If your are planning a trek in Nepal, trekking in Nepal in Autumn is the best one to plan a trek in Nepal. The month September, October, and November offer you a lot more compare to the other months. October and November are the best time to visit Nepal for trekking in Nepal. The climate and weather is faultless for trekking and other outdoor activities in Nepal.
Because of the favorable weather and the temperature specially this time of the year makes best to do outdoor activities for Nepal such as trekking in Nepal
Because of the best time of the year during the Autumn, we called it as peak season for trekking in Nepal. You can see lots of many other travelers around Kathmandu and its attraction such as Thamel, Bauddha, and Svayambhu ( monkey Temple) , Patan.
During the trekking in Nepal in Autumn not only in the city and its attraction, You will meet many other trekkers in the route of Everest base camp trek. Annapurna Base camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Manaslu trek and many other trek route of Nepal.
The best time for the trekking in Nepal in Autumn is not just because of weather and temperature but after the raining season, the dust and humidity resolve in and prepares you for cleaner atmosphere so the sunny and perfect sky is visible and the temperature is fairly right for the trekking in Nepal.
Because of the temperature, climate and weather are favorable during the Autumn, Adventreu lovers can choose different trekking route of Nepal which will takes you to the lap of Himalaya and its base camp.
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Weather Conditions during the trekking in Nepal in Autumn
In the mornings and evenings are a bit chiller but the day is still warm during October and November. The usual daylight temperature is around 12° to 15°C and it is outstanding for hiking and walking around in city are.
Higher altitude, the climate is much colder than the city area. The temperature is enjoyable and faultless for trekking as well as touring.
During the Autumn the temperature ranges from 20 to 5-degree Celsius at an elevation of 1000 to 3500m. If you plan to trek higher, the temperature goes below 15 to negative during night.
Duration of the Trek
The favorable weather and climate during the Autumn, Trekking in Neal is a extraordinary outdoor activities in Nepal so why it is also a peak season for trekking in Nepal. You can be untroubled on selecting the right trek and most treks are possible in this time of the year.
Best Trekking Trails in Nepal in Autumn
You can pick any treks you like during the Autumn which can be with higher altitude or the lower one. Trekking in Nepal in Autumn is effective, productive weather and culture wise. You will get to experience a lot of cultural activities too.
During the Autumn, there are many trekking routes such like Upper Mustang, Manaslu trek, Everest region, Annapurna region,Trek and Langtang region trek are highly popular the season of Autumn for trekking in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp trek
One of the most famous trekking train in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp trek. Clearly because of Everest, the magnificence of the world. A peak everyone needs to overcome. The Everest Base Camp trail lies between the ranges of Mt. Everest. Everest base camp trek route offers a remarkable and backdrops as well as gorgeous landscapes, foothills and the glacial lakes.
Adventure lovers can enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu valley and the unique culture of the Sherpa people and their tradition. The cultural heritages like the monasteries and the village is worth all the exertion you put into.
Everest Base Camp trek gives you an amazing view of Mt. Everest (8848m) Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7855 m), Mt. Changtse (7550m), Mt. Pumori (7161m),Mt. Amadablam (6856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6723 m), Mt. Kantega (6685 m), Mt. Lingtren (6679 m), Mt.Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), Mt. Twitch peak (6367 m), Mt. Cholatse (6335 m), Island peak (6179 m), Lobuche peak (6145 m), Honku south peak (6119 m)Mt.Kongde (6011 m) and Pokalde peak (5806 m).
The Sherpa people are known as welcoming, helpful and friendly not only in Nepal but they are very famous in all over the world because of their nature. People have no trouble adjusting to their culture and tradition.
The Everest region is Also very famous because of flora and fauna it is a very rich, so there is a better possibility that you will observer a diversity of unusual nature. The the Everest base camp trek is up to 5545m.
Highlight of the Trek
A countless way to be closest to the magnificent Mt. Everest.
Uncountable mountain ranges are visible along the trek
The Sherpa culture and traditions, their lifestyle and the hospitality of the sherpa village.
Namche Bazaar market area.
