Ruby valley alternative trekking route

Ruby valley is newly named after recently conducted survey by TAAN and Ganesh Himal Tourism Development Committee (GHTDC). “Ruby” is named for the precious stones harvested in the area. Nepal alternative treks has designed alternative trekking route in ruby valley region. We have carefully planned an optional route for those trekkers who would like to experience the difference and avoid crowd. This route is well combined of hidden nature, authentic culture and high Himalaya which will be attractive for adventure and nature lover.

Ruby valley trekking alternative trekking route offers the client meetings with typical real Nepalese people which also could be called an educational tour. You will stay in local people's houses where you find their familiar environment, so that you will see Nepalese people's real lifestyle.  You will have face to face interaction with them. You will always be surrounded by the snow capped mountains, such as Mount Manasulu (over 8000 metres), Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and many more. From Mugu Danda, you can see more then 12 snowcapped peaks - a panoramic and magnificent view. Wildflowers flourish, and waterfalls embellish the lush hill scenery in a land blessed with wide-ranging geographical, cultural and biological diversity. Sensational viewpoints feature the sublime Himalaya to the north.

Most prominent is the Ganesh Himal Range, a family of peaks among the most attractive of the entire Himalaya. The Ganesh massif is named in honor of Hindu deity Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. Selected viewpoints in the area offer immense panoramas! Most rewarding are the cultural attractions including magnificent Ganga Jamana a twin waterfall, Kalo, Seto lakes and Ganesh kunda/lake, and Tripurasundari temples and especially the hospitable people that inhabit the region. The area is populated mainly by Tamang Gurung, Ghale, and to the north, and Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang at the lower elevations in the south. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all with a friendliness that makes Nepal legendary.

FACT OF THIS TRIP
Trip Duration      5 days trekking
Max. Altitude: 1700m./5610ft.
Minimum Altitude:  655m./2161 ft.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking 
Accommodation:  Local lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee ( Nepali typical food)
Transportation: Overland transport
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 14 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 6-7 hours

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Kathmandu -Dhadingbesi-Kimtang Fedi -Dundure bridge ( 1100m./3630ft.) - 7 hours drive
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Dundure Jharlang-Borang-Chalish village ( 1674m./5524ft.)- 7 hours walk
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

Day 3: Chalish village explore day
Early morning, Visit view point and Sertung village then afternoon visit hot spring. In the evening, Cultural group will entertain with local music.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Chalishgaun- Dundure bridge ( 1100m./3630ft.)-  6 hours walk
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drive Dundure-Dhading bensi- Kathmandu ( 1400m./4620ft.) - 6 hours driving
Meals included, Breakfast, Lunch 

Trek ends

 

 

Permits are not required for this route . 

Trekking Clothing equipment

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 
- Light weight pants, shorts
- At night -track top, pants 
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Small towels 
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 
- A pair of gloves 
- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line

Treatment 

  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.

Accommodation

We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices to select yourself. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges and home stay during the trek. We will arrange with shared washing and toilet.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in some lodges early days of trekking. Basic meals will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route and most of the days Nepali national food " Dal Bhat " will be tested in route .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Ruby valley trek is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 1800 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

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Beautiful experience in Ruby Valley!

I did the Alternative (5 day) Ruby Valley hike to Chalish Gaun. As a gem enthusiast, Tej helped me arrange special day trips to a quartz mining area to explore traditional gem collecting methods in the area. Tej did so much to make this trip truly special and unique. I also did another other day hike around the beautiful valley to reach the hot springs. My guide Raju was so nice and hilarious. It was such an adventure!

The village is beautiful with very welcoming people. It really felt like I got an authentic experience in the village and I was so sad to leave. The landscape truly is beautiful with snowy mountain peaks to one side, a babbling river below, and deep mountainous valleys with stunning farming geography all around. 

The hike is listed as Easy--which I think is meant for Nepalis! I found this Easy grade hike quite challenging, and I have done Garabaldi, Black Tusk, and Trolltunga with ease. I found the heat quite hard on this hike--so be prepared! Keep your luggage to a minimum. I went in May and did not require the sleeping bag I towed around.

 

Map

NEWS

Royalty structure for NMA peaks is highly decreased !

TESTIMONIAL

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22years

Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...

10th.September.2014 

We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. ...

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