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Lower Manaslu Trek - 13 Days

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Nepal,  known as Himalayan Country in the world. Geographically Nepal is Small . Nepal is Paradise for travelers who love natural and hostory. Lower Manaslu trek is newly introduced moderate trekking destination in heart of central region of Nepal. This trek closest trekking regions from the capital city of Kathmandu Nepal. It is reachable by Local bus either Private Vehicle from Kathmandu to kurintar. The trekking started from Manakamana temple. which is famous Hindu temple. And Mountain best trekking destination of Nepal. Gorkha has own history in Nepal.

This historical Gorkha Palace is birthplace of Prithivi Narayan shah. The major attraction is Gorkha Durbar Squre. It is located at the top of small hillock along with Gorkhali Temple. Gorkha museum is a collection of artifacts and personal things belongs to King Prithivi Narayan Shah. This king is unified whole Nepal on 18th Century.  The whole Gorkha and Manakamana trek makes the trek magnificence of pagoda architectural design.This place provides a grateful scene of villages and green hill.

Lower Manaslu trek is one of the best exploring the natural beauty, historical stories, ancient periods, culture and traditions. The trekking is accessible with local home stays in the villages, which provide the local hospitality, warm greeting and traditions of people. Himalayan panoramic views. As well as Ganesh Himal, Langtang,Manaslu, Annapurna and many others Panoramic view. It has the highest point of hill to view of sunrise and Sunset. The trek  takes you into the lower valley of Manaslu area like Barpak, Laprak, Sirandanda, Tallo Thotneri, Lambai Kharka, etc. These are the mystical land of natural wonders. You will go into the unique ride of historic, religious, cultural, and ecological lavishness.

Ace Vision Nepal is a well-established name in the travel business with staffs of over decades-worth of experience. We value our customers and provide the best possible services. Along with the trips that we offer, the option of customization also remains with the clients.

  • Amazing mountains and landscapes in the Manaslu region.
  •  Gorkha, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka, and finally Dharche Danda.
  •  Explore Gorkha Palace, Gorakhnath Cave, and Gorkha Museum.
  •  Famous historical tour, pilgrimage tour supporting agro-tourism and community-based home-stay trek.
  • Amazing cable car ride from Kurintar to Manakamana Temple.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative team will pick you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. And transfer you to your respective hotel. This day is indeed a crucial day as you will get a full briefing about your trek. We introduce to your guide and porters.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

This day is an interesting part of your Journey. You will sightseeing various heritage sites of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a historical city itself. UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 3
Drive to Manakamana (Kurintar) and Trek to Ghairung

Today, your journey towards Lower Manaslu Circuit begins. You will have a 3-hours drive towards the base-station of Manakamana; Kurintar. Afterward, you will be in the 10-minutes cable car ride. This will take you to the historic Manakamana temple, at 1302m, built in the 17th century.
Manakamana is the wish-fulfilling God. As the name itself suggests, it is believed that upon stepping on this temple, all your wishes will come true. Many pilgrims and tourists from many countries visit this famous temple.
You will then descend towards Tinmane Bhanjyang. Then you will conclude your trek at Pipalchap village in Ghairung. There is no lodging in this area. But you will get a cozy home-stay facility.

Day 4
Trek to Gorkha Bazaar

Leaving Ghairung, you will head towards another historic place called Bungkot. Bungkot is Magar dominated village. It is also the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr, Lakhan Thapa. You will also visit the nearby Lakhan Thapa Memorial Park. The park has different wonders that you will love for sure. Along with the big idol of Thapa, there are historical artifacts like Thapa’s sword, stone spout, and many more.
Bungkot also has the facility of homestay and other local organic markets. You can also stay there if you wish. But as our the-day-spot is Gorkha Bazaar, you will 2 hours more for the final destination of the day.
Gorkha Bazaar is the district headquarter of Gorkha. You will have more options for accommodation, food, and others.

Day 5
Excursion at Gorkha Bazaar

Mainly, you will tour places like Gorkha Palace, Gorakhnath Cave, and Gorkha Museum.Gorkha palace illustrates Gurkha’s history very artfully. The palace is about 300m above Gorkha Bazaar. Made in the 16th century, the Gorkha Durbar is also a medieval fort and a temple. It is in such an elevation that you will have superb views. Along with this, you will get the beautiful panoramas of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. Nearby the palace, you will also see the burial of Guru Gorakhnath, the spiritual guide of young Prithvi Narayan.
Another spot is Gorkha Museum. It is within Tallo Durbar. Built in Newari style, the building belongs to the 18th century. You will witness the wide range of ancient artifacts and belongings of King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The museum displays 52 feel scripts, ancient artifacts, coins, sculptures, and historical things along with a statue of King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The museum’s exhibits are limited but very interesting. The large garden in the ground is very nice for a soothing walk.

