Ruby Valley Trek

Discover Himalayan Pearl with an adventure

Duration Duration 9 Days
Meals Meals
  • 8 Breakfast
  • 6 Lunch
  • 6 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • lodge during trek
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 1400 Price Starts From US$ 1150
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4100 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trek

Overview of Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek lies in the Langtang National Park and touches Manaslu Conservation Area. We can see the  mesmerizing mountain views of Ganesh Himal I (7429 m.) and II (7118 m.) III (7110 m.) Manaslu (8163 m.) along with the Himalayan valley trek. We also explore many other small mountains. Trekking in Nepal is the mysterious tramping in the excellent Himalayan environment orchestrated by the expert guidance of the trek. The organizer passed by the multi-ethnic people’s culture and traditions.

This Ruby Valley Trek lies between the Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. Most of the crew members of Peregrine Treks are from this trekking region. So, they are beneficial for the trekkers to know about this region’s unique terrain and culture.

We can divide it into two parts for this trekking: panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges. We also observe the twin cascades of Ganga & Jamuna and the peculiar lifestyle of the Tamang, Gurung, and other ethnic tribes.

Ruby Valley Trek Highlights

  • Recently explored and maintained trekking trail
  • No tourist traffic on the way
  • The best option for beginner and senior people
  • Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan Range View
  • Natural hot spring on the trekking trail
  • Gurung and Tamang (Nomads of Nepal) Village
  • Many waterfalls, hanging bridges, Georges, etc
  • Overnight at a homestay as a local
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Ruby Valley Trekking begins from Syaprubeshi of Rasuwa district after a driver takes you to the place from Kathmandu. The trek revolves around Nepal’s Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, and Kathmandu districts. The best time for trekking in Ruby Valley is during March & April because the forests look red-painted with the blossoming rhododendron at this point of the year.

Besides the natural attractions in this trek, the monasteries, ponds, flora, fauna, hilly farming terraced landscapes, mineral mines, birds, and endangered animals like Thar, deer, Red Pandas (rarely seen), Snow leopard, Monkeys, etc. can be observed in the region.

This restricted region of trekking offers an enchanting experience of nature and culture. Trek with the authentic local crew members hailed from the area and felt the staged authenticity with Peregrine Treks and Tours.

Ruby Valley Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

    Greetings in Kathmandu! As you step off the plane at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of our staff who will transport you to your accommodation.

    In the evening, our staff member will take you through the extraordinary journey you are about to embark on. Afterward, we invite you to a welcome dinner, where you can learn about Ruby Valley Trek and taste the local cuisine.

    Elevation: 1400 m
    Overnight: The Everest Hotel

  • Day 2: Drive to Syabrubeshi

    We are starting our trip today by heading to Syabrubeshi – the gateway to Langtang Valley. The route from Kathmandu follows the Trishuli River, Ramchhe Gaon, and Dhunche Bazaar and is a bit bumpy but mesmerizingly beautiful. So be ready to witness some truly remarkable views of Ganesh Himal, terraced fields, lush hills, and vibrant villages!

    Syabrubeshi is the ideal destination for trekkers as it is a midway point of several routes. We will stop in Syabrubeshi for a night’s rest and to be ready for the following day’s travels.

    Elevation of Syabrubeshi: 1450 m
    Driving time: 7 to 9 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 3: Trek to Gatlang

    Today’s journey will take us to Gatlang, a small Tamang village. The trekking begins on a scenic winding pathto Bahun Dada Pass. We will pause at Chawatar for lunch and then make our way down to Gatlang.

    Glimpse into the Tamang culture as you enter this gorgeous village. We will stay at the Gatlang local lodge and marvel at their hospitality and delicious cuisine – an experience that will definitely leave you with fond memories.

    Elevation: 2238 m
    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 4: Trek to Somdang

    We’ll take the exciting, picturesque hike to Parvati Kunda today. This stunning alpine lake holds a deep religious significance for Hindus – it’s named after Goddess Parvati and is considered sacred by the nearby locals.

    As you advance along the path, the lodging and habitats reduce. We then move through the luscious pine and rhododendron jungles to Yuri Kharka. After relishing a delectable meal at Yuri Kharka, we hike up towards Somdang via Khurphu Bhanjyang.

