Manaslu: a region trek around the world’s eight highest peak Larke La Pass (5106m) situated in the Manaslu region. Manaslu trek is also known as Manaslu circuit trek. It highly recommended circuit trekking region in October (Manaslu CIrcuit Trek in October). October is the busiest month which is recommended highly for trekking and trip. The trek with Tsum Valley as an extension of main trek is very awesome and enjoyable trip. This is the most difficult trek but not worse. This trekking route allows crossing and meeting the Annapurna circuit too.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is possible throughout the year but October is the best month to trek in Manaslu region. The weather is nor excessively hot nor excessively frosty. The view of peaks with snow is flawless. The point of blue sky along greenery of hills beside gives you the best feeling of standing on nature. So, October is the best season or month to visit and trek in Manaslu circuit.
Major trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek
- One of the restricted trekking areas and applied special rules by government
- Scenic drive through dirt roads from Kathmandu
- Traffic free trekking trail
- Plenty of tea houses, tents and foods are optional
- Beautiful Traditional Villages and unique culture
- suspension Bridge crossing Budhi Gandaki River
- Diverse Vegetation
- Crossing Larkya La pass with an elevation of 5215m.
- Views of mountain towering over than 8000 meters
- Breathtaking views of glaciers
- Flawless mountains and snow peaks
- Best view point of the region
- Mountain views of Himchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal and other mountains
- Visiting remote area certain with local culture
Benefits of Manaslu Circuit Trek in October
October is a month of autumn season. It ends the monsoon. The previous monsoon in the region ends the dusts on the air which makes the scene clear in the circuit. You can view the stunning sunny Himalayas with snow capped from along the distance clearly. The green hills with blue sky give you the best feeling of nature. The mountains views are seen flawlessly due to loss of dust in the air. The region becomes free from pollution which also does not affect the health. The scenic views from the highest points make you to proud for coming for the trip.
Climate leading towards to the autumn have fine weather condition. There is less chance of having yourself in rainy season. The weather lead you nor hot nor cold. It gives you moderate climate to walk and hike in the hills as well as mountains. The October has moderate climate. Ideal climate helps and encourage you to the trekking and your aiming. It is most important factor for succession the trek. If the climate is not ideal than you may have problem on the trek, you couldn’t complete the trek within the fixed dates. You may fall sick and stubborn. Thus, choose October for your trekking plan to trek in ideal climate.
Festival Month in Nepal
October is the festival month in Nepal. The major festivals of Hinduism people of Nepal fall in this month respectively. The major festivals like Dashain and Tihar take place during October. You will get a chance to be a part of festival if you visit Nepal in October. It is a pleasant month surrounding with festivals. You will find a feel of happiness with festival in this time. The monasteries and gumba, temples, residences are cleaned and decorated with colors, lights and flowers. Be a part of festival and visit Nepal in October. Manaslu Circuit Trek in October would be more enjoyable due to this.
Interacting with Diverse group of trekkers
October is the busiest season of trekking. Diverse trekkers heads ahead for Manaslu Circuit Trek in October. There you will get a chance to meet different new people and introduce with them. You can increase your communication level from trekkers to trekkers, people to people and country to country. You will be able to interact with diverse group of people and trekker. One can share your experience and ideas of trekking you have done and you are going to do. It will be really helpful for you.
Things to Consider while Trekking towards Manaslu Circuit
Proper Gearing Up
The most important thing to consider while trekking towards Manaslu Circuit Trek in October is gearing up properly. You should be preparing properly yourself. Be sure you pack all the necessary equipments for your trip. The first important is that pack your clothes according to the three layer basis. Inner layer, insulation layer and outermost layer are three parts of basis of your clothes. Your outermost layer should be windproof. It will protect you from water, wind and snow in the Himalayas. Pack sunglasses and hats to be safe from UV sun rays. For proper package make your list of packages and start packing in your bag.
Guides and Porters
It is necessary to inform every trekker that guides, porters are important for the trek. They can ensure you the safe trails and safe paths. Porter helps you to carry out your baggage. It gives you relief from your burden. Our Nepal Trekking gives you a porter for every two trekkers. The experienced guide can suggest you the safe resting stops and teahouse on the way. They know about the cheap and expensive, well and unknown teahouses. They can suggest you the better and suitable one. Guides can book the hotels in advance in October as it is the busiest season. If you hire them they can inform you about the flora and faunas. Be relax we will offer you the proper experienced and professional guides and porters which will also help trekkers to interact with local villages people and traditions.
If you are planning for the trek in Manaslu Circuit trek in October be sure you are prepared well. There are some difficulties in the trail. You may face responsibilities and difficulties during the trekking period. You should have an ability to walk 5-6 hours per day. Though, don’t lose your hope. Nothing is impossible.
A travel insurance policy to cover any theft or any loss of money is the best idea to trek over the Nepal. You should choose a policy that covers medical with emergency services, helicopter rescues and more. There are wide facilities in the list check and you should insurance your name carefully. Some policies may also exclude dangerous activity. Most of the medical treatment must be paid at the time of delivery treatment time in Nepal. Some of the insurance company does not claim your emergency payment upfront. In such cases, remember to ask the amount later.
Difficulties during Manaslu Circuit Trek
Difficulty in finding Lodges and Tea-house
As October is best season to trek over the Langtang valley, huge number of trekkers’ visits in Langtang region. Most of the tea-houses and lodges get booked earlier by diverse group of trekkers while Manaslu Circuit Trek in October. There will be problem if you couldn’t get lodges in time. It will be better if you inform your Travel Company or guide to book the lodges or teahouses earlier. Sometimes you also have to share your room with other group of trekkers of same sex.
There will be the altitude problem for the weak people. People who haven’t previous experience may have major problem. Though we have to trek at the altitude to 5106m many of the trekkers may face altitude sickness. This is the major difficulty for the altitude base camp trek for Manaslu circuit trek. There are many altitude variations in ascending and descending trekking trails.
As you are trekking towards the mountainous rock base camp, it becomes really difficult part. The trekking paths are not well developed till. You should face many difficulties in path as well. Somewhere you may found rocky way also. So prepare well to avoid this problem.
Permit and Fees
Special Trekking Permit Rules for Manaslu Circuit Trek
- From September to November US$ 70 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
- The price is bit expensive in the seasonal months comparing with others. In December-August it charges US $50/Week per son. After a week it needs US $7/day per person.
- The checkpoint for getting in is in Jagat and For out is at Dharapani.
Group Size for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Our price term is decided according to the group size of people. We can organize the trekking with minimum 2 people and maximum 12 for Manaslu Circuit Trek in October. It will be easier to you if you have your group. If you are solo traveler the price will be bit expensive. Trekking in group costs low price individually. The more number of trekker, the less you should pay.
Packaging list 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)
Toiletries and personal hygiene:
- Quick drying towel
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Book for reading
- Trekking trail map
- Travel game for leisure activities (chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards)
- Plug adapter
- Lightweight pillow case
- Valid passport
- Photocopies of passport
- 2 extra passport size photos
- Airline tickets
- Visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
- Proof of insurance
- Some cash