The 12-day Ruby Valley Trek runs along the vicinity of the Ganesh Himal (7422m). It is called Ruby Valley because the Ganesh Himal has deposits of rubies. Likewise, it is comparatively an untouched hidden trekking route of Nepal. The region is a harmonious habitat of Tamang, Newar, Brahmin, and Chhetri communities. Similarly, the authentic culture of Tamang and Gurung locals is also enjoyable on the trek.
The Ruby Valley Trek is a perfect blend of culture among nature. The trails on the Ruby Valley Trek offer vistas of several Himalaya ranges like Ganesh, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar. The lush forests are habitats of various unique species of flora and fauna. The Tamang and Gurung communities give an insight into the authentic lifestyle of the hilly region.
Firstly, the Ruby Valley Trek begins with an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. From here, the actual trek starts as you head west towards Gatlang. Along the off-beat trails, you begin the trek through Tamang settlements. Next up on the trek is Somdang. The next trek crosses the Pang Sang Pass (3850m) and settles at Tipling. Pang Sang Pass is also the highest point of the trek. Here, you can enjoy the panorama of the Ganesh, Langtang, and Boudha Himal ranges. Further, you trek to Chalse Gaon and settle at Jharlang. The trek reaches its final stage when you visit the Ganga Jamuna waterfall and return to Kathmandu. The Ruby Valley Trek offers a chance to get a closer look at the village lifestyle.