Ruby Valley TrekkingRuby Valley Trekking

Ruby Valley Trekking

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude3845 meters
  • Starts/EndsSyabrubeshi/Dhadingbesi
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • New trekking route with a less crowded trail in the northern part of Nepal.
  • Panoramic views of Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal Range, and Manalsu.
  • Pasang La and Singla Pass with mesmerizing views of mountains.
  • Pass through different ethnic groups communities such as Tamang, Gurung, Brahmins, and Dalits.
  • Religious sites with cultural significance.
  •  Isolated villages, rocky hills, farmlands, gorges, waterfalls, and rushing rivers.

Ruby Valley Trekking is an off-the-beaten trekking in a remote and less crowded region of Nepal. It lies between the popular Langtang region and the Manaslu region in the northern part of Dhading. Ruby Valley Trekking is the hidden gem for exploring diverse geography, remote lifestyles, culture, and natural beauty. The trek is popular for its striking views of Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, etc. Likewise, this trek is more of a homestay trek than spending overnight at teahouses. It means the journey allows you to get with the local lifestyle closely. Ruby Valley Trek is an easy trek that is suitable for all age groups of people.

The trek begins with a picturesque 7-hour bus drive to Syabubesi, renowned as the gateway to the popular Langtang Valley Trek.  Then the following day, the trail ascends towards the beautiful Tamang village ‘Gatlang’, also known as Black Village. Passing the Gatlang village, the trek continues towards scared Parvati Kunda and then proceeds to Somdang. Continuing the trek, the path traverses via the Pangpang La Pass and Singla Pass, offering stunning views of hills and panoramic mountain ranges including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, Manaslu, and other peaks. Enjoy the lifestyle of the traditional Tamang and Gurung villages like Tipling, Sertung, Chalish Gaon, Borang, and Darkha Gaun. The trek concludes with an off-road Jeep ride to Dhading Bensi, followed by a bus back to Kathmandu.

Classic Trek Nepal organizes 7-day Ruby Valley Trek packages with the best services that suit your time and budget. We prioritize your safety and convenience, and our experienced trekking guides are dedicated to making your journey comfortable and secure. Therefore, if you have any queries about Ruby Valley Trek feel free to contact us.

What Makes the Ruby Valley Trek Unique and Worth Exploring?

The Ruby Valley Trek is mostly popular for its unique off-the-beaten-path adventure. Here are the reasons why Ruby Valley Trekking is unique:

Diverse Landscapes

The trek offers a unique diversification of landscapes throughout the journey. Most of the trek goes through, terraced fields, dense forests, winding hills, and alpine meadows. Similarly, the trail follows the passes with the view of towering snow-capped mountains and green hills. Each day brings a new environment to explore throughout the journey.

Unexplored natural beauty

Ruby Valley Trekking is among the less-crowded treks in Nepal, offering natural serenity. This trekking route offers you scenic viewpoints such as Pansang La Pass (3,842m/12,604ft) and Singla Pass (4050m/ 13287ft). The trek is such a blessing for nature enthusiasts. Terrace Farms land in the lap of green forests, waterfalls, rivers, rhododendron forests, and soaring mountain ranges.

Unique culture and tradition

Ruby Valley is exclusively inhabited by the Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups with distinct cultural norms and traditions. The captivating and immersive cultural encounter in villages such as Gatlang, Sertung, and Chalish Gaun makes this trek interesting. Likewise, the trail comes across Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, contributing to the cultural diversity of the journey. En route, there is the holy Parvati Kunda which adds a religious touch to the journey. Furthermore, there are other three holy lakes known as Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda. These attractions are often overlooked by most visitors.

Homestay Experience

Ruby Valley Trekking gives you a homely experience because of its homestays. Unlike other treks in Nepal such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, there are rare tea houses on this trail. Staying in authentic villages like Gatlang, Sertung, and Chalish Gaun would be a delightful experience. Witnessing the agricultural practices and local waving of bamboo handicrafts provides insight into rural households and their way of life. Living with local families lets you experience the everyday life of the communities along the trail.

Ruby Valley's Gem Mining

Ruby Valley is named after the precious gemstone called Ruby. These rubies and other various crystals were traded with Tibetans for salt and wool in ancient times. Witness the age-old legacy of gem mining, still practiced by locals. Immerse yourself in gem cutting at local shops and workshops and also purchase gemstone jewelry or souvenirs.

The ideal time for Ruby Valley Trek

Similar to the other trekking in Nepal, the ideal time to embark on this trek is autumn and spring season.  However, this untouched beauty can be explored throughout the year with the proper equipment and preparation. Each season presents a unique charm but, the ideal time to do Ruby Valley Trekking is during Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May). During this time the temperature is mild and the weather is favorable for the trek. with clear skies providing optimal visibility of the majestic mountains. Furthermore, hills are adorned with vibrant colors of rhododendrons and other blooming flora. These seasons offer favorable weather conditions and stunning natural beauty for trekking in the Ruby Valley.

Permits for Ruby Valley Trekking

Permits required for Ruby Valley Trek are TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Langtang National Park Permit. Remember, the Ruby Valley Trek permits involve a TIMS card for all routes and a Langtang National Park Permit for journeys entering the park through Syabrubesi.

