Rubin -La Pass Trek with Manaslu Round Trek


Rubin -La Pass Trek with Manaslu Round Trek

Rubin La pass with Manaslu Round Trek starts from Barpak, which is one of the best Gurung village of Gorkha District in Nepal. Rubin La pass with Manaslu Round Trek is less touristic with untouched Nature. We drive about 6 hrs to Barpak North West of Gorkha bazar from Kathmandu. We pass through beautiful rice/wheat terrace. The waterfall is incredible. Typical culture and local people's life style are really heart touching. This trek has variety of different geography with one of the challenging trekking trial in Nepal. This is especially on-touristic Trek of Nepal Himalayas lies in Lower Manaslu region. This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991. The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including Hindu and remote village, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, suspension (Temporary) bridges and stunning mountain scenery which is true adventure for visitors. The views of Manaslu (8163m), Peak 29 (7879m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m) are wonderful here. When we cross the interesting Rupina La (4610m), then join with Larkya pass trek of Manaslu trekking region. Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu trekking has been also opened since 1991; it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit. Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.


Destination Nepal
Altitude 4720m
Region Manaslu Region
Difficulty Moderate
Accomodation Hotel, Lodge, Home Stay & Tent
Duration 25 Days


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Day 2 : A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city Day 3 : From Kathmandu drive to Khanchok (930m/3,050ft) via Gorkha (1,143m/3,749ft)) Day 4 : Trek from Khanchowk to Sulikot (1,460m/4,788ft) via Deurali Day 5 : Trek from Sulikot to Majhghar (1,740m/5,707ft) via Kharchok Day 6 : Trek from Majhghar to Dharche (2,445m/7,363ft) via Pekma-Kharka (3,140m/10,299ft) Day 7 : Trek from Dharche to Bede (2,520m/8,265ft) near Gupsi danda (2,760m/9,052ft) Day 8 : Trek from Bede to Kharka (3,217m/10,551ft) Day 9 : Trek towards Rubina-la and camp at Rubina-la (3,440m/11,283ft) Day 10 : Cross Rubina-la (4,720m/15,481ft) and camp at (4,020m/13,185ft) Day 11 : Trek to Zakbatang (3,230m/10,594ft) via Jarang Day 12 : Trek from Zakbatang to Lokpa (2,240m/7,347ft) Day 13 : Trek from Lokpa to Dyang (1,800m/5,904ft) Day 14 : Trek from Dyang to Ghap (2,160m/7,084ft) Day 15 : Trek from Ghap to Lo Gaon (3,180m/10,430ft) Day 16 : Trek from La Gaon to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft) Day 17 : Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization. Day 18 : Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft) Day 19 : Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4,460m/14,628ft) Day 20 : Cross Larkya la (5,135m/16,842ft) and to Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft) Day 21 : Trek Bimthang to Gho (2,560m/8,396ft) Day 22 : Trek from Gho to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100ft) Day 23 : Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs Day 24 : Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar Day 25 : Leisure day in Kathmandu Day 26 : Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city

After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The high points of our sightseeing tour are the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the art history and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which exemplify ancient Nepalese culture.
Patan City's famous fine arts and historical architecture will captivate you on a visit. When you get back to your hotel, you'll have opportunity to experience the neighborhood, enjoy supper, and maybe enjoy a leisurely stroll down the famous streets. Finally, the day comes to a close with a traditional Nepalese dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: From Kathmandu drive to Khanchok (930m/3,050ft) via Gorkha (1,143m/3,749ft))

A long and adventurous travel to Gorkha district area in the morning to begin this amazing adventure. After passing through farm communities and towns, the Rubina-La Circuit route arrives in a warmer location, following the Trishuli River for a few hours before diverting to Gorkha district. After a six-hour scenic trip with views of the surrounding landscapes and snow-capped peaks, we arrived at Khanchok.

Day 4: Trek from Khanchowk to Sulikot (1,460m/4,788ft) via Deurali

Morning walk from Khanchowk leads downhill via agricultural fields and terraces to Lajugaon Gurung settlement, then climb to Deuarli ridge top at an altitude of around 2,120 meters, which offers spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as well as Hiuchuli and Boudha Himal. Then it's downhill to Sulikot village for an overnight camp, passing past Bhulabari and Gyanji (Talakhani) villages.

