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Rupinala Dudh Pokhari

Trip Highlights

Duration: 23 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 5390 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Officially opened to tourists in 1991, trekkers still have to obtain a trekking permit for Rupinala Dudh Pokhari region. Rupinala Dudh Pokhara trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating journey that takes you around Manaslu peak 29 (7871m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m). Much of this trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence. You cross the Rupina-La (4520m) and descend to the Marshyangdi river and further trek down to Besisahar from where you will drive back to Kathmandu. Sama Gompa is an interesting spot for cultural rendezvous for all trekkers.  

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha (1060 m.)

Day 02: Trek from Gorkha to Putalikhet (1040 m.)

Day 03: Trek from Putalikhet to Ampipal

Day 04: Trek from Ampipal to Ramche (1000 m.)

Day 05: Trek from Ramche to Dharapani

Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Kharibot (1500 m.)

Day 07: Trek from Kharibot to Bhaisi Kharka

Day 08: Trek from Bhaisi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390 m.)

Day 09: Trek from Dudh Pokharai to Gaikharka

Day 10: Trek from Gaikharha to Bherikot

Day 11: Trek from Bherikot to Rupina Bhanjyang (4643 m.)

Day 12: Trek from Rupina Bhanjyang to Jarang (3420 m.) You camp for the night.

Day 13: Trek from Jarang to Zokbatan (3846 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 14: Trek from Zokbatan to Gomna (3676 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 15: Trek from Gomna to Gom (2120 m). You camp for the night.

Day 16: Trek from Gom to Jagat (1370 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Khorlabesi (970 m.) via Tatopani (hot spring). You camp for the night.

Day 18: Trek from Khorlabesi to Laprak (1900 m.).

Day 19: Trek from Laprak to Barpak (2000 m.)

Day 20: Trek from Barpak to Kerabari (1100 m.)

Day 21: Trek from Kerabari to Khanchok (927 m.)

Day 22: Trek from Kanchok to Gorkha takes about six hours.

Day 23: Drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu and it takes about four and half hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha (1060 m.) takes about four and half hours. You camp for the night.

Day 02: Trek from Gorkha to Putalikhet (1040 m.) takes about 6 hours.

After trekking a gradually descending trail for about 3 hours, you reach Chepetar village (small Bazaar) where Gurungs and Kumals live. You then begin walking a straight trail for half an hour, cross over a bridge and climb for another half an hour through the jungle trail, before you reach Chowk village. You will then trek through a gradually descending trail for half an hour and reach Khar Khola. After ascending along the banks of the river, you reach the hot spring bath spot at Bulbule Khar. Finally you walk for half an hour through fields to your camp.

Day 03: Trek from Putalikhet to Ampipal takes seven hours.

After an hour of steady climbing you reach Luintel Bhanjyang. From here you follow a straight trail and then gradually ascend through fields and jungle to reach Ampipal where you will camp. From here the views of Boudh Himal (6,672m) and Gorkha Himal are stunning. You camp for the night.

Day 04: Trek from Ampipal to Ramche (1000 m.) which takes about seven hours.

After a 2 hour gradual descent you approach Humri Bhanjyang market where you again gradually climb on a straight trail to Ramche and your camp. From here you have good views of the Boudha Himal and Gorkha Himal. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Ramche to Dharapani takes approximately six and half hours.

You continue climbing gradually on a straight trail for three hours through forests and fields until you reach Chanyari Danra market. Ganesh Himal, Gorkha Himal and Boudha Himal can be seen from here. You descend through villages to Dharapani and camp. You camp for the night.

Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Kharibot (1500 m.) takes about five and half hours.

You have a slight climb on a straight trail for three hours until you get to Bhachchak and from where Boudha Himal and Ganesh Himal can be seen. From here you descend down to Kharibot and camp. You camp for the night.

Day 07: Trek from Kharibot to Bhaisi Kharka takes about eight hours.

You start with a steep climb for three hours through fields and the Apung village until you reach Siran Danda. If the weather is bad for 2 or 3 days you have to walk through snow. You can see some peaks and Dordi Khola. Another four and half hours walk through dense jungle will take you to Tapi Danda. From here ten minutes walk take you to your camp at Bhaisikharka. You camp for the night.

Day 08: Trek from Bhaisi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5390 m.) takes about eight hours.

It takes almost one and a half hours to reach the ridge from where you can see the magnificent views of massive peaks like: Boudha Himal, Gorkha Himal and Himal Chuli (7,893m), Manaslu Himal (8,150m), Ganesh Himal range and glaciers. You have steep ascents and descents for about 4 hours to Daraundi Khola. Again the trail ascends along the bank of the Daraundi Khola to Dudh Pokhari for 3 hrs. You again descend to your camp at Dudh Pokhari from where you can enjoy astonishing views of mountains and glaciers. You camp for the night.

Day 09: Trek from Dudh Pokharai to Gaikharka takes about six and a half hours.

You follow a small path which ascends and descends for six and half hours until reaching Gaikharka, from where you can see magnificent views of Kanche Himal

Day 10: Trek from Gaikharha to Bherikot takes about five and a half hours.

The small trail which climbs steeply for five and half hours takes you to Bherikot. A tantalizing glimpse of Boudha Base Camp will astonish you. You camp for the night.

Day 11: Trek from Bherikot to Rupina Bhanjyang (4643 m.) which takes about 6 hours.

After climbing steeply down with the glimpses of Boudha Himal and Gorkha Himal, you reach Rupina Bhanjyang Base Camp. You camp for the night.

Day 12: Trek from Rupina Bhanjyang to Jarang (3420 m.) You camp for the night.

Day 13: Trek from Jarang to Zokbatan (3846 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 14: Trek from Zokbatan to Gomna (3676 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 15: Trek from Gomna to Gom (2120 m). You camp for the night.

Day 16: Trek from Gom to Jagat (1370 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Khorlabesi (970 m.) via Tatopani (hot spring). You camp for the night.

Day 18: Trek from Khorlabesi to Laprak (1900 m.). You camp for the night.

Day 19: Trek from Laprak to Barpak (2000 m.) You walk through a thick jungle before reaching Barpak village. You camp for the night.

Day 20: Trek from Barpak to Kerabari (1100 m.) takes about six and half hours.

You follow a descending trail to Daraundi Khola and cross a bridge. From here you ascend the trail for four hours to Dhiska from where you get spectacular views of Annapurna II and IV and South. You camp for the night.

Day 21: Trek from Kerabari to Khanchok (927 m.) takes about six hours.

After a steeply descending trail of about one and a half hours, the trail becomes even steeper for one and half hours until Syangdi Khola. Now you follow a flat trail for a short while and cross Dorangdi Khola before reaching Takhamajh. You will then follow a flat and easy trail before descending for one hour and climbing for another one hour to reach the camp. You camp for the night.

Day 22: Trek from Kanchok to Gorkha takes about six hours.

After an hour of ascending you reach the top of the ridge. You continue to ascend and then you follow a descending trail until Taple. From Taple you climb up to Gorkha Kalika temple. You then descend to Gorkha town which takes about one and half hours. You camp for the night.

Day 23: Drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu and it takes about four and half hours.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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