Lower Manaslu EcoTrek

USD 855
  • Activities
    Lower Manaslu Eco Trek
  • Max Elevation
    3220m/10561ft
  • Trip Duration
    14 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and all meals during Trek
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Spring and Autumn
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 4 - 5 Hours

Trip Highlights Lower Manaslu Eco Trek :

  •  Enjoy ten minutes Cable Car ride from Kurintaar to Manakamana Temple  – overlooking the traditional villages and beautiful valleys is a sensational experience.
  • Explore Gorkha – Gorkha Palace, Gorkhanath Cave and Gorkha Museum
  • Hike up to Darche Danda – magnificent view of more than 20 mountain peaks including the Himalayan Ranges of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) among many others.
  • Experience the lifestyle and culture of traditional Gurung villages of Barpak & Laprak

Trip Introduction:

Lower Manaslu Eco Trek Nepal is relatively new trekking that allows adventure trekkers to explore the first capital of Nepal – Gorkha. Gorkha is the birthplace of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who is famous for the unification of small kingdoms in Nepal to form a single nation as modern Nepal in 1769. The region has an abundance of historical and archaeological monuments along with its unique culture and traditions, standing its ground as one of the featured tourist destinations of Nepal.

The trek is the best way to experience the traditional Gurung villages of Barpak and Laprak while trekking along with great views of surrounding high mountains including mountain ranges of Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) while being in the company of warm and friendly locals smiling at us. Lower Manaslu Eco Trek is an excellent choice for trekkers wanting to explore the natural, cultural as well as historical wonders of the mystical land of Nepal.      

Lower Manaslu Eco Trek Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, we will take three hours to drive along the banks of Trishuli River towards Kurintaar. From there we will take a scenic  10 minutes cable car ride to reach Manakamana Temple. The first leg of our trek starts from here, following the trail we pass through Bakeshwor Mahadev Temple and continue trekking towards Ghairung.

Leaving Ghairung we continue to follow the trail that passes through Bungkot and Kaule Bhangar towards Gorkha Bazaar. At Gorkha, we will have an excursion day where we can visit the historical Gorkha Palace, Gorkhanath Cave – situated only 10 meters below the palace and Gorkha Museum where we can observe the artifacts and remains of the historical monuments having significant roles in shaping Nepal’s history.

After spending a good day at Gorkha we will drive for approximately seven hours over the mountain roads overlooking Daraudi River towards Bachek. From Bachek we will make a short hike to reach the village of Sirandanda. The village is well known for its magnificent sunrise view over Manaslu Himalayan Ranges and has a rich diversity of medicinal herbs. From here we continue on our trek passing through several traditional villages mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe communities, we will trek through Barpak and Laprak villages.

From Laprak we will follow a rather easy trail to reach the open pasture lands of Nambai Kharka. We will make an early morning hike to Darche Danda from where we can enjoy magnificent views of more than 20 high peaks including Annapurna Himalayan Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail). After spending quality time at the top, we will make a gradual descend to Tallo Thotneri.

After a short distance of trekking from there, we will reach the famous Sita Cave, surrounded by dense forest the cave holds a huge religious significance among Hindus. After exploring the cave, we continue our trek to reach Gyampesal – the ending point of the trek. Our adventurous trekking at Lower Manaslu Eco Trek Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a drive from Gyampesal back to Kathmandu via Gorkha. 

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner. 

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

    Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintaar [3 hrs Drive] & Trek to Ghairung [1090m/3575ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]

    After having our breakfast we will take a drive from Kathmandu and head towards Kurintar which takes about 3 hours. From there we will take ten minutes to ride over a cable car to reach Manakamana temple which is situated at the top of the hill. We will start our trek heading north towards the village of Ghairung. There are several homestay services with good rooms and food at Ghairung.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek to Gorkha Bazaar [900m/2952ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Ghairung we will follow the trail that leads through Bungkot. It is the birthplace of the first martyr of Nepal Lakhan Thapa, who was hanged to death for opposing the Rana regime. There is a park built in his name and has a collection of Thapa’s belongings such as swords and other artifacts. We will continue on the trek until we arrive at Gorkha Bazaar – the headquarter of Gorkha.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Excursion at Gorkha. Visit Gorkha Palace, Gorkhanath Cave and Gorkha Museum

