If you are a nature seeker, Nepal could be your first choice. Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. To those who love adventures, this country is daring. It is one of the best travel destinations in the world. It is famous for its natural, religious and socio-cultural diversities.
September is a more welcoming and encouraging month to those who love to trek. During September, it is still monsoon in Nepal. You may experience little showers during early September. However, mid-September is the best time for trekking in Nepal.
The green hills shine after the monsoon. The view of Himalayas ready to fill snow on their heads are breathtaking.
September offers a near-perfect weather to trek. Days are warmer and the nights are colder. This makes your trek comfortable.
Trekking in Nepal in September observing socio-cultural activities of Nepalese is a great feeling. The risk in trekking to the popular trails in September is less.
Trekking in the Himalayas including the Everest Base Camp Trail, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Langtang Valley and the Upper Mustang Trek are amongst the major attractions.
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Temperature and Weather of Nepal in September
In September, you may experience a combined weather of monsoon and the autumn season. A light rainfall in early September is normal. In September, the chances for rain is till the mid of the month.
In general, monsoon ends by the mid-September. Mid-September is the beginning of Autumn which means blue sky and clean views.
Nepal has a varying altitude. So, you will feel the weather changing as you travel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal remains hot with an average temperature that ranges between 15°C to 24°C.
In the mountainous regions, you will experience a pleasant temperature for trekking. The temperature is cool ranging from 20 to 5 degrees in altitudes ranging from 2500-3500m.
During days, the Himalayas are warmer. This makes your trekking a hot and a wet experience. You can trek in light clothes which is more comfortable. But as you ascend the elevation, temperature falls down by about 6 degrees for every 1000m.
At altitudes of 2500- 3500m, the day temperature is 20°C and night temperature is 5°C. As the altitudes increases, temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C on average. The temperature at nights may be low yet bearable.
Can you go trekking in Nepal in September?
Trekking in Nepal in September is one of the best experiences. September is the beginning of trekking seasons. The weather is mild even though you may encounter light rain.
There are chances that trekking in September in Nepal can be a problem for trekkers. Due to heavy rainfall, trails may be wet and slippery. So, if you choose to trek in rain shadow areas like Jomsom to Muktinath walk, you will have fewer problems.
Remember, there are a few things you should keep in mind before choosing the destination. It can get very wet during September. So, select the best destinations for trekking.
Be prepared for some wet weather, clouds, and mist. Famous trek routes like Langtang and Poon Hill might be a good option for you. These are low budget treks, yet offering you full adventurous journey.
Major Highlights of Trekking in Nepal in September
When you choose to trek in Nepal in September, the weather is comfortable. The temperature is moderate too. So, September is a good time to trek in Nepal.
The sky is usually clear offering tantalizing scenic views. Monsoon rain washes off the dirt hence clearing mountain vistas. This is the ideal time to witness lush green surroundings in hilly areas while Crisp Mountain views in the higher altitudes.
You can enjoy some of the biggest festivals like Teej, Dashain, and Tihar if the lunar calendar mark these festivals in September.
Teej is a big celebration for Hindu women. They take a day long fast, dance and pray to Lord Shiva for the prosperity and long life of their husbands.
Dashain is the biggest festival of Hindus in Nepal. It is also called as ‘festival of victory’. People celebrate the victory of good over evil during Dashain. You can be a part of Dashain by receiving a red mark “Tika” and blessings from the elderly people in Nepal.
Tihar is the second biggest Festival in Nepal. In this festival, girls worship their brothers. They offer Sapta-Rangi (Seven different colors) Tika, Garland of a special flower Makhamali and sweets to their brothers.
While trekking In Nepal during September, you cannot afford to miss the celebration of Nepalese festivals and cultures.
The greenery is one of the major attractions of Trekking in Nepal in September. The farmers complete the crop plantation by September. They wait to harvest the crop.
The agricultural lands are clean and green. Also, the monsoon rain gives life to the vegetation leaving the land crisp and lush with the shining meadows.
Best Trekking Routes in Nepal in September
The Everest region and the Annapurna region are the two major popular trekking routes in September.
Besides, fewer regions like Manaslu, Upper Mustang, and Dolpo circuit lie in rain shadow areas. Hence, are possible and are safe to trek in September.
Here we have listed some of the best trekking trails. According to experiences of trekkers, these trials are suitable to trek in September.
Everest Base Camp Trek (12-14 days)
Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m), is the most chosen trekking destination in Nepal. September is a great time to explore the beauty of nature and the himalayas.
The perfect climate and weather in September is a bonus. It is neither too cold nor too hot. And by mid September, monsoon ends. So, you will get to walk in the moderate weather with the best side views of the surrounding.
You can observe a clear view of the dramatic mountain panorama. You can be a part of the lifestyle of Himalayan Sherpas.
Highlights of the Trek
- Trekking to the foot of Mt. Everest. (highest peak in the world,8848m)
- Astonishing views of the panoramic mountains.
- Mystical Buddhist Monasteries
- Ancient Sherpa Culture and hospitality
- Observing biodiversity at Sagarmatha National Park (a world heritage site)
Annapurna Circuit Trek (12 days)
Annapurna Circuit Trek lies in the rain shadow area in the Annapurna region. It is one of the most loved trails for Monsoon trek in Nepal. The region has a lot to offer. It is popular for raging rivers, green forest, and spilling waterfalls.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is safer and cheaper. Also, the trekking trail is less crowded during September. Lesser the crowd, quieter the trail and more options for itinerary. What else do you dream of?
Highlights of the Trek
- Spectacular view of The Annapurna mountain
- Kaligandaki George (the world’s deepest gorge)
- Sightseeing of attractive Manang Valley.
