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Ruby valley trek

Ruby valley trek

Homestay Trek
Ruby valley trekking
Ruby valley trekking
Ruby valley trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 9 Days Max-Altitude : 3850m Program Type : Home Stay Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land
All price inclusive
$ 580 $ 480

Overview

Ruby valley trek itinerary for 9 days

The Ruby Valley Trek offers some spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and fantastic scenery. The Ruby Valley Trek is as beautiful as it is isolated. From the viewpoint of Ruby Valley Trek, you can see Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu Himal, Lapa Khading villages, and Aankhu valley. Ruby Valley Trek Nepal covers the area between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area, this trek is situated in the inner Ruby Valley Rural Municipality of Dhading. Due to the presence of ruby deposits in the Ganesh Himal region, the trek is known as Ruby Valley Trek.

Ruby Valley Trek is a homestay trek in the northern part of Nepal. You’ll walk through dense forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and oaks. Take in the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu. Visitors can enjoy the diversity of geography, biodiversity, and culture on this trekking route. Trekking in Ruby Valley offers trekkers a chance to enjoy the beauty of pristine nature, as well as observe the unique culture of the inhabitants of the trekking routes. 

The Multivalue hidden treasure valley

There are also three beautiful holy lakes in the ruby valley trekking territory, name called Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda which is the lap of the Ganesh Himal Base camp. The popular Ankhu Khola river flows from these three ponds, also it has been found that ruby mines and several types of zinc mines surroundings in this lake territory. In addition, the multi-value Himalayan Natural herbals plants found in the lap of Ganesh Himal are Jadwar herb, salam Pancha, Nardostachys, Caterpillar Fungus, mountain Swertia, asparagus, and Sanjivani Buti.

Hidden treasure

Ruby Valley area offers several trekking routes including Pangsang La Pass, Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, Singla Pass Trek, and Paldor Peak, however, upper Ruby valley trekking require camping gear with well-equipment. The higher part of the trek is not as easy as the lower Ruby Valley. There is also a natural hot spring between Chalishgaon and Hindung village. Many tourists come here for a rest day at Chalish, taking a bath in the hot spring and enjoying it. Additionally, this warm spring bath is essential for increasing blood flow fast, and it provides a therapeutic benefit to human health by increasing circulation and metabolism through an amalgamation of essential minerals.

Ruby Valley Trekking is a multi-culture adventure journey that Learns about the cultures and traditions of ethnic indigenous groups such as Brahmins, Tamang, Gurung, and Ghale peoples. The religion they practice is Buddhism-Bon Po, which worships nature and all deities. A few of them are influenced by Christianity. You will also pass Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries on your hike.

During your ruby valley homestay trek, you will cross Pangasng La Pass, which is 3,850 m above sea level. From the pass (Pangsang Danda), we can see snow-capped mountains like the Langtang Himal range, Manaslu range, and Ganesh range, as well as high alpine pastures and terraces.

The Ruby Valley route is a homestay trek, which was explored by TAAN in 2013 but is still underdeveloped. Do not expect luxury tea houses since the accommodation is a homestay with a local family. 

Best Viewpoint during the Ruby valley trek

From Pangsang La Pass, a 3,850 meters mountain pass above sea level, you can see the Ganesh Himal range. Ganesh Himal I 7422 m, Ganesh Himal II 7118 m, Ganesh III 70433 m Ganesh Himal IV 7104 m known as Babil, Salasungo, Lapsang Kharbo, it is four directions views point to the top, there are other passes also called Sing la pass Trek, which is doable only camping Trek because of no villages that side of the pass.

The 9-day to Ruby Valley trek starts from Dundur Khola, after a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, and a Tata Sumo Jeep ride from Dhading Besi. It is possible to do this trek the other way around starting from Syabrubesi, and trekking to Somdang, Tipling, Chalish, and descending to Dhading Besi.

Permit for Ruby Valley Trekking

The Ruby Valley is neither a Conservation Area nor a National Park, so you don’t need a permit if you hike and return the same way. However, to cross the Pangsang La pass and join the Syabrubensi, you need Langtang National Park Permits because you will be entering the Langtang area. Of course, the TIMS permit is required for all trekking regions of Nepal.

