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About Manaslu Expedition in Autumn

Mount Manaslu, also referred to as "Kutang," is the eighth-highest mountain in the world, rising 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level. It is lodged in the Mansiri Himal in the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central region of the country. Manaslu got its name from the Sanskrit term "Manasa," which denotes "intellect," "soul," or Mountain of the Spirit. Manaslu expedition in autumn is one of the most sought destinations by many climbing enthusiasts from all over the globe.

The Manaslu region's expedition and trekking routes are among the popular climbing and trekking destinations in Nepal. Thousands of people flock to this territory to traverse the untrodden trails and climb Mount Manaslu every year. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in this vicinity.

As you journey through the emerald-green forest, you can see a variety of unusual plant and animal species like the Himalayan Blue Pine, Rhododendron, Red Pandas, and Snow Leopard. Gurung, Nubri, and Tsum people make up the majority of the population in this region. You get to enjoy these people's gracious hospitality.

Manaslu is one of the more demanding peaks above 8000 meters to climb, although it is one of the simpler ones. It isn't as challenging so, you can accomplish the climb with a lot of determination. You will need both technical and physical training to finish this climb. Compared to other summits higher than 8000 meters, the technical section in the Manaslu summit is smaller.

The rate of successful ascent for Manaslu is higher. Since you'll be climbing above 4000 meters, you must be cautious about altitude sickness. Climbers must therefore be in good physical and mental health. You will go through the picturesque countryside, woodlands, and valleys during the Manaslu expedition. You can see other breathtaking peaks along the road, including Himalchuli, Saula, Langpo, Ngadi Chuli, and many others.

Join Outfitter Nepal's autumn Manaslu expedition for the experience of a lifetime! We are currently accepting reservations for our Manaslu Expedition in 2023 and 2024. As part of our Autumn Expedition, you will be accompanied by our knowledgeable mountaineering Sherpas to the top of the difficult Mount Manaslu from the Nepal side. Your safety is our top priority, and we have carefully designed the autumn itinerary with that in mind.

Brief History of the Manaslu Expedition

A Japanese reconnaissance party visited Nepal in 1952. The following year (1953), after setting up a base camp at Samagaon, a group of 15 climbers led by Y. Mita tried to summit the mountain from the east side, but they were unsuccessful. In this first attempt by a Japanese team to reach the summit via the northeast face, three climbers reached a height of 7,750 meters (25,430 ft) before returning. T. Imanishi (of Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (of the Sherpa people) accomplished the first climb of Manaslu on May 9, 1956. The crew was led by Yuko Maki, also known as Aritsune Maki.

In 1954, a Japanese expedition ascended the mountain via the Budi Gandaki path. An enraged group of villagers encountered them at the Samagaon camp. The villagers held that earlier explorations had incited the avalanches that destroyed the Pung-gyen Monastery and cost the lives of 18 individuals. They believed that this had incensed the gods. The team hurried back to Ganesh Himal. They provided a significant contribution to repairing the monastery to quell the anger of the locals.

This "altruistic" act did not decrease the suspicion and hostility toward Japanese expeditions. Even the 1956 expedition, which reached its peak successfully, ran into this obstacle, delaying the next Japanese expedition until 1971.

Similarly, the first ascent by an American was accomplished by Charlie Mace in 1997. There are currently six established routes up the mountain, although the south face is believed to be the hardest. This peak, which ranks fourth most dangerous among 8000m peaks behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2, has seen about one in five climbers die when attempting it.

Route to Manaslu Summit

Many climbers attempt to reach the summit from Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m) by trekking through Samagaun along the Budi Gandaki Valley and then climbing the northeast ridge. You must pass through an arête and several snowy slopes before getting a glimpse of the top. An arête is a narrow saddle or crest in the Himalayas. After crossing the arête, it's a challenging climb to the peak, where you'll undoubtedly enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas you've ever seen.

Manaslu Expedition during Autumn (September, October and November)

The Manaslu expedition makes the most sense during the autumn when tourism is at its zenith in Nepal. In the Manaslu region, autumn is magnificent when the weather is ideal. Additionally, the region includes splendid crisp air, pure blue skies, and expansive views.

Autumn Manaslu expedition means the sight of the silver mountains and the green hilly terrain. Compared to the winters in the high-altitude region, there are moderate temperatures. September through November is considered the autumnal months. These months make attempting the expedition during autumn a beautiful experience.

September for the Manaslu Expedition

Rain is a possibility for travelers, especially in the afternoons and evenings. You will have excellent weather with clear skies and trails starting in mid-September. Thus, the area has packed routes with plenty of hikers. With lush foliage all around, the local wildlife is still active. You can embark on the Manaslu expedition in September.

For most of the year, the region's weather is perfect for trekking and other adventurous activities. The region's average temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Compared to the daytime, the temperature at night can drop as low as -10 to -1 degrees Celsius. Temperatures range from 7°C in upper trails to an average of 21°C in the lower region.

