Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trekking

Lower Manaslu Trek

The Lower Manaslu Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without going to very high altitudes. This trek offers stunning views of the mountains and a landscape that will captivate you at every turn. In addition to the natural beauty, the trek also provides opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture as you pass through traditional villages with the deep-rooted customs and heritage of the Gurung community. In this peaceful mountain setting, travelers can truly appreciate the blend of natural beauty and cultural richness that makes Nepal's landscapes so special.

The Lower Manaslu Trek stands out for its rich cultural immersion. As you trek through charming villages, you'll engage with welcoming locals, gaining insights into their traditions. The trail meanders past ancient monasteries, resonating with centuries-old tales, and the region's historical significance comes alive, especially in the birthplace of modern Nepal, Gorkha. As you trek, you'll encounter Barpak, a village honored with the Victoria Cross and affected by the 2015 earthquake. Further along, you'll reach Laprak, a village proud of its numerous Everest summiteers and their remarkable achievements in mountaineering.

The exploration of Gorkha, the historically significant city that gave birth to modern Nepal, and the region's rich cultural tapestry are highlights of the Lower Manaslu Trek. As you travel, you'll pass through the tenacious Victoria Cross village of Barpak, which the 2015 Nepal earthquake significantly impacted, and enter the bustling neighborhood of Laprak, which takes pride in being home to numerous Everest summiteers.

One of the trek's noteworthy points is the ascent to Dharache Dada, reaching an elevation of 3,200 meters. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of a multitude of mountain ranges, including Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, the Annapurna ranges, and more, creating a truly breathtaking and unforgettable experience.

The Lower Manaslu Trek is an enchanting journey through the picturesque Himalayan landscapes, captivating trekkers with breathtaking mountain views, lush greenery, and a distinctive cultural tapestry. This trek provides a unique opportunity to engage with locals, wander through quaint villages, and visit ancient monasteries, making it an exceptional choice for those yearning to immerse themselves in the Himalayas' natural splendor and profound cultural heritage.


Lower Manaslu Trek Highlights and Overviews


  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with the rich cultural tapestry of the Lower Manaslu region by trekking through quaint villages and interacting with friendly locals, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life.


  • Historical Exploration: Visit the birthplace of modern Nepal in the historically significant city of Gorkha and traverse the trail past ancient monasteries echoing centuries-old stories, bringing the region's historical significance to life.


  • Resilience of Barpak: Witnessing Barpak, a Victoria Cross village, demonstrates its resiliency as it reveals its spirit following the 2015 earthquakes and offers a unique perspective on the community's fortitude.


  • Triumphs of Laprak: Explore Laprak, a village proud to be home to numerous Everest summiteers, showcasing the triumphs of the local mountaineering community and offering a glimpse into their remarkable achievements.


  • Scenic Beauty: Revel in stunning landscapes, with lush greenery embracing the trail and panoramic views of iconic mountain ranges, including Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and the Annapurna ranges, from the trek's pinnacle at Dharache Dada (3,200 meters).


  • Holistic Experience: The Lower Manaslu Trek offers a holistic journey, seamlessly blending the grandeur of nature with the cultural richness embedded in the heart of the Himalayas.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

A representative from Manaslu Tours will welcome you upon your arrival in Kathmandu and drive you to your hotel. To start your journey on a high note, we will host a welcome dinner in the evening featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine and a warm welcome drink.

Day 02: Full day City Tour in Kathmandu Valley

  • SWOYAMBHUNATH , also referred to as the monkey temple, is accessible by a steep set of steps and offers stunning views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional gompas hung with strings of multi-colored prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras).
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 03: By Private Transportation: Kathmandu - Gorkha (1,135m/140km)

After a nutritious breakfast, set off on a 5-hour drive to Gorkha Bazar. During the journey, marvel at the picturesque landscapes, cross over sparkling streams and follow the winding banks of the Darundi Khola. In the evening, embark on an excursion to the historic Gorkha Durbar, located on a hilltop. From this vantage point, take in panoramic mountain views and bask in the warm glow of a breathtaking sunset.

Day 04: By private vehicle: Gorkha to Bhachek (1900m, 7hrs). Trek to Namki Dada 30min.

Day 05: Namki Dada to Ghyachowk (1710m, 4hrs)

Day 06: Ghyachowk to Barpak (1950m, 5hrs)

Day 07: Barpak to Humche (2, 970m, 6hrs)

Day 08: Humche to Tiling Kharka (3,150m, 4hrs)

Day 09: Tiling Kharka to Rupchi Tal (3,100m, 4hrs)

Day 10: Rupchi Tal to Malung (3,000m, 4hrs)

Day 11: Malung to Rukang (3,214m, 4hrs)

Day 12: Rukang to Singla (2,200m, 2hrs). Trek to Laprak (2,100m, 3hrs)

Day 13: Laprak to Nambai Kharka (2500m, 4hrs)

Day 14: Nambai Kharka to Tallo Thotneri (7hrs)

Day 15: Tallo Thotneri to Gyampesal (6hrs)

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for self-shopping and self-visit.

Day 18: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

Cost & Dates

The cost mentioned on our website for the Lower Manaslu Trek applies to groups of 6–12 people. However, private trips for groups of two or more can be organized upon request. A group booking of 12 or more people can offer a maximum discount with one free trip. Clients' travel date preferences can be accommodated, but the trek cost depends on group size, duration, accommodation type, and additional activities or services.

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip will depend on the size of the group.
  • Hotel Accommodation Category and Client's Budget: The cost may also vary based on the accommodation category and budget preference of the client.
  • Itinerary Modification: Our trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements, and the cost will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional Services: If you require additional services, the cost will be adjusted accordingly based on mutual understanding.
  • Trekking Staff: The cost is also affected by the number of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters required for the trip.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or to book your trip.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop services in private transportation before and after the trek.
  • 4 Nights 3-Star Accommodation in Kathmandu at Twin Sharing a Room on a BB Plan.
  • City Cultural Tour in Kathmandu with City Tour Guide and all the entrance and monument fees.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu - Bhachek, and Gyampesal - Kathmandu with Nepalese cress.
  • Camping arrangement on full board with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during Lower Manaslu Trek.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and necessary camping equipment and Kitchen equipment i.e, Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dining tent, dining tables, chairs, etc..
  • Experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide for over six people, cook, Assistant cook or helper, and Porters (2:1) including their daily allowance, meal and accommodation.
  • Accidental and medical insurance for Nepalese team.
  • Necessary documentation, all government taxes, and agency service charge.

Trip FAQ

Q: Where is Lower Manaslu Trek located?

A: Lower Manaslu Trek is located in the Gorkha district of Nepal.


Q: How long is the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: The trek usually takes around 10-18 days to complete.


Q: What is the difficulty level of the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: The trek is considered to be moderately difficult.


Q: What is the best time to go for the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: The best time to go for the trek is during the months of October to December and March to May.


Q: What is the highest point of the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,160 meters.


Q: What are some of the highlights of the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges, as well as opportunities to experience the local culture and traditions of the people in the region.


Q: What permits are required for the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: A TIMS card is required for the trek.


Q: Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Lower Manaslu Trek?

A: While it is not mandatory to hire a guide, it is recommended as it can enhance your safety and overall trekking experience.


Q: What kind of accommodation is available during the trek?

A: Basic tea houses and lodges are available along the trail, providing simple accommodation and meals.

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