Photo taken at Pangsang Pass during ruby valley trek.Photo taken at Pangsang Pass during ruby valley trek.

Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days Cost and Itinerary

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 3,842 m (12,604 ft)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Syabrubesi - Dhading Besi
  • Group Size 1 - 16
  • Transportation Local transport
  • Best Season Autumn and Spring
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • You will get to witness the authentic culture of the Gurung and Tamang communities.
  • Embark on a valley rich in precious gemstones called rubies.
  • The trail winds you through rhododendron forest and vibrant hills. 
  • Witness the breathtaking glimpses of the Ganesh Himal Ranges, Manaslu Range, Langtang, etc., including beautiful landscapes.
  • Escape in the wilderness of nature with our knowledgeable and experienced tram.
  • Opportunity to encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna
  • Enjoy and relax at the natural hot spring. 
  • Opportunity to taste the organic local foods straight from the farm, etc.

A Short Introduction to the Ruby Valley Trek in Nepal

The Ruby Valley Trek is a lesser-known yet fascinating trekking route that lies in central Nepal, on the lap of the Ganesh Himal. The valley's precious gemstones (rubies) inspired its name. The trek provides a unique cultural experience for Gurung and Tamang communities, as well as a mix of natural beauty flavors. The journey leads you through a diverse landscape of terrace farmland, vibrant hills, lush forests, the countryside of Gurung and Tamang communities, and the magnificent panorama of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges.

The Ruby Valley is a newly opened trekking route for homestays. Long ago, it was popular for campaign treks. From 2015 on, the locals from the Ruby Valley took the initiative to promote it as a homestay trekking route and strongly implemented it. 

Your actual trek to the Ruby Valley begins in Syabrubesi after 6-7 hours of scenic driving from Kathmandu. The drive between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi highlights the narrow path with a mesmerizing glimpse of the terrace farmland, picturesque landscapes, clean Trishuli River, etc. passing through Langtang National Park.

On your first day of hiking towards the Ruby Valley trek, you begin with a steep ascent to Chawatar, followed by a descent and gradual ascent to the first camp. Similarly, the trail leads you through steep ups and downs, gradual ups and flats, passing through the dense forest and the settlements of Gurung and Tamang communities.

The Ruby Valley, a breathtaking trekking destination in Nepal, provides backpackers with a diverse array of natural experiences. Locals closely observe the antique traditions, hidden treasures of mother nature, such as the Himalayan ranges, vegetation, and livelihoods.

The 7-day trekking to Ruby Valley itinerary takes you through Syabrubesi, Ghatlang, Somdang, Pangsang Pass, Chalish Gaun, and Kathmandu. The short and sweet trekking destination of central Neal is the perfect package for hikers to experience the authentic history of Gurung and Tamang communities, and the geographic structure is absolutely mind-blowing.

What should I expect during the 7 days of Ruby Valley trekking?

The journey lasted 7 days. The Ruby Valley Trek lies in a remote area of central Nepal. In these 7 days, a trekker should expect very basic accommodation and food. Indeed, the journey itself is a homestay trek, so your food and accommodation are very normal. There is no bathroom or menu, but they serve organic, local food from the farm.

Moreover, the Ruby Valley journey in Nepal is an off-the-beaten-path trekking route that offers the jaw-dropping beauty of Mother Nature. Dramatic landscapes, towering waterfalls and rivers, and adorable glimpses of Ganesh Himal (a sacred mountain), Langtang Himal, Lamjung Himal, Parvati Kunda (a sacred lake), etc. are the beauty of nature that you will encounter during your 7-day journey. 

Similarly, Ruby Valley is famous for Gurung and Tamang cultures and traditions. You'll be amazed at the authentic programs in these communities. They will perform Ghatu nach, Lhosar, folk songs and dances, Tamang selo dance, Ghode Jatra, Mani nach, and other cultural programs at your request.

After experiencing the unique lifestyles of the locals very closely, the dramatic and beautiful landscapes, magnificent Himalayan ranges, and cultural and traditional programs performed by the locals made your trip a memorable journey of a lifetime.