The Nepal wilderness trekking agency leads, the Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trekking with expert guides, and porters who come from Sertung-Chalish village. Our guides have a deeper understanding of the culture, peoples, and local language of the region.

Best Trekking Season for Ruby Valley Trek

The best time to go trekking in Ruby Valley is in the autumn and spring. There is something special about each of the seasons. There is an Autumn season which lasts from September to November, whereas the Spring season lasts from March to May. It is during these two seasons that almost all of Nepal’s areas are accessible.

Ruby Valley is blessed with a pleasant climate during the spring season. During the spring, the hills will be covered with rhododendrons, orchids, and other flowering plants. Autumn in Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley is the most beautiful time of the year. During this time the temperature is warm even in the highlands. The days will be clear giving the best views of the mountains. It is the perfect time of year for people from all over the country to visit.

During the winter (December to January) there is a slight chill in the Himalayas. The rain will come in the form of snowfall. In contrast, the days are still nice and sunny on the other hand. The possibility of rain is very rare in the Ruby Valley. It is an excellent option to travel on peaceful paths, as long as you are prepared to deal with the harsh colds, during the winter months.

Ruby Valley Trekking Food and Accommodations

While the food on the ruby valley trek is quite basic than in other trekking regions of Nepal, it is the food that locals peoples eat and the accommodations are homestays. It is a good concept to stay at a home-stay as it provides an alternative to fancy hotels and lodges so you will be experiencing a normal local life experience during the trek, and even though it is not much pay for your stay at the home-stay in this region, you can pay them a small amount of money which will directly benefit the mountain community or individual who is living a difficult life up there. In the homestay, the rooms can be private or shared with a dorm room in which there are 3-5 other beds or a dormitory room with one normal bed. The rooms are small, but clean and tidy with a good view.

Most likely, you will eat where you stay, as locals expect you to eat where you stay. Home-stay owners and locals make money by selling food rather than lodging. There are no different food options available from the menu as there would be at a normal tea house. On this trek, common foods include eggs prepared in diverse ways, chapati-bread, potatoes prepared in various ways, packet noodles, Dal Bhat Tarkari, and local dishes prepared in their own way. Furthermore, Dal Bhat is a typical /traditional Nepalese meal that is easily available in this region at a reasonable price. For drinks, you may choose Nepali tea, black coffee, etc.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi 4 hours by local bus and Jeep To Dondure Khola overnight at homestay in the Village,
  • Day 02: Trek to Borang Village 1500 meters, 5 hours walking stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 03: Trek to Chalish Village 1600 meters, 3 /4 hours walking stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 04: Rest day at the same place and explore on hot spring.
  • Day 05: Trek to Tipling 2100 meters. 3 /4 hours walking and stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 06: Trek to Pangsang pass 3850 mt. from Pangsang you could see uncountable mountain peaks Langtang / Ganjala / lang shisha / Ganesh Himal / Paldor peak / Lapsang Karbo Manasulu / and all Annapurna range, 7 / 8 hours walking stay overnight at Lodge in Somdang 3320 meters.
  • Day 07: Trek to Gatlang 5 /6 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Syabru Bensi 5 /6 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu( 9 hours driving) by local bus via Dhunche, Trisuli.

Cost Included

  • Hotel to the bus park by car.
  • Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi(4 hours) by public bus.
  • Lodge accommodation on homestay during your trekking.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • National park entrance permits and TIMS card.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who is friendly and familiar with this area and required porters, one porter for two clients.
  • Required Equipment sleeping bag jackets (Self-preparation equipment list click here).
  • Guides/porters- food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Reviews

From Netherlands
Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Homestay/lodge trek Mar/Apr 2018 Nepal Wilderness Trekking again organized our private trek (also Langtang in October 2014) since we were happy...
From Australia
The Ruby Valley Trek, Red Pandas, and Cedar forests This was the most memorable trip I have ever taken in the Himalayas. I have trekked...
From America
Nepal Wilderness Trekking Team offers another trek in Ruby Valley! Our all-time favorite guide Manoj Tamang led us on this 12-day cultural trek through Ruby...

