Last Updated on June 23, 2022 by Nomadic Matt
Introduction To Ruby Valley Trek In Nepal
The Ruby Valley Trek takes place on a new trekking path amidst the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges, and it is located between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park.
The journey is a peaceful one with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Along with the magnificent vistas of the Ganesh Range, Lamjung Himal (6,800m), Langtang Lirung (7,300m), Manaslu (8,163m), and other peaks, you will also see the the Ganga and Jamuna waterfalls.
Exotic floras, faunas, and minerals such as ruby, crystal, and zinc can all be found in Ruby Valley.
The journey to Syabrubesi begins with a drive from Kathmandu (1,503m). The journey to Syabrubesi is arduous, with narrow, rocky pathways.
As you pass through Langtang National Park, you’ll notice a variety of unusual vegetation and fauna.
We travel via Chawatar to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang (2,337m) after spending the night in Syabrubesi. The trail winds its way through beautiful green forests, rushing rivers, and thrilling suspension bridges that span them.
We stay with indigenous Tamangs in Gatlang. You will undoubtedly love their hospitality as well as their delectable cuisine. We’ll climb from Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, a magnificent, sacred lake, the next day.
We continue to Somdang (3,271m) after admiring Parvati Kunda. Somdang is noted for its zinc, copper, crystal, and ruby mines. We’ll spend the night in Somdang in a guesthouse.
On the fourth day of your walk, you will cross the magnificent Pangsang Pass (3,842m/12,604ft) to arrive in Tipling (2,087m).
Panorama views of the Himalayas, as well as varied farmlands, lush meadows, and rocky hills, may be seen throughout the journey.
Manaslu, Ganesh Himal range, Annapurna range, Langtang range, Tibet Himalayas, and Dorje Lakpa Himal are among the 23 snow-capped mountains visible.
We travel to Chalish Village, which is primarily populated by Gurungs and Tamangs, after spending the night in Tipling. At Chalish Village, we’ll tour and connect with the locals.
We will also go to Shertung, which is a lovely village. We return to our accommodation in Chalish Village as the sun sets.
We leave Chalish Village for Dhading Besi the next morning, but first, we trek to Borang. We take a local jeep to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters, after arriving in Borang Village.
We’ll be spending the night in Dhading Besi. You can return to Kathmandu today if you choose, but it will be a lengthy journey.
We wake up at Dhading Besi on the final day of the hike, eat breakfast, and then get a bus to Kathmandu. We are confident that you will treasure the memories you made on this journey for the rest of your life.
This lesser-known trail allows you to explore some of Nepal’s most secluded locations, providing you with an unforgettable experience.
We organize a fully supported homestay trekking to help the local economy while also giving visitors the chance to experience the warm hospitality of the locals.
The Ruby Valley route is designed for trekkers who want to take a more cultural tour in the Nepali Himalayas while taking in a variety of landscapes, geology, and climate.
The Ruby Valley Trek begins with an inclusive 7-8-hour local bus travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. However, for more comfort, you can rent a private jeep at an additional expense. In order to participate in the trip briefing, we also ask that our valued clients be in Kathmandu by 3 p.m. at least one day prior to the trek departure. The main goal of the meeting is to provide you with accurate directions and important information about the walk. Second, we double-check all of the equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.
Highlights Of Ruby Valley Trek In Nepal
- Close to Kathmandu’s main city, a newly opened and unknown hiking destination
- Natural hot springs for relaxation
- Pangsang La Pass (3,842 m/12,604ft) offers a panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal.
- Farmland, verdant meadows, and rocky hills make up the varied terrain.
- Domestic animals such as sheep, yak, goat, and ox, as well as exotic creatures such as musk deer and leopards, call this place home.
- Forests with dense rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo
- Rivers roaring with suspension bridges, gorges, waterfalls, and stone-powered mills
- Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, and Dalit cultures and customs are unique and rich.
Benefits Of Ruby Valley Trek In Nepal
- Transfer to and from the hotel from the airport is included in a private vehicle.
- During the trek, surplus luggage can be stored for free at our store.
- Pulse oximeters are used to measure blood oxygen saturation levels at high elevations in order to detect early signs of altitude sickness and other health concerns.
- Medical supplies
- Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets (if you do not have your own)
Ruby Valley Trek gear requirements
The Ruby Valley walk, formerly known as the Ganesh Himal region, is a secret valley between the Langtang and Manaslu treks and is one of the better less touristic hiking trails in central Nepal. This newly suggested trekking location is close to Kathmandu Valley’s main city.
- Scarf or hat for the sun
- Winter hat, insulating hat, or a hat with a wide brim
- Extra batteries for the headlight
- Sunglasses that block UV rays
- Wipes for the face and body
Heavyweight winter gloves
- Shirts for hiking
- Shirt with a long sleeve made of synthetic fiber.
