Lower Manaslu trek
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Lower Manaslu trek
Trekking and walking through an excellent serene and full of natural grandeur of lower Manaslu attracts everyone towards the treks. This gives the unique experience of a great ancient historical, religious, cultural, ecological and archaeological significance place of Gorkha districts. Gorkha is the districts where the unification of modern Nepal started by king Prithivi Narayan shah. This district is also the first capital of Nepal. Gorkha is also famous for Historical tour, Pilgrimage tour and aggro tourism & community based home stay trek. Gorkhali solders are famous as legendary brave warier worldwide after the crucial contributions on second world war. Due to rich culture and history this lower Manaslu treks is feature as one of the favors touristic destinations of the country.
Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar, Sita cave, traditional art & craft and Wonderful snowed capped mountains are best attraction of Lower Manaslu trek.
The 10 days lower Manaslu trek start with a drive to Prithivi highway from Kathmandu to Kurintar. This 10 days Lower Manaslu Trek is newly introduced moderate level trekking in heart of the central Nepal. This trek is also the closest trek from the capital city Kathmandu. The trek starts from the Kurintar and end in Gyampesal.
Mountains on Lower Manslu Treks
Trekkers to lower Manaslu trekking can see more than 20 Himalaya Panoramic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchere, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal. This trek also offers the view of several other prominent peaks from Darcha Danda. Darcha Danda is the highest point of the trek with breathtaking and popular view of sunrise.
Trekking to lower Manaslu is one of the best destinations to explore. This trek fully supported home stay to perceive more depth about locals and remarkable information of Nepal country side.The lower Manaslu trekking is perfect for those people who like Manaslu tsum Valley trek and Manaslu trekking. Magic Himalaya treks starts to operate this lower Manaslu trek with full safety and reasonable cost with Flexible itinerary.
Day 1: walk Kathmandu to Ghairug -3 hours drive & 5 hours
Day 2: Ghairung to Gorkha Bazaar -5 Hours
Day 3: An Excursion Day in Gorkha Bazaar
Day 4: Gorkha Bazaar to Sirandanda: 6-7 hours
Day 5: Sirandanda to Barpak – 7 hours
Day 6: Barpak to Laprak -6 hours
Day 7: Laprak to Nambai Kharka – 4 hours
Day 8: Nambai Kharka to Tallo Thotneri – 7 hours
Day 9: Tallo Thotneri to Gyampesal – 6 hours
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
The Journey begins with a drive to cable car station at Kurintar which can be reached after the drive of three hours from Kathmandu. We will have 10 minute cable car ride to reach the historic Manakamana temple. The Manakamana temple is on 1315 m which is built in the 17th century. The temple draws pilgrims and tourist from Nepal and countries from across the world. The trek begins after lunch at Manakamana Bazaar. About 2 km north of Manakamana temple there is temple of Bakyaswori Mahadeva. The shrine is believed to have spiritual power as people believe dumb children start speaking after worshiping at the temple. About 500 m further uphill there is a Siddha Lakhan Thapa sacred cave which offers a magnificent view of Manaslu Himalayan Ranges.In the right next to the cave there is 250 years old temple built during the reign of king Prithivi Narayan shah. From here the trek descends to Tinmane Bhanjyang. The village offers home stay facility. Stay overnight in home stay.
From Ghairung, the trek progresses toward the historic place called Bungkot. It are the birth place of Nepal Martyr Lakhan Thapa. Apart from the historical attraction, it is also popular for Lakhan thapa Memorial park. Magars are the dominant population in the village. Bungkot offers home stay facility and serve good food using locally grown organic products. An easy walk of about 1.5 hrs from Bungkot, Takes us to Gorkha Bazaar. It is the district headquarter of Gorkha district. Here, visitors have several options for accommodation, ranging from start to budget hotels.
We will spend the day by visiting the interesting places in and around the Gorkga Bazaar. We will Visit the three important places:
- Gorkha palace
The historical Gorkha palace from where King Prithivi Narayan Shah started unification of modern Nepal lies about 1, 000 ft above Gorkha Bazaar. The Palace dominates the surroundings that are visible from surrounding areas. This also offers visitors with fantastic views of green valleys and the Himalayan panorama. The Place is also rich in terms of medieval architecture.
- Gorkha Mueseum
Gorkha mueseum is situated at Gorkha bazaar. It has a wide range of artifacts and personal belongings of King Prithivi Narayan Shah along with his 52 feet long chino (birth details). Apart from these collections, it has also on display ancient art, sculptures, coins and several other articles of historical significance.
- Gorakhnath Cave
The cave of Gorakhnath is situated about 10 meters below the palace. The cave is believed to be the Shelter of Gorakhanath Baba (a great Saga) after whom the district gets its name. The saga is believed to have been the guide of Saha Dynasty. This is because of his guidance and blessings that the shah dynasty could unify small Principalities into modern Nepal.