What is the typical day around the Ruby Valley excursion?

Well! Ruby Valley Trek is also known for homestay trekking in Nepal. It engages in a blend of hiking, cultural exploration, and the natural beauty of the Himalayan Ranges. 

On this journey, wake up early, eat breakfast if available, and continue to your next camp. In between, you will have many short breaks, including a lunch break. We start the day early so that we can get to the next camp on time before it gets dark.

We will walk for 5–6 hours every day on rough and rocky terrain during the 7-day adventure in Ruby Valley. After walking for many hours, you must be tired, so have your dinner and go to bed on time.

What are the means of transportation during the 7-day journey to Ruby Valley? 

In contrast, our 7-day itinerary for the Ruby Valley trek offers only roadway transportation. The first drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi takes approximately 7–8 hours, and we take another drive from Borang to Dhading Besi and to Kathmandu as per our itinerary. We provide local transportation during the journey. If you would like to take a private means of transportation with air conditioning, we can arrange it at an extra cost. 

Do I need a guide to embark on the Ruby Valley Excursion in Nepal?

Without a doubt, you are allowed to embark on the Ruby Valley trek. But if you want our recommendation, then we strongly advise doing it with a proper guide because they will make your trip way better than a solo journey.

Firstly, your guide is more familiar with the surroundings and the local people there, and he or she will provide you with the proper information about the region. You have a friend in the mountains to share your feelings, thoughts, happiness, and sorrows, and you are even able to ask any things you want to know about the area. However, he will set the daily program and make sure you will get the right place to stay overnight, and more importantly, you will have a worry-free and stress-free journey throughout the 7-day odyssey in Ruby Valley. 

What are the chances of altitude sickness, and how difficult is the Ruby Valley Trek?

The Ruby Valey Trek is an easy-to-moderate hiking destination in central Nepal. The difficulty level of the journey depends on the physical fitness of the trekker. 

Terrain: The Ruby Valley trail is rugged and uneven. You will hike through the lush green hills, terrace farmland, and picturesque village nestled in the mountains. The valley passes through several rivers, streams, and greenery that contribute scenic landscapes to the travelers.
Elevation and altitude: The journey of the Ruby Valley trek has fewer chances of altitude sickness because the daily gain of elevation is very low compared to other trekking destinations in Nepal. Sometime, some people may get a tiny altitude sickness, but in general, most of the travelers successfully completed it without any altitude sickness. Our team guide will keep you informed on how to avoid altitude sickness in the mountains. During the overall trek, you will gain 3,842 m/12,604 ft, which is the highest elevation during the journey.

What preparations are required to trek the Ruby Valley?

It is essential to prepare yourself for any kind of outdoor activity, especially when you go hiking in the mountains. The Ruby Valley Trek holds immense ascents and descents on a rough and rockey trail. It is good for backpackers if they prepare themselves before departing on this incredible adventure. Some of the exercises that will help Trekkie while doing such an adventure in Nepal. 

Regular jugging: If you are planning to embark into the Himalayas of Nepal, it is very important to do a regular jugging from a mouth earlier before your journey starts. It increases your stamina and makes you comfortable to walk for 5–6 hours a day during the Ruby Valley Trek.
Cardiac training or swimming: Cardiac training and swimming are the best methods of training for trekkers to prepare themselves for any kind of adventure activity that keeps them in good shape. It makes muscles strong and increases stamina. If you do such training before jumping into the Ruby Valley excursion, it makes your journey way better than without any preparation.
Proper Gear: It is essential for travelers to know what to pack for the Ruby Valley Trek. If you are doing it during spring, pack the thin liners, flees, sunblock, etc. If it is in the autumn, then prepare with winter gear like warm shocks, gloves, down jackets, sleeping bags, beanies, etc. Do not forget to bring waterproof jackets and pants because it might rain anytime in the mountains.

