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Lower Manaslu Trekking

Trip Introduction

Lower Manaslu trekking is one of the reasonable trekking, Historical and, Pilgrimage tour, Agrotourism, and Community Based Home – Stay. It also includes within Manaslu region, which is one of the most attractive areas of Nepal. An unbelievable panoramic view of Mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal mountain ranges can be viewed. The entrance trail goes to upper Manaslu also, divided from the second day, a camp is called Khanchok – Ghampesal to Arughat and along towards Budi Gandaki river. This trek mainly promotes all home stay facility for the individual trekker who aims to visit and explore with local people, learn their culture and taste the traditional organic foodstuff and beverages.

The first day of the trek begins from Kathmandu with a 4 to 5 hours drive to Ghairung. The trail passes through the modest hill where we can delight in the natural views blended together with mountain massifs, Budhi Gandaki River and the nearby hills one after another with little rural community reflecting light from the can roofs. This is the way, how we reach Gorkha Bazaar. Gorkha Museum, Kalika temple, the cave of Guru Gorakhnath, the great sage are some of the most visited places of here. The next day we trek to Sirandada through curvy mountain roads overlooking Daraundi River.

The leading desirability of Sirandada is Nage pokhari, Dudh pokhari, Bhoteodar, Chima and the tea garden. This village is wealthy for medicinal herbs. The next day we go to Ghyachowk via Mathar village, then after lunch, we continue to Barpak Village, which is also known as the village of late captain Gaje Ghale, mostly inhabited by ex-army men. The village is facilitated by proper electricity, internet, medical and hotels services. The distinctive casual outline with clustered stone tile-roofed houses, stone-built narrow alleys and panoramic view of Buddha Himal are the major attractions of Barpak. From Barpak, we head to Laprak via Basukang. Laprak is a classic Gurung village with beautifully settled villages, 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 pleasure of their journey for a lifetime experience. From there we come to Gyampesal via Nambai Kharka and Darche Danda, where we end our trek with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Finally, Lower Manaslu Trekking is a tremendously diverse, exciting and enchanting trekking expenditure for the backpackers who aim to go for an ethnically rich yet adventurous trekking experience. Mostly March – June and September – November are the best seasons to trek in this region. If you have the recommend to spend your holiday in such an exciting trekking trail, Lower Manaslu Trekking is the perfect option for you. Come to join with Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours, so we will lead you to the right path for Lower Manaslu Trekking.

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Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our office representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our staff will give a brief explanation of the program. This day you can stay within the hotel or enjoy the night at Thamel.

Day 2: Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu

Today, you will visit many cultural heritage, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping of various Nepalese cultural stuff on this day. And Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Ghairung

After breakfast, we take a drive to Kurintar, for about 3 hours, along Manakamana with the bank of the Trishuli river. After lunch gathering at Manakamana bazaar, we begins the trek to Bakeswori Mahadeva temple (1515m) situated 2 Km north of Manakamana temple and trek goes until Pipalchap village at Ghairung VDC.

Day 4 : Trek to Gorkha Bazaar via Bungkot, Kaule Bhangar

We start our trek to Gorkha Bazaar after breakfast. Bungkot is a historic birthplace of Lakhan Thapa, (the first martyr of Nepal). Many people visit Kaule Bhangar to pay tribute to the first martyr of the nation. Apart from the historical significance, other attraction is Lakhan Thapa memorial park built in the remembrance of the first martyr where a bust of the martyr has been caught up. The park has a collection of Lakhan Thapa’s belongings like swords and stone spout. fascinatingly, locals have stepped up efforts in preserving these work of arts with any external assistance. Majority of the population in the village is from the Magar community. Bungkot offers a homestay facility and a delicious gracefulness made with fresh and locally grown produce. From here, Gorkha Bazaar is 1.5 hours of walk, the district headquarter of Gorkha.

Day 5 : Excursion Tour in Gorkha Palace

The historical Gorkha palace from where King Prithvi Narayan Shah initiated unification of modern Nepal is suspended one thousand feet above Gorkha Bazaar; the place dominates the surroundings and is visible from all surrounding area. It is regarded as a holy shrine. It also offers visitors with fantastic views of green valleys and the Himalayan panorama.  Gorkhanath Cave is situated about 10m below the palace. The cave is believed to be the shelter of Gorakhnath Baba (great sage) after whom the district obtained its name. The sage was the guide of Shah dynasty who blessed and provided his precious guidance to the homestay for the fusion of nation. Gorkha museum is situated at Gorkha Bazaar. It has a wide range of pieces and personal belongings of King Prithivi Narayan Shah along with his 52 feet long chino. Apart from these collections is has also widened the of objects such as art, sculptures, coins and several other articles on display.

