Weather in Manaslu Trek Circuit

Mar 19, 2020 3 Minutes
Weather in Manaslu Trek Circuit

The weather at Manaslu Trek Circuit is often a matter of concern if you are planning to trek in Manaslu. Due to the altitude of the Manaslu Circuit (5,213 meters), the weather can get quite unpredictable there.

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit offers you magnificent views of the incredible Manaslu Peak (8,156 meters), and knowing a little about the climate of the region can make your hike not so awkward.

The Manaslu region is one of the pristine and peaceful places in Nepal with rapidly changing climatic attributes such as humidity, breeze, sunny moments, rain, cloudy moments, etc.

The time of year you decide to visit greatly affects the weather you must endure during your stay on Manaslu Trek. So, we must make sure to choose the best time for Manaslu Circuit so that we can have the perfect combination of magnificent views of mountains, landscape, jungle panoramas, and a sense of joy while being in nature.

Seasonal facts and Weather of Manaslu Region

  • Autumn i.e. September, October, and November have nice average temperatures
  • The wettest month is July and the driest is December
  • The warmest month is May and the coldest month is January.
  • Generally, July and August experience the most rainfall.

As the Manaslu Circut trekking route takes its way at a higher altitude, the abrupt change in temperature and weather also brings different novel aspects to the vegetation and landscapes there.

The four main seasons of Nepal experience the following weather on Manaslu Trek.

Spring in Manaslu Trek

The Manaslu circuit during the spring season is favored by the weather and the breathtaking views. The spring season, meaning March, April, and May, are times when rhododendrons and other dazzling flowers bloom and make trekking trails more enjoyable and fragrant than ever.

The following are the highlights of weather in Spring

  • Quite warm while the night is still cold.
  • Cold in March and the higher altitude even experiences temperature drops up to -6 degrees during the night.
  • Temperature ranges from 7 to 18 degrees during the day and from -6 to 6 degrees at night.
  • Offer quite steady with clear views.

Summer in Manaslu Circuit

The summer/monsoon is characterized by the rainy months of June, July, and August. The trek difficulty is higher during this season due to heavy rains and slippery trails. Summer is one of the low seasons we recommend trekking to the Manaslu circuit due to its unfavorable climate.

The weather highlights of summer in Manaslu

  • The temperature ranges from 12 to 25 degrees during the day and drops as low as 8 degrees during the night.
  • June witnesses heavy rainfall.
  • At the lower altitude, the temperature may rise higher up to 30 degrees.

Autumn in Manaslu

The fall season makes the trails of the Manaslu circuit even more beautiful and attractive. Across Nepal, this season begins in September and ends in November. The temperature and climate of the Manaslu hike during the hike are very analogous to that of the spring.

The weather highlights of Autumn (fall)

  • The temperature ranges from 8 to 20 degrees overall, however, the night can be a bit cold with temperature even dropping to around 0 degrees
  • Busy trails due to the enjoyable weather of the trails.
  • The nights of October and November can have cold weather with the temperature dropping below 0 degrees up to –3 degrees and above.

Winter in Manaslu Trek

Winter can get a bit hard on the Manaslu circuit due to the harsh biting cold months. The months of December, January, and February are when winter will prevail in this trek or any other region in Nepal. Manaslu Trek during this season is characterized by clear blue skies and cold piercing air.

The weather highlights of Winter

  • The days will be moderately cold with temperatures ranging from 4 degrees to 12 degrees. And nights will be extremely cold as the temperature can drop as low as -10 degrees centigrade, especially during January.
  • Fogs and mist are likely to make Manaslu Trek in January and other winter months difficult.
  • End of December and throughout January, it’s so cold that the lakes and even some trails are frozen. This time of the year, many tea houses and guest houses at higher altitudes are likely to be closed.

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