Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek

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US $1950


22 Days

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Oct - Nov, April - May

Max. Atitude

5,160 M

We offer a trekking experience to Rupinala Pass in Manaslu, Nepal. The journey begins with a private bus ride from Kathmandu to Barpark village, a historical site affected by the earthquake of 2015. You will have the opportunity to witness rebuilding efforts and daily life during your visit. We will then begin our trek through unspoiled countryside towards Rupinala Pass, which stands at 4670m. We will spend several days in the wilderness before joining the Budigandaki Valley. As we gain elevation, the valley will open up, and we will be exposed to stunning cluster villages and mountain pastures beneath Manaslu’s extensive North Face. Our journey will conclude in Samagaon, a significant village in the Manaslu region.
After proper acclimatization, we will head towards Larke Pass, standing at an elevation of 5160 m. This pass joins the Buri Gandaki with the Marsyangdi Valley and is a classic, rugged path. Finally, we will head down the valley of the Annapurna circuit trail and drive to Besisahar to conclude the Himalayan journey of Manaslu Rupina la and Larke pass trek.
We provide a responsible trekking experience with a medically trained guide with a comprehensive first aid kit. You will have access to full board meals and drinking water throughout the trek. Additionally, we follow the “1 Trekker: 1 Porter” policy. Trek gear will be provided for use on the Manaslu Rupinala Trek.

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Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek
Manaslu Rupina La Pass Trek

