Rupinala pass trekking description:
Manaslu Rupina La Pass trek has been opened in 1991 officially by the government of Nepal, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. Having become known as “Japanese Mountain” much of the information about the area was available in Japanese. The Japanese continued to dominate the climbing scene of Manaslu until 1971. A few trekkers including peripatetic Hugh Swift Managed to obtain the trekking permit for the region but otherwise this trek always has been the domain of the mountaineering expedition.
Manaslu Rupina La pass trekking is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating circumnavigating Manaslu peak 29 (7871m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Baudha (6672m). Mostly Manaslu Rupina La pass trekking trails cover with Tibetan culture. Manaslu Rupina La pass trekking offer superb view of Himalayan panorama, Lush valleys, beautiful landscape, wild animals and birds. We cross the Rupina-La (4643m) and descend to the Marsyangdi river and further trek down to Besi Sahar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu. Since Manaslu Rupina La pass trekking trail has been found in 2005 by the depth research of Gokyo Treks & Expedition P. Ltd. Since then we are organizing this trip as a regular basis.
Highlights of Rupinala pass trek
Relaxing with different culture and most challenging special trek in remote of Nepal,Semi controlled region - less visitors, Splendid and superb views, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture,walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet,Most famous Gurung village Brapak and Laprak,Explore the Tibetan Culture, Full of flora and fauna,Samdo Peak (500m) Crossing Larkya La pass 5215m.
Rupinala pass trekking grade
Manaslu Rupinala trekking is suitable for special walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and super-strong to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Rupinala pass treks covers
Gorkha - Barpak village - Rupina la - Nyak - Ghap - Samdo - Lho - Dharamashala - Larkya La pass (5213m), Besishar
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December
Manaslu Rupinala Pass and Larke Pass outline itineary
- Day 01: Receive you in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trekking preparation. O/N
- Day 03: Drive to Gorkha ( 1143 m) - 160 km/ 6 hrs by bus & camp at Gorkha Bazar.
- Day 04: Gorkha Bazar - Kerabari ( 1643 m ) , 5 hrs.
- Day 05: Kerabari ( 1643 m ) - Baluwa (2347 m), 5 hrs
- Day 06: Baluwa ( 2347 m)- Laprak (2930 m), 6 hrs
- Day 07: Laprak ( 2930 m) - Phedi (3847 m), 7.30 hrs
- Day 08: Rest in Phedi for the acclimitization
- Day 09: Phedi ( 3847 m ), Glacier Camp ( 4340 m ), via Rupinala (4643 m ), 7 hrs.
- Day 10: Glacier Camp ( 4340 m ) - Guwapkharka ( 2530 m ), 6 hrs
- Day 11: Guwapkharka ( 2530 m )- Near Gompa ( 2300 m), 5 hrs
- Day 12: Near Gompa ( 2300 m ) - Deng ( 2343 m ), 5.30 hrs.
- Day 13: Deng ( 2343 m ) - Namrung ( 2927 m ), 6.30 hrs
- Day 14: Namrung ( 2927 m) - Samagompa ( 3500 m), 5 hrs/ Pungen Glascier day trip can be on this day.
- Day 15: Samagompa ( 3500 m ) - Samdo (3900 m), 4 hrs
- Day 16: Samdo (3900 m ) - Larke Bazar - Yak Kharka - Guest house ( 4450 m ), 4 hrs
- Day 17: Yak Kharka - Crossing Larke-la pass (5213 m)- Tanbuche, 7 hrs.
- Day 18: Tanbuche - Karche ( 2785 m), 5 hrs
- Day 19: Karche ( 2743 m ) - Dharapani ( 1943 m ), 5 hrs.
- Day 20: Dhapani ( 1943 m ) – Jagat ( 1314 m ) , 5 hrs.
- Day 21: Jagat (1314 m) – Ngyadi ( 900 m ) , 5 hrs.
- Day 22: Ngyadi ( 900 m) – Bensi sahar ( 823 m) , 5 hrs
- Day 23: Bensi Sahar – Kathmandu drive by Micro Mini Bus 7 hrs.
- Day 24: Free day as your own Shopping guidence
- Day 25: Drop to the kathmandu international Airport for your onward destination.
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Manaslu Rupinala Pass trekking detail itinerary
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1350m)Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB)All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
Gorkha to Nibel (700m), overnight at tented camp
Nibel to Chanaute (650m), overnight at tented camp.
Chanaute to Mandre Khola (1200m), overnight at tented camp
Mandre Khola to Barpak (1900m), overnight at tented camp.
Barpak to Panga Chhahara (2110m), overnight at tented camp.
Panga Chhahara to Bhendi Goth (2600m), overnight at tented camp
Bhendi to Rusi Camp (3100m), overnight at tented camp.
Rusi Camp to Rupina La Phedi (base camp-1200m), overnight at tented camp.
Rupina La Phedi to Jarang (3400m) after crossing Rupina La pass 4643m, overnight at tented camp.
Rupina La Pass to Nyak (2350m), overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Nyak to Ghap (2160 m) , 6:30 hrs.