Ruby valley trek itinerary for 9 days

The Ruby Valley Trek offers some spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and fantastic scenery. The Ruby Valley Trek is as beautiful as it is isolated. From the viewpoint of Ruby Valley Trek, you can see Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu Himal, Lapa Khading villages, and Aankhu valley. Ruby Valley Trek Nepal covers the area between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area, this trek is situated in the inner Ruby Valley Rural Municipality of Dhading. Due to the presence of ruby deposits in the Ganesh Himal region, the trek is known as Ruby Valley Trek.

Ruby Valley Trek is a homestay trek in the northern part of Nepal. You’ll walk through dense forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, and oaks. Take in the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu. Visitors can enjoy the diversity of geography, biodiversity, and culture on this trekking route. Trekking in Ruby Valley offers trekkers a chance to enjoy the beauty of pristine nature, as well as observe the unique culture of the inhabitants of the trekking routes. 

The Multivalue hidden treasure valley

There are also three beautiful holy lakes in the ruby valley trekking territory, name called Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda which is the lap of the Ganesh Himal Base camp. The popular Ankhu Khola river flows from these three ponds, also it has been found that ruby mines and several types of zinc mines surroundings in this lake territory. In addition, the multi-value Himalayan Natural herbals plants found in the lap of Ganesh Himal are Jadwar herb, salam Pancha, Nardostachys, Caterpillar Fungus, mountain Swertia, asparagus, and Sanjivani Buti.

Hidden treasure

Ruby Valley area offers several trekking routes including Pangsang La Pass, Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, Singla Pass Trek, and Paldor Peak, however, upper Ruby valley trekking require camping gear with well-equipment. The higher part of the trek is not as easy as the lower Ruby Valley. There is also a natural hot spring between Chalishgaon and Hindung village. Many tourists come here for a rest day at Chalish, taking a bath in the hot spring and enjoying it. Additionally, this warm spring bath is essential for increasing blood flow fast, and it provides a therapeutic benefit to human health by increasing circulation and metabolism through an amalgamation of essential minerals.

Ruby Valley Trekking is a multi-culture adventure journey that Learns about the cultures and traditions of ethnic indigenous groups such as Brahmins, Tamang, Gurung, and Ghale peoples. The religion they practice is Buddhism-Bon Po, which worships nature and all deities. A few of them are influenced by Christianity. You will also pass Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries on your hike.

During your ruby valley homestay trek, you will cross Pangasng La Pass, which is 3,850 m above sea level. From the pass (Pangsang Danda), we can see snow-capped mountains like the Langtang Himal range, Manaslu range, and Ganesh range, as well as high alpine pastures and terraces.

The Ruby Valley route is a homestay trek, which was explored by TAAN in 2013 but is still underdeveloped. Do not expect luxury tea houses since the accommodation is a homestay with a local family. 

Best Viewpoint during the Ruby valley trek

From Pangsang La Pass, a 3,850 meters mountain pass above sea level, you can see the Ganesh Himal range. Ganesh Himal I 7422 m, Ganesh Himal II 7118 m, Ganesh III 70433 m Ganesh Himal IV 7104 m known as Babil, Salasungo, Lapsang Kharbo, it is four directions views point to the top, there are other passes also called Sing la pass Trek, which is doable only camping Trek because of no villages that side of the pass.

The 9-day to Ruby Valley trek starts from Dundur Khola, after a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, and a Tata Sumo Jeep ride from Dhading Besi. It is possible to do this trek the other way around starting from Syabrubesi, and trekking to Somdang, Tipling, Chalish, and descending to Dhading Besi.

Permit for Ruby Valley Trekking

The Ruby Valley is neither a Conservation Area nor a National Park, so you don’t need a permit if you hike and return the same way. However, to cross the Pangsang La pass and join the Syabrubensi, you need Langtang National Park Permits because you will be entering the Langtang area. Of course, the TIMS permit is required for all trekking regions of Nepal.