- Rain jacket with hood
- Jacket made of fleece
- Cotton pants that are light and airy.
- T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
- Underwear made of polypropylene
- Jacket with down feathers (available for rent in Kathmandu)
- Jacket and pants that are waterproof
- Boots for Hiking
- Socks made of thick wool (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- A daypack or a backpack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
- Bottle with a heating element
- Purification of water
- Pole for hiking
- Bag for sleeping (-15 degree bag is best for high altitude trekking)
- a drying towel of medium size
- Deodorant/floss/toilet paper
- Biodegradable soap in a bar
- a pair of nail clippers
- Mirror, little
- Kit for first aid
- Extra passport pictures and passport photocopies
- Pencil and notebook
Ruby Valley Trip Package Info
Ruby Valley Trek
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu will be your arrival point. You must stay in a hotel in Kathmandu for at least one night, but the hotel charges are not included in this package. We will take a local bus or a jeep to Syabrubesi, where the walk begins, on the excursion departure date.
The cost of local transportation is included in this package (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dundre Khola to Kathmandu). A private jeep can be hired for an additional fee.
Complimentary Airport Pickup
On your arrival, we will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel in a private vehicle, and vice versa on your departure. Our agent will be holding a booklet with your name on it at the Tribhuvan International Airport. As a welcoming gesture, they will either give you a Khada or Marigold garland and then drive you to your accommodation. To take use of this free service, please provide your flight information.
Ruby Valley Accommodation Details
Six nights of homestay/local lodge-to-lodge stays in mountain regions in a homely environment packed with great hospitality are included in the Ruby Valley package. Before and after the trek, you’ll need at least two nights in a hotel in Kathmandu. Because everyone’s hotel tastes are different, this package does not include hotel stays in Kathmandu.
Meals during the trek
Because the Ruby Valley walk takes place at a higher height, you’ll need plenty of nourishing meals. Throughout the walk, we will serve you enough nutrient-dense, hygienic, and delicious food.
During the walk, we will provide you with seven breakfasts, seven lunches, and six evenings.
We’ve structured this walk to include cultural explorations as well, so it takes place in a homey setting and you’ll be staying at homestays for the most part. You will be consuming the same cuisine as the locals. Fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food will be served.
At high elevations, we recommend drinking plenty of water, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a necessity). Fresh vegetables are also ideal for high-altitude hikes.
Though there are many non-vegetarian options in hike areas, we do not advocate them because the quality of the meat is seldom guaranteed. High-altitude trekkers should also avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot chocolate, and dairy products, according to experts.
All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses, lodges, or cafés are excluded from the package, save for standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits).
Best Time To visit Ruby Valley
When planning a hike to Ruby Valley, keep the weather in mind. Choose the spring and autumn seasons for the finest hike experience. The monsoon makes the paths a little slick and damps in the summer, while the winters are bitterly cold. We do, however, run Ruby Valley Trek all year long. This trek is relatively accessible because it is near Kathmandu.
January – February
The coldest months are January and February, especially from early January through early February. The days may be warm and beautiful with blue skies, but the nights are bitterly cold.
March – April
This is the greatest time to trek in the Ruby Valley since the vistas of the central Himalayan mountains are spectacular. Temperatures begin to rise in mid-March, and with bright skies, the snow mountains are at their most beautiful. Hikers will be greeted by rhododendron flowers during the months of March and April.
May – June
Right before the rain, it’s also an excellent time to go hiking. It begins to rain in trek regions from the end of June to the middle of August. The walk is much more pleasurable during these months because of spring and summer overlap.
July – August
During these months, the rainfall is at its highest. Rain causes the trails to become wet and slick, making trips difficult. Trekking pathways, particularly those on hills and descents, necessitate extreme caution.
September – October
It’s also one of the best times of year to go on the Ruby Valley walk. As a result, the majority of tourists visit Ruby Valley during these months. As the rain fades, the weather becomes ideal for trekking. During the day, the temperature rises to 20 degrees and drops to 5 degrees at night. Most trekkers are drawn to Ruby Valley by the open skies and breathtaking mountain views. From mid-September through the end of October is the best time to visit Ruby Valley. Hiking during these months would also allow you to observe two major Nepali festivals: Dashain and Tihar.
November – December
As winter approaches, snow begins to accumulate in the Ruby Valley regions, making travel difficult. The nights are getting cooler. November treks, on the other hand, are popular because of the beautiful weather and consistent temperatures. The temperature begins to decrease in December, and snow begins to fall.
The weather in the Himalayas is erratic, and temperatures fluctuate rapidly.
