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via Manaslu Base Camp side trek (3 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Samagaon and Manaslu Base Camp

Difficulty: strenuous
via Manaslu Base Camp

High above Samagaon, this day hike follows a ridge overlooking the clear blue lake of Birendra Tal with panoramic views across the valley. It’s a strenuous climb that offers rewarding views during the ascent to the basecamp of the world's 8th highest peak.

Weather Conditions in March

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March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Manaslu Base Camp at 4500 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 6.4°C (44°F) and lows down to -10.6°C (13°F) at Manaslu Base Camp.

via Manaslu Base Camp Side trek
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Sun Mar 1 (day 1)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Samagaon

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Highlights: Punggen Gompa and Samagaon
Difficulty: moderate
This tiny monastery at the foot of Manaslu makes up in location for what it lacks in size. The day trip from Samagaon to Punggen Gompa offers spectacular views of the mountain. Images from via Punggen Gompa Side Trek

Mon Mar 2 (day 2)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in March.

Manaslu Base Camp

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Samagaon

Rating: | 3 reviews
Highlights: Punggen Gompa and Samagaon
Difficulty: moderate
This tiny monastery at the foot of Manaslu makes up in location for what it lacks in size. The day trip from Samagaon to Punggen Gompa offers spectacular views of the mountain. Images from via Punggen Gompa Side Trek

Tue Mar 3 (day 3)

by Petr (Czech Republic) on Nov 26, 2019

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal, via Tsum Valley, via Punggen Gompa, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

Base camp was truly amazing as well as good for acclimatisation

by Renae (Australia) on Oct 28, 2019

Around Manaslu via Punggen Gompa and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

We loved this side trip! Great for acclimatisation and for a challenge. It is a long day so start early and take a packed lunch and snacks. Well worth the effort and the views on the way up.

by Lily (USA) on Dec 2, 2018

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp led by Phurwa Sherpa

Spectacular, so glad we did it!

by David (New Zealand) on Nov 6, 2018

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp led by Dawa Sherpa

The day we went to the Monastery (rather than Base Camp) was a day of celebration. We met the Monks who had come to pray and it was a very surreal experience surrounded by the snow covered high peaks whilst listening to the incantations. Beautiful spot.

by Morten (Sweden) on Oct 8, 2018

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Manaslu Base Camp, and via Punggen Gompa led by Phurwa Sherpa

by Joel (Canada) on Jun 4, 2018

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp led by Ang Rita Sherpa

If possible I would recommend a day trip to Manaslu base camp. It is not only a great way to acclimatize as it follows the climb high sleep low rule but is also amazing to see where a push for the summit of Manaslu all begins. Although the peaks are intimidating from the teahouse villages, seeing the peak from base camp really puts into perspective how massive the mountains truly are.

by Michael (Australia) on Feb 15, 2020

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal and via Punggen Gompa led by Bijaye Gurung

Amazing views of the base of Manslue, this area is really special and the scenery is like nothing else on the Manaslu trek.

by Petr (Czech Republic) on Nov 26, 2019

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal, via Tsum Valley, via Punggen Gompa, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

Truly spectacular. Wow

by Renae (Australia) on Oct 28, 2019

Around Manaslu via Punggen Gompa and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

This is a nice cruisy side trip that is good for acclimatisation. We took a packed lunch and picnicked before coming back down.

by Morten (Sweden) on Oct 8, 2018

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Manaslu Base Camp, and via Punggen Gompa led by Phurwa Sherpa

by Michael (Australia) on Feb 15, 2020

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal and via Punggen Gompa led by Bijaye Gurung

Amazing views of the base of Manslue, this area is really special and the scenery is like nothing else on the Manaslu trek.

by Petr (Czech Republic) on Nov 26, 2019

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal, via Tsum Valley, via Punggen Gompa, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

Truly spectacular. Wow

by Renae (Australia) on Oct 28, 2019

Around Manaslu via Punggen Gompa and via Manaslu Base Camp led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

This is a nice cruisy side trip that is good for acclimatisation. We took a packed lunch and picnicked before coming back down.

by Morten (Sweden) on Oct 8, 2018

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Manaslu Base Camp, and via Punggen Gompa led by Phurwa Sherpa