Ruby Valley Cultural Trek- Trek through Pristine Route

Ruby Valley Cultural Trek is a newly opened trekking trail of Nepal which is considered as the hidden trail situated in the central region of Nepal. Ruby Valley is named after the precious stone – Ruby, as this valley, is said to have the deposits of the gem Ruby.

Situated between Langtang National Park and Manaslu Conservation Area, Ruby Valley Trek is one of the pristine trekking routes that serve the trekkers with varied geographical conditions, biodiversity, and culture.

This trek is a perfect alternative to appreciate the beauty of the unspoiled natural surroundings whilst letting the trekkers witness the exceptional culture of the inhabitants in the trekking routes. Ruby valley Ganesh Himal Region is populated originally by Tamang and Gurung to the north high land parts and Bramin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and some other are the lower parts as southern sides. Thus Ruby Valley Trek lets trekkers experience a fascinating cultural and biological variety of numerous Nepalese ethnic groups.

The trail Ruby Valley Trek comprises diverse landscape as it comprises flatlands, low terraced farms, spectacular meadows, passes, gradual and steep ascends, the beautiful backdrop of verdant coniferous forests and lofty snow-capped mountains. Trekkers can enjoy quintessential views of famous peaks including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and other mountains of western and central Nepal.

Ruby Valley trek is perfect for those who are seeking trekking in Himalayas of Nepal individually, family or school group.  It is the ideal trekking routes for the trekkers searching the pristine and less trodden route close to Kathmandu.

Ruby Valley’s Pristine Route

1. Gatlang Village (2,610m)

Gatlang village links with the Tamang heritage trail which is was developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (TRPAP) in 2012. It is a picturesque village inhabited by the Tamang ethnic community. The livelihood of this village relies on the field of terrace land. The houses built with wood crafted doors and windows and people adorned with beautiful ornaments and local costumes. If you are keen to climb 40 minutes uphill, you can take a side trip to the sacred Parvati Kunda-a natural alpine fresh lake. Named after the famous Hindu Goddess Parvati,  the Kunda holds religious significance as local folks gather every year to perform rituals. On a clear day, one can see the marvelous vistas of Langtang and Lirung Himal from the village.

2. Somdang (3,270m)

Somdang trail ascends through the forest of pine and rhododendron trees to Yuri Kharka before proceeding to Khurpa Bhanjyang. Further, continue to hike down to the Somdang River via Khurphu Bhanjyang that lead to Somdang village. The melodious chirping of birds, surrounded by tall trees and the clatter of the river makes the trek more pleasant and enjoyable. Along the trail, you can witness the soaring hills and trees towering towards you. The hike winds through a picturesque valley featuring the 200m Chukarma Waterfall.

3.Pangsa la Pass (3,850m)

Pangsa La Pass situated on the top of the Somdang village and Tipling village.  It is a spectacular vantage point with a wide panorama of the surrounding landscape. One can enjoy the soaking views majestic peaks like Langtang range in the east and Mount Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west.

The huge pasture adorned with a giant entry gateway and is a perfect site to view the extraordinary scenery.  Further, when you make it at the pass, you will have an awe-inspiring backdrop overlooking a quaint village Tipling at the bottom.

4. Tipling (2,078m)

Tipling village is an old quaint village that offers a close and commanding view of Mt. Ganesh Himal and a fascinating glimpse of mountain culture. The people living in these villages are predominantly Ghale and Tamang ethnic and some Blacksmith (kaami). The religious in the villages are Christian and Buddhist. The people residing in this village practice the culture similar to Tibet. People celebrate Mane Jatra during winter which has been followed for generations. Likewise, Jhakri or Bombo (Witchdoctors) can be seen performing during the Janai Purnima festival. Tipling hosts two Buddhist gompas as well as both Protestant and Catholic churches. Along a ridge top to the east is a monastery and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians covered with vibrant prayers flags.