Acclimatization in Ruby Valley
A few days of hiking at over 3500m are included in the Ruby Valley route. As a result, there is a modest risk of altitude sickness. We’ve created journey itineraries that allow for a gradual ascent so that the body can adjust.
Our hiking leaders and guides have all undertaken thorough first-aid training and have vast Himalayan expertise. Please notify your group leader/guide if you experience any signs of altitude sickness.
Your trek leader will also advise you on how to avoid altitude sickness. Taking your time while ascending and drinking enough water (more than 4 liters) every day will help you avoid altitude sickness.
The only way to recover from acute altitude sickness is to descend as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that your group leader has the ability to determine whether or not to immediately stop the ascent based on the team’s condition. It’s critical to recognize that certain people are more prone to altitude sickness than others.
Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health
The Ruby Valley is a short yet enjoyable hike. You will be trekking for 4-6 hours every day, depending on the day’s destination and the nature of the trip, although we will take several rests to savor the mountain vistas. Long climbs, sharp descents, and forward trails in mountainous terrain and woods are all part of the trek routes.
Your journey will be more comfortable and enjoyable if you are physically healthy. Trekking experience is beneficial, but it is not required. However, if you have any sensitive medical issues, such as heart or lung disease, please inform us before scheduling the walk.
We organize both group and private treks. Group discounts are available dependent on the size of your group. The larger your group, the greater the savings. Please see our price list for further information. Simply click the – we offer group discounts – link on the right.
Having said that, we can accommodate groups of any size and even add an assistant guide for groups of 12 or more.
A typical day on the Ruby Valley Trek
Every day will be different, with activities such as enjoying the journey and scenery, shooting photos, and touring the surrounding villages. As you trek, qualified expert guides will provide you with information and historical details about the locations.
The majority of your luggage will be carried by our porters, but you may need to bring a small normal bag for your valuables.
After breakfast, we head off on the day’s walk between 7 and 8 a.m., depending on the length and character of the hike. After three to four hours of hiking, we’ll stop for lunch and an hour of recuperation before continuing our journey.
The afternoon stroll is usually shorter, lasting between two and three hours. You can enjoy the refreshments after you get at your overnight lodge/tea house/tent, and then you are free to explore the area.
Dinner is served between 6 and 7 p.m. After supper, you have some free time to engage in casual chat. The excursion leader/guide will give you an overview of the next day’s activities. After the briefing, you can play monopoly, play cards, or watch mountaineering films on board. Before going to bed, the majority of our guests study the Nepali language or read novels.
How to Communicate During the Trek?
For a nominal fee, you can use the internet at the lodges, but after you reach high elevations, you’ll have to communicate via phone.
Our office will connect with all of our valued clients by Signal, WhatsApp, phone, Messenger, and other means at least once a day to ensure that they are fine, safe, and comfortable.
You might get some signals along the route, depending on the network you’re using, but they’re not particularly strong at high altitudes. In Kathmandu, though, you may easily obtain a local sim card.
In most cases, you will be able to connect to the internet at all of the lodges/hotels where you will be staying.
Wi-Fi is usually available during the walk-in lodges/lodges for an additional fee.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
In Kathmandu, the clients are responsible for their own meals and lodging. You may book them conveniently online, or we can do it for you if you want.
Similarly, you must pay for visa processing, travel insurance, beverages, trip snacks, hot and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tips to trekking crew members, among other things. Bringing cash (Dollars) and changing it to Rupees is recommended. In the Nepali market, only Rupees are accepted.
Electricity, battery recharge, water on trekking
In all lodges, electricity for camera and phone recharge is available at an additional expense. During the trip, you can either buy pre-packaged mineral water or bring boiled water with you. You will also receive a water-purifying pill.
We advise against drinking water from rivers or taps because the water may be contaminated.
Trek travel insurance
This Ruby Valley Trek requires travel insurance. Before beginning the hike, all trekkers must produce a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to us. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m).
Based on the experiences of our former clients, we may recommend insurance firms to you. We do not, however, sell insurance coverage. Within a week of booking the trek, we ask that all trek participants provide us with their comprehensive insurance information. In an emergency, we’ll prepare a speedy, successful rescue using your insurance policy and other documentation you supplied us.
Before you acquire travel insurance, call your provider and double-check that it covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters. Do not rely solely on the material of the insurance company’s website.
How to get a visa for Nepal?
Except for Indian nationals, all foreigners must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. At Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepal’s borders with India and Tibet, you can obtain an on-arrival visa. Visit www.immigration.gov.np. for additional details.
You’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees to apply for a visa. A 30-day visa costs $50 at the moment (to be paid in cash).