    Just a few hours away from Somdang lies an old, abandoned mine worth looking at. This former zinc, copper, tin, ruby, and crystal-producing site is full of fascinating beauty and charm.

    An unforgettable night awaits you at Somdang Valley – where you can truly appreciate the wonders of silence.

    Elevation: 3335 m
    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 5: Tipling via Pangsang Pass

    After filling up on a hearty breakfast, we will move towards the Pangsang La Pass. Although it will be a demanding trek, the excitement will surely keep us motivated! This is one of the main day of Ruby Valley Trek.

    Enjoy the majestic mountain views and amazing scenery while visiting Pangsang Kharka, located southwest of Somdang Village. This large meadow over Pangsang Pass offers breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. This lesser-trodden route offers an authentic trekking experience with fewer homestays than other popular routes.

    After the long journey, we reach Laptung village by trekking through lush fir and rhododendron forests before we eventually arrive in Tipling. We will take a break and stay at Tipling’s local lodge the night.

    Elevation: Pangsang Pass (3800 m) and Tipling (2078 m)
    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 6: Chalise Gaon

    Our journey today is to Chalise Gaon. We will get an early start, have breakfast and then proceed on the rocky ridge trail till we cross Adha Khola. Once there, we will reach the picturesque Chalise Gaon.

    Perched atop a mountain 100m high are the quaint Shertung village and the sprawling Chalise Gaon below. From tranquil meadows to lush valleys, these two settlements offer much to explore and enjoy. We will spend a relaxing night at one of the cozy Chalise Gaon lodges!

    Elevation: 1800 m
    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 7: Trek to Darkha

    After a delightful breakfast, we’ll be hiking toward Borang village and descend to Lishne Khola. After Borang, we’ll head downwards to Percho and keep trekking until we reach the suspension bridge.

    The suspension bridge offers stunning views of AnkhuKhola and Chyamchyat. After crossing the bridge, you will come across DarkhaGaon, a village home to various ethnic groups, including the Brahmin and Tamang. Accommodations for the night are in one of the local lodges in DarkhaGaon.

    Elevation: 850 m
    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    Overnight at Local Guesthouse
    Meal: Standard (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

  • Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu

    Today marks the final leg of our journey. We will take a 45-minute hike to Darkha Phedi after a nourishing breakfast. We will then take a three to four-hour rocky, winding drive in a Private car through Ankhu Khola, Katunje, Jyamrung, and Kimdangphedi villages to Dhading Besi.

    After refueling on delicious bites in Dhading Besi, we’ll embark on the bus journey to Kathmandu! After arriving in Kathmandu, if you wish, we can organize a Kathmandu sightseeing extravaganza!

    Before you wrap up your trip, we suggest you make a trip from Kathmandu to take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and the incredible culture.

    Elevation: 1400 m
    Drive time: 7 to 8 hours
    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meal: Dinner

  • Day 9: Departure

    Finally, it’s the final day of Ruby Valley Trek and time to say goodbye. Peregrine Treks personnel will wait to pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your flight, wishing you a farewell. On your journey home, you will have plenty of time to dream up your next expedition to the great nation of Nepal.

    Meal: Breakfast



The Ruby Valley Trek package covers all the accommodations outlined in your itinerary! We have chosen The Everest Hotel in Kathmandu with twin rooms for optimum comfort. We can upgrade the hotel for you if you prefer something more luxurious. Breakfast is included during your stay in Kathmandu on your check-in and check-out days.

As for your trek in the mountains, our guides will tap into their previous experience to pick the best available lodges in each village you visit. Bear in mind that some villages only have limited options, and during peak seasons like Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with another trekker.

Throughout the journey, you’ll enjoy eight breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners. All three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during your trek. You’ll get to indulge in various cuisines, from Nepali and continental to Italian, Indian, and Tibetan, during your stay in Kathmandu.

As you ascend, the range of food options may become more limited, but what you eat will be fresh, safe, and nourishing. Plus, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, plenty of plant-based options will be available.

Departure Dates

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Best time for the trek

    Ruby Valley is a paradise for adventurers all year round! From March to May, the central Himalayas come to life in the springtime with snow-capped peaks and azure skies, while the rhododendrons add a splash of color to the landscape. And in autumn, from September to early December, the crisp air and clear skies make it the perfect time to explore the area. Temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius during the day and 5 degrees at night make it a pleasant trekking experience.