Note: Please check our equipment section, where we have listed all the equipment that is required during the Ruby Valley Trek.

Before jumping into the Ruby Valley Trek, prepare yourself with regular jugging, cardiac training, swimming, and the proper gear required for this incredible adventure. You will have an amazing time throughout the trip.

Is the Ruby Valley hike right for you?

The Ruby Valley Trek is an adventure that stands at an altitude of 3,842 m/12,604 ft, but it holds amazing landscapes, picturesque Himalayan Ranges, a diverse range of flora and fauna, vibrant hills, etc. No doubt, if you are a nature lover and want to explore very closely, this is the perfect place to embark.

If you are a crazy adventurer and want to do some crazy hiking, then this might not be the right destination for you. Rather, you can do some other hikes like Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley, Three High Pass, Nar Phu, etc. Ruby Valley is an easy, short, and sweet hiking destination in Nepal.

How much should I budget for the Ruby Valley expedition?

The Ruby Valley Trek is a budget-friendly hiking destination in Nepal that delivers bunches of glorifying nature with a minimum budget. The cost of the trip depends on what services and facilities you are getting, the duration of the days, the type of transportation you prefer (local or private), and it also depends on the agency you choose. 

In general, the cost of the Ruby Valley trek ranges from USD—to USD—. If you are a budget traveler, take limited services and local transportation that reduces your cost, and it will be cheaper for you. But if you are looking for the best services, like both a guide and a porter and private transportation that includes all meals and accommodation during the journey, then the cost will be higher than budget travelers. 

Why choose Nature Excursion for the Ruby Valley journey?

Firstly, when you travel to a new place with new people, you need a proper guideline to understand them and their cultures. Moreover, as you are doing an adventurous activity in Nepal, you need the right person who can provide exact information about the area and be able to protect you from the unseen risk during your journey.

Chhosig Nature Excursio Pvt. Ltd. for the 7 days Ruby Valley Trek is the right decision for you to make your journey once-in-a-lifetime memorable. We have a local, native guide from the region. As our primary motive is customer satisfaction, we will serve you in the best way possible. We have the best of the best mountain leaders with decades of guiding experience in the mountains of Nepal. So, we never let a single chance disappoint you.

Here are the benefits you will get from joining us on this unbelievable journey.

  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Get down jackets, sleeping bags, and duffle bags during the trek, and return after the end of the trek.
  • English-speaking local native guide and porter.
  • Three meals in a day.
  • Free storage of your extra belongings is available at our office.
  • An oximeter and first-aid kit during the journey.
  • Trek certificate and company t-shirt.
  • In an emergency situation, we will provide you with immediate evacuation and medical assistance (the amount will be payable by your insurance company).
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the journey.
Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days Cost and Itinerary pictures and video

Itinerary

Day1

Upon arrival, a representative from Nature Excursion will stand at the arrival point with your name on a holding board. He will welcome you with our traditional garland and escort you towards the hotel. As you check-in to the hotel, take a rest and get refreshed for the trip briefing in the late afternoon at our office. After the briefing, you can explore the tourist hub called Thamel. You can enjoy the variety of food items and go to sleep on time to wake up the next day early in the morning.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4594 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Day2

Today, we will take a drive to Syabrubesi in a local bus, which takes 7–8 hours. During the drive, you get to see a diverse range of landscapes, including towering snow-capped mountains, beautiful terrace farmland, crystal-clear Trishuli Rive, etc. After reaching there, you can explore the town and relax at a natural hot spring. You will spend the day at Syabrubesi, with included meals.

  • Max. Altitude:1,420 m/4,659 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:7-8 hours
Day3

On these days, we wake up early in the morning and get ready for our next camp right after breakfast. Our actual hike for the Ruby Valley starts today. We strategized our day with the steep climb for two hours. Upon reaching the top, the trail leads you through flat terrain and gradually up to the mesmerizing glimpse of Ghatlang village. Along the way, you will get to witness the beautiful terrace farmland, beautiful landscapes, and Parvati Kunda. After returning to the camp, explore the village and spend the night with included meals.

