Lower Manaslu Trekking

View of Ganesh Himal Barpak Village

Lower Manaslu Trekking, starts after driving 3 hours to Cable car station at Kuringtar and 10 minutes Nepal’s first and only cable car to Manakamana Temple, the wish fulfilling and Royal Goddess of King of Gorkha, Lower Manaslu Trekking is recently introduced trekking trail into lower valley of Manaslu area in Gorkha District of Nepal. Trekking around lower Manaslu reards the trekkers with unique experiences of historic, religious, ecological, and cultural significances of Gorkha district, the earliest capital and origin of modern Nepal, late King Prithivi Narayan Shah started to unification of today’s modern Nepal. Archaeological significance of historical Gorkha Durbar and backdrop are the most fascinating parts for the visitors who are interested on ancient history and architecture.

Beautifully settled villages, warm and welcoming locals and their unique culture and traditions, traditional art and craftsmanship and wonderful views of snowcapped mountains are the highlight for the tourist in Lower Manaslu Trek which gives full satisfaction of their journey for lifetime experience. We can visit Gorakhakli Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Kali, a royal family goddess, Gorkha musium.

Other main highlights of Lower Manaslu Trekking are Barpak Village, the 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. And Laprak Village, wooden roofed houses. Other notable feature of Laprak are Gurung culture and awesome landscape along breath taking Himalayan panorama from where a breath taking 180 degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and many other peaks are seen from Dharche Danda (hill). This view point is situated at the height of 3220m; the place offers best Mountain View than Poon Hill and Sarangkot view point in Annapurna region.
Staying and eating in home stay another opportunity to feel deep touch with locals and unforgettable experience of Nepal countryside people of Lower Manaslu. Best season for Lower Manaslu Trekking is March to May and September to December but perfect season for this trip is October and November. If given itinerary is not suitable for you, we can redesign another program as per your desire and holidays. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt. Ltd operate Lower Manaslu Trekking as per your interest in very reasonable trip cost.
 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Join Kathmandu, free transfer to selected hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing permits are proceed in this day short briefing about the trip.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Manakamana – Ghairung (1090m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Day 04: Ghairung – Gorkha (900m). Stay overnight in lodge at Gorkha Bazaar. 
Day 05: Gorkha excursion, visit ancient Gorkha Palace. Stay overnight in same lodge.
Day 06: Gorkha – Sirandanda (1900m). Stay overnight in home stay. 
Day 07: Sirandanda – Barpak Village (1920m). Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 08: Barpak Village – Laprak Village (2100m). Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 09: Laprak Village – Namabai Kharka (2700m). Stay overnight in community lodge.
Day 10: Hike up Dharche Danda (3220m) and trek to Tallo Thotneri. Stay overnight in same place.
Day 11: Tallo Thotneri – Ghyampesal. Stay overnight in home stay. 
Day 12: Ghyampesal – Kathmandu. About 6 hours drive, drop off to hotel.
Day 13: Departure to home country. Free transfer to airport.
 

A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300
We will pick you from airport free transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening, a short briefing about the trip. Relax and enjoy.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing World Heritage Sites with tour guide.

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is known as the city of temple and ancient home to several World Heritage Sites, we have sightseeing with tour guide and private vehicle. Your permits are other things are arranged in this day. A short briefing for next day departure.

Day 03:  Kathmandu – Manakamana – Ghairung (1090m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Drive to Kurintar from Kathmandu. It takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes 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 04: Ghairung – 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 05: 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 06: Gorkha – 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 07: Sirandanda – 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 08: Barpak Village – 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 09: Laprak Village – 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 10: 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 11: Tallo Thotneri – 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 12: Ghyampesal – 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.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Free airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B and service.
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking. 
  • All ground transportations, camping gear and kitchen utensils during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • All ground transportation during the trip in Nepal.  
  • Group medical kit, water purifier and other necessities.
  • TIMS Card and other necessary permits. 
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance
     

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu, laundry, toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, international air ticket, Nepal visa and phone calls
  • Personal trekking equipment and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
     

Fixed Departure Dates

Date(s) not available

Trip Facts

Total Duration:
13 Days
Trek Duration:
9 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
2-12
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Max. Altitude :
322om
Accommodation:
Home Stay & Lodge
Transportation:
Local Bus, Jeep

Route Map

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