    As the season of monsoon and summer stretch from June to August, journeys along the trails can become immensely more demanding. The wet and slippery paths are difficult to traverse, and the potential for landslides is ever-present. The all-encompassing fog often masks the scenery, reducing it to a blur.

    During the winter months of late December to February, the days are sunny and warm, but the nights are frigid. Pangsang Pass is often dressed in a blanket of snow, making it all the more majestic.

    Since Ruby Valley Trek is close to Kathmandu and doesn’t require you to go too high (the maximum height you’ll reach on the Ruby Valley trek is 3800m at Pangsang Pass), this journey is open and achievable to anyone! We conduct this trek throughout the year and provide the necessary support to our guests.

    Altitude sickness during the trek

    Embarking on the Ruby Valley trek entails climbing up to 3500m – an elevation that can sometimes lead to altitude sickness. To ensure a safe and comfortable ascent, we have carefully crafted itineraries that allow your body to adjust gradually to the increasing heights.

    It’s crucial to take your time while ascending and ensure you are adequately hydrated (at least 4 liters of water every day). Rest assured that our guides and crew members have a wealth of experience in the Himalayas. So if you experience any signs of altitude sickness, such as dizziness or lightheadedness, please communicate this to your group leader or descend immediately.

    Equipment and clothing for the trip

    For the Ruby Valley journey, here is the inventory of the items to bring along – from equipment to apparel!

    • Sun Hat and Winter Hat
    • Headlight
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Gloves
    • Hiking shirts
    • Long-sleeved shirt
    • Hooded rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight cotton pants
    • T-Shirt
    • Down jacket
    • Sweater
    • Waterproof jacket and pants
    • Hiking Boots
    • Woollen Socks
    • Backpack
    • Water purification
    • Trekking pole
    • Sleeping bag
    • Watch
    • Cell phone
    • Camera
    • First Aid Kit

    Suggested Extension

    We have some incredible options if you want to extend the Ruby Valley Trek and explore more of Nepal. We can arrange an exciting one-day excursion to Kathmandu, the heritage city that has enticed travelers for centuries with its breathtaking architecture.

    From there, we can take a three-day trip to Chitwan, where you’ll experience the jungle safari like never before! Take part in bird watching, fishing, and canoeing, and experience an actual Tharu village excursion. Or, if you’d prefer, we can arrange a three-day trip to Pokhara, where you can participate in some of the most thrilling activities, such as Paragliding and boating.

    Additionally, for a truly memorable experience, we can arrange for one night of acclimatization at Pangsang La Pass. Not only do you get to experience the raw beauty of the region, but you also get to immerse yourself in the culture of the locals as you stay in a homestay. Picture yourself lying under a blanket of stars, illuminated by the night sky, and waking up to the stunning sunrise over Ganesh and Manaslu Himal.

    Or, we can linger for one more night in Chalise gaon and let our inquisitive minds wander through the sister village of Shertung. We can explore the local culture, learn about the area’s rich history and savor the delicious cuisine. The night could be spent relaxing by the fire, surrounded by nature, and watching the stars illuminated in the sky.

    Water and electricity during the trek

    One of the significant draws of trekking through the Ruby Valley is the opportunity for visitors to recharge their cameras and other electronic devices at lodging spots or homestays throughout the region. For a small fee, guests can conveniently and quickly recharge their devices to ensure they can capture all of their journeys through the valley.

    When it comes to safe drinking water, filling your water bottle with boiled or filtered water from local lodges is highly recommended. Alternatively, you can use water purification tablets such as Chlorine dioxide, which can effectively remove contaminants in 30 minutes. We do not advise drinking bottled mineral water found on the roadside.

    Or, bring along a water filtration system that can easily be purchased online or at outdoor stores. They are designed to remove protozoa, bacteria, and other contaminants from your water.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ruby Valley trek is a beginner-friendly adventure that requires only basic physical and mental fitness. People of all ages and abilities can comfortably complete this trek. Depending on the plan for the day, walking could take 4 to 6 hours with short pause intervals to enjoy the majestic landscape of mountains.