We cross the river several times by suspension bridges and leave the canyon at the village of Deng. From here, we enter the Nubri region, which is inhabited by Gurungs who practise Buddhism. After Deng, just beyond Deng re-cross to the east bank and climb to Rana (1980m) and pass the trail up to Bhi (2130m; Bihi). The river roars below except one place where a rock fall has created a huge dam. Continue in and out of canyons, cross the Serang Khola coming from the north and climb steeply again before finally circling into Ghap (2160m; Tsak). The mani walls here often display intricate quality carvings of various Buddhas in meditation, incised in the hard local stone by a family of carvers from Bhi. There is a good classic lodge as you enter Ghap, on the right and good camping ground. You can do some side trips to Pork staying here for next days. Stay overnight in Tented camping / guest house
Ghap to Lhogaun (32m), 6 hours
Beginning of the trail, we walk through the jungle. When we are close to Namrung village the trail is steep up. As soon as we reach in Namrung village we can see view of Himal chilli and others small mountains. Now we enter in upper side of Manaslu where the dialect change to a form of Tibetan and most people dress in chubas, the Tibetan – style wraparound cloak. We pass many mane walls. Lhogaon is nice village from where you can see the view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at tented camp / guest house.
Lhogaon – Samagaon (3360m, 4hrs)
Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new Gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement of Shyla, where the villagers are often out in the fields. Then trek leads over the classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the train to Pung Gyan Gompa, and then Sama Gaon, or Ro, as the locals call it. Sama Gaon sits in a bowl at the foot of the pastures leading to the high peaks, with Mani walls, a small Gompa and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of village, and the large Gompa at the upper reaches. The people are fixed their inhibitants here over five hundred years. During the time, they have been biult two gompas date from this time, both are having unique architecture and built of wood. The Tibetan villages here have entrance gates which are very distinctive from the Tibetan ones, and they maintain an active trade with their co-religionists in Tibet (notice the Chinese brandy and beer on sale). If the weather is good, you will see the village women weaving wool (baal) from Tibet into gowns - which are then traded back to Tibet. Taxes were actually paid to the Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by the Gorkhas in the late 19th century. Later, after 1959, the region was home to Tibetan guerillas, and thus closed to trekking until 1992.
Samagaon – Samdo (3850m) , 3hrs
Another day of incredible mountain views during the walk up to Samdo. During the trek, we pas the long Mani walls at Kermo Kharka, after which we spot the entrance chorten of Samdo high on a bluff. We descend back to the Bhudi Gandaki and cross a small bridge before another short climb to the 'Kane' entrance of Samdo; look back down valley for great views. The villagers of Samdo came across the border from the village of Riu after 1959 and built their new village here. Samdo village is a collection of houses and lodges at 3850 m, and most trekkers miss the heat of a week ago as we huddle around the stove and a wind from Tibet batters the windowpanes. There is a small home Gompa in a house mid-village which we visited during our last village, a Puja being held by several of the reincarnated lamas living in the Samdo; Overnight at Tented Camp.
Samdo – Dharamshala (4390m, 4hrs)
The once large Bhudi Gandaki is now merely a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards. Everywhere you look are mountains, as spectacular as they get and Manaslu is particularly impressive. After crossing to the East bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley which is called Sumdu. Above the village we cross the stream which runs down the Gya La (pass), the pass to Tibet, and there are the ruins of another village here known as Larkya Bazaar. Presumably this village thrived on trade with Tibet over the nearby Gya La, a trade which is now much diminished. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, we reach a lodge at 4450m which has been built to serve the travelers crossing the Larkya La. Stay overnight at Tented Camp / Guest house
Dharamshala – Larkya pass (5130m) – Bhimthang (3660m) , 9 hours
After a short climb above the lodge, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. There are views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru and the huge Annapurna II. Initially, there is a steep descent over snow and then screed, to reach the ablation valley trail to Larkya Kharka. A further hour on a moraine ridge path leads to Tanbuche 3900m in pleasant forest. (Note that the Larkya La is normally quoted at 5115m or so, I have it from a surveyor that the correct altitude is more like 5130m)
Bhimtang to Dharapani 1860m. , 8 hours
A chilly but beautiful morning, as the sun hits the peaks around us long before the campsite. After leaving the grazing fields of Bhimtang, we cross a boulder-strewn river and head down through open forests of brilliantly blooming rhododendron, past the Kharka below Bhimtang. We'll lunch at a small tea-house, and then continue along the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small, green villages, a sign that we've reached lower altitudes. Eventually, after a somewhat long but very scenic day, we reach the large village of Tilje village which are a mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chhetris (Hindus), so have a unique architecture and culture, and eat mix foods - Dal Bhat, buckwheat dhiro, tsampa and Tibetan salt-tea. Overnight in Dharapani.
Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1300m) , 5 hours
Your trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat which is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley.
Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule (860m) , 6 hours
A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. This village is mainly populated by Brahmins, Chhetris and few other ethnic communities. At this point, you descend all the way to Nagdi and you walk for an hour and half flat lever of path to reach Bhulbhule.
Drive from Besisahar (820m) to Kathmandu (1348m), 7 hours
It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road.
Final departure day in kathmandu
- Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur within BB Plan
- All land transportation for the trip
- Guest house / Tented camping accommodation during the trekking
- If you choose Camping trekking; - Professional cook, kitchen helper, sherpa and required porters during trekking
- All kitchen and cooking equipments during trekking
- Special Trekking Permit for Manaslu Controlled region trekking
- Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide during the trekking.
- All land transportation as per itinerary.
- Meals (B, L, D, A) each day during the trekking days
- Annapurna / Manaslu Conservation Area Project permits and TIMS permits for trekking
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of all trekking crew
- A Special souvenir from our company.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Manaslu circuit trekking tours - yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude- somehow about 4500M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Manaslu Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase .Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for rupinala manaslu larke pass trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.