Manaslu Climbing Sesaon

27 Mar 2024 Prakash Devkota

Manaslu Climbing Sesaon

The climb of the striking Mount Manaslu at 8,163 meters/26,781 feet is a thrilling and adventurous endeavor that requires careful preparation and consideration of timing and high-altitude conditions. For the challenging ascent of this eight-thousander Peak, spring and autumn stand out as initial choices among the four different seasons for an easy, comfortable, and remarkable journey.

In spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November), the Manaslu region experiences stable weather with milder temperature conditions. A predictable climate with minimal precipitation and clear skies offers optimal climbing conditions, which facilitates a safe and enjoyable ascent. Moreover, overcoming the technical challenges of the Manaslu mountain and navigating the trails are easy and efficient at this time. Despite the peak seasons for trekking and mountaineering, the spring and autumn in the Manaslu Circuit don’t experience as many crowds as in the Everest and Annapurna regions. As the climbers attempting the Manaslu summit are fewer, you can have immersive and peaceful mountaineering experiences.

Join our professionally led Manaslu Expedition this spring (April) and autumn (September) to enjoy a hassle-free adventure. We prioritize your safety above all, with comprehensive measures in place, including medical insurance, experienced licensed guides, and Sherpa porters throughout the trekking and climbing duration. Beside this, we provide you with meals, transportation, and accommodations at the total expedition cost of US$12,500 per person.

Do not miss the opportunity to explore the wonders of the Manaslu region with us. Book our meticulously crafted Manaslu Climbing package today to secure your spot for an adventure you will never forget. We have fixed the starting dates for our upcoming Manaslu Expedition, and we are looking forward to you joining us on this adventure of a lifetime. On the dates of 2024-04-03, 2024-09-03, and 2024-09-21, we will embark on the adventurous journey of climbing Mount Manaslu through the captivating Himalayan landscapes to the top of the world’s eighth-highest mountain.

Manaslu Adventure in Nutshell

Where is Mt Manaslu located?

  • The scenic Manaslu Base Camp trek allows you to explore the unspoiled natural beauty and unaltered cultural richness of the Manaslu region
  • Unforgettable trekking experiences in this wilderness region and less-trodden trails of the Manaslu Circuit
  • Soaking in the diverse, captivating landscapes like verdant hilltops, vibrant forests, pastures, eye-filling streams, cascading waterfalls, glacial valleys, etc., of the remote and secluded Manaslu region
  • Exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Traversing several traditional villages of Gurung, Tamang, and Sherpa on the ascent and descent routes
  • Rest and acclimatization in Bimthang
  • Experiencing the warm welcome, friendly nature, and charming hospitality of the indigenous communities of the Manaslu region
  • Exploring the unique culture, tradition, and day-to-day lifestyle of the mountainous people
  • Crossing the challenging Larkya la Pass (5,106 meters/16,752 feet), the highest point of the trekking journey
  • An ideal choice for a first-time climb of eight-thousander mountain peak
  • Easy climbing of the Peak, which is accessible from different sides
  • Conquering the summit of Manaslu and from its top, marveling at the expansive panorama of the pristine Himalayas, such as Manaslu, Himchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Cheo Himal, Shringi Himal, Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Nemjung, and Kang Guru and other neighboring peaks.

    What to Expect During the Spring and Autumn Odessey of Manaslu

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    Flower Blossoms:

    In spring, you can see the heavily blooming flora, painting the landscapes with vibrant colors. The lower region forests and trekking trails of the Manaslu Circuit are covered with red, pink, white, purple, and blue shades of rhododendrons, along with several other alpine wildflowers like magnolias, orchids, primroses, and more. The colorful blooms of these different flowers create a mesmerizing foreground scenario against the snowy mountains. Hence, the Manaslu journey in spring is an enchanting experience for both nature lovers and thrill seekers.

