March and April are the best Spring months for Nepal tour and treks. While April is the peak tourist season, March is the beginning. The moderate temperature, clear sky, lowered river levels, colorful blossoms and festivals make these months the best time to travel to Nepal.
Nepal has huge climatic variation because of vertically rising landscape ranging from 70 m to the top of Mt Everest within the distance of 180 km. So the temperature and best time to visit varies slightly with the places. However March and April have average best weather for the Nepal tour and trek.
March is less crowded
January and February are the winter. After the winter rain in mid February mercury starts to rise and thawing of the trekking trails begin. The month of March sees moderate temperature with warm and sunny days for trekking and touring around Nepal. The Rhododendron, Magnolia, Cherry blossoms and other flowers make the trail more picturesque. The month sees relatively lesser tourists making it the best way to avoid the crowd.
April is peak tourist season
April temperature ranges from 12 – 30 degree centigrade in the most popular cities. The high altitude trekking trail can still see snowfall until mid – April. The temperature at base camps goes well below 10 degree centigrade. Days are warm and sunny which may cause sunburn or snow blindness. There are also more avalanches during the month of March and April. The avalanches change the route and make it tricky to get to base camps in the higher altitude.
Because of peak tourist season, choices of accommodation and transportation will be limited during the month of April. Accommodation in the busy trekking destinations like Annapurna and Everest may be overbooked. It is wise to book your tour in advance if you are travelling in the month.
Nepal trips for March
March is the best time for cultural sightseeing, day hikes, short treks and tour of Terai like Koshi Tappu, Bardia national park, Chitwan National park and Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha. The warm and sunny days and the breeding season make the wildlife more active. It is also best time to do white water rafting as the water level is lower and calm with more stable and recognizable rapids. The air and water temperature also rise making rafting and kayaking more enjoyable.
It is possible to do big treks to Annapurna base camp and Everest base camps during the month of March but the snow deposition from winter and occasional snowfall makes it more challenging. However, short treks are highly recommended. Here are some of the recommended Nepal trips for March.
Nepal trips for April
April is peak tourist season in Nepal. The rush makes the popular tour and trek destinations crowded. Chitwan national park, Bardia and Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha) get hot but it is still possible to visit until the third week of April. The month is best for high altitude trek and peak climbing. Treks and tours that avoid the popular destinations are recommended. Here are some of the pristine trekking trails avoiding the crowd.
The variation in altitude of Nepal has created different climatic zone within a short distances. Best time to visit and activities depends up several factors like temperature, precipitation, access and local festivals. Write us or visit our website Nepal Tour to know more about best things to do while you are in Nepal.