  • Max. Altitude:2,238 m/7,342.5 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Homestay
  • Duration:6 hours
Day4

Today, we start our hike early in the morning with a hot and delicious breakfast. The trail takes you through gradual ups in the dense forest of rhododendron, pine trees, juniper, etc., which covers 15 kilometers (13.9 miles). The valley looks absolutely amazing, with vibrant hills and adorable landscapes. After walking for 3–4 hours, you will cross Khurpu Bhanjyang Pass and descend down to Symdang Village. In between Parvati Kunda and Syomdang, there is no lunch place. So take your packed lunch or snacks for the day. After reaching Somdang, take a rest and explore the village.

  • Max. Altitude:3,271 m/10,760 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Homestay
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day5

With morning breakfast, we set our day program to Tipling crossing through Pangsang Pass (3,842 m/12,604 ft), the highest point during the trek, and that covers 12 kilometers (7.5 miles). As we continue our day, the journey starts with a gradual climb in the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, oaks, etc. After 3–4 hours of walking, you will reach the top. Mesmerizing glimpses of the valley, lush landscape, and adorable vista of snow-capped mountains blow away your mind. 

We will take a short break and enjoy the scenario from the top, then continue towards Tipling Village. The trail descends steeply in a dense forest of rhododendron, pine, and terrace farmland. After 3–4 hours of walking, you will reach the camp. Upon reaching the village, you can explore the village. The Tamang community resides on the upper level of the village, and the BK community is on the lower level.

  • Max. Altitude:3,842 m/12,604 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Homestay
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day6

Today we kick off towards Chalish Gaon after morning breakfast. The Gurung and BK communities are present in the village. People are very friendly and welcoming here, and they even perform our authentic Gurung cultural program on your request. 

The journey from Tipling to Chalish Gaun starts with 20 minutes of steep descent in the beginning and on a flat trail in between farmland. After 2–3 hours of walking, you will reach the village and spend the night exploring it.

  • Max. Altitude:2-3 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Homestay
  • Duration:1,800 m/5,905 ft
Day7

Today is an extra day at Chalish Gaon. On this day, we visit the natural hot spring, and that takes nearly an hour and a half. We will take a hot shower, enjoy nature, and return to the village. Upon reaching the village, you can explore it and spend the night with included meals.

  • Max. Altitude:1,800 m/5,905 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Homestay
  • Duration:2-3 hours
Day8

Today is the last hiking day during the 7 days of the Ruby Valley excursion. We will take our breakfast early in the morning and spend the day hiking for 2-3 hours towards Borang Village. Along the way, you get to witness an adorable glimpse of Ganesh Himal, lush landscapes, and beautiful terrace farmland. After two hours of walking, we take a bus to Dhadingbesi and to Kathmandu.

As you reach Kathmandu, take a rest and get refreshed for the farewell dinner at the cultural restaurant in Thamel. We will meet at 6 p.m. in your hotel lobby and head towards the restaurant. After dinner, we will drop you off at your hotel, and you can take a rest. 

  • Max. Altitude:1,800 m/5,905 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:2 hours walk/7-8 hours drive
Day9

Our team will drop you off at the terminal gate of the Kathmandu international airport as per your flight schedule in a private vehicle. Pack your belongings carefully and on time so you won’t miss them. We hope you will have a safe flight back home.

