Manaslu Circuit Trek in November

Manaslu Circuit Trek in November

Manaslu Circuit Trek in November is the perfect trekking trail route in the session throughout the whole year. Trekking in Nepal in November is the best trekking months which include one of the trekking trails along Manaslu massif. Manaslu circuit trek held you towards the huge Himalayan trail trekking.

If you are thinking for trek of Manaslu Region then November is the best month which offers you the perfect trekking moments. November which is the end of autumn season gives you the awesome glimpse on trek. It is perfect time for trekking even though it starts being cold and drier. You will wonder about the temperature and weather you get in the trek during November. Also Manaslu Circuit is also the best trekking trail routes among all being crowded.

Manaslu the world eight highest mountain trekking is not just a simple thing to carry on in mind. But the trek carries on difficult when you don’t get chance to enjoy and feel the nature. Though, Manaslu Circuit Trek in November offers you the perfect time for weather and temperature with fresh full airs, cultures and traditions of local people on the way, serene views of Himalayas, sunrises and sunset, clear sky, crystal clear views  of mountains and amazing nature. It reliefs your pains and tiredness along the path and gives glimpse to your trip.

Thus, we suggest trekkers for the trek in November for the perfect time and all about. Trekking in Manaslu in November is consider as the peak month season for the trekkers. Huge numbers of trekkers in this time visits Nepal for the trekking in Manaslu region.

Highlights of Manaslu Trek in November

Manaslu Circuit
  • Kathmandu Cultural Tour
  • Scenic Mountain Drive from Kathmandu along hills and dirt roads
  • Beautiful traditional villages along unique cultures
  • The great deal of insights with Tibetan and Nepalese local people
  • Crossing Larkya La Pass Which is one of the highest pass of the world within the elevation of 5153m
  • Exotic Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Stunning mountain views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Annapurna and many others
  • Interaction with Tibetan culture of Nuri people bordering to Tibet
  • Unspoiled nature
  • The jaw dropping natural beauty of green forests, rivers, flora and fauna of the region
  • The eco friendly people rich with their culture and traditions.

Temperature and weather condition of Manaslu Region in November

Temperature of Manaslu in November
Temperature of Manaslu in November

The November is arguably the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek. November is the ending month of the autumn season. The temperature becomes neither too hot nor too cold. It ranges on average which makes you easier to hike or trek. The blue skies and views of Himalayas are seen clearly on the near eyes. The previous season of monsoon clears away the atmospheres dust and makes environment clean. It gives you the ideal time to climb the peaks also. The trails will be full of people and trekkers of many countries than in other months because it is a peak time of whole year. There are different ideal conditions for going for trek in November including its stable weather and temperature.

You can view the clear skies and snow peaked mountains. There you can feel like cold breeze during the morning and evening. During day you will be hiking in warm temperature with fresh air. Trekkers can experience even cold climate in late November because the arrival of the winter season. You can expect the cold and dry temperature. The temperature in this month falls down to freezing point too.

Attraction of Manaslu Circuit Trek in November

Crowded Trails

November is popular month for trekking in Manaslu region. This is the months from post monsoon and pre- start of the winter. So, weather will be very moderate and adjustable. During this month trail will be packed as it is considered as the best month for the trekking in Manaslu region. Thus, you will get to interact with many people and their experience. Trekking Manaslu Circuit in November is the best option.

Serine view

Manaslu Seriene View
Manaslu Seriene View

The air will be clean and fresh out from the atmosphere due to the previous monsoon months.  We will experience the amazing breathing air on the atmosphere. The last month monsoon will left some green and serine vegetation. During this month you can have the magnificent Himalayas closer view.  You may get the glimpse of the yak herding in the green grass land which is one of the attractions of the trip. The clean and green surrounding is the best highlight of trekking Manaslu Circuit in November.

Fewer Chances of Flight Delays and Cancellation

Weather condition during this month is very stable and clear so, there is very less chance of the flight delays and cancellation. This is also the main factor that attracts many tourists during this month for trekking in Manaslu region.

Dry season

It is among the dry season of the year with least chances of rainfall. So, you do not have to fear of getting wet or slipping off the trail during this time. You can do the day trekking in light shorts or cotton clothes without taking the burden of warmer jackets or raincoats.

Things to consider while trekking in Manaslu Circuit in November

Crowded routes

Since it is a peak time for Manaslu Circuit Trek, you may find hundreds of fellow trekkers walking with you. This may result in crowds on the trek route.

Sometimes, you may not get to click the best pictures in special places because of the heavy traffics. So, it is better to look for alternate ways if you want to enjoy the crowd-free trek.Or, you can start your trek early in the morning before others usually set-off for the trek.

