Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek

Overview

Trips Fact

  • Duration 22
  • Max-Altitude: 5,100 m
  • Best Season: Spring (February – May) and Autumn (September – November)
  • Departure From: Kathmandu
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: Min. 2 – Max. 12
  • Breakfast: Meal | Breakfast
  • Diffculty: Moderate to Strenuous
Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek

Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek offers you a perfect opportunity to observe Tibetan culture and pristine snow-capped mountain views. Most importantly, you witness the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Himal Chuli (7,893 m), Buddha Himal (6,672 m), Rupila La Pass (4,520 m) and Larkhy La Pass (5,100 m).

During the Rupila La Pass Trek, you will feel hypnotized – pleasing scenery, lush valleys and green forests, fast roaring rivers, waterfalls, traditional villages, terraced fields, incredible landscapes, wild animals and birds and many more jaw-dropping scenes. Also, at Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, you feel blessed being invited and welcomed at the evening prayers.

This Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the longest but most exciting adventures for world trekkers and nature lovers. It was officially opened in 1991. Booking this trek and while accomplishing it, you will find yourself in such an isolated region – a feeling of a different world within the earth. Also, you can explore untouched ecology, wilderness; walk on the rustic trails, sublime nature, and biological diversity. To accomplish your trip, you walk through traditional villages, witness their ancient culture, explore an almost medieval lifestyle and witness spectacular views of pristine mountain ranges

What a life-changing experience! You will feel and achieve.

Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Baluwa. Then, you trek passing through the traditional settlements, terraced fields, pastures dense rhododendron/alpine woodlands, glacial rivers, frozen lakes, deep gorges and narrow ridges. During your trek, you pass Rupila La Pass to Larkhya La Pass. Gompas, prayer wheels, Mani walls, stone inscriptions with Buddhists mantras and local woodcrafts attract, energize and entertain to accomplish your adventurous trek to the Manaslu region. Mu Gompa, and Gumba Lungdang.

Book your Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek with Lonely Nepal Trek. We promise you to provide the best quality trekking services, security and proper guidance plus assistance. Be ready to collect the most beautiful memories, natural-thrilling moments and life-changing activities.


  • Move into the Manaslu Conservation Areaencircling Manaslu (8,163 m) – the world’s eighth highest peak
  • Experience a uniquely different experience than the Everestand Annapurna Regions
  • Step on the land of famous for Himalayan Tahrs, blue sheep and snow leopard
  • Observe the lifestyle and culture of Tsumbas of Tibetan origin
  • Meet Himalayan people and their lifestyle, enjoy Tibetan culture, observe Buddhist monasteries, architecture and traditions
  • Comparatively easier, safer and cost-effective Everest Base Camp Trip
  • Average physical fitness trekkers can easily accomplish
  • Indulge with 3600 dazzling close views of ManasluMassifs
  • Well-experienced licensed guides, strong porters and supportive crew members
  • Physically less challenging journey, and heavenly natural pleasure – collect lifetime experiences
  • One of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.

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Itinerary

When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative. He/she will greet you and drive to our luxury Nepali authentic restaurant and assist you to check-in at Thamel. So, please keep your eyes on someone holding a placard with your name or our company’s name – Lonely Nepal.

In the evening, we arrange a short introduction meeting. You will meet your guide, and our trekking expert will provide you with all the detailed information about the trek.

We offer you a welcome dinner and you simply take a rest at the restaurant. Overnight, you stay at our restaurant and restore your energy to accomplish your upcoming adventurous trip to Rupina La Manaslu Circuit Trek.

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Today, you are going to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley Tour – the city full of World Heritage Sites, Nepali culture and many more to explore.

Early morning, we offer you a warm breakfast and your sightseeing starts with our city guide. At first, you visit Pashupatinath Temple – the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, then move to Boudhanath Stupa – the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. After that, we drive you to Patan Durbar Square. In addition, we take you to Swayambhunath Stupa – the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hilltop also nick-named as monkey temple. Finally, we come to Kathmandu Durbar Square, observe Kumari Temple (living goddess temple), Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak streets and more.

