Rupina la pass Trekking
Rupina la Pass trekking is one of the remote and wilderness trekking route of Manaslu region in Gorkha Distric. It is located at the altitude of 4610 meter though it is one of the challenging trail in Nepal. This trekking route was officially opened to tourists by Nepal government in 1991. This trek offers hindu pilgrimage sites, remote villages, raging rivers, protected wildlife, flora and fauna including rhododendron flower, suspension bridges, stunning mountain view with lush valley and green forest in most part. Typical Nepali houses, local people’s warm hospitality and their life style touch your heart. Only least of tourist visits this area, so you will be out of crowd and enjoy quiet walk with nature.
This trek starts from Gorkha by driving about 6 hours overland. We continue the path following the farming land and encountering with the glorious waterfalls. Similarly the presence of typical Nepalese culture and the styles of the house is something to watch and enjoy. We can have a spectacular view over to Himalayas like Manaslu (8163m), peak 29 (7879m), Himal Chuli (7893m) and Buddha Himal (6672m) while trekking to this region. The route goes through Barpark, Rupi Nala Phedi, Philim, Dovan, Machha Khola, Soti Khola, and Aarughat and back to Kathmandu. If you have longer holiday then we can continue to join Tsum valley and Manaslu trekking. Nepal alternative treks customize this trip on your request.
Fact of this Trip
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Every day throughout the Month
2 persons (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)
Feb, March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct & Early Nov.
Per day hiking:
5 to 6 hours
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), I will meet you and transferee by private vehicle to three star level hotel ( Kathmandu garden home ) in Kathmandu (1290m./4273). Stay overnight on B/B basis.
Day 2: Preparation day
Final preparation of permits and equipments for the trip. In the evening, your trekking guide will brief you about the trip in detail.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu -Gorkha and trek to Naraysower( 6 hours drive/2 hours walk)
Early morning after having the breakfast, we will get into the vehicle to drive towards Gorkha. We can enjoy the natural scenic beauty while driving from Kathmandu to Gorkha. We will be at Gorkha to have lunch and then trek towards Naraysower. Stay overnight there at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 4: Naraysower – Kayraghari ( 6 hours walk)
Early morning following the sun, we will trek towards the Kayraghari. The trekking route goes along with the scenic beauty of the landscapes along with the green natural forest blowing some cold wind all over the route. Stay overnight at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 5: Kayraghari –Baluwa (6 hours walk)
After having the early morning breakfast at the camp, we have to move further to Baluwa tying the tent. The night will be spending at Baluwa viewing some dazzling view rounding our neck. Stay overnight there at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 6: Baluwa- Barpark ( 6 hours walk)
After spending a night at Baluwa in the tented camp, we have to encourage ourselves to achieve our next target. Following the path, we can reach at the land of Barpark. The night will be at the tented camp at Barpar on FB basis.
Day 7: Barpark- Barkhe Gotha ( 6 hours walking)
From Barpark, after having the breakfast at early in the morning, we will head towards the land of Barkhe Gotha. We will enjoy the night at the tented camp. We will be surrounded by panoramic view. Stay overnight there at lodge on FB basis.
Day 8: Barkhe Gotha - Bheri Gotha (6 hours walking)
We continue our journey ahead viewing the high Himalayas over our head. The way goes through Barkhe Goth to Bheri Goth. We will trek through the main trail following the main trail to the Bheri Goth. The night should spend on a tented camp at Bheri Goth. Stay overnight at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 9: Bheri Goth -Rupina la Phedi (6-7 hours walk)
From Bheri Goth, after packing the luggage, we will head towards the Rupina la Phedi. The trekking route is very interesting as we get closer to our destination. We stay overnight there at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 10: Rupina la Phedi to Israel Camp through Rupina la passes (4610m.) 5 hours walk
From the Phedi of Rupina la passes, we resume our journey to the destination. We all will be very encouraged as we are getting much closer to our destination. The Israel camp is at the altitude of 4610m. We have to acclimatize ourselves while trekking at this region. The night will be at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 11 to Day 14: Israel camp to Philim
After completing our objective, we all should return back to the way to Philim. On the way back, we have to cross through a large and dense forest. We need several days to clear the journey through the jungle. We have to stay more than a night at jungle at tented camp. Stay overnight at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 15: Philim to Dovan ( 5 hours walking)
After spending a night at Philim, we have to further towards the Dovan through the main trail. We should return to Dovan viewing the best scenery of the land along with the river and the soaring mountains. The night will be at Dovan enjoying at tented camp on FB basis.