Fewer choices for food and accommodation

With the increasing number of trekkers, the teahouses en route remain packed every day. So, once you are in the trail you have very limited choices for food and accommodations.

Instead of bargaining, you may have to adjust with what they have to offer. So, we recommend you not to forget to pre-book for the food and accommodation.

Snowy trails

In the first two weeks of November, you will enjoy the hotter days with chilly nights and mornings on the trek route. But towards the end of the month, you will start to witness the arrival of winter.

The base camps and the trails in higher altitudes start to get covered in snow. You may have to put on extra warm layers long with the crampons in your shoes.

So, you must be very careful not to slip off in the snow.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is quite a common problem everyone experiences as s/he starts ascending the heights above 3000 meters. In this trek, you will be gaining the maximum height of 4000m meters at the Base Camp. Plus, the cold may affect your respiration in the higher altitudes. So, you have chances of getting altitude sickness.

If you notice symptoms like nausea, headache, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, and lethargy immediately inform your guide. And opt for the appropriate preventive measures.

Budget Management

When the altitude rises, then it challenges to budget too. The cost of food, facilities and accommodation increases along increasing in altitude. So, we suggest you to carry extra money for the trip. It avoids the budget problem.

Manaslu Trekking Permits in November

Permits are the most important things while trekking in Nepal. You need permit for every region you are going to travel or trek. Permits are checked in many checking points of travelling. If you are found without the permits than you will be punishing according to the Nepal Government law or you need to make emergency permit with extra fine cost.

For Manaslu Circuit trek you have to arrange trek through a government authorized trekking company with a licensed guy. The trekking permit costs USD 70 per person for first week and USD 10 per person for extra after 7 days. From September to November it costs USD 50 for 7 days for per person and after 7 days USD 7 per person.

Extra two permits are also equally important i.e. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit which cost NPR 2000 per person and next is MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) which costs NPR 2000 per person.

Accommodation for Manaslu Circuit Trek in November


November is the peak month for trekking in Nepal. Most of the tea houses will stay open for business. The tea houses on the trails will witness a large number of trekkers during this month.

You definitely need to pre-book your rooms for avoiding the problems later. You may have to camp or even move on to the next village for accommodations.

Travel Insurance for Manaslu Circuit Trek in November

Most of the travel agencies will not accept you if you don’t have travel insurance. You should get travel insurance before you go trekking anywhere in the world. You should do this from your home country. Having travel insurance is a must. Make sure you have a travel insurance that covers treks to Nepal including high altitude treks like Manaslu Circuit Trek. You should get insurance that includes emergency evacuation and rescue. Also, be sure to check the maximum altitude stated in your insurance policy. Having well-rounded travel insurance is a great safety precaution.

Guides and Porters for Manaslu Circuit Trek in November

The temperature gradually decreases during November. You will need to pack clothes for both cool, summer weather and cold weather. You might also have to take some winter-climbing equipment if you trek during the end of November. A porter is a great help. A porter can help lighten your load leaving you free to explore the trails and villages.

Having a guide in November is a great advantage. They know the trails very well. They can call and help pre-book the best tea houses for rooms and meals. This way you will not have to queue for your meals or worry about getting the best rooms. They can also recommend you the best places for great views, the local festivals that take place in the villages during this month and so on.

Equipments and Supplies for Manaslu Circuit Trek


  • Insulated Jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof Jacket (breathable)
  • Down Jacket
  • Thermal tops
  • Trekking shirts
  • Trekking trousers or pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight thermal trousers
  • Breathable underwears
  • Rain gears

Head and hand

  • Lightweight gloves (inner thermal gloves and outer windproof and waterproof gloves)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Buff, Balaclava or Neck band
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)


  • Hiking socks
  • Woolen socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Hiking sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters

Toiletries and personal hygiene:

  • Quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Lip balm
  • Foot powder
  • Female hygiene products
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll


  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Small daypack for carrying your valuables.
  • Personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Important medicines such as aspirin, anti-diarrhea pills,Anti-headache pills, cough and cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, Stomach antibiotic .
  • Water purification liquid or tablet
  • Earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens
  • Repair tape, Sewing-repair kit
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Digital camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Water bottles (2 litres)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Plastic bags

 Extra Equipments

  • Book for reading
  • Trekking trail map
  • Pod
  • Travel game for leisure activities (chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Plug adapter
  • Lightweight pillow case

Personal Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Photocopies of passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Some cash

Trekking routes in Manaslu


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