5. Sherthung (1,875m)

The name Shertung signifies ‘place of gold’. According to a myth, it is said that two brothers found this place in search of gold.

Tamang people exhibit shaman dance and horse dance, which are thought to have been inspired by Tibetan culture. The Jhankri (shaman) tradition is still prevalent in this area with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local divinities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. They perform shaman practices as a healing ritual. In addition, trekkers can visit the blacksmith village of Sherthung to observe how the locals produce mostly tools and farm implements.

6.  Chalise Village (1,674m)

 Chalise is populated mainly by Gurung, Ghale, and Kami ethnic groups. The friendly people of this area have distinctive customs and craftsmanship. If you trek during the festive season, then trekkers get a chance to observe the traditional dance of locals such as Maruni Dance during Dashain and Tihar, Hai Nelo Dance of Tihar, and the Ghatu (Ghasiri Dance) that happens in Chandi Purnima.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the ideal season to trek Ruby Valley?

The ideal seasons to embark in Ruby Valley Trek are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). Every spring and autumn, the hills covered with numerous shades of rhododendron flowers, pines, oaks trees and wildflowers. The landscape dotted with undulating rivers, streams, and cascading waterfalls.

Do I need a permit to trek Ruby Valley?

To embark Ruby Valley Trek, trekkers need TIMS card and Langtang National Park entrance permit. Nepal Sanctuary Treks are happy to arrange the all necessary permits for trek.

What kind of accommodation is available along the Ruby Valley trail?

The teahouse and homestay comprise basic accommodation with a simple meal.  You will observe genuine Nepali tradition in their homestay with the warm hospitality of local people and taste a range of local organic and fresh cuisine.

How do you rate the difficulty of this trek?

Ruby Valley Trek is a moderate trek that does not demand physical training and trekking skills. The walking parts of these trips are moderate and should not exceed 6-7 hours a day. We advise to prepare yourself for trekking by setting a workout schedule. 

How do we make contact with emergency services if necessary?

If ever the need arises, tour trekking crew can establish immediate communications with rescue crews and medical personnel. In the event of urgent evacuation, we try to do an immediate helicopter rescue and sends it back to the hospital in Kathmandu. For a safety measure, our trekking leader checks your pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation level, assessing your acclimatization status using the Lake Louise system and oximeter chart on a daily basis. 

Do we need to bring a mattress?

Every teahouse and homestay have a mattress which is pretty simple and basic in some places. It would be great to bring a rolled-up mattress with you.

How do we get our daily water during the trek?

In every teahouse and homestay, you can find the natural stream and tap water.  The bottled water is available in some places. We would like to suggest you bring water purification tablets with you to treat the water. 

Can we rent a sleeping bag in Kathmandu?

Yes, you can rent a sleeping bag in Kathmandu. The daily charge for the bag is USD 1.5 per day.

Will there be electricity in homestay/tea house for charging phones?

The homestay and teahouses have access to electricity for charging phones except at Pang Sa La Pass teahouse. For charging devices, there are central plug points in the communal dining area of teahouse/homestay. They will charge a small amount for charging the phone or camera batteries. (Note: There are no power socket in the room). 

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Best Short Treks for Spring and Autumn 2020

Join short treks in spring 2020 and mark the calendar. Seek to escape the everyday lives and relish the delight of the mountains. Trekkers can combine trekking with other activities as well such as safari, rafting, bird watching, mountain flight and many more. 

Nepal rewards every trekker with magnificent vistas of snow blanketed mountain, verdant meadows, high elevation glaciers, a marvelous assortment of flora and fauna along with the exotic culture. The existence of the immense Himalayas in the region and the incredible landscape provide the country the tag of being one of the perfect trekking places on the earth.

The country promises a number of thrilling treks, and they are not just the popular trails but also some exciting off-the-beaten and newly discovered trails. The Himalayas provides numerous trekking routes, which range from being easy, moderate to extremely challenging. Such trails are a blend of exquisite wildlife man-made structures, beautiful scenery, cultural experiences, religious delights and much more.

