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The best time to hike in Nepal depends on what altitude you want to reach from the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest regions which are shown in our easy-to-use table below. So for more information please email us at info@alpinetrav.com

Nepal has 4 distinctive seasons and each season has its advantages and drawbacks from the trekking aspect. The ideal time for trekking is during spring (February through May) and autumn (September through November). Warm days and clear skies make these seasons favorable and extremely enjoyable for trekking.

  • Autumn is favored by trekkers because after the monsoon period the air is very clear with great visibility.
  • Spring is favored by climbers because the ice and snow are more stable and climbs are more reliable.
  • The winter period December and January can be quite cold at high altitudes however lower elevations are very pleasant for hiking and trekking because mild cool weather makes it very comfortable for walking.
  • The summer monsoon season lasts for three months, i.e. June, July, and August. During this period, trekking is possible in the rain-shadow regions north of the Himalayas, like Mustang, Dolpo, Humble, and the Jumla-Rara Lake regions of Nepal and of course some regions of Tibet.1. Autumn Season (Mid September to November)

Following the monsoon the skies are generally very clear, the days warm and the evenings cool. This makes an ideal time to trek or climbs at higher altitudes. Autumn is considered the best time for Trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and exciting mountain views. Temperatures are moderate, making it a good time for a trek in any region. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. Autumn is the most popular season in Nepal for trekking and Mountaineering although some mountains may be in a better climbing condition in the spring period.

  1. Fall Peak Season: (October and November).

The months of October and November are peak trekking seasons in Nepal: temperatures are mild, the weather is relatively stable, and the clear air makes for superb mountain views. The high mountains are still cold and lower elevations are still warm but the daytime walking temperatures are the most pleasant overall. Bad weather can hit any time of year but the fall has the most reliable conditions.

The fall season is also when Nepal receives the bulk of trekkers. The most popular trails, such as Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit, are bustling with trekkers and this is felt from the trails to the teahouses. The Thamel district of Kathmandu will be full of tourists and guides charged at their highest rates during the fall peak season (although hiring a guide is relatively cheap any time of year).

2. Winter Season (December to February).

Generally, you will enjoy the clear skies with crisp days but cold nights at higher altitudes. This is a good time for the trek on lower and mid altitudes, where the temperature still remains pleasant and with fewer trekkers on the trail. This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations hence it makes crossing higher passes difficult and dangerous.

3. Spring Season (March to May).

Spring is the season perfect to enjoy spectacular mountain flora with the blossoming of the giant rhododendrons; days are becoming warmer making higher altitude trekking in particular comfortable. This is one of the best seasons of the year for any trekking reason, offering different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons making the hillside above 2500 meters fiery red. It is a good time to take a trek to the Everest Base Camp.

4. Summer Season (June to September).

Summer months really continue up to mid-September, when the monsoon typically ends, making travel wet and warm. These times are a blessing for the keen botanist or photographer as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation making this the perfect time to capture Nepal in all its full beauty.
The only areas unaffected by rain are the rain-shadow regions north of the Himalayas: Mustang, Dolpo, Humble, and the Jumla-Rara Lake regions of Nepal and of course some regions of Tibet.

Annapurna Area Trek 1 to 3 Sep-Dec, Feb-May Camping & Lodge Both Trek
Arun Valley & Makalu Trek 3 Sep-May Camping Only.
Cultural Tour 0 Nepal For All Season Hotel & Resort Only
Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking 4 Apr-May, Sep-Nov Camping Only.
Dolpo Area Trek 3 to 4 Apr-Nov Camping Only.
Everest Area Trek 2 to 3 Sep-May Camping & Lodge Both Trek
Ganesh Himal Trek 1 to 3 Oct-May Camping Only.
Gorkha – Pokhara Trek 2 Oct-May Camping Only.
Langtang Area Trek 2 to 4 Oct-May Camping & Lodge Both Trek
Kathmandu Valley Area Trek 1 Sep-May Camping & Lodge Both Trek
Kanchenjunga 4 Apr-May, Sep-Nov Camping Only.
Manasalu Area Trek 4 Sep-May Camping Only.
Mustang Area Trek 3 Apr-Nov Camping Only.
Panchase Trek 1 Oct-May Camping Only.
Panchpokhari Area Trek 2 to 3 Oct-May Camping Only.
Rara & Jumla Area Trek 2 Mar-Dec Camping Only.
Royal Trek 1 Oct-May Camping Only.
Siklish Trek 1 Sep-May Camping Only.
Normal Temperatures in Nepal
°C Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Day 22 24 26 29 28 28 32 32 31 28 26 23
Night -5 -1 -2 6 6 8 10 20 19 14 5 -5
Rainfall 1 5 2 6 10 15 21 18 12 4 2 1

Trekking in Nepal

Join us for trekking in Nepal and choose from our extensive trekking packages (newly opened trekking trails from famous base camps), we offer all-inclusive trips including fully guided and supported treks.

When Mount Everest was first opened to foreigners in the 1950s, the tourism industry did not develop as it does now. Rugged trekking was a popular option for trekking in Nepal at that time, where the tourism industry has developed so much that nowadays you can find many luxury lodges and hotels. Some of these areas offer homestay trekking services that allow you to experience first-hand the local culture and taste the local delicacies. New roads are being built in popular trekking areas like Annapurna which has made the deserts of these areas more accessible. So you can choose both tea house trekking and camping trek mode to explore the area. Aside from altitude, hiking in Nepal does not present many challenges.

Best Season for Nepal trek

Spring (March-May) and autumn (Sept-Dec) are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal. Since Nepal has a diverse geography, trekking is possible throughout the year.

What to Expect

The first thing that comes to mind for trekking enthusiasts while envisioning trekking in Nepal is the stunning views of the Himalayan panorama. Being a multi-ethnic nation, great cultural variations can be seen in this country. Thus, you can choose from different holiday packages that combine pleasant walking through a moderately strenuous route into the heart of your cultural and spiritual abode. Walk through its pristine jungle and rocky outcrops.

Choosing AlpineTrav Treks for Nepal Trekking

AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is a premier adventure company based in Nepal and organizes memorable holiday adventures to experience the beauty of the magnificent Himalayas. Contact us with your interest and our expert travel planners would be more than happy to offer you a travel itinerary meticulously prepared just for you. We are known for our reliability, caring, safety, and warm hospitality. Our expert team of staff will make sure that you have the best and safe experience of trekking in Nepal. We have no hidden fee. Come and choose the trekking route that you prefer from popular regions to the beaten trail.

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