Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days

Ruby Valley Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3,845m Pang sang Pass
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

The Ruby Valley Trek is a hidden gem of Nepal that takes you to one of the quieter and off-the-beaten-path. Situated in the Dhading district of Nepal, this trek leads you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Ruby Valley region. Nestled between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, the trek offers a diverse terrain that ranges from lush forests to high alpine meadows. 

What makes Ruby Valley Nepal incredibly special is its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion. You will have the opportunity to explore traditional villages inhabited by various ethnic groups, including Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities all along the route during this trip. 

This 7 Days Ruby Valley Trek itinerary does not include a much high altitude, however, the views are still spectacular. You will get to panoramic vistas of towering peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu. 

The journey begins with a ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you begin your walking journey as the trail leads you through villages like Gatlang, Somdang, and Tipling which all offer a unique culture and lifestyle. The highest point of the trek you will reach is Pangsang Pass at an elevation of 3842 m. You will then descend passing by a few other villages, eventually returning to Kathmandu. 

Whether you're seeking a quieter alternative to Nepal's more famous trails or a genuine cultural and natural adventure, the Ruby Valley Trekking has the potential to offer a truly memorable journey. Join us now for this unique off-beaten trail in 2024,2025. 

Highlights of the Ruby Valley Trek Nepal

  • Traverse through diverse terrains, from lush forests to alpine meadows.
  • Get a chance to get engaged with local ethnic communities like Tamang, Gurung, and more.
  • Experience traditional Nepali life in less-touristy villages along the route. 
  • Relish the stunning panoramas of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, etc. 
  • Enjoy a quieter trekking experience away from the crowds.

What Awaits You on the Ruby Valley Trekking? 

The Ruby Valley Nepal offers a fascinating journey through a lesser-explored region of Nepal. You will get to encounter diverse landscapes ranging that provide a visual feast throughout the trail. 

The trek leads you through authentic villages, allowing you to interact with local communities and gain insights into their cultures and lifestyle. Magnificent mountain vistas, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu, provide stunning backdrops throughout the journey and the trek's unique blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and tranquility makes the entire trek a rewarding adventure for you.

Is Ruby Valley Trekking Route Map the Right Choice for You? 

If you are looking for a relatively less-known trekking route that takes you to an unexplored region, then there cannot be a better option than the Ruby Valley Nepal Route map. 

The trek's length is just a week and the Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary takes you to several ethnic villages offering you once in a lifetime opportunity to explore and experience the authentic side of nature and culture of remote Nepal. Thus, if you are a culture and nature enthusiast willing to embark on a trek through the wilderness then, the ruby valley trekking Route map is the right choice for you.

Ruby Valley Trekking Difficulty

The Ruby Valley trekking in Nepal is a moderately challenging adventure that is worth the effort for those with a love of trekking and the great outdoors. 

While it doesn't reach extremely high altitudes like some other Nepal's other iconic treks, it does involve steep ascents and descents, which can be physically demanding. Additionally, the trail conditions can vary, so you should be prepared for a range of terrains, including rocky paths and narrow mountain tracks. 

To fully enjoy this journey, a moderate level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience is highly recommended. With its stunning scenery and diverse landscapes, the Ruby Valley Trekking is an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired.

How to Prepare for the Ruby Valley Nepal Itinerary? 

Preparing for the Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary requires careful planning and preparation which can include the following steps; 

Physical Fitness: Get yourself engaged in cardiovascular and strength exercises to build your fitness level before the journey. 

Gear and Clothing: Pack appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing, a warm sleeping bag, and rain gear suitable for changing weather conditions.

Training Hikes: If you're new to trekking, consider doing hikes to prepare your body for the trekking experience.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities and potential medical emergencies.

Maximum Altitude During the Ruby Valley Trek

The highest point of the Ruby Valley Trek is the Pangsang Pass, which reaches an altitude of 3842 meters (12,604 feet). While this altitude is not extremely high compared to some other treks in Nepal, you still need to make sure that you are well prepared and aware of the potential effects of altitude and acclimatize properly during your trek. Make sure to inform your guide as soon as you sense any discomfort during the journey.

7 Days Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary

Our Ruby Valley Nepal Itinerary is of 7 days that is designed to cater to the needs of a diverse range of trekkers. The itinerary begins with a ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and takes you through several villages along the route. 

