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Ruby Valley Circuit Trekking – 12 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 22°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 12 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

You will travel for 12 days, including 10 days of trekking, to visit the villages of the Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups, which are renowned for their distinctive cultures and extensive traditions. These locals also adhere to shamanic techniques known as Bon-Po and old medical practices, which add to our understanding and research of the area.

The trail to Ruby Valley offers a variety of terrain and walking conditions, including practically flatland, terraced fields, moderate and steep climbs, and breathtaking views of tall snow-capped mountains and verdant woodland. 

The Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa, and other pristine mountains in western and central Nepal are just a few of the well-known peaks you can visit on this trek. Ganesh Himal is the mountain that bears the name of the elephant-headed god Ganesh. One of the main attractions of the Ruby Valley is the Pangsang Pass, which is located at 3,842 meters.

You get the chance to explore some very distant, less-traveled places of Nepal on this uncharted trekking route. Homestay is the preferred kind of lodging because lodges and guesthouses have not yet been constructed along this brand-new trekking route in Nepal. By staying with locals and eating their food, you may gain first-hand knowledge of rural life in Nepal. 

Most of the days spent trekking involve gentle descents through the traditional Tamang and Gurung communities of Tipling, Shertung, Chalish, and Borang. Also, after completing the final leg of the trek from Borang to Dharka Phedi, the Ruby Valley Trek experience comes to an end with a jeep transport to Kathmandu. 

About Us 

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we work hard to design and run tours that range from strenuous to relaxing, allowing travelers to take in the undiscovered beauty of the Ganesh Himal Area’s varied scenery, geography, and climate zones. In order to promote the local economy and give visitors the chance to experience the warm hospitality of residents of the Ganesh Himal Region, we create a fully supporting local homestay with a local team of knowledgeable guides and porters. In order to meet your needs, we offer our best personnel and services. We also make it simple for you to adjust the itineraries to your preference. 

Background 

One of the least traveled secret trekking routes is the Ruby Valley Trek in Nepal’s Ganesh Himal region. Due to ruby reserves in the Ganesh Himal region, the trek is known as Ruby Valley. Although there is not much mining going on, this entire region possesses tremendous mineral resources, including this red valuable stone.

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Highlights

  • One of the top recently established trekking routes around Kathmandu
  • Unique and voluminous Tamang and Gurung cultures
  • From Pangsang La Pass, high in the mountains, there are stunning views of Nepal’s central Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal.
  • An introduction to shamanism in Nepal
  • Homestay experiences and residents’ rustic way of life
January
-5°C to 5°C
February
-3°C to 7°C
March
0°C to 10°C
April
3°C to 15°C
May
7°C to 18°C
June
10°C to 20°C
July
12°C to 21°C
August
11°C to 21°C
September
9°C to 19°C
October
5°C to 16°C
November
0°C to 11°C
December
-3°C to 7°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu to Lapu Danda (1026m)

We’ll start early in the morning with a drive from Kathmandu to Arkhet (640m), following the Manaslu route. From Arkhet, we’ll cross the river and start our ascent to Lapu Danda. The trail is steep and can be challenging, but the views of the valley below are worth it. Overnight stay at Lapu Danda.

Day 2

Lapu Danda to Lamo Dhunga (1930m)

Today’s trail takes us through Dhunchet and into a lush forest. The scenery is beautiful, with waterfalls and streams along the way.We’ll arrive at Lamo Dhunga in the evening and set up camp for the night.

Day 3

Lamo Dhunga to Nauban Kharka (2710m)

Most of today’s trek is through the forest, and the trail is relatively easy. We’ll stop for lunch along the way and reach our campsite at Nauban Kharka in the late afternoon.

Day 4

Day 4: Nauban Kharka to Lapagaon (1700m)

Today we’ll cross the Myanghal Bhanjyang and start our descent towards Lapagaon. We’ll arrive in Lapagaon in the evening and set up camp for the night.

Day 5

Lapagaon to Sertung (1900m)

We’ll start the day by descending to the river and crossing two bridges. After a lunch break in Borang, we’ll continue our trek to Sertung, a beautiful Gurung village. We’ll spend the night in Sertung and can take an optional visit to Phyangchet Monastery in the afternoon.

Day 6

Rest day in Sertung

Today is a rest day in Sertung, where we can explore the village and interact with the locals. In the afternoon, we can visit the Phyangchet Monastery if we haven’t done so already.

Day 7

Sertung to Marmelung Kharka (3000m)

Today’s trail takes us through Tipling, another Gurung village, before ascending to Marmelung Kharka. We’ll set up camp for the night in this beautiful meadow.

Day 8

Marmelung Kharka to Pansang La (3850m)

Today’s trek is a steep ascent to the Pansang La, the highest point of the trek.

We’ll reach the top in the afternoon and set up camp for the night.

Day 9

Pansang La to Gokchet (3660m)

Today’s trail takes us south on the Tiru Danda towards Gokchet, a small village below the Sing La. We’ll set up camp for the night in Gokchet.

Day 10

Gokchet to Gongam Bhanjyang (2900m)

Today we’ll cross the Sing La, another high pass, and descend towards Gongam Bhanjyang. We’ll arrive in the village in the evening and set up camp for the night.

Day 11

Gongam Bhanjyang to Kipsang Pokhari (1790m)

Today we’ll descend through forests and farmland towards Kipsang Pokhari. We’ll arrive in the village in the evening and spend our last night camping.

Day 12

Kipsang Pokhari to Kathmandu

Today we’ll drive back to Kathmandu, where we will check in at the group hotel and have some well-deserved rest. In the evening, we can explore the city or relax at the hotel.

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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