Trekking Seasons

Nepal is the best country for trekking and aventure walking holidays in the Himalayas. Trekking in Nepal is the most popular activity that can be undertaken throughout the year. But, the trekking seasons before and after monsoon season is considered to be the best. Starting from mid of the September to November and from March to May are the best months for Nepal trekking. Each season has its distinct significances on tourism of Nepal. Here are the details of Nepal trekking seasons.

Autumn Season (September, October and November)

Autumn season from mid of the September to November is considered to be the best and peak trekking season in Nepal. During this season, the skies are clear, temperature is moderate and you will be have the spectacular Mountain views with the blossom of some flowers in Himalayan region. This is the time for Nepalese best cultural festivals like Teej, Dashain, Tihar and Chhat. The popular trekking trails are crowded with the highest number of trekkers. Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Valley Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trekking are most recommended trekking trail in autumn season.

Winter (December, January and February)

The mountain views are clear in winter season in the Himalayas. December, January and February falls during this season remarking the chilling cold night. In the sunny days, the days are warm to walk. In winter season, usually snow fall in high altitudes is frequent. So trekking to the higher elevations is not highly recommended. But you can trek on lower elevations below 4000 meters. Short and easy treks like Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, Everest View Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Kathmandu Valley Trek and Ghandruk trekking are most frequented treks in Nepal.

Spring (March, April and May)

Spring season is the second peak season after autumn season in Nepal. This is the best trekking season, most popular for wild flower blossoming around the hillside. The weather is preety, moderate and best for trekking and hiking. March, April and May months falls during this trekking season.

Summer (June, July and August)

Monsoon months June, July and August are the rainy season in Nepal. Trekking is not so highly recommended due to the risk of leeches, landslides and flood en route to Himalayas. But, you can trek rain-shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo and nar Phu Valley in monsoon season in Nepal.

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