Trekking information

Trekking in Nepal can be undertaken throughout the year. There are four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its distinct attractions to offer. The seasons are classified as follows:

Autumn
(Sept-Nov)
This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views
Winter
(Dec-Feb)
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters
Spring
(March-May)
Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside above 5000 meters a haunting paradise during this season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation over 4000 meters the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate
Summer
(Jan-Aug)
Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

It is recommended to carry insect repellent when trekking during summer months.

The best Trekking season in Nepal is during spring & autumn seasons February to May & September to November. Warm Day make this season favorable for trekking & Expeditions. The monsoon seasons are June, July and August. During this period, trekking is possible in the Mustang, Dolpo, Humla, Jumla, Rara Lake of Nepal and some Trekking areas in Tibet.

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

Trekking Grade

Grade I These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking parts of these trips are relatively easy and should not exceed 5 to 6 hours a day.
Grade II These trips are a mixture of some longer and shorter walks. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable. The walking hours are usually no more than 7 hours a day. Please note that some of our non-trekking trips are graded moderate due to altitude and other conditions that require a higher level of stamina than our Grade A trips.
Grade III The day stages on these trips are a combination of strenuous and moderate walks – normally 6 to 8 hours a day. Participants can expect to trek above 4,500 meters on these trips.
Grade IV These trips are known to be the most strenuous and are regarded as a genuine test These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you should be capable of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters. Daily walking is approximately 7 hours