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Lower Manaslu Trekking

Lower Manaslu Trekking

  • Nepal
  • Manaslu Region
  • Moderate
  • NPTRMS77
Lower Manaslu Trek is short and completely unspoiled it includes some of the most varied and rewarding trekking in the Nepal, through an area between the Dorandi Khola and Budi Gandaki River. Finally this trekking starting from the old capital of Gorkha Bazar, our route climb up to hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya of Lamjung, Manaslu and where the old Royal Palace known as Gorkha Durbar towers to the bazar. Descending through terraced fields we pass by Khanchok village and we climb across forested area to our highest point at Darche which is 3,220 meter.

From Darche we have a superb panorama view of more than twenty high peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli and Mt. Manaslu. Our trekking route descends through beautiful rhododendron forest and high pastures towards the Ghyampesal on the Manaslu circuit route before ending the trek at Arughat Bazar. If you choose this trip coming to Nepal first time and restricted by time then this program may match for your absolute journey to know little test of Trek in Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

10 Days Trek
Grade: Moderate plus
Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 4 Nights Kathmandu, 9 Nights in Lodge
Best Season: Spring, Autumn & winter

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free.
Day 03: Drive to Manakamana – Ghairung (1090m.). O/N Lodge.
Day 04: Ghairung – Gorkha (900m.). O/N Lodge at Gorkha Bazar.
Day 05: Gorkha excursion, visit ancient Gorkha Palace. O/N at Lodge.
Day 06: Gorkha – Sirandanda (1,900m.). O/N at Lodge.
Day 07: Sirandanda – Barpak Village (1,920m.). O/N at Community lodge.
Day 08: Barpak Village – Laprak Village (2,100m.). O/N at Community lodge.
Day 09: Laprak Village – Namabai Kharka (2,700m.). O/N at Community lodge.
Day 10: Hike up Dharche Danda (3,220m.) - Tallo Thotneri. O/N at Community lodge.
Day 11: Tallo Thotneri – Ghyampesal. O/N at Community lodge.
Day 12: Drive Ghyampesal – Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu free.
Day 14: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or tourist Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals a day; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in tea-house Lodge during the trek en-route.
  • One English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and National Park permits Fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag 
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat 
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration13 days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude3,220 meters
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size1 - 15
  • Best TimeSpring, Autumn,Winter
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Lower Manaslu Trekking