Best Time for Trekking in Nepal

: 2023-06-18

Last Updated : 2023-09-09

Before you plan a trek to Nepal, You need to know about best Time for Trekking in Nepal- Nepal holds the true value of being a perfect destination for trekking. Trekking can be commenced at any time of the year. Each season offers a distinct attraction. However, there are two major aspects that you rely on when you decide to go to Nepal viz. crowds and weather. The better the weather, the number of people land their flights in Nepal for trekking purpose. During the tourist season in October and November, flights and hotels are fully booked and hotels and trails in the hills are awfully busy. Such times lie after falls and after the winter.  The period between mid of September and mid of December is considered to be the most appropriate and the best season for trekking in the Himalayas. During this period of months, Nepal has pleasant climate condition. It is neither too hot nor too cold and views of the mountain are crystal clear. Another season for trekking in Nepal are after winter when the sun gets warmer in springtime and trekkers may trek to the Himalayas and again enjoy comfortable climate condition. In spring season different types of flowers blossom both trees and ground and it is also the best time to climb peaks for an outing.

Nepal has four different seasons. Spring starts from March and lasts till May which is warm and sandy with rain showers. Summer starts from June and lasts till August is the monsoon season when the hills turn flourishing and green. Autumn, from September to November, is chilly with a clear sky and is the most popular trekking season. Winter that starts from December lasting till February is usually cold at night and can be smoggy in the early morning, but afternoons are usually clear and pleasant, though there is an occasional snow in the mountains.

Winter (December-February)
Usually, the days are clear in the winter season in Nepal. December, January and February months bring the cold days in the mountain. In the winter season, there are snow falls in the higher elevations with threatening winds and lower temperatures. Therefore, it is ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.  The Christmas period is holiday season in winter and many Japanese and Australian nationalities dominate flights and hotels. If you are looking for suitable and incredible landscape, this is a great time to Trek in lower elevations.

Spring (March-May)
Spring season in Nepal is also considered to be the best season for trekking and mountain climbing. This season offers different varieties of wild plants budding off the giant rhododendrons above 3000m. The pleasing ecstasy during this season makes higher altitude trekking more relaxed and attractive. It is gently warm at the lower altitude and quite moderate at a higher altitude over 4000m, which provides stunning and admirable mountain Views. March, April, and May fall in this trekking season in Nepal.

Summer (June-August)
June, July and August months fall under the rainy season in Nepal and involves monsoon with heavy rainfalls which make trekking situation adverse. It is a good time to visit Kathmandu. A monsoon trek is likely if you are willing to put up with the rain, leeches, slippery trails and lousy mountain views. However, some Trekking regions of Nepal connecting to Tibet and desert parts of Nepal like Mustang, Nar-Phu valley, and Dolpo regions, are the best to go for trekking during summer. Hence, summer can be a great option for trekking behind the Himalayas rain shadow area.

Autumn (September-November)
Autumn is the best trekking season in Nepal. September, October, and November fall in autumn. During this season, Nepal offers admirable weather conditions and enticing mountain views. The nights are cold in the mountains, but the dazzling sun makes a pleasing day. Mornings are generally clear with clouds building up during the afternoon, vanishing at night to disclose magnificent glittery skies. The moderate temperature makes it a good time for any kind of trekking(short and easy or long and challenging). The sky is normally clear with outstanding views. Sporadically short storms may put considerable snow at high altitudes.
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