    Today we will spend our day exploring and doing excursion around Gorkha. We will visit Gorkha Palace which is situated one thousand feet above Gorkha Bazaar and offers fantastic views of valleys and surrounding mountains. Gorkhanath cave is located just about 10 meters below the palace. It is believed that Gorakhnath Baba who lived in the cave provided guidance to King Prithvi Narayan Shah for the unification of the nation. We will also visit the Gorkha Museum which displays a wide range of artifacts and belongings of King Prithvi Narayan Shah.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Drive from Gorkha to Bachek [6-7 hrs Drive] & Trek to Sirandanda [1900m/6232ft] [1 hr Trek]

    Leaving Gorkha we will take a drive to Bachek which takes about 7 hours. The drive is over zigzag hilly roads overlooking Daraudi River that offers a thrilling experience. After arriving at Bachek we will do a short trek to reach the village of Sirandanda. The village has a wide range of medicinal herbs including yarsagumba. The sunrise view from here over Manaslu range is an unforgettable experience.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek to Barpak village [1920m/6297ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    We will trek northeast passing through the village of Mathar and Ghyachowk. From Ghyanchowk we will continue to follow the trail that goes through Dewalsara, Goje and Alagang to finally arrive at the village of Barpak. The village is inhabited largely by Tamang and Gurung ethnic communities of Nepal.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 08: Trek to Laprak village [2100m/6888ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Baprak we will follow the trail that is a gentle levelled path for few hours. We will pass through Basukang which is a junction leading to Rupinala Pass. We will continue our trek gradually gaining the altitude all the way to the village of Laprak. The village is inhabited by Gurung and Tamang ethnic communities of Nepal.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 09: Trek to Nambai Kharka [2700m/8856ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]

    From Laprak we will continue to follow the trail that is a moderate walk. Nambai Kharka is an open field or pasture land that has few numbers of temporary houses. During the plantation and harvest of potatoes, these houses provide shelter to people from Laprak. The killing of an animal is prohibited around here and is one of the best spots on the planet to experience peace.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 10: Morning Hike to Dharche Danda [3220m/10561ft] & Trek to Tallo Thotneri [2440m/8003ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]

    We will start early and take a hike to Dharche Danda for stunning panoramic views of more than 20 high peaks. Among others Annapurna, I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre(Fish-Tail), Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal and Himalchuli provides an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Besides, Dharche danda also holds huge religious significance among Gurung tribe communities. They offer prayer to the hill deity in order to avoid natural calamities. After spending quality time at the Dharche danda we will descend down and trek to reach Tallo Thotneri.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 11: Trek to Gyampesal via Sita Cave [1165m/3821ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Today is the last day of our trek; we will trek following the trail that goes downhill towards the famous Sita cave. The cave holds a strong religious significance among Hindu followers and is surrounded by dense forest. After exploring the cave area we continue our trek until we arrive at Gyampesal. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Drive from Gyampesal back to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]

    Today after breakfast we will drive from Gyampesal towards Gorkha Bazaar. And from Gorkha Bazaar we will take another drive that will take us back to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

  • Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

    Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule. 