    Reviving Nature:

    Spring offers the captivating allure of rejuvenating nature, such as budding flowers, the emergence of leaves, bird songs, greener landscapes, and more. While venturing through the spring landscapes of the Manaslu region, the fragrant blossoms of colorful flora mesmerize the climbers/trekkers. In addition, the lush greenery and melodious chirp of numerous birds soak the visitors in tranquility and joy. In spring, you can experience a revitalizing Himalayan environment while trekking in the Manalsu region.

    Visual Splendor:

    Trekking the Manaslu region in spring and autumn is a visual feast for visitors. In spring, the gleaming sunrays filtering through the lush trees that are bursting into bloom present a captivating spectacle. Likewise, the fall foliage of various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown, dominating the trekking trails and Himalayan landscapes, fascinates the trekking journey in autumn. This display of vibrant, captivating colors in nature enriches your overall trekking experience during these beautiful seasons.

    Vibrant Festive Atmosphere:

    The villagers along the route are seen busy during spring and autumn time with farming activities. They harvest the ripened crops and prepare their fields for the next cultivation. Likewise, traditional settlements of local people get busy celebrating several cultural festivals. The widespread lively energy and excitement of the festivities offer visitors to immerse in the rich culture and unique celebration in the remote villages. This festive atmosphere allows you to witness the traditional dances in lively music as local people gather to celebrate important occasions like Buddha Jayanti, Dashain, Tihar, Holi, and many more.

    Pleasant Weather and Temperature:

    Temperature and weather in spring and autumn are mild, stable, and delightful. In pleasant climatic conditions, you can enjoy easy, smooth, and enriched adventuring.

    Warm weather enhances the comfort of trekkers and climbers, reducing the risk of cold-related illness. Nights and mornings are not as cold in spring and autumn as in other seasons. Due to stable climate, rainfall and snow are rare during this time. With less ice and snow accumulation in routes, you can make an easy ascent of the mountain in clean and defined routes.

    Increased Wildlife Activity:

    Due to the favorable weather in spring and autumn, wildlife activity increases, making it easier to spot several species of birds and animals in the Manaslu region. So, during this time, there is a high chance of witnessing wild creatures and birds like the Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Gray Wolf, Assamese Monkey, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Giffron, Blood Pheasant, Golden Eagle, etc. Observing the animals in their natural habitat and insights into their fascinating behaviors enhance your overall adventure experience.

    Unobstructed Views:

    During the spring and autumn seasons, there are no hidden views of the environment. The surrounding mountainous landscapes, important landmarks, and the Himalayas can be observed with enhanced clarity. Due to the dry and fresh atmosphere, the views of the snow-covered mountain peaks are not obstructed by clouds, rain, haze, or snow. Rather, you can marvel at the sharp vista of these majestic Himalayas in crystal clear blue skies.

    Less Climber Traffic:

    How long does it take to climb Mount Manaslu?

    Spring and autumn are the popular seasons for high-Himalayan adventures, attracting numerous trekkers and climbers from around the world. However, the Manaslu region doesnot see huge crowds of travelers compared to other mainstream trekking/climbing destinations such as Everest and Annapurna due to its restricted status. With fewer trekkers, you can avoid congestion, distractions, and interruptions as well as with fewer climbers attempting the summit, you can enjoy a peaceful ascent.

    Extended Daylight Hours:

    Spring and autumn feature long, bright, sunny days. Due to the extensive sunlight period, you will have more time to ascend and descend the Manaslu summit. Also, during the trekking journey, you can enjoy a leisurely walk over the twists and turns of the mountainous trails and terrains.

    Longer days allow for a thorough exploration of the grandeur of the high Himalayas and reach the destination on time (before getting dark). Plus, you will get ample time for proper acclimatization in extended hours. Bright sunshine contributes to excellent lighting conditions for the best visibility of captivating landscapes and a convenient summit push.

    Less Avalanches Risk:

    Avalanches are less frequent in spring and autumn compared to the winter and monsoon seasons. Even if the avalanche occurs unexpectedly, the risks associated with it are relatively less. Due to the reduced frequency and risk of avalanches, you can enjoy a safer and more enjoyable climb of the Manaslu mountain during this time.

