Gorkha, from where the unification of modern Nepal was started by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, is the first capital of Nepal. There are several places of historical and archaeological importance in Gorkha district. Blessed by nature’s splendor, this land of historic, religious, ecological and cultural significance has every potential to be featured as one of the favored touristic destinations of Nepal.
However, the number of tourists coming to this region is limited. Gorkha is home to Mt. Manaslu and the famous Manaslu Circuit Trek. Besides, the Lower Manaslu route offers moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro tourism and community based home stay. The locals are also committed towards development and promotion of tourism in the district.
The Lower Manaslu Trek begins from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple and progress through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka and Dharche Danda before concluding at Gyampesal. Accommodation is mostly on home stay or camping as commercial lodging is available in only a few places.
|1||Drive to Kathmandu to Luitel via Abu Khaireni and walk to Appipal||Stay at Pokhara|
|2||Trek Appipal to Harmi to Bhachek|
|3||Trek Bhachek to Sirandanda to Ghyalchowk to Barpak|
|4||Trek Barpak to Laprak to Gumda|
|5||Trek Gumda to Le Kharka to Dharche to Thalagaon|
|6||Trek Thalagaon to Pandrung to Khanchowk|
|7||Drive Khanchowk to Kathmandu|