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Trekking season and weather in Nepal

Climate of Nepal fluctuates according to its season. Autumn and spring are the two best seasons for exploring Nepal. Autumn begins from the early September to early December and carries in apparent weather with sunny days and warm nights. Similarly, spring begins from the starting of March to the end of May with some rainfalls. Monsoon season is from the June to September. Trekking is difficult in this season because of the hot climate and rainfalls nearly every day. The road becomes muddy and is often leech-infested. Also the mountains are covered by clouds. There are, though, potential for summer trekking in the trans-Himalayan areas of Mustang, Dolpo and Tibet. These areas are situated in a rain-shadow and also obtain considerably the few rainfall than the more southern parts.

The appropriate season to trek in Nepal are autumn which is from mid September until the end of November, and spring which is from early of march until the mid of May.

Autumn (mid-September to end-November)

This is the best time to trek in Nepal. Normally, on the time of autumn the climate is clear with gentle to temperate days and cold nights. On the other hand, in the elevation the nights are cool into the freezing temperature. In this time the sights of the mountains are magnificently clear and beautiful.

Approach to winter and the mid winter (end-November through March)

It is also achievable to trek in Nepal during trhe time of winter which is from December until the last of February. On this time the temperature become s cool at the day and the nights becomes very cold. The days are normally clear and views are magnificent but irregular winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m. Starting of the October to the late of November is the busiest time for trek. Similarly, in the middle of winter which is from January to March trekking is tough in the elevations with semi-regular snowfall followed by some winter storms. The middle of the December to mid of the February is the coldest time.

As snow becomes harder and wind condition becomes steady in the early winter then climbing of some mountains is probable. In the early winter, from the past few years climbing of Langtang, Everest, Annapurna, Chulu, Island peak, Mera peak are very renowned.

Spring and early summer (mid-March through May)

In the spring season the morning are normally clean and clear but in the day rime there are clouds which brings rainfall frequently. So due to this the days are combined with rain and warm which shows the clear and beautiful rhododendron forest. In this time the whole country is abundant and plentiful of green. This time initiate the second most accepted and enjoyable trekking season as this rice planting season. From late march to the April is very beautiful time. It is also ideal period for trekking the high passes are normally snow free and the mountains visions are still magnificent in April. Up to May the climate becomes cloudy.

The monsoon (June to mid-September)

Monsoon season is considered from June to September. In this time morning is cloudy and cloud travels randomly to the peaks. Trekking in this period is usually hard and painful as the climate is hot and it rains almost nearly every day. The paths become muddy and difficult to walk and also the mountains are normally covered by clouds. During the time of April and May there is probability of thunderstorm, hail shower and tough winds in the time of good period also.
From June to September, is the monsoon season. Generally the morning is cloudy and cloud wisps form on random ridges and peaks. Trekking at this time of year is usually hard and painful as the weather is hot and it rains almost every day. The trails become muddy and are often leech-infested and the mountains are usually obscured by cloud. During April and May, there is an expectation of thunderstorm, hail shower and strong winds among the fine periods. There are, though, potential for summer trekking in the trans-Himalayan areas of Mustang, Dolpo and Tibet. These areas are situated in a rain-shadow and also obtain considerably the few rainfall than the more southern parts.

Average Maximum - Minimum Temperatures (In degrees Celsius)

                      Jan  Feb      Mar     Apr     May    Jun      Jul       Aug     Sep      Oct      Nov     Dec                
Kathmandu   19-2     20-4     25-8     30-11   30-16   30-20   30-21   29-20   27-19   23-15   23-4     20-2
Pokhara         20-8     21-8     27-11   30-16   30-19   30-20   30-21   30-21   29-20   27-18   23-11   20-8
Chitwan         24-7     26-8     33-12   35-18   35-20   35-23   33-24   33-24   32-22   31-18   29-12   24-8

Clothing in Nepal 

From April to the end of the October it is quite hot in Kathmandu. In the condition of Nepal clothing for travelling point should be light and easy. You can also dress in long clothes offered that it is climate- pleasant. In the months of November to the end of March, days are typically temperate and evenings are cold. Set on your summer clothes throughout the daylight hours other than in the sunset and nighttime it is sensible to hold a light jacket. Winter period begins from December to February. One must be ready with enough winter dress similar to jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay secluded from the freezing. In harmony to Nepali climate you can have your clothes well-packed in your baggage or you can also acquire dress of your selection and requires from the fashion stores in Nepal. Clothes necessity for every tour varies. Please contact us at info@himalayantrekkers.com for details about clothing in Nepal.