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Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Rupina La pass (4610m) Circuit Trekking takes you into the wilderness and hidden part of Manaslu region. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Rupina la pass trekking is challenging trekking trial in Nepal. Rupina La pass is hidden area trekking of Nepalese Himalayas lies on the Manaslu region. Manaslu Rupina La Pass trekking was officially opened in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area.

Manaslu Rupina la pass has offer the views of Manaslu (8163m), peak 29 (7879m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m) are wonderful here. 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 has always 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.

Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking / 20 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (by bus) 8-9 hrs

Day 04: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola, 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1370m) 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Trek Jagat to Gomna (2100m) 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Trek Gomna to Jarang (2620m) 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Trek Jarang to Rupina la Phedi (4143 m) takes approximately seven hours.

Day 10: Trek Rupinala Phedi to Bhedi Odar (5150m) Via Rupina La Pass (4610m) 5-6 hrs

Day 11: Trek Bhedi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390m) 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Trek Bhedi Odar to Bhedi Kharka (5225m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Trek Dudh Pokhari to Ninghalaghari (4590m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Trek Ninghalaghari to Chyadi Danda (3600m) 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Trek Chyadi Danda to Tonje (1850m) 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Trek Tonje to Duwar (975m) 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Trek Duwar to Besisahar (760m) 5-6 hrs

Day 18: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu (1300m) 7-8 hrs

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 20: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking / 20 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (by bus) 8-9 hrs
We take an 8-9 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Budhi Gandaki, Arughat Bazaar is clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola, 6-7 hrs
From Arughat Bazar we trek to Soti Khola. Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal. We trek through Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, till we reach Soti Khola.We set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola(‘Khola' means river in Nepalese word). (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola, 6-7 hrs
We trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (Fish River). Machha Khola is a village situated above a stream with the same name. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1370m) 6-7 hrs 
In the beginning you again trek along a flat leveled path and then after trekking on an ascending and descending path you reach Jagat. In the route, you are exposed to Nepali culture as you walk through to few villages. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Jagat to Gomna (2100m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek Gomna to Jarang (2620m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek Jarang to Rupina la Phedi (4143m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Trek Rupinala Phedi to Bhedi Odar (5150m) Via Rupina La Pass (4610m) 5-6 hrs
After trekking uphill until Rupinala pass 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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 11: Trek Bhedi Odar to Bhedi Kharka (5225m) 5-6 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 12: Trek Bhedi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 13: Trek Dudh Pokhari to Ninghalaghari (4590m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 14: Trek Ninghalaghari to Chyadi Danda (3600m) 6-7 hrs
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 scenarios and villages at a far distance. Chyadi Danda is a ridge surrounded by forests and green hills. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 15: Trek Chyadi Danda to Tonje (1850m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 16: Trek Tonje to Duwar (975m) 6-7 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 17: Trek Duwar to Besisahar (760m) 5-6 hrs
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. (Overnight at tend camp on full board basis)

Day 18: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu (1300m) 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu around 7:00 am and nearly after 7-8 hours drive we reach in Kathmandu. En rooted we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greenflies, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios . However, the condition of road is not equally fine in all portion of our drive today. Approx 185 Km driving from Besisahar to Kathmandu. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 20: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination) 
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag,  trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Manaslu Rupina La Pass Circuit Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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