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Cost Details
Includes
  • We provide airport pick-up and drop-off services in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Dhading (1 night), including breakfast. (Private room accommodations can be organized at an extra cost.)
  • Kathmandu-Syafrubensi transportation on a local bus
  • The journey from Borang to Dhading and Kathmandu takes place on a shared local jeep.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek in Rubi Valley for 6 nights
  • We will provide all standard meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with seasonal fresh fruit every evening.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking
  • An experienced, first-aid-trained, government-licensed, English-speaking Nature Excursions trekking guide.
  • The TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) and the Permit for Langtang Conservation Area are important documents.
  • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • Meals, accommodation, wages, insurance, and medication for all staff
  • For nature excursions, you should bring duffel bags, down jackets, and sleeping bags, which you will return after the trek is complete.
  • Nature Excursions T-shirt and trip completion certificate
  • A basic medical kit box is carried by the guide, including an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level.
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of emergency evacuation (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance)
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes
  • We enjoyed a farewell dinner on our final night in Nepal.
Excludes
  • There are charges for international flights and airport departure taxes.
  • The cost of a Nepal entry visa at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is 15 days USD 25–30, 30 days USD 40–50, and 90 days USD 100–110.
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Dhading
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Dhading due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses, such as shopping, hot and cold drinks (tea-coffee, coke/fanta/sprite/juice), hard drinks (beer/wine/vodka), hot shower, laundry, massage, wifi, battery recharge, extra porter, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover high-altitude emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like landslides, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, and strikes
  • All the costs and expenses that are not listed in the include section
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected)
Useful Information

Which is the ideal time to embark on the Ruby Valley adventure?

In contrast, while doing such an outdoor adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal, which takes multiple days, it is very essential for travers to select the perfect time of the year. Generally, travelers visit Nepal to encounter the eye-catching glimmers of snow-capped mountains, landscapes, culture, etc. Ruby Valley is famous for homestay treks. To embark on the Ruby Valley, you should visit in the autumn (from September to November) and spring (March to May). 

Why is autumn the best time to embark on the Ruby Valley Excursion?

Autumn is one of the best times of the year for travelers to jump into the beauty of nature. In the meantime, the stable weather and the humid air make your trip even better. It is also known for the months of clear skies, which fall from September to November. Nature offers a magnificent glimpse of the mountains, beautiful landscapes, a diverse range of flora and fauna, etc.

Secondly, our two biggest festivals fall during this period of time. It is a good time for travelers to embark on the 7-day Ruby Valley trek because you will have the opportunity to witness the two biggest festivals in Nepal very closely. So, autumn is the perfect time of the year for trekkers to do trekking in Nepal. 

Is it worth it to do the 7-day Ruby Valley trek during the spring?

Spring is also one of the best times to embark on the 7-day Ruby Valley journey. Thousands of travelers entered Nepal to do trekking. In the meantime, the surroundings become more green, colorful, and romantic with rhododendron flowers. More imortantly pleasant weather, towering snow-capped mountains, and vibrant hills in the spring make your journey once-in-a-lifetime memorable.

Is the Ruby Valley trek doable during the monsoon and winter?

Monsoon and winter are considered to be off-seasons for trekking in Nepal. In monsoons, the environment gets wet due to heavy rain. You won't get a clear view of the mountains. Mostly foggy, rain, and, more importantly, a lot of landslides occur during this time. Whereas, winter is the time when the temperature drops to negative and the surroundings look arid and dry. With heavy snowfall, freezing cold, and a negative temperature, few travelers are doing this in these two seasons. Due to the unpredictable weather in Nepal during the monsoon and winter, trekking is not good around Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley, Nepal.

Do I need a permit to trek the Ruby Valley?

Ruby Valley is a newly opened trekking route in central Nepal that is famous for homestay hiking. The adventure starts in Shyabrubesi, and that touches the Langtang Region, so a trekker is required to get the Langtang National Park entry permit. Also, it requires a TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).

Langtang National Park Entry Permit: It can be issued either at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu or at Dunche before Syabrubesi. It cost NPR 1,500 (12) for SAARC countries and NPR 3,000 (USD 25) for other nationals.
Trekking Information Management System card (TIMS): It can be issued from the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) in Kathmandu through travel agencies. It cost NPR 1,000 (USD 8) for SAARC nationals and 2,000 (USD 16) for other nationals.

Please note that the cost of the permit and the cost of the TIMS card might change in the future. It is always best to check the latest news to get accurate answers.

Do I need travel insurance for the 7-day Ruby Valley adventure?

