Rupina La Pass Trek -15 Days

Camping & Tea House Trekking
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$1041
  • 2 PAX US$875
  • 3 PAX US$808
  • 4 PAX US$812
  • 5-10 PAX US$791
  • 11-20 PAX US$755
Price Per Person US$ 755 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Majestic Himalayan views of Manaslu (8156 meter), Himalchuli (7893 meter), Shring Himal (7177 meter), Buddha Himal (7422 meter) Ganesh Himal (7422 meter).
  • Explore iconic villages such as Barpak, Larpak, Pachgaon, Gambugang, Nyak, Ekle Bhatti, Bhangsing, Salleri, Bhalugaon, Jagat, Yaruphat, Dobhan, Tatopani, Khorlabeshi, Machhakhola, Lapubesi.
  • Rupina La Pass, at an elevation of 4,720 meters, offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Encounter various species of birds, including the colorful Danphe (Lophophorus), Nepal’s national bird.
  • Beautiful Monasteries high altitude lakes, glaciers sustaining views of mountains.
  • Cozy tea houses to rest, rejuvenate, and enjoy warm meals.
  • Unspoiled and non-commercialized trekking route.
  • Fusion of Unique Nepali and Tibetan culture in the local area.
  • Off the beaten paths and an amazing lifetime experience.

Rupina La pass Trek Overview

The Rupina La Pass trek is a challenging and less-crowded trekking route located in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It takes you through remote and untouched wilderness, offering stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of adventure. This area was opened at 1991 as a touristic place. Passing through decent rice porch, impressive waterfall, view of typical Nepali pagoda style houses, scenic view of river, hills and mountains, we begin our trek to Rupina La Pass trek.

Rupina La Pass Trek

The trek typically starts from From an Iconic Village Barpak in Gorkha District and you follow a trail that passes through picturesque villages of Barpak and Laprak before reaching Rupina-La Pass. The route is circular, so you return to Gorkha via a different path at Machha Khola which is the starting point of Tsum Valley-Manaslu Circuit Trek, from where we drive about 8-9 hours by bus to Kathmandu.

Barpak is a beautiful village and the largest Gurung settlement in the region considered as starting of the trek. It was heavily affected by the devastating earthquake in 2015 but has since been rebuilt. Exploring Barpak allows you to experience the traditional Gurung culture, visit local monasteries, and witness the resilience of the community.

Laprak is another charming village on the Rupina La Pass trek. It offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and terraced fields. You can interact with the friendly locals, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about their traditional way of life.

Before reaching the actual pass, there is a base camp situated at a lower elevation. It serves as a resting point and provides magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. It’s an ideal spot to take a break, soak in the scenery, and prepare for the challenging ascent to the pass. The crossing of Rupina-La Pass itself is a highlight of the Rupina La Pass trek. Once you reach the pass, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan range. It’s a great place to take memorable photographs and savor the sense of achievement.

Rupinala Phedi is a small settlement located near the base of the pass. It serves as a stopping point for trekkers before ascending to Rupina La Pass. You can relax here, interact with fellow trekkers, and enjoy the serene mountain environment.

The trek offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and other snow-capped mountains. The trail takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and glacial valleys. The Rupina La Pass trek takes you through remote and less-trekked areas of the Manaslu region, providing a sense of solitude and tranquility. You will trek through pristine forests, cross gushing rivers, and witness the untouched beauty of nature.

The trek falls within the boundaries of the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is a designated protected area. It is home to various endangered species and aims to conserve the unique biodiversity of the region. Along the trail, there are tea houses and lodges where trekkers can find shelter and rest. These accommodations offer basic facilities such as meals and comfortable beds. However, it’s important to note that the amenities may be more basic compared to popular trekking routes, given the remoteness of the area.

Cultural Experience:

The Rupina La Pass trek allows you to immerse yourself in the rich local culture of the region. You will pass through several traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities like Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas. You can interact with the friendly locals, experience their warm hospitality, and learn about their unique traditions and way of life. Trekkers often mention the warm hospitality of the locals and the enriching cultural experiences they encounter along the way.

Wildlife and Nature:

The region is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Trekkers often spot colorful birds like the Danphe (Lophophorus), and if lucky, they might come across wildlife such as the snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, or Himalayan marmots. The diverse natural surroundings add to the overall trekking experience.

Climate:

The climate in the Rupina La Pass trekking region varies based on the season. It’s important to plan your trek during the optimal season to ensure favorable weather conditions. Generally, the best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, you can expect moderate temperatures and clear skies, which provide excellent visibility of the mountains and landscapes. The daytime temperatures can range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) at lower elevations, while it can drop below freezing point at higher altitudes.

Difficulty Level:

The Rupina La Pass trek is considered to be a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. It involves traversing through rugged and remote terrain, including steep ascents and descents. The trail can be demanding, with some sections requiring the use of ropes and climbing equipment. Additionally, the high altitude can pose challenges such as altitude sickness. Therefore, it is recommended to have proper acclimatization days and consult with experienced trekking guides or agencies before attempting this trek.

Duration:

The duration of the Rupina La Pass trek can vary depending on several factors, including your itinerary and hiking pace. On average, the trek takes around 15 to 18 days to complete. However, it’s important to note that this duration can be longer or shorter based on individual preferences and conditions on the trail. It’s essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization and to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.

Permits:

Like other restricted areas in Nepal, you need to obtain certain permits for the Rupina La Pass trek. After Rupina-La pass you gonna entered into the Manaslu restricted zone so trek requires the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, which is required to enter the Manaslu restricted and Conservation Area, so in additional we need to obtain Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and TIMS card.

Best Time to Trek:

The best time to undertake the Rupina La Pass trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable temperatures for trekking. The monsoon season (June to August) and winter months (December to February) are less ideal due to heavy rainfall, snowfall, and harsh weather conditions.

Accommodation:

Along the trail, there are tea houses and lodges where you can find accommodation. However, the facilities may be more basic compared to popular trekking routes. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag and be prepared for shared facilities.

Safety:

It’s recommended to trek with a licensed guide or through a trekking agency for safety and navigation purposes. They can provide you with necessary information, ensure your well-being, and make necessary arrangements along the trek.

Overall, the Rupina La Pass trek is a challenging adventure that combines breathtaking natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. It provides a unique opportunity to explore remote and less-visited areas of Nepal, away from the crowds, and experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas.

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Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu Check Into hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 1,915m/6,282ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 2,900m/9,514ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 3,400m/11,154ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3800m/12,467ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 4720m/15,485ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 3,420m/11,220ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 2960m/9,711ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 2,340m/7,677ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 1,340m/4,395ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
13
Max. Altitude: 870m/2,952ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
14
Max. Altitude: 730m/2,395ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
15
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
16
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Kathmandu to Barpak (trekking starting point) transfer by Bus, and way back from Machha Khola to Kathmandu by bus
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees, (Entry Permit, Manaslu conservation area permit, Manaslu Restricted area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All accommodation during trek (Tea house/guesthouse)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained  trekking guide and assistant guide (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert  local porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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Good To Know

  • We can see the natural beauty of forests, rivers, and flora of the Manaslu region
  • We can see the friendly people and best culture of the region which includes in Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Pass height point of Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Incredible landscapes and breathtaking mountain views .
  • Hiking to the new trekking route .
  • Explore the local cultural and natural beauty .
  • Explore historical Gorkha Palace, home of the king Prithvi Narayan Shah.
  • Rupina la pass (4,720 meters).
  • Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Hiking to the new trekking route as well as.

 

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