Manaslu Rupina-La Pass Trek

Trip Duration 22 Nights/23 Days
Trip Code NAP-MAN-404B
Trip Grade Moderate to strenuous trail.
Trip Cost Prices on request
Best Time Sept – Nov /March - April


Manaslu Rupina-La pass trek is challenging trekking trial in Nepal which is offer superb Himalayan scenery, Lush valleys, beautiful landscape, wild animals and birds. Rupina-La Pass (4630m) and Manaslu massive offers 3 weeks to completely unspoiled it includes some of the most varied and rewarding trekking in the Nepal of North Gorkha area opened for trek at 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. In 1950 a party led by H.W. Tillman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang. Jimmy Roberts crossed the Larkya-La (5215m) looking for an interesting mountain to climb. 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 always has been the domain of the mountaineering expedition. Manaslu Rupina-La pass trekking is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating circumnavigating Manaslu peak 29 (7871m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha Himal (6672m). Mostly Manaslu Rupina-La pass trekking trails cover with Tibetan culture.


  • Rim of the Kathmandu valley tour.
  • Scenic dirt road driving to Gorkha Bazar from Kathmandu.
  • Visit the legendary town Gorkha
  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture.
  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
  • Crossing Rupina-La and Larkya-La over 5215 meters.
  • Pristine mountain views
  • High Himalayan scenery
  • Different community with majority of Gurung, Bhotia etc.
  • Visit ancient monastery in Sama Gaon
  • Larkya Bazzar
  • Tibetan monks inhabit sacred
  • Innumerable Buddhist prayer flags

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to strenuous trail.
Trip Duration 22 Nights/23 Days
Trip code NAP-MAN-404B
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu, Arughat/Bhulbule, Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Crossing Rupina-La (4643m)
Trip Cost Prices on request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group
Accessibillity Drive to Arughat to trail-head from Kathmandu, start the trek according to the itinerary, after Larke-La pass from Bhulbule drive back or trek to Kathmandu.
The Route Crossing Rupina-La (4643m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, moderate to strenuous trail.
Season Sept – Nov /March - April
Permit Fee From September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10, and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
Trip Facilities 3+ hotel in city on B/B and camping (Can arrange lodge treks for small size of groups)


Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

A 7-8 hour's drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of the Dhading district. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Arughat is a major town in the region and is divided in two parts with the Budhi Gandaki River flowing between them. 

We cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin our trek from the western part of Arughat., we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We pass through the hydro- electric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through forests we arrive at Shanti Bazar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and the trek more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. Descend to a high, cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. Then from here the trail descends to Soti Khola. 

This day, the path from here at times cuts into the steep valley, which is densely forested, passing through a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, till we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Burhi Gandaki River. The terraced cultivated fields belong to the upper village of Lapubesi. From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We have last climb up to brings you at near villages where is some teashops and nearby we will camp for overnight. 


Cost Included

  • Fee: Manaslu region special permit, Conservation entrance permit
  • Activities: Hiking, trekking trip as per the itinerary
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilize
  • Accommodation: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu, and 20 nights at tented on mountain
  • Food: Full board on camping (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and 3 lieakfast in city
  • Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
  • Transportation: Airport arrival/departure transfer,  Kathmandu to Gorkha and Bhulbule to Kathmandu return transportation.
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  •  Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
  •  Personal travel and trekking equipments
  •  Lunch and dinner while in city
  •  Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  •  Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
  •  Optional activities
  •  And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point.

Trip Notes

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