This Lower Manaslu Eco trek is not only trekking it’s the combination of several different package that includes village tour, agro tour, Eco tour and pilgrim tour as well so its complete package.
Lower Manaslu Eco trek is the combination of different flavor of village tourism that combines several different kinds of activities in Gorkha disctrict of Nepal. Before the unified Nepal there used to be several hilly kingdom all over the Nepal. The king Prithivi Narayan Shah started to make one country unified Nepal fighting with other small kingdom. Gorkha the lap of Mt Manaslu was once the capital of that territory before the unified Nepal .
Lower Manaslu Eco trek starts from Manakamana temple after taking 10 minute scenic cable car from Kuringhat. And the trek goes to Gorkha bazaar the ancient capital of Gorkha and the district headquarter of Gorkha district. We will spend one night in Gorkha Bazaar exploring the royal palace, Gorknath cave, Gorkha museum and the life in town. We can see the artifacts and the stuff that was used by king and the royal members some three century ago.
After our trip goes to Bhachhek 1730m/5674ft taking the four wheels drive through the bank of river Daraudi khola. After reaching Bhachhek we will trek to Sirandanda 1990m/6527ft for overnight stay. The next day our trek goes to the village of Barpak which was badly affected during the earthquake of 2015 and also it was the epicenter. Now almost everything is rebuilt again. This Barpak village belongs to Gurung tribe of Nepal. The Gurung people are very popular for Gurkha the bravest warrior from Nepal. This Barpak village is full of Gurung culture, custom, tradition, language and the typical way of living. After Barpak our trek leads to another similar village Laprak where we can see so many houses building same local design. All the houses are stone thatched roof and stone slate spread all over the yard and the trail around the village which is so unique that gives surreal experience to explorer. After Laprak our trek goes to the next village called Nambe Kharka from where we can see spectacular view of the mountain and landscape. The next morning we hike to Darche danda 3220m/10561ft hilltop to see the sunrise and the 360 view of Himalaya. We can see around 20 famous mountain from Annapurna, Manaslu & Ganesh Himal region. Then our trek leads towards Sita cave in the middle of dense forest. After exploring the Sita cave we will go to Gyampesal and stay overnight and next morning drive to Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu International airport(1400 m/4592 ft). Meet Himalayan Smile Treks representative and transfer to Kathmandu hotel. Orientation program. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
From Kathmandu three hours scenic drive to Kurintar. After refresment enjoy the cable car to Manakamana temple which is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Trek to Gaurung. 5 hrs walking. Overnight at Tent / Local home stay.
After breakfast 5 hours trek Gairung to Gorkha Bazaar. Overnight at mountain lodge / Tent.
After breakfast climb to the Gorkha palace. About 1700 steps leads you to the top of the hill at an altitude of 3281ft. where Newar fashioned Gorkha Palace stands firm along with forts and temple boasting on its rich History. It is at 40–50 minutes of Walking Distance far from Gorkha Bazaar. From here can view Manaslu Dhaulagiri and Ganesh Mountains.
Also from Gorkha bazaar you can extension your day hike to the Ligligkot and Lakhan Thapa Gaon are popular places in Gorkha and Dhike Dada is a new attraction. Overnight mountain lodge / Tent in Gorkha bazaar.
Today from Gorkha bazaar you will drive 6 hours to Bachek. After refreshment one hour walk to Sirandanda. Overnight at local home stay / Tent.
After breakfast 7 hours scenic walk Sirandanda to Barpak (1945m/6379ft) . Overnight at Local home stay / Tent.
Today is highlights of this trekking route. From Laprk can view amazing white mountains including Mt Manaslu and other renown mountains. The village is biggest Tamang settlement where you can explore Tamang culture and their daily lifestyle. 5 hours walking. Overnight at Local home stay / Tent.
Today scenic short walking to next village to Kharak. 5 hours walking . Overnight at Local home stay / Tent.
An early morning hike to Darche Danda(3220m/1056ft) to see the sunrise and the panoramic view of Himalaya. Around 20 mountain can be seen from this place. After coming back from Darche Danda we trek to Tallo Thotneri (1685m/5526ft). 6 hour walking. Overnight at Local home stay / Tent.
Today is final of your trek Tallo Thotneri to Ghyampesal via Sita cave. 6 hrs walking. Overnight at Mountain lodge / Tent.
After breakfast drive Ghyampesal to Kathmandu. On the way Ghyampesal to Kathmandu drive by four wheel drive than four hour private car. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.