The most ideal time for Nepal trekking is during spring and autumn. However, the climate is not as consistent as anyone would expect. It varies depending on the season. During autumn, trekkers enjoy sunny blue skies and warm temperature during the night. Autumn starts in the first few weeks of September to December. On the other hand, spring begins in the first week of March and lasts until the last week of May. Sometimes rainfalls unexpectedly even during the spring season.
This is one of the other best times for trekking in Nepal, offering different varieties of wildflowers, especially rhododendrons making the hillside above 3000 meters a paradise during this Spring. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at a higher elevation, over 4000m the Mountain Views are excellent while the temperature is quite moderate.
Summer/Monsoon (June – August)
Summer months continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are a blessing for the keen botanist or photographer as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation making this the perfect time to capture Nepal in all its beauty. It’s recommended to carry insect repellent when trekking during these summer months. Trekking in rain shadow parts are options for this time of year. Click here for summer (Monsoon) trekking options in Nepal.
Autumn (September – November)
This season is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Temperatures are moderate, making it a good time for anyone of our trekking options. The skies are generally clear with outstanding views. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.
Winter (December – February)
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at a lower elevation, generally below 3500 meters. Click here for winter trekking options.