Lower Manaslu Trek - 6 Days

Homestay Trek
Know before you go
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar - May and Sep - Dec
  • Trip Area Manaslu Region
  • Maximum Altitude 3220m.|10564ft.

Highlights

  • A local bus journey to the scenic Himalayas with river valley.
  • Witness the exotic flora and fauna of the lower Manaslu Region. 
  • Embark upon the adventurous trail with lots of steep ups and steep downs. 
  • See the lifestyle of local Gurungs of Larpak and Barpak and learn about their cultural heritage. 
  • Interact with the brave ex-British Gurkha families of Barpak and Laprak village 
  • A glimpse of breathtaking landscapes and mountain views at every bend of the route. 
  • Get your feet in the Barpak Village and witness the gorgeous sunrise from Dharche Danda.

Lower Manaslu trek offers a basic, moderate, diverse, and culturally rich trekking full of ancient stories of bravery of locals and offers village tourism of Nepalese local lifestyles within a week. The hike around lower Manaslu trails presents memorable adventures of the rich history, religion, ecology, and culture of the locals of Barpak, and Larpak. This walk includes a fully supported homestay where you may learn more in-depth facts about the inhabitants of the Lower Manaslu region of Nepal. The Gurung community of Larpak is very hospitable and they all are super friendly with everyone. The landscape is serene and natural. It gives you insight into the Nepalese isolated lifestyle and the lush beauty of the majestic Manaslu peak. 

Lower Manaslu Trek offers the most precious culture and the hospitable intent of the Gurung community of the Gorkha Villages with their stories of bravery and prestigious awards like the Victoria Cross. The trek starts with a charming and scenic drive to Gorkha Barpak from Kathmandu of 7-8 hours. Gorkha is the first capital and origin of modern and unified Nepal since the great Prithvi Narayan Shah began the dream of Great Nepal. This drive includes attractive views of scenic landscapes, rivers, and mountains.

Barpak is a technologically developed village with all the modern facilities like electricity and internet. Barpak is also the gateway of Rupina La Pass trekking. Barpak is a culturally decorated village that offers a magnificent view of Manaslu mountain can be seen. We will then reach Larpak village, another cultural village like Barpak with a captivating landscape. Every village we go through in the lower Manaslu trek has its significance. Sita Gufa (Cave) and Sirandada are the two places we visit on the way to Deurali.

Apart from the astonishing scenery of Manaslu and other several mountains like Ganesh, and Buddha Himal, the Lower Manaslu trek region offers the cultural shed of the Gurung and the locals of the Gorkha. The culturally significant destinations include Dharche danda, Sirandanda, Larpak, Barpak, and Nambai Kharka. Lower Manaslu trek is enriched with the joy of nature and culture led by the revitalization of the soul. 

Views During The Lower Manaslu Trek 

The lower Manaslu trek will offer scenic panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and several other high hills and smaller valleys. The best mountain views are offered from the Dharche Danda. You will be thrived to enjoy the vista of the mountains like Annapurna I (8091m.|26545ft.), Annapurna II(7937m.|26040ft.), Barashikhar, Fishtail(6993m.|22942ft.), Langtang(7234m.|23733ft.), Mt. Gangapurna(7455m.|24458ft.), Ganesh Himal(7422m.|24350ft.), Buddha Himal(6672m.|21889ft.)and many others.

What Makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Nepal Nirvana Trails operates with the most experienced personnel working and contributing to the tourism industry for more than two decades. We organize each tour and trek hassle-less, safe, and most joyous trip to Nepal. 

You will get as many pieces of information and as much guidance as you need from us, Nepal Nirvana Trails will leave no stone unturned for your assistance. Nepal Nirvana Trails invites you on the mystical journey of Lower Manaslu Trek with proper guidance and care.

You can check out our other short treks like Gosaikunda Trek, Langtang Trek,Annapurna Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many other packages.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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We will be on a scenic drive to Barpak village, the home of late Captain Gaje Ghale, who had been awarded the Victoria Cross of Great Britain. Barpak is the village with the Gurung communities that were the British army. One can view the glorious mountain views from Barpak village. We will stay at the homestay for the night.