Day 5: Trek from Sulikot to Majhghar (1,740m/5,707ft) via Kharchok

After Sulikot, the trek continues with a gradual ascent to Kharchok Bhanjyang at 2,440 meters, with views of the mountains and valley below. From this ridge top, the walk descends to Majhghar village, a pleasant tiny farm village with great views of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 6: Trek from Majhghar to Dharche (2,445m/7,363ft) via Pekma-Kharka (3,140m/10,299ft)

Fresh mountain air greets you as you begin your walk through a tiny rhododendron and pine forest, passing through Thallothotaneri, Thalegaon, and Pangsing villages before beginning the ascent to Leh Kharka at 2,770 meters. After admiring views of the Himalayas from a wonderful green field, descend into the forest to a site named Gurase (rhododendron, Nepal's national flower) to reach the bottom of a hill at Pekma Kharka. A difficult ascent to the Pekma-Kharka summit ridge at 3,140m provides spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna range, as well as Ganesh Himal to the east. From here, it's a short downhill hike to Dharche, a small hill farm village populated by Magar and Gurung ethnic groups.

Day 7: Trek from Dharche to Bede (2,520m/8,265ft) near Gupsi danda (2,760m/9,052ft)

After Dharche, a morning stroll takes you through a cool forest of rhododendron, pines, and oak trees, and finally to Sumpi-Kharka, a cattle herder temporary village in Kamdani. Gupsi danda, at 2,760 meters, with beautiful views of the mountains, is reached after a few hours of walking on an up-and-down track. Cattle herders grazing summer pasture from here on the twisting trail to overnight camp at Bede

Day 8: Trek from Bede to Kharka (3,217m/10,551ft)

After a nice morning, walk continues heading close to Rubina-la pass, from here into forest with ups and downhill over small ridges to reach an open area with super views. The path around in the dense forest can be misleading as this area is less visited by trekkers, except for some Sheppard’s, from here a nice interesting walk to reach our overnight camp at Kharka, another summer grazing place.

Day 9: Trek towards Rubina-la and camp at Rubina-la (3,440m/11,283ft)

After an hour of pleasant walking, leaving the forest behind for little bushes of alpine shrubs and Burberrys, a morning stroll continues further north to the Rubina-la area, where you will reach the summit of a ridge known as Gambogang at 3,870m. From here, proceed downwards on a faint route to overnight camp near a rocky moraine on a little grassy area at the base of Rubina-la pass.

Day 10: Cross Rubina-la (4,720m/15,481ft) and camp at (4,020m/13,185ft)

A big day of this adventure! Early morning start to reach the highest point of this trek leading to a steep climb on narrow ill defined trail with rocks and moraine with great views of Manaslu range including Boudha-Himal at close distance. After a tough climb for an hour reaching Rubina-la top at 4,720 meters. The highest spot of this adventure the top a small rocky spot where it can be covered in snow and ice sometimes, which makes it more adventurous and challenging to walk on this narrow path. After a careful walk downhill with stunning views of Boudha Himal 6,672m and Rani peak ( Lidani peak) at 6,693, then the trail winds for an hour to reach our overnight camp on the eastern or other side of Rubina-la pass.

Day 11: Trek to Zakbatang (3,230m/10,594ft) via Jarang

Compared to other days trekking, today's walk is much easier; the morning walk led directly close to a glacial section; after a few roadblocks, the trek is pleasant, crossing several narrow grazing areas at Jarang 3,420 meters; and then steep for a few hours to Zakbatang near Rubinala khola (stream) for an overnight camp in complete solitude.

Day 12: Trek from Zakbatang to Lokpa (2,240m/7,347ft)

After several weeks away from villages, a walk this morning traces back to agricultural villages via a descent trail with a few short ups and downhill slopes to a little spot at Gomna, where cattle herders' temporary houses are located. From here, walk to a bridge over the Buri-Gandaki River and then continue on a gently curving track all the way to Lokpa village, where we will spend the night. After a week in the wilderness, here is the first village, an interesting tiny village where the routes to upper Manaslu, Larkya-la pass, Tsum Valley, and Arughat merge.

Day 13: Trek from Lokpa to Dyang (1,800m/5,904ft)

From Jagat, walk to Nagjet and Philim, a huge community with scattered farm huts, passing through numerous small agricultural settlements and then a short ascent with a downhill crossing over a suspension bridge. After Philim, we'll take a stroll through agricultural terraces of golden wheat and barley fields, then climb to the top of a steep slope into a bamboo forest region for our overnight halt in Dyang village.

