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18 Days
Manaslu Region
Max People : 20

Lower Manaslu Trek Information:

The Lower Manaslu Trekking Trail exploration tour recently explored various tourism destinations and attractions in the Lower Manaslu region of Gorkha district, central Nepal. Gorkha, the ancient capital of Nepal, is the place where the unification of Nepal was started by King Prithvi Naryan Shah. There are several places of historical and archeological importance in the district. Blessed by natural splendor and landmarked by plethora and landmarked by plethora of historic, religious, ecological and cultural importance it has every potential to be featured as one of the favored tourist destinations of the country. However, number of tourists coming to this region is limited. Besides the Manaslu circuit trek, Lower Manaslu Trekking Trail offers the experience of moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro tourism and community-based homestay.
range of Gorkha and Lamjung districts of Nepal. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese mountaineer Toshio imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu on May 9, 1956. Though the Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking routes, the newest lower Manaslu trekking trail from Gorkha Bazar to Deurali is expected to be popular among the trekkers in the years to come.

You can also seek the top trekking destinations in Nepal to Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp trekking, trekking to Dolpo Region and many more.


Lower Manaslu Trek Highlights
  • City tours in Kathmandu and nearby tourist destination.
  • Pleasing drive from Kathmandu towards Soti Khola.
  • Enjoy and Explore the Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Experience amalgamation of Nepalese and Tibetan culture.
  • Opportunity to visit the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Tripto Larkya La Pass with its magnificent view.

Price Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop in private vehicle
  • Full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3-star standard Hotel in Kathmandu as per BB plan
  • Kathmandu to Gorkha private jeep & Deurali to Kathmandu private vehicle jeep
  • Guide and porter with their salaries, accidental insurance, equipment, transport, food, lodging as well as clothing and medicine.
  • Full accommodation twin sharing, comfortable and clean private room during the trek. Trip Map.
  • Daily chosen meals from menu (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek as well seasonal fresh fruits as deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down sleeping bag, and duffel bag (If you need, please let us know before you book for the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers 1 porter).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show

Price Excludes

  • Any kind of visa arrangement entering Nepal like entry visa fee, or Airport visa arrangement.
  • International Airfares/Airport taxes
  • Travel and rescue insurance is important but you must manage this.
  • Any added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival, suspension of departure, initial return from trek (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara (This condition applies in the case of early arrival from mountain than the planned itinerary)
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, battery recharge, sweets, snacks, bottled water, boiled water, shower either hot/cold, extra porters, laundry, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Personal equipment and clothing/wardrobe
  • Tip (As tip is expected but it isn’t a mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not stated in Included section

Lower Manaslu FAQs

01How my Character needs to be, is this trek for me?

• Annapurna base camp trek suits for people who are fit, no need to be experienced. It will be good if you are concerned on your physical fitness like running, swimming, hiking. We in fact recommend to embark these exercises for your journey.
• If you are suffering from kind of any medical condition, we suggest you to seek medical advice from your doctors before coming to trek.
• Trekking is not an easy task, so you need to be aware regarding the discomfort before being adapted in the regions.
• It is better you prepare for trekking for at least 2/3 months before you depart, an aerobic exercise would be pretty much good and needs to follow 3/4 times per week as a minimum requirement.

02What is the procedure of airport pickup, will someone come there for me on my arrival?

• The procedure of airport pickup is that we will send one of our representative to pick you up. He will stand there holding the sign of Trailblazer Tours and Treks outside the terminal, he will greet you and transfer you to your respected hotel in our private vehicle.

03How can I get visa for Nepal? Is it upon on arrival at the airport?

• Yes, the visa is on arrival and it is easy to get at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. And the visa differs accordingly on the basis of your stay in Nepal. The more you stay you need to pay more, but you will get Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries. As US $ 25 for 15 days, and for 30 days you need to pay

04Do I need any extra documents?

• It’s hassle free, as you just need to bring a copy of your travel insurance, your passport with 3 (passport sizes) photos while coming for trip to Nepal. The photos are needed for permits.

05What kind of facilities will be there in Kathmandu, Pokhara and within Trekking?

• Our motto is to give perfect service to our customers, for that reason we do not compromise with the standard. We will transfer you to standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our commitment.
• We are much concerned with the health of our customers, so during the trek along teahouses, guesthouses we provide clean rooms, with basic facilities.
• We can also provide our own sleeping bags but it is the best idea to have your own during trekking.
• The lodges within the treks normally provides single and double room. If possible, there will be dining around a bon fire. The toilet in teahouses are full with crucial and basic facilities.

06As the weather is cold, do guesthouses heated or have air-conditioning facilities?

