Ruby Valley Trek

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Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Ruby Valley Trek is a newly introduced trekking route and has gained popularity among the trekking routes of Nepal as it offers a wide range of geographical diversity. It covers Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area Project. Ruby Valley lies in the Ganesh Himal region. Ruby Valley trek is one of the best off-the-beaten hiking trails in central Nepal. The Ruby Valley is a hidden valley between Langtang and Manaslu trails. Named after the precious stone Ruby, Ruby Valley is considered home to Ruby stone mine sites. This trekking destination is close to the capital city of Kathmandu valley. The trail offers breathtaking mountain views and diverse cultural and daily lifestyles of different groups such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Newars, Chepang, and Dalits. The trek offers a unique experience of mountain, culture, and natural biodiversity. Ruby Valley Trek is best for those who like to trek in the very less touristy area to experience authentic local culture, staying at home, and interacting with locals residing in the region. 

The Ruby Valley Trek is a great opportunity to explore Nepal’s geological and cultural diversity, especially in Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area.  We start from the lowland, flat plans near Syabrubesi and move through the inspiring man-made terraced rice fields near the Tamang village of Gatlang. Ascending through the vibrant rhododendron forests, we soon pass the 200-meter tall Chukarma Waterfall.  Trekking forward, we will reach a point at which we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and other towering peaks of central and western Nepal. This place has a strong possibility of crystals like ruby and zinc, which are precious minerals. You can find red pandas, snow leopards, bears, tigers, wolves, pheasants, and many types of monkeys and deer as wildlife here.  As said before, we experience great cultural diversity throughout the trek.  We will pass through and stay in Tamang, Gurung, Newar, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Chepang villages.  Accommodation during the trek will mainly be in a homestay facility, which will bring you close to local cultures. The trek goes through foothills and lowland terraced farmlands to ethnic Tamang villages at higher altitudes. We will get to enjoy the splendid close views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli, and other peaks of the central Himalayas. The highest altitude on this trek is the Pangsang pass at an altitude of 3850m from sea level. Pasang Pass provides one of the finest views on this trek.

After exploring the incredible astonishing view of the Himalayas, we descend back to Dhading Besi, from where we drive back to Kathmandu. Ruby Valley Trek gives you a closer connection to the people and natural environment that surround you. The warm hospitality of the local people adds up an excellent memory of the unforgettable adventure during this trip. The Ruby Valley Trek can be done any time of the year, although the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer the best weather. During the spring, the blooming flowers add color to the route. While in the fall, the skies are usually clearer. The trek requires moderate fitness. Ruby Valley Trek provides the best natural and cultural experiences to travelers. 

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Highlights

  • Explore Ruby Valley, one of the newly introduced and unexplored trekking destination of the mid-western center of Nepal
  • Enjoy the panoramic close-up view of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Himalayan Ranges.
  • A dense forest of Rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo
  • Ruby, Crystal, Zinc mines in the mountains
  • Relaxing natural hot spring
  • Beautiful waterfalls, gorges, stone mills, and suspension bridges
  • Experience the diversity of traditions and cultures of different Nepalese ethnic tribes like Tamang, Gurung, Brahmin, and Dalit people

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