Manaslu Circuit Trek in October

Manaslu circuit trek in October

Manaslu Circuit Trek in October – this blog will let you know why you should trek around Manaslu in October and what you should know before going for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Lets go!

Nepal is such an awesome place where you can visit any time of year. However, October is something different and hence special. Trekking in Nepal in October is the best option to visit on the floor of the High Himalayas. Shocking panoramas of scenery, the lakes, the icy masses, falling cascades, greenery, floras and faunas are amazing. You will be just capturing the images. And those images will be the perfect thing to share with your friends and family after.

Why trek Manaslu Circuit in October?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek features everything you would want from a classic trek in Nepal comprising beautiful scenery, local people and their ancient culture, epic views of 8 different peaks and Faunas like Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard. Moreover, it is a restricted area trekking in Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in October is amongst the best time to trek. The ideal time of trekking is when “the sun is out and the temperature remains amid at the day”. And, October is an ideal opportunity to get that.

Numerous trekkers trek Manaslu during this time. Hence, you will always have someone to talk with.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather in October

Clear Weather at Manaslu: Captured in October

In Manaslu, the weather remains pretty fine in October. This is the time when the rainy season ends. Hence, there is very less chance of waterfall and heavy winds. Hence, its peak time of trekking in Manaslu. The rain carries all dirt away and the sky very clear so that we can have the best views of stunning snow-capped mountains.

Manaslu in October has a temperature between 13- 25 degree Celcius

Moreover, in October, you can enjoy the biggest festival in Nepal – Dashain and Tihar. A perfect time to observe Nepali Culture and Tradition.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost in October

As mentioned, October is the peak time of trekking. Thus, the cost of accommodation and food increases at this time. So does the permits cost, guide fees and porter charges. At Ammonite Adventures, the Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost is about $1200 with no hidden charges. In overall, this cost will include your food, accommodation, insurance, permits, and other necessary documents.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary for October

The trek route is not affected by the season. However, the following course would be perfect for Manaslu Trek in October. We are flexible with the program. So, you can customize the route as per your interest. This is 12 days Manaslu circuit trekking Itinerary.

Day 1Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Drive)
Day 2Soti Khola to Maccha Khola
Day 3Trekking to Jagat
Day 4Trek to Deng
Day 5Trek to Namrung
Day 6Trek to Sama Gaun
Day 7Sama Gaun to Samdo
Day 8Spend a day in Samdo
Day 9Samdo to Dharmasala
Day 10Dharamsala – Larkye La Pass
Day 11Trek to Tilije
Day 12Trek to Tal
Day 13Tal to Syanje
Day 14Syanje to Kathmandu
What to carry for Manaslu circuit Trek in October

As we will be trekking over 5000m from 700m, so, there will be a change in temperature and oxygen level. In order to make your trip successful, you will certainly need trekking equipment.  So, some required gears to carry for this trek are:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Duffel Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Glasses
  • Warm Globes
  • T-Shirt
  • Walking Stick
  • Shocks
  • Trekking Shoes

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit for October


Manaslu Region is a restricted area of Nepal. You need special restricted area trekking permits in addition to TIMS Card and Manaslu Permit to trek in Manaslu region. Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit will cost US$ 70.00 per week and after 7 days per day per person, US$ 10.00 during September to November and TIMS Card will cost $20. Find details about permits for trekking in Nepal.

How difficult is Manaslu Circuit trek in October?

October is the peak time of trekking. Numerous trekkers trek Manaslu during this time. Hence, you may have some trek difficulty due to lack of proper accommodation, food, lack of proper trekking guide, and lack of trekking gears.

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Mr Krishna Virtakoti is professional trekking buddy. He owns AmmoniteAdveentures and Ammonite is rated as a top travel agency in Nepal. You can ask for any travel queries with him.

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