How to Prepare For Spectacular Manaslu Trek

September 24, 2019

Manaslu Circuit Trekking, also known as Manaslu Trekking, is a restricted area in Nepal. Manaslu Trekking is famous for its wilderness, remote and adventurous trails, friendly people, amazing culture, and breathtaking mountain views.

Trekking around Manaslu requires a determination and right level fitness to face the challenges to accomplish Manaslu trekking successfully. Manaslu Trek is not for the faint-hearted. However, the scenery is breath-taking and absolutely worth the effort.

Here are a few things you need to know about trekking around Mt. Manaslu, one of the eighth highest mountains in the world and other alluring peaks in the Tibetan side:

When Should I Go?

Among four seasons in Nepal, i.e., autumn, winter, spring and summer, autumn is the best time for Manaslu Trekking. Autumn covers September and November. Nepal has the most pleasant atmosphere during autumn.

You can enjoy the spectacular view of mountains with a spotlessly clear sky. The temperature is mild at this time, which makes Manaslu Trekking easier during autumn.

Trekkers also prefer trekking in spring as there is more greenery on the trekking trails. The beautiful rhododendron, waterfalls and the mountains make the trails mesmerizing during spring.

How Is The Weather Of Manaslu?

The most frequent question asked about Manaslu trekking is regarding the weather. The weather in Manaslu Circuit is quite unpredictable as it is located at an altitude of about 5,123 meters.

Weather is never a sure thing; you may experience sunny moments, humidity, rain, winds, all in one day. Being a smart traveler, you must be prepared for all weather.

The temperature rises during the wet season and drops below 0°C during the months of December to February. Uncertain weather is what makes Manaslu trek even more exciting.

How Physically Fit Do I Need To Be?

You need to be physically and mentally prepared to trek above 5000m, but if you have determination and dreams, you are ready to trek.

Manaslu Trekking is full of uneven terrain and rocky trails; it’s essential to train yourself to get used to walking on uneven surfaces. Training is the best way to get yourself ready for the tour.

You should train a couple of months before your Manaslu trek. Some of the training that you must go through is strength and endurance training, cardiovascular fitness, and mental preparation.

What Is Accommodation Like?

Manaslu is a restricted area of Nepal, so there are no luxurious hotels. You can find tea-houses and lodges. These teahouses are run by the local people, so one gets the chance to indulge in the local culture.

Accommodation is not a problem in Manaslu as the trail is not crowded so you can comfortably accommodate in tea-houses.

Food will be available at the places you stay, the menu will be limited, but it will be absolutely authentic.

What Do I Need To Bring?

Trekking with lots of stuff is challenging, porters will be available, but you still have to carry a backpack with your valuable belongings. Only pack those things that are necessary.

Here are a few essential things that you must carry:

  • 1.Documents
  • 2.Clothes (down jacket, waterproof jacket, gloves, socks, woolen cap)
  • 3.Sleeping bag.
  • 4.Rucksack
  • 5.Medicines
  • 6.Toiletries
  • 7.Torch lights, power bank, personal camera, glasses

About The Author
Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places. Since 2000, she has been working as a trekking guide for
Green Society Adventure, a reputed travel agency in Nepal and has trekked with many nationals along the plains, hills, and Himalayas of Nepal. Get in touch with her to talk about travels at aksharika[@]greensocietyadventure.com

Kevin Smith

About the Author

Kevin Smith

Ahoy there! The name’s Kevin Smith, the proprietor of this little travel and outdoors blog. The outdoors has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid as my parents were avid campers themselves. They taught me everything I know when it comes to camping, hiking etc. and I would like to do my part by imparting my know-how to like-minded individuals who enjoy the same hobby as me. I started this website in the hopes of helping other people when it comes to answering questions, giving tips and recommendations focusing on the camping niche. Along with some close friends of mine, we are here to help you make the most out of your outdoor experience. Enjoy your stay and enjoy the wild side!

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