Best time to Trekking in Nepal? Nepal has basically moderate climate, and has four main seasons, which are spring, summer, autumn and winter. Climate differs in the three main areas in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan but the typical season changes are the same. From January up to March, it is called the cold season with temperatures around 10°C. It’s a best time for you to warm up your body and soul by visiting a local host for a traditional home-cooked Nepalese dinner. Between April and June it is dry and warm weather which makes it the great season to visit Nepal. In the end of June the rainy season will start until the end of September. Between October and December it is the perfect season to visit the hilly regions, because the weather is clear and cool.
Autumn: This is the perfect and best time to Trekking in Nepal. This season is the peak season for trekking as mountain views are guaranteed. Autumn in Nepal falls from mid September to November. This busy season falls in Nepal just after the monsoon season so the air is dry and clear. This is also the season of festivities as Nepal celebrates the biggest Hindu festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Visitors choose autumn since the views of mountains as well as surroundings are clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. The weather during this time is dry and clear and neither too hot in the Terai region in Nepal and nor excessively freezing in the high elevation. Because of the bright sun makes the day pleasant. Including, rafting, paragliding and micro flights are all popular at this time of year with excellent conditions all around.
Winter: Winter is the coldest season of the year in Nepal as well as some parts of the northern and southern hemisphere. This season is describe by falling snow and freezing cold temperatures, usually exacerbated by strong winds. Between December & January are cold winter months throughout Nepal. Though it doesn’t snow in any of the main non-trekking places in Nepal it does hit freezing. During the winter season dew to heavy snow fall high passes, especially the Thorong-la pass on the Annapurna circuit trekking, Ganjala pass, Chola Pass, Renjola Pass, Khongmola pass, Lauribina pass, Gosaikunda pass are usually close. Short and easy trek in middle hills is the best on this season.
Spring: Also consider as best time to Trekking in Nepal spring season is a pleasing season of everyone. Spring season in Nepal falls from February to April. This is second busiest tourist season of Nepal. In the Beginning of this season, climate starts cold but in preceding months gets increasingly warm. Flowers in the valleys begin to bloom and there’s little rain. It will be little hazy if no showers for a long period so mountain views will be lessened. One of the most attractive aspects of the season is blooming of the National Flower of Nepal rhododendron known as Laliguras in Nepalese language.
Summer (monsoon): May to June is the start of the pre-monsoon summer. It gets hot and humid with several showers on the hottest of days. Climate change has meant a lengthening of showers. June to late August is when the monsoon heavy rains hit in Nepal. Climate change again means that the monsoon may be earlier or later than this. Rains are heavier and there’s a risk of flooding in places. The sky is heavy with cloud but it also means meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. The weather is hot and humid.
However, it is also the favorite season to trek in the rain shadow of arid regions, such as Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash areas. Trekking in the summer season is not desirable for trekking but also recommendable for forest researchers and botanists as the high valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Most important benefits of trekking in the summer months are the trails without crowd and less cold in the high mountains. Rafting is very limited at this time of year. Paragliding and micro flights are often delay or cancelled due to rains. All other activities are possible in this season including bungy-jumping and zip-lining.