Rupinala Dudh Pokhari Trek

Rupinala Dudh Pokhari Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

5,390

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Rupinala Dudh Pokhari trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating journey that takes you around Manaslu peak 29 (7871m), Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m). Officially opened to tourists in 1991, trekkers still have to obtain a trekking permit for Rupinala Dudh Pokhari region. 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.

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

takes about four and half hours. You camp for the night.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1060

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1000

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.

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.

Elevation
1500

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.

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.

Elevation
5390

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.

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

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.

Elevation
4643

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

Elevation
3420

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

Elevation
3846

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

Elevation
3646

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

Elevation
2120

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

Elevation
1370

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

Elevation
970

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

Elevation
1900

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

Elevation
2000

You walk through a thick jungle before reaching Barpak village. You camp for the night.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1100

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
927

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.

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.

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

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide 
  • Camping crews (Cook, Sherpa, kitchen helper)
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in tents and some nights in lodges
  • Required equipments: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, ice axe, ropes, crampon, cooking utensil, trekking poles, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel 
  • Camping charges 
  • Special trekking permit for Manaslu area
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area & Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation by bus/jeep wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary) 

Rupinala Dudh Pokhari Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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