Nepal Trekking Seasons Information

  • Updated on Jan 14, 2020
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

Mostly all Nepal travel blogs and trekking agencies' blogs focus October, November, Feb, March, and April are the best trekking seasons. But we shouldn't forget Trekking in Nepal can be done throughout the year depending on the regions. Every region has a unique diversity, landscape, climate, and specialty. So yeah, Rugged Trails Nepal suggests the when and where to visit in Nepal in different seasons.

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The first don't be surprised Nepal has 6 seasons, Name of 6 seasons in Nepal. Scroll more for Nepal trekking season information. We already mentioned above you can do trips all around the year in Nepal. In the meantime, we shouldn't forget that the Nepal climate is also affected by global warming.

6 different seasons of Nepal, which seems interesting for you.

  • Basanta Ritu (Spring); mid-March to mid-May.
  • Grishma Ritu (Summer) mid-May to mid-July, hottest months.
  • Barsha Ritu (Rainy); mid-July to mid-September, considerable rainy days.
  • Sharad Ritu (Autumn); mid-September to mid-November, the best time of year.
  • Hemanta Ritu (Pre-Winter); mid-November to mid-January.
  • Shishir Ritu (Winter);mid-January to mid-April.

Mainly travelers focus Oct, Nov, Feb, March, April to come in Nepal for trekking but we are saying you can come all around the year. How and why?

First, we have to know that Nepal has more trekking trails, places to visit than Mt. Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Annapurna, and Manaslu. Besides of Mountains, landscape Nepal is rich in its own cultures, festivals, and different kinds of events which are only celebrated in special months.
Spring is obviously one of the best times to visit in Nepal for trekking, hiking, and climbing in the white snow-capped mountains. Mostly Annapurna Ghorepani trek trail will be covered by Rhododendron flowers and also in other regions. Around Kathmandu Valley, Kalinchowk, Helambu and the western part of Nepal is quite famous places to hike for the Rhododendron forest.

Summer and Rainy (mid-May to September)

Summer is generally maximum hot in the Terai region but humid in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and mid hilly parts of Nepal. Due to the bad weather, it seems not easy to fly to Jomsom for Upper Mustang trek and Lukla for Everest trekking. Upper Mustang is a complete desert valley and known as the little Tibet of Nepal. Nar Phu valley trekking, Dolpo, and Mustang are the best places to visit during this time. Less rain or we will not find rain and also nontouristic places to trek. The rainy season is Nepal is one the best time to travel because we can see wildflowers blooming, greenery hill/mountains, rice farming, waterfall and more. If you love photography then this could be the best time to capture amazing shots. Imagine the view right after the rain, it's just wow!!

The rest of the months and season are comparatively good and better than Summer and Rainy season because of Nepal's biggest celebrated festivals such as Indra Jatra, Dashain, Tihar, Chad, and many other festivals. We just wanted to share with you that all the months are good to visit in Nepal. Contact Rugged Trails Nepal tour experts to get the best itinerary for your holiday to make it memorable.