Best Season for Trekking in Nepal

  • Thu-Sep-2019

Best Season for Trekking in Nepal

Nepal, geographically diverse country provides fantastic trekking locations for all the seasons throughout the country. There are numerous beautiful sites for trekking and are spread all over the nation. So, based on climate and season variation, you can enjoy trekking in different geographic locations throughout the year.

Mainly there are four trekking seasons in Nepal, and they are autumn, winter, summer, and spring. As Nepal carries vast geographical diversity, people can undertake their trekking with abundant excitement. But, before planning for trekking, trekkers should be familiar with the climate situation that varies from one place to another and can opt accordingly.  

This country is situated between latitudes 260  and 310 North and longitudes 800 and 890 East, and it is divided into three regions: Himalaya, Hill, Plain where we find disproportionately large diversity in the weather. The Himalayan region is the coldest region during winter and provides the best environment in the autumn season for trekking. Similarly, the hilly area is quite famous among travellers because of its exotic and diverse nature and is suitable for almost all seasons. Likewise, Terai, one of the main parts of Nepal, people can initiate their journey in mostly in the autumn, winter, and spring season.

To be well familiar with the suitable season for trekking in detail, let’s delve in!

Autumn Season (September-November)

Autumn season is taken as the best season for trekking in Nepal, especially in the Himalayan region. Trekkers can get an opportunity to witness the mesmerising view of snow-capped mountains, lush green hills, forests covered with colourful birds and many other beautiful scenes can be observed there.

Most significantly, during this season, you can expedite your trekking with moderate temperature and bright, beautiful blue sky with an outstanding view of sunrise and sunset, which makes your day magnificent and worthwhile. However, you might face some short snowstorms in the high altitude. Therefore, before starting your trekking, you should prepare yourself with the best equipment.

Winter Season (December- February)

Winter season might not be the best choice for trekking in the Himalayan region as it is noted for frequent snowfalls at the higher elevations of this region. Though at the night time it gets quite colder and temperature maintains between 00 to 50, still it provides a possibility of trekking to some extent. Passionate trekkers can make their journey to the Everest base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, and Dhaulagiri sites successfully.

Moreover, during this season, we can make our trekking in Nepal in various hilly and Terai region. In the mountainous area, there are plenty of trekking sites such as Kanchanjunga, Langtang Valley, Upper Mustang and trekking routes around Kathmandu and Pokhara valley can be done successfully in the winter season as well.

Furthermore, though in winter season Terai region is filled with fog and mist during December and January, still people can start their journey through the wild forest and can enjoy watching the beautiful view of wildlife and explore more in a clear day.

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring season, a season of hope, newness and flowers, provides a spell-binding view to the hikers. In Spring season, most of the famous locations of Nepal are naturally decorated with the sweet fragrance of various wildflowers amid the verdant forest. Travellers can smell the pleasant air throughout their journey.

Based on temperature and climate, the spring season is one of the best seasons after autumn, for trekking in Nepal. In fact, it is regarded as warner weather. But, during this season also, in the mountains region, we might see frequent snowfalls at the higher level altitudes. In short, this is the warmest season and considered as the best season for trekking below 3000 ft. all over Nepal.

Summer Season (June-August)

Despite the frequent rainfalls in most of the places of Nepal, trekking in summer can be exciting and thrilling to some of the adventurous trekkers. This season also can be a blessing for the passionate botanists, plant lovers who really want to conduct their research in the dense forest. Primarily, in this season, they can collect sufficient information regarding plants and other wild species. 

Moreover, trekking throughout the upper region of the Mustang and hilly Far-Western region is possible even in the rainy season. As these regions come under the seasonal constrain free area, it provides a suitable environment to the hikers where the temperature balances between 200 to 300.

Besides this, there are numerous trekking routes in Nepal such as Upper Mustang Trek, Lower Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpa Trek, Lower Dolpa Trek, Jomsom to Mustang Trek are quite famous and are in the rain-shadow area. The mountain peaks and high hills are capable enough to block the dark clouds even in monsoon.

Furthermore, other exciting trekking sites of Nepal like, Jomsom-Muktinath, Ghorepani-Ghandruk treks, Kathmandu valley treks can be fascinating to those people who can enjoy watching the wild nature and also can bear short rainfalls easily.

Additionally, if you come in Nepal in the monsoon season and want to experience the wilderness of Nepal’s deep forest, then you can get a proper arrangement for camping accommodation through a travel agency as well.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to cover medical expenses, cancellation, flight accident, injuries, lost luggage, theft, and other losses while travelling in any corner of the world.

Before taking your journey to the exotic hiking and trekking sites in Nepal, it is necessary to get travel insurance in order to save yourself with unexpected difficulty.

Rescue Insurance

Nepal’s gigantic and perilous mountain peaks might put you in some serious trouble. On the way to your long trek, you might seek a rescuer. You can quickly get helicopter rescue but only when you have concrete proof of your capability to pay the amount. This is a bit expensive compared to other services which starts from US$2,500 for a helicopter evacuation from the height of 4000m near Mount Everest region. And if you are trekking in the far western region, you need to pay more than US$ 5000.

Almost all travelling agencies have an agreement in Kathmandu which guarantees instant payment for helicopter evacuation. Later, after the rescue, you have to pay for all the money. Therefore, before undertaking trekking in Nepal, it is best to check the helicopter evacuation policy so that you can save yourself from a difficult situation and can enjoy your travel to the fullest.