Rupina La Trek
Rupina la trek lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu Himal. The adventure Rupina La pass located at an altitude in 4,610 meters and is a challenging and adventurous trek lying in the lower Manaslu region of the Gorkha district.
Furthermore, the Rupina La Pass is the wilder path with moving stones right on descending after the pass. Rupina la is geographically spectacular and unbeaten trail, began from Gorkha bazaar after driving 6 hours from Kathmandu town. We pass a nice rice terrace and an impressive waterfall.
Typical houses and local people lifestyle really touch your heart. Wilderness Rupina la pass trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Moreover, Rupina La pass trek is a less touristy area of Nepal Himalayas was officially opened to tourists in 1991. Furthermore, the views of Manaslu (8,163m), peak 29 (7,879m) Himal Chuli (7,893m), and Boudha (6,672m) are wonderful here.
In addition, we cross the interesting Rupina-La (4610m), then join with classical Larkya pass trek of Manaslu. We then walk downhill to the main Annapurna circuit trek Jagat, Taal to Besisahar. As above Brapak until Ngayak phedi there are no lodges so you need to do as a full camping trek.
Crossing over Rupina-La, you might also descending downhill walking to Arughat if you do not have enough time, otherwise, it would be best to continue your journey to cross Larke pass in terms of best natural and cultural overview.
Why people choose the Rupina la trek?
Our Rupina la pass trek combines with Larke la is moderate adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Manaslu and Buddha Himal family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 4600 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace.
Rupina la pass trek offers basic accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants. Rupina la pass trek begins from Gorkha and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guides, and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
The Rupina la trek highlights and Himalayan sights
The tallest Manaslu summit is the eighth highest mountain in the world at (8,163 meters/26,781 ft) including Manaslu north, Manaslu south, Manaslu central, Buddha Himal, Shringi Himal, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Churen Himal, Himalung Himal, Samdo Peak, Larke peak, Himalchuli. Walking up to the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old Buddhist monasteries, unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Buddhism and tradition, Mystical flora and faunas.
Rupina la trek combine with Larke la pass trek grading
Our mystical trek to rupina la with larke la pass is suitable for all age people as we go up to 5200m. Actually, you do not need a special experience. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On Rupina la pass trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Manaslu region Rupina la trek combine with larke la pass route covers
Gorkha Bazaar – Brapak village – Rupina la – Deng – Samagaon – Larke la – Besisahar.
Best season to explore Rupina la trek
March, April, May, June, September, October, November and early December.
Rupina la trek outline itinerary
01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
03 Day: Drive to Gorkha bazzar to Gyampesal (1300m/4,251 feet), 8 hours.
04 Day: Trek to Thotnery (1650m /5,396 feet), 6 hours.
05 Day: Crossing Darche Danda 3220m, further to Nambai Kharka (2915m/9,532 feet), 7 hours
06 Day: Barpak trek (1915m/6,262 feet), 5 hours.
07 Day: Barpak village day tour.
08 Day: Gai Kharka trek (2900m /9,483 feet), 7 hours
09 Day: Rubinala Phedi trekking (3800m/12,426 feet), 5 Hours.
10 Day: Rubinala Pass & to Boudha Himal Base Camp trek (3600m/11,772 feet ), 7 hours.
11 Day: Jhon Kharka trek (2960m /9,679 feet), 6 hours.
12 Day: Ngyak phedi trek (2310m/7,554 feet) 6 hours.
13 Day: Ghap village trekking (2100m/6,867 feet) 7 hours.
14 Day: Lho Gau trek (3200m/10,464 feet) 7 hours.
15 Day: Sama gompa trek (3500m/11,445 feet) 6 hours.
16 Day: Samagaon exploration day.
17 Day: Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 feet) 5 hours
18 Day: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 feet) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours
19 Day: Tilje hikes (3900m/12,753 feet) 5 hours.
20 Day: Tal waterfall trek (1725m/5,640 feet) 5 hours.
21 Day: Jagat trek (1300m/4,251 feet) 5 hours.
22 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu city
23 Day: Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)
Rupina la trek detail itinerary
Our hiking over Rupina la pass trek combines with Manaslu base camp and Larke pass is a classical trek with 20 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular Rupina la pass trek route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike in this trek within a relax manner than take a look at this itinerary. However, if this itinerary does not suit you then send us an email request for the tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you brief information about further programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour – World heritage sites seeing !.
All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Gorkha bazaar to Gyampesal (1300m/4,251 feet), 8 hours.
As our crew is ready, we drive to Gyampesal directly. After 10-15 minutes we cross Kathmandu valley and follow Prithivi High way as well as beside the Trisuli River, crossing the Trisuli River we will arrive Abu Khaereni to Gyampesal via historical place Gorkha Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Thotnery (1650m /5,396 ft), 6 hours.
