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 till March, it is called the cold season with temperatures around 10°C. It’s a great time 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 best season to visit Nepal. In the end of June the rainy season will start till the end of September. Between October and December it is the best season to visit the hilly regions, because the weather is clear and cool.
Autumn: This is the perfectand best time to Trekking in Nepal. This is the peak season for trekking as mountain views are guaranteed. Autumn in Nepal begins from mid September to November. This is 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. Visitors choose autumn since the views of mountains as well as surroundings are clear. The weather during this time is dry and clear and neither too scorching in the Terai plains in Nepal and nor excessively freezing in the high elevation. In fact, during these months, the days are warmer and nights are pretty cool. But the bright sun makes the day pleasant. 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 some parts of the northern and southern hemisphere, this season is characterize by falling snow and freezing cold temperatures, usually exacerbated by strong winds. December & January are cold winter months throughout Nepal. Though it doesn’t snow in any of the main non-trekking cities in Nepal it does hit freezing. During the winter season 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 time.
Spring: Also,best time to Trekking in Nepal, in Spring season is a pleasing season of everyone. Spring season in Nepal begins from February to April. This is second busiest tourist season. The climate starts cold but in preceding months gets increasingly warm. Flowers in the valleys begin to bloom and there’s little rain. It does however get quite hazy so mountain views will be lessened. One of the most attractive aspects of the season is blooming of Laliguras, the National Flower of Nepal.
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 rains hit Nepal. Climate change again means that the monsoon may be earlier of 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 blooming flowers and lush green valleys. The weather is hot and humid.
However, it is 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 recommendable for forest researchers and botanists as the high valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Key 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 cancelle due to rains. All other activities are possible including bungy-jumping and zip-lining.