Trekking in Nepal in March

Trekking in Nepal in March

Nepal in March

March is the starting month of beautiful spring season in Nepal.

It is the month for warm temperature, blooming wild flowers, stable weather and festivals.

March is the ideal month for many trekkers as the weather is good to see the mountains. So, Trekking in Nepal in March is special.

The popular trekking trails like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit, Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill, Upper Mustang and Langtang valley are in full operational with the flow of tourists.

The important festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Gyalpo Losar and Holi purnima falls during March. So, March is special for trekking and cultural experiences.

Trekking in Nepal in March Weather and Climate

Season/Time of the Year: Starting month of Spring Season

Average Temperature: 4-24 Degree Celsius

Average Rainfall: Expected but less.

March is the starting month of spring season and sees a variation on weather and temperatures in different places. The temperature at higher altitudes is still cold till to mid of the month whereas at lower altitudes, you will feel warm weather.

March is the dry season with less chance of rainfall. The morning is pretty clear with the blue skies while the afternoon might be cloudy. You will have clear mountain views at the morning. The days are longer with the beautiful sunrise and sunset views.

Expect occasional rainfall but not go for long hours. You will encounter the mountains covered with snow, while the valley are green with new life of plants after winter.

Almost all the trekking trails can be doable during March in Nepal. The flights are scheduled on time. So, you need not to worry about the flight cancellation or delay during March in Nepal.

Travel Places Elevation m Max Temp Min Temp
Kathmandu 1400 23.7℃ 8.1℃
Pokhara 900 26.3℃ 12.8℃
Nepalgunj 158 31.8 13.9
Biratnagar 80 31.3 15.1

Best Treks during March in Nepal

  • Everest Base Camp Trek in March
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek in March
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek in March
  • Poon Hill Trek in March
  • Kathmandu Valley Trek in March
  • Upper Mustang Trek in March
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek in March
  • Langtang Valley Trek in March
  • Pikey Peak Trek in March
  • Mardi Himal Trek in March
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in March
  • Makalu Base Camp Trek in March
  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in March
  • Helambu Trek in March

Festivals during March in Nepal

Festivals/EventsDate (2024/2080)
Mahashivaratri8th March 2024/Falgun 25, 2080
Gyalpo Lhosar11th March 2024/Falgun 28, 2080
Holi in Hilly Area24th March 2024/Chaitra 11, 2080
Holi in Terai Area25th March 2024/Chaitra 12, 2080

Accommodation and Food for Trekking in Nepal in March

March month is the best time for trekking in Nepal. So, there is crowd of trekkers throughout the trail. Most of the tea-houses on the trail are pre-booked.

You shouldn’t worry about the food and accommodation for the first half of the month but plan before you departure for the confirmation booking of your hotels and tea-houses. The toilets are mostly shared. You might need to pay extra for the hot shower.

Expect the simple accommodation on high altitudes with the basic amenities and sharing basis of room. The foods are organic and hygienic.

You will have the opportunity to choose the quality of hotels in cities from where your trek starts. The hotels, resorts and guest houses provide you the quality services with good amenities. You will have multi-cuisine restaurants around your hotel for lunch and dinner.

Advantages/Pros of Trekking in Nepal in March

  • Best Time to Visit Nepal
  • Excellent Mountain views
  • Blooming of Wild flowers and Rhododendron forests
  • Encounter of wild animals
  • Warmer days
  • Less risk of natural disaster
  • Opportunity to make a friend from another country
  • Glimpses of nature and surrounding
  • Festivals and cultural events

Disdvantages/Cons of Trekking in Nepal in March

  • Crowd Trails

Things to do in Nepal in March other than Trekking

  • Tours and City Sightseeing
  • Hiking to Hills
  • Mountain Biking
  • Adventure Activities (Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain Flight, Zip-flyer, Hot Air Ballooning, Rafting)
  • Wildlife Safari (Jungle Activities and Culture Tour)
  • Pilgrimage Tour (Hindu and Buddhist)
  • Festivals Tour (Color Festival)
  • Heritage Sites Tour
  • Volunteering
  • Village Tours
  • Homestay and Organic Farm Stay Tour
  • Multi-adventure Tours
  • Food and Cuisine Taste Tour
  • Rock Climbing
  • Educational Excursion Tour
  • Medical Help Tour
  • Mountaineering (Expeditions and Mountain Climbing)

Tips for Trekking in Nepal in March

  • Stay hydrated
  • Book Packages in advance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hire a professional guide or porter
  • Be aware of altitude sickness
  • Take Proper Trekking Gears and Equipments
  • Be responsible trekker

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the weather like in Nepal in March?

The weather in Nepal in March is warm at lower altitudes whereas cool at higher altitudes. The average temperature at lower altitudes is around 25 degree celsius whereas the average temperature at higher altitudes drop down to 4 degree celsius.

Is March a good time to visit Nepal?

March is the good time to visit Nepal. It is the staring month of the second tourist season – Spring season.

What is there to do in Nepal in March?

You can do white river rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, peak climbing, jungle safari along with trekking in Nepal in March.

Is there snowfall in Nepal in March?

No, there will not be snowfall during March in Nepal.

What are the best places to visit in Nepal in March?

The popular trekking areas like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, Sundarijal Nagarkot, Jomsom Muktinath, Kanchenjunga, Makalu Base Camp, Rara Lake, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, Kathmandu are some best places to visit in Nepal in March.

Is trekking in Nepal safe during March?

Yes, trekking in Nepal in March is safe.

Is trekking independently possible in march?

Yes, solo trekking in Nepal in March is possible. But, you need to clear about the trekking plan before departure. Get the permits and required documents, proper trekking equipments, maps and a willing mind.

How cold will it be in march for trekking in Nepal?

March is not the colder month as like January and February but you may feel colder at higher altitudes during early march.

Final Say

The spring season is the best for trekking in Nepal. Hiking in March is more special for those who want to explore the blooming nature, pristine Himalayas and the diverse culture. The month is special for the colorful vistas of the valley with blooming Rhododendrons trees and forests.

Plan your trekking holidays in Nepal in March and enjoy the authenticity of nature and Himalayas.

Happy Holidays!!!

Note: We recommend to book earlier to ensure your seats for trekking in Nepal. This is because there are high number of trekkers visiting Nepal in March.

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