Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trekking

Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek is a perfect option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without having to go to high altitudes. The trek offers breathtaking views of the mountains, and the opportunity to explore the cultural and historical richness of the region. Along the trek, you will encounter traditional villages and have the chance to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the Gurung community.


One of the highlights of this trek is a visit to the city of Gorkha, which has a rich historical significance and was the birthplace of modern Nepal. Trekkers also get to visit the Victoria Cross village of Barpak, which was affected by the earthquake in 2015, and the village of Laprak, which is home to many Everest summiteers.


The trek takes you to the Dharache Dada, the highest point of the trek at an elevation of 3,200 meters, which offers stunning views of various mountain ranges, including the Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Annapurna ranges, and many more.


Overall, Lower Manaslu Trek is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of the region.


Highlight Overviews of Lower Manaslu Trek

  • Explore remote farm villages in Lower Manaslu, Gorkha district, a less-explored region by mainstream trekkers.
  • Experience breathtaking views of Boudha, Himal-Chuli, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal massif.
  • Walk through the charming hill villages of Barphak and Laprak, rich in culture.
  • Observe the diverse wildlife and vegetation of the Lower Mountain and sub-tropical regions. Visit beautiful and historic shrines with remarkable architecture. Encounter rare vegetation, wildlife, and herbs in the Lower Manaslu area.
  • Have an authentic trekking experience on lesser-traveled trails, exploring hill villages, culture, and terraced farmlands of the Manaslu region.


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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Manaslu Tours who will transfer you to your hotel. To start your journey on a high note, we will be hosted for 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 known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great 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

Lower Manaslu Trek cost on the website applies to 6-12 people groups. However, private trips for groups of two or more can be organized upon request. A group booking of 12 or more people can avail of a maximum discount with one free trip. Clients' travel date preferences can be accommodated, but the trek cost depends on factors such as 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 feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to book your trek.

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 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, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs, etc..
  • Experienced English-speaking, Assistant Guide for a group of over 6 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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