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will meet your trekking guide and check all the necessary items. In the afternoon, you will take a stroll down to the colorful tourist market of Thamel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Food: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Elevation: 1300
Day 2: Full-day Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the Bodhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world, and the Patan Durbar Square, which is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age-old traditions and is also called Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. You will also visit Durbar Square, the Krishna Temple, the Kumbheswore Temple, the Golden Temple, and many other places. You will then visit the Swayambhunath Stupa, which is a 2000-year-old legendary stupa on a hillock also nicknamed the monkey temple. Your day tour will end at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which showcases the living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the Freak Street, and more.
Food: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Elevation: 1300
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft) to Baluwa (755m/2476ft)
After breakfast, you will board a public bus from New Bus Park. You will drive through the tropical and sub-tropical landscape along a famous rafting river, Trishuli Nadi. Our bus turns towards Baluwa along the bumpy road, 15 km before Gorkha Bazar, the headquarters of Gorkha district. Our bus resumes picturesque villages and finally brings you to a little village called Baluwa, next to the Daraudi River, which offers a chance to bathe in fresh water.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 755
Day 4: Trek from Baluwa (755m/2476ft) to Barpak (1950 m/6400ft)
Today, our trail follows the upstream of the Daraudi River, passing through paddy fields to the right flank of the river. After about 3 hours of trekking through the sub-tropical climate, we arrive at a perfect lunch spot before climbing a steep hill. Our trail ascends right after lunch. As we ascend higher up, we can see a lovely view of the river valley and the Buddha Himal (6672 m) in the background. The trail rises through dry terraced farming fields and herds shelters. Still, today’s route prolongs steeply toward the largest village in the area, Barpak. In the early evening, we’ll explore the village that exposes social culture, living life, and village community.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 1950
Day 5: Trek from Barpak (1950m/6400ft) to Gaikharka (3217m/10555ft)
Our day starts with a stunning view of the Buddha Himal range in the morning. The trail ascends as we leave Barpak Village, passing through rhododendrons and oak forests. The view of the Himalayas gets closer and more panoramic as we trek further to lunch. After lunch, the trail is a lot easier to the herders’ grazing land at Gaikharka. We will stay overnight in a camp.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3217
Day 6: Trek from Gaikharka (3217m/10555ft) to Bhaisi Kharka (9,710ft)
Today, our trail hides and is exposed in a zigzag forested trail. It’s relatively easier than yesterday. A huge specious beautiful lawn greets you for the night camp.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 2960
Day 7: Bhaisi Kharka (2,960m/9,710ft) – Rupi Na la Phedi (12,335ft)
After breakfast, we will begin our day with a gradual and small trail to Bhedi Kharka, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will trek for three hours to reach Rupina La Phedi (Rupina La base camp).
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3760
Day 8: Rupina La Phedi (3,760m/12,335ft) – Rupina La pass (4643m/15,232ft))- Base camp
After an early breakfast, we will proceed on our trek toward Rupina La Pass following a steep trail. It will take about 4 hours to arrive at the pass. We will then descend to the other side of the base camp where there is a small herder’s hut.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 4643
Day 9: Base camp – Jarang (3,480m/11,416ft) lunch – Zokbatang(10,252ft)
Today, we will cross two glaciers to Jarang and then trek along a moderately flat trail to another beautiful campsite with a stunning view of the Himalayas.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3125
Day 10: Zokbatang (3,125m/10,252ft) – Nyak (7,840ft)
Today is one of the longest days of the trek. Our trail continues zigzag uphill to lunch, and then we will pass a steep hill to reach our final destination, Nyak.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 2390
Day 11: Nyak (2,390m/7,840ft) – Bi Phedi (6,528ft)
Today is another long day. We will continue from Nyak down an easy exposed track until the trail from Philim comes in from the right. We will then resume through bamboo forests, staying on the left side of the river to Deng (1800m), which is inhabited by Gurungs who practice Buddhism. There is a good lodge here after the mani wall. Just beyond Deng, we will cross to the east bank, climb to Rana (1980m), and then resume uphill to the campsite Bihi Phedi (2130m; Bihi).
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 1990
Day 12: Bihi Phedi (1,990m/6,528ft) – Lho (10,432ft)
Our trail continues in and out of canyons, crosses the Serang Khola coming from the north, and climbs steeply again before finally circling into Ghap. The trail follows the upstream of the river through dense forest, a few houses, and an animal shelter. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense, and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues, and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrug. Climbing steadily in the shade of a forest takes us to Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. We still have a few hours left to reach our final destination, Lho. Ganesh Himal rises high into the sky when we turn around. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. A chorten with detailed paintings announces. Sho is another nice village with fine views up the open valley. One final steep slope needs to be climbed, and then we reach the houses that are lined up on a ridge Lho.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3180
Day 13: Lho (3,180m/10,432ft) – Samagaon (11,550 ft)
The Budi Gandaki River flows in the valley below. The trail takes us across the bridge over Damonan Khola, and instead, we follow a small tributary. Walking through the shady pine forest is delightful. We climb a short distance to a plateau where Shyala village is located. We are surrounded by huge mountains, with Himal Chuli (7893m) and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli, 7873m) on the left, Manaslu (8156m) and large glaciers straight ahead, and more snowcaps on the right. At the far end of the valley, Ganesh Himal is visible. After passing a large Chorten, we reach a little dip area where two rows of houses form the main part of Samagaun. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley, stands the well-known Kargu Choling Monastery in Samagaun.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3520
Day 14: Day explore – Samagaon – Pungyen Gompa/Manaslu Base Camp – Samagaon
We stay an extra night in Samagaun for rest and acclimatization. We can marvel at the thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and paintings, including Kargu Choling Monastery. We can explore Samagaun village, culture, customs, and the Tibetan way of living. We can also take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa, a monastery with stunning views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu and Pungyen, which means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. The monastery was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later, they met so much resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They finally submitted the mountain in 1959. If we have more energy, we can continue to the fascinating glacial Lake at 3450 m and climb another 3-4 hours to Manaslu Base Camp at 4900 m. Late afternoon, we return to Samagaun.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3520
Day 15: Samagaun (3,520m/11,550ft) – Samdo (12,664 ft)
We descend to the Budhi Gandaki River that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river, passing through the juniper and birch forests of Kerma Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge, and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch, we can see a large white mani, and finally, passing through the mani, we reach Samdo village before lunch. It’s worth utilizing the leisure afternoon to hike to the Samdo peak through the colorful prayer flags for the finest view of Mt. Manaslu.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3860
Day 16: Samdo (3,860m/12,664ft) – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4,460m/14,631 ft)
We follow a wide, gentle trail passing through many fields, prayer flags, a large mani wall, and a stone archway. We continue our walk down to the river, cross the wooden bridge, and begin walking upward. We cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. We turn around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to come to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge, but a kind of shelter called DharmShala, also known as Larkya Phedi. We pitch our tent and have a rest to prepare for the next day’s crossing of the famous and awaited Larkya Pass (5100 m). A short walk can be taken in the vicinity of the Lake Base Camp.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 4460
Day 17: Dharamsala (4,460m/14,631ft) – Larkya la {5160m/16, 928 ft} – Bimthang {3,590m/11,777 ft}
We climb to the ridge in front of the campsite and eventually make a long gentle climb to a moraine. Cheo Himal and Larke Peak will emerge on the hearthside of the Larkya Glacier. After a short climb, we reach the Ablation valleyAblation Valleyide of the Larkya Glaciers. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent that becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the past, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal (7120 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Kangguru (6680 m), and the huge Annapurna II (7937 m). The descent begins along the top of the moraine in the west, then drops steeply and becomes fairly gentle through the rocky Alps. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but walking into these low pastures feels less heavy than previous days. As we are closer to the greeneries, Bhimtang, a flat plateau, is encountered just at the right time.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 3590                      
Day 18: Bimthang (3,590m/11,777ft) – Tilje (7,545ft)
The trail drops to the glacier stream, crosses the wooden bridge, passes high pasture, and descends the valley of the Burdin Khola. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have an excellent view of Manaslu to the southeast and Annapurna II to the southwest. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From here, you cross a slide, then trek across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. Follow the trail through farming fields, rhododendrons, and oak forests to reach the warmer apple campsite Tilje.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 2300
Day 19: Tilje (2,300m/7,545ft)– change (4,700 ft)
You climb over a small ridge to the stone-paved village and the wind among the closely spaced houses changes large village. Leaving the village, you cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Cross a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch and past a mani wall to Thonje. Cross the Marshyandi River by suspension bridge again to reunite with the Annapurna Circuit trail in Dharapani. For the remaining days, Riverill will follow the downstream of Marshyandi Rivtheer along the circuit route to complete your trek. A busy and easy trail with scenic views of a waterfall and valley bounces in the small Tibetan village of Chamje. Here, there is a road and jeep available to shorten the trek, off-road bumpy driof ve to Beshi Sahar.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 1430
Day 20: Chyamje (1,430m/4,700ft) – Ngadi Bazar (3100 ft)
The trail follows the jeep road to the narrow Marshyandi valley to Jagat and continues to the beautiful waterfall high above the south bank of the river. Cross the bridge and pass rice fields, cross small streams, and short steeply climb a typical village Bahundanda. There is a marvelous view of the green Marshyandi deep valley, and the trail drops down to the river to Ngadi Bazar.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge
Elevation: 930
Day 21: Ngadi Bazar (930m/3,100ft) – Bulbule and drive to Kathmandu
Retrace the circuit trail along the riverbank and rice field to Bulbule. Cross the bridge and get to the bus stand to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. The trail is supposed to continue to Annapurna Circuit starting point “Besi Sahar,” but due to the road and dust, most trekkers prefer to drive back to civilization. The road links with Pokhara for those who are willing to visit the lake city, 145 km from Bulbule alternatively.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Elevation: 1300
Day 22: Final departure
Transfer to the international airport and fly to an onward destination.
Food: Breakfast. 

