Gorkha Cultural Trek

duration
9 Days
difficulty
Medium
accomodation
Homestay
max altitude
3300m
transportation
Tourist bus, Jeep
meals included
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    This is an excellent trekking experience for people interested in the traditional Nepalese culture of the Gorkha homeland. The trail is easy i.e. safe and comfortable for all age groups and there are numerous opportunities for photography. This trekking route lies in the northern part of the Gorkha district in the lower Manaslu Region. The trek offers an excellent and panoramic view of the entire Annapurna range including:  Annapurna south, Annapurna II and III, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri Range and Manaslu. 

     

    You also get a wonderful chance to visit the Manakamana temple, which lies at a hilltop,  including a 15-minute cable car ride that passes the river and goes up two ridges. Manakamna is a sacred place of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. So people believe it to be a wish fulfilling temple. 

     

    You will then visit the most historical place of Nepal; The Gorkha Durbar of Shah Kings. It was built in the 16th century and offers a perfect example of the Newari architecture of Nepal. This place also holds a special significance as the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah. He established the unified Kingdom of Nepal and became the first king.Gorkha Durbar also has great religious importance and leather items like shoes, belts etc. are not allowed inside. It features excellent craft of peacocks, demons, and serpents in every inch of wood. Gorkha is also famous for the bravery of its Gorkha soldiers against the British Indian Company.

     

    TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Enjoy the local culture and traditions
    • Great mountain view of Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Payal Himal etc.
    • This route follows the Manaslu tourist foot hills and  Budi Gandaki river.
    • Natural waterfalls, Rubinala Valley.
    • Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar.
    • Day 01 : Kathmandu – Gorkha, Manakamana ‘1302m’

      Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar by a Tourist bus alongside the Trishuli river with a view of the hills and terrains. Upon reaching the Manakamana Area, we will get to the Temple in 15 minutes by cable car. Around the Manakamana Temple there are small shops to explore, having bamboo and wooden crafts.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5 hour ride
    • Day 2 : Manakamana – Ghairung

      After breakfast, uphill trek to Siddha Lakhan Gufa, where you can see the beautiful view of Gorkha Bazaar surrounded by Mount Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges from the ridge of the hill. After about 3/4 hours of walk we stop for lunch at Tinmanee Bhanjyang. After Lunch, about 1-hour walk to Ghairung Baskot, the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr Lakhan Thapa.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours trek
    • Day 3 : Ghairung- Gorkha ‘3281ft’

      After Breakfast, start the trek from Ghairung to Gorkha Bazar. Spend the rest of the day in Gorkha. Sightseeing around Gorkha Durbar, and nearby places like the sacred Gorakhnath Cave carved out of solid rock having religious significance for the hindus. You will also visit the Gorkha Temple and see the whole Gorkha Village from there.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hours trek
    • Day 04 : Gorkha - Baluwa

      After Breakfast, start walking from Gorkha Bazar to Baluwa. Along the way we pass through the Daraudi river and also see the high hills and the beautiful paddy fields. We then have to walk through the Sal and mixed forest which provides for a pristine trail up to Nibel; from here, take a public bus to Baluwa.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 05 : Baluwa to Barpak ‘1900msl’

      After breakfast we will cross the Daraude river and follow the roadway. Many natural waterfalls can be seen during the season. A 3 and a half hr of walk straight upwards, leads you to Mandre Danda which is the lunch spot. Danda means hill in the Nepali language. Another 3 and a half hr of walk and we reach Barpak village, which is the largest Gurung Community. This village is famous for the short classical cultural homestay trek. Barpak is also known as the ex-Gorkha’s army town. Barpak was also the epicenter of the 2015 A.D. Earthquake.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 06 : Barpak to Mamche ‘3300m’

      After breakfast, we ascend for 3 hrs uphill to reach Mamche, a place for the spectacular view of a sunrise or sunset. On the way to Mamche, Mani walls and prayer flags will accompany you. After reaching Mamche and taking a short rest, we shall go for Rubinala sightseeing.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3-4 hrs trek
    • Day 7 : Mamche to Ghumda ‘2128m’

      Early morning, after breakfast we will continue our trek by crossing the Laprak Village. Laprak village is one of the largest settlements of the Gorkha district. In this beautiful village we come across the rivers and beautiful green forests that provide us cool air during the walk. All the people here are of the Gurung ethnicity. Along our way to Ghumda from Laprak, we can particularly see three types of rhododendron flowers in the blooming session. Gumda is very famous for Potatoes.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      7 hrs trek
    • Day 8 : Ghumda to Lapubesi - Nauli Khola

      After breakfast we will walk by the roadway for 1.5 hrs to reach Lapsibot. Then we will pass through the alpine forest to go straight down for about 3 hrs to reach Machhekhola where we will rest and have lunch. After lunch continue along the Budigandaki river for 2 and a half hrs to reach Lapubesi. Here, you will enjoy the farewell dinner along with a campfire. Also, you can share your overall trekking experience.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 9 : Back to KTM

      Drive back to Ktm from lapubesi in a private jeep. Enjoy the winding ride through hills with the view of nature.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      7 hrs ride
  • Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

     

  • Overview

     

    This is an excellent trekking experience for people interested in the traditional Nepalese culture of the Gorkha homeland. The trail is easy i.e. safe and comfortable for all age groups and there are numerous opportunities for photography. This trekking route lies in the northern part of the Gorkha district in the lower Manaslu Region. The trek offers an excellent and panoramic view of the entire Annapurna range including:  Annapurna south, Annapurna II and III, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri Range and Manaslu. 

