Season is always a vital factor that influences Trekking in Nepal. You will be spending a quality time in every seasons of Nepal. Trekking experience varies in different seasons of Nepal. Nepal has been successful in establishing a name as a popular destination for trekking. Every traveler would like to have fun and adventure. So it is a must to look for the best time to travel. Each kind of season has its own unique feature. Step On Himalaya presents you the individuality of every season. Nepal has five types of seasons throughout the year. So, choose the season according to your preference, pack your bags and fly to Nepal. Step On Himalaya will be always ready to welcome you and arrange everything for you to have a wonderful and comfortable visit.
SPRING (March – April):
Spring season is a boon of nature. During this season, the flowers bloom and make the hillocks and mountains look colorful. Spring season is considered to be one of the best seasons for traveling and trekking in Nepal. The days are being warmer but the nights and the early mornings could be colder. The temperature usually ranges from 6 degrees to 25 degrees. During the trekking, it is recommended to wear the clothes in layers as the fluctuating weather is unpredictable. Sometimes we get rain showers during the spring season. The roads might be slippery so it is better to wear the boots with traction. March, April and early May fall in this Spring Season.
Trekking in the Annapurna region, Upper Mustang, and Everest region during the spring season are perfect but the hiking to Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Budhanilkantha, etc are also better options.
SUMMER (May - July):
Summer is always warmer and hot but humid. This is the best season for trekkers and travelers who have a keen interest in botany. The valleys and the mountains will be covered with the amazing beautiful flowers and lush vegetation with different species of flora. The temperature of 20 degrees goes higher to a maximum of 30 degrees. So it is very essential to keep yourself hydrated during the trip. We might have a chance to enjoy rainfall during summer season too. So it is better to be geared up all the time during the trip. May, June and July are the summer months.
The trekking to the rain shadow areas such as Nar Phu valley, Dolpo valley, Upper Mustang is mostly opted by the travelers and trekkers during Summer Season.
MONSOON (July – September)
Monsoon in Nepal brings heavy rainfall with high humidity. During this season, the skies are full of clouds most of the time blocking the amazing views of the Himalayas. The warmer temperature with the high humidity makes the trip uncomfortable. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 30 degrees similar to summer season but due to the high humidity, it becomes difficult to walk. July and September are the months receiving heavy rain?
The better regions to select for trekking during monsoon season are Dolpo valley and Upper Mustang as these areas are rain shadow areas and receive very less rainfall.
AUTUMN (Sept – Nov):
Autumn season always is the best season for the trekking and traveling. The skies are very clear and the temperature ranges from 0 degrees to 25 degrees. The views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys are mesmerizing. The lush vegetation, greeneries, excellent weather and the peaceful surrounding make this season special and selective for trekking and traveling. It’s neither too cold nor too hot; so many travelers prefer this autumn season. Little chance of rainfall and snowfall during the autumn. Hence, sometimes it is a disadvantage to those travelers who do not like crowds. This is the peak season so it is difficult to get the booking for the hotels. So you might not get a chance to select the hotel as you desired. It could be very annoying as the restaurants, teahouses and even the walking road is crowded. September and November are the months in this autumn season.
During the autumn season, Trekking to Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region or any other parts of Nepal is always fruitful.
WINTER (Dec – Feb):
Chilling weather with snowfall and sometimes snowstorms are the features of the winter season. The climate is warmer in higher altitude in the daytime but colder at night and in the mornings. The sky is clear and blue offering the striking views of the Himalayas. The chilling temperature, sudden snowfall, avalanches or snowstorms could be more challenging and hamper the trip. Hence, it is not so crowded during the winter season. The trails leading to the base camp and other destinations in the Himalayas are usually empty. December, January and February are the months that fall under winter season.
Trekking to Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and other regions in Nepal can opt even during the winter. You must be daring to choose the trekking during winter and ready to face the challenges en route.