples Tripursundari Temples, Buddhist monasteries, cheese factory, Ganesh Himal viewpoints, herbal plants, crystal and ruby and zinc mining, dances and festivals, historical sites, unexplored territory, rare and exotic wildlife.

 

Trip grading:

This trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and super-strong to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

 

Best season:

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.

Ruby Valley trekking outline itineary

  • Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites(1348m)
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi 1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive
  • Day 04: Shyabru Besi to Chawatar (lunch) to Gatlang 2337m/7690ft. 5- 6 hrs hike
  • Day 05: Gatlang to Parvati Kund ,Yuri Kharka (lunch) to Somdang 3271m/10760Ft. 6-7 hrs
  • Day 06: Somdang - Pangsang Pass (3842 m) - Tipling 2078m/6835Ft. 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07: Tipling - Shertung/Chalish 1700m/5610Ft. 5- 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Chalish- Borang - Percho (lunch) to Darkha Gaun 850m/2805Ft 7-8 hrs
  • Day 09: Darkha Gaun - Darkha Phedi - Dhading Besi - Kathmandu 1310m /4323ft 6 -7 hrs drive
  • Day 10: Rest day in kathmandu or Drop you to the kathamndu international airport for your onward flights

Note of the above itinerary

O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.



Important note

Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.


short description mode of packages

In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows

Ruby valley trekking detail itineary

Day 01
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1350m),

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur within BB Plan. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02
Sightseeing of World Heritage sites(1348m)

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03
Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi 1503m/4945Ft. 8-9 hrs drive

Taking local bus early in the morning or a private four wheel drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi, gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar makes you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek. Stay overnight in guest house.

Day 04
Shyabru Besi to Chawatar (lunch) to Gatlang 2337m/7690ft. 5- 6 hrs hike

A dirt track zig-zags to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.

Day 05
Gatlang to Parvati Kund ,Yuri Kharka (lunch) to Somdang 3271m/10760Ft. 6-7 hrs
The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River, border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts.
A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but it seems locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies.Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.
Day 06
Somdang - Pangsang Pass (3842 m) - Tipling 2078m/6835Ft. 6-7 hrs

Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and taking in the breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise.
Descend to Tipling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Being a majority of Tamang people it has beautiful Tamang culture show. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Mane dance, Mendo Maya, Paru dance and Ghode (horse) dance as well as Lama (monk) dance are quite popular. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.

Day 07
Tipling - Shertung/Chalish 1700m/5610Ft. 5- 6 hrs

Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields.
Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have own rich culture to show for the visitors Jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.
Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people but they migrated to Kathmandu city. The hospitable people of this area have unique customs and craftsmanship and traditional dances, including a hospitable welcome dance, Ghatu Dance, Dohori is also popular with call and response between male and female participants, a type of courtship ritual, complemented by folk music. Some dances depend on the time of year and take place during festivals including the Maruni Dance during Dasai and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that occurs during Chandi Purnima in the Nepali month of Chaitra. Gurung men traditionally wear vangra, a woven, embroidered cotton cloth tied at the ends that serves as a pouch for carrying goods. Sri Tinkanya Devi Mandir lies above Chalish. Local women tie bits of cloth or leave a bangle representing a wish to be fulfilled near a small pool of water surrounded by Barmase or periwinkle flowers. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.

Day 08
Chalish- Borang - Percho (lunch) to Darkha Gaun 850m/2805Ft 7-8 hrs

After breakfast trek to Borang village and all the down to Lishne khola (2 ½ hours walking) and trek continue to Percho where stop for lunch and trek continue to Darkha Gaon. Passing through suspension bridges, breath taking views of Ankhu khola and Chyamchyat as well as Ri village other side of the river finally reach at Darkha gaon. This village is mix culture village of Brahmin people and Tamang as well ad Dalit. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.

Day 09
Darkha Gaun - Darkha Phedi - Dhading Besi - Kathmandu 1310m /4323ft 6 -7 hrs drive

After breakfast trek all the way down to Darkha Phedi taking 45 minutes downhill walk and then take sharing local Jeep with other people and the arrive in Dhading Besi after 3-4 hours rough and tough zig –zags road. Crossing through Ankhu Khola as well as Kimdang phedi villages as well as Katunje and Jyamrung village will make you fun driving having fabulous landscape surroundings. From Dhading change another bus and drive back to Kathmandu taking 3 hours Prithivi high way drive. Stay overnight in local home stay or tented camping.

Day 10
Final Departure day

Gokyo Treks and Expedition provides free transfer by private car/ Van (depends on size of group) to International Airport for your onward Journey.

Cost includes in the Package

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer
  • 2 Night Hotels in Kathamndu / or in Bhaktapur with in B B Plan
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Manaslu Conservation entry permits and fees.
  • TIMS ( Trekker 's Information Management System ) permit
  • Tented / or local homestay accommodation during the trekking days
  • 3 meals in each day ( Bf, Lunch Dinner ) serve with hot drinks while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local mountain trekking Guide, professional cook, sherpa & required porter as upon the group size.
  • All kitchen and cooking equipment during the trekking tours
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurances for all Nepali trekking crew
  • A special gift: through the Company " Gokyo Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees cost US$ 40 and international departure taxes.
  • Lunch and dinner during staying in Kathmandu valley
  • Your travel insurance ( It is mandatory in case of emergency)
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
  • Any donation, monuments entrance fees and well as TIPS for crew

Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance


To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather


The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing




Responsible trekking

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.


Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.


Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!


After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.

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