Lower Manaslu Trekking-10 Days

"To sit in the Shade on a fine day and look Upon the Verdant Green hills is the Most Perfect Refreshment."
Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season September- June


  • Lower Manaslu Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal's Manaslu region, which is renowned for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
  • The hike begins and concludes in Kathmandu via Gorkha and the trek takes you through rural villages, thick forests, and breath-taking vistas.
  • The trek leads you to the traditional Gurung and Magar communities.
  • The spectacular vistas of the Manaslu Mountain range, which includes the world's eighth highest peak.
  • Exploring the historic place of Nepal, the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified Nepal in the 18th century.
  • Trekking through lush forests, suspension bridges, and experiencing natural splendor of that region.
  • The trek offers both natural beauty, historic evidences as well as cultural diversity in the same time.

Advantage of Booking Lower Manaslu trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Lower Manaslu Trek 2024-2025

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 Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges can be seen. The gateway trail goes to upper Manaslu also, 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 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 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.

The trek is blend of natural, cultural as well as historical presence of Nepal. 

Why go towards lower Manaslu Trek?

The Lower Manaslu Trek is a best choice for individuals who want to see the natural beauty, culture, history, and way of life of the Manaslu Region all in a short length of time. It also allows trekkers to visit the lower Manaslu region, with its lovely villages, terraced farms, lush forests, and breath-taking mountain views.


  • The trek provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the region's culture and lifestyle, particularly the Gurung and Tamang people, who are known for their unique customs and hospitality.
  • The village of Barpak and Laprak are one of the most beautiful villages in whole of Nepal.
  • The journey is a shorter option to the entire Manaslu Circuit Trek, which typically takes 14-16 days.
  • This makes it an excellent choice for individuals who have limited time but still want to explore the region.
  • The trek starts with a journey to Gorkha the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah.
  • You can see the stunning terraced fields that are typical in the lower Manaslu Region. Crops such as rice, corn, and millet are grown in these areas.
  • The walk provides stunning view of the Manaslu Range, featuring peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Himalchuli.

Overall, the Lower Manaslu Trek is an excellent choice for people looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, culture, history and lifestyle of the Manaslu Region in a short period of time.

Is lower Manaslu Trek right for you?

Lower Manaslu Trek can be an excellent trip for people looking for a gentle trekking adventure with gorgeous natural environment, cultural activities, and majestic mountain vistas. However, it is also important to remember that trekking needs physical and a certain level of fitness. Visitors should also be prepared for changing weather conditions, especially during the monsoon season (June-August), when the region may experience significant rainfall and landslides. You should also contact with a doctor before going on the trek to ensure that they are physically ready for the journey.

Lower Manaslu Trek is considered suitable to all the trekkers and who are comfortable trrekking with basic facilities. Trekking Planner Nepal always advices you contact with a doctor to see if a 10-day trip is ideal for you. Nepal Trekking Planner also facilitates you with all of the essential equipment, permits, and preparations for trek with well-trained guides and porters.

What is the best season or month for lower manaslu trek?

The finest months for Lower Manaslu Trek in Nepal are September to November and March to May. These are 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 are 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, Loshar in the Manaslu Region take place. This also can be the 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 of the mountainous region is unpredictable. But, Nepal Trekking Planner always suggest you to visit either in autumn or spring to enjoy the natural sceneries as well as cultural diversities.

Best climate & weather for manaslu trekking

How to prepare for Lower Manaslu Trek?

Here are some tips and ideas Trekking Planner Nepal shares with you that helps you to prepare for the 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 mountainous region of Nepal.
  • Acclimatization: Acclimatization is very important aspect for high-altitude trekkers such as the Lower Manaslu Trek. Trekking Planner Nepal always advised you to acclimate to the altitude for successful trek. Enjoying hours at higher altitudes, going on shorter hikes, good balanced diet, and avoiding stressful activities can be more helpful for the 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 suggest you to carry first-aid kit, trekking poles, a headlamp, and a backpack. But if you don’t want to carry heavy bag pack during the trek, Trekking Planner Nepal is here to facilitate you with all the equipment essential for the trek.
  • Insurance: Trekking Planner Nepal always suggest you to obtain all the necessary insurance documents that covers high altitude trekking before embarking trek.

Climate and Weather around lower manaslu region

The climate and weather of Mountainous regions are unpredictable at the last hour. Still, depending on the time of year, the climate and weather of the 10-day Manaslu Region may vary. During the peak trekking season (September to November), the weather is often dry and cool, with beautiful skies and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Temperatures may fluctuate between 10°C and 20°C during the day and 0°C to -5°C at night.

