Ruby Valley Trek | One of the less-explored destination | Ruby Valley Trekking

Ruby Valley

Ruby Valley Trek is a less-explored place situated in the Ganesh Himal region of Central Nepal. It is one of the best trekking trails between Langtang and Manaslu. Ruby is situated at an elevation of 3,842m. The treks are best for those who want to travel to less crowded places, experience local culture, and communicate with local people. The main ethnic group in this region are Magar, Tamang, Gurung, and Dalit. Tamang is the major ethnic group in the upper part of the Ruby Valley whereas Dalit, Brahman, and Gurung are considered to be low caste in the lower part of Ruby Valley. The valley offers mesmerizing views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu.

Ruby Valley Trek Highlights

  • It is one of the less visited destinations.
  • Best for those who want to travel to less crowded places, experience local culture, and communicate with local people.
  • Offers a mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu.
  •  Hot spring.
  • Traditional and culture of Magar, Tamang, Gurung, and Dalit.

Ruby Valley Trek Difficulty 

It is an easy trek not challenging, a trek to climb high. We will be waking for 5-6 hours every day, depending on the next destination. Some of the route is steep and rocky, we need to ascent to Pangsang La Pass at an elevation of 3,842m.

This trek can be completed by beginners who are mentally and physically prepared. This is one of the high-altitude trek trekkers that can experience acute mountain sickness (AMS), trekker suffer from symptoms like headache, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite. For high-altitude treks, acclimatization is essential and essential to carry proper medicine.

Permits for Trek

It is a new trek so we do not need a permit for Ruby Valley but we need Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) for every trek. We need an entry fee depending on your route if you start your trek Gatlang and Syabrubesi, from Langtang National Park both route fall under the same region.

Best season to trek

The best season for the Ruby Valley trek is September to November and March to May when the weather will be clear. During this season the skies will be clear and offer amazing views of the Himalayas. In monsoons, it is difficult to trek, due to the high risk of landslides.


Ruby Valley is a new trekking destination, there are no tea houses or lodges. We will be staying with local families or we can stay in a tent and it is an opportunity to learn more about local culture and tradition.

On this trail, we will not be able to access wifi, only able to access the internet with sim card data if the network is available. 

Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Gatlang (2335m)

Today is the full-day drive to Gatlang, we will take 4 wheelers to reach Gatlang which is around 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu covering 139km. Gatlang is a traditional village with few numbers of guest houses. 

Day 2: Gatlang to Somdang (2705m)

We will start our trek early in the morning from Gatlang. On the way, we will be passing through Parvati Kunda. We will reach Yuri Kharka crossing rhododendron and pine forest. Yuri Kharka is the best place for lunch and has a breathtaking view. We will be crossing the Somdang River and finally, we will reach Somdang and stay overnight at Somdang.

Day 3: Somdang to forest Camp via Pangsang La Pass (3845m)

We will ascend to Pangsang La Pass, we will be trekking with amazing landscapes and beautiful views of the surrounding. Pangsang La Pass provide amazing view of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Annapurna and Manaslu. We will reach forest hiking through dense forest and overnight at a forest camp in a tent.

Day 4: Forest Camp to Tipling (1875m)

Today we will descend to Tipling and today the hike is short. After reaching Tipling village we will spend the day exploring the village and get to know more about Tamang tradition and culture. Shamanish still followed here a tradition which is called Dhami Jhakri.

Day 5: Tipling to Chalish Gaon (1800m)

Today is an easy hike we will descend back to Shertung village crossing the dense jungle and AdhiKhola. People like Ghales, Gurung, and Kamis live here and it is a beautiful village with a great environment and hospitality. We will descend more to reach Chalish Village and stay overnight at Chalish Gaon.

Day 6: Chalish Gaon to Borang (1700m)

After a short hike, we will reach Borang and we will spend the day exploring Borang and experiencing their tradition and culture

Day 7: Borang to Kathmandu

We will hike back which is 4 hours hike and reach take a jeep back to Kathmandu.