Ruby Valley Trek

Trip Duration

10 Days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude






Group Size


Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Ruby Valley Trek Overview

Ruby valley trek is relatively a short, less explored yet very beautiful tourist destination. It lies at the base of Ganesh Himal, in between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area. The highest altitude reached in this trek is 3850m, (Pangsang La). From here, stunning views of Lamjung Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, etc are visible.


Besides the beautiful view of snow-capped mountains, the trail to Ruby valley comprises hundreds of rare flora and fauna. Many endangered animals like musk deer, snow leopard, wild boar, etc are found here.


Tamang, Chhetri, and Gurung people populate the Ruby Valley. hence, you also get to experience the amazing hospitality and cultures of these people. Ruby valley got its name after the rare minerals available here like crystals, Zinc, and Ruby.


Ruby valley is also home to 3 beautiful and holy lakes named Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda, and Ganesh Kunda along with a number of monasteries, and temples. The trail to Ruby valley also passes through two amazing waterfalls named Ganga and Jamuna. Basically, the trek to Ruby valley is a combination of nature, diverse cultures, and holy sites.


Trekkers should have some prior hiking experience and be in decent physical shape. For a secure and pleasurable walk, it’s also critical to have the right gear and a professional guide.

Highlights of Ruby Valley Trek

  • Experience Tamang and Gurung culture.
  • Diverse flora and Fauna of Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Close-up view of Ganesh Himal Range and Annapurna range.
  • Pass through the Langtang valley and Ganga Jamuna waterfall.

Trip Map

Difficulties of Ruby Valley

The Ruby valley trek is very remote with rugged trails and steep roads. Even though it is relatively short it can be very tiring. Thus, the trek to Ruby valley is considered challenging.


You will be trekking for 6-7 hours per day which requires an excellent level of fitness. Physical, as well as mental fitness, is a very important part of this trek. It is important to build muscle, ankle, and knee strength so that you do not have any problems during the journey. It is better to exercise, run, jog, and have healthy food before your journey starts.


The highest altitude here is Pangsang la (3850m). There is also a risk of altitude sickness on this trek. Even though you will have opportunities for good acclimatization, there is still a low risk of altitude sickness. 

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness 

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food 
  • Have enough rest
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol 

Medicines for mountain sickness 

  • Acetazolamide 
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea)

Trekking Equipment List

Woolen t-shirts/shirts/thick sweaters. Backpack/Duffle bag
Thermal top/bottoms Passport
Jackets (Fiber or down) Passport size photographs
Raincoat Permit and travel insurance
Pair of sandals Suns cream and lip balm
Underwear Travel towel
Trekking trousers Wash kit
Sleeping trousers First aid kit
Hiking shorts Power bank
Waterproof pants Summer/winter hat
Daypack Buff/bandana
Sleeping bag/Sleeping bag liner Water bottles and water purifiers
Hiking boots Trekking poles
Hiking shocks Charger/adapter
Camp shoes Money/cash
Gloves and beanies Camera
Snow glasses and sunglasses trekking map
Down jacket/Gore-Tex Toiletries
Neck gaiter Water purification
Sun hat/woolen hat Water bottles

Other Requirements

Travel Insurance

Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.


Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month. 




If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.      

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:


1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival.
3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.



1) A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2) The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3) A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4) All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.


Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip


Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Person
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Best season to trek Ruby valley
The best season to trek ruby valley is in spring (March-May), and autumn (September- November). Considering its bearable temperature, clear sky, greenery, the trails which are in the best condition, views of mountain ranges these seasons are certainly the best seasons. In winter and monsoon, there is quite heavy rainfall and snowfall which may also sometimes block the way to ruby valley. The trails are very slippery and muddy due to heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
Food and accommodation
There are enough teahouses available throughout the way. They are small and provide very basic facilities. They have a small room with twin sharing beds, mattresses, blankets, and pillows. Toilets and bathrooms however have to be shared. They also provide home-cooked healthy food like Dal, Bhat, fresh vegetables, noddle, soup, bread, eggs, pasta, etc. As you reach a higher altitude, the teahouses are very limited.
The gateway to Ruby valley is Shyabrubesi to which a bus is available from Kathmandu which takes approx. 8-9 hours drive. Once you reach Shyabrubesi, you need to start trekking to reach Ruby valley.
Electronics and communication
The teahouses in Ruby valley offer all the necessary facilities like electricity for charging your phones or other electronics. Communication services like telephones or you can just use local SIM cards for the phone coverage. There is also internet available in many teahouses. As you approach higher altitudes, the facilities are still available but might be very limited.
Guides and porters
Ruby valley is a very less explored area with very few numbers of people trekking. It is not likely to meet many people on the way. Without a travel guide to give you the right directions, and information about the places, your trek would be quite difficult. They usually charge 30-35$ per day. Porters carry all your stuff and help you with the burden. They usually charge 25$ per day.
Permits and fees
1) Langtang National Park SAARC countries- 1500 NRS (15$), excluding VAT NON-SAARC countries- 3000 NRS (30$), excluding VAT 2) Manaslu Conservation Area- 2000NRS (20$) 3) TIMS- 1000NRS (10$)

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