Lower Manaslu Trekking - 12 days

Trip Grade Moderate
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-Dec

Overview

The Lower Manaslu Trekking towards Lower region of Manaslu in Nepal starts from Kathmandu Valley after driving 3 hours to Cable car station towards Kuringtar and about 10 minuted Nepal’s first cable car to Manakamana Temple. Manakamana Temple is known as the place for wish-fulfilling and Royal Goddess of King Gorkha. Lower Manaslu Trekking is said to be recently introduced trek around the area of the lower region of Manaslu with unique experiences of different historical, religious, ecological, and cultural significances of Gorkha district. Gorkha was the earliest capital of Nepal which is also said to be the origin of modern Nepal after late King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified Nepal. You can see different ancient arts and architectures in Gorkha that introduces the great history of Nepal. The trail towards Lower Manaslu consists many different beautifully settled villages along with warm and welcoming local people, and their unique culture and traditions. The Lower Manaslu Trekking gives you full satisfaction of the whole journey for your life experience. We’ll visit Gorkhali Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Kali, a royal family goddess.

Apart from Gorkha, the other main highlights of the trek are Barpak Village which is said to be the village of army men. You can find 24 hours electricity facility in the village along with the best internet speed, and well-organized homestay and hotels facility. While moving towards Laprak Village, you can notice the unique culture of Gurung people with an awesome landscape and breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayas including Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikkhar, Gangapurna, Langtang, Machhapuchhre, Himal Chuli, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal and many others. After enjoying the natural beauties of Laprak Village, we move towards Dharche Dada along the route of Namabai Kharka. The viewpoint of Darcha Dada gives you the best Mountain View in the Annapurna region. We’ll drive back to Kathmandu from after reaching Gyampesal through the route of Talli Thotnery.

Daily itinerary

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. We’ll discuss the tour after having rest. In the evening, you’ll be served special dinner that introduces Nepali food culture.


As the morning rises, we drive towards Kurintar through the beautiful mountain views by the side. After reaching Kurintar, well start our trek towards Piplechhap that lies near the famous Manakamana Temple. Overnight in Piplechhap


The trek goes through Bungkot which is known as the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr Lakhan Thapa. You can see the historical attraction of the village in the Lakhan Thapa Memorial Park. The village in the area has a large population of Magar people. After reaching Kaulebengar, we follow the path of Gorkha Bazaar which is known as the earliest capital of Nepal.


Today, we’ll explore the entire city of Gorkha. The palace of Gorkha offers you the unbelievable view of the green valley, village and a superb view of Trishuli Valley, and the soaring peaks of Annapurna and Ganesh Himalayas Panorama. After sightseeing from the Gorkha Palace, we’ll move towards Gorakhanath Cave which is named to be a shelter of Gorakhnath Baba. Finally, we visit Gorkha Museum situated in Gorkha Bazaar which has a wide range of artifacts and profiles memorial statue of King Prithvi Narayan Sash.


Next day, we descend towards Bhachhek from Gorkha Bazaar. The trail goes through villages, narrow and curvy mountain roads. After reaching Bhachhek, we walk further towards Sirandanda where you can observe Nagepokhari, Dudhpokhari, Bhot Dodar, Chima, Dharadi, and tea garden. Overnight in Sirandanda.


The trek goes across the villages towards northeast from Sirandanda to Mathar village. After we reach Gyachock, we’ll have a launch which introduces the local food culture of the area. After having rest, we continue our trek towards Barpak. Barpak is known as a small village with the habitat of Ghale and Gurung people. This village is known as the producer of ex-army men in Britain and India. Overnight in Barpak.


After an early breakfast, we continue our trek towards Mache via Basukang which is known as a junction that also leads to Rupina La Pass. After reaching Mache, we follow the path of Laprak which is a habitat of Gurung people with unique culture and tradition.


We’ll have a moderate walk towards Nambe Kharka via Myas Bhanjyang which is a beautiful village with unique culture and tradition. The trail goes through different local settlements and steep roads. As the t locals believe that trekkers will take ill if they slaughter animals, the trekkers who visit Nambe Kharka are advised to stick with a vegetarian diet.


As the morning rises, we prepare to trek towards Tallo Thotnery through the route of Darche Danda. Darche Danda is known as the highest point of Lower Manaslu Trek from where you can see the observe the excellent sunrise views and a breathtaking panoramic view of different Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Bharakikhar, Gangapurna, Langtang, Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Machhapuchhre, Sarang Peak, Malkunti Peak, Babu Himal, Sringi Himal and many others. Overnight in Tallo Thotnery.


Today, we’ll have a final walk of Lower Manaslu Trek towards Gyampesal through the route of Deurali. We walk from Tallo Thotnery to Sita Cave which lies in the middle of a dense forest. The cave holds a religious significance among Hindus. Thousands of devotees gather to pay homage to Lord Ram on the day of Ram Navami. It is believed that Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Ram has stayed in the cave. After visiting the Sita Cave, we finally trek towards Gyampesal. Overnight in Gyampesal.


After an early breakfast, we take a bus service to Gorkha Bazaar from where we drive towards Kathmandu. The route goes on the bank of Trishuli River by the beautiful mountain views by its side.


Our tour comes to an end this day. A representative will help you with your final departure.


what's included?

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Bus tickets (Public Bus)
  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency cause [If you have any problem during the trek, we provided rescue service but paid by your insurance company or need personal insurance]

What's not included?

  • Private vehicle for the long drive
  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses,