Lower Manaslu Trek - 14 Days

Lower Manaslu Trek - 14 Days

    Lower Manaslu Trek offers the experience of moderate trekking, Historical tour, Pilgrimage tour, Agrotourism, and Community Based Home – Stay. Lower Manaslu Trek also includes the Manaslu Region, which is the most interesting area of Nepal. A fantastic panoramic view of Mountain ranges from DhaulagiriAnnapurnaManaslu, and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges can be seen. The gateway trail goes to upper Manaslu, divided from the day second camp called Khanchok-Ghampesal to Arughat and towards along with Budi Gandaki River. This trek mainly promotes an all-home stay facility for the individual trekkers who have aimed to visit and explore with local people, their culture and the taste of traditional organic products foods, and beverages are even more attractive in this area.

    Lower Manaslu Trekking is a famous trekking route in the Manaslu region of Nepal, which is noted for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The walk begins and concludes in Kathmandu via Gorkha and takes you through rural villages, thick forests, and scenic scenery.

    During the 10-day trek, you will have the opportunity to explore the traditional villages of the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities, learn about their unique customs and traditions, and enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas, including the Manaslu range, which is the eighth highest mountain in the world.

    The trek also includes a visit to the historic Gorkha Palace, the birthplace of the late King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified Nepal in the 18th century. The trail is slightly difficult and appropriate for trekkers of all levels of experience, making it an excellent choice for those who wish to see Nepal's beauty and culture without starting on a more challenging trip.

    Best Season for Lower Manaslu Trek

    The finest months for the 10-day Manaslu Trek in Nepal are September to November and March to May. These are the two main trekking seasons in Nepal, with bright skies, dry weather, and moderate temperatures, making for great trekking conditions. During these months, the Manaslu Region has stable weather. This makes hiker simpler to hike without worrying about unexpected rain or snow. The sky is mostly clear, providing spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding terrain. In the autumn season (September to November) temperatures are pleasant during the fall season, which lasts from September to November, and the vegetation is lush and green. This is also the time of year when the majority of the local festivities such as Dashain, Tihar, and Loshar in the Manaslu Region take place. This also can be a great way to learn about the local culture and traditions.

    During the spring season (March to May), the temperature gets warmer and the rhododendron woods are in full bloom, adding to the splendor of the area. This is also a great time to go bird watching because many migratory bird species visit the Manaslu region during this period. However, it depends on your choice and interest. Also, the weather in the mountainous region is unpredictable. But, All Nepal Hiking always suggests you visit either in autumn or spring to enjoy the natural sceneries as well as cultural diversities.

    Tips To Prepare Yourself for Lower Manaslu Trek

    • Physical fitness: The Lower Manaslu Journey is a moderately challenging trek. The trek requires long hours of trekking on hilly terrain, uphill and downhill paths, and crossing rivers and streams. As a result, you should prepare by engaging in regular exercise and increasing your stamina, capacity, and strength. Hiking, running, cycling, and weight training are all recommended exercises for you if you are planning to trek to the mountainous region of Nepal.
    • Acclimatization: Acclimatization is a very important aspect for high-altitude trekkers such as the Lower Manaslu TrekAll Nepal Hiking always advises you to acclimate to the altitude for a successful trek. Enjoying hours at higher altitudes, going on shorter hikes, a well-balanced diet, and avoiding stressful activities can be more helpful for people.
    • Proper gear and equipment: Prepare proper gear and equipment for the trek, such as durable and comfortable hiking boots, waterproof and breathable clothing, warm layers, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, and a sleeping bag. Trekking Planner Nepal also suggests you carry a first-aid kit, trekking poles, a headlamp, and a backpack. But if you don’t want to carry a heavy bag pack during the trek, All Nepal Hiking is here to facilitate you with all the equipment essential for the trek.
    • Insurance: Trekking Planner Nepal always suggests you obtain all the necessary insurance documents that cover high-altitude trekking before embarking trek.

    The Lower Manaslu Trek is a lesser-known trekking route in Nepal that offers a more tranquil and less crowded alternative to the popular Annapurna and Everest regions. This trek takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Lower Manaslu region, with stunning views of the Manaslu and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Here are some of the highlights of the Lower Manaslu Trek:

    1. Scenic Landscapes: The Lower Manaslu region is renowned for its diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, lush forests, picturesque villages, and pristine rivers. The trail offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

    2. Cultural Experience: The trek allows you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the local Gurung and Tamang communities, visit ancient monasteries, and witness their traditional customs and rituals.

    3. Manaslu Mountain Views: While the Lower Manaslu Trek doesn't take you to the base camp of Mount Manaslu (the eighth-highest peak in the world), you'll still enjoy stunning views of this majestic mountain throughout the trek.

    4. Ganesh Himal Views: The Ganesh Himal range, another spectacular Himalayan range, is also visible from various points along the trail. The sight of these snow-capped peaks against the blue sky is awe-inspiring.

    5. Less Crowded: Unlike the more popular trekking routes like Annapurna and Everest, Lower Manaslu sees far fewer trekkers, making it a peaceful and tranquil trekking experience.

