Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018 | 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 October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Punggen Gompa at 3870 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 12.2°C (54°F) and lows down to -1.8°C (29°F) at Punggen Gompa.

via Punggen Gompa Side trek
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Thu Oct 25 (day 1)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

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

Fri Oct 26 (day 2)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Punggen Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

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

Sat Oct 27 (day 3)

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

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 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.