Ruby valley trek

Camping on the top of hill.
800 USDfor a group of 1-14 people
Walking tour
280-288 hours
The start time of the tour is agreed upon with the tour guide

No booking fees at the time of ordering a tour. The tour guide will receive a request for this tour and will contact you.

Description of the tour

Tour itinerary: Kathmandu → Rasuwa → Kathmandu


Ruby valley lies in Ganesh Himal Region in central Nepal. The highest peak we can reach in Ruby valley is 3900m, (Pangsang La) offering majestic views of the Ganesh range, Lamjung Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and many other peaks. Ruby valley trek is a package including outstanding scenery with diverse cultures and traditions of Tamang, Chhetri, and Gurung societies. Situated between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area it is obvious that this area is home to many floras and faunas and is filled with diverse species of herbal plants along with very rare minerals like ruby, crystal, and zinc. Ruby valley is also home to 3 beautiful holy Lakes named Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda. Ruby valley is diffidently a very beautiful and comparatively near destination for people to trek. 


The weather of ruby valley

As there are different seasons In Nepal, the weather keeps changing beautifully in its way. Summer in ruby valley is certainly the hottest month and the daytime temperature is quite high making it warmer. Monsoon season is also a rainy season in Nepal. During monsoon, the trails are slippery and muddy and can be quite risky to travel. Winter in Ruby valley is extremely cold and has lots of snowfall. Sometimes blocking the trail itself. 


 Best season to go

 The best season to trek ruby valley is spring (March-May), summer (June- August), and autumn (September- November) With its bearable temperature, clear sky, and greenery, the trails are in the best condition, and views of the mountain ranges which collectively make this time the most ideal to trek. In winter and monsoon, there is quite heavy rainfall and snowfall which may also sometimes block the way to ruby valley. 


Food and accommodation

Accommodation- on your way to the ruby valley, you can either do a camping trek or stay in teahouses. Teahouses are cheaper than camping treks and don’t require much equipment to carry. Tea houses are small and meet your very necessities. They provide you with a room with two single beds which means you have to share your room. Clean blankets, pillows, and bed sheets are available. Hot water for your shower can be managed if you pay extra for it. One night stay in such teahouses might cost you around 300-500 NRS (3-5$) 

 Foods- the local foods are quite hygienic and very healthy. Many hot drinks are available there like ginger tea, lemon tea, garlic soup, etc. which is also very necessary for your trek. Meals cost around 2-3$ and hot drinks might cost you around 0.5-1$. 


Bus-road transportation facility is at least provided up to Shyabrubesi in this trek. You can get a bus from Kathmandu to Shyabrubesi which will take around an 8-9 hour drive. From Shyabrubesi you need to start your trek. The only way to ruby valley is by road transportation. 


Communication and electronics

On your way to Ruby valley, you can have internet access in most places especially when you are in lower altitudes. You can have mobile coverage or you can speak from your guide’s phone. It is better to use local SIM cards. If you want to use the telephone service of the teahouse you need to pay extra. Once you start reaching higher altitudes signals are still available but they are very poor. You will get enough places with electricity to charge your electronics but you also need to carry some extra batteries and a power bank. 



Guides are always available to help you. Either you can hire a local guide or if you are trekking through travel agencies they will manage a guide and porter for you. Guides have proper knowledge of directions, villages, accommodations, and food. They may charge you around 25-30 $ per day. Porters are more than happy to serve you by carrying all your stuff. But the basic weight for porters is 9 kilos. They may charge you extra for more belongings. They may charge you around 15-20$. If you do not have much belonging you can also share your porter with someone. 


TIMS - this card includes all the details about trekkers so this is mandatory for everyone. This cost you around 1000 NRS (10$).

Langtang National Park entry permit - this permit is required for everyone trekking to the ruby valley. This cost you 3000 NRS (30 $). there is a discount for SAARC countries and ccostsyou only 15$. 


Trek to the Ruby valley is quite easy and doesn’t need much experience. The walking hour is 4-5 hours per day. Still, you need to be physically and mentally fit to travel or trek anywhere. If you have mild sickness you can still travel with your doctor’s permission. However, if you have some serious sickness of the heart or lungs this trek is not recommended. It is likely to have mountain sickness so you must be hydrated throughout the way and eat nutritional foods. If you ever experience any kind of difficulties you can talk to your guides, Friends, or anyone near you. 

Other requirements 

Travel insurance- you can always purchase your travel insurance. It usually costs around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. It is important to mention or cover high altitudes since trekkers sometimes really need to be evacuated from helicopters. Travel Insurance depends on the details you have provided that’s why it’s important to notify them earlier about the altitudes you will be reaching.

 visas/passports - foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports before pbeforevisiting Nepal. The passport must hold a minimum of 6 months of visa validity from tthedate of arrival. They can have the Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport

Route to Ruby Valley  

Step 1- Arrival at Kathmandu

Step 2- Kathmandu- Shyabrubesi

8-9 hours drive

Step 3- Shyabrubesi- Chawatar-Gatlang

  1. 6 hours walk

Step 3- Gatlang - Parvati Kunda -Yuri Kharka-Somdang 

6-7 hours walk

Step 4- Somdang- Pangsang La

5-6 hours walk

Step 5- Pangsang La- Tipling - Chalish

5-6 hours walk

Step 6- Chalish- Hingdung-Neber Gaon

6 hours walk

Step 7- Neber Gaon - Kupchyat 

5 hours walk

Step 8- Kupchyat- Khading- Lapa Gaon

4-5 hours walk

Step 9- Lapa Gaon-Borang-Jharlang

5-6 hours walk

Step 10-Jharlang- Kuri - Kaniyabas

7-8 hours walk

Step 11- Kaniyabas- Kathmandu

6-7 hours drive

Step 12- Kathmandu 

The cost of the tour includes
Meeting at the hotel
Transportation to the hotel
Transportation costs
Entrance tickets
Food and drinks
Additional information
Book tour at least 7 days in advance
Tour suitable for children
Tour is suitable for the elderly

Important notes

This journey takes you around 15-16 days if you take proper rest and take a day off.