Manaslu Region trek in Winter

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Generally, there is four season in Nepal, Autumnspringsummer, and winter. Among these four seasons, winter is the ideal for trekking in Nepal. Most of the travelers from the different part of the world may get confused on this topic that which period of time is the best to trek in Nepal. Undoubtedly, the winter season is the best season for trekking in Nepal due to favorable weather factor. Winter season falls under the month from September to December. September, October, November, and December these four months are trekking and peak climbing seasons in Neal. During these months the views of hills and mountains are glittering to watch. The weather is really good as there is no any chances of rainfall and trekking can be completed successfully. Winter trek in Nepal has their own charm and attraction.

One of the most recommended trekking destination of Nepal during the winter season is Manaslu trek. Winter season is ideal season to experience the beauty of Manaslu region. Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world which is located at the elevation of 8156 meters. Thus untouched trekking trail of Manaslu offers splendid views of panoramic peaks like Manaslu itself, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and many other small peaks. Considered as one of the best adventure trekking destinations of Nepal, this trek offers stunning landscapes and passes, beautiful alpine valleys, varieties of bio-diversity and natural beauty. Likewise in 1998 Manaslu conservation Area was declared by the government since then numerous specious of flora and fauna can be explored in this trek. That’s why to explore this region a special permit is required which has to be issued by the government. The special itinerary is designed for those who are keen to explore the Himalayan adventure of Manaslu region.

This newly opened trekking route has a lot of offers for the trekkers. During winter season this trekking route will be a bit busy than usual. While trekking in the winter season in Manaslu, early September may occur few rainfalls but as rainfall stops bright sunshine will follow with crystal clear views. But after the end of September to late December, there are no any chances of rainfall at all. Trekkers can find this trekking in winter worthy than their effort. Hard hitting treks are rewarded by breathtaking views of Manaslu region. So, hurry up and by choosing preferable itinerary at fair cost don’t miss this adventurous trekking in Manaslu incoming winter.

Weather and climate in Manaslu region 
The weather is really favorable one while trekking in Manaslu during the winter season. The monsoon season is about to end in starting of September month. The skies are pretty clear in winter with bright sunshine which lets trekkers enjoy the best views of sparkling snowcapped peaks. Few rainfalls may occur in the month of September but it does not last long. Then, October temperature is at its best, it is very moderate. In November it is quite cold in higher elevation areas whereas lower elevation it is very cool. But in December the temperature rises in the freezing zone in higher altitude areas.

How to get Manaslu region 
To trek to Mansalu, it may take 14-22 days which also depends on the season. In the winter season, there are no any chances of rain so this trek may go according to the designed itinerary of 16-17 days. This Himalayan adventure trek to Manaslu begins fromSetiKhola. Then from sotiKhola trail is followed by MaccheKhola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, and finally Mansalu base camp. While returning back the trail leads us via Larke La pass (5160 m) and ends in Tal. From Tal, trekkers will directly drive towards Kathmandu. During the trail, trekkers are rewarded by incredible views of peaks and natural beauty. The trail off beaten so, trekkers who want to explore remote trail then this trek is best for them.

People and culture and Manaslu Region
Manaslu is situated near to the Tibetan border of the upper Himalayan region. So most of the people of this region follow the tradition and culture of Tibetan people. Mainly two ethnic group people are inhabited in this region; Nubri and Tsum. Gurung is the main ethnic group who are settled in the central hill of this region. Almost all the ethnic group of this region follow Buddhism and the region is dotted by old monasteries, mani walls, and small chortens. They have their own unique lifestyle which is totally different from others.

Manaslu trek Difficulties
Manaslu trek is not that much difficult for regular trekker or climbers. People may be wondering about the Manaslu Trek difficulty but those who have previous trekking experience they may find this route easy. Inexperienced trekkers must be physically and mentally sound to trek this route. This is physically demanding trek, so beginners may find it a bit difficult.

Trekking permit for Manaslu Region  
$ 10 per day per person if in case of more than 7 days. Most of the trekking permit cards are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara.US As Manaslu was established as Conservation Areas in 1998, this region was restricted by government and government-issued permit card which comes in to play for trekking in Manaslu region. Trekking permits are issued only for groups no any individual can get trekking permit. In winter season September-November the permit card costs USD $ 70 per person per week and