Feb 19 - Feb 21, 2019 | Change

via Punggen Gompa side trek (3 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Samagaon and Punggen Gompa

Difficulty: moderate
via Punggen Gompa

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.

Weather Conditions in February

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February has a slightly higher chance of precipitation than January and a slight increase in the chance of clouds, but in general it is typically a very dry month. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 3 days with precipitation in February. The highest point on the trek is Punggen Gompa at 3870 m. During February, expect high temperatures of around 6.2°C (43°F) and lows down to -10.8°C (13°F) at Punggen Gompa.

via Punggen Gompa Side trek
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Tue Feb 19 (day 1)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.8°C (16°F) in February.

Samagaon

Rating: | 1 review
Highlights: Samagaon and Manaslu Base Camp
Difficulty: strenuous
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. Images from via Manaslu Base Camp Side Trek

Wed Feb 20 (day 2)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in February.

Punggen Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.8°C (16°F) in February.

Samagaon

Rating: | 1 review
Highlights: Samagaon and Manaslu Base Camp
Difficulty: strenuous
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. Images from via Manaslu Base Camp Side Trek

Thu Feb 21 (day 3)

Mar 17 - Apr 2, 2019  confirmed

Private trek
2 confirmed trekkers

$416 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
+ $173 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

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 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 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.