Autumn is the best season to plan a trek in Nepal. September, October, and November offer you a lot more than off-season trekking. November is one of the best and most interesting months to be here in Nepal. The climate is perfect ideal for trekking and other outdoor activities.
The weather is excellent and the temperature is just right for all kinds of outdoor sport.
Also, because November is a peak season for trekking in Nepal, you will see a lot of tourists in Nepal, especially Kathmandu. Most tourist areas like Thamel, Bauddha, and Svayambhu entertains a lot of visitors.
Autumn is great for trekking not just because of the weather. After the monsoon, the dust and dampness settle in and prepares you for cleaner atmosphere. Sunny and clear sky is visible and the temperature is just right.
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During November, the mornings and evenings are a bit cooler. But the day is still hot. The normal daytime temperature is around 15°C in the capital and it is excellent for hiking and strolling around the town.
But at higher altitude, the weather is much colder than the capital. The temperature is pleasant and perfect for trekking or touring.
Temperature ranges from 20 to 5-degree Celsius at an elevation of 1000 to 3500m. And if you plan to go higher, the temperature goes below 20 to negative during night. You can expect it to be chilly at nights.
This favorable weather makes it a lot better for outdoor activities.
Duration of the Trek
Because the weather is in excellent, Trekking in Nepal in November is favorable. Which is why it is also a peak season to trek in Nepal. You can be carefree on choosing the right trek for you. Most treks are possible this season.
Best Trekking Trails in Nepal in November
In November you can pick any trek you please. Treks at higher altitude and the lower altitude is possible. Trekking in Nepal in November is effective and fruitful weather and culture wise. You will get to experience a lot of cultural activities too.
Upper Mustang, Tsum Valley Trek, Everest region, Annapurna region, Nar Phu Valley Trek and Langtang region trek are highly popular this season.
Everest Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. Obviously because of Everest, the glory of the world. A peak everyone desires to conquer. The Everest Base Camp trail lies between the ranges of Mt. Everest. It offers a spectacular view of the landscapes, foothills and the glacial lakes.
Everest Base Camp trek gives you an amazing view of Mt. Everest(8848m) Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7855 m), Mt. Changtse (7550m), Mt. Pumori (7161m),Mt. Amadablam (6856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6723 m), Mt. Kantega (6685 m), Mt. Lingtren (6679 m), Mt.Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), Mt. Twitch peak (6367 m), Mt. Cholatse (6335 m), Island peak (6179 m), Lobuche peak (6145 m), Honku south peak (6119 m)Mt.Kongde (6011 m) and Pokalde peak (5806 m).
You can enjoy the stunning view of the Khumbu valley and the amazing culture of the Sherpa people, their culture, and tradition. The cultural heritages like the monasteries and the village is worth all the effort you put into.
The sherpas are welcoming, helpful and friendly people. You will have no trouble adjusting to their culture and tradition.
Also, the flora and fauna of this region are very rich so there is a greater possibility that you will witness a variety of exotic wildlife. This trek is up to 5545m.
Highlight of the Trek
- A great way to be closest to the magnificent Mt. Everest.
- The sherpa culture and traditions, their lifestyle and the hospitality of the sherpa village.
- Namche Bazaar market area.
- Many mountain ranges are visible along the trek
- Breathtaking view of the Everest region
- Tea houses that offer good local food and comfortable accomodation
Manaslu Circuit Trek
This is another popular trek in Nepal. It is just as challenging but is new trekking circuit. The Manaslu Circuit Trek opened for trekking recently in 1992. Before that, it was a restricted zone.
The trek is around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu, the spirit mountain in the local dialect. The locals believe that a strong deity dwells within.
However, many visitors are attracted by the breathtaking mountain views, rich cultural heritage and the biodiversity of the region.
This trek begins from Arughat Bazar, Dhading District of you can also take the Besishahar route or the Thorung La Pass. You will have to cross the Larkya La Pass(5100m) which is a bit challenging. It is also one of the most dramatic passes to cross the Himalayas.
You will experience and explore the socio-cultural life of the locals as well as the biodiversity of that region. Traditional villages like Samdo, Samagaon, and Sirdibas will welcome you to their hospitality. The Tibetans are the locals of this region.
This thrilling experience is a blend of both adventure, socio-cultural lifestyle and scenic beauty.
Highlight of the Trek
- A complete blend of the socio-cultural life and nature in its fullest bloom
- One of the most adventurous and challenging trek
- Striking view Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Himchuli.