To savor the adventure of trekking like never before, try the incredible short treks in Nepal. The short trek is ideal for both novice and proficient trekkers, family with children, solo and school groups.

Also if you’ve limited time, and you’re keen to escape to the wild, these short treks in Nepal are perfect for mini adventures. On these short Himalayan treks, you’ll get to spend a few nights out in remote areas, enjoy staying at a local tea house and camping experience and witness some remarkable sights.

 Nepal trekking is an experience that you would not want to miss out on if you’re an adventure devotee. Here is the list of top short trekking trails in Nepal where you can make memories that are forever to keep in 2020.

1.  Pikey Peak: Renowned for superb Himalayan range

Located in the lower Everest region Pike Peak is one of the beautiful and less trodden trekking trails.  From the Pikey peak 4,065 meters, you can witness the superb views of the eight of the world’s peaks over 8000 meters including Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu 8,463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m, in addition to several other breathtaking snow-capped mountains.

This peak is popular for its amazing sunrise and sunset views. It is a really spectacular sight taking in innumerable giant peaks to the north and deep valleys dropping away into the clouds to the south. The vistas from Pikey Peak is said to have been Sir Edmund Hillary’s preferred view in all of Nepal. This Pikey Peak Trek is ideal for those who prefer to see the finest view of Everest and beautiful landscapes within a few days.

Trekking in the Pikey Peak region has been gaining popularity due to rewarded quiet trails, scrumptious home-made meals from local produce and incomparable backdrops of Everest along with accompanying peaks. This newly discovered trekking route definitely offers trekkers with the off-beaten trail trekking experience. 

2.     Langtang Trek: Valley of Glacier

“Nepal Sanctuary Treks organized 11-day trek into the Langtang Valley for our family (two parents, two teenagers).  Fantastic as per past experiences. They care for their staff, have a genuine commitment to the places and people that you visit and walk the talk in terms of a responsible future of tourism in Nepal. ” Matt Francey & Maggie Scott

Situated about 30 km north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border and extending in an east-west direction, Langtang is encircled on the north by the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. 

Langtang is beautiful and famous for its diverse vegetation and villages with affluent culture. What sets this trek apart is its incomparable experience. Everything about this trek is aesthetically pleasing: authentic picturesque hamlets, snow-capped peaks, sweeping glaciers, ancient monasteries, alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake, diverse flora, and fauna.

The trek also takes you through the rose tree and the dense bamboo woodland to the snow-blanketed peaks which comprise Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m), DorjeLakpa, and the only 8,000 m high peak in Tibet, Shisha Pangma.

While hiking to the Kyangjin Ri Peak one can see the imposing 360-degree vistas of the massifs of Langtang Region. Together with Kyangjin Gompa, there are numerous other monasteries that can be spotted during the trek. Gosaikunda Lake is an incomparable destination for spirituality. The Lake is bounded by other Lakes and bordered by the snowy peaks.

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3. Gokyo Lake Trek: The highest freshwater lake system in the world

The glittering, crystal clear turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most remarkable sights. They encompass the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters comprising six lakes.

Trekkers get an opportunity to ascend to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) that rewards trekkers with the incredible views of soaring mighty peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Makalu.

One of the main attractions of the trek is the remarkable Khumbu Glacier which is also the largest glacier in the entire Himalayan region of Nepal. The quaint & tranquil lake in the Dudh Koshi Valley overlooks the majestic Everest and will certainly make your jaw drop. It’s simply spectacular to see the tranquil valley comprises wide meadows for yaks to graze throughout summer and indulges in the serenity of the Gokyo Lake.

The perfect period to do the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is in the seasons of spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December). 

4.  Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Witness endless beauty of Annapurna region

Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this enjoyable trek takes you deep into the mountains. The location of the base camp is so wonderful, set amid the impressive six major peaks over 7200 meters comprising Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. & fishtail peak. Likewise other mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m).

