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Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek

Wilderness Trekking
lower manaslu trek
mountain view from Barpak
lower part of manaslu

Trip Facts

Duration : 6 Days Max-Altitude : 3000 M Program Type : tea house / homestay Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


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$ 580 $ 500
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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 580
2 Paxes $ 500
2-4 Paxes $460
4-10 Paxes $440
10-15 Paxes $460
15+Paxes $460

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Lower Manaslu-Larpak and Barpak village Trek

The Lower Manaslu Trek is an extraordinary journey for those seeking to explore the more secluded corners of the Lower Manaslu region while immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of Nepalese local life. In just six days, this trek offers a unique window into the ancient history and majestic landscapes of this storied mountainous terrain.

Embarking on the Lower Manaslu Trek

Your adventure begins with a journey from Kathmandu to the enchanting Barpak Village (1920m) in Gorkha, accessible by a scenic bus ride. Barpak is renowned as the hometown of the late Capt. Gaje Ghale, a hero awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross of Great Britain. This quaint village also serves as the gateway to the Rupina la Pass Trekking. In the dry season, Barpak comes alive with 24-hour electricity, internet connectivity, comfortable lodges, and convenient bus services to Kathmandu. The village offers a breathtaking Himalayan panorama, framed by its distinctive sloping stone-roofed houses. During your stay, you can experience the warmth of local hospitality by opting for a homestay. It’s important to note that accommodations in Lower Manaslu are more basic compared to the more developed Upper Manaslu Circuit trek

Exploring the Heart of Gorkha

The recently introduced Lower Manaslu Trekking trail meanders through the southern valley of Manaslu in the Gorkha District of Nepal. This trek unveils a treasure trove of experiences, delving into the region’s historical, religious, ecological, and cultural significance. It was in Gorkha that King Prithivi Narayan Shah laid the foundation for modern Nepal, marking it as the country’s first capital and the birthplace of unification. For history and architecture enthusiasts, the historical Gorkha Durbar and its magnificent backdrop are bound to captivate.

Beyond the Breathtaking Scenery

While Lower Manaslu boasts stunning mountain vistas, it’s the prominent Gurung culture that truly defines this region. The settlements along the route are infused with the rich tapestry of Gurung traditions and heritage. Notable cultural destinations include Darche Danda, Sirandanda, Laprak, Nambai Kharka, and Barpak. Waking up to pristine sunrises, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and witnessing the vibrant local culture will rejuvenate your spirit. Lower Manaslu Trek is an immersion in nature’s embrace and an enriching journey of exploration.

The Marvel of Dharche Danda

Dharche Danda offers an unrivaled panoramic view, presenting over 20 Himalayan peaks in all their glory. Locals regard this hill as sacred, believing that offering prayers here bestows blessings and protection from misfortune. The vistas are nothing short of spectacular, with prominent peaks such as Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikhar, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, and more adorning the horizon. You’ll also catch glimpses of Ganesh I and II, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Jaina Mata, Himal Chuli, and Ganesh III. The local culture comes alive through captivating dances and delectable cuisine. An overnight stay in a homestay adds an authentic touch to your Lower Manaslu experience.

Choosing the Right Season

The best time to embark on the Lower Manaslu trek is between March and June, and the window from September to early December is also quite suitable. During these periods, the lower reaches of the region offer a pleasant climate with neither extreme heat nor biting cold. The skies are clear, affording unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains.

Your Trusted Guides: Nepal Wilderness Trekking

Nepal Wilderness Trekking takes great pride in leading the Lower Manaslu circuit trekking package with competitive pricing and a well-designed itinerary. Our expert guides and porters hail from the very region you’ll be exploring, making them masters of the terrain. Their deep-rooted knowledge and local insights ensure that you receive the most authentic and enriching Lower Manaslu trek experience possible.

In conclusion, the Lower Manaslu Trek is your gateway to a hidden gem within Nepal’s majestic landscapes. It’s a journey that offers not just natural beauty but a genuine connection with local culture and history. With Nepal Wilderness Trekking as your guide, each step will lead you deeper into the heart of this enchanting region, creating memories that will last a lifetime. So, gear up for the adventure, immerse yourself in the culture, and savor the tranquility of Lower Manaslu.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: From Kathmandu, drive to Gorkha Barpak Village (1920m), the home of the late Capt. Gaje Ghale, who was awarded the Victoria Cross of Great Britain. In the dry season, the village has 24-hour electricity, internet, good hotels, and bus service to Kathmandu. There is a magnificent Himalayan view from Barpak village and its unique sloppy-shaped houses with colored stone roofs. You can stay overnight at a local homestay. 
  • Day 02: Barpak Village - Laprak Village (2100m) We continue our journey to the huge Laprak Village (2100m). Our journey to Laprak begins at Basukang (a junction leading to Rupina la (a famous Manaslu alternative trekking trail). The main features of Laprak are the wooden roofed houses and the Gurung culture. The community lodge offers overnight accommodations. 
  • Day 03: From Laprak village, we walk to Nambai Kharka (pasture or cowshed) for four hours. It is an open pasture owned by the Laprak people. There are some temporary houses, but no toilet facilities. The purpose of our service these days is only to provide vegetation, as it is believed that slaughtering animals brings illness to trekkers. Spend the night in a homestay. 
  • Day 04: To see a stunning view, hike up to Dharche Danda (3220m) and trek to Tallo Thotneri. Darche Danda, the highest point in this trip, offers panoramic views of more than 20 Himalayan peaks. Locals believe that the hill is sacred. To avoid natural disasters, they pray to the hill. Stay in the same place overnight. 
  • Day 05: Tallo Thotneri - Ghyampesal We hike to Ghyampesal via adventurous Sita Cave, 1.8 km from Tallo Thotneri. We walk from the cave to Ghyampesal, our final destination, and stay in a homestay overnight.
  • Day 06: Ghyampesal – Kathmandu Drive 2.5 hours to Gorkha Bazaar and then 6 hours to Kathmandu. Drop you off with our guide and drive to Kathmandu. Get fresh and relax.

Cost Included

  • 2-time meal a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu) with tea/coffee)
  • Clean accommodation on the Lodge during the trekking.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Ghorpa Barpak and Ghyampesal to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • MCAP( Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permits
  • TIMS Permit
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as sleeping
  • Complementary Trekking Certificate of Completion.

Cost Excluded

  • accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter


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