Ruby Valley Trek


Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Valley Trek in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal is one of the least explored hidden trekking trails. The trek got its name as Ruby Valley as the Ganesh Himal region has deposits of the gem ruby. The mining is not that significant but this whole region has high deposits of minerals, including this the red precious stone. Ruby valley trek is a quiet and tranquil trek with a striking panorama of magnificent Himalayas. Ruby Valley trek lies in between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park. Along with the majestic view of Ganesh Range, Lamjung Himal(6,800m), Langtang Lirung (7,300m), Manaslu (8,163m) and several other peaks, we also witness two amazing waterfalls, Ganga and Jamuna. Ruby Valley Trek is a package of outstanding scenery with diverse culture and traditions of Tamang, Chhetri and Gurung society. Home to diverse species of herbal plants and minerals like ruby, crystal and zinc, the trail is even more beautiful as we get a glimpse of exotic floras and faunas.


Trip Code WPP-003-RVT
Destination Nepal
Altitude 3337m
Region Langtang Region
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Moderate
Accomodation Hotel, Lodge, Home Stay & Tent
Duration 20 Days


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompanied by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATM's, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.

A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with an Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m/4,790ft)

After morning breakfast, we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hours drive. You will witness lovely scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as the green landscape of hillock, rivers, and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards low land. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further to Dhunche. We descend to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.   

Day 4: Trek from Syafrubesi – Chawatar - Gatlang (2,238m/7,342ft)

We will trek from Sybrubensi to Gatlang through Chawatar. The trail ascends through the dusty and winding motor road to Chawatar and then to Gatlang. Gatlang is a very popular village in Tamang Heritage Trail. The main inhabitants of this village are the Tamang ethnic group and they have very unique customs and lifestyle. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 5: Trek from Gatlang – Parvati Kunda – Kharka – Somdang (3,258m/10,688ft)

Parvati Kunda is situated just above Gatlang. We will start to climb uphill reaching the famous sacred Kunda    which draws many pilgrims during Janai Purnima. From here, the trail continues along the pine and rhododendron forests leading us to Yuri Kharka. After resting for a while, we follow the trail that continues to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then descends to Somdang River. Overnight in Somdang. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 6: Trek from Somdang - Pangsang Pass (3,830m/12,565ft)

A short day walk from Somdang village will take us to Pangsang Pass. It is the best viewpoint for    enjoying the beautiful panoramic views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range. We can see the beautiful Ganesh Himal (7422m). In the ancient days, the region was used to trade herbs and cattle to Tibet. Few lodges are being built at Pangsang Pass but we will stay in our tented camp for the night.

Day 7: Trek from Pangsang Pass – Tipling – Shertung – Chalise Gaon (1,875m/6,151ft)

Today, we will descend to Tipling from Pangsang. We cross the Pangsang pass (3830m) and reach Pansan Kharka which is a pastureland for the local cattle herders. The trail continues along the rocky ridge until it crosses Adha Khola. From here we will ascend to the sister villages named Shertung and Chalise Gaon. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 8: Trek from Chalise Gaon – Hindung ( Gomba Danda) (2,402m/7,880ft)

It will be a short four to five hours of a trek to Hindung village also known as Gomba Danda. We will walk the entirety of the trek along the Tatopani Khola while enjoying the lush green hills and mountain peaks in the distant horizon. Local people of this region collect Yarsagumba (a medicinal herb) at the highlands of Hindung. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 9: Trek from Hindung – Thulo Dhunga (3,337m/10,948ft)

Today will also be a short day hike continuing through steep uphill with the beautiful views of the mountains of this region. The trail continues through the seasonal meadow lands used for grazing the cattle by the locals which open to a huge open green field. It is the best-suited place for camping. Overnight at Thulo Dhunga in a tented camp.

