A Complete Ruby Valley Trek Guide

A Complete Ruby Valley Trek Guide

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An exciting journey toward the most stunning places of the Himalayas within Ruby Valley offers the most beautiful views and it’s a landscape of the Himalayas, however, you will get to learn about people of different ethnicity, lifestyle, and traditions especially Gurung and Tamang people when visiting those fascinating villages during the trip. Likewise, the iconic sunrise view over the Himalayas is a vantage point that could be experienced in almost every single village of the region.

If you are looking for this amazing Ruby Valley home-stay trekking journey at the best time to enjoy this trek fully then choose the best season of Spring and Summer. However, Nepal has four major seasons including Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, amongst them Spring and Summer are the best seasons for trekking to Ruby Valley.

Moreover, hot spring in the Ruby valley is another main highlight of this trek whereas travelers can have a very relaxing time with a great showering experiencing and very relaxing and healing for the aching muscles.

The Ruby Valley has been freshly welcoming trekkers from all over the world to experience the world’s most unique and unspoiled home-stay trekking experience through the highest mountains of the world.

Trip Highlights
Spectacular and close view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu
Hot springs
Explore the Traditional and lifestyle of Gurung and Tamang
Exotic flora and fauna
Visit fascinating Buddhist monasteries, Gompa, and Temples.
When is the Best time to do Ruby Valley Trek?

Here are the lists of the 4 seasons such as

Autumn (September to November)
Winter (December to February)
Spring (March to May)
Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
Autumn is perfectly one of the best times to do this trek in Nepal. Autumn (Fall) is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature and it’s suitable for trekking that’s why this is the best time to go on any treks in Nepal including Ruby Valley, this is the way this season brings a lot of crowded into the popular treks like Everest and Annapurna regions.

Ruby Valley trek can also do during December, the dry air and clear sky with the best visibility will stay same as Autumn but December is the starting month of winter, during winter, it will be quite colder than other mo months and will snow sometimes, If you are planning on trekking in December, then make sure you better prepare with appropriate packaging gears.

Spring is the best time to do trekking in Nepal. This season offers a clear sky with great views as the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go on any treks in Nepal.

Ruby Valley Trek Route Itinerary

Getting on this trek, There are at least 2/3 different routes that you can trek to Ruby Valley. The itinerary that you can choose it based on your time length and interest.

The trail can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk or both. You can make the climbing stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes plus or minus 3-4 days.

Here are 2 suggested itineraries that go to Ruby Valley, one of these trails goes through PangsanG Dada – the highest point of the region it is also called Pangsang pass situated at an altitude of 389 meters above the sea level. In general, the trek starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu via Dhading Besi.


Day 1
Kathmandu to Syaprubesi (By local Jeep/Bus)
Day 2
Trek from Syaprubesi to Gatlang village
Day 3
Trek from Gatlang to Somdang
Day 4
Trek from Somdang to Tipling via Pasang
Day 5
Trek from Tipling to Chalisa
Day 6
Rest day at Chalish Gaun
Day 7
Trek from Chalsih to Khading
Day 8
Rest Day at Khading
Day 9
Trek from Khading to Dundure
Day 10
Drive back to Kathmandu by local jeep/bus.
Trekking Permits and Costs for Ruby Valley
To trek to Ruby Valley, you need two trekking permits.

One is the Langtang national park permit.
For SAARC nationals: Nrs.1500 (about US $13)

For Others: Nrs.3000 (about US $29)

Second is the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs NRS. 1000 (about US $10)
Trekking Equipment/ Gear Lists Required
Trekking equipment is one of the most important factors when you are trekking in the mountain, having proper gears means you are goo at trek without any troubles. However, If you are wondering about what to pack for the trek then here are the lists of trekking gears in general what you should carry while trekking to Ruby Valley.

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