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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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Tue Mar 26 (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

Wed Mar 27 (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: | 1 review
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

Thu Mar 28 (day 3)

Mar 27 - Apr 10, 2019  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp (15 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Private trek
2 confirmed trekkers

$375 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $156 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

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 Morten (Sweden) on Oct 8, 2018

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

by Morten (Sweden) on Oct 8, 2018

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