• As the weather is cold but the guest houses do not facilitate with air-conditioners or heaters. However, when it gets colder above 3500m, they have the minimal facility to hit the dining room by using kerosene or metal heater. To use this facility, you have to spend some dollars.

07Can I please know about the toilet facilities along the trail?

There are toilet facilities in teahouse/guesthouse but apart from that while on trek and in emergency case you find some secluded place and go for toilet.

08I have heard about foods not being that hygienic, can you please clarify this? What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

• Yes, there is rumor but it is better to visit and experience on your own. We are much concerned with the hygiene and the cook in most teahouses/lodges in Annapurna Base Camp trail are experienced in cooking a delicious range of food items.
• You can enjoy the varieties of food ranging from pasta, potatoes, lentils, soups, fresh vegetables, eggs and many more. They will even serve you tasty dessert. There will the non-vegetarian items too, you even enjoy with chocolates, hot drinks, soft drinks, and chips.

09How is the drinking water facility in the trekking zones?

• There isn’t any problem for bottled water as it is easily available at guesthouse and lodges. But Yesh above Chhomorng you need to take purified water as plastic bottles are banned by Annapurna conservation area.
• If you have plan to drink normal water you must bring some kind of purifying drops or any kind of purifier with you.

Lower Manaslu Trek Itinerary

Day 1Day of Arrivalin Kathmandu.

Today is a day of arrival in Kathmandu. We will be there at the airport to greet and pick you up. One of the staff from Trailblazer Trekking and Tours will transfer you to your respective hotel. Today you can enjoy around the streets of Kathmandu and explore around Thamel area. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner within authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Nepalese cuisine with beautiful cultural programs.

Day 2Day of sightseeing in Kathmandu and brief intro to the trek.

Today we will go sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and around. Mostly we will visit the center of attraction sites especially those listed in world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Square and other attractive places. In the evening we will visit Trailblazer Office and have some brief session of our upcoming trekking.

Day 3Drive to Gorkha- 06 hrs

The most important place to visit during the excursion in the historical Gorkha Durbar (palace). The palace carries the great history of King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s initiation for the unification of modern Nepal. It lies at an altitude which is a thousand feet above Gorkha Bazaar. The place dominates the surroundings and is visible from all surrounding areas. The site is regarded as a holy shire. It also offers visitors with fantastic views of green valleys and the range of beautiful snow-clad mountains in the north. The place also boasts beautiful architecture and is build in pagoda style.
After visiting the place, head towards Gorkah Bazaar where Gorkha museum is located. The museum consists of wide range of artifacts and personal belongings of King Prithi Narayan Shah along with his 52 feet long cheena (birth detail). Apart from range of objects such as art, sculptures, coins and several other articles on display. After visiting the museum, visit the main market area and rest over the night in hotels and lodges

Day 4After breakfast drive to Bhachhek via private jeep

After having breakfast, Drive to Bachhek. Bhachhek which is at a distance of about 4-5 hours from Gorkha Bazaar. The road to Bhachhek passes through curvaceous mountain roads overlooking Daraudi River, which can be a thrilling experience. The drive is a unique experience in itself as it passes through narrow and curvy mountain roads overlooking the Daraundi River. An easy hike of about an hour from Ghachek takes us to Sirandanda. Situated at an altitude of 1900 meters, Siran Danda (which means hilltop in Nepal) is true to its name as it sits on top of a small hill. It is inhabited by Hyolmo people. Major attractions in Sirandanda are: Nagepokhari, Dudhpokhari, Bhot dodar, Chima, Dharadi and a tea garden. It also offers a magnificent view of sunrise and the Manaslu range. The village has a rich diversity of medicinal herbs like nirmasi, jedamasi, jatamasi, rato unyu, yarsagumba and satuwa among others. Home stay facility is available in the village. Agriculture produce of the village is organic potato and unprocessed tea leaves. Despite having tremendous potential, Sirandanda is struggling to find its place in the country’s tourism map.

Day 5(Sirandanda to Barpak) – 7 hrs

A walk of about 1.5 hrs toward northeast from Sirandanda takes us to Mathar village (1790m). An easy walk for about 1.5 km from Matha takes us to Ghyachowk for our lunch. Though no hotels are available in the area, we can cask locals to prepare lunch. After a trek of around 4.5 hrs after lunch through Dewalsara, Sum River, Daraudi River, Goje and Alagang, takes us to the Barpak village (1920m).
Barpak, mostly inhabited by ex-army men, is also popular as the village of Late Capt. Gaje Ghale – the recipient of the famous Victoria Cross medal. Gurung and Ghale people are the dominant population here. The village has all basic amenities like round the clock electricity, Internet facility, medical service and a few hotels. Regular bus service to Kathmandu is available from the village except during monsoon. Clustered stone-roofed houses, stone built narrow alleys and panoramic view of Buddha Himal are the major attractions of Barpak. For accommodation, the village offers well organized home stay facility along with standard hotels. Barpak has gained many national and international acclaims. The village was nominated as a unique destination in Nepal for Nepal Tourism Year 2011. It has hosted a number of prominent personalities like former chancellor of Germany Dr Roman Herzog.

