Nepal is a popular destination for enthusiastic trekkers in the world. A wide range of treks starting from Short and Easy treks to tough high altitude treks are possible in Nepal.
November is one of the Autumn months. Autumn is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. November offers a comfortable weather condition for trekking in Nepal. The mild temperature and stable weather make a good environment for trekking in Nepal in November.
During November, the skies are blue and clear. Even the distant mountains are clearly visible. Most of the days are warm with bright sun. At higher altitudes, the nights are mornings are cold, yet bearable. Carry warm trekking gears and sleeping bag for nights.
The popular trekking trails such as Everest region, Annapurna region and Langtang region welcomes large number of tourists in November. You can also trek along high and challenging passes at the Everest and Kanchenjunga Treks.
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Weather Conditions in November in Nepal
With November, Autumn inches towards Winter in Nepal. The mornings and evenings are colder. But the days are warm. The temperature and weather in Nepal vary with the change in altitudes.
In general, the daytime temperature is around 15°C in Kathmandu. This temperature is a perfect temperature for outdoor activities in and around the town.
Higher the altitude, colder will be the temperature. But, the temperature is still perfect for the high altitude treks in Nepal. November is the best time to avoid the chilly winter and wet summer.
November sees less rain. The weather and temperature are so pleasing for hikes and treks. The atmosphere is clean with cloudless skies. You will see the excellent views of distant snowy peaks also.
At the elevation from 1000 to 3500 meters, the daytime temperature can reach a highest of 20 degrees. The daytime temperatures at the higher altitudes are also similar.
The night temperature can drop to 5°C at an elevation between 1000 to 3500 meters. In high altitudes, expect the temperatures at night to be chilly. The temperature falls to a negative degree, far below the freezing temperature at night.
With appropriate warm gears, you can trek to any places in Nepal during November.
Can I go trekking Nepal in November?
Yes, trekking in Nepal in November is popular among thousands of trekkers from all around the world. The weather and temperature in Nepal are moderate and stable in November. This encourages comfortable hiking and trekking around the Kathmandu valley and in the mountains.
All levels of trekkings are suitable for trekking in November. You can choose to do any. The short and easy treks, long duration treks, and high altitude treks are equally rewarding.
During the first half of November, the popular trek routes in Nepal are quite busy. But the second half of November inches towards winter weather. Thus, the number of trekkers decreases as November ends. The first half of November is a perfect time for trekking in Nepal. If you want to visit in the second half, make sure you pack your backpack perfectly.
For the best trekking experiences in Nepal during November, visit Nepal early.
Why Trekking in Nepal In November?
- Best Trekking Month
- Bright radiance of the sun, Crystal clear mountain views.
- Little to no probability of rainfall.
- Months of Festivals: Dashain and Tihar.
- No schedule delays.
Best Treks for Trekking In November In Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek in November
The Everest base camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. This trek is doable at any time of the year. November is a great time for adventure lovers to trek to EBC. During your Everest base camp trekking in November, you may witness occasional snowfall at the base camp and higher altitudes.
This trek takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. You will see the mesmerizing views of the snowy peaks including Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and others. Also, you will love the varying topology and biodiversity en route.
Everest base camp trekking is a beautiful opportunity to witness the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Himalayan Sherpas. Also, you will see the beautiful monasteries, chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls en route.
Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake trekking in Jumla is one of the most incredible remote treks in western Nepal. This trek takes you to the biggest freshwater lake in Nepal. Rara is a high altitude trek that mirrors the views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
The route is an off the beaten track. This trek is a perfect trek for trekking in November in Nepal. This trek rewards the trekkers with glimpses of diverse culture and scenery in Nepal. During the trek, you will see the forests of Blue Pine, Black Juniper, and Himalayan Cypress.
In November, rainfall is low. November is ideal for Rara Lake trekking. In late November, you may see light snowfalls over the ridge surrounding Rara lake. In November, you will see the alpine flowers on the forests.
The Rara National Park is a major spot of attraction on the trek. Walking through the park, you may see diverse wildlife in the area. Some of them are Musk Deer, Ghorals, Tahr, Leopards, and the Himalayan Black Bear. Also, the national park is the native place of Rare Red Panda.
November is the best time for bird watching in the Rara National Park. During this time, lots of species of birds visit the place while migrating towards the hot places.
Tilicho Lake Trek
The Tilicho Lake trekking is one of the finest and renowned Annapurna region treks. Trek to Tilicho is a high altitude lake trek. This trek is challenging, yet immeasurably beautiful. It is a true, once in a lifetime experience.
Tilicho Lake Trek is a perfect destination for Trekking in November. November is a beautiful time to trek with fine weather and temperature conditions. This trek is an exciting trek with a few technical difficulties. Tilicho Lake Trekking passes through the less trodden trekking routes in Nepal.
