Ruby Valley Trek

USD 1,055
  • Activities
    Ruby Valley Trek
  • Max Elevation
    3842m/12601ft at Pasang La Pass
  • Trip Duration
    13 Days
  • Trip Grade
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges / Home Stay
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and Full Board During Trek
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 5 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Ruby Valley Trek:

  • Explore Ruby Valley – one of the less beaten areas of the mid-western center of Nepal
  • Enjoy the best views of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Himalayan Ranges.
  • Relax in an exotic Hot Water Spring along the trek at Tatopani during the trek.
  • Experience the diversity of traditions and cultures of different Nepalese ethnic tribes  (Tamang, Gurung, Ghale, Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, and  Chepang)        

Trip Introduction:

Ruby Valley Trek Nepal is one of the most popular and relatively new trekking routes in the Mid-West-Central Himalayan range of Nepal. Ruby Valley Trek has gained its popularity among trekkers and explorers mainly because the region is largely unexplored and less crowded compared to the popular trekking routes of the Everest and Annapurna region.

Ruby Valley Trek is the best way to explore the wide range of geographical diversity – covering Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trek also allows us to witness and experience the fascinating cultural and biological diversity of several Nepalese tribe communities including mainly Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, and Chepang people with their distinct culture and tradition.

Besides, we are rewarded with great views of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Ruby Valley Trek is surely the best option for trekkers wanting to explore the less-visited region of Nepal that comprises the rich natural and hidden wonders of Nepal. 

Ruby Valley Trek with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a good day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, we will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi we will take another short drive to Chawatar – the starting point of the trek. As soon as we reach Chawatar, we will start our trek walking the less beaten trail that passes through beautifully terraced farmlands towards the traditional Tamang village of Gatlang.

We continue our trekking ascending through Rhododendron and Pines-filled forest to reach Yuri Kharka before descending down to Somdang river. Along with our scenic trekking route, we will pass a 200 meters magnificent waterfall known as Chukarma Waterfall. The area is well known for its precious ruby, copper, zinc, and other minerals.

From Somdang we will follow the trail that ascends gradually towards the Pasang La Pass at 3842 meters from where we will have incredible views of beautiful valleys and towering mountain ranges including Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang. From the top of the pass, a gradual descent will lead us to Tipling. We continue to follow the trail passing through several traditional villages of Tamang communities towards Shertung also known as the place of Gold.

We can relax and wash off away our sweat and tiredness in the hot spring of Tatopani which is just about two hours hike from Shertung. From there we head towards Chalish Gaon where we will be meet people belonging to Gurung, Ghale, and Kami tribes. We continue on our trekking trail passing through Deul danda, Gobre village, Chaap danda, and Bhandari Bhir – popular rock climbing destinations. Passing through several traditional Tamang villages and the dense Lishne jungle,  we will cross a suspension bridge to reach Jharlang.

From here we follow a downhill route towards Jharlang Phedi with good views of surrounding natural wonders and Ankhu Khola towards Darkha Gaon. From here an easy downhill walk of about 45 minutes will lead us to Darkha Phedi, from here we will take a scenic drive over the bumpy zig-zag hilly road towards Dhading Besi. Our memorable and wonderful Ruby Valley Trek Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic drive from Dhading Besi back to Kathmandu.   
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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley

    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1600m/5248ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]

    After breakfast, we will drive north from Kathmandu over the zigzag and hilly road that passes through a busy market town of Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. We will continue our drive journey to reach Syabrubesi where there are many tea houses and good camping sites. Today’s drive offers good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Besides, you will get a brief glimpses of village life along the drive route.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang [2340m/7675ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We start our trek from Syabrubesi following the trail that leads through the new valley road to Chilime Khola valley. From there we will turn left and head west on a good trail towards Thambuchet and continue trekking until we arrive at Gatlang.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang [3280m/10758ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Gatlang we will follow a broad trail that leads to Parvati Kunda. From there we will trek through a forest filled with pine and rhododendron trees before climbing up to Khurpu Dada Pass at 3710 meters. From here we will turn west and descend all the way down to Somdang.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Somdang to Tipling [2080m/6822ft][6-7 hrs Trek] via Pasang La Pass [3842m/12601ft]

    From Somdang we will follow the trail that climbs up through dense forest before traversing above a large kharka that heads towards Pasang La Pass at 3842 meters where locals have built a small gompa. From the top, we will gradually descend through terraced fields of Lawadun or the village of Tipling. There are few tea houses and good camping sites in Tipling.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Tipling to Shertung [1875m/6150ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Tipling we will descend to cross over Adha river and start to climb towards the village of Shertung. During the trek today we will have the opportunity to look at the fertile river valleys. Shertung is a small village inhabited mainly by Tamang. From here good views of Lapsang Karpo and Ganesh Himal range can be seen.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Visit Tatopani Hot Springs [2 hrs walk] & trek to Chalish Gaon [1640m/5379ft][4-5 hrs Trek]

