Lower Manaslu Trekking - 10 Days

Lower Manaslu Trekking - 10 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Manaslu Treks
Accomodation Selected hotel in Kathmandu and homestay during the trek
Region Manaslu Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 10 Days
Max. Altitude 5,160m at Larkya la pass
Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Group size 2 - 40
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
Trip Code DWT21
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Private vehicle
Grade Moderate


  • Explore historical Gorkha Palace, home of the king Prithvi Narayan Shah, Gorkha meusem, Gorakkhali temple.
  • Visit religious significance Manakaman Temple, a wish – fulfilling goddess.
  • Experience local culture, art and craftsmanship.
  • Observe spectacular panoramic Himalayan ranges and production of organic agriculture product.


  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.


Hiking through an excellent serene and full of natural grandeur around the lower manaslu trek that gives insights into unique experience of a great ancient historical, religious, cultural, ecological, and archaeological significance place in Gorkha district. It is also famous for historical tour, pilgrimage tour and agro tourism and community based home stay trek. Manakamana temple, Gorkha durbar, Sita cave, traditional art and craftsmanship, and wonderful views of snow -capped mountains are the proximate spot of attraction.

Historically, Gorkha, home of gorkhas was the first capital city of Nepal, from where unification hub of unified modern Nepal was initiated by late king Prithvi Narayan Shah. Similarly, Gorkhas army is also worldwide recognized as the name of legendary brave warier after their crucial contributions to British during Second World War.

13 days Lower manaslu trek itinerary is newly introduced moderate grade trekking in the heart of central Nepal, one of the closest trekking regions from the capital city of Kathmandu, reachable by bus ride along the Prithivi highway from Kathmandu to Kurintar at the cable car station. Whereas, trek initially starts from Manakamana temple, a major religious tourist destination, trek routes from manakamana to Gyamshal, whilst the historical Gorkha palace, the birthplace and home of Prithvi Narayan Shah at the top of small hillock along with Gorkahkali temple - goddess of Kali and Gorkha museum, a collection of artifacts and personal belongings of King Prithivi Narayan Shah can be observed. On the whole, Manakaman temple and Gorkha Durbar making of magnificence pagoda architectural design is certainly charismatic for those travelers who wish to explore ancient history and architecture. In addition, these places are also a vantage point to offer a delightful scene of green valleys and the views of Himalayan ranges.

More than 20 Himalaya panoramic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Sringi himal, Ganesh himal and several other prominent peaks from Darche Danda-the highest point of trek is breathtaking as well as extremely popular to have the perfect view of sunrise.

The most isolated gurung village Barpak , the village of army men and also renowned as village of the late Capt. Gaje Ghale who was honored with Victoria Cross Medal of Great Britain.  Wooden roofed houses, awesome landscape, and Gurung culture are notable feature of a very beautiful Laprak Village.  Memorial park at very charming Magar village Bunkot is historic birthplace of Lakhan Thapa, the first martyr of Nepal, Sirandada village is  a  rich diversity of medicinal herbs and organic tea production, caving experience in sita cave surrounded by the forest on the way to GYampesal is thrilling and adventurous.  

Trekking to lower manaslu is one of the best destinations to explore enriching and unparallel historical, religious, cultural, ecological, and archaeological importance place. This trek is a fully supported home stay to perceive more in depth about locals and remarkable information of Nepal countryside people of Lower Manaslu.  Discovery World Trekking organizes trek to lower manaslu at reasonable cost with flexible holiday program.

Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our trekkers that they should add an extra day at Kathmandu at weekdays (Not in the weekend) before we start our Lower Manaslu Trekking next day after for Manaslu special permit process where we need your original Passport with Nepali visa at Immigrant Office Nepal and also for official Briefing as proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day at our office. On our way, we'll be travelling in public buses but if you want a bit comfortable ride as the road is not that good we can provide you jeep at some extra cost as simple cars can't go there.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive and trek to Ghairung.

  2. day 2

    Trek to Gorkha Bazaar.

  3. day 3

    Excursion day in Gorkha.

  4. day 4

    Trek to Sirandanda.

