Ruby Valley Trekking

Trip Overview

Ruby valley trek located in Northern central Nepal, between Langtang and Manaslu regions, Ruby valley is a unique overland trek through the Himalayan foothills beneath the soaring summits of snow-capped Ganesh Parbat.Unlike most Himalayan treks that generally follow north/south river valleys, this route travels up and over many ridges in a generally east/west direction. As a result, it involves more climbs and descents (about 12500m of total vertical gain and loss), requiring strong legs, stamina and determination.

The rewards, however, are well worth the effort. Our ruby valley trek will take you places rarely visited by other tourists, including remote villages, high and scenic passes, less established trails, friendly local people of many different culture and a sense of travelling back to time to traditions and lifestyle mostly untouched by modern development. Ruby valley also offers outstanding view of major Himalayan ranges, including the Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu and distant Annapurna Himal. It is home to magnificent stands of old growth hemlock tree which provide excellent quality wood for timber and roof shingles in many local villages.It is also blessed with an abundance of herbal plants which are transported by yak or foot over the Himalayas to China and exchanged forsalt,wool, turquoise and livestock.

The people of ruby valley reflect a rich mix of different cultures. Starting in langtang valley to the east, we encounter tamang people. They are primarily bonpo or Buddhists although some also embrace Christianity who originally migrated here from the north and speak a Tibetan dialect. Trekking west ward, we meet gurung and lam people, also mostly Buddhists whose culture and language are Tibetan based , but different from tamang since they are more influenced by the people from the south. Below the Phulkharka area in the west are chhetri, brhmin, ghale kami, damai and magar people who are primarily hindus and reflect the appearance and culture of the people from the southern lowlands and Indian subcontinent. All most all culture, in the ruby valley, however, also recognize and practice shamanism and animism especially during festivals, on auspicious and sacred days and when a person is in a need of healing. The terk has rated the difficulty level of this terk as demanding

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 ;katrhmandu to shyabru besi (1500m) 8/9 houes :highlight  escape from the big city.

Day 2; shyabru besi to parbati kunda (2650m) 6/7 hours  big mountain views myriad rice  and millet terraces chortens mani walls parbati kunda temple  and scared ponds scenic grassy camp.

Day 3 ;parbati kunkda to somdang (3271m)many  beautiful valley  and  panoramic mountain view point huge hemlock trees and beautiful pass crossing nice camping  near  to river .

Day 4;  layover in  samdang hike to zinc mine  paldor  peak and relx  In camp or day hike in historic mine  view of paldor peak waterfalls mountains streams.

Day 5; somdang to marmelung karaka (3010m)6/7 hours. Moring climb to high pass with maney sweeping and panoramic views.

Day 6 ;marmelung karaka to tatopani(1506m)6/7 hours. Countural diversity friendly villagers  wonderful hot spring .

Day 7; tatopani to lapchet (1796m)/6/7 hours. Remot and  friendly villagers and traditional  agricultures activates varied terrain iver valley and high mountain views.

Day 8;lapchet to kachet (21400m)6/7 hours. Another big climb and big view days remote trekking and   locals around.

Day 9; kachet to rigaon(1600m)7 hours.big  sweeping valley viewa continue winding but mostly controlling trails.

Day 10; rigaoun to pokhara danda(1720m)5/6 hours. Many terraces meandering trails suspension bridge river crossing high scenic camp. 

Day 11;pokhara danda to montrai sky camp (1190m)3/6hours. Our  last  terk offers us  seveirals choices.those  who are ready  for relax and kick back can enjoy a down hill homestretch to terk scenic but  wooded sky camp at montari a short walk below phulkarka.this beautiful camp site atop circular flat ridgetop  that  offers sweeping views of  the ankhu khola river valley terraced hillside and the gleaming white stupa atop towering ganga jamuna.

Day 12; drive back to Kathmandu; today we have to drive 7/8 hours back  to Kathmandu to  the  hotel 

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • car or jeep thirusili 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Gear list

UPER BODY LAYERS 

Walking  t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton 

Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry 

Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers 

Fleece vest  optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential its very  cold  up high or depend how high are you going.

 

 

LOWER BODY LAYERS

Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.

Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants -1 advisable 

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.

 

 

PACKS&BAGS

Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.

Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg  camera and chocolate water.

Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.

 

 

FOOTWEAR 

Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and  comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3  good and worm enough 

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS TIMES 

Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.

Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).

Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.

Sunglass -1  essential good uv protection. 

Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 

Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 

Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel -1 light wight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cadrs for evening fun. 

Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu. 

Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain. 

Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves worm enough. 

Nack wormer \Buff. 

 

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT  IT NAMASTE .

 

All of above the equipment you can  get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

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