Lower Manaslu Trek - 13 Days

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 3,200m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. 
  • A scenic and exciting jeep drive from Kathmandu to Ghairung. 
  • Explore the Sita cave, Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar, craft, and ancient art. 
  • Amazing culture, daily lifestyle, and traditional of Local Community. 
  • Interesting Homestay experience in the Manaslu region. 
  • Walk through the Gorkha, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka, and finally Dharche Danda. 
  • Exciting flora and fauna. 
  • Wonderful Himalayan of Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Boudha Peak, Hiunchuli, Shringi Peak, Fishtail, Annapurna range, and many other. 
  • Get the experience of the famous historical tour, pilgrimage tour, and community-based homestay trek.

About Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Route is one most interesting treks for first-time Himalayan trekkers to explore the diversity, panorama high mountain peaks, and beauty of nature. Lower Manaslu is a newly open destination in the Manaslu region, where you'll visit the King Prithvi Narayan Shah historical place and traditional Temple-Gompa, as well as see the several places of historical and archaeological importance during the trek. The amazing culture, historic, religious, ecological, landscapes, beautiful villages, Himalayan ranges, and traditions are the major highlights of this Lower Manaslu Trek. This trek is one best short and easy in Manaslu Valley perfect for those trekkers who have limited time but wish to discover more. Trek leads us on the round trip to Gorkha which is the featured tourist destination of Nepal and famous for significant backgrounds with historical places. You will trek half part of Manaslu Circuit Trek with the unique valley of Ghorkha Manaslu like Barpak, Laprak, Sirandanda, Tallo Thotneri, Lambai Kharka, etc with enjoying the exciting culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the local community. 

Easy Lower Manaslu Trek high altitude is Dharche Danda which is located 3,220 meters above sea level, it offers magical Himalayan of Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Boudha Peak, Hiunchuli, Shringi Peak, Fishtail, Annapurna range, and many others. Manaslu Gorkha is very rich in Natural wonderful, splendid greenery, and mystical land, very few trekkers visit this region even though the numbers are rising each year, touch the mesmerizing off-the-beaten trail and walk along the colorful forest and Budi Gandaki Valley. The trail includes all of the age trekkers without any risk to trek around the natural grandeur and excellent serene of lower Manaslu. This Trek is also popular for local homestay experience, Historical tour, Pilgrimage tour, and culture tour as well as a rare wide range of flora and fauna. You feel more fantastic when seeing the awesome Sita cave, Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar, craft, ancient art, and surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks. Darcha Danda is great for a breathtaking and popular view of sunrise. 

After sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu you take a scenic and long drive to Ghairung from here we start our Lower Manaslu Trek. The trail goes through lush forest along the river and passes the beautiful villages of Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka, and Dharche Danda with enjoying the traditional culture, daily lifestyle, and warm hospitality of mixed communities of Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, Tamang, Sherpa, Ghale, and Gurung. You have a great option to visit Goddess Kali, a royal family goddess, the Gorkha museum, and Gorakhakli Temple. This Lower Manaslu Trek is a unique journey to get a lifetime experience, 180-degree panoramic view, magnification landscapes, and peaceful valley. March to May and September to December are the best season for this trek. If you wanna more adventure routes in the Manaslu region as you can check it Around Manaslu Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, and Tsum Valley Trek

Itinerary

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  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350M
  • Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350M
  • Kathmandu
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,090M
  • Ghairung
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,170M
  • Gorkha Bazaar
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,170M
  • Gorkha Bazaar
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,900M
  • Sirandanda
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,920M
  • Barpak Village
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,100M
  • Laprak
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,700M
  • Nambai Kharka
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,560M
  • Tallo Thotneri
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,165M
  • Ghyampesal
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350M
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from (Airport – Hotel – Airport).
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guesthouse and lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles and jeep.
  • Himalayan experience Government license holder guide.
  • Guide and Porter all meals, accommodation, transportation, insurance, and salary
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Trekking permits (ACAP, a special permit for Manaslu).
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid box.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

 

Is Around Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty?
Yes, Around Annapurna Circuit Trek is Difficulty through the Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,924ft). Around Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Around Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Manaslu trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Around Manaslu Circuit Trek.


Is possible to take my children to Around Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give hard training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Around Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Around Manaslu, Circuit elevation is (5,160m) above the sea level. 


Is Around Manaslu Circuit Trek permits necessary?
Yes, Manaslu special permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit, and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit are necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Around Manaslu Circuit Trek per day maximum of 8 hours and a minimum of 6 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 2 - 3 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Around Annapurna Circuit Trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Around Manaslu Circuit Trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Manaslu region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Lower Manaslu Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the costs on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Lower Manaslu Trek Accommodation

Lower Manaslu Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Lower Manaslu Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible for higher elevations.


Lower Manaslu Trek Meals

The Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Lower Manaslu Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Manaslu region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.


Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attacks, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.


Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.


Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we'll accept, whatever reason Himalayan Frozen Adventure has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can't be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delay due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. As you can last-minute trip booking directly with us from email (info@himalayanfrozen.com), Whatsapp (+977 - 9840396708), and by calling. 


The necessary document you should carry

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

Drink water

The Himalayan region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouses. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get a Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get a Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for a Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at high altitudes. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Lower Manaslu Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas one can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes the high altitude area of the Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January, and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, the lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season is also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July, and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you do have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!