- Kaligandaki and Marsyangdi, two mighty rivers
- Hospitality and culture of the locals
- Culture and traditions of different ethnic communities
- Biodiversity (rare and exotic animals like Thar, Leopards, Jackals, and birds like Pheasant)
- Numerous snapshot spots
- Incredibly beautiful green yak pastures on the higher elevation
Upper Mustang Trek (14 days)
Upper Mustang is the Hidden world of ancient Buddhist Kingdom. Most of the trekking routes in the Upper Mustang lie in the areas that experiences least rainfall. So, the trek is suitable during monsoon too.
Situated in the remote areas, it offers unique highlights. Rocky trails, unique traditions, beautiful landscape are some. The beautiful architecture of various Buddhist monasteries is unbelievable.
Panoramic views of famous peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri will leave you awe-stricken.
Tibetan culture influences this region. The experience of socio-cultural life and hospitality of the locals is remarkable.
Highlights of the Trek
- Lo Manthang (The Last Forbidden Kingdom)
- Ancient Tibetan monasteries and meditation caves
- Breathtaking views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks.
- Adventurous flight (between the gorge of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain)
- Amazing landscapes
- Spectacular natural views
Upper Dolpo Trek
The Upper Dolpo region lies beyond the Dhaulagiri Himalaya. Like Upper Mustang, Dolpo is also a rain-shadowed area. So, it is a kind of deserted terrain.
Belonging to the high Himalayan plateau, it is one remote area of Nepal. Dolpo region is more remote than Upper Mustang.
If you prefer a less crowded trail, Upper Dolpo trek is best alternative during September. Cascading waterfalls, ancient monasteries and unique culture of Dolpo are the major attractions.
Highlights of the Trek
- Ancient Monasteries with preachers of Bon Buddhism
- Mysterious of Treeless mountains
- Unique culture of Dolpo
- Beautiful Landscapes
- Less explored routes
Manaslu Trek (16 days)
Manaslu Trek is a newly opened popular trekking trail in Nepal. The trail is rich in alluring natural sceneries. The trek starts with the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m).
During the trek, you will come across most dramatic passes crossing the Mountains. Also, the astonishing view of glacial lakes is even more attractive.
The trek route extends from 700m to 5169m. With the change in altitudes, you may experience a wide range of climatic variations. Yet, September is a good season to hike this trek circuit.
Highlights of the trek
- The ‘Larkya La Pass (5160m)
- Budi Gandaki roaring loud throughout the trail
- Enchanting local heritage
- A wide range of Biological Diversity
- Jaw-dropping vistas of Glacial lakes and the majestic mountains
Langtang Valley Trek (8 Days)
Langtang valley is one of the demanded and well-loved trekking routes by trekkers around the world. It is the most amazing valley of Langtang region. You can visit the Langtang National park, trek to the end of the valley to view Kyangjin Gompa, a wonderful Buddhist monastery.
September is the best time for Langtang valley trekking. Walking through the Langtang National Park, you may see animals like musk deer and birds like Danphe. (the national bird of Nepal)
Highlights of the trek
- Langtang National Park
- Kyanjin Gompa (3,910m- 12,828 ft), the highest spot of this trip
- Spectacular views of Langtang and other Himalayan range
- A visit to the Yala Cheese Factory (4,633 m)
- Fascinating walks around Tamang villages full of ancient heritage of Buddhist cultures.
Tips to Trek in September
- Trek with a partner. Trekking alone may be risky. You might get ill sometimes. You may suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness or serious viral infection. Also, the wet and slippery trails are difficult to trek alone. So, trekking with a trained partner turns fruitful.
- Stay Hydrated. Your body will dehydrate faster as you ascend the altitude. So, you must drink plenty of water and juices to keep your body hydrated.
- Be physically and mentally fit. Altitude sickness can be a major problem if you are trekking to higher altitudes. You should look for immediate medical help as soon as you have any symptoms. Be prepared mentally to encounter any kind of difficulties while trekking.
- Find Good Accommodation. September is a crowded trekking season. So, you should stay on safe side, pre-book at the lodges and tea houses so that you do not have to compete for rooms.
- Carry a waterproof Backpack. In early September, light rainfall may come along your trip. So, you need to carry a waterproof backpack to make sure your belongings are safe.
- Carry table salts and insect repellent. You may find leeches and earthworms in most of the lower altitude trails. So, it is better to carry minor insect repellents to escape the insects in Monsoon.
- Pack hiking boots having sturdy soles. September is still monsoon sometimes. The hiking trails might be wet and slippery. So, a pair of hiking boots having sturdy soles may ease your walk.
- Include warm clothes in your packaging list the weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Bad weather can hit any time of the month. So, if you are trekking in the Himalayas, be prepared to encounter little shower or snow in September.
Packaging List for Trekking In September in Nepal
- Sleeping bag
- Fleece Windstopper Jacket (Waterproof)
- Lightweight cotton T-shirts
- Lightweight pants (Waterproof)
- Warm Trousers
- UV Sunglasses
- Sun hat or scarf
- Hiking socks and boots with sturdy soles
- Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)
- Lightweight gloves
- Rucksack Bag with a waterproof shell
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Water bottles
- Trail map or Guide Book
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Quick drying towel
- Moisturizer, Sunscreen Creams
September is one of the peak seasons to trek in Nepal. A large number of tourists choose Nepal this season to trek.
The pleasant climate and suitable weather conditions make your trek more enjoyable. The nature and culture during this month are the prime attractions. A perfect and clear view of beautiful mountain peaks is refreshing.
September is the most sought-after season to trek. Thus, you may have difficulty in last minute arrangements. So, we recommend you to book for your accommodation purpose earlier.
Do not hegitate to contact us if you need any helping when planning your trip.