RUPINA LA PASS TREK | MANASLU | TSUM VALLEY | Alpinist Club

RUPINA LA PASS TREK

Group Size

5-15 person

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

hotel, lodge,tent

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

Easy

max. altitude

4,600m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • Glacier in low altitude in Nepal
  • Experience a real wilderness
  • Hidden village nyak and gurung culture
  • Camping trip with local team

trip introduction

Rupina La Pass trek is a challenging and difficult route in the Lower Manaslu region. The trail offers several panoramic views of the Manaslu ranges. Similarly,  you will follow a series of remote trails through the mountain ranges of Ganesh himal, Peak 29 (7,871m), Himal Chulu (7,893m), and Buddha (6,672m).

The route includes many beautiful villages inhabited by ethnic Gurungs. Which presents the trekker with an opportunity to observe their remarkable culture, traditions, and lifestyle. The travels between villages pass through rhododendron and pine forests. Frequently changing terrain that provides spectacular views. Like rivers, waterfalls, lush valleys, and a remarkable variety of wildlife.

The Rupina La Pass trek itinerary route starts from either Dharchee Dada or from Barpak and Laprak. Then you will join up at the village of Nyak. From Nyak, you can also continue to the Manaslu circuit trek  Larkey Pass or Tsum Valley. But on this trip, you will return back to Arught Bazar and Kathmandu.  From Rupina La to Nyak village there is no tea houses or villages, so tent camping is required.

The springs and autumn seasons are the best trekking season in Nepal. The weather becomes clear with warm days and cold nights. During these seasons, you will get a clear view of magnificent mountains, colorful flowers, and lush greenery. Which makes the spring and autumn season the busiest time to trek in Nepal

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Installation at the accommodation. Briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel from the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We take the Private Jeep to laprak, by a road along the Trisuli river with beautiful views of the Himalayan range. Then we continue in the valley of the Daraundi Khola to Baluwa. After Baluwa the road is Zikzak until barpak and laprak. with superb views of Buddha Himal (6672 m) and the various peaks of Ganesh Himal (7100 m).

approximately 9 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Wake up Early in the morning; we can observe the 180 degrees Mountain View with warm breakfast. Then prepare and continue to lamro kharka on the ridge of charchuri Himal through dense forest of Rhododendron and pine forest.  The path is not so difficult but we should carry enough water because it is very hard to find water on the way. Before reaching the camp we should climb up of 45 min. from the lamro kharka, we can view a beautiful Buddha Himal, Himchil peak in the west and to the northeast Ganesh Himal range and shiringi Himal range not only but At night time we can observe in lower part many village are shining with electricity which is really very amazing.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Today we will wake up very to see a sunrise view. From here we can see a real sun rising, rising from the shoulder of Ganesh Himal. Then after warm breakfast, we will continue slightly up to momchee kharka and from there we will take the left side of the path for high camp, we will hike slightly up and down in an open hill until the Rushi kharka, (the place where we will have lunch). From there we will continue on Rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forest until the Misra Khara (3300m). Before Misra kharka we will cross the Daraundi Khola by a traditional wooden bridge, then the trail continues slightly up by following the Daraundi river to Samro wong. In the October season we can meet a shepherd with many sheep and goats in this area. From there we will ascent for 45minuties to reach high camp.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,000 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Today is our special day, before the sunrise, after warm breakfast, we will pack everything and continually ascend up to the pass before the pass, trails are full of luss rock, so we should be careful of the following rock. It will take 3 to 4 hours to reaches the top. After reach the top you will award by the very beautiful scenic view of the mountain and lie of a glacier in the low altitude of Nepal. The view from the top is absolutely amazing. A glacier of the Buddha Himal and Himchuli Himal is following from middle of the pine forest in flat land is amazing. After enjoy this beautiful view, slowly we will descent on the rocky part for half-hour and descent on grassland on the side of Buddha Himal glacier. After reach in open flat land, it is very important to walk in group because it is possible of miss the way

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

This day will be the very best day of this trek, with the sunrise and cold air we will walk slightly down to tharapuk through the Right side of Buddha Himal glacier. After crossing the tharopuk we walk inside the pine forest and cross the river chungling Khola by a wooden bridge. Then slightly ascent for 15 minutes to cross a hug glacier Himachali, It takes an hour to cross a glacier.  It is a moving glacier so, there is a higher chance of loss when there is a whiteout. Walking in the team is very necessary when you are crossing the glacier. After crossing the glacier we will descent and walk in a beautiful flat grassland. In this region, we can see many shepherds. The trail is very nice on the Rhododendron forest, pain forest, and many herds plants. In this way, we slightly walk down by crossing some small river and rhododendron forest and we will reach an open grassland surrounding with big pine forest and beautiful hill and majestic Ganesh Himal in front and charchuri Himal and himchuli glacier in the west part, the place call Zhong kharka.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Today will be our last day of camping in the wilderness and going back to civilization to nyak village. But reaching to the village it is not easy, trail in some part is not very good and many ways make my shepherd and animal. So, good navigation is very important to find the right trail. Until the zarang kharka, we will walk in a small Rhododendron forest and there is a Dharamsala made for travelers and it is our lunch camp. From there we will walk slightly down on an open hill slope, and one must be careful of following stone from the hill by animal-like, musk deer, sheep. Etc. before reaching the nyak we have to climb up for an hour to the top nyak dada. From there we can observe nyak village with many other villages, mountains,s and gateway of Hidden Tsum valley lokpa village and  Tsum Valley Mountain. By rough route slowly we will descent to reach nyak. Nyak is a small gurung community village and there is some normal lodge for tourists. Overnight in lodge

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After a warm breakfast, we will descent in switch back way to nyakphedi and join a route to Manaslu circuit trek then cross budi Gandaki River  by  old bridge and somewhere the trail is not very good. Here on trail are very narrow we will meet many donkeys. Donkeys are use as transportation. The path is sometimes delicate (landslides). Crossing of humid forest, where we can also see some white monkeys (without any aggressiveness). On the way, we will see a beautiful and long waterfall of Manaslu Region. We will climb Small Steep before reaching philim village Here we will have lunch and continue to cross a Budi Gandaki river by suspension bridge then pass a  Beautiful typical ghatekhola and sirdibas village. Also building in the middle of village-like Kani gate and Main Street and women are working on the field is very impressive. Then slightly climbing up and down on the zigzag way we will reach to salleri village.  Salleri is a small beautiful village and made up of stone houses and paths inside the village.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1.400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

This day will be very hot so, batter to start early in the morning. from salleri in the narrow trail, we will cross a suspension bridge with two beautiful waterfalls and entry a Jagat village. This is a small village made up of beautiful stone houses and also a check post of the Manaslu trekking permit. Then further, we will slightly descent to pass a cantilever bridge and cross many small settlements yaru bagar, Thulo dhunga, shyauli Bhatti, and dovan village.  Again we cross the river with a suspension bridge We walk to Tatopani where a hot spring springs from the cliff in several small waterfalls and walk continue between narrow hill until to reach khorlabesi and from there it takes one hour to reach machhi Khola.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1.400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today Last day of our trip, During our trip we take many advantage of the landscape of rice paddies, crop fields, mountain, and lifestyle of people. This morning, breakfast at the hotel then we take our vehicles and leave for Kathmandu by a beautiful road. We cross landscapes made up of rice fields and traditional villages like Soti, Arkhet, Arughat until Kathmandu. It takes 7hours of driving to reach Kathmandu.

approximately 7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 15 minutes of driving to the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles.

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  • duration :

    13 days
  • difficulty level :

    Easy

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