The 7 Days ruby Valley trek Itinerary can be customized further based on your personal preferences. You can extend the trip or add any other destinations to the itinerary so that you can have a personalized trekking experience. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1503m
  • Time:7-8 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
  • Transport:Local Bus

Your journey begins in Kathmandu, where you'll meet your trekking guide, and from Kathmandu, you'll embark on a scenic drive toward the north, through winding roads and picturesque landscapes. The route takes you through lush valleys, terraced fields, and charming villages. 

After around 7 hours of driving, you'll arrive at Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Ruby Valley adventure. Overnight stay in Syabrubesi. 

  • Max Altitude:2,337m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Leaving Syabrubesi behind, today you'll start your trek toward Gatlang. The trail gradually ascends, providing chances for you to take in the surrounding natural beauty. As you walk, you'll pass through rhododendron forests and terraced fields, where you get to encounter friendly locals along the way. 

The highlight of the day is reaching Gatlang, a Tamang village at an elevation of 2337 meters. Gatlang offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Overnight stay in Gatlang.

  • Max Altitude:3,271m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Local Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

As you continue your trek, you'll make your way toward Somdang today. The path leads you through diverse landscapes, including forested trails and open terrains. Along the way, you'll encounter Parvati Kund, a sacred alpine lake, and then proceed to Yuri Kharka for lunch. 

Afterward, your journey continues to Somdang, situated at an altitude of 3271 meters. You will arrive in Somdang after a walk of around 6 to 7 hours which offers not only breathtaking vistas but also a deeper immersion into the local culture. Overnight stay in Somdang. 

  • Max Altitude:3,842m/2,078m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Local Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today presents a challenging but rewarding part of your trek. The trail takes you to Pangsang Pass, which stands at an elevation of 3842 meters. From the pass, you will get to witness the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges. 

After spending some time at the pass while capturing and relishing the mesmerizing surrounding, you will then continue the descent to Tipling, a village nestled at an altitude of 2078 meters. Tipling offers you a serene environment where you will spend the night. Overnight stay in Tipling.

  • Max Altitude:1,700m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Home Stay Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Continuing your journey, you'll make your way to Borang Village from Tipling today. This day of the trek offers you yet another opportunity to engage with the local communities and experience their way of life. 

As you pass by a few other villages on the way, you will reach Borang village after a walk of around 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay in Borang village.

  • Max Altitude:1100m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today's trek involves a descent to Dundure Khola from Borang. As you make your way downhill, you'll notice the changing landscape and the transition from higher altitudes to lower regions. The descent provides a different perspective of the terrain and the stunning vistas that surround you. Overnight stay in Dundure Khola. 

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

On the final day of your trek, you'll embark on shorter trekking before reaching Dhading Beshi. From there, you'll drive back to Kathmandu, reflecting on the incredible journey you've had through the Ruby Valley region. The drive back offers you a chance to reminisce about the experiences and also witness the scenic views on the way. 

Route Map

Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Sabrubeshi and BORANG (Trek End) to Dhangbeshi to Kathmandu by Local bus
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Langtang trip
  • Porter services during the Langtang Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Langtang Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • Water purification tablets
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Feb 24, 2024
Ends:Friday Mar 01, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Free Airport Pick-Up and Drop Facility

We also offer a free airport pick-up and drop service as part of our package. This is to provide you with a convenient experience, especially if you are a first-time visitor to Nepal. This ensures a smooth transition from the airport to your accommodation and vice versa, saving you the hassle of arranging transportation yourself.

Luggage and Storage During the Ruby Valley Nepal Trek

While trekking, it's best to pack light. However, if there is any extra baggage that cannot be carried on the trek, then you can leave unnecessary items in your hotel in Kathmandu or our office. 

Packing List and Essentials for the Ruby Valley Trek Nepal

Your packing list should include essentials like Sturdy hiking boots, Comfortable trekking clothing (layers for temperature variations), a Warm jacket, Rain gear, a Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures), a Hat, gloves, a scarf, a Water bottle, and purification methods. If you do not already ja all the essentials, you can either buy or rent it in Katmandu. Also, to learn more about the Packing For Trekking in Nepal.

Mode of Transportation

The starting point of the Ruby Valley Trek is Syabrubesi, which is accessible by road from Kathmandu. You will have Transport by Local Bus
or private vehicle. Depending on your preference and budget, you can choose the mode of transportation that suits you best.