The weather may be very cold during the winter months (December to February), with temperatures falling to -10°C or lower at night. Snowfall is common at higher elevations, and trekking conditions can be difficult during winter. Still if you prefer less traffic and more adventures trek this is suitable time for you.

The weather can be rainy and muddy during the monsoon season (June to August), with heavy rain and cloudy skies. The trekking route might be slippery and difficult to navigate during this period.

So, Trekking Planner Nepal always request to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly, including carrying proper clothing and equipment for the conditions.

Local Culture and Religion around Lower Manaslu Region

The Manaslu region of Nepal is home to diversed ethnic communities, each with its unique culture and traditions. Still primary ethnic groups are the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans.

The Gurungs are renowned for their hospitality and traditional dances such as the Ghatu, Sorathi, and Jhyaure. They also have their own language and style, with ladies donning colorful outfits and jewelry.

Tamangs are traditionally farmers with their own distinct culture that includes song, dancing, and food. They also have their own language and distinctive clothes. The Barpak and Laprak community has a rich culture and traditions, including Buddhism and traditional Gurung and Tamang traditions. These places are well-known for their colorful prayer flags as well as their complex art and craftwork.

Overall, the Manaslu Region provides a diverse cultural experience with the opportunity to learn about the local communitie's unique customs, traditions, and beliefs.

Is Travel Insurance required for Lower Manaslu Region

 Travel insurance is not mandatory during the trek, but having one is considered better than having no one. Trekkers who have travel insurance can feel safe and have coverage in case of unseen circumstances. While making an insurance policy, make sure that the policy covers the activities, elevations, liabilities, and other necessary and required things in the policy.

Can trekkers get altitude sickness during lower manaslu Trek?

Getting altitude sickness during the Lower Manaslu Trek is very rare as this trek involves walking in lower elevation and the maximum altitude during this trek is 3220m. 

It is important to recognize AMS symptoms, which might include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty in sleeping. If you experience any of these symptoms, just do relax and acclimate; if the symptoms continue or increase, you may need to descend to a lower altitude.

You may require emergency medical evacuation if you experience severe AMS symptoms, therefore it's essential to have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency medical care.

Washing and Toilet facilities at the lower manaslu trail?

The lower Manaslu region of Nepal is a rural area with limited access to safe drinking water and enough sanitation services. Trekking Planner Nepal advice you to bring water purifying equipment or to utilize bottled water, as well as to follow good hygiene habits such as hand washing on a regular basis. Toilets here are basic and squat, and it is necessary to follow and respect to local waste disposal practices. Trekking Planner Nepal is here to give proper information on hygiene and sanitation in the area.

Accommodation facilities around Lower Manaslu region

The Manaslu Region of Nepal provides travelers with a variety of lodging alternatives, including simple guesthouses and teahouses as well as more luxurious lodges and resorts. Many of the accommodations are in townships along the route and are run by local families or communities. The quality of accommodation will vary depending on location and price range, but most will include basic amenities such as a bed, blankets, and shared bathroom facilities. It is very important to know that in some regions, electricity and hot water may not be accessible, and Wi-Fi connectivity may be limited. During peak trekking season, the availability of accommodations is limited due to high traffic in the trail . So, Trekking Planner Nepal is here to reserve accommodations ahead of time to ensure availability.

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The 10 Days Lower Manaslu Trekking listed above is the standard itinerary. The schedule can be adjusted to include shorter or longer walks each day based on your physical fitness, and some designated overnight stops may change due to room availability and other factors.

We will stick to the itinerary, but if it needs to be changed due to inclement weather, landslides, or participant difficulties necessitating additional days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants, with full authority from Trekking Planner Nepal.

    On reaching Kathmandu airport via various international airlines, Trekking Planner's guide and staff receive you with a warm traditional welcome and then transfer you to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city, within easy reach of its shops and restaurants.

    Check into your rooms and, after getting refreshed from the jet-lag, meet other members at the hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding the Manaslu Circuit trek, including information on dos and don’ts, local culture, and other important details necessary to know to make your holiday in Nepal enjoyable and worth joining on this marvelous lower Manaslu trek.

    In the evening, enjoy a group dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant and get a Pure taste of local cuisine with exciting entertainment from a folk cultural program.

