Book This TripManaslu Rupinala Trek

Duration: 24 Days
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Best Season: March - May, Sept - Nov

In order to avoid the classic Manaslu circuit first part that follows deep gorges we have discovered a new and exceptional itinerary worthy to be listed amongst the most beautiful trekking in Nepal, geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating.

Remote. Stunningly beautiful. Off the beaten track. The Manaslu region, close to the Annapurna one, offers similar features for a less frequenting. Landscape and culture are similar from the scattered villages amidst terraced fields to passes marked by flapping prayer flags, this ciruit provides different features of the Nepal’s variety. The Manaslu area has strong Tibetan influence and the local dress and customs remain little changed.

This remote journey around these legendary mountains is enjoyable, but relatively tough. Only a lucky few are allowed to do this isolated route each year. Beginning in the historic center of Gorkha and the first part is mostly on top of ridges with views of Ganesh and Annapurna ranges. After our first high pass crossing: Rupina La at 4,520m the route goes along a glacial moraine before meeting the classing itinerary in Deng. Villages give way to spectacular mountain scenery as we approach Larkya la our highest pass. We then descend to the Marshyangdi river, ending with a trek down to Besi Sahar. From here we drive back to Kathmandu.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Day 03: Drive to Gorkha and trek to Gyampesal
Day 04: Trek to Deurali
Day 05: Trek to Totnari
Day 06: Trek to Darchye
Day 07: Trek to Lamrak Kharka
Day 08: Trek to Nirtse Kharka
Day 09: Trek to Rupina La Phedi
Day 10: Trek to Meme Kharka
Day 11: Trek to Gai Kharka
Day 12: Trek to Deng
Day 13: Trek to Namru
Day 14: Trek to Shyaula
Day 15: Trek to Sama Gompa
Day 16: Trek to Samdo
Day 17: Trek to Larkye BC
Day 18: Trek to Bimthang
Day 19: Trek to tilje
Day 20: Trek to Syange
Day 21: Trek to Besi Sahar
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 23: City tour in Kathamdnu
Day 24: Departure