Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek while choosing the short itinerary during all four seasons. All four season are Spring (March, April, May) and Fall (September, October, November), monsoon (June July august) & winter (dec to feb).

The higher altitudes have unpredictable weather, and Manaslu trekking weather is no different from that of high altitudes of Everest and the Annapurna region. But the trip is more exciting & safe adventure with the unexpected weather.

Why it is the best time to trek to manaslu? – best now than later

Manaslu circuit trekking cannot be done without guide – hence your guide will take the necessary precaution for the change in weather. All you have to do is researching for best trekking agency in Nepal, when preparing for Nepal travel.

September is the transition month for wet monsoon to a steady autumn weather in manaslu circuit trekking route. Early spring (late feb & early march) in the lower mansalu circuit trail region still has afternoon showers, although daytime is rather warm. Whereas the higher up in early spring – you might witness snowfall.

The walkways start to dry out in late September. The finest season for the Manaslu Circuit trip just get started in September.

In monsoon the days are clear and the views are apparent after the rain.

Are you prepared for the peak season of Manaslu Trek in October?

You must keep in mind that – most of the trekkers want to have the best weather possible while they are trekking. Like all other – you want to have the best possible weather for the trekking – neither cold or not too sunny – but a clear sky and fantastic view of the mountains. Thus make yourself mentally ready for many fellow trekkers in the manaslu circuit trekking trail in the month of October.

The surroundings are magnificent in October season trek in Manaslu. It gets warmer enough & clouds are completely clear for most of the time. In October higher part of manaslu circuit trekking trail has an average temperature of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius.

There is 1% chance of snow or rain, and you don’t need to be concerned about any natural calamities. The greatest time to hike up Mount Manaslu is around October.

For your knowledge – October is festival season for Nepal, hence lots of people travel within the country to visit their villages & families. Saying that – October is the best season for trekking to manaslu circuit.

To guarantee you obtain the hotels and rooms of your choice, you must make all reservations in advance. As a local trekking agency in Nepal – we do all these management work for you. Do not worry when you are with Nepalgram.

Manaslu Trek in November: The weather is still quite consistent and warm for the Manaslu Circuit trek in November. Due to global warming manaslu circuit trail is getting warmer in November, although Nov is the starting months for winter season. Winter trekking to Manaslu circuit is beautiful with clear sky and lots of snow on the mountains. But to be honest with you – chance of snowfall is 50% in winter trekking.

Cost of manaslu trekking
Picture of Winter manaslu trek with fit trekker from Netherlands

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Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek is March to may & Sep to Nov

Manaslu trek in December: The lower region’s average temperature falls below -8 degrees Celsius for the nights and morning. The highlands might have not yet been covered with snow. The tea house along the trail of manaslu circuit is entirely open in December. The sun is warm and dazzling. Make sure you have sunscreen and sunglasses as the snow reflecting the sunlight is very harsh. To be frank winter months of Janaurary and feb are not the Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

happy pose on the top of larkey peak in a guided manaslu circuit trekking
Picture – trekking to manaslu circuit in the best time.

Manaslu circuit in January : The country’s winter weather begins in January & the actual difficulty comes in the beautiful mountains of Nepal. In January, just a few of the tea houses above Samagaun will still be operating. For your kind information – tea houses don’t have any internal heating. Additionally, you must acquire very simple climbing ability and carry specialized equipment like rope, crampons etc..

Manaslu In February: You will see frozen lake. Walk along the frozen river and Manaslu is still & frozen during the last month of winter, last winter month for manaslu circuit trekking is February. Samagaun village and neighboring areas beyond it sees morning and evening lows of fewer than -10 degrees Celsius in winter. The Larka La high passes will be covered with snow, making trekking difficult than normal.


Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek
View of Mountains in the lower region of Manaslu circuit trek in March

Manaslu Trek in March: March is the beginning of spring season in Manaslu circuit trek. In the spring season the manaslu circuit trekking region starts to bloom with spectacular wildflowers. Manaslu circuit trek in March is the greatest time to go because the winter snow is still in the mountains – extremely heavy thick for appealing view. Upper Manaslu circuit trekking trail will be 2 to 8 degrees Celsius cold during the mornings and night in March. On a warm, sunny day, you can trek with T-shirt & shorts.

Manaslu Trek in April: Rhododendron flowers are at their best bloom in April. Thus this is the popular month for the Manaslu circuit trek with Mt. Manaslu basecamp. Trek in April do not rain & the trail is dry and clean.

Given that this is the Mt. Manaslu climbing month, you may also run into some encouraging climbers along the road. In Samagaun, Samdo, and Bimtang, the daytime high may reach 25 degrees Celsius. The days are longer and sunny even in the morning.

Manaslu Trek in May: In May, as Spring draws to a close, the last of the beautiful flowers blossom. The greatest time to hike up Mount Manaslu is when the temperature reaches 20 degrees Celsius and is warm even at night. Even if the evening hike can be warm. The temperatures at an altitude above 4,000 meters are still pleasant.

Video – showing trails of Lower manaslu trekking

Manaslu trek for June – June is the start of the monsoon season in entire Nepal, it is warmest and clouded. The roads begin to become rough with the rain, chance of landslide is present. Mostly the lower part of manaslu trekking trail will get wet trails, making trekking a tough adventure. Nearly 300 mm of rain fall is measured in average in the Manaslu region just in the month of June. Thus, June is not a Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek. However, the mostly the rain falls in the evening/afternoon, and the scenery is very stunning when it stops.

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Local villages has entry & exit gate whereas the settlements are fortified with the dry stone mansion walls

Manaslu in July: July is the height of the monsoon season in Nepal and is hotter and rainier than June. We only recommend the July walk if your time is as such & your trekking agency in Nepal provides helpful advice on recent development of the trail.

Manaslu in August: The monsoon is going down but still strong till early August. In contrast, the frequency of wet days begins to decline, and visitor arrivals begin in late August. Despite of clouded sky It’s enjoyable to hike to manaslu in august because Larkey La’s temperature ranges from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. All of the streams and rivers are flowing at maximum capacity and the new flora is continually blooming. You will see the ground of Manaslu trail at its best.

Like rest of the Nepal trails – the weather is quickly changeable in the manaslu circuit trek with a cloud circling while it’s still sunny, followed by steamy rain and that make you to feel different season in the one day and that makes the unique, most excited and wonderful adventure trekking with Nepalgram Adventure.

The best season is spring season because in this time temperature is cool. Newly blooming flower buds with nice smell makes the manaslu trekking trail a best environment and beautiful scent of nature.

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I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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