    Trekking to Gatlang, Somdang, and Pangsang Pass requires you to traverse through high altitudes of over 3000 m with constant ascents and descents in rocky and forested terrains. We are here for you throughout the journey, providing any assistance and support you may need.

    Absolutely! You will be eligible for attractive discounts if you have your own group of people for the trek. However, if you go solo or join one of our assembled groups, then no discounts are applicable.

    Every morning begins with a sip of tea and a nutritious breakfast. Depending on the trek’s duration and location, we usually set off between 7 and 8 am. We will provide a midday meal after 3 to 4 hours of trekking. Following the meal, there will be a 1-hour break before continuing to the following location.

    An afternoon stroll usually takes about 2-3 hours. After arriving at the lodge, you can enjoy special snacks. You will then have some free time before dinner to explore the vicinity. Dinner is served from 6-7 pm. In the evening, our guide will give you an overview of what’s to come the following day.

    During your excursion, you can easily access internet services through 4G data packages at the lodges/homestays where you will stay. Certain lodges may also offer wifi connections for your convenience. For this, you have to pay a nominal service fee.

    The Ruby Valley trek can be an exciting experience, but it comes with its risks – like the possibility of altitude sickness. So, getting adequate travel insurance before embarking on this journey is highly recommended. It should cover medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation costs up to 4000 meters.

    You must pay a 20% deposit before arriving in Nepal to finalize your booking. Payment options include bank transfer, western union, and online payment through our website. The balance can be settled when you’re already in Kathmandu.

    Kindly submit your passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within one week of booking to ensure a hassle-free experience.

    Booking your trip beforehand is the ideal choice. However, Peregrine Treks and Tour also provides a particular last-minute booking facility for those who can’t book early. You must pay the total amount 24 hours before departure for last-minute trips.



    Based on 8 Reviews

    John V. Koch
    United States

    lifetime experience!

    I recently took a trek in the beautiful Ruby Valley with Peregrine Treks and Tours. The experience was one I will never forget – from the breathtaking scenery to the friendly and knowledgeable guides, this trek was indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Ivan D. Haight
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Incredible experience

    I recently went to Ruby Valley Trek with Peregrine treks and tours. It was an amazing experience that I highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, ensuring that we had a safe and enjoyable journey. All in all, it was an incredible experience that I won’t soon forget!

    Gemma Herington
    5 Star Rating


    Well-organized Trip

    My recent Ruby Valley trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours was a truly remarkable experience. The trek was well-organized, and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was breathtaking, with lush forests, dramatic mountain passes, and mesmerizing views of the valley. The trekking route was carefully planned, and the paths were very well-marked, so navigation was not a problem.

    Kayla Birnie
    5 Star Rating


    Breathtaking experience of Nepal Trek

    Peregrine Treks and Tour recently provided me with the opportunity to experience the Ruby Valley Trek. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, with towering mountains and lush forests surrounding us. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, providing us with interesting facts about the area.

    Neville Cailot
    5 Star Rating


    Incredible tour

    My recent trek through Ruby Valley was an incredible experience. The lush evergreen forests, the sweeping glaciers, and the tranquil alpine lakes all make for an unforgettable journey. Peregrine Treks and Tours provided an incredible tour guide with extensive knowledge of the region, which helped make my trek an even more memorable experience.

    Philippe LaGrande

    Ruby Valley Trek with Peregrine

    After searching for the perfect activity for my upcoming vacation, I finally decided to book the Ruby Valley Trek with Peregrine Treks and Tours. The excursion provided a unique combination of picturesque landscapes and meaningful experiences I will never forget. Plus, the knowledgeable guides gave me peace of mind knowing I was in good hands while exploring the area.

    Klaus Neumann
    5 Star Rating


    Unforgettable experience of Nepal

    On my recent trip to Ruby Valley, I had an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure. The guides were well-versed and knowledgeable about the area and the natural wildlife. I could take in breathtaking views and explore trails I had only dreamed of.

    Marcel Beike

    Great experience of Ruby Valley

    Peregrine Treks and Tours offered a wonderful trekking experience through the Ruby Valley of Nepal. The trip was an amazing journey through breathtaking landscapes, with our guide leading us through quaint villages and lush, rolling hills. The local culture was vibrant and welcoming, and the trekking routes were well-marked. The food was delicious, and the accommodation was comfortable, making it an all-around great experience.

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