Ruby Valley Trek

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Rubi Valley, Nepal
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Ruby Valley Trek is a hidden gem in the northern region of Nepal, offering a pristine and off-the-beaten-path experience for trekkers seeking tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, the Ruby Valley is named after the precious gemstone “Ruby,” symbolizing the hidden treasures that await adventurers in this remote and untouched region.

This relatively less-traveled trek showcases the rich cultural diversity and traditional lifestyle of various ethnic groups, particularly the Tamang and Gurung communities. Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to warm hospitality, vibrant cultures, and traditional villages, providing insight into the unique way of life in the Himalayan foothills.

The trek passes through dense forests, terraced fields, and picturesque landscapes adorned with snow-capped peaks, including Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters), Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters), and many others. Along the trail, trekkers can relish the sight of glacial rivers, pristine waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes.

While Ruby Valley Trek is considered moderate in difficulty, it offers a rewarding experience for trekkers who prefer a quieter and less crowded route compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The journey is enriched with encounters of diverse flora and fauna, making it an ideal choice for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

Essential Tips for a Successful Ruby Valley Trek

  • Ensure you have a good level of physical fitness and stamina to cope with the challenging terrains and altitude gains during the Ruby Valley Trek.
  • Take sufficient rest and acclimatization days to avoid altitude sickness as you ascend to higher elevations.
  • Hire an experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide who is familiar with the Ruby Valley route and can ensure your safety and smooth navigation.
  • Pack appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, waterproof layers, a comfortable backpack, and a sleeping bag suitable for colder temperatures.
  • Obtain the necessary trekking permits, such as the TIMS card and the Langtang National Park entry permit, before starting the trek.
  • Carry sufficient water and use water purification methods (such as water purification tablets or filters) to stay hydrated and avoid waterborne illnesses.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes and emergency medical evacuation if required.
  • Show respect for the local customs, traditions, and cultural practices of the ethnic communities you encounter along the trek.
  • Pack only the essentials and travel light to minimize the weight on your back during the trek.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions in the mountains. Dress in layers to adapt to temperature fluctuations.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit containing bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, blister plasters, and any personal medications you may need.
  • Bring enough cash in Nepali rupees for the trek, as ATM facilities may not be available in remote areas.
  • Decide whether you prefer to trek independently and stay at teahouses or hire a trekking company for logistics and accommodations.
  • Carry some energy bars, nuts, and snacks to keep yourself fueled during long stretches of the trek.
  • Practice responsible waste management and carry back any non-biodegradable waste with you to protect the environment.

Ruby Valley Trek Safety Considerations

  • Be aware of the weather forecast and be prepared for sudden weather changes in the mountains.
  • Carry emergency contact numbers of local authorities, your trekking company, and your embassy.
  • Ensure you have appropriate trekking gear, including a sturdy backpack, comfortable hiking boots, warm clothing, and rain protection.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using water purification methods.
  • Avoid trekking alone, especially in remote areas. Travel with a group or hire a guide and a porter.
  • Have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency medical evacuation.
  • Stick to the designated trekking routes and avoid shortcuts or unknown paths.
  • Take caution while walking on narrow and steep trails, especially in areas prone to landslides.
  • Always trek during daylight hours to avoid potential hazards and getting lost.
  • Inform your guide about any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, or health concerns.
  • Respect local customs and cultural norms to avoid any misunderstandings or conflicts.
  • Discuss and be familiar with the emergency evacuation plan with your guide and trekking company.

Highlights

  • The Ruby Valley Trek is less frequented by tourists, providing a peaceful and less crowded trekking experience.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and many more, amidst pristine landscapes.
  • Encounter various ethnic communities, such as the Tamang and Gurung, and experience their unique culture, traditions, and warm hospitality.
  • Pass through picturesque traditional villages with ancient monasteries, charming houses, and terraced fields.
  • Explore the mesmerizing Ruby Valley, named after the precious gemstone, and discover the hidden treasures of this secluded region.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Ganesh Himal range, with its distinct peaks and towering mountains.
  • Witness a variety of flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, wildflowers, and diverse bird species.
  • Cross the challenging Pangsang Pass (3842m) for stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Interact with local villagers, participate in cultural ceremonies, and learn about their traditional way of life.
  • Visit tranquil alpine lakes like Ganesh Kunda and Somdang Kunda, surrounded by serene landscapes.
  • Enjoy the sight and sound of cascading waterfalls and the gushing rivers along the trekking trail.
  • Stay at local teahouses and experience the warmth of Nepali hospitality.
  • Discover a remote and untouched part of Nepal, far from the hustle and bustle of popular trekking routes.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Transfer to your hotel and check in.
  • Rest and relax after your journey.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and rural villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Syabrubesi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Begin the trek and follow the trail to Gatlang.
  • Pass through terraced fields, small villages, and lush forests.
  • Explore the traditional Tamang village of Gatlang.
  • Overnight stay in Gatlang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Continue the trek and ascend to Somdang.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • Overnight stay in Somdang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek from Somdang to Tipling via the challenging Pangsang Pass.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges.
  • Overnight stay in Tipling.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek from Tipling to Chalis Gaon.
  • Experience the rich Tamang culture and hospitality.
  • Overnight stay in Chalis Gaon.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek from Chalis Gaon to Borang.
  • From Borang, take a scenic drive to Dhading Besi.
  • Overnight stay in Dhading Besi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Take a drive back to Kathmandu from Dhading Besi.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the completion of the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

8 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The starting point of the Ruby Valley Trek is usually Syabrubesi. To get there, you can take a bus or private vehicle from Kathmandu, which takes approximately 7 to 8 hours.

While previous trekking experience is not mandatory, having some prior trekking experience will be beneficial, especially in terms of stamina and familiarity with trekking conditions.

A moderate level of physical fitness is recommended for the Ruby Valley Trek. Trekkers should be prepared for daily walking of 5 to 7 hours in varied terrains.

Yes, it is possible to do the Ruby Valley Trek solo. However, it is recommended to hire a local guide for navigation and cultural insights, especially in the less-traveled areas.

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the entire trekking route. These provide basic accommodation and meals for trekkers.

The main highlights of the Ruby Valley Trek include stunning mountain views, cultural encounters with Tamang and Gurung communities, exploring traditional villages, serene alpine lakes, and crossing the Pangsang Pass for panoramic vistas.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the Langtang National Park entry permit before starting the trek.

The Ruby Valley Trek is considered a moderate trek. It involves some uphill and downhill walking, but it is generally suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and previous trekking experience.

The best time for the Ruby Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and excellent views of the mountains.

The duration of the Ruby Valley Trek can vary depending on the chosen itinerary and trekker's pace. Typically, the trek takes around 10 to 14 days to complete.

The Ruby Valley Trek is a relatively lesser-known trekking route in Nepal, located between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. It offers a unique opportunity to explore remote villages, experience diverse cultures, and enjoy stunning mountain views.

Tour's Location

Rubi Valley, Nepal

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