Rupina La Manaslu Trek


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Johnson Charles
We want to thank Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek company for its expert services and accommodation managed during our 23 days manaslu tsum valley trek in Nepal. We are satisfied with the trekking services this trekking agency provided to us.
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Rupina La Manaslu trek is 23-days of difficult trekking trail in lower Manaslu region of Gorkha district that progresses through lush green valleys, landscape and dense forest that supports himalayan wildlife and which also allows best bird watching views. Rupina La Pass (4630m) is located near to Buddha Himal. Rupinla Manaslu trekking route commences from Kathmandu. After completing the necessary arrangement, we will leave Kathmandu and head to Gorkha which is the ancient capital city of Nepal. Gorkha is the emerging trail among other popular and classic trails in Nepal. Gorkha is rich in its brave history and is popular in the world as the homeland of brave warriors- Gurkhas. Along with rich history, Gorkha is full of promising trails that are perfect for outdoor activities like expedition, climbing, adventure, tour and trekking and travel. Major attractions in Gorkha include Liglig Kot, Sulikot, Gorakhkali Kot and Manakamana. Manakamana is also known as wish fulfilling goddess and many devotees from far and wide visit Mankamana every year.   
From Gorkha, we will follow the bumpy road to Mandre Khola and begin our trekking. Following the plain land of Barpak, we will arrive at the cascading waterfall named Panga Chhahara. The trail takes us further to pasture land with lush green vegetation at Bhendi Goth. We will take the steep climb from Rusi camp to the foothill of Rupin La Pass. We will enjoy the views of Sringi, Manaslu, Bouddha and other mountains and then lower down to Nyak. From Ghap, we will reach to Namrung at which point we will meet the trail from Manaslu circuit trek. The trail continues through villages of Lho, Samagaon and Samdo to the high pass of Larkya La. We will lower down to Dharapani and drive back to Kathmandu from Bensisahar.    

Itinerary Outline:
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek preparation
Day03: Drive to Mandre Khola (1200m), overnight at tented camp
Day04: Trek to Barpak (1900m), overnight at tented camp
Day05: Trek to Panga Chhahara (2110m), overnight at tented camp
Day06: Trek to Bhendi Goth (2600m), overnight at tented camp
Day07: Trek to Rusi Camp (3100m), overnight at tented camp
Day08: Trek to Rupina La Phedi (base camp-4200m), overnight at tented camp
Day09: Trek to Jarang (3400m) after crossing Rupinala Pass (4643m), overnight at tented camp
Day10: Trek to Nyak (2340m) 5hr
Day11: Trek to Ghap (2380m), overnight at tented camp
Day12: Trek to Namrung (2550m), overnight at tented camp
Day13: Trek to Lho (3180m) 5-6hrs (700m net gain gross-1000m)
Day14: Trek to Sama Gaon (Gompa- 3550m) 3 to 4 hrs (300m net gain)
Day15: Acclimatization at Sama Gaon (explore Birendra Lake, monasteries), overnight at tented camp
Day16: Trek to Samdo (3780m), overnight at tented camp
Day17: Trek to Larkya La Phedi (Bazaar- 4390m), overnight at tented camp
Day18: Trek to Bhimtang (3630m) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5213m), overnight at tented camp
Day19: Trek to Dharapani (2050m), overnight at tented camp
Day20: Drive to Bensisahar (1400m), overnight at guest house
Day21: Drive to Kathmandu (1310m), overnight at hotel/ resort
Day22: Free Day
Day23: Departure
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel:
After arrival in international airport TIA at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and then taken to hotel where you will be briefly explained about the trekking package.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek preparation:
We will need special trekking permit to visit Restricted Area Trekking. So, this day is dedicated to collect trekking permits and other stuffs which will be useful in trekking. You will be given guided city tour. You will take tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day03: Drive to Mandre Khola (1200m), overnight at tented camp:
We will take 7hours of bus ride to Mandre Khola. Our path stretches along scenic Prithvi Highway with Trishuli River at the backdrop. Our tour takes us to historical Gorkha city. We will visit most famous Gorkha Durbar and then continue our journey to Mandre Khola.      

Day04: Trek to Barpak (1900m), overnight at tented camp:
We will begin our trek along the bank of river. The path then winds up through the crop fields to Barpak where we will stay overnight at a tented camp. In Barpak lies one of the largest Ghale community of more than 1500houses.

Day05: Trek to Panga Chhahara (2110m), overnight at tented camp:
Leaving the plain land of Barpak, we will climb further to Panga Chhahara where we will have the gratifying sight of wonderful cascading waterfall.

