Ruby Valley Trek - 7 Days

Ruby Valley Trek Route

Trip Overview

Ruby Valley Trek is a recently opened wonderful trek near Kathmandu. It’s called Ruby Valley Trek since the Ganesh Himal region, where you will be trekking, contains deposits of the gemstone ruby.

Walk through dense forest filled with rhododendron, pine and oak trees. Enjoy the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu. Visit the sacred lake, Parvati Kund, where thousands of pilgrims congregate on the occasion of Janai Purnima.

Experience local culture and traditions of ethnic groups like Brahmin, Tamang, and Gurung. Moreover, walk past Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries during the trek.

Ruby Valley Trek Route

Your trek begins and ends in Kathmandu. Start the journey with a scenic drive on meandering roads to Syabrubesi.

You will be ascending a hill called Bhaun Danda on your trek to Tamang village of Gatlang. Hike to the sacred Parvati Kunda, an alpine fresh lake and bask in its mesmerizing beauty.

Continue your trek through dense forest filled with rhododendron forest to Somdang. On day 3 of your trek, you will be crossing Pangsang Pass. Navigate your way through Pangsang Pass and enjoy the astounding views of Himalayas.

You can see mountains including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, and others from the top of the mountain pass. Further, walk through jungles with rhododendron and fir trees to Tipling.

Continue your hike through a jungle and walk past charming Gurung and Tamang villages like Chalis Gaun and Darkha Gaun. Your trek ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Ruby Valley Trek Easy

Ruby Valley Trek is an easy to moderate trek where you will attain a maximum altitude of 3,842 meters at Pangsang Pass. You will be walking for a maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 3 hours during the trek. On average you will be walking for around 6 hours per day.

You need to be physically fit to do this trek. It is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers. Enjoy this 7-day trek in Nepal with us and create everlasting memories.

Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,920ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours (122 km) drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Gatlang (2,238m/7,341ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek to Somdang (3,271m/10,729ft), via Parvati Kund
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Tipling (2,078m/6,816ft), via Pangsang Pass (3,842m/12,602ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Chalis Gaun (1,800m/5,904ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Darkha Gaun (850m/2,788ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Drive from Darkha Gaun (850m/2,788ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours drive

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Ruby Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 3,842m/12,602ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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