Lower Manaslu Trek offers opportunities to explore the historic, religious, ecological, and cultural significances of Gorkha district.
Lower Manaslu is a dramatic trek to explore & study about Nepal`s history and the beauty of Manaslu region. Lower Manaslu Trek offers opportunities to explore the historic, religious, ecological, and cultural significances of Gorkha district. Gorkha is the ancient capital & origin of modern Nepal, from where King Prithvi Narayan Shah started the unification of modern Nepal. Besides, that Archaeological significance of historical Gorkha Durbar and surroundings are the prime alluring parts for traveler those who have a keen interest in architecture and ancient history of Nepal. Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang Himal Ranges, Annapurna ranges etc are the majestic Himalayan ranges we can see during Lower Manaslu Trek.
Upon your arrival in the International Airport, Hike Manaslu representative will be there for warm greetings and transfer to the Hotel. Our representative also gives you short briefing about trip. Refreshed from Jetlag. You can explore the Kathmandu, Thamel, Ason in free time. Overnight in Hotel.
Explore the World Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley including Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping of various Nepalese cultural stuffs in this day. Overnight in Hotel.
After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Khairenitar which is 105 km from Kathmandu by the Prithivi Highway. We can visit the temple, its premises and ascend gently towards Bakyashwori Mahadev Temple at an elevation of 1,515 m, 2 km far from the Manakamana temple. Sidhha Lakhan Thapa Cave and mighty view of manaslu Himalayan ranges is the major attraction of this day. From there, the trail descends to Tinmane Bhanjyang and gradually ascends to Pipalchap village at Ghairung. Overnight at home stay.
A historical place Bungkot & Kaule Bangar is the major attraction of this day. Bungkot is birth place of first martyr of Nepal namely Lakhan Thapa. Lakhan Thapa (1891-1933 BS) was hanged to death with friend Jaising Chumi Magar at his own home on Falgun 2, 1933 BS for opposing the tyrant Rana regime. Overnight stay in Homestay.
Today is an excursion day. The historical Gorkha palace, Gorkhanatha Cave and Gorkha Museum is the prime attraction of this day. King Prithivi Narayan Shah initiated unification of modern Nepal from Gorkha Palace. Gorkhanatha Cave is situated just 10 meters below from the Ghorkha Palace. Locals believed that Gorkhanatha Cave is being as shelter of Gorakhnath Baba (great sage) after whom the district obtained its name. Overnight stay in Lodge/Homestay.
Nage pokhari, Dudh pokhari, Bhot dodar, Chima, Dharadi and tea garden are the major attraction of this day. Besides that, also offers a breathtaking view of Sun set & sunrise on stunning Manaslu range. The village has a rich diversity of medicinal herbs like nirmasi, jedamasi, jatamasi, rato unyu, yarsagumba, stuwa etc. Overnight at home stay.
After breakfast, we set off from hotel to Barpak Village. Our journey leads through Mathar village, & Ghyachowk. Overnight at home stay.
Laprak Village is the set destination for this day. ). Laprak is the typical Gurung Village, located at Laprak VDC is a landslide vulnerable zone. The most notable character of Laprak is the wooden roofed houses which bears a uniform look in the entire VDC. Overnight at Home Stay.
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 manages their foods by themselves. As locals believed that slaughtering of animals will bring ill to the trekkers. So, Hike Manaslu Team advised that one must stick with vegetarian diet. Overnight stay in Camp.
Dharche Danda – (3220m) is the Highest Point of the Lower Manasu Trek. The trek offers mesmerizing view of more the 20 himalayn peaks. 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 mighty Himalayan ranges we can see from the View Point.
A famous cave Sita cave is located at an elevation of 1165 meters above from the sea level. Sita cave, surrounded by dense forest, holds a religious significance among Hindus and it is one of the major tourist attractions. Every year during Ram Nawami which is celebrated on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March & April) 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. Overnight at Home Stay.
Kathmandu valley is the set destination for this day. After having delicious breakfast at hotel, we set off from Gyampesal to Gorkha Bazar. It will take about 2.5 hours of drive to reach Gorkha Bazzar. Finally we take scenic drive from Gorkha to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Today is the set departure day if you don`t have significant time to start another trip in Nepal. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, Hike Manaslu representative will accompany you to the international airport as the schedule flight. Hope have a Safe and wonderful Journey.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Airport pick up and drop by private car/van.
- Helpful trekking guide and porters salary / accommodation/ insurance
- All the accommodation with three meals during trekking period (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Company guarantees the rescue services; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us
- TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) fees
- Manaslu Conservation Area entry fees
- All the government taxes and company service charge
- Kathmandu to Manakamana ground transportation by local bus / private car / private van/ tourist coach. (In your wish)
- One day full Kathmandu sightseeing by private car/van
- Entry fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
- International airfare
- Nepal Visa which can be obtain at Tribhuvan international airport after arrival.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
- Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather
- Your Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral and hot/boiled water, soft drinks and snack foods
- Extra cost on natural disaster
- Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue
- Extra porter for the personal day bag pack
- Tips to the crews