Your exciting city tour finishes in the evening. You take a delicious dinner and take a rest collecting energy for the upcoming adventure.

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Today, after taking early breakfast, we drive you from Kathmandu to Baluwa. We drive you through the tropical and sub-tropical landscapes along the Trishuli River – a famous river for rafting. Before 15 km reaching Gorkha Bazaar (the headquarters of Gorkha district), we turn towards Baluwa driving on the rough and bumpy road. Enjoying various landscapes on the way, we reach Baluwa.

Overnight, we stay and take a rest here at Baluwa.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

On this day, we follow the path down to the Daraudi River and walk across the paddy field. Next, we continue to climb up. As we go higher, we have a beautiful view of the river valley and Buddha Himal (6672 m) in the distance. The trail ascends across a parched terraced farming area. We continue to climb steeply toward Barpak – the main settlement in this area and the epicenter of 2015 devastated 7.8 Richter scale earthquakes.

Overnight, we stay here, and you can explore culture, lifestyle and local landscapes in the evening.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

This day, we enjoy a warm breakfast and the spectacular view of Buddha Himal. After that, we move towards Gaikharka (cow pasture) passing through rhododendron and oak woodland. As we climb higher, the mountains appear closer with wonderful views. At last, we reach Gaikharka.

The whole night, we spend here at Gaikharka.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

On this day, we follow the zigzag trails in the dense forest. You feel relatively easier than the previous day. Finally, we reach Bhaisi Kharka (buffalo pasture).

Overnight, we take shelter and take a rest here at Bhaisi Kharka.

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Enjoying an early delicate breakfast, we start our trek from Bhaisi Kharka to Rupina La Phedi. At first, we go down through a steady narrow path and reach Bhedi Kharka (sheep pasture) and have lunch here. Next, we continue our trek and reach Rupina La Phedi after a three-hour climb.

Overnight, we stay here at Rupina La Phedi.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

On this day, our trek takes us to a difficult terrain toward Rupina La Pass. Taking an early breakfast, we keep our pace. After climbing up about four hours, we reach Rupila La Pass.

After that, we go down the other side of the Rupila La Pass Base Camp to shelter at a herder’s house.

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

This day, we reach to Jarang crossing two glaciers and a somewhat flat tail to another magnificent campground with the best view of the Himalayas. We set up a camp here.

Overnight, we spend night at the camp.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Taking an early breakfast, our trail descends which takes us from Bihi – a stone-carved village to Namrung. We continue our trek following the Budhi Gandaki route. Passing through enchanting fir and rhododendron forest, we reach Ghap and then climb Tum Khola. We cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and reach Namrung.

Trekking further, the next village Sho welcomes us offering a more spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Manaslu North (7,157 m) and Naike Peak (5,515 m). After a short walk from Sho village, we reach Lho Gaun with the busy Ribum Gompa.

Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Lho.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

along the little river and climb the steady trail. Then, we reach Shyaula – an exciting plateau of the high mountains. You feel greeted with beautiful chortens and magnificent mountain sights.

Our journey continues. We follow the trail through dense forest witnessing the stunning waterfall in hilly terrain. Moving further, the valley opens wider leading to a bigger village of Samagaun.

Overnight, we stay here at Samagaun.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

This is rest and exploration day at Samagaon and nearby regions. You would feel blessed after seeing innocent smiling faces of children and kind people accompanied with enchanting natural beauty. Also, you can explore big chortens, colorful flags, prayer wheels, piled mani stones with holy inscriptions. In addition, you observe amazing woodcraft and women wearing traditional jewellery. Even, you go to Pungyen monastery and feel blessed with its sanity and holiness in the Himalayas.

Touching cool air, you can capture panoramic views of the mountains. And, you also can have a short hike to Birendra Tal – a freshwater lake with its turquoise color makes your hike mesmerizing and valuable. Also, we trek up to Manaslu Base Camp and capture the most scenic moments.

Samagaon is a perfect example of authentic religious and cultural traditions and natural views in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Enjoy it.

