Lower Manasalu Trek 13 Days
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- DETAILED ITINERARY
- Fixed DATES: 2017 / 2018
Trekkin / Tour
Local Meal, Full board on trek
Private Car / Bus
Sep. to Dec. / March to july
Outlined Itinerary for Lower Manasalu Trek 13 Days
- Pick up and drop transfer by private car /Bus to begging treks and ending treks
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing room, Bed and breakfast only)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek
- 08 nights twin sharing accommodation at home stay /Guest houses during the trek
- 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance
- National Park and TIMS permit.
- Government taxes
- Office service charge
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
- Items of a personal nature
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver.
Lower Manaslu Trek is the journey to the religious and historic places embedded with pleasant mountain views to go through. Filled with delightful memories to capture, this trekking in Manaslu lower region is a fantastic route to cover awesome perspectives of the remote mountain region.
The unique feature of this trek, Home Stay would warm you as the hospitalities served here is rare to discover. You will be getting home environment with wonderful people and their religious customs and traditions in Lower Manaslu Trek Nepal.
The historic symbol Gorkha, where King Prithvi Narayan Shah led the history with unification of today's Nepal will pin your heart with the courage he had in him. This place is the heart of Lower Manaslu Trek because of the architectures and cultural significance possessed.
Why not explore the remote regions when it has so many thrilling experiences to offer you? Be a part of the unbeaten trails and taste the difference, you will definitely feel beautiful historic achievement of your lifetime in Lower Manaslu Trek.
The initiation point for Lower Manaslu Trek Nepal in Manaslu Region is Ghairung. We drive from Kathmandu to Ghairung and upon completion of Lower Manaslu Trekking; we drive back to Kathmandu from Gorkha. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Manaslu Trek Nepal.
The Lower Manaslu Trek Nepal takes you to the Manaslu lower region to feel the remote beauty and adorable home stay facilities. Here are the major highlights of Lower Manaslu Trekking.
- Manakamana Temple, the religious destination of Hindus where Goddess Manakamana is worshipped. It believed that your wishes come true after you visit here.
- Historic Gorkha Bazaar with Gorkha Palace, Gorkha Temple, Gorkha Cave and Gorkha Museum
- Typical old Gurung and Tibetan villages
- Mind blowing Gurung cultures, traditions and rituals
- Fantastic mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Bharatsikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamtang, Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and many others.
- Other wonderful villages like Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Nambe Kharka, Tallo Thotneri, and Ghyampesal.
- Big Mani walls, ancient monasteries and caves
- Seasonal Fair at Tibetan markets
- Dharche Danda to observe 180 degree panorama of various Mountains
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- The traditional farming system
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Lower Manaslu Trek depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Lower Manaslu Trekking accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accommodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Home of the inhabitants or on Lodges there during trekking in Manaslu. As all the villages do not have lodging facilities, they provide home stay service with cozy environment to enjoy your night and rest properly in Lower Manaslu Trek.
Trekking in Manaslu would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there in lodges. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/home mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel.
We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during Lower Manaslu Trekking once you leave Kathmandu.
The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Ghairung, Ghyampesal to Gorkha and from Gorkha to Kathmandu by Bus.
Trekking in Manaslu will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Ghairung. From Ghairung, we walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we take a bus from Ghyampesal to Gorkha and then from Gorkha to Kathmandu.
Safety and Precaution
This Lower Manaslu Trek is a light weight trekking in the Manaslu Region and you are less likely to suffer from Mountain Sickness. However, you are on safe side if you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Lower Manaslu Trekking. Eventhough Trekking in Manaslu Lower region is comparatively an easier trek; you will still be accompanied by our trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped staffs of Imperial Nepal Treks. Hence, your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs that your trek runs safe and successful.
The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, if you do not travel often, you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety wherever needed.
A good planning for Manaslu Lower Region Trek is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before Lower Manaslutrek.
Welcome to Nepal. You will be transferred from Tribhuvan International Airport to hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at the hotel the, the travel representative wil brief you about the trip. Stay Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
The journey begins with a drive to Cable Car Station at Kurintar that can be reached after a drive of three hours from Kathmandu. A 10-mintue cable car ride will take us to the historic Manakamana Temple (1315m) which was built in the 17th century. The temple draws pilgrims as well as tourists from Nepal and countries from across the world. The trek begins after lunch at Manakamana Bazaar. About 2 km north of Manakamana Temple lies the temple of Bakyaswori Mahadeva. The shrine is believed to have spiritual power as people believe dumb children start speaking after worshipping at the temple. About 500m further uphill is a Siddha Lakhan Thapa (founder of the Manakamana temple) sacred cave which also offers a magnificent view of Manaslu Himalayan ranges. Right next to the cave is a 250 years old temple built during the reign of King Prithvi Narayan Shah. From here, the trek descends to Tin mane Bhanjyang. The village also offers home stay facility. The day’s trek concludes at Pipalchap village in Ghairung VDC. As no lodging is available in the area, the village offers home stay facility for visitors.
From Ghairung, the trek progresses toward the historic place called Bungkot – the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr Lakhan Thapa. Apart from the historical attraction, another attraction in the village is the Lakhan Thapa Memorial Park. The park houses a bust of martyr Lakhan Thapa. It also has historical artifacts like swords of Lakhan Thapa and a stone spout. Locals are preserving these historical attractions on their own without expected external assistance. Magars are the dominant population in this 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 – the district headquarters of Gorkha district. Here, visitors have several options for accommodation, ranging from star to budget hotels.
The day is spent by visiting interesting places in and around Gorkha Bazaar.
a) Gorkha Palace
The historical Gorkha palace from where King Prithvi Narayan Shah started unification of modern Nepal lies about 1,000 ft above Gorkha Bazaar. The palace dominates the surroundings and is visible from all surrounding areas. It also offers visitors with fantastic views of green valleys and the Himalayan panorama. The palace also rich in terms of medieval architecture.
b) Gorkhanath 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 sage) after whom the district gets its name. The sage is believed to have been the guide of Shah dynasty. It is because of his guidance and blessing that the Shah dynasty could unify small principalities into modern Nepal.
c) Gorkha Museum
Gorkha Museum is situated at Gorkha bazaar. It has a wide range of artifacts and personal belongings of King Prithvi 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.
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 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. 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 Gyampesal is on tent or home stay.
Daily bus service to Gorkha Bazaar is available from Gyampesal. The drive takes around 2.5 hrs. From Gorkha Bazaar, buses leave for Kathmandu on regular interval. The journey takes about six hours.
- 2017 Fixed Departures
- 2018 Fixed Departures
Gorkha, from where the unification of modern Nepal was started by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, is the first capital of Nepal. There are several places of historical and archaeological importance in the district. Blessed by nature’s splendor this land of historic, religious, ecological and cultural significance has every potential to be featured as one of the favored touristic destinations of the country.
However, the number of tourists coming to this region is limited. The district is home to Mt Manaslu and the famous Manaslu Circuit Trek. Besides, the Lower Manaslu route offers moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro tourism and community based home stay. The locals are also committed towards development and promotion of tourism in the district.
The Lower Manaslu Trek begins from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple and progress through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka and Dharche Danda before concluding at Gyampesal. Accommodation is mostly on home stay or camping as commercial lodging is available in only a few places.
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