Ride to Ruby Valley

Ride to Ruby Valley

Time Frame: October til April

8 Days

Terrain: Jeep Tracks/

Max altitude: 3850m

Region: Gatlang/ Langtang

Tour Overview: 

Go off the beaten track and head to the Langtang region of Nepal. Ride on local jeep tracks and stay at a remote mountain village closely connected to Tibet. Enjoy stunning views of  Himalayan peaks, including Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Langtang (7234m). 

Day by Day Itinerary

Once you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport we will pick you up directly from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Amidst all the chaos lies ancient stories of warriors, rivaling dynasties and great spiritual masters. This legendary capital city is home to an eclectic mix of people, shops, restaurants, temples, stupas, myths and legends! *Remember usually flights are overnight so you should allow an extra day for the journey to Kathmandu.

Familiarisation with the bikes and Nepali riding style. We ride north along the Trishuli River on a jeep track towards the Chinese border. Road conditions will be a mixture of paved and unpaved with some sandy sections. Syabru Besi is a small mountain village sat near to Gosaikunda and below Dhunche. 

Today we cross mountain passes near the Tibetan border. Gatlang is mainly a Tamang settlement, an ethnicity which has strong roots in Tibet. The village is very traditional and daily life involves looking after the herds of yaks and sheep and subsistence farming. 

In the morning we wake up to a mighty view of Langtang Lirung* (7227m). We ride on the local jeep tracks through alpine forests up to Pangsang pass which affords superb mountain views of peaks such as Ganesh Himal*.

*Weather permitting

We retrace our route to Nuwakot. The town sits in a valley lower than Kathmandu. The old fort historically was a crucial trading point for Malla Kings of the Valley. Standing strong for over 1000 years, there is lots of history here, including the recent unification of Nepal by Prithvi Narayan Shah.

We head south along the Trishuli river towards Galchi then head up on one of the oldest highways in Nepal to Daman. A day of many switchbacks and changing sub-tropical scenery. Daman is known for it’s panoramic views of the Himalayas extending up to 400km.

We head back to Kathmandu entering the city from the south. Tonight we celebrate your Himalayan adventure with a good meal out.

Time to say farewell to Nepal. Ride Nepal will arrange for you to be transferred back to the airport in time for your onward flights.

Average Riding Hours
5 hours per day
Total Distance
Max Altitude

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