Stunning view of the Everest region
Tea houses that offer good local food and comfortable accommodation.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu circuit trek is another popular trek in Nepal. It is just as stimulating but is new trekking circuit of Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit Trek opened for trekkers in 1992. Even in short period it became a popular among the adventure lovers.
The trek is around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu, the spirit mountain in the local dialect. The locals consider that a strong deity resides within.
Visitor and adventure lovers are attracted by the incredible mountain views, rich cultural heritage and the biodiversity of the region and its high pass Larkya-la.
This trek begins from Arughat Bazar of Gorkha district, You will have to cross the Larkya La Pass(5100m) which is a bit stimulating. It is also one of the most dramatic passes to cross the Himalayas.
You will experience and discover the socio-cultural life of the locals as well as the biodiversity of Manaslu region. Traditional villages like Samdo, Samagaon, and Sirdibas will welcome you to their great hospitality. The Tibetans are the locals of this region.
This exciting experience is a blend of both adventure, socio-cultural lifestyle and scenic beauty.
Highlight of the Trek
One of the most adventurous and challenging trek
A complete blend of the socio-cultural life and nature in its fullest bloom
Striking view Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Himchuli.
Experience the varied biodiversity
Crossing the Larkya La Pass(5100m)
Starting from manslu region and end at Annapurna region.
Can continue the Annapurna Circuit after the Larkya-la Pass of Manaslu.
Offering Panoramic views of the mountain ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m), Tilicho peak (7134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6998 m),Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986 m), Tukuche peak (6920 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), is breathtaking.
Annapurna region trek
The Kali Gandaki Gorge ( deepest Gorge in the world), Tilicho Lake (the lake at the world’s highest altitude), and Rupse Waterfall are amongst the famous attractions in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit trek route will take to all around Annapurna region and can continue the Annapurna Base camp trek after you finish, The Annapurna Circuit trek normally do as Anti clockwise. Two Trekking trails, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base camp is very famous trekking trails in this region.
Gurungs and Magars dominate the area but also brahmins and chhetris reside in the area. The cultural flux of this region is astonishing and you will get to experience their hospitality too. The Annapurna region has very rich biodiversity. It is the home of many uncommon and unusual wildlife.
Highlight of the Trek
An ancient trade route- ascending the Marshyangdi valley
Beautiful Manang valley and pilgrimage town of Muktinath
Serene and ancient monasteries.
Cultural and biodiversity
the world Famous Thorong La pass 5416m
Ghorepani PoonHill Trek is including in this trail.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
Another short and easy trail of this region is a Ghorepani Poon hill trek Which is the most popular short trek in the Annapurna region trekking trails. It gives you a taste of the amazing mountains, awe-striking sunrise and the biodiversity of the region.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek from begins at Nayapul and after crossing the Modi Kola, the trail leads to Birethanti. After passing through the bamboo forests and waterfalls you will reach Ghorepani. This is a village of the Gurungs, a local tribe.
Adventure lovers can enjoy the splendid view of the Mt. Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and the south of the Annapurna mountains. Notwithstanding the fact that this is a short trip, it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
This Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can be done any time of the year and is a trek that doesn’t require a lot of hard work. But, Autumn is the best season to do this trek. The view is absolutely stunning during this time of the year.
Trekking trails like Annapurna circuit trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking, and Upper Mustang trekking are other trails that allow you to further explore Mt. Annapurna.
Highlight of the Trek
Amazing view of the Majestic mountains.
Climbing Poon Hill,
Rare sunrise from the Poon hill.
The biodiversity and the cultural lifestyle of the local people
Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley trek will take you to the attractive Langtang region in smaller time. The langtang region is just a few hours away from the capital on Nepal.
Langtang valley trek offers you a chance to discover the Langtang Valley, the valley of Glacier, beautiful, landscapes, the culture, and tradition of the locals,
Breathtaking views of the Mt. Ganesh Himal (7600m), Langtang Lirung (7200m), and Langtang-II (7227m), will keep you enthralled. The Kyanjin Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist monastery in this region which is unforgeable.
A variety of rhododendron and dense bamboo forests. Rare birds and animals such as Himalayan black bear, Langur monkeys, wild boar, Himalayan Thar, Red pandas display the rich biodiversity of this region.
