Ruby Valley Trek, a hidden gem, is one of the less explored trekking area located on the Ganesh Himal area. This trek is popular to witness the traditional culture, rituals and lifestyles of the Tamang and Gurung community. This area is the core settlement of Tamang community in Nepal. Enjoy a 270-degree view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range and Manaslu from Pangsang Pass (3842 meters). Explore wild landscapes dotted with rare herbs, actively used while making traditional Tibetan medicine. Spend one overnight at top of the Pangsang Pass to see the sunset and sunrise views. Enjoy a traditional native welcome at Chalish Village with close encounter of Tamang and Gurung communities. This trek is a lifetime experience to enjoy your trek in Himalayan foothills in exotic area.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be personally met by your guide at Kathmandu airport. You will be transferred to your hotel and have a trek briefing at your hotel or office in the evening. Enjoy overnight at a Potala guesthouse.
We drive to Sybrubesi in the early morning by public bus. Sybrubesi is the gateway for the Langtang and Ruby Valley trekking trails, located on the bank of Langtang River. Enjoy a stunning view of Langtang Range along the route as we pass the Trushli River, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar along a narrow and winding road. We will have dinner and overnight at a local lodge.
In the morning, we start the trek to Ghatlang Village, also located along the Tamang Heritage Trail. Tamang are native to Rasuwa region and are famous for their traditional culture, heritage and rituals. Explore the local village at your own pace. We will have dinner and overnight at a local lodge.
Today, walk through the trekking trail passing through Rhododendron and Pine Forest with a superb view of Langtang Range. We reach Yuri Kharka and continue to Khurpu Bhanjyang. Following a downhill trail to the Somdang River, this is a border region for Rasuwa and Dhading Districts. You will enjoy the scenic view of Somdang Valley with en-route visit to Chukarma Waterfall, exceeding a length of 200 meters.
Enjoy dinner and overnight at a local lodge and stone hut.
The next day, the trek is one of the highlights of the entire trip as we follow wilderness topography and have an uphill climb to Pangsang Pass. Pangsang Pass has the best viewpoint to see a 270-degree mountain view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range and Manaslu Range. This area is a pocket-zone for herbal plants, which still are used making traditional Tibetan medicine. We will brief you about these rare herbs and their use by the local people. Enjoy the stunning sunset view from the Pass and the late evening or night will be enlightened by the sparking stars and full moon. Dinner and overnight will be at a stone hut.
Today, we will descend to Chalish Village, which is a cultural hub to witness the Tamang and Gurung communities. Pass several Mane and Buddhist Prayer flags along the route. We will be welcomed by the local people from the Mother and Father Development Community with traditional rituals. If we are lucky, we will witness a traditional Jhankari Shaman dance, which is influence by both Tibetan and Hindu culture. We will be staying with a local family to get an insight of the rural community, their traditional way of life and culture.
In the morning, we will trek down to Jharlang Village to visit a typical village located on the floor of the mountains. We will pass through Pine Forest, farmland and watershed areas. Our dinner and overnight will be at a local lodge.
Today, we trek down to Dundra Khola and board a local jeep to Dhading Besi. We will have dinner and overnight at a local lodge.
In the morning, we drive to Kathmandu by public bus and you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an overnight at a Potala guesthouse.
The next day, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu airport in time to board your flight back home.