Manaslu Circuit Trek in September
Rajesh Neupane Written By: Rajesh Neupane
Published On : 6th September, 2023

Manaslu Circuit Trek in September

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most famous as well as challenging treks in Nepal. This trek is considered the best trek for adventure seekers. This is the paradise in the Himalayas of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the remote treks in the restricted area of the northern Himalayan range of Nepal. You need to have a good level of physical fitness and strong determination for the succession of this trek. This trek is one of the popular treks with wilderness, remoteness, virgin trails, friendly people, unspoiled culture and tradition, and a spectacular view of majestic mountains like Manaslu. Ganesh Himal and many other neighboring peaks. In this trek, you can also explore the lifestyle of Nepali and Tibetan civilization. September is one of the best times to visit Manaslu Circuit for a memorable and exciting experience. September offers the best of the region including the mille/rice fields and living water. 

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek in September

  • Trekking in the remote area of Nepal
  • Walking along the beautiful mountains like Himalchuli, Annapurna Range, Manaslu, Ganesh and many other neighboring peaks
  • Trekking through the forest, and beautiful landscape, mille/ rice field
  • Walking through the exciting and thrilling suspension bridge
  • Trekking along Budhi Gandaki River which is the largest and deepest river of Nepal
  • Experiencing the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Nepalese 
  • Trekking on the trail with fewer trekkers so you  can enjoy the natural beauty in peace
  • The amazing view From Larkya La Pass (5176m) is the highest viewpoint of the trek. 

Weather and Temperature in September

Autumn is the peak season for trekking in Nepal and September is the beginning month of this season. In this month, the temperature is a bit unpredictable in the early September but after that the weather and temperature is very stable and suitable for trekking in Manaslu region. During this time you will have a clear and bright sky which provides an incredible view of the Himalayas. The days are warmer and mild for trekking and nights are a bit cooler. Talking about the temperature on average, the lower altitude region ranges above 21 degree celsius and the higher regions has 7 to 9 degree celsius. The temperature in early September could be freezing at night. However, mostly the temperature and the weather during september is suitable for the trekkers in Manaslu region. 

Difficulty Level

Trekking Paths

The paths during this month could be slippery and muddy. As the trail of the Manaslu Circuit trek is difficult on its own, the slippery and muddy path may make it more difficult and riskier for trekking. Therefore, you need to be careful while walking in the path, similarly choosing the right pair of shoes and sock could overcome this difficulty. 

Uncertain Weather

September is the starting month of Autumn season and ending month of monsoon, so the weather during this month isn’t certained. You may face some sudden downpours and rainstorms during the trek. However, after the half of the month rainfalls start being less and light. So you will have a clear view of majestic mountains. Similarly, the air also becomes more crisp during this month. 


Insects are another major difficulty that you face in this month. Leeches are attracted from the monsoon rain, you may find many leeches in the trekking trail. Similarly, mosquitoes are another insect that can cause problems in the trek, but you won’t find it in higher altitudes. This problem can be easily ignored by insect repellant or anti leech sprays. So, don’t forget to take those things with you. 

Attraction of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Less crowds

Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the less crowded trek of Nepal, the trail remains less crowded even in September. In this trail you can have the best experience of your life with nature. You can enjoy nature without any disturbance. Similarly, you can get rooms in some of the best teahouses in the area. Finding a teahouse for staying is not the thing if you are trekking during September. Since there are less trekkers, you don’t have to share a room. If you are a nature lover, then September is the best month for trekking in Nepal including Manaslu Circuit. 

Two seasons in same month

If you are trekking in the month of September, you gets the opportunity to experience two season i.e. Monsoon and Autumn. In the early month farewells the monsoon season and the later days welcomes the Autumn season. You can have some of the epic views of mountains in this month as the season is changing from Monsoon to Autumn. If you are trekking in early month, take well equipment with you for better experience. Autumn is the peak season trekking in Nepal so trekking accommodation and accessibility arrangement could be difficult. But September provides the easy arrangement of the basic need for the trek. 

Cultural Importance

If you are trekking in the month of September you will experience the early festival environment of Nepal. Dashain and Tihar are the biggest festivals of Nepal which come in Autumn season. The houses, roads and temples are decorated with lights and flowers. You will get the opportunity to experience the biggest festival celebration of the country. During this month you will have a pleasant environment with charming chirping of birds with the early sunrise and mountain views. 

Thrilling experience 

Manaslu circuit trek provides a thrilling experience for the trekkers. If you are the adventure seeker and want to have the thrilling experience along the spectacular mountain views and warm hospitality then don’t miss Manaslu Circuit trek. Trekking in Manaslu can be done throughout the year but September provides a bit riskier and thrilling experience. On this trek you need to cross several suspension bridges which is very exciting. Similarly, you will be trekking along Budhi Gandaki which is the deepest and largest river of Nepal. Larkya La pass is the highest altitude point of this trek where you will have the amazing views of majestic mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna range, Himchuli, Ganesh and other neighbouring peaks. 

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