What's included?
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/resort accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu, including; Private Vehicle, all required entrance fees & experienced city tour guide
  • All required land transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced trekking guide and required number of porters
  • Staffs food, clothing and insurance
  • Tea House lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during Trekking
  • All required trekking permits and fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government TAX/VAT, applicable service charges and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Lower Manaslu Eco Trek Difficulty
Lower Manaslu Eco Trek is a recently discovered trekking in the Manaslu Region at the heart of Nepal. This ia a popular trekking destination in the Gorkha district. Gorkha is an ancient city and it is popular for its social, cultural, economical, political aspects till then. Lower Manaslu route offers moderate trekking, historic tour, pilgrimage tour; agro-tourism and community-based home stay.
Lower Manaslu Eco Trek is a short, and spiritually connected trekking. It has rich historical secrets and socio- cultural aspects. The scene is rewarding all the way and it has most hospitable people around the world.
The trail passes through the flat land, terraced farmland, steep trails, etc. This trekking is also famous as it is the land of brave Gurkhas. It also affords incredible landscapes and breathtaking mountain views of Manaslu and others. In overall, this is a moderate level trekking in Nepal. It just requires a good physical and mental health. If you can undertake a long journey and walk for 4-5 hours daily, it is very difficult.

Best Season for Lower Manaslu Eco Trek
Famous writer Mark Twain once said, “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Climate affects significantly on any Trekking and Hiking. Here, we are going to discuss about the trekking and hiking time in Nepal. Just have a look.
Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct.
Autumn season lasts for September to November in Nepal. This season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views.
Spring Season lasts for March to May. During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc.
Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form of snowfall. The days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and extreme cold weather is not a problem for you, you can choose winter season. Hoverer, this season is considered an off-season for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.
Summer Season (June to August) in Nepal is also an off-season for trekking. Nepal experiences summer rainfall. During this season, the trails will be muddy and slippery, frequent rainfall, flood and landslides will ruin your journey irritably. However, the rain shadow region like Manang, Mustang and Dolpo offer you the best trekking moment even in this season.

Preparation for Lower Manaslu Eco Trek
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining. Hiking and Happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. For the same you need to prepare a lot as the above statements say. Trekking and Hiking require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  •  Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the sea level.
Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.

Types of Altitude Sickness:

  •  Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
  •  High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
  •  High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.

Treatment:
If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), you might need a steroid called dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.

Prevention:
The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.

  •  Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
  •  Do have a lot of acclimatization.
  •  Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
  •  Drink plenty of fresh water.
  •  Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
  •  Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.

Trekking Gears for Lower Manaslu Eco Trek
For the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.
Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack
Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Light Weight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.
Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories
Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.
Other Essentials: Map, Compass, Sun-Glasses, Headlamp, First Aid Box, Repair Tool Kit, Extra food, Tent, etc.

Accommodations and Meals
We provide luxury accommodations in all the major cities of Nepal and all courses of meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the trip. There will be varieties of western and Asian dishes or mixture of both in all the major cities of Nepal. Chinese, Indian, Thai, Continental dishes are common almost everywhere in the town. Annapurna and Everest Region is much developed than any other trekking destinations in Nepal. Therefore, you don’t have problem of finding a good teahouse which provides you the best course of meals. Most tea houses cook delicious dishes. Most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. Finding a teahouse at the remote region is difficult during the peak season. In such cases, we offer you a camping. At such moment, we will provide you limited choices of dishes.

Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?
No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.
Tourism is the main stay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered.
High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you. Otherwise, trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.
As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.
On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the planet.
Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.

Tips for Lower Manaslu Eco Trek

  •  Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
  •  Learn safety rules
  •  Acclimatize and Acclimatize
  •  Choose the right trail for your fitness
  •  Carry local currency
  •  Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
  •  Wear the most comfortable dress that help you to succeed
  •  Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
  •  Be familiar with the trails
  •  Check the weather condition before you begin
  •  Tell someone where you will be
  •  Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
  •  Pack ten Essentials

Conclusion
Lower Manaslu Eco Trek is a difficult trek in Nepal. This trek features best mountain views, spiritually built trekking trails, vivid socio economic life. This has in fact most varieties of flora and fauna as well. This trekking also offers the mind blowing natural beauty. It is a very difficult trekking in Nepal. It is not that much lengthy and it can be the best holiday option in Nepal. If you have good physical condition, you can go for this trek. If you really want to experience this amazing trekking in Nepal, you can remember Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Please, free to contact us or drop your queries in our mail box. We are waiting to be in your service.

How to Get Nepal Visa?

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Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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