Trip Overview

Rupina La Pass with Manaslu Trek is one of the exhilarating trekking routes in the Manaslu region. It lies at an altitude of 4610 metres above sea level and falls on the lower region of the Gorkha District. It is one of the difficult Pass to cross, even though it is not at a very high altitude. Thus, this might be the reason that there are not many trekkers on this trail. The trekking route was officially opened in 1991. This trekking area is not as popular as others but certainly is equally beautiful as other trekking destinations. Due to its isolation and the lesser popularity, we can see a very little number of trekkers throughout the route. This trek is a mixture of geographic wonders as well as cultural richness.

Rupina-La Pass with Manaslu Trek circumnavigates Mt. Manaslu (8163m.), Himal Chuli (7893m.), Peak 29 (7871m.), Boudha Himal (6672m.), Langtang Himal Ranges and the Ganesh Himal Ranges. This route was one of the renowned destinations before the new trekking trails were introduced. It carries the long history of Nepal especially the Gaje Ghale and his generations. Some might be confused about the name of Gaje Ghale as he is the first Nepali to get the Victoria Cross (VC) because of his courage. Similarly, this place has a history of more than a decade because of its natural beauty, culture, and the hospitality of the local people. Unfortunately, on 25th April 2015, Nepal was hit by a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake with the following aftershocks. The epicenter was Barpak. But, on the contrary, the natural beauty and culture, as well as the hospitality of the people, is still the same. Although earthquake demolishes the houses and property, the courage, teamwork and the strength of the people are still intact. Above all, they are promoting tourism in this sector. This place is most suitable for mountaineering expeditions. We can see the beautiful snow-capped mountains throughout the trek. It not only offers the best of the mountains but also gives us an amazing view of the verdant valley and lush green forests.

The commencing point of this trek is Gorkha Bazar, which is a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Along the way, you will cross a number of green farmlands and the gloriously gushing waterfalls. Few other attractions on the way are the distinctively styled houses showing the typical Nepalese culture around that region. The route goes through Barpak, Rupina-La Base Camp, Sama Gaon, Manaslu Larya-la Pass and Besi Shahar where trek will end and drive to Kathmandu.

Outline Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free for preparation and briefing at evening.
Day 03: Drive to Gorkha, Keraghari (645m.). O/N at Tea house lodges/homestay/Camping.
Day 04: Keraghari – Baluwa Village (800m.).
Day 05: Baluwa Village – Barpak Village (1900.).
Day 06: Barpak Village and day hike to Laprak (2200m.).
Day 07: Barpak Village – Barkhe Goth (2130m.).
Day 08: Barkhe Goth – Bheri Goth (2620m.).
Day 09: Bheri Goth – Rupina-La Base Camp (3750m.).

Enter Restricted Area
Day 10: Rupina-La BC - Rupina-La Pass (4643m.) - Ngyak 4610m.) - Deng Village (1,860m.)
Day 11: Deng – Namrung Village (2623m.)
Day 12: Namrung – Sama Gaon (Sama Gompa 3520m.)
Day 13: Rest day for exploration.
Day 14: Sama Gompa – Samdo Village (3875m.) and exploration.
Day 15: Samdo - Dharamshala (4460m.)
Day 16: Dharamshala – Larke -La Pass (5160m.) – Bhimtang (3590m.)

Exit Restricted Area
Day 17: Bhimtang – Tilje (2300m.)
Day 18: Tilje – Dharapani (1943m.)
Day 19: Drive to Besi Shahar (8,23m.) by local Jeep, Kathmandu by private vehicle, transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free.
Day 21: Last minute transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals a day; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in Teahouse lodge/Homestay and tented camp during the trek en-route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One  English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys and necessary Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit for Rupina-La area and Manaslu National Park permits entrance fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Nepal entry visa fees and airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


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