People often ask online, “What’s the best time for Manaslu Circuit trek?” This is a good question because visiting the Manaslu region depending on different seasons can impact the trekking experience. 

To completely enjoy this great journey’s beauty and conquer any obstacles, it is vital to choose the perfect time to begin the journey. Here, we’ll discuss in-depth details regarding trekking in the Manaslu Circuit’s prime and off-peak seasons.

Spring

The best time to visit the Manaslu Circuit Trek is in the spring. Spring is usually linked to new beginnings, buds opening, chilly weather, and a light, pleasant fragrance wafting from the natural world. The weather starts out cold and gets warmer as it goes on. 

Trekking in the Tsum Valley and the Manaslu Circuit are popular at this time of year. The temperature is cold, the mountain landscape is breathtaking, and the trails are all superb. If you travel during this time, everything will be at its most enjoyable for you.

There is less of a rush to see the numerous tourist attractions in the spring because the days are longer and the sun is warmer. 

This time of year, the weather is rather pleasant, with highs of about 18 degrees. The air is sharper at the beginning of the season, but as spring arrives, it warms up and feels cozy. 

While it is quite cold at higher altitudes, it is not very hot at lower ones. Even the flower buds that are just starting to open and the green pigments on the tree leaves look lush and lovely as you look around. 

Spring is the best time of year to witness the breathtaking views of the mountains and unexplored off-trail hiking trails. It will feel more like a state straight out of heaven. Nature’s most exquisite feature is its breathtaking mountain panoramas and vibrantly blooming flowers.

Temperature in Spring

MonthTemperature RangeLower RegionsUpper Regions
Day NightDay Night
March3°C to 12°C5°C to 12°C5°C to 10°C2°C to 8°C-7°C to -3°C
April4°C to 15°C6°C to 15°C8°C to 12°C5°C to 12°C-5°C to 0°C
May8°C to 29°C12°C to 31°C10°C to 15°C10°C to 18°C-3°C to -1°C

Autumn

Another fantastic time of year to think about for the Manaslu trek is the fall. This time of year gives great weather and breathtaking mountain views without the chance of snowfall as the monsoon fades. 

Fall is the busiest time of year for the walk because it is the most suitable season. You can avoid any problems during the booking process by making your reservation in advance with us.

The skies over the Manaslu region are usually clear and bright in the autumn. This gives you the best clarity to view the breathtaking splendor of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. 

The best time of year for travelers to start their adventure is in the fall. Long days of walking are made agreeable by the normally moderate temperature during this time of year, which is neither too hot nor too cold. 

Fall is when Nepal’s two largest festivals, Dashain and Tihar, begin, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s culture. Seeing how they celebrate various festivals during this time can teach you about the customs and values of Nepal.

Temperature in Autumn

MonthTemperature RangeLower RegionsUpper Regions
Day NightDay Night
September10°C to 20°C10°C to 18°C0°C to 10°C5°C to 12°C-5°C to 5°C
October10°C to 15°C10°C to 15°C0°C to 5°C0°C to 10°C-6°C to 0°C
November5°C to 10°C5°C to 10°C-5°C to 5°C-2°C to 5°C-8°C to -5°C

Summer/Monsoon

While the summer/monsoon season is not ideal for trekking, there are advantages and disadvantages for those who choose to undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek during this time of year.

There is no issue with the Manaslu Circuit trail’s temperature during the monsoon. Nevertheless, there will be frequent cloud cover on the route that will obstruct your view. Throughout the walk, especially in the lower altitudes, travelers should expect heavy and regular downpours.

The rains revitalize the terrain, resulting in a vivid panorama brimming with greenery and blossoming vegetation. The hillside is alive with wildflowers and rhododendrons in bloom. 

Even though the weather is difficult, the abundant rains enhance the attractiveness of the tumbling waterfalls and provide you with a picturesque vista of the surrounding area.

The trail becomes much more difficult due to the rainfall because hikers must navigate muddy and treacherous conditions. The Manaslu Circuit path has numerous steep ascents and descents, making it a dangerous trail with a higher potential of accidents.

Unexpected events such as landslides, trailblocks, or flooded rivers may cause changes to the Manaslu Circuit trek’s schedule.

Hikers who choose to walk the Manaslu Circuit risk missing out on the main experience since cloud cover may prevent them from seeing the magnificent Himalayas. During the monsoon, the fauna is likewise not particularly active.

Teahouses are closed during the monsoon season because it is not the best time to trek along the trail. Trekking the Manaslu Circuit during monsoon is not advised, despite the benefit of seeing the Manaslu region and the Himalayas in a different light. 

Temperature in Summer

MonthTemperature RangeLower RegionsUpper Regions
Day NightDay Night
June10°C to 28°C23°C to 28°C10°C to 18°C13°C to 23°C0°C to 5°C
July10°C to 30°C25°C to 30°C11°C to 20°C15°C to 25°C3°C to 6°C
August10°C to 28°C24°C to 28°C10°C to 19°C14°C to 24°C2°C to 6°C

Winter

Compared to other seasons of the year, the winter months are noticeably shorter. On the other hand, winter is not the best season to trek in the Manaslu region due to the long nights and bitterly cold weather. 

The benefits of climbing the Manaslu Circuit in the winter include radiant snow-capped summits and less-traveled, quieter trails—despite certain difficulties.

Winter’s significant snowfall and cold weather make it a less desirable month for high-altitude trekking. It’s quite cold outside right now. In the winter, hypothermia and frostbite are potential cold weather hazards. 

The walking trails are covered in thick snow from the recent significant snowfall, making crampon navigation necessary. The routes are obstructed or covered in snow at this time of year, making the Larkya La Pass more difficult to traverse.

For the winter walk in Manaslu, you might need to pack a tent, sleeping bags, and all the necessities because the majority of teahouses and stores are closed. 

Winter offers bright days and mainly clear skies despite the chilly weather, making snow-covered mountains a breathtaking backdrop. You can be in awe of the high Himalayan landscapes’ captivating white tones.

Temperature in Winter

MonthTemperature RangeLower RegionsUpper Regions
Day NightDay Night
December5°C to 15°C5°C to 13°C-5°C to 5°C-3°C to 10°C-10°C to 0°C
January0°C to 10°C0°C to 10°C-10°C to 0°C-5°C to 5°C-13°C to -5°C
February5°C to 15°C6°C to 15°C-5°C to 5°C0°C to 10°C-8°C to 0°C

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