Best Time to Complete the Ruby Valley Trekking

For those seeking to embark on the Ruby Valley Nepal, it is highly recommended to plan your journey during the spring months of March to May or the autumn months of September to November. 

These peak seasons provide stable weather conditions with clear skies and comfortable temperatures, making for the best trekking experience. During the spring, the valley is adorned with blooming flowers and lush greenery, while the autumn season offers a stunning sight of vibrant foliage colors along with breathtaking views of the mountains. By choosing to trek during these periods, you will get to fully appreciate the natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes of the Ruby Valley.

Accommodation Facilities During the Ruby Valley Trip

During the Ruby Valley Trekking, you will usually stay in teahouses or lodges along the route. The lodgings you get are simple, yet cozy and comfortable, providing you with a comfortable bed and basic amenities. 

As the trek is off-beaten and less popular, the facilities and services you get may not be as luxurious as those in other trekking trails. However, the teahouses and lodges offer a unique, authentic experience amid the stunning mountain scenery where you will be able to rest and relax. 

Food and Drinking Water during the Ruby Valley Nepal Trekking

During the trekking journey, you will be provided with three meals a day. You will come across teahouses and lodges that provide a variety of meals. You can have a traditional Nepali dal bhat, which consists of rice and lentil soup for lunch and dinner.

You can also enjoy other local and international dishes during the beginning part of the journey at some teahouses and lodges along the route. However, keep in mind that there might not be as much variety when you ascend to a higher altitude. 

To ensure hydration through the trail, it is recommended to consume bottled or purified water. Bottled water is easily accessible at teahouses. However, if you prefer using natural water sources and sustainable ways, then you can use water purification methods such as tablets or filters.

Permits required for the Ruby Valley Nepal trekking

You need to have two permits to embark on the Ruby Valley Nepal trekking which are given below along with their costs. 

TIMS Card:

  • For individual trekkers: NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 20)
  • For SAARC nationals: NPR 600 (approximately USD 6)

Langtang National Park Entry Permit:

  • For foreigners: NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30)
  • For SAARC nationals: NPR 1,500 (approximately USD 15)

7 Days Ruby Valley Trek Cost for 2024,2025

The Ruby Valley Trek Cost vary based on factors such as the services included (such as guide, porter, accommodations, meals, permits), itinerary, and the duration of the trek. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from USD 700 to USD 900 or more per person.

The cost also further varies depending on the type of trek it is which can be either group, private, or a solo trip. For group trips, the cost can be lower as you will be sharing the facilities with other trekkers whereas for private and solo trips, it can cost higher. 

Useful info and tips for the Ruby Valley Trekking Route

  • Choose the right time for the trek which are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) for stable weather.
  • Though not extremely high, acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Moderate fitness level is recommended due to varying terrain.
  • Pack layered clothing, rain gear, trekking poles, and comfortable hiking boots. 
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and purification tablets/filters for safe drinking water.
  • Embrace local customs, traditions, and practices with respect.
  • Carry enough Nepali currency as there are limited ATMs along the trail.
  • Be prepared for weather changes or unexpected trail conditions.
  • Carry out your waste, and protect the fragile ecosystem.

Booking Ruby Valley Trip with Himalayan Recreation

Book your Ruby Valley Trip with Himalayan Recreation. Experience expert guidance, cozy accommodations, and a well-planned itinerary that ensures a remarkable journey amidst the Himalayan beauty. 

For payment, there are several methods you can use like inter-banking and online platforms. If you have any confusion, you can directly contact us as we stay online 24/7 to make your booking process easier. 

Last-Minute Booking for the Ruby Valley Tour

Last-minute booking for the Ruby Valley Tour is possible, as Himalayan Recreation offers last-minute bookings. However, keep in mind that you have to make a full payment for the last-minute booking before embarking on the journey. 

Travel Eco-Friendly Trek to Ruby Valley Nepal

Preserve the natural beauty of Ruby Valley with Himalayan Recreation. Ad practicing sustainable travel is one of our top priorities while we embark on a journey to the mountains.

We encourage you to do so by avoiding single-use plastics, using eco-friendly products, and respecting local customs. It is hight crucial that we practice responsible tourism to ensure the area remains pristine for future generations.

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