Nepal is one best trekking destination in the world and several trekking packages with a high rating are the most popular trekking to do in Nepal. Mostly Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, and many more are recognized as the best trekking destination in Nepal. While trekking in Everest Region, Everest Basecamp Trek, Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest 3 High Pass Trek, are some most popular trekking route and while trekking to Annapurna Region, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, etc are most popular and best trekking route in Annapurna region.
Almost every gateway to the Himalayas provides different-different trekking trails with a unique and distinct experience. Remember one thing- Himalayas are always extreme with its wilder nature and unpredictable climates and weathers.
So, what is the best time to travel to Nepal?
As Nepal is a diverse nation, it provides a diverse and unique experience while visiting several places and locations. In the Himalayas, most of the time- more than 6 months it is snowfall while the rest of the period is snow melting. Just simply, one can’t define as this is the best time to trek in Himalayan. However, it is always better to make a tour in Nepal.
Generally, the world follows four seasons in the year- summer, Monsoon, spring, and winter. But in Nepal and Indian Subcontinent is has 6 seasons- Basanta Ritu(Spring), Grishma Ritu(Early Summer), Barkha Ritu(Summer Monsoon season), Sharad Ritu(Early Autumn), Hemanta Ritu(Late Autumn) and Shishir Ritu(Winter).
In winter, Nepal is drier with no rain or slightly raining, however, it is heavy snowfalls i9n Himalayas at this period.
Let talk month by month!
September, October, and November
Generally, the month of October and November is the heavy peak period with lots of trekkers on the way. these three month is the safest time to trek in Nepal. This is the period before starting heavy Snowfall. It is generally known as the best time to enter the Himalayas. This period is one romantic and lovely climate. No rain or low rain only and before the snow falls, it is the most amazing period providing astounding clear views and scenes all on the way. It is one happy season.
On September, October and November, the best trekking route in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Gokyo Everest base camp trek, is heavily crowed. Annapurna region and Everest Region and accommodation facilitator have the most crowed.
December and January
Basically, Late December to first January is Nepal’s coldest dry period. Chilly cold wind, heavy snowfalls, and heavy low temperatures make almost everything froze in the Himalayas and lower elevation. Trekking in this period is a little tough to challenge the extreme Himalayan weather.
These two months, trekkers setting the goal to reach high altitude and base camp is almost none. Few trekkers make trekking to lower Himalayan land.
February through April
February to April is the second-best time to trek in Nepal. It is also 2nd most popular time to make trekking in the Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, or even Manaslu region too.
With increasing temperature after reaching the least point in late January or first February, this time also offers amazing views and an astounding glimpse of high giant peaks fully covered with snow. It is the best time to explore the post snowfall Himalayan.
May Through August
From late April or first May, it starts monsoon. Peaks are starting to uncovered with melting snows. Glaciers make more melting snow as water. Paths are more slippery and tougher. Unpredictable climate and heavy rain make Himalayan walk dangerous. The temperature reaches the highest point giving the heat to the Himalayas to melt its dressed snow. High fogs and cloudy environment may be enough to lose in extreme deadly Himalayan.
So Moral is that you can make trekking in Nepal in any area but not in any season. Every getaway of Himalayas can create a trekking destination. You have some specific season to make trekking in Nepal. In the past few years, many trekkers also have done trekking in Everest Base Camp or Annapurna base Camp even in December and January.
Every climate expert, trekking professionals, trekking agents, and every concerned person suggest to not trekking in the season of Monsoon. If you are so enthusiastic to make the Himalayan appearance even in those tough periods, you can choose for mountain flight or helicopter tours such as Everest Scenic Flight from Kathmandu, Ultra Light Flight in Pokhara, Everest Stopover at Kalapattar Helicopter Tour, Luxury Holidays in Nepal with Everest Helicopter tour, and many more, but please don’t make treks to upper Himalayan land.
However, if you are looking for traveling in Nepal and making one of the best tours in Nepal, you can do those. Such as Highlights of Nepal Tour, Incredible Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini and Pokhara Tour, Kathmandu Sightseeing tour, Luxury Holidays in Nepal with Everest Helicopter tour, Luxury Nepal Tour, 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, etc. As Nepal is one of the best destinations for luxury holidays and vacation, one can also choose for luxury travel and tour too.