Snow covered peaks rising above high valleys covered by blooming apple trees. A monastery on a ridge. Overlooking a village untouched by roads. While trekkers are licking sun outside a high altitude tea-house. A local festival puts color on daily life. Color on a place where dreams, poems and pictures unfold.
When to go to Nepal? The prime seasons to visit Nepal and do trekking are spring and autumn. So if it fits in your planning go in one of these periods. In 1000 meters height the temperature is normally a bit more than 25 degrees in the day hours, but still chilly in the night. Perfect for trekking and other physical adventures like mountain biking and rafting.
In Spring, from late February most years, to early May, flowers and plants blossom. All rice fields get crispy green, and the sky is mostly clear with little rain. In high altitude basecamps most climbing expeditions are preparing for climbing in late April and early May.
In Summer, normally from mid May to mid August,it is the rainy season, and heavy or light rain falls most days. Due to the rainfall it gets muddy in most of the mid-hill mountain areas, and therefore we normally do not recommend trekking in Nepal during this period. An exception is the areas called Dolpo and Mustang. It is in Nepal, but actually weather wise on the Tibetan plateau. In summer it is mostly dry here and fine for trekking.
In Autumn, September through November the sky is mostly clear after the summer monsoon with fine visibility in the mountains. Autumn is less green than spring but it is harvest time.
In Winter, the upper valleys and high altitude areas get heavy snowfalls, and temperatures are low. It is mostly experienced trekkers going to Nepal in the winter. The winter you are suggested to trek in lower altitude, visit Kathmandu and other cities, visit Chitwan National Park and the trek around the Kathmandu Valley. Plan your personalised travel experience today!