Best Seasons for Trekking in Nepal
The best Seasons for Trekking in Nepal are primarily two seasons which are spring and autumn even though Nepal has four types of seasons throughout the year. Each kind of season has its own unique feature. The Himalayas of Nepal is beautiful all year round but they are overwhelmingly gorgeous during the times after monsoon and winter. The climatic conditions during these seasons are quite compatible with the trekking spirit. Neither too cold nor too hot, are the scenic views of the gigantic mountains complemented by the pleasant weather. To spend the best time of life in one of the best places in the world during the best seasons, a vacation in Nepal is worth it. In addition, trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal is an awesome adventure, especially during spring and autumn – considered the best season to trek in Nepal. The crystal clear visibility of the mountains and Himalayas under the astonishing blue sky seems perfectly eye-soothing. Trekking in Nepal Himalayas will cherish life and bring an amazing pleased smile. Hence, Step on Himalaya here presents you with the individuality of every season. Spring and autumn are considered the best seasons for trekking in Nepal but still, this will help you choose the season according to your preference to trek in Nepal. Plan the vacation to visit Nepal, 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.
The Spring season is a boon to nature. During this season, the flowers bloom and make the hillocks and mountains look colorful. The Spring season is considered to be one of the best seasons to trek in Nepal. The days are warmer but the nights and the early mornings could be colder. The temperature usually ranges from 6 degrees to 25 degrees. During 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 boots with traction. March, April, and May fall during this Spring Season.
Trekking in the Annapurna region, Mustang, and Everest region during the spring season are perfect but short hiking trips to Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Budhanilkantha, etc are also better add-on options.
SUMMER (June-mid. September):
Summer is always warmer and hot but humid. This is the best season for trekkers and travelers who have a keen interest in botany as a variety of floras will be blooming everywhere. The valleys and the mountains will be covered with amazingly beautiful flowers and lush vegetation. 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. Even though summer is the best time to trek in Nepal, we might have a chance to enjoy rainfall during the summer season too. So it is better to be geared up all the time during the trip. The end of May, June, and July are the summer months followed by monsoon summer until the month of September. During monsoon in Nepal, there are heavy rainfalls with high humidity. The skies are full of clouds most of the time blocking the amazing views of the Himalayas. It might become difficult to walk.
The time of the year is ideal for trekking to the rain shadow areas such as Nar Phu Valley, Dolpo Valley, and Upper Mustang. This is mostly opted by travelers and trekkers during Summer Season as these areas are rain shadow areas and receive very less rainfall.
AUTUMN (mid. September – November):
The Autumn season always is the best season to trek in Nepal and travel. 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 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 to enjoy their trek in Nepal. 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 to trek in Nepal, so it is difficult to get booking for the hotels. So you might not get a chance to select the hotel you desired. It could be very annoying as the restaurants, teahouses, and even the walking road are crowded. September and November are the months in this autumn season.
During the autumn season, Trekking to the Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, or any other parts of Nepal is always fruitful.
WINTER (December – February):
Chilling weather with snowfall and sometimes snowstorms are the features of the winter season. The climate is warmer at higher altitudes in the daytime but colder at night and in the mornings. The sky is clear and blue offering 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. Despite these hindrances, some adventure seekers find this season as happening and the best season for trekking in Nepal to enjoy the thrill of winter. December, January, and February are the months that fall under the winter season.
Trekking to Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and other regions in Nepal can opt even during the winter. You must be daring to choose trekking during winter and ready to face the challenges en route.