Trekking Seasons in Nepal

The Best time:

Nepal is known for its two main trekking seasons which are after the monsoon rains and winter. The best time for trekking in the Himalayas is typically mid-September to late November, when the weather is clear with good visibility and comfortable temperatures.

Spring is another great season for trekking in the Himalayas, with warm weather and blooming flowers enhancing the trekking experience. Other seasons can also be suitable for trekking and expeditions, but weather conditions may be less favorable.

Autumn (Sep, Oct-Nov):

The autumn season, particularly September to November, is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal due to its clear skey, sunshine, spectacular views mild weather and comfortable temperatures.

The clear sky offers stunning views of the mountains, and occasional short storms may bring snow to high elevations, adding to the trekking experience. It is a peak season for trekkers, so trails can be crowded and accommodations, transportation, and flights tend to be more expensive.

Winter (Dec, Jan-Feb):

The winter season, specifically December to February, is also a suitable time for trekking in Nepal, although it can be cold in the mountains with the risk of snowfall and high winds. However, lower elevations have milder weather, making them ideal for trekking during the winter.

For a unique trekking experience and beautiful scenery, consider lower elevation treks such as Ghorepani Poon-Hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Dudhkunda Pike Hill trek, Langtang Gosaikunda trek Everest Panorama trek, or village tours in Nepal.

Winter is a low season for trekkers, offering less crowded trails, cheaper accommodations, transportation, and flights.

Spring (Mar, Apr-May):

The spring season in Nepal, specifically March to May, is considered one of the best times for trekking and mountain climbing due to its mild to moderate temperatures and the vibrant display of wild flowers, including 34 species of blooming rhododendrons above 3,000m.

Spring is also known as a hunting paradise season, making it an attractive time for trekking and climbing. It is a shoulder season for trekkers, offering less crowded trails, more affordable accommodations, transportation, and flights compared to the autumn peak season.

Summer (Jun, Jul-Aug):

The monsoon season in Nepal, typically June to August, is known for heavy rainfall that makes trekking conditions unfavorable in most regions. However, it can be an ideal time for trekking in isolated parts of Nepal such as Mustang, Nar-Phu valley, and Dolpo regions, as well as in Tibet.

This season is also known as the summer trekking season and is an off-peak time for trekkers, offering less crowded trails, more affordable accommodations, transportation, and flights.

It provides a more secluded and peaceful trekking experience