A free visa will be given to children under the age of ten. It is strongly recommended that you examine the current regulations. Visa regulations are subject to change at any time. Citizens of China and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are exempt from visa fees.
Certain countries’ citizens may be denied a visa upon arrival. On-arrival visas are not available for citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact the Nepalese Embassy in your country.
Before we embark on our journey, we’ll double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.
Currency Exchange in Nepal | USD to NPR
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) are the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).
You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legitimate money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public.
Please note – only 100 INR (Indian Rupees) and 2000 INR notes are legal in Nepal.
Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheques, we prefer cash exchange. It helps avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions.
You can withdraw cash (in Rupees)from ATMs all over Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Many of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee for foreign cards.
If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they impose a service charge fee of about 4% or more.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on how much personal expense you require. Only Nepali Rupee is accepted in trekking regions.
Most established banks in Asia will only accept foreign currency notes that are not old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
How much luggage can I take during the Trek?
Your luggage must not exceed 9 kilograms per trekker. One porter will be allocated to each of the two trekkers, and the total weight of their luggage should not exceed 18 kg. Our porters are never overworked.
You may, however, need to bring your own knapsack or backpack (with valuables or anything important). Carry only what you need. Excess baggage can be safely stored at your hotel or at our store for no charge.
Before we begin the journey, we will double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.
All of our clients’ safety, security, and happiness are guaranteed by us. We place the highest priority on your safety. For each trip, we will bring all of the essential gear, equipment, and first-aid kits. Our guides and leaders have completed thorough first-aid training.
If a trekker becomes ill as a result of the altitude, we will analyze the situation and keep everyone safe. In the event of an emergency, the rescue chopper will be on standby to transport you back to the lower elevation. Every team member will be together for safety during the walk, and there will be no danger of being lost in hazardous terrains
Our knowledgeable guide/Sherpa will accompany us on the trek to ensure your safety and comfort. Your stuff will be carried by porters.
Our members are locals from high Himalayan remote places, and they have exceptional physical endurance at high altitudes.
We value all of our employees, so we pay them well and take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the trip. When our guides and porters become unwell or injured, they receive medical attention.
Only happy people can make others happy, thus we always make sure that our team members are happy. Members of our trek/expedition team have the following qualifications:
- Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
- Fluency in English and another major language
- Conservation and Biodiversity Training
- Experience with rock climbing
Tipping during Ruby Valley Trek
Tipping is optional and should be dependent on the quality of service received. A tip is an accepted and respected technique in Nepali society to express gratitude (Dhanyabad) for good service.
On the last day of the walk, the majority of our guests offer advice. The amount you tip is totally up to you, and it may be more or less based on your impression of service quality, the length of your trip, your budget, and your appreciation for their efforts.
100% Guaranteed Ruby Valley Trek Booking
We are a government-approved and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (NMA). As a result, you may book your trek/expedition with complete trust.
As a deposit, we require 10% of the total trip cost. Within a week of booking, please send your documentation, including a copy of your passport, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight information.
You can make a 10% deposit via bank transfer, western union, or online payment on our website, and the full balance when you arrive in Nepal. Cash, bank transfer, and credit cards are all acceptable methods of payment. In addition, you will receive payment choices in your email.
Last-minute Ruby Valley Trek booking in Nepal
Even though it is always a good idea to plan ahead for your excursions. However, for those who are unable to do so, we provide a special last-minute booking option. To take advantage of this benefit, you must pay the entire trip cost 24 hours before the trek’s departure.
Even while we do our best to plan treks at any time, there is a small potential of a trek delay due to events beyond our control, such as the inability to obtain air tickets or unfavorable weather.
Can I extend my trip?
If you wish to stay in Nepal for a few days after the trip, we can arrange enjoyable activities for you, such as exploring areas in and around Kathmandu, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, and so on.
We offer a farewell meal at the end of the trek, and we will also award you with a trek completion certificate after dinner (hard copy). It’s also a great opportunity to tell us about your experience and provide us feedback.
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Overview Of Ruby Valley Trek
Last Updated on June 23, 2022 by Nomadic Matt
- The Ruby Valley package allows you to enjoy visual elegance as well as cultural and traditional virtue in the Himalayas. The Ruby Valley is located between Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area, yet it is much more than a beautiful landscape.
- The hike takes place in a homey environment with homestays rather than hotels/lodges, giving you an authentic Nepali experience you won’t find anywhere else. This is one of the best-hidden gems or new trekking trails or less touristic, isolated area, non-tourist area treks in central Nepal.
- The spectacular views from Gatlang, Pangsang pass, Laptung, Tipling, Sertung, Chalish, and Borang hamlet are the highlights of this journey. This trek combines true Tamang, Kami, and Gurung cultural experiences.