Day 16: Dovan to Machha Khola ( 5 hours walking)
From Dovan, we continue our way down to the Machha khola. We can view a magnificent piece of land kissing the mountains in the high hills at this point. The night will be at Machha khola enjoying the cool wind blowing from the river.
Day 17: Machha khola to Soti Khola (5 hours walking)-Drive to Arughat 2 hours
Early morning after having the breakfast, we will pack our luggage and will move forward to Soti khola. The way goes along with the beautiful ever flowing river. Drive to Arughat 2 hours. Stay overnight at tented lodge on FB basis.
Day 18: Aarughat to Kathmandu ( 6 hours driving)
From Aarughat, we will conclude our trekking route. We will eager to get in the vehicle to return back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at selected hotel (Kathmandu garden home ) on FB basis.
Day 19: Departure
I will provide you free transportation to Trivuwan international airport and departure to your home or other destination.
B/B = Bed and Breakfast, B = breakfast. L = Lunch, D = Dinner,
FB = Full board.( accommodation, breakfast, lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee).
M .= meter. f .= Feet, km =kilometer
TREKKING PERMITS AND NATIONAL PARK FEE
For trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions, a special permit is not required, but you will need a National park / Conservation permit and Trekking Information management system( TIMS) However, the following places do require a trekking permit:
1. Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week. However, permit fee for Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district (Sirdibas-Lhokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule) has been fixed at US$ 35 per person for 08 days during September to November and US$ 25 per person per 08 days during December to August.
2. Manaslu – US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per person for each extra day during September - November and US$ 50 per person per week and US$ 7 per person per each extra day during December- August.
3. Humla- US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
4. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 500 per person of the first 10 days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The above mentioned trekking areas must be undertaken only through Registered Trekking Agencies from Government of Nepal (E.g. Nepal alternative Trekking Company -Registered no. 303047487).
An entrance fee is levied for visiting to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years.
|Trekking season in Nepal|
|Trekking area name||Grade||Good season||No. of days||Type of trekking|
|Annapurna Area trek||1 to 3||Autumn and Spring||5 -27 days||Tea house/Lodge|
|Arun Valley & Makalu||3||Autumn and Spring||15-20 days||Tea house/Camping|
|Nepal tour||1||All seasons||4-10 days||Hotel/Resort/home stay|
|Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking||4||April-May, Sept-Nov.||21-28 days||Camping/organised only|
|Dolpo Area Trekking||2-4||April-July, Sept.-Nov.||16-27 days||Lodge/Organized|
|Everest Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-28 days||Lodge /Tea house|
|Ganesh Himal Area Trekking ( ruby valley trek)||1-2||Autumn and Spring||5-18 days||Home stay/Camping|
|Manaslu Area Trekking||2-3||Autumn and Spring||13 -18 days||Lodge/Camping trek|
|Langtang Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-15 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Tsum valley trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay/Lodge/Camping|
|Kanchanjunga||3||Autumn and Spring||16-23 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Mustang Trekking||2-3||March-Nov.||10 -18 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Panchase Trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||4-6days||Camping/Organized only|
|Panchpokhari trek||3||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Campingm/organized only|
|Rara and Jumla trek||2||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Camping/Organized only|
|Royal trek||1||Autumn and Spring||4-5 days||Camping only|
|Siklish Trek||1||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay|
|Tamang heritage trail||2||Autumn and Spring||6-8 days||Community lodge/home stay|
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:TREKKING EQUIPMENTS/ CHECK LISTS
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- light weight cotton pants, shorts, wrap around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.
- Small towels
During winter Ads:
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
It's important to match your fitness level. Find what you think will suit you best in the tables below:
Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2800m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.
this involves longer treks (eight to fifteen days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 1100 m to 3200 m.
these treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3200 and 5000m. and there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit and enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.
this trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.
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