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking most preferred and well-known moderate nature trekking trails in Nepal that incorporated paddy fields, colorful rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, fluted glaciers, affluent culture, natural hot spring, suspension bridges, cascading rivers and waterfalls and varied landscapes.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek trail looks dazzling in spring since the entire forest on the trail turns red, pink and white with shrub flowers. This trek is also popular for its many stone steps and which you will experience from Hille to Ulleri with a very steep segment taking up to 2 hours.

There are some memorial chortens and stupas to visit in ABC and one in specific is dedicated to one of the most well-known mountaineers, Anatoli Boukreev who was an important figure in the rescue on Mount Everest noted by Jon Krakauer in his book, Into Thin Air.

5. Amadablam Base Camp- The most beautiful mountain in the world

Trek to Amadablam incorporated culture, adventure, and world-class mountain viewing. This trek provides an opportunity to get closer to the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Literally, the term Ama Dablam means Mother’s Necklace. When we view Mt. Ama Dablam it looks like to be an arm of the mother protecting her child on each side. And, a hanging glacier signifies the shape of a pendant worn by a Sherpa woman.

Trekking towards the base camp of Ama Dablam, one of the planet’s most attractive mountains is a lifetime wish of passionate travelers as the trials to the mesmerizing place comprises ascend and descend that traverse verdant low land, alpine woodlands, glaciers, cascading rivers.  On the cultural side, the trek provides an opportunity to explore the traditional way of life of the highlanders, their culture, practices, and festivities

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6.     Lamjung Trek: Camping under the stars

Situated south of the Manaslu range and north of Gorkha, Lamjung Himal Trek takes you through the affluent cultural heritage of Gurung village to the unexploited area of Lamjung. Lamjung Himal is low altitude trek that cuts through the unique and diverse terrain from low land picturesque hamlets and terraced fields up to the high hills.

The route presents a beautiful verdant valley, monasteries, rhododendron forest, varied species of vegetation and mountain ridges. Trekkers get a chance to encounter local welcoming people and get a rare insight into the preserve cultural heritage and tradition.

Throughout the trek, the trekkers get to witness the imposing vistas of majestic Himalayan backdrop comprising the Annapurna Himalayan range, the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, and Manaslu Himalayan range. The best time to do Lamjung trek is during autumn (Mid-September to December) and spring (March to May).

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7.  Khopra Ridge Community Trek: Classic Trekking adventure

Khopra Ridge has emerged to be the best off-beat trek in Nepal. The trail of this trek goes off the busy trekking trail and presents wonderful mountain backdrop, wilderness, and varied terrain from forest to high alpine, diverse culture and classic trekking adventure in the Himalayas. .In addition, the trekkers get to stay at community-based lodges set up by local villagers. From Khopra ridge vantage point, the trekker is rewarded with panoramic views of the magnificent peaks such as Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Varaha Shikhar and many more.

If you believed the Grand Canyon was full of deep gorges, on this trek you can overlook the deepest gorge in the world — Kali Gandaki from the ridge. It divides the summits of the Dhaulagiri range from the Annapurna range. The religious attraction of this trail is the sacred Khaire Lake, which is located at 4,600 meters from the sea level. The ideal time to do the journey would be in autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May).

8.     Poonhill Mulde View Point Trek: Spectacular Vantage Point

Poon Hill (3,210m) and Mulde Sunrise trek are one of the shortest and most desirable trekking destinations in Nepal where you can savor the marvels of nature and culture of Nepal with your entire family, solo or school groups. This ever-popular trekking trail takes you to the charming ethnic villages and accomplishes your craving to be in close proximity to the massive snow-capped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

The trek offers the marvelous Himalaya trekking experience with no stresses of altitude sickness. Trekking the main trail to well-known Poon Hill, you’ll also be getting the chance to go a little off the beaten route to Mulde (3,640m) — which considered the best hill for sunrise, sunset views.

