Best Time to Visit and Trek Kathmandu, Nepal

Best trekking and Visiting time in Nepal

 Nepal Trekking can be undertaken for the whole of the year. Mostly there are four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its different attraction to offer the tourist. Nepal trekking season is as follows: Nepal Tour can be undertaken the whole year. But day hiking and trekking near Kathmandu can be affected by weather and rain. 

Best Time to Visit Nepal

Season Month
AUTUMN September, October, November
WINTER December, January, February
SPRING March, April, May
SUMMER June, July, August


AUTUMN (September to November) : 

Best Time to Visit Nepal Autumn:


Autumn season is defined as the best time for trekking in Nepal or super excellent time for the tour and trekking, which offers excellent weather and Clears Mountain views with blue sky. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with panoramic views, making it the best time to do any of Nepal trek. Occasional short storms may happen and snow at high altitudes. The view of the mountain is excellent and blue sky but a little crowd because of the Numerous travelers. If the winter comes early in late November a bit cold. Stable dry and clear weather that's why Kathmandu and Pokhara best time to travel trekking high pass sometime a bit more snow. 

WINTER (December – February) :


Winter season is time for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in the Himalayas. And the best time to visit Nepal to play snow at high altitude. Nevertheless, it gets the coldest night but it offers the clear day and blue sky and perhaps fewer trekkers on the trail. But it is not the best time for climbing and high passes trek. Trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna sanctuary can be done even in winter. But trekking high passes like Chola pass, throng-la pass, Manaslu Larkya-pass, needs technical equipment like crampons and well-experienced guide. Normal guide difficult to find the way. ASO please be careful in higher elevation trekking above 5000m. Only higher elevation effect for trekking but City sightseeing and hiking can be undertaken.

 Spring (March-May): 

Varieties of flowers, especially Rhododendrons make the hillside a paradise during this season. It is a mildly warm season at lower elevations and at the higher elevation, the mountain views are an excellent and similar season like autumn. Hence, this is the second-best time to visit Nepal. Trekking trails are less crowded and peace. For nature lovers, this is the best time because of the flower season. Elevation around 2000m-3500m the national flower (rhododendron) and clear sky and mountain gives enchanting beauty for travelers. So it is also the best time for Visit Kathmandu the capital of Nepal, other city and trekking or peak climbing or expedition best season.


Summer (June-August):


Summer season from June till mid-September makes travel wet and warm but it is raining and clouded. This season is blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and blossom with flowers and vegetation. Trekking in Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection in this season. Mostly it is not the best time of trekking in Nepal. Hiking and trekking can be takes but the view not very nice. Trekking is affected by transportation because of the muddy road by rain, Mist blocks the majestic Himalayan range, leches on the higher and lower hiking trail make this season poor time for trekking and tour or hiking. But sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara can be undertaken.


Note: Most of the Nepal treks like Everest base camp or Annapurna Sanctuary can be done in autumn spring and winter whereas Dolpo, Upper Mustang trek is good even in summer. Because there is not much rain even summer. 

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