This trek rewards the trekkers with the mesmerizing view of Tilicho Lake, the highest holy lake. Also, you can see the scenic views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, and other snowy peaks of the Annapurna region.
You can explore the traditional villages in Manang. You will see that the ethnic culture in Manang has influences of the Tibetan culture. During the trek, you will come across some of the ancient Buddhist Monasteries in Manang.
The trek route is famous for its imposing natural beauty, stunning waterfalls, and streams. The variety in landscapes enhances the varieties of attractive floras and faunas.
Mardi Himal Trek
The Mardi Himal trek is an ideal choice for those trekkers who are looking for the off-beaten trek routes in Nepal. This is a short and spectacular trek in the Annapurna region.
November is an ideal time for trekking to the Mardi Himal base camp. This trek takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal. In November, you will have a snowy experience at the base camp. ( Pack some warm gears.)
The trek route passes through spectacular mountain views and beautiful terraced fields. The dazzling rivers and magnetic views of Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli are enticing.
During the trek, you will walk into the verdant forests of Rhododendron trees. You will walk in interesting villages and valleys. Some of the beautiful villages in this route are Lumre, Kalimati, and Ghale. The Kalimati village is a village inhabited by the Brahmins. At the Ghale Gaun, you will see mixed ethnicity of Brahmins and Gurung.
It is interesting to learn how people are living there. Their way of life and culture are inspiring. The warm hospitality of the local people will imprint in your heart forever.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is short, easy, and incredible at the same time. The trek rewards the trekkers with amazing views of the snowy mountains.
The trek to Poonhill is feasible at any time of the year. November is a perfect time to see the enchanting sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill. The trek rewards the trekkers with stunning views of the Annapurna massif. The magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and Annapurna South is incredible.
The Ghorepani village is a major attraction of this trek. The Gurung people, their way of life, their traditions, and culture are unique. You can also visit the Gurung museum. The village also provides homestay opportunities. The locals are cheerful and are always ready to help.
The Ghorepani poon hill trek is a part of various long treks in the Annapurna region. Some of them are Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking, and Khopra Ridge Trek.
Some Useful Tips for Trekking in Nepal in November
November is a good time to trek in Nepal. The weather and climate in November are favorable for all levels of treks in Nepal. Here we have listed some of the useful tips for trekking in Nepal in November:
- Start early. Days become shorter day by day in November. It gets dark early at around 5 pm. It is always better to reach your destination before dusk.
- Wear comfortable hiking shoes. You can get blisters while wearing uncomfortable shoes during the long treks.
- Take your time to trek. Chill! You are on a holiday. Do not rush or try to overdo, especially while trekking in high altitudes.
- Drink plenty of water. While trekking, you may sweat or feel dehydrated. You must drink plenty of water from time to time while trekking in any destination. Keep on drinking water even during cold days. Carrying a small water bottle.
- In November, mornings and nights are colder. Wear warm clothes in layers during night. The nights will be too cold during high altitude treks, get adequate warm gears.
- Get some training and do some exercises before a month if you are trekking in the mountains. Trekking in mountains in Nepal demands a lot of stamina.
- While trekking in high altitudes in Nepal, you are prone to getting altitude sickness. Read about the sickness, watch out for the symptoms while trekking.
- Hire a local guide and a porter. This will ensure your safety and will ease your trek.
Packaging Lists For Trekking In Nepal In November
What will you pack for your trek in Nepal in November? Well, what you pack determines how your trek is going to be. Packing unnecessary things can ruin your trek. Packing wise and light means your trek will be easier.
Here is the list of things that you might need during your trek in Nepal in November:
- A comfortable pair of insulating lightweight walking boots
- A pair of track shoes and sandals for camping.
- 4 to 5 pairs of hiking socks.
- A pair of warm and insulating hand gloves (for high altitudes)
- Warm jacket.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- A pair of warm and windproof trousers.
- Thermal underwear.
- A pair of a warm tracksuit.
- Long sleeved-shirts for day hikes.
- A woolen hat.
- Duffle bag and a Daypack
- A refillable water bottle.
- A pair of UV protection Sunglasses.
- Toiletries: Toilet paper, handwash, soap, shampoo, sanitizer, etc.
- Camera with extra batteries.
- Toiletries with large and small towels.
- Snow gaiters.
- A good quality sleeping bag.
- First aid kit box with personal medical supplies.
Do not forget,
- Trekking map
- A copy of your Nepalese visa and passport
- Adequate number of passport sized photograph
- Enough hand cash
Are you thinking of trekking in Nepal in November? November is the best time!
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