Trekking in Nepal is suitable in all seasons except monsoon months of July to mid September and winter months mid December to mid February. Nepal trekking season depends upon the trekking destination and weather during that time. Simply, March to May and September to November are the best time for trekking in Nepal. During these time, the wild flowers is in full bloom around the hillside, the sky is clear and good to view the mountains at close.
While making a plan to visit Nepal, you must know about the weather, best time of year and altitude. The weather and climate differs according to the altitude you are going to and there are different climatic conditions during the whole year. If you are worrying about the time of the year for trekking in Nepal, we will make your clear in a simply way. Trekking in Nepal best time of year are Spring and Autumn season.
Nepal Climate by Months
|Chitwan National Park||22°C 21mm||24°C 13mm||30°C 16mm||35°C 30mm||35°C 87mm||33°C 329mm||32°C 467mm||32°C 467mm||31°C 287mm||30°C 85mm||27°C 7mm||23°C 3mm|
|Kathmandu||17°C 16mm||19°C 20mm||24°C 34mm||27°C 56mm||28°C 118mm||28°C 257mm||27°C 390mm||27°C 349mm||26°C 220mm||25°C 68mm||22°C 8mm||18°C 12mm|
|Namche Bazaar||6°C 14mm||6°C 21mm||10°C 31mm||13°C 37mm||15°C 56mm||16°C 175mm||16°C 295mm||16°C 273mm||15°C 167mm||13°C 63mm||9°C 7mm||7°C 7mm|
|Pokhara||18°C 27mm||20°C 19mm||26°C 49mm||29°C 96mm||29°C 254mm||29°C 527mm||28°C 738mm||28°C 694mm||27°C 378mm||26°C 120mm||22°C 5mm||19°C 4mm|
Data: Audley Travel
Note: °C denotes Temperature and mm denotes rainfall
Popular/Peak Nepal Trekking Season
As compared to other trekking seasons, autumn season is the peak touristic season in Nepal and best for adventure holidays. The great mountain views, scenic beauties and the Nepalese biggest festivals Teej, Dashain and Tihar make this season more significant for trekking. Get our
Spring season from march to may is the good time for trekking in Nepal. Falling after the winter, the flowers starts to blossom and the hillside is colorful with the red rhododendron and green lush vegetation. The climate will be moderate in higher altitude, sometime it may be snowfall but not always and warm in lower elevations. Spring is the best time for peak climbing and mountain expeditions.
Off Nepal Trekking Season
Summer or Monsoon Season
Monsoon is a wet season in Nepal and tourism is off remarking less number of tourists visiting the Himalayas. There will be risk of leeches, flood and slippery trekking routes in most of the places but there are some trekking destinations which are best during this time. Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Tilicho Lake trekking and nar phu trek are the best treks during this time as they fall in rain-shadow areas.
Winter season is also off-time for trekking in Nepal. The climate is cold and falling of snow in higher elevations are the reasons why people not go trekking in Nepal during this time. You can trek in low altitudes if you are passionate trekker.