    We will trek for about 30 minutes to reach Chalish Gaon. Here we will leave our stuff and take a walk to reach Tatopani which means hot water/spring. Enjoy your day at the hygienic hot spring in one of the best hot spring in this region. We will return to Chalish Gaon for the overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Trek from Chalish to Jharlang [3020m/9905ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We will continue our trek form Chalish following the trail that passes through Mani Danda. From here great views of Ganesh Himal Range can be seen. Our further trek passes through Deul danda, Gobre village, Chhap danda and Bandari Bhir. Rock climbing has gained more popularity in recent years around this area. We will continue to trek following the trail that passes through Lishne jungle and Chhapchyat village and arrives at Jurlang.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha Gaon [850m/2788ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Jharlang we will gradually descend down to Jharlang Phedi while passing along terraced fields with stunning landscapes. Crossing over several suspension bridges we continue on the trail that leads to Darkha Gaon. People from different tribe communities reside in this village.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Trek from Darkha Gaon to Darkha Phedi [1349m/4424ft] [1 hr Trek] and Drive from Darkha Phedi to Dhading Besi & then to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]

    We will follow the trail that descends all the way down to Darkha Phedi. From there we will take a local jeep and drive over the zigzag bumpy roads to arrive at Dhading Besi. During our drive from Darkha Phedi, we will pass along villages of Kimtang Phedi, Katunje and Jyamrung. After arriving at Dhading Besi we will take another drive back to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Leisure day at Kathmandu

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 13: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

    Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule. 

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including private vehicle, tour guide and entry fees
  • All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
  • Tea House/Camping/Homestay accommodation during Trekking
  • All required trekking permits and National Park Fees
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide
  • Required Number of Porters
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All tax, vats and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Ruby Valley Trek Difficulty
Ruby Valley Trek is neither difficult, nor easy. It is a moderate trek with a lot of amazing features. Ruby Valley Trek is an uprising trekking destination that is located in the Ganesh Himal Region. It is one of the least explored and hidden treks in Nepal.
As the name suggest, Ruby Valley is popularly known for its large deposits of Ruby, a gem and plenty of red stones. This trek includes all kinds of landscapes and walking conditions such as flatland, terraced farmland, gradual and steep climb, lush hillsides, snowy mountains etc. Ruby Valley is a remote region and it has large varieties of floras and faunas too because it is located between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. Besides that, it is rich in cultural exposure and Mountain Views. You can have close insight of the Gurung and Tamang culture and tradition in this trek.
Ruby Valley Trek is one of the short treks and it is doable to everyone. Beside altitude there is nothing to worry about. Just have some preparations including jogging, hiking and aerobics. Just enjoy the pristine and unspoiled natural surrounding without much stress and stamina.

Best Season for Ruby Valley Trek
Famous writer Mark Twain once said, “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Climate affects significantly on any Trekking and Hiking. Here, we are going to discuss about the trekking and hiking time in Nepal. Just have a look.
Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct.
Autumn season lasts for September to November in Nepal. This season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views.
Spring Season lasts for March to May. During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc.
Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form of snowfall. The days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and extreme cold weather is not a problem for you, you can choose winter season. Hoverer, this season is considered an off-season for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.
Summer Season (June to August) in Nepal is also an off-season for trekking. Nepal experiences summer rainfall. During this season, the trails will be muddy and slippery, frequent rainfall, flood and landslides will ruin your journey irritably. However, the rain shadow region like Manang, Mustang and Dolpo offer you the best trekking moment even in this season.

Preparation for Ruby Valley Trek
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining. Hiking and Happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. For the same you need to prepare a lot as the above statements say. Trekking and Hiking require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  •  Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the sea level.
Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.

Types of Altitude Sickness:

  •  Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
  •  High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
  •  High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.

If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), you might need a steroid called dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.

The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.

  •  Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
  •  Do have a lot of acclimatization.
  •  Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
  •  Drink plenty of fresh water.
  •  Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
  •  Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.

Trekking Gears for Ruby Valley Trek
For the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.
Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack
Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Light Weight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.
Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories
Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.
Other Essentials: Map, Compass, Sun-Glasses, Headlamp, First Aid Box, Repair Tool Kit, Extra food, Tent, etc.

Accommodations and Meals
We provide luxury accommodations in all the major cities of Nepal and all courses of meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the trip. There will be varieties of western and Asian dishes or mixture of both in all the major cities of Nepal. Chinese, Indian, Thai, Continental dishes are common almost everywhere in the town. Annapurna and Everest Region is much developed than any other trekking destinations in Nepal. Therefore, you don’t have problem of finding a good teahouse which provides you the best course of meals. Most tea houses cook delicious dishes. Most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. Finding a teahouse at the remote region is difficult during the peak season. In such cases, we offer you a camping. At such moment, we will provide you limited choices of dishes.

Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?
No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.
Tourism is the mainstay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered.
High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you. Otherwise, trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.
As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.
On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the planet.
Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.

Tips for Ruby Valley Trek

  •  Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
  •  Learn safety rules
  •  Acclimatize and Acclimatize
  •  Choose the right trail for your fitness
  •  Carry local currency
  •  Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
  •  Wear the most comfortable dress that help you to succeed
  •  Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
  •  Be familiar with the trails
  •  Check the weather condition before you begin
  •  Tell someone where you will be
  •  Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
  •  Pack ten Essentials

Ruby Valley Trek is a short and relatively easier trek in Nepal. This trek features best mountain views, spiritually built trekking trails, vivid socio economic life. This has in fact most varieties of flora and fauna as well. This trekking also offers the mind blowing natural beauty. It is a very easy trekking in Nepal. It is not that much lengthy and it can be the best holiday option in Nepal. If you have good physical condition, you can go for this trek. If you really want to experience this amazing trekking in Nepal, you can remember Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Please, free to contact us or drop your queries in our mail box. We are waiting to be in your service.

How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

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