Yes, while doing the 7 days of trekking around the Ruby Valley, it is mandatory to get valid travel insurance for your safety. While doing thrilling outdoor activities, especially in the mountains, the chances of injuries, accidents, altitude sickness, illness, etc. are very high. In such a situation, you might need to do an immediate evacuation. At this point, your travel insurance will greatly assist you financially.

While buying travel insurance, please be aware that it should cover up to 5,000 meters with all your medical expenses and helicopter fare.

What kind of meals are available on the Ruby Valley excursion?

Well! The Ruby Valley is not fully developed yet, like the Everest Region, Annapurna Region, or Manaslu. So, the availability of food during the journey is very basic. You won't get fancy food like in other places, except in Syabrubesi and Dhadingbesi. But you will get fresh, organic, and hygienic food that is brought straight from the farm.

Dal bhat, dindho, noodle soup, boiled potato, fried potato, egg items, etc. are the items available during the Ruby Valley trek. You will be fortunate to taste the local and organic food straight from the farm. 

Do you do last-minute bookings?

Yes, last-minute booking for the 7-day Ruby Valley trek is possible with Nature Excursion. You can contact us anytime about your trip. We need some information about you, like whether you are physically fit or not and whether you are in Nepal or not, to confirm your trip. As you book your trip with us, you have to be in Kathmandu a day before the journey starts. You must make full payment for the trip; it is not refundable. For more details on cancellations, please visit our cancellation policy.

Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Wear a winter hat, an insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Headlamp with an extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODYY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton trousers
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool).
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jackets are available for rent in Kathmandu.
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Take an extra pair of thick wool shocks.

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (The size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • A sleeping bag with a temperature of -20 degrees is ideal for high-altitude trekking.

TOILETORIES

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap bar
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • We provide additional passport photos and photocopies.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days Cost and Itinerary FAQs

  • The Ruby Valley is located in central Nepal in Dhading district, and it touches the Mansalu and Langtang regions.

  • The Ruby Valley Trek is becoming more popular for several reasons, making it a more attractive and unique trekking option for travelers and a less crowded experience. Scenic beauty, cultural experience, off-the-beaten-path biodiversity, accessibility, local hospitality, affordability, historical and religious sites, natural hot springs, etc. are some of the examples that highlight the Ruby Valley Trek in Nepal.

  • The Ruby Valley trek typically covers a distance of 100 to 120 kilometers (62 to 75 miles), depending on the route and the itinerary followed. The route typically ranges between 7 and 14 days as per the traveler's choice to explore the scenic landscapes and cultural highlights of the region.

  • The Ruby Valley Trek was officially announced as a homestay trekking trail in Nepal around 2011.

  • While doing this adventure, a trekker should have two permits to enter the valley: the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card.

     

  • The Ruby Valley is named after the precious stone red rubies. The valley between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area is rich in gemstones. In the valley, there is a deposit of gemstones. Due to its richness in rubies, the valley is named Ruby Valley.

  • As per the latest update from the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), the wages for staff are categorized accordingly. 

    • Guide: NPR 3,000
    • Assistant guide: NPR 2,800
    • Porter guide: NPR 2,600
    • Porter: NPR 2,400

     

  • While doing the Ruby Valley Trek, the maximum elevation you will ever gain is 3,842 m (12,604 ft) at Pangsang Pass.

  • The Ruby Valley hike is a low-elevated hiking destination that takes you up to 3,842 m/12,604 ft at Pangsang Pass, so the chances of altitude sickness are very low compared to other hiking destinations in Nepal.

  • Autumn, which falls from September to November, and spring, which falls from March to May, are the perfect times to go trekking around Ruby Valley.

  • It is a comparatively easy-to-moderate nature hiking destination in Nepal. Lowly elevated Ruby Valley is a short trek and technically easier than other destinations, but during the monsoon, the trail gets more slippery due to landslides, floods, etc.

  • Yes, a backpacker can do the solo trip to Ruby Valley. If you go with a proper guide, your journey will be better than a solo trip.

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