Day 6(Barpak to Laprak) – 6 hrs

A walk from about six hours from Barpak via Basukang – a junction that also leads to Rupina La Pass, which is popular among Manaslu trekkers — takes us to the beautiful Laprak village (2100m). The village lies in a landslide vulnerable zone. The landslide in 1999 had swept away houses and about 12 hectares of cultivable land. Since then, the villagers have been living in constant fear, especially during monsoon.
Unlike other villages in Nepal, this single village forms the entire Laprak Village Development Committee (VDC). All nine wards of Laprak VDC are clustered tougher in this village. Temperature in the village is warm and cool from April to October. The weather becomes cold from November to March. Massive snowfalls occur in the village during this time of year. This typical Gurung village is also a popular stopover for the Manaslu trekkers. There are 2 hotels in the village, which is accessible from Tatopani in the east and Gumda village in the south. The village is the birthplace of late Iman Singh Gurung – the first person from the Gurung community from western Nepal to summit Mt Everest. Most of the villagers are engaged in tourism business and few of them have also earned international recognition.

Day 07(Laprak to Nambai Kharka)

A moderate walk of around four hours takes us to Lambai Kharka (2700m). As the name suggests, Lambai Kharka (kharka means pastureland in local dialect) is an open pasture land with a few temporary houses of Laprakis (people of Laprak) which provide them shelter during plantation and potato harvest season. Trekkers need to be self-sufficient for food and lodging. There is no toilet facility as well. In Nambai Kharka, trekkers are advised to stick with vegetarian diet as locals believe that trekkers will take ill if they slaughter animals.

Day 08(Nambai Kharka to Tallo Thotneri)

On this day, we woke up early and climb to the top of Dharche Danda (3220m). Dharche Danda – the highest point of the Lower Manaslu Trek — offers excellent sunrise views and a breathtaking 180 degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Bharatsikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamtang, Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, Sarang Peak, Malkunti Peak, Babu Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II and Ganesh III.
Dharche Danda holds great religious significance among Gurung people. They offer prayer to the hill deity to avoid natural calamities. Also, no felling of trees is allowed in the area. It is also believed that if tourists offer prayer to the hill deity, they will be blessed with clear visibility and will ward off misfortune while on trek.
After enjoying sunrise and mountain views, we descend toward another Gurung village called Tallo Thotneri. The journey takes about seven hours in total. Though no commercial lodging facility is available here, there is excellent home stay facility in the village. Villagers also showcase their traditional dances and offer local delicacies. Sita Cave and Olajung Danda are the other attractions in and around Tallo Thotneri.

Day 09(Tallo Thotneri to Deurali)

The trek on the ninth day progresses toward Sita Cave (1165m) that lies about 1.8 km from Tallo Thotneri. The cave, which lies in the middle of a dense forest, holds a religious significance among Hindus and it is one of the major tourist attractions in the area. On the day of Ram Nawami, which is celebrated on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March/April), thousands of devotees gather to pay homage to Lord Ram. Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Ram, is believed to have stayed in the cave. The caving experience is thrilling and adventurous.
After touring the cave, we trek toward Gyampesal — the final destination of the trek. The trek takes about a few hours from Sita Cave. Accommodation at Deurali is on a tent or homestay.

Day 10(Drive to Kathmandu)

Daily bus service to Gorkha Bazaar is available from Deurali. The drive takes around 2.5 hrs. From Gorkha Bazaar, buses leave for Kathmandu at regular intervals. The journey takes about six hours.

Day 11Leisure day in Kathmandu

You have leisure day today so you have option to have short visit near Kathmandu, or can accomplish your personal activities and shopping is always there for memento back to home. In the evening we will have farewell dinner to celebrate our adventurous journey and beautiful moments together along the journey. Night stay in Kathmandu

Day 12Final Departure

Finally, the day has come to an end. We had lots of memorable experiences throughout our journey to Upper Mustang Trek. Today, one of the representative from Trailblazer Travel and Tours will come to take you at Tribhuwan International Airport. We wish your safe flight with lots of astounding memories to take back home. Hope to meet next time for newer trek.