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Weather in Manaslu Trek Nepal

Author: Himalayan Trekkers20 Mar 2020
Weather in Manaslu Trek Nepal

Weather in Manaslu Trek is often a subject of the question for people thinking of trekking in Manaslu circuit. Due to the high altitude of Manaslu trek at about 5213 meters, the weather can get quite unpredictable up there.

So, if you are thinking of trekking to this region with an incredible Manaslu peak with a height of 8156 meters, you have to be a wise traveler and look up the history of weather in Manaslu Trek.

Manaslu Trek is one of the pristine and quiet treks in Nepal with quickly changing weather attributes like humidity, breezes, sunny instants, rains, cloudy moments etcetera. The time of the year you decide to visit Manaslu Circuit highly affects the weather that you have to withstand during your time in Manaslu Trek.

Be sure to choose the best time for Manaslu Trek so that you can have the perfect amalgamation of magnificent panoramas of the mountains as well as the jungles.

Seasonal facts and Weather of Manaslu Region

  • Autumn months 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 most rainfall.

As Manaslu trek is positioned in high elevation, the abruptly changing temperature and the weather is not new news. This further has a higher meaning as the change in weather brings different news aspects to the vegetation and landscapes there.

The 4 prime seasons of Nepal experiences the following weather in Manaslu Treks.

Spring season in Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Circuit during the spring season is favored by the weather as well as stunning views. Spring season i.e. March, April, and May are times when for the rhododendrons and other stunning flowers to blossom and make the trekking trails more pleasant and redolent than ever.

The following are the highlights of the weather in the spring season. 

  • The daytime on Manaslu trek during summer is quite warm while the night is still cold.
  • March is still cold in Manaslu trek and the higher altitude even experiences temperature drops up to -6 degrees during March night.
  • The Manaslu Trek temperature ranges from 7 degrees to 18 degrees during day time and the night time temperature can range from -6 to 6 degrees during night time.
  • The spring weather of Manaslu Trek is quite steady with clear views.

Summer season

Summer/Monsoon is characterized by rainy months of June, July, and August. Manaslu Circuit Trek's difficulty is higher during this season due to the heavy rainfall and slippery trails. Summer is one of the off-seasons for Manaslu trek due to its unfavorable weather.

The weather highlights of summer in Manaslu trek are-

  • The temperature ranges from 12 degrees to 25 degrees during day time and drops as low as 8 degrees during night time in Manaslu trek.
  • Weather in Manaslu Trek during June mainly witnesses heavy rainfall.
  • At the lower altitude of the Manaslu Circuit trek, the temperature is higher up to 30 degrees.

Autumn Season

The Autumn season makes the trails of Manaslu Circuit trek even more beautiful and alluring. All over Nepal, this season starts with September and ends with November. The temperature and weather of Manaslu trek during the trek is highly analogous to that of Spring.

The weather highlights of autumn in Manaslu trek are-

  • The temperature of Manaslu trek during Autumn ranges from 8 degrees to 20 degrees throughout the trek. 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 night time of October and November have cold weather with the temperature dropping below 0 degrees reaching to – 3 degrees.

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 regions in Nepal. Manaslu Trek during this season is characterized by clear blue skies, cold piercing air etcetera.

The weather highlights of summer in Manaslu trek are-

  • During day time the weather in Manaslu trek will be moderate cold in the range of 4 degrees to 12 degrees. However, the night time 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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