    As the possibility of avalanches is less, the likelihood of encountering potential accidents like being buried, swept away, or injured is minimized. As a result, you feel more secure during the ascent and descent of the Peak and ensure confident, faster, and smooth navigation of the routes.

    Better Climbing Conditions:

    Spring and autumn offer climbers the best weather, route, and environmental conditions for climbing. Weather is clear during this time, with warmer temperatures and reduced snowfalls, high winds, and avalanches, which are ideal for peak climbing.

    Additionally, these seasons provide clearer route conditions, with numerous climbers attempting the summit of Manaslu. As the climbing routes are well-marked by the previous expeditors, the navigation, and ascent are easier by following the established trails.

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    Manaslu Climbing Seasons – Weather and Temperature

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    Spring and autumn present bright sunny days, clear blue skies, mild weather, dry trails, exposed Himalayan views, colorful vegetation, and a warm temperature. Due to these favorable conditions, spring and autumn are the chosen seasons for the mass of trekkers/climbers visiting the Manaslu Circuit.

    The radiant sun rays gradually disperse every bit of mountain haze, providing you with a spectacular vision of the Himalayan surroundings. You can enjoy the stunning vistas of the breathtaking snow-clad Himalayas, including Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, and many other surrounding peaks at utmost visibility, contrasting with the cloudless blue skies.

    Moreover, with clear skies, dry weather, and clean air during this period, you can enjoy a worthwhile time catching the phenomenal vista of rolling hills, lush valleys, meadows, waterfalls, and other captivating landscapes even from the farthest distance. With the ample sunlight hours of the longer days, you have a slow and relaxed journey by immersing in the magnificent views along the way. The soothing mountain breezes add coolness to the warm sunshine, making the trekking and climbing journey of Manaslu a rewarding and comfortable experience.

    Larkya La, the longest Himalayan Pass within the Manaslu Conservation Area, can be challenging to cross if the weather is not favorable. However, weather stability and comfortable moderate temperatures in spring and autumn allow easy crossing of the Pass. Trails during this time are clean, dry, slipless, and well-marked, making the ascends and descends on the narrow and steep sections of Pass relatively smooth and uncomplicated. Furthermore, temperate weather minimizes the risk related to extreme cold or heat, making the climb of Manaslu easier and more comfortable. Also, the ice and snow accumulation on the steep mountain slopes is less, making the ascent and descent pf the Peak relatively less challenging.

    Here is the temperature range in lower and higher elevations during the trekking and climbing adventure in the Manaslu region.

    Spring Temperatures Autumn Temperatures
    Lower Elevations (upto 2,500-3,000 meters)

    Daytime temperature: 10-25 degrees Celcius

    Nighttime temperature: -5 to 5 degrees Celcius

    Lower Elevations (upto 2,500-3,000 meters)

    Daytime temperature: 18-26 degrees Celcius

    Nighttime temperature: -5 to 5 degrees Celcius

    Higher Elevations (Above 3,000 meters)

    Daytime temperature: 5-15 degrees Celcius

    Nighttime temperature: -10 to -5 degrees Celcius

    Higher Elevations (Above 3,000 meters)

    Daytime temperature: 10-15 degrees Celcius

    Nighttime temperature: -10 to -5 degrees Celcius

    Temperatures decrease more on ascending to the higher elevations. At high altitudes, places over 4,000 meters are chilly. Likewise, at 5,160 meters while crossing the Larkya La Pass, the temperature can plummet to below freezing scale. So, you need to dress in layers and pack warm clothes to remain cozy and comfortable during the colder climates of the alpine regions.

    Food and Accomodation During Manalsu Climbing Seasons – Spring and Autumn

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    Despite the Manaslu region being a less-explored Himalayan trekking destination, several teahouses, guesthouses, and lodges have been established to cater to the needs and preferences of trekkers and climbers. These teahouses/lodges provide the Manaslu visitors with nutritious seasonal meals and comfortable accommodations. During the Manaslu climbing adventure in autumn and spring, you can look forward to a mix of accommodations. During the pre-climbing and post-climbing (trekking), you will enjoy cozy teahouse accommodations along the pristine Manaslu trails. Likewise, during the climbing journey, you will have tent/camping accommodations.

