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October 10, 2019

Exploring the hidden treasure of Ruby valley

  • HB Kham
Ruby Valley
Ruby valley

Ruby valley trek is a new trekking destination in Nepal which lies in the Ganesh Himal region and is named after the precious stone Ruby found in plenty here.

This trek offers pleasing and spectacular sights of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, bewitching landscape and ruby. Different species of herbs and birds can be seen here.

The rare animals like Ghoral, Thar, barking deer, Red pandas, snow leopard, bear, tiger, wolf, musk deer, and monkeys are seen here.

Ruby valley trek
Ruby valley trek

The ruby valley trek starts at Dhadingbesi which is around 60 km from Kathmandu that can be traveled along the Mahendra highway by vehicle in three to four hours.

The trek pass through foothills of Tamang villages situated at higher levels. You will have to cross the Pangsang pass (3,850 m) along this trek. The homestays are available all across this trek.

The Ruby valley trek is one of the unexplored hidden treasures of Nepal and only a few tourists have explored this hidden destination. Rural lifestyle and shaman culture are some of the striking features of this trek.

Lake of Ruby Valley
Kalo and Seto Daha ( Black and white lake) of Ruby valley – Photo: Bam Sagar

You are advised not to trek into this valley without a guide as without guide you might be lost in the jungles of Ruby valley and it may be problematic for your safety and comforts.

The trek may take around 12 days for your life experience with exposure to rural ethnic cultures and new observation of rural life rarely frequented by the tourists.

Your trip also becomes cheaper as the rural home-stays are not so expensive as compared to those urban guesthouses and lodges.


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