The following is included in the cost:

  1. Transfer upon arrival and departure based on your flight details.
  2. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast, based on twin sharing.
  3. A welcome dinner including an ethnic and cultural program.
  4. A half-day guided city tour as listed on the Manaslu Rupina la trek itinerary.
  5. Full board meals, tea, and coffee during the Manaslu Rupina la trek.
  6. Accommodation in a 2-person tented camp while on the Manaslu Rupina la Larke pass trek.
  7. Private transportation to and from the starting and endpoints of the trek.
  8. All camping equipment, including a two-men-member tent, dining tent with chairs and dining table, staff and kitchen tent, and toilet tent.
  9. Free use of quality trekking gear including a sleeping bag, fleece liner, insulated mat, down jacket, and rain poncho during the trek.
  10. A professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  11. Supplementary Oxygen or Portable Altitude Chamber / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  12. Trekking cooks, guides, and other supporting staff during the Manaslu Rupina la pass trekking.
  13. Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment with proper insurance.
  14. Complimentary T-shirts, Duffle bag, and trek map.
  15. Manaslu region special trekking permit, Manaslu Rupina La Pass entry fees.

The following is excluded in the cost:

  1. Nepal entry Visa fees and Travel Insurance of any kind.
  2. International Airfare.
  3. Cold beverages and main meals in cities.
  4. Tips and items of a personal nature, drinking water, etc

What are the basic needs to go Manaslu Rupina La Trek 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Several sets of undergarments
  • Good quality down jacket and pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal wear
  • T-shirts and pants
  • Warm woolen clothes for the night
  • Trekking stick
  • One set of gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle with purifying tablets
  • Toiletries
  • A medium-sized towel
  • Energy bars
  • Basic medications
  • Rain Gears.

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