Rupina la pass trek

Rupina la pass trekking

Rupina la pass trek lies almost 127 Km northwest from Kathmandu on the lap of Manaslu Range. It is an adventure pass 4,610m, tough and mostly snow-covered from October until the end of April.

The big rocks along the Rupila la are just adventure as they are moving while on a crossing. A big challenge of Rupina la is located over the moraine and have no place around to set up the campsite. Walk further passing some of the glacial lakes on the foothill of Buddha Himal glacier, we touch the main classical Manaslu trek at Ngayak Phedi in Gorkha district.

Adventure Rupina la is a geographically spectacular and of the beaten trail in the Lower Manaslu region. Hazard Rupina La Pass Trek starts from Gorkha bazaar after driving 6 hours from Kathmandu. We pass a nice rice terrace. The waterfall is impressive. Typical houses and local people’s lifestyles really touch your heart.

Majestic Rupina la trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Trek to Rupina La pass is a less touristic area trek lies on the foothill of Manaslu and officially opened for 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. Crossing about Rupina la pass 4,610 meters, we catch the main classical Manaslu circuit trek and also cross another challenging Larkya pass trek of Manaslu. Many places don’t stay lodges so we can do an alpine-style tent camping trek. Trek to Rupina la is possible to do at any time (except winter) throughout the year.


Rupina la pass trek itinerary details.

Our Rupinala pass is combine with Manaslu circuit classical trek around 20 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in this trek with a relaxing manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time-wise, take a look at this special itinerary on Around Manaslu short trek – 13 Days.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with the breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 World heritage sites tour in Kathmandu, 6 hours !.

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. Visit Pashupatinath, a holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.

Day 3Overland drive to Gorkha Bazzar &amp: to Gyampesal (1,300m/4,251 feet), 8 hours.

As our crew is ready, we drive to Gyampesal directly passing over most historic sites of Gorkha palace. 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 at Abu Khaereni to Gyampesal via historical place Gorkha Bazaar.

Day 4 Thotnery trekking (1,650m/5,396 feet), 6 hours.

This is first day walk in this trek, 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 suitable place then we start continue to our destination, and 5-6 hours walk we will reach our final destination Thotnery.

Day 5Crossing Darche Danda 3220m, further to Nambai Kharka (2,915m/9,532 feet), 7 hours

The trail leads to gradually up to Darche Danda which is the 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 6Barpak village trek (1,915m/6,262 feet), 5 hours.

Brapak is a big Ghale and gurung settlement. Villagers are engaging in Ex-Indian and British Army so they have good economy growth from remittance and there is good access of internet as well as hydro electricity for their villages.

Day 7Exploring Barpak village

Barpak village produces many ex-army men in British and India, is also known popular man Late Capt. Gaje Ghale – awarded by famous Victoria Cross medal. Clustered stone-roofed houses, stone-built narrow alleys, and a 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 the homestay.

Day 8Gai Kharka trek (2,900m/9,483 feet), 7 hours

Saving energy in Barpak village again we begin to walk for 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 quite place then we will arrive Gai Kharka.

Day 9Rubinala Phedi trek (3,800m/12,426 feet), 5 Hours.

This is quite short walk but quite high compare to previous day walk and nice place too, which is called Sanrung Kharka as well as Rubina La Phedi, base camp of Rubina la pass. So it should be quite interesting place and night for next day crossing our main destination of trip.

Day 10Rubinala Pass trek &amp: to Boudha Himal Base Camp (3,600m/11,772 feet), 7 hours.

A tough day crossing rupina la trek because of step up and moving stones trail. This is a highest trail during the Rubina la Pass which is located at an altitude of 4,720m /15,434 feet. Trek ascend to Rubina La summit takes roughly about 4 hours than descend down hill to Buddha himal base camp hikes takes another 3 hours.

Day 11Jhon Kharka hikes (2,960m/9,679 feet), 6 hours

Today we walk next to the glacier to Jarang 3420m and then we follow 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 12Nyak phedi hike (2,340m/7,652 feet), 5 hours.

Having a hot breakfast we start to walk our destination, this days we walk through the forest and some villages, most of part is descending part to get Ngayak phedi. We follow on the lefeet side of chhilung khola passing through Gomna and Serang village to Nyak village.

Day 13 Ghap village trek (2,100m/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 conventional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around.

Day 14Lho gaun trek (3,200m/10,464 feet) 7 hours.

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 (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m) are visible from here. Tonight, we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village.

Day 15Sama gompa trek (3,500m/11,445 feet) 6 hours.

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall 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 an overnight stay.

Day 16 Manaslu Base Camp Hiking | Samagaon exploration day.

We spend a day here in order to acclimatize visiting to either Manaslu Base Camp and Phungen Gompa. Optional hike to adjust into the thin air and also for local excursion to visit Birendra lake. Return to lodge for stay overnight.

Day 17Samdo Trek (4,500m/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 sever conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl.

Day 18Cross Larkya La pass (5,215m/17,053 feet) and trek to 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 (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and the Annapurna II (7,937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi.

Day 19Tilje village hikes (3,900m/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 Tal village trek (1,725m/5,640 feet), 5 hours.

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay.

Day 21Overland drive to Besisahar (800m/2,625 feet) and return Kathmandu town, 9 hours.

Today the overland drive runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal Pani. Continue to drive through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Besisahar, we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will arrange a transfer to the hotel.

Day 22Final 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 pass trek cost?

An adventure Rupina la hikes cost is available now on USD 1,950 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the 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 trekking on possible places. 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.

Off the beaten Rupina la pass trekking cost include

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking 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 trekking 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 and their 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.

Off the beaten Rupina la pass trek 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
Group join

We can organize private rupina la pass combine with Larke pass Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Rupina la pass trekking?.

Answer: It 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 trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Rupina la pass trek?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and tent accommodation on trek routes where the lodges are not available. However, we advise you to 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 Rupina la pass trek?.

Answer: Our professional cook cooks 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 pass trekking group?.

Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink most of the places. But 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 at the campsite.

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: Only some places you can get telephone services. So we recommend you to buy a local SIM card while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trek?.

Answer: No!. Not for trekking so you need to have all in Nepali rupees to pay your bills because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment 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 in the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payments can be made on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Rupina la pass 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 of 25 kilos 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: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?.

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

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 a 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.

The best of Rupina la pass trek highlights

  • Adventure rupina la offers picturesque turbulent river gorges, pristine lakes with nice waterfalls.
  • The trek has unique cultural blend of Tibetan, less tourist, Nepali people, and their life styles.
  • Tibetan Buddhism culture, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems.
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m).

Rupina la pass trek note:

Majestic Rupina la journey is an adventure high pass trek in Nepal. Reaching the summit is a slippy and moving rock, the hiking just across the pass is adventurous. High adventure passage itinerary as stated above is subject to modification according to your wishes. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical, and natural conditions may change this above itinerary on the field while on an operation.

“What makes Rupina la pass 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, expert, and licensed local guides who know the target destination better than others.

Trip Price : US$ 1,950 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 21 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Altitude: 5,215 meters
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-10 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House + Tent Basis
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

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