A mid-hill town lies between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The legend of Gurkhas begins here. Situated on a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya is the beautiful Gorakha Durbar. The Gorakha Durbar is a fort with palace and temple complex. It was from this very palace that King Prithvi Narayan Shah began his campaign to unify the present Kingdom of Nepal. Gorakha is a starting point of Trekking in Manaslu region. Places of interest: Gorakha Durbar, Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhkali Temple, etc. Access: Gorakha is best accessed by car and bus. Mankamana Temple is on the top of hill in Gorakha district. It is a scenic and pilgrim site. The Mankamana Temple is a famous temple where you wish to fulfill your wishes. Mankamana Temple is best accessed by cable car from Kuringhat at Highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara or by half day trekking. Kuringhat is best accessed by car. Thus the trip to Mankamana Temple can be made a part of the tour to Gorakha or Pokhara. One can do 3 hours rafting in Trishuli River with put out point on Kuringhat and can enjoy cable car ride to Mankamana temple.