Lower Manaslu Trek

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Lower Manaslu Trek

Gorkha, from where the unification of modern Nepal was started by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, is the first capital of Nepal. There are several places of historical and archaeological importance in the district. Blessed by nature’s splendor this land of historic, religious, ecological and cultural significance has every potential to be featured as one of the favored touristic destinations of the country.

However, the number of tourists coming to this region is limited. The district is home to Mt Manaslu and the famous Manaslu Circuit Trek. Besides, the Lower Manaslu route offers moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro tourism and community based home stay. The locals are also committed towards development and promotion of tourism in the district.

The Lower Manaslu Trek begins from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple and progress through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka and Dharche Danda before concluding at Gyampesal. Accommodation is mostly on home stay or camping as commercial lodging is available in only a few places.


Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

    Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Manakamana to Ghairung (1090m). Stay overnight in home stay.

    Drive to Kurintar from Kathmandu. It takes about 3 hours, Nepal first Cable Car ride to Manakamana; the wish fulfilling goddess. Explore the ancient temple which dates back 17th century and enjoy the stunning view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal then trek to Ghairung. Stay overnight in home stay.

  • Day 03: Ghairung to Gorkha (900m). Stay overnight in lodge at Gorkha Bazaar.

    We trek to Gorkha Bazaar (900m) via Bungkot, Nepal’s first martyr Lakhan Thapa Village (1891-1933). We take lunch in Bungkot, there is home stay village in the village. Stay overnight in lodge at Gorkha Bazaar.

  • Day 04: Gorkha excursion, visit ancient Gorkha Palace and other places of interest.

    In this day, we explore the historical Gorkha Palace, the palace King Prithvi Nayaran Shah who unified Nepal having victory over hundreds of small kingdoms. Other attractions are Himalayan panorama, Gorakhkali temple and Gorkha museum. Stay overnight in same lodge.

  • Day 05: Gorkha to Sirandanda (1900m).

    We drive to Sirandanda (1900m) by local bus or jeep. It takes 6-7 hours to Sirandanda, a curvaceous drive through mountain roads overlooking Daraudi River is thrilling and scenic. Stay overnight in home stay.

  • Day 06: Sirandanda to Barpak Village (1920m)

    Today we trek to Barpak Village (1920m) which is known as Village of army men and also recognized as village of the late Capt. Gaje Ghale who was honored with Victoria Cross Medal of Great Britain. The village has 24 hours electricity, internet and well organized home stay along with good hotels facility and bus access from Kathmandu during dry season. The unique sloppy shaped with clustered stone roof houses, great Himalayan view are the major attractions of the Barpak village. Stay overnight in home stay.

  • Day 07: Barpak Village to Laprak Village (2100m).

    Our journey continues to huge Laprak Village (2100m). On the way to Laprak we come across Basukang (a junction that leads to Rupina la, (a famous Manaslu alternative trekking trail) Main notable feature of Laprak is wooden roofed houses, Gurung culture and awesome landscape. Stay overnight in community lodge.

  • Day 08: Laprak Village to Namabai Kharka (2700m).

    A moderate 4 hours walk from Laprak takes us to Nambai Kharka (pasture or cowshed). It is a open land pasture of Laprak people. There are some temporary houses and no toilet facility. It is believed that slaughtering animals bring illness to trekkers so we our service on this days is only vegetation. Stay overnight in home stay.

  • Day 09: Hike up to Dharche Danda (3220m) for stunning view and trek to Tallo Thotneri.

    Hike to Dharche Danda, the highest pint in this trip which offers a breath taking 180 degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks. According to locals, the hill holds religious significance. They offer prayers to the hill and avoid natural calamity. Stay overnight in same place. It is believed that if the tourist offers prayers to the hill they will be blessed and ward off misfortune. Some of the prominent peaks that can be seen are: Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, among many others. Locals share their cultural dances and delicacies. Overnight in home stay.

  • Day 10: Tallo Thotneri to Ghyampesal.

    We trek to Ghyampesal via adventurous Sita Cave, 1.8 Km from the village walk from Tallo Thotneri. After touring the cave we walk to Ghyampesal, our final destination of our trek and stay overnight in home stay.

  • Day 11: Ghyampesal to Kathmandu.

    Drive 2.5 hours to Gorkha Bazaar and then drive to Kathmandu, about 6 hours, drop you off to the hotel in Kathmandu by our guide. Get fresh and relax.

  • Day 12: Departure from Nepal.

    Morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.

Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including all arrivals and departures.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Lower Manaslu Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Lower Manaslu Trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Lower Manaslu Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Lower Manaslu Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Lower Manaslu Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Lower Manaslu Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.

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  • Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
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