Day 6
Bhacheck and Trek to Sirandada

The next day you will take a drive about 6 hours to a Bhacheck village. This could be your another unique experience through narrow and curvy mountain roads. The path is along the Daraudi river.
Inhabited by Tamang people, there are many attractions here. Dudhpokhari, Nagpokhari, Bhot Dodar, Chima Dharadi, and a tea garden are some of them. Alongside, you get the magnificent view of Manaslu range. Also, the view of sunrise and sunset is pretty awesome.
Moreover, the village is a rich diversity of medicinal herbs like nirmasi, jatamasi, rato unyu, yarsagumba, and satuwa. You will see big farmlands of organic potato and tea leaves. This village will give you the real taste of ethnicity.

Day 7
Trek to Barpak Village

Leaving Sirandada, this day you will walk towards the northeast direction. The first stop will be at Mathar village, 1,790m. Then, you will reach Ghyachowk within few hours. This is also the lunch-spot for the day.
Barpak is the home village of Late Capt. Gaje Ghale, an ex-army and the recipient of the famous Victoria Cross medal. This village has all the basic infrastructures like electricity, internet, medical service, and transportation.
As Barpak was severely affected by the earthquake of 2015, you also get to witness its renovating phase. The stone-roofed houses along the narrow alleys are just amazing. The place gives the best view of Buddha Himal.

Day 8
Trek to Laprak Village

Again, another day of extensive walk begins. This day you will head towards the beautiful village; Laprak. Laprak is the popular destination for Manaslu trekkers.
Your first spot of the day is Basukang. Basukang is the junction that leads to Rupinala Pass. Eventually, you will reach Laprak.
This typical Gurung village is also a popular stopover for the Manaslu Circuit trekkers. There is homestay for accommodation at Laprak. Also, there are 2 hotels in the village that will give you full satisfaction.

Day 9
Trek to Nambai Kharka

Now, the next stop is Nambai Kharka. This day of a moderate walk will take around about 4-5 hours. In the local language, ‘Kharka’ means pastureland and Nambai Kharka is open pasture land with a thin settlement. There are temporary houses of Laprakis (local residents of Laprak).

This is a remote area so you will get basic facilities on tea house and food.

Day 10
Hike to Dharche Danda and Trek to Tallo Thotneri

On this day, you will get up early and climb to the top of Dharche Danda (hill). This is the highest point of the Lower Manaslu Trek.
The view from Dharche Danda is breathtaking and 180 degrees panoramic. You will view more than 20 Himalayan peaks from here. The famous peaks include Annapurna I, II, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Himalchuli, Ganesh (I, II, III), and more. The viewpoint is at 3220 meters altitude (similar as Poon Hill). Compared to akin places, Dharche Danda has the best mountain view. Also, the view of sunrise and sunset is excellent.
After the lovely mountain views, you will move towards another Gurung village; Tallo Thotneri. The descent will take up to 6-7 hours. Thallo Thotneri is another village with an average commercial facility. But the homestay has the excellent service. You will enjoy the local’s traditional dance and their typical delicacies.

Day 11
Trek to Ghyampesal

On this eleventh day of your journey, you will progress through the path of Sita Cave. You will walk along the middle dense forest here. Sita cave holds a major Hindu virtue and also a tourist attraction. There is a big ‘mela’ in Ram Navami here. As Lord Ram and Goddess Sita are believed to stay in this cave, devotees worship their resemblance.

After the thrilling experience of the cave, you will forward towards Ghyampesal. Ghyampesal is the final stop of your journey. This is another descent that will take a few hours. You will have the option of homestay or tent here at Ghyampesal. Also, the services are basic here.

Day 12
Drive Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

As your journey ends, you will drive back to Kathmandu. There is a daily bus service from Gyampesal to Gorkha Bazaar. The drive to Gorkha bazaar will take 2-3 hours. From Gorkha Bazaar, you will take another bus that will come up on a regular interval. You will be back to Kathmandu.

After freshening up in your hotel room, you will join us in the farewell dinner and meetup session hosted by our team.

Day 13
Final Departure

As the day is the final one in Nepal, you will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport by a company representative. We wish you all the best for your travel.

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