  5. day 5

    Trek to Barpak.

  6. day 6

    Trek to Laprak.

  7. day 7

    Trek to Lambai Kharka.

  8. day 8

    Trek to Tallo Thotneri.

  9. day 9

    Trek to Ghyampeshaal.

  10. day 10

    Drive to Kathmandu

What is Included?

  • Transport from Kathmandu to Kurintar by local bus.
  • Tea House/lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trek.
  • Official DWT (Government registered and licensed) Expert Guide, 1 Assitant Guide for 12 Or Above Trekkers, with accompanying porters (generally, 1 porter per 2 trekkers) to assist with carrying gear during the trek. (We cover the porters’meals, lodging, salary, transport,insurance, equipment, and other essentials.)
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Transport from Gyampesal to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging emergency rescue (funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking Certificate of Completion.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • Any additional costs or delays cause by events beyond our control. e.g. landslides necessitating trail diversions,weather delays,political unrest, illness, et cetera.

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How safe is this trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees clients' safety and security. We are always prepared to face any situation - by carrying necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Our crew members have completed extensive first aid training. We also carry oximeters to monitor oxygen levels at high altitudes.

If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the trek leader will decide whether to continue the trek or descend taking into consideration the interest of the group as a whole. In emergencies, Discovery World Trekking deploys a rescue helicopter (funded by insurance) to bring you back from the higher elevation. 

How to avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

You can take the following steps to decrease the risk of altitude sickness.

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and tobacco. 
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day 
  • Trek slow at your own pace
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). 
  • Drink garlic soup

Do I need any permits before starting the Trek?

You require Manaslu Special Permit along with Conservation Area Permit, in addition to Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork so that you are at peace.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Manaslu region?

Travel insurance is compulsory and must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at the highest altitudes.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

What is the weather condition at Manaslu region?

MonthTemperature Weather and Nature 
January Max -5°C at daytime to min -10°C at night and morning Coldest month 
February Max 15°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 10°C at daytime to min -6°C at night and morning Frozen lakes begin to thaw out, streams begin to fill and new buds begin to sprout 
April Max 12°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning More colorful month because of red, green, white, blue, and pink rhododendrons 
May Max 18°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning Warmest month 
June Max 25°C at daytime to min 10°C at night and morning Humid, as the rain and clouds often overshadow the hot sun 
July Max 22°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Wettest month 
August Max 20°C at daytime to min 6°C at night and morning Monsoon makes the trail lush, dense, and gorgeously green but quite slippery 
September Max 21°C at daytime to min 7°C at night and morning A fresh and pleasant climate 
October Max 15°C at daytime to min -2°C at night and morning Stable weather condition and best month to trek 
November Max 13°C at daytime to min -3°C at night and morning Cold and dry weather 
December Max 12°C at daytime to min -8°C at night and morning Driest month 

What documents do I need for this Trek?

You need to email us the following documents after the advance deposit.

  • A copy of your passport
  •  Passport size photos 
  • Flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (Insurance must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What are accommodation arrangements during the trek?

You will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing rooms and healthy local foods. The toilets in squat forms are often outside the room or the house. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most lodges.

Is meal easily available during the Trek?

The meal on this trek is very convenient, but options are limited compared to cities. Along with western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa will be available. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in special areas for its clients.

Is the drinking water safe in Manaslu trekking regions?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost, but you can not use plastic bottles in the Manaslu region. So, you need to bring a water bottle and fill it with filtered or boiled water. It is better to use water purification drops (or tablets), which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purification pills.

Do I need to bring medicines for the Trek?

If you are allergic, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicine during the trek. Our team also carries medical kits for safety.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What are the booking and payment methods for the Trek?

For booking confirmation, we require a 10% advance, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Is tipping necessary for porters and guides?

Porters and guides form a big part of your successful trek. So tipping is a way to appreciate their service to you. However, it is totally at your discretion. 

Can I buy the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. Moreover, you can rent the gear if you do not want to buy them. Similarly, you can purchase equipment in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Is internet access available during the Trek?

Yes, most guesthouses/lodges offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

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