    6. Local Cuisine: You can savor the delicious local cuisine of the region, which includes dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and other traditional dishes. The food is prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

    7. Warm Hospitality: The people in the Lower Manaslu region are known for their warm hospitality. You'll have the chance to stay in teahouses run by local families and experience their welcoming nature.

    8. Off-the-Beaten-Path: This trek offers a sense of adventure as you explore a less-traveled route. You'll have the opportunity to discover hidden gems and enjoy a more authentic Himalayan experience.

    9. Biodiversity: The trek takes you through diverse ecosystems, from subtropical forests to alpine meadows. This diversity supports a wide range of flora and fauna, making it an excellent choice for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

    10. Photography Opportunities: The Lower Manaslu Trek offers countless opportunities for photography, from the stunning mountain vistas to the traditional villages and vibrant local culture.


    On this day, you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You may settle into your accommodation and rest after your journey. Take some time to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu if you have the energy.

    • Max. Altitude:1,300 m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    In the afternoon, you can make final preparations for your trekking adventure, including obtaining any necessary permits and organizing your equipment.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast

    You start your trek by driving from Kathmandu to Arughat, which is known as the gateway town of the Manaslu Region. Arughat is situated in the Gorkha District and serves as the starting point for many treks in the area.

    • Max. Altitude:Approximately 600 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    On this day, you hike from Arughat to Baseri village. You'll be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region as you trek through picturesque landscapes and encounter local villages along the way.

    • Max. Altitude:760 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Continuing your trek, you hike from Baseri village to Syamchet. This part of the journey allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Manaslu Region and experience the local culture.

    • Max. Altitude:1,000 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Your trek takes you from Syamchet to Kasi Gaun. Along the way, you'll witness stunning views of the mountains and forests, and you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.

    • Max. Altitude:1,800 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    On this day, you trek from Kasi Gaun to Keramja. The trail may present varying terrains, including forests, hills, and meadows. You'll continue to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the region.

    • Max. Altitude:2,340 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    You hike from Keramja to Tatopani, which translates to "hot water" in Nepali. Tatopani is known for its natural hot springs, where you can take a relaxing dip to rejuvenate your body after trekking.

    • Max. Altitude:2,600 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Continuing your trek, you move from Tatopani to Singla. This part of the journey offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes, providing you with a truly immersive trekking experience.

    • Max. Altitude:3,000 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    You hike from Singla to Laprak, a beautiful village in the Manaslu Conservation Area. Laprak is known for its traditional culture, warm hospitality, and stunning views of Manaslu and other peaks.

    • Max. Altitude:2,100 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    On this day, you trek from Laprak to Barpak. Barpak is a significant village in the Gorkha District and is the hometown of many brave Gurkha soldiers. The village offers a glimpse into the local Gurung culture and stunning mountain vistas.

    • Max. Altitude:1,900 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:4 to 5 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    You trek back from Barpak to Kathmandu, completing your adventure in the Manaslu Region. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can rest and relax after your trekking expedition.

    • Max. Altitude:1,400 m
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    You have a free day in Kathmandu to explore the city at your leisure. You can visit local markets, indulge in Nepali cuisine, or take part in optional activities such as a cooking class or a spa session to unwind.

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast

    On the final day of your itinerary, you fly to your onward destination from Kathmandu. This marks the end of your trip to the Manaslu Region of Nepal.


      The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.


      • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
      • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
      • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
      • Daypack

      Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

      • A pair of half gloves
      • A warmer hat that covers the ears
      • Sunglasses 
      • Neckwarmer
      • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
      • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


      • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
      • Warmer shell gloves and liner

      Upper Body

      • long sleeve t-shirts
      • Thermal tops
      • wool jacket or pullover
      • Sports bras for women and girls
      • Water and windproof shell jacket 

      Lower Body

      • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
      • windproof and waterproof trousers
      • warmer trousers
      • Comfortable trekking pants
      • Extra casual sport pants


      • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
      • Pair of sandals
      • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
      • Sock liners
      • Light shoes and sneakers
      • First Aid Kits and Medicines
      • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
      • Blister treatment cream or similar
      • Insect / anti-itch ointment
      • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
      • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
      • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
      • Water purifying pills

      (Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

      Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

      • 4  passport size photos with original passport
      • Water bottle & filter
      • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
      • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

      Extra things

      • Comfortable trekking poles
      • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
      • Power bank and music players 
      • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
      Cost Details
      • All airport/hotel transfers
      • Four nights hotel in Kathmandu
      • Welcome and farewell dinner
      • All accommodations and meals during the trek
      • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley, including tour guide and entrance fees
      • Pickup and drop off to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination.
      • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
      • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, All Nepal Hiking duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
      • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS)
      • A comprehensive medical kit
      • All government and local taxes
      • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
      • Travel Insurance
      • International airfare
      • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a permit quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
      • Hot showers during the trek
      • Personal trekking equipment
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected, but it is not obligatory)