Rupinala Pass Trekking

Rupinala Trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. In 1950 a party led by H.W. Tillman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang and col. Jimmy Roberts crossed the Larkya La looking for an interesting mountain to climb. Manaslu( 8163m) was attempted by Japanese Expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956 when the first ascent was made. Having become known as “Japanese Mountain” much of the information about the area was available in Japanese. The Japanese continued to dominate the climbing scene of Manaslu until 1971. A few trekkers including peripatetic Hugh Swift, Managed to obtain the trekking permit for the region but otherwise this trek always has been the domain of the mountaineering expedition.This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating circumnavigating Manaslu peak 29 (7871m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m). Much of this trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence. We cross the Rupina-La (4520m) and descend to the Marshyangdi river and further trek down to Besisahar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Sama Gumpa is an interesting spot when we look through Manaslu Himal. Manaslu, being a restricted area, there are certain formalities required by the government of Nepal in obtaining a special permit.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Region: Manaslu
  • Grade: Hard
  • Group size: Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Apr-Jun / Sep- Dec
  • Max. Altitude: 5390m
  • Transport: Drive in -Drive Out

Rupinala Pass Trekking Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trekking preparation
Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel. Visit world heritage site in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath (temple of Shiva), Boudhnath and Swoyambhunath
Day 03 Drive to Gorkha (1143 m)
Day 04 Gorkha Bazar - Kerabari (1643 m)
Day 05 Kerabari (1643 m) - Baluwa (2347 m)
Day 06 Baluwa (2347 m)- Barpak (2930 m)
Day 07 Barpak (2930 m) - Mamje (3847 m)
Day 08 Mamje to Barpak Phedi (3847 m )
Day 09 Phedi (3847 m ), Glacier Camp ( 4340 m ), via Rupinala (4643 m )
Day 10 Glacier Camp (4340 m) - Guwapkharka (2530 m)
Day 11 Guwapkharka (2530 m) - Near Gompa (2300 m)
Day 12 Near Gompa (2300 m) - Deng (2343 m)
Day 13 Deng (2343 m) - Namrung (2927 m)
Day 14 Namrung (2927 m) – Sama gompa (3500 m) visit Pungen Glascier
Day 15 Samagompa (3500 m) - Samdo (3900 m)
Day 16 Samdo (3900 m) - Dharmasal camp (4450m).
Day 17 Dharmasal camp (4450m) - Bhimthang (5213 m)
Day 18 Bhimthang (5213 m) - Karche (2785 m)
Day 19 Karche (2743 m) - Dharapani (1943 m)
Day 20 Dhapani (1943 m) – Jagat (1314 m)
Day 21 Jagat (1314 m) – Nagdi (920 m)
Day 22 Ngyadi (900 m) – Bensi sahar (823 m)
Day 23 Bensi Sahar – Kathmandu drive bus to Kathmandu
Day 24 Free day as your own shopping transfer to hotel & farewell dinner.
Day 25 Drop to the Kathmandu international Airport for your onward destination.

Service Includes

  • Air port pick up and drop by car.
  • Meals (breakfast + lunch+ dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation (Teahouse / Hotel / Lodge or Camping ) while on the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter. Note: 2 guest = 1 porter.
  • Food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All Ground transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

Service Excludes

  • Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare
  • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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