Rupina-la pas trek starts from Barpak, which is one of the best Gurung village of this region. we drive about 8 hrs via Gorkha bazar from Kathmandu. We pass through beautiful rice/wheat terrace. The waterfall is incredible. Typical culture and local people's life style are really heart touching. This trek has variety of different geography with one of the challenging trekking trial in Nepal. This is specially on-touristic Trek of Nepal Himalayas lies in Lower Manaslu region. This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991. The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including Hindu and remote village, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, suspension (Temporary) bridges and stunning mountain scenery which is true adventure for visitors. The views of Manaslu (8163m), Peak 29 (7879m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m) are wonderful here. When we cross the interesting Rupina-La (4610m), then join with Larkya pass trek of Manaslu.
Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably "untouched" region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu trekking has been also opened since 1991, it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit.
Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.
We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
BOUDHANATH STUPA : lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like the Swayambhunath, the stupa here is too has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhist throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals. The area of the stupa boasts of more than 35 gompas and is easily accessible by being a short walking distance from Pashupatinath and a little north to the airport. The Losar, the Tibetan New Year Day coming around in the months of February or March, is grandly celebrated as the biggest festival here. Therefore, a massive crowd of tourists can be seen swarming the place during such days.
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE: like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 200 per foreign visitor. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna – Krishna Mandir built entirely of stone with rare stone carvings on. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square.Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these are Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna.
Early morning we drive to Gorkha 141 KM ( approx. 5 hours).You may explore the temple and Durbar of late King Prithivi Narayan Shah the founder of Nepal. Drive on the way journey to Barpak village in dry season. It takes 4 hours drive then we will be in Barpak village. Observe the local communities. On the evening join local cultural dance programs overnight stay.
On the following day you will set out from Rupina La Phedi to trek Rupina La Manaslu Trek enduring the journey to its conclusion. Arriving at Rupina La Manaslu Trek will produce positive thought as you are approaching nearer to the target. Israel camp is situated at an elevation of 4,610m. You will try to adapt yourselves to trek at this region. Stay overnight in a tented camp.
On the following day you will set out for the Jungle Camp after accomplishing yesterday’s trekking. Trek to Jungle Camp is a fascinating day for all the trekkers where you will get some time to make out the Jungle and its ecology. This is more like adventures somewhat than trekking, Stay overnight in tented camp.
Having a breakfast we start to walk our destination, this days we walk through the forest and some villages, most of part is descending part to be final point of day camp. We follow on the left side of chhilung khola passing through Gomna and Serang village to Nyak village after 4-5hours walk, over night at tented.
Today, we follow the trail upstream of Deng River and then walk through a newly built rock tunnel. The trail eventually leads us to Ghap where you can explore the Tibetan culture with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight stay
Crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. We then cross the Hinan River and continue to Lho. We stay overnight at a Lho.
From Lho, we pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall. From here, we can witness the beautiful view of Peak 29. Following the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier, we eventually reach the village of Sama. Stay overnight.
Rest days to get physically acclimatized. We can spend the day exploring surroundings such as, Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but this both side trips requires almost a full day for each. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.
We trek to Samdo 3-4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight in lodge at Samdo.
After having an early breakfast we start the trek. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). from the top of Larke Pass then the trail descends to Bimtang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight in lodge at Bimtang.
Our route gets easier and we start a gentle climb through paddy fields towards Karcha La pass. After crossing that small pass, we descend through the fig trees and forests of rhododendrons till we reach Tilje. We stay overnight at Tilje.
Following the downstream trail of Marshyangdi River and passing through the scattered villages, we eventually reach the village of Tal. We stay overnight at Tal.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Besishahar today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.
The entire day is free for you. You may enjoy shopping or roam around the city. In the evening, enjoy Farewell Dinner at Cultural Restaurant.
We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.