Rupina La pass trekking is worthwhile trekking holidays beneath the spectacular Baudha Himal peak in Manaslu trekking region. The trekking route winds up a broad, terraced ridge through fields of golden grain and brightly painted farmhouses with elaborately carved wooden windowsills. Fine views unfold of the wide, white sweep of the Annapurna Himal along the western horizon.
Rupina La pass hiking is a high altitude trekking across the Rupin River. It is a good trekking route form of trails dug out of rock faces, wooden bridges, glaciers and icy slopes and over snow fields. Along the way there are white rhododendrons and green meadows.
Rupina La Pass trekking is a restricted trek route in Manaslu region has recently opened for trekkers. This is a challenging trekking trail, trekkers have often dream of conquering it. The Rupina La trekking is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating, circumnavigating Mt.Manaslu (8163m), Peak 29(7871m), Himal Chuli(7893m), Boudha Himal(6672m), Ganesh Himal ranges and Langtang Himal ranges. A very few trekkers do this trekking annually due to the lake of marketing in the world tourism market. Trekking avoiding the mass trekkers and wanna get adventure trekking experience in Manaslu region, Rupina La pass trekking could be your next best trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya.
The Rupina La trek starts at Gorkha bazaar, the district headquarter of historic Gorkha and the trekking follows Daraudi Khola, and then joins on the Manaslu circuit trek route at Nyak. From Nyak, this trek continue either to Manaslu circuit trek or take the trekking route that descends to Arughat and back to Kathmandu.
Get the experience of Tibetan culture and enjoy the beautiful landscape with superb Himalayan scenery, valleys and endemic animals on this off the beaten path trekking to Rupina La Pass.
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Day 1: Kathmandu to Arughat.
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m.) takes about four hours. We drive along a well paved road to Dhading Beshi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. Leaving Dhading Beshi you continue your drive along a gravel and bumpy path all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is an old market situated on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 2: Trek to Sotikhola
Trek from Arughat to Sotikhola (730m.) takes about seven hours. You trek along an almost flat leveled path until you reach Sotikhola, though sometimes you face a gentle uphill and downhill trail. You walk along the river bank of the Budhi Gandaki, passing through villages and terraces and can enjoy the scenery of green hills around you. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 3: Trek to Machhakhola.
Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola (930m.) takes about six hours. To reach your destination you will also trek along an almost flat leveled path. You trek along the river bank passing through villages, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 4: Trek to Jagat
Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1370m.) takes about six and half hours. In the beginning you again trek along a flat leveled path and then after trekking on an ascending and descending path you reach Jagat. En route, you are exposed to Nepali culture as you walk through a few villages. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 5: Trek to Gomma.
Trek from Jagat to Gomna takes approximately seven and half hours. Leaving Jagat, you trek through a gently ascending path until Surtibas following villages and terraces and then the trail becomes a little bit difficult as you have to trek upward. While walking, you can relish the splendid views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and green hills.
Day 6: Trek to Jarang
Trek from Gomna to Jarang takes about seven and half hours. This day you walk through thick forests with chances to see wild life such as bear, deer, leopard and many more local mountain birds. The trail is quite a gentle ascent and sometimes, while passing through this area you can see mountain views. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 7: Trek to Rupinala Phedi.
Trek from Jarang to Rupinala Phedi (4643 m.) takes approximately seven hours. The trail moves gently upward crossing Rupinala pass (4720m.). Today, mountain views become closer to you as you can enjoy the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and Shringi Himal. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 8: Trek to Bhedi Odar.
Trek from Rupinala Phedi to Bhedi Odar (5150m.) takes about six hours. After trekking uphill until Rupinala Bhanjyang you then trek a descending path to Bhedi Odar. From Rupinala Bhanjyang, you can enjoy the views of Boudha Himal, Manaslu Mountain, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 9: Trek to Bhedi Kharka.
Trek from Bhedi Odar to Bhedi Kharka (5225m.) takes about seven hours. The early part of the trial is sloppy and then to reach Bhedi Kharka you have to trek uphill passing through forests and green hills. Mountain views are available along the way. Bhedi Kharka is also a grazing field. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 10: Trek to Dudh Pokhari
Trek from Bhedi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390 m.) takes about six hours. Passing through forests covered mainly by bamboo you have to trek uphill until you reach Dudh Pokhari, though sometimes you trek along an almost flat path. Dudh Pokhari is a pilgrimage site where many devotees gather at different periods throughout the year. Dudh Pokhari is the best view point of this trip as you can see panoramic views of Manaslu mountain, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 11: Trek to Ninghalghari.
Trek from Dudh Pokhari to Ninghalaghari (4590m.) takes about seven hours. This day you trek a gradually descending path until you reach your destination, passing through forests covered with bamboo, rhododendron, pine and other plants and shrubs. Ninghalaghari is a campsite surrounded by forests covered mainly by bamboos and green hills. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 12: Trek to Chyadi Danda.
Trek from Ninghalaghari to Chyadi Danda (3600m.) takes about seven hours. After walking gently downhill trail for few minutes you begin to trek uphill until you reach Chyadi Danda. En route you walk through forests and can enjoy mountain sceneries and villages at a far distance. Chyadi Danda is a ridge surrounded by forests and green hills. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 13: Trek to Tonje.
Trek from Chyadi Danda to Tonje (1850m.) takes about seven hours. To reach Tonje, you have to trek through sparse forests and the trail is quite up and down. Tonje is a small village mainly inhabited by the Gurung tribe. You will be heartily welcome by local people and can enjoy a cultural show.
Day 14: Trek to Duwar.
Trek from Tonje to Duwar (975m.) takes about six hours. You walk through villages and along the river bank. Duwar is a comparatively bigger village than Tonje and here too you will get to experience the traditional customs and behavior of local people. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 15: Trek to Besisahar.
Trek from Duwar to Besisahar (760m.) takes about 2 and half hours. The trail today is quite easier as you trek along a flat leveled path passing terraces, villages, and suspension bridges and can enjoy mountain views, green hills and a flowing river at a far distance. On the same day, drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about 6 hours. It is a picturesque journey to get back to Kathmandu along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road.
Rupina La Pass Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you there and transfer to hotel. We wait you there with your name and please look out the sign of your name there. The rest of the day is free and short tour briefing in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour
We have full day Kathmandu tour visiting Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Gorkha (1060m) by bus. Trek to Kalikasthan (1520m)
Day 4: Kalikasthan – Gairichap (1420m, 6h)
Day 5: Gairichap – Thala (2215m, 6h)
Day 6: Thala – Dharchey Dada (3245m) – Shambe (2930m, 6h)
Day 7: Shambe – Laprak (2200m, 4hrs)
Day 8: Laprak – Pomkin (2800m, 5h)
Day 9: Pomkin – Roshe Kharka (3100m, 5h)
Day 10: Roshe Kharka – Rupinala Phedi (4000m, 6h)
Day 11: Rupinala Phedi - Rupila pass (4720m) – Pass Phedi or Camp site (4020m, 6h)
Day 12: Pass Phedi – Jarang (3420m, 6h)
Day 13: Jarang – Nyak (2340m, 5h).
Day 14: Nyak – Jagat (1410m, 5h)
Day 15: Jagat – Khorlabenshi (970m, 6h)
Day 16: Khorlabenshi – Soti Khola (730m, 6h)
Day 17: Soti Khola – Arughat Bazar (570m, 5h)