Lower Manaslu Trek starts from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple of wish fulfilling Goddess 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.
Today modern Nepal was unified by the king Prithvi Narayn Shah of Gorkha. There are various places of historical and archaeological importance in the district. Blessed by nature’s grandeur 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.
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.
Kristel de Bruyne,
We had an amazing 12 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in April 2017. Our communication upfront with Pradip went very easy and we got some good information. We met up in Kathmandu to make the payment and we left for Pokhara as we want to spend few relaxing days there before starting the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We met our guide in Pokhara before we leave and began the trek. Our guide did his very best to make sure everything was arranged well! We had an amazing time in Annapurna Base Camp; we would ...
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