Further, Mulde viewpoint offers to witness the world’s renowned Kali Gandaki river gorge, numerous mountainous hills, lush forests, diverse flora and fauna which is well-preserved by the Annapurna conservation area project.

9. Mardi Himal Trek: Hidden Gem of Annapurna region

Want to get closer to the almighty mountains, experience the real local culture and get into the wilderness but don’t have sufficient time? Then, the Mardi Himal trek is the ideal option for you. Mardi Himal is the best alternative short route to escape away from the bustling of the other trekking routes.

This trek is a hidden gem, just east of Annapurna Base Camp, marvelously located at the foothill of Mardi Himal. This trek amazes trekkers with an exclusive and fascinating natural and rich cultural assortment from starting to the endpoint. The region is also renowned for affluent biodiversity and panoramic scenery.

Throughout the journey, the trekkers’ winds through delighted rhododendron forests, quaint villages, lush rolling hills, waterfall, varied flora, and fauna, bloomed aromatic flowers, sparkling rivers until you ascend out of the forest at the altitude around 3,300 meters. The terrain dramatically changes from spectacular valleys, lush forest, into an uneven soaring silvery mountain landscape, with superb vistas of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. These peaks play hide and seek with you whilst you ascend to the Mardi Himal base camp. You’ll find them soaring above the sky, right in front of you!

The ideal time for Mardi Himal trek is from autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During spring the entire trail covered with colorful rhododendron flowers which are completely spectacular particularly and as the altitude gain, the terrain change.

10. Kathmandu Rim valley Trek: Explore medieval cities, villages with mountain views

If you have limited time and want to embark trekking with the blend of nature and culture, then Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is another option. This trek is a well-known trekking destination around Kathmandu valley and sightseeing places around the valley. Kathmandu valley rim trek takes you to different popular places like Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Panauti and several temples and stupas. You’ll sightsee prehistoric cities and settlements along a short trek and wake up to magnificent views of the Himalaya.

Whilst you savor the superb views of almighty Himalayas, the trekkers will be fascinated by the mystic sunrise over the Himalayas. So this trekking is definitely the perfect way to experience nature and culture around. Even though the journey goes around natural and cultural surroundings, it always brings some breathtaking Himalayan views too.

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11. Ruby Valley Cultural Community Trek- Ethnic Villages and Passes

Ruby Valley Cultural Community Trek is a newly explored trail where trekkers experience secluded trails and rare insights of a rural lifestyle. If you wish some first-hand experience than tourist hub trek routes, then Ruby Valley Trek is the one to explore.

Since, this is a very new trekking trail in Nepal, lodges, and guesthouses have not been established yet so home-stay is the mode of accommodation, which lets you get a first-hand experience of Nepalese countryside life as you stay with locals and share their food. The region host diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, etc. But Tamang who are Buddhists forms the majority of settlers.

During trek, trekkers traverse several passes like Pangsala pass (3,850 m /12,631 ft.) and Khurpa Pass (3,610m/11,843 ft.)  that present superb vistas of Mt. Ganesh I, locally called Yangra peak (7422m), Ganesh II (7118m), Lapsang Karbo (7043m), Pabil (7,104m), Manaslu and Langtang.

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11. Tamang Heritage Trek- Traditional villages of ancient hill tribe with primitive traditions

Tamang Heritage trail is recently discovered trail and feature off the beaten trails experience which highlights a primeval lifestyle of people. These trails are away from the busier trails and put the main stress on culture than some of the more classic trails.

The trail is predominately resided by the Tamang ethnic community who are the oldest horse merchants who migrated between Nepal and ancient Tibet. The civilizations and practices of the region are influenced by Tibetan culture. Indeed, numerous of the dwellers of this area have traveled from Tibet and many have converted their surname to that of Tamang.

Tamang Heritage Trail treks present an entire wilderness experience where trekkers walk through the less-trodden path, quaint villages of Tamang ethnic groups, and explore virtually unexploited culture lifestyle, customs, and crafts.