      Drive to Gorkha Bazar, the birthplace of Pritam Narayan Shah. Locals are preserving these historical attractions on their own without expecting external assistance. An easy drive of about one hour from Abhu Khaireni takes us to Gorkha Bazaar. Here, visitors have several options for accommodation, ranging from star hotels to budget hotels. Overnight at the Lodge

        We drive to Sirandada (1900m) by local bus or jeep. It takes 6-7 hours to reach Sirandada; a curvaceous drive through mountain roads overlooking the Daraudi River is thrilling and scenic. Stay overnight at home.

          Today we trek to Barpak Village (1920 m), which is known as the Village of Army Men and is also recognized as the village of the late Capt. Gaje Ghale, who was honored with the Victoria Cross of Great Britain. The village has 24-hour electricity, internet, and a well-organized homestay, along with good hotel facilities and bus access from Kathmandu during the dry season. The unique sloppy-shaped houses with clustered stone roofs and the great Himalayan view are the major attractions of Barpak village. Stay overnight at home.

            A walk of about six hours from Barpak via Basukang—a junction that also leads to Rupina La Pass, which is popular among Manaslu trekkers—takes us to the beautiful Laprak village (2100m). The village lies in a landslide-vulnerable zone. The landslide in 1999 swept away houses and about 12 hectares of cultivable land. Since then, the villagers have been living in constant fear, especially during the monsoon. Unlike other villages in Nepal, this single village forms the entire Laprak Village Development Committee (VDC). All nine wards of Laprak VDC are clustered in this village.

            The Temperature in the village is warm and cool from April to October. The weather becomes cold from November to March. Massive snowfalls occur in the village during this time of year. This typical Gurung village is also a popular stopover for Manaslu trekkers. There are two hotels in the village, which is accessible from Tatopani in the east and Gumda village in the south. The village is the birthplace of the late Iman Singh Gurung, the first person from the Gurung community from western Nepal to summit Mt. Everest. Most of the villagers are engaged in the tourism business, and a few of them have also earned international recognition. Overnight at Home: Stay

              A moderate 4-hour walk from Laprak takes us to Nambai Kharka (a pasture or cowshed). It is an open-land pasture for the Laprak people. There are some temporary houses, but no toilet facilities. It is believed that slaughtering animals brings illness to trekkers, so our service on these days is only vegetation. Stay overnight at home.

                Hike to Dharche Danda, the highest point on this trip, which offers a breath-taking 180-degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks. According to locals, the hill holds religious significance. They offer prayers to the hill and avoid natural calamities. Stay overnight in the same place. It is believed that if the tourist offers prayers to the hill, they will be blessed and ward off misfortune. Some of the prominent peaks that can be seen are: Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikha, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Langtang, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, and Ganesh III, among many others. Locals share their cultural dances and delicacies. overnight home stay.

                  We trek to Ghyampesal via the adventurous Sita Cave, 1.8 Km from the village and a walk from Tallo Thotneri. After touring the cave, we walk to Ghyampesal, our final destination on our trek, and stay overnight in a homestay.

                    Drive 2.5 hours to Gorkha Bazaar and then drive to Kathmandu, about 6 hours. Our guide will drop you off at the hotel in Kathmandu. Get fresh and relax.

                      After enjoying a wonderful adventure and experience in Nepal with an exciting and memorable time on ‘Manaslu Circuit Trekking’, on your last day in Nepal, our TP staff and guide transfer you to the airport for your flight back home or to your next port of call.

                      Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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                      Lower Manaslu Trekking-10 Days Map
                      What's Included
                      • All airport Pick up drops by private vehicle.
                      •  02-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at a Three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
                      •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (Entrance fees extra).
                      •  Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card).
                      •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                      •  02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                      •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                      •  Accommodation in the simple tea houses during the Trekking days.
                      •  Three meals per day i.e. breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  Tea or coffee is included during the trekking days.
                      •  Safe drinking water.
                      •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.      
                      •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                      •  First aid kit.
                      •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                      •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                      •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                      What's Excluded
                      • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
                      • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                      • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                      • Personal  Travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                      • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
                      • Guest personal expenses in the Trekking like (laundry and baggage charge, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, battery recharge, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                      •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition,s or any event out of our control.
                      Essential Info

                      Equipment and Gear List

                      trekking iconGeneral

                      • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                      • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                      • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                      HeadUpper Body

                      • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                      • warm woolen hat
                      • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                      • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                      • Polarized sunglasses


