Rupinala and Manaslu Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 22 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
Rupinala and Manaslu Trekking

Rupina La Pass trekking is one of the most sought after treks in the Manaslu region. At a height of 4,643 meters, it is also one of the most isolated places in the region. Global Adventure Trekking organizes trek to this untouched region of Nepal which gives you the opportunity to experience real adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. The Manaslu region was opened to tourists only after 1991 and till today, the region continues to attract lesser number of tourists as compared to other popular trekking regions- Everest and Annapurna. So, if you are looking for adventure albeit at a remote place where you dont have to worry about over crowding, you should definitely choose to go on this trek.

Rupina La Pass trek starts from Gorkha and goes towards Manaslu region. Manaslu region is beautiful and provides fantastic mountain scenery. The landscape also changes as the altitude ranges from 375 metres to 5300 metres. Rupina la Pass trek manages to amaze you with its geographical beauty and fascinating culture. Manaslu 8163m, Peak 29 7871m, Himal Chuli 7893m, Boudha Himal 6672m, Ganesh Himal ranges surround the area and will act as your companion on this journey. The snow covered trail of the trek provides you the best opportunity to experience real adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. To get to experience the local culture in the higher region of this trek, which is largely influenced by the Tibetan culture is another added bonus of this trip.The route crosses rivers, villages, forest and glacier.Outstanding Himalayan scenery, Lush green valleys, picturesque landscape, wild animals and birds are other attractive features of this trek. Rupina La located in the western part of central Nepal lies close to the Nepal-Tibet border. The close proximity to the country is evident on the influence of culture in this region. The people of this region constantly travel to Tibet for buying household goods as the rate across the border is cheaper. Global Adventure Trekking has been actively organizing trips to this region for the past several years and thus, has a detailed knowledge about this particular trek and the region as a whole. Depending upon your preference, the trek can be shortened or made longer.

Rupina La trek takes you to the most high remote location of Manaslu region of Nepal. After crossing the Rupina-La, we descend to the Marshyangdi River and then trek down to Besisahar. The route back is to drive back to Kathmandu. The Rupina La pass trek provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China. Today, it is a controlled trekking route which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit. Global Adventure Trekking makes all the necessary arrangements to get permits and takes care of other necessary details. The Rupina La pass trek offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity and this is why you should go on this trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Local Village Gorkha distric
  • Rupinala pass, mountain and glacier
  • Manaslu base camp
  • Samdo Gurung village
  • Local Gurung culture and flora and fauna

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive to Gorkha approx. 8hrs drive/ overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 02 : Trek Gorkha to Gyampesal/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03 : Trek Gyampesal to Palkhu Village/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04 : Trek Palkhu Village to Totnari/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05 : Trek Totnari to Darchye/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06 : Trek Darchye to Lamrak Kharka/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07 : Trek Lamrak Kharka to Nirtse Kharka/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08 : Trek Nirtse Kharka to Rupina La Phedi/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09 : Trek Rupina La Phedi to Meme Kharka/cross the Rupina La Pass (4640m) /overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10 : Trek Meme Kharka to Gai Kharka/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11 : Trek Gai Kharka to Deng (1920m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12 : Trek Deng (1920m) to Namrung (2700m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 : Trek Namrung (2700m) to Lho (3180 m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 : Trek Lho (3180 m) to Sama Gaun (3530m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 : Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun/explore around/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 16 : Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3780 m)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 17 : Trek Samdo (3780 m) to Larkya Base Camp (4480m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 18 : Trek Larkya Base Camp (Phedi) to Bhimthang, cross Larkya La Pass (5100m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 19 : Trek Bimthang 3700m) to Tilje (2300m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20 : Trek Tilje (2300m) to Tal (1700m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 21 : Trek Tal to Syange/Ghyarmu (1130m)/overnight at tented camp. All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 22 : Drive back Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1130m) to Kathmandu approx. 9-10 hrs/ transfer to hotel.

Cost Include

    • Restricted area Trekking permit/Special permit.
    • Land transportation to and from
    • Accommodation in lodges/tented camp during the trek
    • A guide and required number of porter (s), Essential equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Safe Drinking Water
    • Insurance of Guide and porters.
    • Full board Meals while in the trekking
    • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks if you choose the tea house trek.
    • Insurance and Tips
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Map of Rupinala and Manaslu Trekking

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Trip Note

Before you go
Recommended vaccinations: Nepal does not officially require any immunizations for entry into the country, but the further off the beaten track you go, the more necessary it is to take precautions. Travelers who have come from an area infected with yellow fever are required to be vaccinated before entering the country.
Plan ahead and schedule your vaccinations as some require more than one injection, while others should not be given together. Note that some vaccinations should not be given during pregnancy or to people with allergies.Discuss your requirements with your doctor before you go.
Diphtheria tetanus Vaccinations for these two diseases are usually combined and are recommended for everyone. After an initial course of three injections (usually given in childhood), boosters are necessary every 10 years
Influenza Flu is considered by many to be the most common vaccine-preventable illness in travellers. This vaccine is annual and based on the hemisphere of residence and travel destination.
Malaria: It is get rid of from Nepal however you are suggested to have malaria pills or some vaccination.
Safety/ security: It is vital to walk slowly at altitude, especially when climbing any hill. The situation in Nepal has always been tourist friendly. Travel to and within Nepal is a safe and enjoyable experience provided sensible precaution is taken. Tourists are advised to use the services of registered and reputed travel/trekking company. By using the services of government registered service providers, you will be ensuring the most comfortable and reliable holiday possible. These demonstrations are usually nonviolent and not directed towards foreigners.
Equipment: We suggest all to have good equipment for the trekking and Expediting. Most people brings their personal equipment from their home country, beside there are many shop for buying and rental in Kathmandu. You are requested to check our trekking equipment list just to make sure.
Water: GAT suggest you all to drink the treated (iodinated) water along the trekking, however the test of the water is not friendly. We do not encourage you to buy the bottle water due to environmental pollution.
Guide and porter hospitality: We assured for the Nepalese local hospitality during the trekking. Our Guide and porters are from the country side and they all are very familiar with locals and friendly with you.
Insurance: Our Guide and porters are insured by the company and GAT provides them the best equipment varies from one to another trekking destination. However clients should have their travel insurance them-self the evacuation cost should bears by the insurance company.
Tipping: Tips are not mandatory however guide and porters always expect tips at the end of trek and you can collect 3-4 USD per day per person. It is depends on your personal choice and the services they delivered.

What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facilities are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.

Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.

What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.

What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs. Please small bill in cash.

What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.

Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, few places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.

Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, there are no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.

If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.

How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.

What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m-  Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree.  (1/15)
Below 3000m-  Minimum -1 degree and maximum 10 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 8 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.

How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.

What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.

Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.

Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.

Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible so you can add few days if needed

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Facts of Trip

High light of the trek: Local Village, Rupinala, Manaslu, Samdo

Max. Elevation: 5100m.

Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking

Group size: 2+ pax.

Type of trekking: Tea house/Camping

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

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