Day06: Trek to Bhendi Goth (2600m), overnight at tented camp:
From Panga Chhahara, we will make steep climb through few dispersed settlements to Bhendigoth which is the pasture land with lush green vegetation. 

Day07: Trek to Rusi Camp (3100m), overnight at tented camp:
Difficult climb from Bhendi Goth will take us to Rusi Camp. The trail progresses through verdant woods with possibility of viewing Himalayan wildlife.

Day08: Trek to Rupina La Phedi (base camp-4200m), overnight at tented camp:
Trekking on 8th day will take us through moraines and boulders to the foothill of Rupina La Pass. We will stay overnight in the tented camp.

Day09: Trek to Jarang (3400m) after crossing Rupinala Pass (4643m), overnight at tented camp:
Difficult climb through the steep hill will take us to the summit of Rupinala Pass. The hilltop offers scenic views of Sringi, Manaslu, Bouddha and other snow-clad mountains. We will lower down from Rupinla summit and pursue the trail to Jarang.

Day10: Trek to Nyak (2340m) 5hr:
We will choose the steep downward trail which passes through the scenic views of trees and dispersed settlement to Nyak.

Day11: Trek to Ghap (2380m), overnight at tented camp:
Our trail progresses along the scenic mountain views at the backdrop. We will walk past ridges to Ghap. 

Day12: Trek to Namrung (2550m), overnight at tented camp:
We will lower down to river and continue our trail upward towards the village. We will pass through few mani walls to arrive at Gyapsa which further leads us to Namrung.

Day13: Trek to Lho (3180m) 5-6hrs (700m net gain gross-1000m):
We will walk through Tibetan fashioned narrow alleys and white washed houses to crop fields of Barchham and Lho villages. We will enjoy scenic mountain views of Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Saula and other Tibetan Mountains. We will cross the river and arrive at beautiful Lho Village. 

Day14: Trek to Sama Gaon (Gompa- 3550m) 3 to 4 hrs (300m net gain):
Walk along stone gates and Mani walls will take us to the village of Lho. The trek continues along the narrow path with views of peaks to Pungen glacier. From Pungen glacier, we will move towards Samagaon. We will enjoy the views of Manaslu Mountain before heading towards Samagaon.

Day15: Acclimatization at Sama Gaon (explore Birendra Lake, monasteries), overnight at tented camp:
We will take rest from our trekking for proper acclimatization. We can either take side trip to Sama Gompa or Birendra Tal or we can even walk upto the glacier valley and return back to Samagaon.

Day16: Trek to Samdo (3780m), overnight at tented camp:
After taking walk through the meadow of lush vegetation, we will leave the valley and climb the ridge. We will enjoy the view of Manaslu Mountain from the ridge and continue our walk to Samdo which is the village existing nearer to Tibetan border. We will stay overnight at Samdo.

Day17: Trek to Larkya La Phedi (Bazaar- 4390m), overnight at tented camp:
After taking short climb of the small hill, we will walk through the Larkya Glacier with views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak and move forth the moraines to the summit of Larkya La. The summit offers scenic views of Cheo, Kangguru and Annapurna II mountains. We will lower down to Bimthang.     

Day18: Trek to Bhimtang (3630m) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5213m), overnight at tented camp:
After taking short climb of the small hill, we will walk through the Larkya Glacier with views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak and move forth the moraines to the summit of Larkya La. The summit offers scenic views of Cheo, Kangguru and Annapurna II mountains. We will lower down to Bimthang.     

Day19: Trek to Dharapani (2050m), overnight at tented camp:
Leaving Bimthang, we will move along the stone paved path and walk through Mani wall to arrive at Thonje Village whence the track continues to Dharapani where we will stay overnight.

Day20: Drive to Bensisahar (1400m), overnight at guest house:
From Dharapani, we will make it to Chamje and reach Bensisahar. We will stay overnight in a guesthouse at Besisahar.

Day21: Drive to Kathmandu (1310m), overnight at hotel/ resort:
Bensisahar is the bustling market area of Lamjung. We will take 7hrs of bus ride from Bensisahar to arrive at Kathmandu. The route will be blessed with views of Trishuli river and mountains.     

Day22: Free Day:
This is a free day. Spend the day as you wish. You can go shopping in Thamel to buy souvenirs for your near and dear ones.  

Day23: Departure:
You will be taken to Airport by our representative. We wish you safe journey and hope that you will visit us soon. 
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