This is a short and comfortable trek that doesn’t require prior trekking experience and Autumn is one of the best time of the year to do this trek,
Highlight of the Trek
Short and easy trek.
Visit Kanjingompa .
Explore the socio-cultural lifestyle of the region
Breathtaking view of the sunrise from Tserko Ri
Beautiful mountains and amazing biodiversity
Upper Mustang Trek
We must mention about Upper Mustang trek if we are talking about adventure trek in Nepal.
The region from Kaligandaki to Kagbeni is known as the Upper Mustang. It is remote trans-Himalayan mountain region.
Upper Mustang Trek is famous for the Buddhist Shrines, monasteries and culture. But of course, you will embrace the majestic mountains and larger than life experience. The culture and hospitality of this region will leave you spellbound.
This region was politically sensitive which is why it was officially open for trekking only in 1992. And only a limited number of trekkers are allowed every year.
This area is prejudiced by Tibetan culture since it is close to the Tibetan plateau. Lo-Manthang is another place you should not miss out on. It was the capital of Mustang. After years of isolation, the culture and tradition is still kept alive. It is uninfluenced by transformation.
It was also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom and was restricted to the foreigners until October 1991. The people of the place is known as the Lobas.
Highlight of the Trek
Exploring the amazing culture of the region that was closed from the outside world for such a long time, Lo- Manthang
Unique culture and tradition of the Managi people and their lifestyle
Trekking Tips for During the Autumn
The season of Autumn is a countless time of the year to explore the stunning Treks in Nepal
Here are the some Tips for doing the trekking in Nepal during the Autumn.
It is recommended to start the trek early morning after the breakfast and finish early, it also help you to acclimatize you are doing high altitude trek.
Easy clothing and hiking boots go a long way. Since you will be doing a lot of walking, you will have to consider the type of shoes you invest in.
Carrying a small bottle of water to keep you hydrated.
Be a bit careful on the type of clothing you prefer to wear because the mornings and nights are chilly whereas the day is a lot warmer. And it will certainly get warmer as you hike.
Be mentally and physically prepared for the trip and invest your time in training and exercising. This will growth your energies.
Knowing about altitude sickness and the remedies is suggested because you will be hiking above 2500 meters.
Take your time and pace to walk.
Hire a local guide. They are familiar with the culture and the trails as well as helpful all your matters.
Here is a list of the equipment that you will need to carry for a comfortable hike. However, it is not advised to carry a bag heavier than 7 kilograms. This is only to make it easier for hike.
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene
Tissue / Toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Quick drying towel
Multipurpose soap/ handwash
Feminine Hygiene products
Fleece jacket or pullover
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket
Waterproof shell Jacket
Light thermal bottoms
Lightweight cotton pants
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof shell pants (preferably breathable fabric)
Sun hat or scarf
Warm head gear or a hat
Foot and Handwear
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens
Waterproof shell outer
Gaiters for hiking in winter
Duffel or Rucksack Bag
Warm insulating jacket
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags inside trekking bag, to keep your things dry
Extra / Luxuries(Optional)
Trail Map/ Guide Book
(Note: the List is given for reference purpose only)
Conclusion of doing a trek in Autumn in Nepal
Doing a trekking Nepal during the Autumn is the best option. The weather and the temperature are favorable for trekking In Nepal, however the another great season to trek in Nepal is Spring as well. These are also the peak seasons for trekking in Nepal.
The weather is clean and clearer, the dust and pollution settle down aftermath the monsoon. So most of the views you capture are incredible. However, the temperature is a bit chilly during nights and mornings.
Because of the peak season for doing a trek in Nepal, you will have to pre-book your trip. Many treks are available and are possible in November. It might be difficult to get proper accommodation if there is no prior booking.
The trails are busy and the flight rates and porters tend to charge higher. It is one of the busiest seasons to trek in Nepal. And is the best time too.
The weather condition in the Himalayan region may subject to unexpected change. Bad weather conditions can affect your flight schedule. It may cause in flight delays or flight rescheduling.
This is a major reason why it is always advised to plan your trip with a couple of days set aside.
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