A drive of about 6-7 hours from Gorkha Bazaar takes us to a village called Bhachek. The drive is a unique experience in itself as it passes through narrow and curvy mountain roads overlooking the Daraundi River. An easy hike about an hour from Ghachek takes us to Sirandanda. It is situated on altitude of 1900 meters. This place is inhabited of Hyolmo people. Nagepokhari, Dudhpokhari, Bhot dodar, Chima, Dharadi and tea garden are attractions of Sirandanda. We also have a sunrise and manaslu mountain view from here. The village has a rich of medicinal herbs like Nirmasi, Jedamasi, Jatamasi, Rato unyo, yarsagumba and Satuwa. There is also a home stay facility 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.
A walk of about 1.5 hours 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. There are no hotels available; we have to ask locals to prepare lunch. After a trek of around 4.5 hours of lunch, we reach Barpak village passing Dewalsara, Sum River, Daraudi River, Goje and Alagang. The Barpak village is on an elavations of 1920 m.
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. We will reach to beautiful Laprak village (2100 m). The village lies in a landslide vulnerable zone. The landslide in 1999 had swept away houses and about 12 hecters of cultivable land. Since then, the villagers have been living in constant fear, especially mansoon.
A moderate walk of around four hours takes us to Lambai Kharka (2700 m). As the name suggests, Lambai Kharka is an open pasture land with a few temporary houses of Laprakis which provides 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 Vegeterian diet as local believe that trekkers will take ill if they Slaughter animals.
On this day, wake up early and climb to the top of Dharche Danda (3220 m). It is the highest point of the lower Manaslu trek. This 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, Langtang, Hiaunchuli, Buddha Himal, Sarang peak, Malkunti peak, Babu Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal I, Ganesh Himal II and Ganesh Himal III.
The trek on the ninth day progresses towards Sita cave (1165 m). It 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 month of Chaitra (march/April), Thousands of devotees gather to pay homage to lord Ram. Goddess Sita, 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 towards Gyampesal. It is the final destination of the trek. The trek takes about a few hours from Sita cave. We will Have a Accomodations at Gyampesal is on tent or homestay.
Daily Bus service to Gorkha Bazar is available from Gyampesal. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. From Gorkha Bazaar, Buses leave from Kathmandu on Regular Interval. The journey Takes about six hours.
- An experienced and registered English speaking licensed holder guide.
- 1 porter sharing between two Trekkers (weight limit 25 kg)
- All meals: Lunch, Breakfast and dinner during the trekking
- Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking
- Local Ground Transportation's, camping gear and kitchen utensils during the trek
- Food, accommodation, Salary and insurance of your guide and porter
- All ground transportation during the trip in Nepal
- Necessary Lower Manaslu trekking permits and paper works Local taxes and company service charges
What's not included?
- Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
- Bar drinks, Beverage such as coke, Fanta and mineral water
- Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu, Laundery bills and toiletries
- Personal travel insurance and Nepal visa fee
- Personal trekking equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency
- Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and drive.
Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.
Nepal is open for all kinds of trekking and hiking adventures so you can now visit Nepal. There are curtains rules you need to follow if you want to Visit Nepal. First things is you need to have a latest PCR report to get visa and visa need to be do online before you come. You also need to have a Corona insurance that covers at least US$5,000. Trekking guide and porter also need to have corona insurance that covers at least US$1000. We need to know you flights tickets details so that we can inform immigration's about your arrivals. Passport copies and pictures also need for doing paperwork's, TIMs and permits which we need to make before you come and send back to you which you need to show on different place.
After you arrival in Kathmandu, we will Pick you and Transfer to hotel where you will stay 8 days Quarantine and again check PCR test. The Negative Results will let you to do trekking and hiking. If you got Positive test you will have to stay quarantine or hospital depends on your conditions.
Magic Himalaya Treks will assist you for arranging all required paper works.
Important village on the trek
Barpak is mostly the inhabited by ex-army men is also popular as the village of late Capt. Gaje Ghale. He is the recipient of the famous Victoria Cross medal. Gurung and Ghale People are the dominant people here. The village has all basic Amenities like round clock electricity, internet facility, medical service and a few hotels. Regular bus service to Kathmandu is available from the village except during Monsoon. The attractions of Barpak are Clustered stone roofed houses, stone built narrow aleys and panoramic view of Buddha Himal. For the accommodations, the village offers well organized homestya facility along with standard hotels. This village is able to gain many national and international acclaims. This village hosted number of prominent personalities like former Chancellow of Germany Dr. Roman Herzog. It is also nominated as unique destinations in Nepal for Nepal tourism year 2011.
The single village forms the entire Larpak Village Development Committee (VDC). All nine wards of Larpak VDC are clustered tougher in this Village. Temperature in this village is warm and cool from April to October. The weather becomes cold from November to march. There will be massive snowfalls occer in the village during this time of year. This typical Gurung village is also a popular stopover for the Manaslu Trekkers. There are two hotels in the village which is acessable from Tatopani in the east and Gumda village in the south. The village is the birthplace of late Iman singh Gurung. He is the first person to climb Everest western Nepal of the Gurung community. Most of the people on this village engaged in tourims Business and few of them have also earned international recognition.