Day 10: Exploration Day

Today we will explore the valley beginning with an ascent to Dorba Danda from where we can clearly view the Ganesh Himal (7422m). The mesmerizing view is unforgettable. We will see the Seto Kunda and the Kalo Kunda situated at the base of the Himalaya. This Kunda is supposed to have mystical powers and it is believed that trekkers are blessed by these Kunda. We will descend back to Thulo Dhunga. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek back from Thulo Dhunga to Hindung ( Gomba Danda) (2,402m/7,880ft)

The trek retraces the same path along the jungle. The beautiful mountains surrounding us from each side are sure to fascinate us throughout the trek. The incredible biodiversity of the region is amazing and will awe us as we make the descent to Hindung. We will be welcomed by the Pasang Dolma Gate on our return to Hindung. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 12: Trek from Hindung-hot springs-Richetgaon/Kapur Gaon (1,776m/5,826ft)

Our trail passes through a hot spring where we will take a refreshing short bath and continues along the stone paved staircases build by the British Gurkhas of Nepal. We will cross Tirgaon on our way to Richetgaon. The trek today takes us along gorgeous hills and lush vegetation to finally lead us to Richetgaon. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 13: Trek from Richetgaon / Kapur Gaon – Lapa –Khalding (2,025m/6,653ft)

Today our trail continues from Richetgaon. It is a small Gurung settlement with about 30 houses. The trail continues along the farmlands of rice and barley to Lapa Gaon which is the largest Gurung village in this region. Kapur Gaon is situated just above the Lapa Gaon. On reaching the Kapur Goan, we can enjoy the locals dancing on their cultural song and can have the typical meal prepared by the Gurungs. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 14: Trek from Khalding to Magne Goth (2,936m/9,632ft)

Magne Goth is a famous place for ruby extraction. Our trail today ascends uphill through the dense and verdant rhododendron forest leading us to Magne Goth which is situated at the height of 2936m. Following a relatively shorter trek, we can explore the area and visit the areas around the extraction site too.  Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 15: Trek from Magne Goth – Lapu Danda (1,250m/4,101ft)

Today after crossing the Magne Goth we will enter Gorkha District. The trail descends steeply to the Chote Khola and from there climbs to the forested landscapes with the beautiful mountain views of Manaslu Himal (8163m). We will cross many small settlements like Dhonjet, Kartunje, and Manbu. After crossing the Manbu village we will re-enter to the Dhading district where the Lapu Danda is situated. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Lapu Danda – Ganga Jamuna

We can enjoy the magnificent views of Himalchuli (7853m), Shringi peaks, and the Ganesh Range. We will continue to ascend through the trail passing along the farmlands of Besari. The beautiful mountains can be seen along our way. The trail continues up to the twin waterfall Ganga and Jamuna. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 17: Trek from Ganga Jamuna – Tripura Sundari

Today will be our last day of trekking and we will continue along the trail descending gradually through the farmlands, small settlements, and a few waterfalls to reach Tripura Sundari. We will cross the beautiful Akhu River before entering the Tripura Sundari. We can reflect upon the successful completion of the trek on the final day. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 18: Drive from Tripura Sundari – Kathmandu

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of Manaslu range. Along five to six hours of a drive will take us to the Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel. You can either rest or shop for gifts and souvenirs in the local marketplaces. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Leisure day at Kathmandu. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Day 20: Departure

 Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.


  • Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
  • Hotel in KTM (Nepali Ghar) for 2 nights pre and two nights post-trek, including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
  • City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Swyambhunath,
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during the city tour,
  • Transportation KTM – Sybrubesi – Tripura Sundari - KTM,
  • Langtang National Park entrance fee,
  • Tims (Trekkers Information Management System) card,
  • Tents during the trek,
  • Accommodations including food during trek,
  • Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
  • Guide & Porter during the trek,
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map,
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff.


  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on the trek,
  • Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services,
  • Additional tips for a tour guide,
  • Personal purchases.


1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number

2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)

3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
  • Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
  • Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots

4.0 Headwear

  • Sun Cap
  • Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
  • Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)

5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
  • 6.0 Footwear
  • Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
  • Slipper (1 Pair)

7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Sleeping bag Liner
  • Inflatable Pillow

8.0 Trekking Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens
  • Spare Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner
  • Lock Carabiner

9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L

10.0 Sun stuff

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)

11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag

12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)

13.0 Medical / First Aid

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products

14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Camera
  • Trails Maps
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer


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