Lower Manaslu Trek- 10 Days

Price

USD 700

Trip Duration

10 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Transportation

By Public Bus or Private Vehicle

Group Size

2-15

Best Season

through out the year

Lower Manaslu Trek- 10 Days Brief Insight

The Lower Manaslu Trek is an extraordinary journey for cultural, adventure, historical, and natural seekers. The lower Manasalu region trekking is immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of Nepalese local life. this trek offers a unique window into the ancient history and majestic landscapes of storied mountainous terrain.

Overview of the Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek presents an enticing alternative to the more popular routes in the Manaslu region, showcasing historical, religious, ecological, and cultural significance alongside breathtaking mountain vistas. Despite possessing all the attributes to become a favored tourist destination in Nepal, the region experiences a scarcity of visitors due to the introduction of a new trekking route.

Diverging from the Manaslu circuit trek, the Lower Manaslu route offers a balanced blend of moderate trekking, historical excursions, pilgrimage opportunities, agro-tourism experiences, and the chance to stay in community lodges or homestays. The amiable locals of the Lower Manaslu area extend warm hospitality to visitors. Noteworthy is the historical context of the 17th century, when King Prithvi Narayan Shah governed Gorkha, founding the Shah Dynasty that ruled Nepal for 240 years, unifying the nation into a single kingdom.

Commencing near the renowned Manakamana Temple in Piplechhap, the Lower Manaslu Trek winds through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Nambai Kharka, and Dharchye Danda before concluding at Gyampesal. Accommodation primarily consists of homestays or camping, as conventional lodgings are limited along this trekking route.

Dharchye Danda emerges as a significant vantage point, providing a sweeping panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna, and other majestic summits.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01 Kathmandu to Piplechhap (1090m)

Meals :

B+L+D

The Lower Manaslu trek begins with a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar, followed by a 10-minute cable car ride to the historic Manakamana Temple at 1315m. The day includes visits to Bakyaswori Mahadeva, Siddha Lakhan Thapa’s sacred cave, and concludes with an overnight homestay in Pipalchap.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Driving

DAY 02 Piplechhap to Gorkha Bazaar (900m) takes 4-5 hours.

Piplechhap to Gorkha Bazaar (900m) takes 4-5 hours. The trek passes through the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr, Lakhan Thapa, in Bangkok. Historical attractions include the Lakhan Thapa Memorial Park, with locals preserving artifacts. The trek continues to Gorkha Bazaar, the district headquarters, offering various accommodation options.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 03 Gorkha Bazaar Excursion (900m)

Gorkha Bazaar Excursion (900m) involves a full day of sightseeing in Gorkha District, including visits to the Gorkha Palace, Gorakhanath Cave, and Gorkha Museum.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 04 Gorkha Bazaar to Sirandanda (1900m) includes a 6-7 hour

Gorkha Bazaar to Sirandanda (1900m) includes a 6-7 hour jeep ride to Bhachek, followed by an easy hike to Sirandanda. The village offers homestay facilities, showcasing the rich culture and natural medicinal herbs.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 05 Sirandanda to Barpak (1920m) is a 6-7 hour trek

Sirandanda to Barpak (1920m) is a 6-7 hour trek passing through villages and arriving at Barpak, a village known for its Gurung people and historical significance.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 06 Barpak to Laprak (2100m) is a 5-6 hour walk

Barpak to Laprak (2100m) is a 5-6 hour walk through Basukang, offering panoramic views and reaching the beautiful Laprak village.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 07 Laprak to Nambe Kharka (2700m)

Laprak to Nambe Kharka (2700m) involves a 4-hour trek through open pasture land to reach Nambai Kharka.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 08 Nambe Kharka to Tallo Thotnery (1560m)

Nambe Kharka to Tallo Thotnery (1560m) includes climbing Dharche Danda (3220m) for sunrise views and a descent to Tallo Thotneri.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 09 Tallo Thotnery to Gyampesal (970m)

Tallo Thotnery to Gyampesal (970m) is the final trekking day, including a visit to Sita Cave, leading to the destination of Gyampesal.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodges
  • Walking/Driving: Walking

DAY 10 Drive fron Ghyampesal to Gorkha Bazaar and then to Kathmandu

Gyampesal to Gorkha Bazaar and then to Kathmandu involves a 2.5-hour bus ride to Gorkha Bazaar and a 6-hour bus ride to Kathmandu.

Itinerary:

  • Meal: B+L+D
  • Walking/Driving: Driving

What is included in Lower Manaslu Trek- 10 Days

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services (International).
  • Tourist bus ticket to Kurintar.
  • Transportation throughout the trek.
  • Cable car fees.
  • Local bus to Kathmandu.
  • Drop-off at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Lodge accommodation along the way (homestay).
  • Licensed guides with their salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food covered.
  • Provided equipment: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • All necessary legal documents.
  • Government taxes.

What is Excluded

  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks (Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.).
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, boiled water, and donations).
  • Tips are expected.
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