Likewise, warm hospitality by the locals rich in their unique vibrant dress and ornaments, their houses built with beautiful wood crafted doors and windows are the main highlights of this trek. The cluster authentic hamlets with the backdrop of magnificent snow-clad mountain ranges, terraced fields are simply breathtaking. If you are trekking in March-April, the entire trail is dominated by colorful rhododendron flowers.

Frequently asked questions about short treks in Nepal

Q 1: What is tea house trekking? How is it organized?

In Nepali, the word for tea house is known as Bhatti that caters freshly cooked meals and accommodation for the night. Originally, teahouses were little shops where trekkers could take a break for a rest and a cup of tea. Gradually, as more and more visitors start to discover the mountains in Nepal, these tea houses have established into complete lodges offering meals and accommodation to trekkers. And it’s not a place where you will only be served tea. Nevertheless, it’s where you will get home-prepared meals and where you can also spend the night.

To know more about Tea house link the article below:

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Q2: What is Camping Trekking? How is it organized?

Camping is a classic style of trekking conducted where the trekking takes place in remote areas and the place where there are fewer tea house lodges. The camping trekking is based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps. Camps are set up in various areas of the trekking route. Our team of leaders, guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters will accompany our clients and take care of all the technical and logistical parts during camping treks. We will have our meals at the camps where our cooks prepared and serve scrumptious meals for our clients.

Q 3. What is the best season to trek in Nepal? 

Trekking in Nepal can be carried out all the year-round. Nepal comprises four major seasons and each season has its distinct attractions to offer. To know more about seasons please refer to the link

Q 4. Should I be fit for short trekking?

For the easy, moderate and low elevation trekking the trekkers do not need technical or previous trekking experience. However, it is recommended to do jogging, swimming, walking and bicycling for a few weeks before the trekking commences. To learn more please click the link

 Q 5. How many hours do I walk in a day during the short trekking?

You will walk normally for about 3-6 hours per day.

Q 6. What is the suggested packing list for a trek?

Gears required depends upon destination and season you plan to trek. However, Trekking shoes, down jackets, sleeping bags, hiking poles are the important ones. Learn More

Q 7. Does your company organize solo trek?

Nepal Sanctuary Treks organize trekking holidays to solo female and male trekkers.  All programs are prepared by the travel specialist to suit clients’ personal needs and preferences. To know more about it refer to the link

Q 8. Do I need to get a visa to travel to Nepal? What are the documents required to visit Nepal?

All nationals must hold a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. An entry visa for all except Indians for Nepal is required. You need to arrange these prior to departure with the relevant embassy/consulate or you even get a visa on arrival. Learn more:  Visa and Documents requirement

Q 9:  Can I apply for the visa online?

You can get visa online – filling the form and following the step by step procedure at

Q 10. Are there any age limits to do short treks in Nepal’s Himalayas?

There are no age restrictions for trekking. Lower altitude regions are ideal for a family with children even solo and school groups.

Q 11. What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude sickness, the mildest form being acute mountain sickness (AMS), is the negative health result of high elevation, which happened by speedy exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. To know more about Altitude sickness link  the article: Altitude Mountain Sickness: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Q 12. Does your company organize Family?

 The trekking trails for family range from easy to moderate hiking trail with beautiful mountain and Himalayan views to enjoy the local culture and villages. We designed the program considering the children’s age, family trekker’s interest preference and let trekker walk on their own pace, take numerous breaks and generate new stamina to walk more. Learn more about tips and age range for a family trek.

Q13: Does your company organize the CAS trip?

Over the last 20 years, Nepal Sanctuary Treks has made the CAS trip (Creativity, Action, and Service) for several schools. Specifically, our school trip to Nepal is customized to your learning requirements and our specialty centered in handling school groups on special missions, keeping in mind the anxiety of parents and teachers when sending children away on such excursions. If you want to learn more about CAS Trip in Nepal, have a look at CAS Blog.

