Gatlang, Kathmandu, Syabrubesi

Ruby Valley Trek

The Ruby Valley trek lies between Manaslu Conservation area and Langtang National Park. The Ruby Valley trek is an interesting trek as it comprises of all kinds of landscape and walking conditions. It mostly includes flat lands, terraced farms, gradual and a steep climb, beautiful scenery of lush green forest and tall snow-capped peaks. This region is completely inhabited by the Tamang and the Gurungs following Buddhism. Their rich cultures and traditions are very fascinating as we will get to know their life style. Besides culture, stunning views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and many more are seen.

The trek begins with a long seven to nine hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi following the Trishuli river. The initial start point is Syabrubensi, otherwise known as the gateway to Langtang valley, where we head towards Gatlang. From here, you can already start seeing the Buddhist influence from the Tamang and Gurung locals. As we head to Somdang, beautiful scenery of terrain, green meadow and landscapes are seen. Trekking through dense forests of rhododendron flowers take us to the Tamang settlement of Tipling villageBuddhist monasteries and prayer flags surround the village. The following day, we head towards Chalish Gaun where we will be spending a day extra to acclimatize and to explore around. The Chalish village is said to have a scared natural hot spring. The locals wil be performing their traditional cultural show for our entertainment. After an eventful night, we will continue the trek to Jharlang crossing many suspension bridges, waterfalls, gorges to finally reaching Dharkha Village. The next day we will take the transport back to Kathmandu.

Tour Highlight
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley
  • Ruby mines in the mountains
  • Newly discovered trekking trails
  • Rejuvenate yourself in natural hot springs.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang and Gurung community.
  • Trek through majestic landscape rich in spectacular sight of the Himalayas.

A relatively untouched route, trek to Ruby valley is an experience worth cherishing. Filled with nature’s majesty and rich cultural experience, this trek near the capital is apt for  those seeking to experience something new.

Ruby valley trek
Ruby valley trek

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by TravHill representatives and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink followed by orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide. Evening is free to explore as own. Overnight stay at your hotel.


Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, your tour around Kathmandu will commence where you will be accompanied by a guide of your lingual preference. The tour will include a visit to the following places:
  • Boudhhanath: A major Buddhist stupa located at the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
  • Pashupatinath: The most revered temple by Hindus in Nepal, the temple carries a significance of mystical proportions and is a site to many important life events of Hindus.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square: An ancient palace and museum where one can explore the hidden culture, tradition and lifestyle. Also, it can be a center point to view the breathtaking art and architecture of the ancient times.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Kathmandu-Syabrubesi Drive (7-9 hours)

After early morning breakfast, the drive to Syabrubesi begins. You head out of Kathmandu to the highway, slowly heading towards the north along a main valley road. You will come across many beautiful views of the river, terraced fields, small villages and snowcapped mountains if the sky is clear. The road takes you to a little busy town called Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river, you will catch glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Passing through Dhunche will make you feel as though you are heading toards deep land. Then continuing the drive, we will arrive at Syabrubesi with many things to explore and a riverside hot spring.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Trek to Gatlang (6 hours)

Syabrubensi being our start point, we inaugurate our first day on the trail. Climbing to the west and passing through rural villages and terraced fields we get great scenic views of the nature. Trekking at the off beaten path, with our pace, the scenery is indeed peaceful and spectacular. Gatlang is an idyllic settlement inhabited mainly by people of the Tamang and Gurung ethnicity. The homes are closely connected. Above the village we can take a side-tour to visit a cheese production center and nearby pond that is considered sacred by locals and a festival site for Hindu pilgrims and the location offers a marvelous panorama.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Trek to Somdang (6-7 hours)

From the royal Gatlang, we lead above the village to a pilgrimage area with a pond and Hindu shrine. This sacred area is known as Parvati Kund and is especially busy during festivals. Our serene trail then passes through rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower) and pine forest with occasional open pastures. The forests are often seen to be more colorful and scenic during spring and summer. We then further trek to Khurpu Bhanjyang pass where the views are truly spectacular. Descending down into the valley to the west, through more serene and remote forested area, we eventually cross the Somdang River which is the border between the Dhadingand Rasuwa districts. We finally reach Dhading. Up the valley is a former mining compound that is no longer in operation. The collection of riverside lodges a few minutes down from the bridge is our destination.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Trek to Tipling via Pangsang Kharka pass (8-9 hrs)

Today, we descend towards Tipling, a village that houses Buddhist Gumbas and both Protestant and a Catholic church. The village is largely inhabited by people of the Tamang community, and the Tamang cultural show involving various forms of dances will sure be of delight to all trekkers.

Overnight stay at Tipling.


Tipling-Chalish Gaon Trek

The trek today will be a short and relaxed day as we trek our way to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalis Gaon. First, we descend down through the serene jungle and cross a tributary and then make a contour to the splendid village of Chalish Gaon which is an idyllic setting. About 100 m above Chailsh Gaon is Shertung village and both magnificent settlements leave a lot to explore, or just relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery of surrounding fields and lush valley below. Shertung and Chalish Gaon are inhabited mainly by Gurung, Tamang and Dalit people. Overnight at Chalish Gaon.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Trek to Jharlang

With an amazing day spent at Chalish Gaon, we bid it goodbye and make our way through rich and dense jungle scenery. We will pass through the scenic village of Borang, and then we continue through more dense jungle terrain. The route takes us through remote villages with beautiful surrounding fields and then we climb to Jharlang, a large settlement with spectacular views.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Trek to Darkha Bensi (830 m/2,710 ft) 6-7 hrs

Today being the last trekking day, the destination for today will be Dharkha Bensi. We make a pleasant hike down through beautiful territory of jungles and fertile fields and pleasant villages. It is a pleasant descent through a scenic valley to our destination near the road where we will arrange transport to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)

After an early morning breakfast, we will head back to the Kathmandu with a scenic drive offering a good look at the natural scenery and rural farmland of Nepal. Saying goodbye to the peaceful trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside, the bus will make one last climb which will take us back in the valley of the diversity of cultures, Kathmandu. You will then be dropped off to your respective hotels.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu to Syabru besi and Darkha Bensi to Dhading then back to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (18 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes:

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Accomodatioins, Meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.