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Autumn Season Trekking

Autumn Season Trekking

Decided for trekking in Nepal and wondering about which season is the best? We recommend you to trek in Autumn. Of course, Nepal has two best trekking seasons; Autumn and Spring but among these, Autumn is the best one for excellent trekking experience.

Autumn in Nepal marks the end of showering monsoon months and the best time with moderate temperature, clear mountain views, blue skies, warm days and scenic views before winter season. This season is generally falls from Mid-September to Mid-November.

Choosing a best season is the way to experience Nepal Himalayas wisely so what you are looking for? Come on, visit Nepal in Autumn season.

If you are worrying about which month to trek in Nepal, we are providing you the information of all three months for trekking in Nepal.

Trekking Months

Trekking in September

September is the end month of monsoon in Nepal and marks the clear skies, moderate temperature and beautiful environment. The trekking trails are good to hike with no risk of slippery routes. The high altitude regions may receive light snow but not so frequent as winter. Days are clear and warmer whereas nights are pretty cool in the Himalayas.

Trekking in October

This is the best month for trekking in Nepal as the monsoon season get over and the temperature is moderate and dry. You can take part in Nepalese popular festivals during this month. As this is the peak trekking month, you need to book in advance. You can trek to the some popular trekking routes where you can meet with the people from different parts of the world and be friend with them.

Trekking in November

Ending the peak trekking season, the weather starts to incline colder season and you need to bring warm cloths during the high altitude trekking. People are busy in harvesting the crops in the hills of Nepal.

Festivals to explore in Autumn Season

Nepal is a multiligual, multiethnic and multicultural country with more than 60 ethnic groups having their own languages. Since long time, Nepal has practiced the peace and harmony among the people of diffrent culture, religion and tradition. Nepal has almost full year celebration of the festivals and almost every day is an event and jatras. Among the festivals, some major festival like Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Holi, Teej, Janai Purnima, Maha Shivaratri, Christmas, Krishna Janmasthami, Ram Nawami, Buddha Purnima are the celebrated with a great joy and happiness.

Starting with the autumn season, the main festival of Nepalese people starts. During the autumn season, the main festivals like Teej, Dashain, Tihar and Chhat falls which are the greatest festival.

Top treks during autumn

Autumn is the best and perfect season for trekking in Nepal. So, most of the trekking regions are crowded by large number of tourists on the way to Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Gokyo Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, Everest High Passes Trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang helambu Trek, Gosainkunda Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, upper Mustang Trekking, Rara Lake Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek are some best and popular treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days Trekking

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hours trek

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest day/acclimatisation

Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5 – 6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Rest Day/acclimatisation

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 – 4 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche – Lobuche as an acclimatization day (optional)

Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) return to Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) then descend to Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft): 8 – 9 hrs

Day 13: Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,710ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 14: Kyangjuma to Monjo [2,840m/9,315ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 15: Monjo to Lukla: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu and shopping

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Final Departure to onward destination.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 11 Days

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 30 minutes and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 – 5 hours

Day 05: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 09: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 10: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 11: Final Departure to onward destination.

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 14 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 – 10 hours

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 – 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 14: Final departure to onward destination.

Ananpurna with the Tilicho Lake – 17 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft): 6-7 hours

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 08: Manang rest and acclimatization day

Day 09: Manang to Kangsar (3745m/12286ft): 2-3 hours

Day 10: Kangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake

Day 12: Tilicho rest and acclimatization day

Day 13: Tilicho Lake crossing Mesokantu La 5099m to upper Lungpughyum Khola valley

Day 14: Lungpughyum Khola valley to Jomsom 2750m

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 16: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 17: Final departure to onward destination.

Upper Dolpo Trek – 28 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai, 2-3 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe, 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Sulighat, 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake 4-5 hrs

Day 08: Rest Day at Phoksundo Lake

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Khola, 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang, 6-7 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa via Kang-La pass, 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Rest day at Shey Gompa the Crystal Mountain Monastery

Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun via Saldang La 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Saldang, 4-5 hours

Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa, 4-5 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Sibu, 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi, 5-6 hrs

Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon via Jeng la, 5-6 hrs

Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap, 4-5 hrs

Day 20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola ( Kamakharka), 6-7 hrs

Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon, 4-5 hrs

Day 23: Trek to Tarakot, 4-5 hrs

Day 24: Trek to Dunai, 5-6 hrs

Day 25: Trek to Jhuphal, 2-3 hrs

Day 26: Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 27: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 28: Final departure to onward destination.

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak – 24 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hours trek

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest day/acclimatisation

Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5 – 6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Rest Day/acclimatisation

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 – 4 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche – Lobuche as an acclimatization day (optional)

Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) return to Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) then descend to Dingbouche (4360m / 14,300ft): 8 – 9 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Chuddim collect essential climbing equipment

Day 14: Trek to Base Camp

Day 15: Rest day and familiarization day

Day 16: Climb to High Camp

Day 17: Summit and return to Base Camp

Day 18: return hired equipment and trek to Dingbouche

Day 19: Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,710ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 20: Kyangjuma to Monjo [2,840m/9,315ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 21: Monjo to Lukla: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 22: Lukla – Kathmandu and shopping

Day 23: Additional day (put these together to provide a better ‘weather cushion’ in the event of Lukla flights getting delayed

Day 24: International departure flight

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