About Lower Manaslu Trek
The Lower Manaslu Trek is 11 days short and easy trekking around the Dharche Rural Municipality, a naturally and culturally rich region. Recently, this route is getting popular as an alternative trail for those seeking to avoid the dusty road of Sotikhola to Machhakhola on the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek. Except for this, very few trekkers visit this region even though the numbers are rising each year.
The Lower Manaslu Trek route was once starting to get popular but due to the decade-long Maoist insurgency that started in 1996, it was left behind. After the end of the insurgency, it is again growing slowly as a trekking route. The region is hugely dominated by Gurung communities that follow one of the oldest religions, the 'Bon religion' mixed with Shamanism and Nature worshipping. During the trek, one can experience the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung communities by spending the night in local homes while passing through the beautiful villages and beautiful terraced fields. The spectacular views of different Himalayan ranges can be seen during the trek. Taking a tour of the historical Gorkha Durbar(Palace) and Gorkha Museum from where the unification of Nepal started around 250 years ago will enrich you with the history of Nepal. One of the major attractions of this trek is Barpak village which was the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake.
Our 11-day Lower Manaslu Trek Itinerary starts from Ranlung and ends at Sotikhola. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc, please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.