Permit cost required for the Ruby Valley Trek;

TIMS card

  • USD 20 for individual trekker
  • USD 10 for a group trekker

Langtang National Park permit

  • USD 15 for SAARC country's tourists
  • USD 30 for other countries

The journey to Ruby Valley starts with a scenic 8-hour bus ride to Syabrubesi. The ride is a bit adventurous as you drive through narrow and winding paths. This small town in Rasuwa is popular as the gateway to Langtang Valley Trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Syabrubesi.

  • Max Altitude:1500 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The actual walk to Ruby Valley starts today with an early breakfast in Syabrubesi. At first, you will walk through the winding hills to reach Bahun Danda. Then, the trail leads to Gatlang through a dusty and windy motor road, passing by forests, waterfalls, and views of the Himalayas. Galtlang is the popular tamang village, also known as ‘Dark Village’ with unique customs and lifestyle. Overnight stay at homestay.

  • Max Altitude:2337 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House or Homestay
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Gatlang, your journey continues towards the holy Parvati Kunda which is around 40 minutes away from Gatlang. Continuing your trek, you’ll come across the pine and rhododendrons to reach Yuri Kharka for lunch. After lunch, the trail takes you to Somdang passing scenic Chukarma waterfall, Somdang River, and former mining tunnels. Overnight stay at a homestay in Somdang.

  • Max Altitude:3271 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house or Homestay
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s journey is relatively short, you’ll just walk around 3 hours to reach Pansang Pass. The day begins with breakfast in Somdang and the trail ascends to Pansang Pass which is renowned as the best viewpoint of this journey. Pangsang Passis a large, open meadow that offers spectacular views of the majestic mountains, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and more. You’ll also witness a stunning sunset from this vantage place before setting in for a night at the lodge.

  • Max Altitude:3842 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house or Homestay
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

It is going to be a long day of walking for 9 hours to reach Sertung. Starting the day with an early breakfast, the trail leads toward the Singla Pass. Today’s trek is accompanied by the majestic presence of Ganesh Himal in the north. Upon reaching the Singla, you’ll not only be greeted by nature but also the religious presence of this place. Every year Singla hosts a huge Jatra in Janai Purnima, which holds great significance to the local community. From Singla, the trail descends towards Sertung for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:1933 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house or Home stay
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The final day of walking on the trails begins with an early breakfast. The trails descend towards authentic Chalish Gaun and onward to Borang. Along the way, you’ll come across various traditional villages, each with unique traditions and lifestyles. Witnessing the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle, you'll eventually reach Darkha Phedi for a night stay.

  • Max Altitude:2380 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house or Home stay
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The remarkable 7-day Ruby Valley Trek concludes with a bumpy off-road ride to Dhading Bensi, followed by a return to Kathmandu. The journey to Kathmandu along the Trishuli River provides a chance to witness natural scenery and landscapes along the way.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:9-10 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
What's Included
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit Card
  • Trekkers Information Management Permit Card
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek on a sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu-Syabribesi transportation cost in a public vehicle
  • Darkha-Dhading Benshi Transportation and Dhading-Kathmandu Transportation cost in a public vehicle.
  • Guides expenses including his transportation, accommodations, salary, and insurance.
  • All government and local taxes.
What's not Excluded
  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu after and before the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu due to early return of the trek.
  • All the expenses in the mountain over the scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay, or canceled flight)
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for the guide and porter
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Good to Know

Accommodation during the Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trekking package includes accommodation in Tea houses or Homestay during the journey. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Homestays during your stay in those places. However, you will stay 2 nights at least in Kathmandu before and after the trek.

Meals during the trek

Trekking at a high altitude needs enough energy in your body. Hence, the homestays provide you with hygienic and nutritious meals throughout your trek. We offer you seven breakfasts and Lunches each with six dinners.  You can choose the meals you want from the menus. Moreover, the meals here are fresh from the farms. Even though you can find non-veg items during the trek, we suggest having a vegetarian meal during the trek.

Difficulty Level of the Trek

The Ruby Valley Trekking is an easy trek. It depends on your physical fitness too. The trek demands 5-6 hours of walking per day. However, at some points, the trail offers steep paths, passes, rocky terrain, and forests. Therefore, the fitter you are, it will be easy to complete the trek in a given time. In addition, please inform us if you have any heart diseases before booking the trek with us.

Electricity and Internet During the trek

Throughout the homestays or tea houses in the Ruby Valley, you can find the electricity to charge your gadgets. However, it may cost you an extra little bit. Likewise, most of the homestays have Wi-Fi facilities to allow you to contact your loved ones. Again, for the internet, some tea houses may ask you for $2-$3.

Trip Extension Possibility

When you are on a long holiday, there is always the possibility of a trip extension after the completion of the trek. We also organize Chitwan Jungle Safari, Rafting, Kathmandu Day tours, and many more activities. Feel free to contact our travel expert Anil Lamsal for more information. (+9779849790153, WhatsApp or Viber)

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