                      • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                      • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                      • Waterproof rain jacket
                      • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                      • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                      PantLower Body

                      • thermals inner
                      • Hiking pants at least 3
                      • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                      • Waterproof, windproof shell
                      • Hiking shorts


                      • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                      • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                      • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                      • Hiking socks
                      • Liner socks
                      • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                      • Crampons (For passes)
                      • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                      • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                      UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                      • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                      • Sports bras (women)
                      • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                      MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                      • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                      • Lip balm or Vaseline
                      • ointment cream
                      • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                      • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                      (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                      Other essentialsOther Essentials

                      • Passport
                      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                      • Reusable water bottle
                      • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                      • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                      • water bladder for the day bag
                      • small towel for personal use
                      • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                      • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                      • Power bank or extra batteries
                      • Cameras and mobile phone
                      • Cards/book
                      • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                      • Trekking poles
                      • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                      • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                      • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                      • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                      • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                      • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                      • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                      • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                      • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                      • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                      Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                      • Some essential items to pack for the Lower Manaslu trek include trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a backpack, a first aid kit, and personal toiletries. Additionally, don't forget to pack a good camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

                      • Yes, the Lower Manaslu trek can be done independently, but it's essential to be well-prepared, have prior trekking experience, and be familiar with the trekking route and its challenges.

                      • In case of an emergency, you can seek help from your trekking guide or fellow trekkers. If necessary, arrangements can be made for helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu or the nearest medical facility.

                      • There is mobile network coverage in some parts of the Lower Manaslu trek route. However, the signal may be intermittent and weak in more remote areas.

                      • Yes, there are side trips available along the Lower Manaslu trek, such as visiting the Pungen Gompa, a 250-year-old Buddhist monastery, and exploring the Birendra Tal, a beautiful glacial lake.

                      • Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. The trekking itinerary usually includes rest days at specific points to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes.

                      • Altitude sickness is a concern on the Lower Manaslu trek, especially when crossing the Larkya La Pass. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and ascending gradually are essential to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

                      • Medical facilities are limited along the Lower Manaslu trekking route. Basic medical aid may be available in some villages, but for serious medical issues, trekkers are usually evacuated to Kathmandu for proper treatment.

                      • It is not safe to drink tap water during the trek. It's recommended to drink boiled or purified water. You can either buy bottled water or use water purification tablets or filters.

                      • Teahouses and lodges on the Lower Manaslu trek route offer a variety of meals, including Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as international cuisine like pasta, noodles, and soups.

                      • Wi-Fi facilities are limited along the Lower Manaslu trek route. Some teahouses may offer Wi-Fi, but the connection can be slow and unreliable.

                      • Most teahouses and lodges along the Lower Manaslu trek offer charging facilities for electronic devices. However, charging may come with an extra cost, so it's a good idea to carry spare batteries or power banks.

                      • ATMs are not available along the Lower Manaslu trekking route. It's recommended to carry enough Nepalese rupees to cover your expenses during the trek.

                      • The Lower Manaslu trek is a less-crowded trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the lower regions of the Manaslu Conservation Area. It offers a unique cultural experience and breathtaking views of the Manaslu Himalayan range.

                      • Camping is possible during the Lower Manaslu trek, but it's less common due to the availability of teahouses along the route.

                      • Accommodation along the Lower Manaslu trek is in teahouses or lodges. These lodges provide basic facilities, including twin-sharing rooms with beds and blankets.

                      • The Lower Manaslu trek usually starts from Soti Khola. To reach Soti Khola, you can take a long scenic drive from Kathmandu or hire a private vehicle.

                      • There are no specific age restrictions for the Lower Manaslu trek, but trekkers should be in good health and reasonably fit. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek, especially for elderly or very young trekkers.

                      • The highest point of the Lower Manaslu trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,847 feet)

                      • The Lower Manaslu trek is considered a moderate trek. It involves some steep ascents and descents, but it is suitable for most trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and prior trekking experience.

                      • Hiring a guide for the Lower Manaslu trek is recommended, especially for those who are trekking for the first time or prefer assistance with navigation and cultural insights.

                      • Trekkers will need two permits for the Lower Manaslu trek: the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or in the starting point of the trek, Soti Khola.

                      • The best time to do the Lower Manaslu trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer favorable weather and clear views of the mountains.

                      • The Lower Manaslu trek typically takes about 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekker's pace.

                      • The Lower Manaslu trek is located in the Gorkha district of central Nepal, in the Manaslu region.

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