     

    You also get a wonderful chance to visit the Manakamana temple, which lies at a hilltop,  including a 15-minute cable car ride that passes the river and goes up two ridges. Manakamna is a sacred place of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. So people believe it to be a wish fulfilling temple. 

     

    You will then visit the most historical place of Nepal; The Gorkha Durbar of Shah Kings. It was built in the 16th century and offers a perfect example of the Newari architecture of Nepal. This place also holds a special significance as the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah. He established the unified Kingdom of Nepal and became the first king.Gorkha Durbar also has great religious importance and leather items like shoes, belts etc. are not allowed inside. It features excellent craft of peacocks, demons, and serpents in every inch of wood. Gorkha is also famous for the bravery of its Gorkha soldiers against the British Indian Company.

     

    TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Enjoy the local culture and traditions
    • Great mountain view of Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Payal Himal etc.
    • This route follows the Manaslu tourist foot hills and  Budi Gandaki river.
    • Natural waterfalls, Rubinala Valley.
    • Manakamana Temple, Gorkha Durbar.
  • Itinerary
    • Day 01 : Kathmandu – Gorkha, Manakamana ‘1302m’

      Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar by a Tourist bus alongside the Trishuli river with a view of the hills and terrains. Upon reaching the Manakamana Area, we will get to the Temple in 15 minutes by cable car. Around the Manakamana Temple there are small shops to explore, having bamboo and wooden crafts.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5 hour ride
    • Day 2 : Manakamana – Ghairung

      After breakfast, uphill trek to Siddha Lakhan Gufa, where you can see the beautiful view of Gorkha Bazaar surrounded by Mount Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges from the ridge of the hill. After about 3/4 hours of walk we stop for lunch at Tinmanee Bhanjyang. After Lunch, about 1-hour walk to Ghairung Baskot, the birthplace of Nepal’s first martyr Lakhan Thapa.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours trek
    • Day 3 : Ghairung- Gorkha ‘3281ft’

      After Breakfast, start the trek from Ghairung to Gorkha Bazar. Spend the rest of the day in Gorkha. Sightseeing around Gorkha Durbar, and nearby places like the sacred Gorakhnath Cave carved out of solid rock having religious significance for the hindus. You will also visit the Gorkha Temple and see the whole Gorkha Village from there.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hours trek
    • Day 04 : Gorkha - Baluwa

      After Breakfast, start walking from Gorkha Bazar to Baluwa. Along the way we pass through the Daraudi river and also see the high hills and the beautiful paddy fields. We then have to walk through the Sal and mixed forest which provides for a pristine trail up to Nibel; from here, take a public bus to Baluwa.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 05 : Baluwa to Barpak ‘1900msl’

      After breakfast we will cross the Daraude river and follow the roadway. Many natural waterfalls can be seen during the season. A 3 and a half hr of walk straight upwards, leads you to Mandre Danda which is the lunch spot. Danda means hill in the Nepali language. Another 3 and a half hr of walk and we reach Barpak village, which is the largest Gurung Community. This village is famous for the short classical cultural homestay trek. Barpak is also known as the ex-Gorkha’s army town. Barpak was also the epicenter of the 2015 A.D. Earthquake.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 06 : Barpak to Mamche ‘3300m’

      After breakfast, we ascend for 3 hrs uphill to reach Mamche, a place for the spectacular view of a sunrise or sunset. On the way to Mamche, Mani walls and prayer flags will accompany you. After reaching Mamche and taking a short rest, we shall go for Rubinala sightseeing.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3-4 hrs trek
    • Day 7 : Mamche to Ghumda ‘2128m’

      Early morning, after breakfast we will continue our trek by crossing the Laprak Village. Laprak village is one of the largest settlements of the Gorkha district. In this beautiful village we come across the rivers and beautiful green forests that provide us cool air during the walk. All the people here are of the Gurung ethnicity. Along our way to Ghumda from Laprak, we can particularly see three types of rhododendron flowers in the blooming session. Gumda is very famous for Potatoes.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      7 hrs trek
    • Day 8 : Ghumda to Lapubesi - Nauli Khola

      After breakfast we will walk by the roadway for 1.5 hrs to reach Lapsibot. Then we will pass through the alpine forest to go straight down for about 3 hrs to reach Machhekhola where we will rest and have lunch. After lunch continue along the Budigandaki river for 2 and a half hrs to reach Lapubesi. Here, you will enjoy the farewell dinner along with a campfire. Also, you can share your overall trekking experience.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6-7 hrs trek
    • Day 9 : Back to KTM

      Drive back to Ktm from lapubesi in a private jeep. Enjoy the winding ride through hills with the view of nature.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      7 hrs ride
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

     

     

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