    Mountainside teahouses are simple, with basic amenities. So, you will have a shared room, bathrooms, toilets and dining hall. Beds come with blankets, pillows, and mattresses. You can also opt for luxury forms of accommodation in some well-established hotels with private rooms, internet, and hot showers. However, the prices are relatively higher. Moreover, you can enjoy the same services, like a separate room, a hot water bath, and WiFi, at an additional cost. In teahouses, you will enjoy all three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu items include a variety of traditional food items like dal baht, mushroom soup, momo, chowmein, yak steaks, noodles, thukpa, eggs (boiled, scrambled, fried), flatbread, dhindo, and gundruk, etc., and some well-known Western dishes such as pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. Also, several hot and cold drink varieties, like tea and coffee, milk, fruit juice, etc, are available in teahouses.

    For camping accommodation, our team will arrange all the required amenities and equipment and set up camps at different locations during the climbing journey. Ensuring a healthy, clean, and fresh diet from nutritious ingredients is crucial throughout the expedition. This diet is not just a culinary delight but also a key factor in maintaining high energy levels and a strong mountaineering spirit. So, we provide you with nutritious and healthy packaged food at higher altitude points. We also bring EPI gas and stoves in order to warm the food and beverages.

    What to Pack for the Manaslu Climb in Spring and Autumn

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    During these favorable Manaslu climbing seasons, you can expect particularly dry and stable weather while temperatures are moderate. So you can pack according to the temperate climatic conditions of the seasons. However, cautious and strategic packing is important to ensure safety and comfort throughout the journey. So, here are the required packing lists for the enriching adventure of the Manaslu trek and climb during the spring and autumn seasons.

    Gear and Equipment (Trekking and Climbing)

    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp with spare batteries
    • Climbing harnesses
    • Climbing helmet
    • Ropes
    • Ice axes
    • Carabiners

    Clothing (Head, Hand, Body, and Foot)

    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap or brimmed hat
    • Scarf
    • Liner gloves
    • Insulated gloves
    • Mittens
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight shorts and pants
    • Half/full sleeves T-shirts
    • Sweatproof tops and bottom
    • Down jackets
    • windproof and waterproof Jacket
    • Rain gear (in case of sudden rain)
    • Thermal tops and trousers
    • Moisture-wicking leggings
    • Multiple sets of undergarments
    • Worn-in trekking boots
    • Climbing boots with good grip and compatible with crampons
    • Liner cotton socks
    • Woolen socks
    • Woolen slippers
    • Flip-flops
    • Light trekking shoes

    Personal Care and Toiletries

    • Toilet paper
    • Bathing towel (quick drying)
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Bathing soap
    • Deodorants
    • Moisturizers
    • SPF 50+ sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Wet wipes
    • Hair comb
    • Small mirror
    • Razor
    • Shaving cream and after-shaving lotion
    • Nail clippers

    First Aid Kit Items

    • Pain relievers
    • Antiseptic cream
    • Bandages
    • Sterilize gauze pads
    • Adhesive tapes
    • Antibacterial ointment
    • Small scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Blister treatment
    • Diamox tablets for altitude sickness
    • Insect repellent
    • Thermometer

    Travel Accessories

    • Passport
    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal visa
    • Travel Insurance papers
    • Permits
    • Cash/credit card
    • Smartphone and charger
    • Power bank
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Water bottles
    • Water purifier (drops/tablets)
    • Entertainment set
    • Energy bars
    • Snacks


      Prakash Devkota

      Managing Director and Team Leader

      Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is a well-known entrepreneur with a deep-rooted passion for elevating the tourism industry in Nepal. Due to his dedication, hard work, and hospitable nature, he has established himself as a successful businessman. He also has a great enthusiasm for adventure and social work.

      Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

      His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods. He strongly believes in the power of the tourism industry and is confident that its development can empower the youth and help the economy flourish in the long run.