The Best Time for Trekking

The Best Time for Trekking

o23/01/2016

There are people love to travel in high season, and those who prefer travelling off-season. Despite a type of travelling You prefer it is worth to know when is the peak period lasts in Nepal in order to choose the best option for You :)
Usually a trekking season begins in Nepal in mid-February and lasts up to mid-May, and then from mid-September to mid-December. The most popular months for hill walking in the Nepalese Himalayas are March and April, as well as October and November, when weather is usually the sunniest and air clearness is the highest what increases chances for beautiful views. Certainly, nobody can guarantee that it will be like that, but the chances for such a weather are the greatest.
A part of travellers choses trips outside the peak season. Such a solution makes sense not only due to decidedly lower traffic in the mountains, but is also of great value when You want to decrease costs of Your travel. Prices of the hotels and guest houses outside the peak period are usually rather lower, and their availability is higher. Apart from the mountain centres, e.g. in the Nagarkot resort situated in the vicinity of Kathmandu, a night stay in a hotel of the good class can be by 50% lower than in the off-season period. If You decide for travelling outside the peak season, You must consider a higher risk of the atmospheric precipitations or a greater amount of snow or coldness, in particular at the altitudes above 3 000 m above sea level (in the second half of December, in January and February). While travelling during these months You should remember about additional warm clothing and a sleeping bag which provides a comfort in the negative temperatures.
It is also worth to know that around June in Nepal begins a monsoon. It lasts at least full 3 months, and withdraws usually at the beginning/in mid-September. An amount of the atmospheric precipitations increases significantly, it rains nearly every day, sometimes it is very rainy what causes difficulties in the communication. It happens especially in the places where a road infrastructure is not so developed as in the neighbourhood of Kathmandu and centres which are the most popular among tourists. However it is not a rule, in these period occur floods and landslides. Due to safety reasons it is not recommended to travel to the mountain regions in the peak period of the monsoon, i.e. in July and August. Within this period You can easily visit lowlands which are also very interesting and a wonderful multicultural capital, Kathmandu and a place where Buddha was born- Lhumbini. In January and February we also recommend a visit in Chitwan where is hot in this period, but pleasant enough to experience a pleasant exotic of the tropics.
If it comes to expeditions, treks to the seven- and eight thousand peaks-a departure term is usually established individually and it depends on the travel plans of the travelling person.

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