Gorkha Pokhara Trekking
Rupina La trekking takes you to the highest remote location of Manaslu region of Nepal. Two high passes naming Rupina la (4643meter) and Larkya la (5213meter).
Rupina La trekking takes you to the highest remote location of Manaslu region of Nepal. Two high passes naming Rupina la (4643meter) and Larkya la (5213meter) are most worthwhile properties of this trip. This bitten path trekking route starts from Gorkha and leads to Manaslu special area of Nepal.
The snow covered trail of the trek provides you the best opportunity to get experience of real adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. Tibetan like culture in upper part of trekking route is another bonus for this trip. Manaslu Round Trekking is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal Himalayas. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking rewards the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Mean the while this trekking offer a rich Himalayan Cultural experiences. This trekking route was opened for foreign trekkers in 1992. The Manaslu Round/Circuit Trekking Round route leads ahead Budi Gandaki River valley, which is fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, offering the chance of a plunge into some bathing pools. From here, the strenuous section begins and yaks begin to outnumber people in the rocky landscape. In Samagoan (3450m) we visit the glacial green lake of Birendra, before crossing into mystic Samdo, a mere 15km from the Tibetan border. Here Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries and combined with the views of the Tibetan plateau against stark white Himalayas this is a truly spiritual place. The biggest challenge then awaits – crossing the snow bound Larkya La pass (5213m). Snow-covered peaks over 6500m towers above as we cross. The descent, once off the snow, takes us through alpine then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine trees, waterfalls and aqua-blue green lakes laced with cotton-white beaches. Finally, Manaslu will disappear as we descend to Beshishar (832m.) This 3week excursion will leave you with a sense of peace and respect for the people of Nepal and its ecological wonders. The route crosses rivers, villages, forest and glacier. After Larkya La enters into Annapurna. However, we have to take two weeks permit for round Manaslu area trekking. The Manaslu Round/Circuit Trekking offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Airport representative of Yala Adventure will meet well come you with flower beat and transfer you by private vehicle to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU 3 hours half-day sightseeing to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & Pashupati Nath Temple. All are world cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO. Rests of the day finalize trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.
Day 03: Drive to gorkha Bajar – 5 hours
Day 04: Trek to Nibel (700M/2296FT)
Day 05: Trek to Chanaute (650M/2132FT)
Day 06: Trek to Mandere Khola (1200M/3936FT)
Day 07: Trek to Barpak (1900M/6232FT)
Day 08: Trek to kharka (2800M/9184FT)
Day 09: Trek to Rupinala Phedi (BASE 1200M/3936FT)
Day 10: Rupinal Pass (4643M/15229FT) Cross first Glacier
Day 11: Cross First Clacier Overnight at Forest Under/Side of Glacier
Day 12: Trek to Bihi Phedi (1980M/6494FT) 4 hours Today is a shorter walk as we enter the area influenced by Buddhism. After a few more ups and downs through forests, the trail turns a corner and arrives at Ghap through an intricate kind with well preserved paintings and elegant many walls.
Day 13: Trek to Namrung (2650M/8692FT)- 6-7 hours The valley becomes steeper and there is a long climb through bamboo and rhododendron to the village of Namrung. The trail now enters the Nupri region. The people here are descendants of Tibetan migrants who arrived over 500 years ago. Typical Tibetan features include the entrance gates to the villages, many walls and Buddhist gompas. Beyond here the valley opens out and soon passes through the Tibetan village of Sho. Above this village we get views of Manaslu and Naike Peak and from the next village of Lho we see Ganesh I down the valley.
Day 14: Trek to Lho From Lho, we follow the right bank of the river with views of Peak 29 ahead. A couple of hours climbing through the forest bring us to the village of Shyala, offering superb views of Phungi, Manaslu and HimalChuli. Crossing a wide pasture with many marmots we enter the village of Samagaon. Our camp is at the top end of the village below the impressive SamaGompa with impressive views of Manaslu. Acclimatization day at Samoan (3,450m).
DAY 15: Trek to Samdo And Excursion (3780M/12398FT)
Day 16: Rest in Samdo end two nights at Samagaon to help acclimatization. There is a worthwhile day walk to the Pung Gyen monastery which has superb views of Manaslu and Peak
Day 17: Trek to Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi (4480M/14694FT) – 3 hours
Today we start the ascent to the pass by descending through fields to an old mani wall and stone arch before dropping to the river and crossing on a wooden bridge. This place shows up on maps as the mythical Larka Bazaar, which used to be a flourishing market, but there is nothing remaining there now. Another mani wall marks the beginning of ascent to the pass where the trail starts climbing through tundra and juniper; the huge Larkya Glacier coming from Manaslu can be seen from here. Stay on the ridge to the right to find a trail that crosses over the top of two ravines. The trail grows steeper, climbing up the side of a gorge to a viewpoint at the edge of a Fhuge gorge at 4000m. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, we reach Larkya Phedi, where there is a small lodge, built to serve travellers crossing the Larkya La which lies now just ahead.
Day 18: Larkya la pass (5,135M/16843FT), trek to Bhimthang (3,590M/11775FT)- 7-8 hours
After an early start, we soon reach the ablation valley on the left side of the Larkya Glacier with impressive views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We continue walking along glacial moraine and start making the gradual ascent to the summit of the Larkya pass. From the top, there is a panorama view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna 2. On the descent the trail follows the top of the moraine to the west and makes a set of steep, rough switchbacks as it crosses the moraine then descends more gently on snow to a grassy moraine. Depending on the conditions if icy then crampons and ice axe are advisable for the descent. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow and spring at 4,080m. The valley becomes wider as the trails heads down to a large meadow, past a many wall and a small rest house that marks Bimthang at 3,590m on a broad and level ablation valley.
Day 19: Trek to Goh (2900M/9512FT) 6-7 hours
After crossing the pastures of Bimthang the trail drops to a glacial stream at the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, crosses a wooden bridge and descends into pine and rhododendron forest. Not far from here you reach Karche’s fenced fields, then cross a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags before making a descent to the river bank at Gho. The trail continues through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak to arrive at Tilje, a large Gurung village.
Day 20: Trek to kotre (1700M/5576FT)
Exit the village through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. The trail now follows the Annapurna Circuit route in reverse as you pass through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi gorge
Day 21: Trek to Syange (1900m/6232FT) 5-5 hours
Day 22: Trek to Khudi, 4-5 hours
Day 23: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 24: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 25: Transfer to Airport for your departure flight
The Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be graded Moderate either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 8 hours long and no experience is necessary.