After having hot breakfast we start to hike our destination passing through villages Deurali, Mulabari and visit Nice Sita cave and we stop somewhere to have lunch in a suitable place then we start to continue to our destination, and 5-6 hours walk we will reach our final destination Thotnery.
Day 05: Crossing Darche Danda 3220m, further to Nambai Kharka (2915m/9,532 feet), 7 hours
The trail leads to gradually up to Darche Danda (an excellence viewpoint). After this viewpoint we descent to Nambai Kharka 300m. During this day we walk through villages and kharka as well as nice and cool forest, we stop for lunch in the middle of a waking hour in a suitable place for a lunch stop then some hours walking after we reach Nambai kharka.
Day 06: Trek to Barpak village (1915m/6,262 feet), 5 hours.
Brapak is a big Ghale and Gurung settlement. Villagers are engaging in the Ex-Indian and British Army so they have good economic growth from remittance and there is good access of internet as well as hydroelectricity for their villages.
Day 07: Rest Day in Barpak village to explore around.
Barpak village produces many ex-army men in British and India, is also known popular man Late Capt. Gaje Ghale – awarded by the famous Victoria Cross medal. Clustered stone-roofed houses, stone-built narrow alleys, and panoramic view of Buddha Himal are the major attractions of Barpak. Brapak has small but nice houses with modern amenities like toilets, shower, and internet facilities inside a house.
Day 08: Trek to Gai Kharka (2900m /9,483 feet), 7 hours
Saving energy in Barpak village again we begin to walk for the next destination Gai Kharka. This day descent to tumsiak village and following Daraudi Khola and all way ascent to Gai Kharka, crossing the beautiful forest and quiet place then we will arrive Gai Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Rupina la Phedi (3800m/12,426 feet), 5 Hours.
This is quite a short walk but quite high compared to previous day walk and nice place too, which is called Sanrung Kharka as well as Rubina La Phedi, the base camp of Rubina la pass. So it should be a quite an interesting place and night for the next day crossing our main destination of the trip.
Day 10: Trek over Rubinala Pass & to Boudha Himal Base Camp (3600m/11,772 feet ), 7 hours.
A tough day trek because of step up and moving stones trail. This is the highest trail during the Rubina la Pass which is located at an altitude of 4720m /15,434 feet. Trek ascend to Rubina La summit takes roughly about 4 hours then descend downhill to Buddha Himal base camp takes another 3 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Jhon Kharka (2960m /9,679 feet), 6 hours
Today we walk next to the glacier to Jarang 3420m and then we follow the trail to Jong kharka between of chhuling khola and rebing khola, viewing Gorkha Himal, Himal chuli, Bouddha Himal, peak 29 and many others peaks then we reach to Jhong kharka
Day 12: Trek to Nyak phedi (2340m/7,652 feet), 5 hours.
Having a hot breakfast we start to walk our destination, this day we walk through the forest and some villages, most of part is descending part to get Ngayak Phedi. We follow on the left side of chhilung khola passing through Gomna and Serang village to Nyak village.
Day 13: Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 feet) 7 hours.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 14: Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 feet) 7 hours.
After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.
Day 15: Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 feet) 6 hours.
You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for a night halt. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 16: Samagaon exploration day.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for a local excursion to visit Birendra lake. Return to lodge for stay overnight.
Day 17: Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 feet) 5 hours.
Today, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Here amid the most severe conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl.
Day 18: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 feet) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours.
We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.
Day 19: Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 feet) 5 hours.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through big tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje.
Day 20: Trek to Tal (1725m/5,640 ft) 5 hours.
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 21: Trek to Jagat (1300m/4,251 feet) 5 hours.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Besisahar than we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.
Day 23: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does the Rupina la trek cost?
Hike to Rupina la pass trek combine with Larke pass trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Manaslu region rupina la trek cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek days
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Guest house basis accommodation while you are on trek days
- Alpine style camping with food and accommodation above Brapak to Ngayak phedi.
- Around Manaslu special trekking permits USD 70 per person per week
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits fees.
- World heritage sites seeing transfer by private vehicle.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Gyampesal and return from Jagat to Kathmandu
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment 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 highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Rupina la pass trek combine with Larke la pass starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Rupina la with larke pass trek?
Answer: Actually for Rupina la pass trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trek, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Rupina la with Larke pass trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Tent accommodation while on Rupina la pass trek routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a comfortable bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Manaslu 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 the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Rupina la pass trek?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Rupina la trek?
Answer: During the Rupina la pass trek there are all places hotel and shops where 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 with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Rupina la pass trek?
Answer: In this trekking route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on lodge Rupina la trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a 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 roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Rupina la pass trek note:
The above itinerary Rupina la pass trek combine with Larke pass trek is subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Rupina la trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.