Overnight, we stay here.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Today, we head towards Samdo following the north side trail of Sama village with drier vegetation and a cold climate.  We pass a large pasture land Khemu Kharka with long Mani walls and scrubby forest. Continuing our trek, we reach Samdo – the last village before Larkya La. At Samdo, you see a chorten, farmland, green pastures/fields, a white entrance and Buddhist-stone houses.

During summer, Samdo is the trade spot for Tibet and Samdo village to exchange woolen craft and other materials. Overnight, we stay here at Samdo

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

On this day, leaving Samdo, you stroll through the northern trail of the village. Then, taking the westward trail, you pass through the dense juniper and rhododendron woodland. After that, you head towards Larkhya Phedi. On the way, you might encounter Blue Sheep if you are lucky. While climbing up to Larkhya Phedi, enjoy the panoramic view of the Syacha Glaciers originated from the Larkhya Himal.

Overnight, we stay here at Dharmasala.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

We start our trek early in the morning. After ascending for some time, we reach Larkhya La Pass – it’s a proven challenge. We continue our journey following the frozen lake’s moraine and stepping on snow. It’s tiresome but fun when we conquer. You will see Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m) and Annapurna II (7937m) mirroring majestically in front of you.

Then, we descend through slippery trails which leads us to Taubuche. Walking further, we reach Bhimthang – a wider valley. We stay here overnight.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

From Bhimthang, we catch the trail to glacier stream, cross a wooden bridge and walk up to the valley of Burdin Khola. From the ridge, enjoy the outstanding views of Manaslu and Annapurna II.

Again, we drop to Dudh Khola, then to Karche – the highest cultivated land in this valley. Further, passing through farming fields, rhododendron and oak forest, we reach warmer apple campsite Tilje.

Overnight, we stay here at Tilje.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

From Tilje, we ascend to the ridge of the village. Leaving the village, we cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Khola and walk along the bank of the river. After that, we cross a suspension bridge over the Marshyandi River and reunite with the Annapurna Circuit trail at Dharapani.

Then, we follow down the trails to Marsyandi River enjoying the scenic views of waterfalls and greeneries. Finally, we reach Chyamje – a small Tibetan village.

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Today, the trail follows a jeep track through the narrow Marshyandi valley and on to Jagat, where it continues to a spectacular waterfall high above the river’s south bank. Cross the bridal and walk through rice fields, little streams, and a hard ascent up a typical Bahundanda settlement. The vista of the green Marshyandi deep valley is breathtaking, and the route descends to the river to Ngadi Bazar.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

Early morning, from Ngadi Bazaar to Bulbule to Besisahar, we drive you via the temporary dusty rural roads. When we reach Besisahar, the road becomes smooth to Kathmandu.

On the way, you enjoy the scenic pastoral landscapes, terrace farming, and rows of settlements on both sides of the road. We guarantee that you will be so happy to see distant mountains, close giant hills, rural villages, fast-flowing rivers (Marsyangdi, Narayani and Trishuli).

After 7-8 hours of a comfortable journey, we reach Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. You can take a rest or explore the streets and markets in Kathmandu. Even you can enjoy various cuisines at different restaurants in Thamel – the No. 1 tourist city in Nepal.

 

 

 

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

On this final day, offering you a delicate breakfast, we transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport via our private transportation. We bid a happy ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you a safe flight.

  • Hikking Info: 22
  • Max: 5,100 m

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    • April 21st, 2022

    My sister and I went on a trip to Nepal in Oct 2018. We got in touch with Ram of Lonely Nepal Travels after a few of our friends reccomended him to us, and we were so glad we did! Nepal has so much to offer, and our trip was planned according to our interests and what we wanted to do. It included everything from visiting town squares and cultural/religious sites, to some adventure like bungee jumping/white water rafting/paragliding, and a trek to Poon Hill.

    Everything was taken care of, down to the smallest details, and the guide was so kind as to invite us out for a traditional Nepalese dinner the day we landed in Kathmandu.

    I am already looking forward to planning another trip to Nepal, one exclusively for trekking, with Lonely Nepal Travels’ very experienced guides.

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