The Nepal wilderness trekking agency leads, the Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trekking with expert guides, and porters who come from Sertung-Chalish village. Our guides have a deeper understanding of the culture, peoples, and local language of the region.

Best Trekking Season for Ruby Valley Trek

The best time to go trekking in Ruby Valley is in the autumn and spring. There is something special about each of the seasons. There is an Autumn season which lasts from September to November, whereas the Spring season lasts from March to May. It is during these two seasons that almost all of Nepal’s areas are accessible.

Ruby Valley is blessed with a pleasant climate during the spring season. During the spring, the hills will be covered with rhododendrons, orchids, and other flowering plants. Autumn in Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley is the most beautiful time of the year. During this time the temperature is warm even in the highlands. The days will be clear giving the best views of the mountains. It is the perfect time of year for people from all over the country to visit.

During the winter (December to January) there is a slight chill in the Himalayas. The rain will come in the form of snowfall. In contrast, the days are still nice and sunny on the other hand. The possibility of rain is very rare in the Ruby Valley. It is an excellent option to travel on peaceful paths, as long as you are prepared to deal with the harsh colds, during the winter months.

Ruby Valley Trekking Food and Accommodations

While the food on the ruby valley trek is quite basic than in other trekking regions of Nepal, it is the food that locals peoples eat and the accommodations are homestays. It is a good concept to stay at a home-stay as it provides an alternative to fancy hotels and lodges so you will be experiencing a normal local life experience during the trek, and even though it is not much pay for your stay at the home-stay in this region, you can pay them a small amount of money which will directly benefit the mountain community or individual who is living a difficult life up there. In the homestay, the rooms can be private or shared with a dorm room in which there are 3-5 other beds or a dormitory room with one normal bed. The rooms are small, but clean and tidy with a good view.

Most likely, you will eat where you stay, as locals expect you to eat where you stay. Home-stay owners and locals make money by selling food rather than lodging. There are no different food options available from the menu as there would be at a normal tea house. On this trek, common foods include eggs prepared in diverse ways, chapati-bread, potatoes prepared in various ways, packet noodles, Dal Bhat Tarkari, and local dishes prepared in their own way. Furthermore, Dal Bhat is a typical /traditional Nepalese meal that is easily available in this region at a reasonable price. For drinks, you may choose Nepali tea, black coffee, etc.


  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi 4 hours by local bus and Jeep To Dondure Khola overnight at homestay in the Village,
  • Day 02: Trek to Borang Village 1500 meters, 5 hours walking stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 03: Trek to Chalish Village 1600 meters, 3 /4 hours walking stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 04: Rest day at the same place and explore on hot spring.
  • Day 05: Trek to Tipling 2100 meters. 3 /4 hours walking and stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 06: Trek to Pangsang pass 3850 mt. from Pangsang you could see uncountable mountain peaks Langtang / Ganjala / lang shisha / Ganesh Himal / Paldor peak / Lapsang Karbo Manasulu / and all Annapurna range, 7 / 8 hours walking stay overnight at Lodge in Somdang 3320 meters.
  • Day 07: Trek to Gatlang 5 /6 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Syabru Bensi 5 /6 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu( 9 hours driving) by local bus via Dhunche, Trisuli.

Cost Included

  • Hotel to the bus park by car.
  • Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi(4 hours) by public bus.
  • Lodge accommodation on homestay during your trekking.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • National park entrance permits and TIMS card.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who is friendly and familiar with this area and required porters, one porter for two clients.
  • Required Equipment sleeping bag jackets (Self-preparation equipment list click here).
  • Guides/porters- food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty of Ruby valley home stay trek is moderate trek
Pangsang la pass Height is 3850 m
yes you can do it, if you have few Extra days then can do Tamang Heritage Trek or Langtang trekafter gatlang village
This is private home stay trek of Ruby valley
Pre-monsoon (from February to May) and Post-monsoon (from late September to December)
TIMS and National park Permits
Very limited number of rooms during the season because of home stay

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