Day 14: Trek from Dyang to Ghap (2,160m/7,084ft)

Morning stroll from Dyang takes to a warmer location where you can feel the increase in altitude; continue walking downward to a riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar, a little settlement by a riverside. From here, the trek continues on a pleasant track with a few small ups and downs until Ghap village is reached for an overnight halt, passing through more Tibetan communities.

Day 15: Trek from Ghap to Lo Gaon (3,180m/10,430ft)

From Ghap village, continue a pleasant walk along the Budhi Gandaki River, then cross it via modest farm communities and farmed barley, wheat, and millets fields to Numrung village, where you will have your first close views of Mt. Manaslu's North Face and other peaks. The walk continues through Banjham, Lhi, and Sho villages, then an hour up to Shrip village to Lo Gaon for an overnight halt in a wonderful comfortable lodge as the altitude rises.

Day 16: Trek from La Gaon to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft)

After passing through Lo Goan, the tree routes fade to a few short pine bushes and some willow trees, the trek continues on a pleasant path with views of the peaks, and the day concludes at Samagaon, a mountainous village situated on the route Manaslu base camp, Larkya-la pass, and the Tibet border.

Day 17: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.

A necessary resting day for acclimatization before the climb over the Larkya-la pass, spend the day in Samagaon exploring this fascinating Tibetan village.

Day 18: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft)

Today's trekking route to Samdo, the last hamlet in the Manaslu area, which is near to the Tibet border. The residents of this territory have a longstanding track record of working with Tibet, and you could see many Chinese products in the village shops and stores.

Day 19: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4,460m/14,628ft)

A short day walk to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larkya phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.

Day 20: Cross Larkya la (5,135m/16,842ft) and to Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft)

Another major day on this expedition, getting an early start to reach the summit of Larkya-la pass at 5,135 meters, a steep climb with spectacular views summits, including Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Peak 29. After a challenging climb to the pass, which is adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and offers spectacular views, a long descent to Bimthang for an overnight stay is a wonderful area surrounded by thick rhododendron and pine trees.

Day 21: Trek Bimthang to Gho (2,560m/8,396ft)

After a hard walk, today an easy trekking on downhill most of the way to Gho, located in middle of forest, walk enters through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

Day 22: Trek from Gho to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100ft)

From Gho in the middle of lovely forest, morning with downhill walk most of the way to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani. A large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

Day 23: Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs

After a nice overnight rest in Dharapani hamlet, the walk descends to Talbesi, the last village in the Manang region, crossing the Marsyangdi River. From here, take a short hike to Chamje hamlet, which is located in the Lamjung district. At Chamje, we spent our final night in the luxury of a very decent resort amid the highlands of the Mid North West Himalaya.

Day 24: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar

Drive from Chamje to Kathmandu through Syange and the huge town of Besishar on good roads, arriving in Kathmandu after a spectacular excursion around Manaslu, with the afternoon open for personal time and shopping.

Day 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu

A day off in Kathmandu. You can request a sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley from the guide. On this day, you can visit several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.

Day 26: Departure

Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.


  • Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
  • Hotel in KTM (Nepali Ghar) for 2 nights pre and two nights post trek, including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
  • City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Swyambhunath,
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour,
  • Transportation full board during trek,
  • Manaslu circuit trekking permit & special Manaslu permit,
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Project),
  • Tims (Trekkers Information Managemanr System) card,
  • Tents during trek,
  • Accommodations including food during trek,
  • Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
  • Guide & Porter during trek,
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map,
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff.



  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek,
  • Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services,
  • Additional tips for tour guide, 
  • Personal purchases,



1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number

2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)

3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
  • Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
  • Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots

4.0 Headwear

  • Sun Cap
  • Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
  • Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)

5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves

6.0 Footwear

  • Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
  • Slipper (1 Pair)

7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Sleeping bag Liner
  • Inflatable Pillow

8.0 Trekking Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens
  • Spare Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner

Lock Carabiner

9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L

10.0 Sun stuff

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)

11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag

12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)

13.0 Medical / First Aid

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products

14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Camera
  • Trails Maps
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer


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