  • Homestay
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 1920m.|6299ft.

Leaving Barpak village behind, we will walk on our trip to Laprak Village. Trekking to Laprak, we will get to the way proceeding the Rupina la pass trekking.  We can experience the warm hospitality of the people of Laprak village in the homestay.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200m.|7217ft.

At Laprak village, we wake up with beautiful hills and mountain views. We will begin our walk on the alluring trail and reach Nambai Kharka. Nambai Kharka is pasture land where the people from Laprak have cowsheds. We will have vegetarian food during our stay at the homestay.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2915m.|9563ft.

We will rise early and hike to the Dharche Danda which offers mesmerizing views of more than twenty snow-covered mountain peaks. Then, we will trek to Tallo Thotneri, enjoying the greenery of the village and encountering several local villagers on our way.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3220m.|10498ft.

We begin our journey from Tallo Thotneri with the sounds of birds chirping and exquisite hills and mountains view. Moving along the pathway, we will reach the Sita Cave which is one of the major attractions of the Lower Manaslu Trek. Passing through several villages, we will reach Deurali, a small settlement of people of different castes and cultures living in harmony.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1300m.|4265ft.

We will take the bus to Kathmandu from the doorway of the place we stay overnight. The drive is about one and a half hours to Gorkha. If you want to visit the Gorkha palace and explore Gorkha Bazaar then we extend our trek by staying in Gorkha overnight. Otherwise, we will continue our bus ride to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

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What's Included

  • Everyday Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee
  • Homestay Accommodation during trekking.
  • Experienced English-speaking guide, locally originated from the Manaslu region itself
  • Guide food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Local bus fare from Kathmandu to Barpak and Deurali to Kathmandu
  • First aid kit with the guide
  • Trekking Certificate after trip completion.

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation and meal in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, hot shower, wifi, etc.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Porter ( 1 porter is recommended between 2 trekkers)
  • Jeep (if you want to travel in a jeep than a local bus, then we can arrange that)
  • Tips for guide 

Useful Info

Best Time For The Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu trek is best during Spring Season(March-April) and Autumn Season(September- December). The lower Manaslu trek can be done at any season of the year, as it is located at a lower altitude and won't be difficult to trek even in the Winter Season(January- February). This region is suitable for any season to trek on. The temperature won't drop too low in the lower altitudes even during the winter. This is an easy trek and you don’t even need trekking equipment during the trek. 

Lower Manaslu Trek Difficulty

Lower Manaslu trek is one of the easy trekking. The way is well paved in the lower areas and is filled with mud and rocks throughout the journey of the upper hills. You don't need to have many tough gears for this trek and you will have no problem with altitude sickness. You trek in the winter season then, there are possibilities of not getting the transportation to the exact destinations.

 Accommodation and Food

There are community-based homestays in trekking areas. You will get to interact with the local people and their culture and traditions. The local cultural dance is performed by the villagers in some areas. You will be served the typical Nepali food, Dal Bhat Tarkari with seasonal vegetables. Lower Manaslu Trek Permit Costs The lower Manaslu trek does not require any permits as of now. There is no provision for a permit fee for the Lower Manaslu Trek as you will not enter the tourist checking posts.

Last Minute Booking

Nepal Nirvana Trails offers last-minute bookings and pre-booking to all visitors at your convenience. You can book your trip with full payment. For instant booking, you can send your passport copy and photos to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +9779841380469.

FAQs

  • Lower Manaslu trek is one of the easy trekking trails in Nepal. The highest acclimatization is about 3500 meters and the way is well paved in the lower regions as well.

  • Lower Manaslu trek is a week-long trek in which you are offered to see the most attractive views of the Himalayas and the cultural beauty of Gurung villages as well as the history and bravery of the ex-British Army. The village of Barpak and Larpak are also known to be the villages of brave Gurkhas.

  • Lower Manaslu Trek goes around the local villages of Barpak, Laprak, Darche Danda, Tallo Thotneri and Deurali.

  • You will be able to thrive on the views of numerous mountains from the start of the trek from Barpak. Mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Manaslu, Fishtail, Langtang, Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and several other high hills and smaller valleys.

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