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Ruby Valley Trek – Ethnic Villages, Lakes and Passes

Ruby Valley Trek is authentic and undisturbed trekking route of Nepal. This region is not explored extensively and provides the experience of unspoiled traditional Tamang and Gurung villages, their culture and lifestyle. If you desire some new experience than tourist hub trek routes, then Ruby Valley Trek is the one to explore.

Why Ruby Valley Trek

Ruby Vally Trek is a rare and unique trek, just like the precious stone Ruby itself. Ruby Valley is one of the unexplored trekking routes in Nepal. It is also called the secret path because not many people travelers take the journey.

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Trekking in Ruby Valley

Ruby Valley Trekking is perfect for individuals eager to experience something new or out of the ordinary. Unlike other trekking routes, trekking in Ruby Valley is different in many aspects. Some uniqueness of Ruby Valley Trek:

  • New, Unexplored Trekking Routes: Unlike other trekking routes with a distinct path, destination, luxury hotels, and transportation, Ruby Valley Trek is uncharted territory. You will be going through small traditional villages, through their barns and houses to next destination and so on. There is no fixed trail which increases the natural experience of a trek in the Ruby Valley region.
  • Local Homestay and Home Made Food: There are very few hotels on the trail of Ruby Valley so that you will be staying in local homes with the residents. You will also eat in local homes, have a conversation with peoples, know about their lives. Most of the stops will be in individual homes. Unlike staying in hotels, you will experience how it feels to live in a wooden and mud-built houses and eat locally produced cooked with firewood.
  • Visit of Authentic Tanamg and Gurung Villages: Ruby Valley trek route passes through some of the most authentic and undisturbed ethnic villages of different ethnic groups of Nepal. The trek passes through ancient Tamang and Gurung villages. The trek passes through foothills and lowland farm terraces of the local residents. The trail is actually these farms. You will literally walk in a field of wheat or rice, depends on the season of cultivation.
  • Ganesh Himal Close View and other mountains view: The Ruby Valley Trekking route falls between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park. The trail is near the Ganesh Himal region so during the trek Ganesh Himal Range is observed from very close. In the course of the trek, other mountains like Annapurna Range, Langtang Valley, Twin Waterfall: Ganga Jamuna is seen.
  • Passes and Lakes: The Ruby Valley Trek passes through several passes. The highest pass during the trek is Sing La Pass (4050m). Some of the other passes are Pangsang pass (3850m), Kalo Kunda, Seto Kunda and Mangni Pass. The trek also passes through small but magnificent lakes. Some of the lakes seen in the trek are Kalo Kunda and Seto Kunda. These are very popular lakes. Rubies are mined around these lakes, and the lakes themselves are said to possess mystical powers. 
  • Rare and Endangered Birds and Animals: The Ruby Valley trek is unique because of the number of animals and birds seen from this route. The biodiversity in this area is outstanding. The area homes musk deer, Jharal goats, wild boars and, Langur monkeys. Pheasants and partridges also live in this area. Medically popular and strange, reportedly, aphrodisiac, caterpillar-fungus, Yarshagumba, is also harvested in the nearby highlands of villages found in this trekking route.

Ruby Valley Trekking route isn’t explored as much as other well-known trekking routes. Ruby Valley area lack tea houses and necessary infrastructure and other forms of lodging. Therefore, homestay is a standard option for accommodation and fooding on this trek. On some occasion, camping and tenting can also be an option for added experience.

Why choose Nepal Sanctuary Trek for Ruby Valley Trek?

Ruby Trekking is a new route and remains mostly unexplored. Trekking in these regions alone will prove substantially difficult. We have local guides who hails from Ruby Valley and knows the area very well. A guide with vital knowledge on the travel location and what to look for in the trekking route be the difference between an exception trekking journey and a very poor one. For an excellent guide who knows the terrain well and can attend to your travel needs, we are the best option for this trekking route.

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