As the month progresses in September, the temperature progressively increases. During the day, the skies are crystal clear and blue, while at night, there may be some overcasts. From nearby vantage points, the region's snow-covered mountains appear breathtaking.

October for Manaslu Expedition

The terrain around Manaslu is acknowledged to be best for mountaineering in October. Trekkers can enjoy stunning views of the silver mountains throughout the lovely Autumn season. In the Himalayan region, the weather is wonderful all month long with clear blue skies.

In October, the region's temperature is still mild. The routes typically have warm days and chilly nights. In the high altitude, the nights and early mornings also become colder.

On the routes leading to base camp, the temperature is normally between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius. The average daytime temperature is between 15 and 16°C. In the evening, especially above 4000m, the temperature might drop to about -1 to -2°C.

In the Manaslu Expedition in October, views of other snow-covered mountains are also very evident. The highlight of the excursion is the bright blue skies and the silver mountains. Also, with numerous festivals like Dashain and Tihar, October is a particularly culturally significant month in the area. Thus, it is a fantastic moment to explore another culture.

November for Manaslu Expedition

November marks the conclusion of the autumnal season in the Manaslu region. It gets quite cold because winter is quickly approaching. You will experience some pretty cold weather, especially later in the month. So, if you want to experience winter, consider planning to go on our Manaslu Expedition in November.

The area will get some snowfall if you choose to travel in the latter half of the month. In the majority of the trail's locations, temperatures can fall far below freezing. It is warm outside, though, especially during the day. An average of 12°C is the temperature in the lower region. You will encounter temperatures between -1 and -3°C as you ascend the path.

In November, the entire region is breathtakingly spectacular. You can explore the natural diversity there and take in the serene, relaxing environment. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the amazing Manaslu Expedition takes place in November.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Springtime is another possible season to accomplish the Manaslu Expedition. The spring months are March, April, and May. The weather, on the other hand, might not be as hospitable as in the autumn. Even if the peak has been attained, it is not as favored as the autumnal months.

Monsoon season (June through August) and winter (December through February) are the expedition's most challenging and unsuccessful months. These seasons, as opposed to autumn, feature the most difficult and variable weather. Therefore, it is believed that autumn is the best time to embark on the Manaslu Expedition.

Manaslu Expedition with Outfitter Nepal

With Outfitter Nepal, experience the exhilaration of climbing Mount Manaslu. We only work with the top Sherpa guides, who are from the Himalayas. Their expertise and years of experience will make your excursion worthwhile, so strive for it.

Your journey will become more like an enlivening adventure than a strenuous climb through Outfitter Nepal. We have carefully tailored the Manaslu itinerary through deliberate intervention and ample acclimatization days. Your happiness and safety are our top concerns. Thus we make sure to fulfil all of your adventure demands. Make the best memory you can by choosing us to organize your autumn Manaslu expedition!

Useful Information

Preparing for the Manaslu Expedition

We hope you have accomplished at least one high-altitude climb anywhere in the world at the elevation of around 6000–7000 meters before embarking on this expedition! The expedition to Manaslu is by no means straightforward. We comprehend the difficulties you may encounter while practising climbing the crevasses via simulation using a ladder.

We recommend you focus on developing your strength, core stability, and endurance. Cardiovascular activities of any kind, including long-distance jogging (10–20 km) three-four times per week, cycling for an hour–two hours, and hiking uphill with 15-20 kg weight are some of the suggested training techniques. For the preparation, we also advise doing some endurance training! We urge you to begin planning at least five or six months in advance.

Difficulty during the Manaslu Expedition

The summit undoubtedly will test your strength and endurance. You should be able to adjust to the altitude with appropriate pre-trip acclimatization, enough hydration, and an acceptable diet, even though breathing will be challenging.

After we leave base camp, the true alpine challenge begins, involving climbing on steep ice and snow terrain. You will spend the next few days getting ready to ascent Manaslu at the base camps. The climbers will stage up and settle in. Manaslu has some of the most challenging and longest climbs ever recorded. Since the climbing path is nestled in a relatively exposed position, there are significant hazards of avalanches and crevasses opening along the summit.

Safety during the Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu's history consisted mainly of sincere, modest private expeditions up until about five years ago. It was a sought-after goal for fervent climbers looking for a difficult Himalayan challenge because it is one of the 14 8,000-meter summits on the planet. The peak, which is one of the popular trekking routes, is not particularly tall by Himalayan standards. But contrary to what history would have us believe, short does not necessarily mean secure.

The mountain, which may be easily scaled under the appropriate circumstances, is the fifth-most-climbed eight-thousander in terms of summits. However, compared to summits, it has a death rate of around 35%. If you don't truly reach the top or fully explore it, you won't know what Manaslu will throw at you. It was formerly an avalanche chute.