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|
|Minimum Altitude:||655m./2161 ft.|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee ( Nepali typical food)|
|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|
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-Chalishgaun ( 1674m./5524ft.)- 7 hours walk
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
Day 3: Chalish Gaun 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
For below services, our price is US $ 265 per person .
If you would like to customize your own itinerary then write us at email@example.com .
· Airport transfer ( Airport + hotel + airport).
. All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, with tea/coffee).
· Accommodation (Lodge/Home stay) during the trekking.
· One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in ruby valley region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons).
· Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
· Kathmandu-Kimtang fedi-Dundure bridge return by overland transport.
· Trekking map, duffle bag, company t-shirt, seasonal fruits and trekking completion certificate .
- Water purification iodine drop/pills.
· Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
. Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, alchoholic drinks, laundry and phone bill.
· Personal Travel insurance.
· Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested ).
TREKKING PERMITS AND NATIONAL PARK FEE
For trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions, a special permit is not required, but you will need a National park / Conservation permit and Trekking Information management system( TIMS) However, the following places do require a trekking permit:
1. Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week. However, permit fee for Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district (Sirdibas-Lhokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule) has been fixed at US$ 35 per person for 08 days during September to November and US$ 25 per person per 08 days during December to August.
2. Manaslu – US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per person for each extra day during September - November and US$ 50 per person per week and US$ 7 per person per each extra day during December- August.
3. Humla- US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
4. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 500 per person of the first 10 days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The above mentioned trekking areas must be undertaken only through Registered Trekking Agencies from Government of Nepal (E.g. Nepal alternative Trekking Company -Registered no. 303047487).
An entrance fee is levied for visiting to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years.
|Trekking season in Nepal|
|Trekking area name||Grade||Good season||No. of days||Type of trekking|
|Annapurna Area trek||1 to 3||Autumn and Spring||5 -27 days||Tea house/Lodge|
|Arun Valley & Makalu||3||Autumn and Spring||15-20 days||Tea house/Camping|
|Nepal tour||1||All seasons||4-10 days||Hotel/Resort/home stay|
|Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking||4||April-May, Sept-Nov.||21-28 days||Camping/organised only|
|Dolpo Area Trekking||2-4||April-July, Sept.-Nov.||16-27 days||Lodge/Organized|
|Everest Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-28 days||Lodge /Tea house|
|Ganesh Himal Area Trekking ( ruby valley trek)||1-2||Autumn and Spring||5-18 days||Home stay/Camping|
|Manaslu Area Trekking||2-3||Autumn and Spring||13 -18 days||Lodge/Camping trek|
|Langtang Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-15 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Tsum valley trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay/Lodge/Camping|
|Kanchanjunga||3||Autumn and Spring||16-23 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Mustang Trekking||2-3||March-Nov.||10 -18 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Panchase Trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||4-6days||Camping/Organized only|
|Panchpokhari trek||3||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Campingm/organized only|
|Rara and Jumla trek||2||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Camping/Organized only|
|Royal trek||1||Autumn and Spring||4-5 days||Camping only|
|Siklish Trek||1||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay|
|Tamang heritage trail||2||Autumn and Spring||6-8 days||Community lodge/home stay|
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:TREKKING EQUIPMENTS/ CHECK LISTS
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- light weight cotton pants, shorts, wrap around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton 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
During winter Ads:
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
It's important to match your fitness level. Find what you think will suit you best in the tables below:
Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2800m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.
this involves longer treks (eight to fifteen days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 1100 m to 3200 m.
these treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3200 and 5000m. and there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit and enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.
this trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.
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.
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