Day 6 : Gorkha Bazaar to Sirandada

Bhachek is about 6 to 7 hours of bus/jeep drive from Gorkha Bazaar. Driving through curved mountain roads overlooking Daraudi River is a breathtaking experience. Sirandanda, the final leg of day four, is arrived after a short hike of one hour from Bhachek. A Hyolmo village, it is situated at the hilltop from where its name has been derived from Sirandanda. Major attractions of Sirandanda are Nage pokhari, Dudh pokhari, Bhot dodar, Chima, Dharadi and tea garden. It also offers a splendid view of sunrise and a stunning Manaslu range. The village has a rich diversity of medicinal herbs also.

Day 7: Sirandada to Barpak Village

After a walk of about 1.5 hours towards Northeast in Mathar village lies Ghyachowk. A. The destination for the fifth day i.e. Barpak village is at a walking of about 4 and a half hours from Ghyanchowk. On route to Barpak are Dewalsara, Sum river, Daraudi river, Goje and Alagang.

Day 8: Barpak to Laprak

While on way to Laprak, one will come across Basukang. Laprak village is located at Laprak VDC is a landslide defenceless zone. The rain triggered a landslide in 1999 swept away houses and about 12 hectares of cultivated land. The most notable character of Laprak is the wooden-roofed houses which bear a uniform look in the entire VDC. Laprak, a typical Gurung village, is also a pit stop for the Manaslu trekkers.

Day 9:  Laprak - Nambai Kharka

The Kharka arrives after a moderate walk of 4 hours from Laprak. The Kharka is an open pasture land with few temporary houses of Laprak which provides them shelter during plantation and harvest period of potatoes. Trekkers need to be self-sufficient for food and lodging. There is no toilet facility as well. During the stay in Nambai Kharka, it is advised that one should stick with a vegetarian diet as local believe that slaughtering of animals will bring ill to the trekkers.

Day 10 : Nambai Kharka - Darche Danda

Darche, the highest point of the lower Manaslu trekking route, offers an awe-inspiring 180-degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks. Among Gurung community, Darche Danda holds a religious significance. They offer prayer to the hill holy being to avoid natural calamities. Also, no felling of trees is allowed in the area. It is also believed that if tourist offer prayer to the hill holy being, they will be blessed with clear visibility and will ward off bad luck while on a trek. Some of the well-known peaks that can be viewed from the top of Darche are: Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Bharatsikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamtang, Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, Sarang peak, Malhunti peak, Babu Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II and Ganesh II among many others.

Day 11 : Darche Danda - Gyampesal via Sita cave

The famous cave Sita Cave is reached after walking down 1.8 Km from Tallo Thotneri. The cave is situated at 1165m. It is surrounded by dense forest, which holds religious importance among Hindus and it is one of the major tourist attractions. Every year during Ram Navami, thousands of Hindu devotees gather to pay homage to Lord Ram. It is believed that goddess Sita, (wife of Lord Ram) spent some time and stayed here. The caving experience in Sita Cave is thrilling and daring. After touring the cave we end the day in Gyampesal, the final destination of the trek, which is few hours walk from for the Sita cave for an overnight stay on camp or homestay with full board meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

Day 12: Gyampesal to Kathmandu

After taking a hot breakfast, we take a drive to Gorkha Bazaar at sharp 8 am which is about of 2 and a half hours from Ghyampesal. Bus services are available on a regular interval from Gorkha to Kathmandu which is 6 hrs of journey. We will also transfer you to the hotel for overnight.

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu

 

It is your departure day, also the last day in the land of Nepal. On this day we will drop you to the International airport to grab your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

Price Include

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle.
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu with twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation.
  • One day full Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • 02:
  • Helpful trekking guide and porters salary/accommodation/ insurance
  • All the accommodation with three meals during trekking period (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) including tea coffee
  • TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) fees
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entry fees
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
  • Medical support kit box
  • Farewell dinner, Nepali culture cuisine

 

Price Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa which can be obtained at Tribhuwan international airport after arrival.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral and hot/boiled water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Extra cost on natural disaster
  • Your Travel insurance

 

 

Fixed Departure

Equipment List

  • Passport
  • Copies of document
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Camelback water bottle
  • Flashlight, Batteries and bulbs
  • Maps and travel guide
  • Personal towel
  • Rucksack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal insulation
  • Chocolate bar
  • Rain Coat ( personal and Backpack)
  • Walking stick
  • Other required equipment’s

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Ghairung
  • Day 04: Trek to Gorkha via Bungkot, Kaule Bhangar
  • Day 05: Excursion Tour in Gorkha Palace
  • Day 06: Gorkha Bazaar – Sirandada
  • Day 07: Sirandada – Barpak
  • Day 08: Barpak – Laprak
  • Day 09: Laprak – Nambai Kharka
  • Day 10: Nambai Kharka – Darche Danda
  • Day 11: Darche Danda – Gyampesal via Sita Cave
  • Day 12: Gyampesal – Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu

 

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Duration: 13 Days
Max Altitude: 3000
Activity: Easy Trekking
Group Size: 01- 20

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