- Experience the diverse biodiversity
- Crossing the Larkya La Pass(5100m)
Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the famous trekking trails of Nepal. It is also in high demand during the peak season. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world and this trekking circuit is one of the best trekking trails in Nepal.
Panoramic views of the mountain ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m), Tilicho peak (7134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6998 m),Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986 m), Tukuche peak (6920 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), is breathtaking.
The Kali Gandaki Gorge ( deepest Gorge in the world), Tilicho Lake (the lake at the world’s highest altitude), and Rupse Waterfall are amongst the famous attractions in the Annapurna region. This trek circuit will take you around the Annapurna Mountain.
Gurungs and Magars dominate the area but also brahmins and chhetris reside in the area. The cultural flux of this region is amazing and you will get to experience their hospitality too. The biodiversity of the Annapurna region is very rich. It is the home of many rare and exotic wildlife.
This is an adventurous trek, you can trek and witness the nature in its true form and also enjoy the socio-cultural life of the mixed culture of the locals.
Highlight of the Trek
- Cultural flux of the various ethnic groups
- ancient trade route- ascending the Marshyangdi valley
- Beautiful Manang valley and pilgrimage town of Muktinath
- Serene monasteries
- Cultural diversity and rich biodiversity
- the world Famous Thorong La pass 5416m
Ghorepani PoonHill Trek
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the most popular short trek in the Annapurna region trekking trails. It is a short and easy trek that will give you a taste of the amazing mountains, awe-striking sunrise and the biodiversity of the region.
This trek begins at Nayapul and after crossing the Modi Kola, the trail leads to Birethanti. After passing through the bamboo forests and waterfalls you will reach Ghorepani. This is a village of the Gurungs, a local tribe.
You can enjoy the stunning view of the Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and the south of the Annapurna mountains. Despite the fact that this is a short trip, it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
This Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can be done any time of the year and is a trek that doesn’t require a lot of hard work. But, November has to be the best season to be here. The view is absolutely stunning.
Trekking trails like Annapurna circuit trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking, and Upper Mustang trekking are other trails that allow you to further explore Mt. Annapurna.
Highlight of the Trek
- Amazing view of the Majestic mountains.
- The biodiversity and the cultural lifestyle of the local people
- Experience the beautiful and tantalizing Mardi River that flows from the Annapurna glacier
- The beautiful city of Pokhara and its modern lifestyle
Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley trek will take you to the beautiful Langtang region in lesser time. It is just a few hours away from the capital.
This trek offers you a chance to explore the Langtang Valley, the valley of Glacier. And the beautiful landscapes, the culture, and tradition of the locals, great climate is something you do not want to miss out on. It will leave you nostalgic and welcomed.
Breathtaking views of the mountains Ganesh Himal (7600m), Langtang Lirung (7200m), and Langtang-II (7227m), will keep you mesmerized. Not to forget the tour of the Kyanjin Gompa, the oldest Buddhist monastery in this region.
A variety of rhododendron and dense bamboo forests. Rare birds and animals such as Himalayan black bear, Langur monkeys, wild boar, Himalayan Thar, Red pandas display the rich biodiversity of this region.
This is a short and comfortable trek that doesn’t require prior trekking experience. And it can be done any time of the year.
Highlight of the Trek
- Short and easy trek
- Explore the socio-cultural lifestyle of the region
- Breathtaking view of the sunrise from Tserko Ri
- Beautiful mountains and amazing biodiversity
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper-Mustang Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. The region from Kaligandaki to Kagbeni is known as the Upper Mustang. It is remote trans-Himalayan mountain region.
This region was politically sensitive which is why it was officially open for trekking only in 1992. And only a limited number of trekkers are allowed every year.
Upper Mustang Trek is famous for the Buddhist Shrines, monasteries and culture. But of course, you will embrace the majestic mountains and larger than life experience. The culture and hospitality of this region will leave you spellbound.
This area is influenced by Tibetan culture since it is close to the Tibetan plateau. Lo-Manthang is another place you should not miss out on. It was the capital of Mustang. After years of isolation, the culture and tradition is still kept alive. It is uninfluenced by modernization.
It was also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom and was restricted to the foreigners until October 1991. The people of the place is known as the Lobas.
Highlight of the Trek
- Exploring the amazing culture of the region that was closed from the outside world for such a long time, Lo- Manthang
- Unique culture and tradition of the Managi people and their lifestyle
- Spectacular Mountain flight
The month of November is a great time of the year to explore the beautiful Treks here in Nepal .
However, some tips always go handy.
- Comfortable clothing and hiking boots go a long way. Since you will be doing a lot of walking, you will have to consider the type of shoes you invest in .
- It is good to start the trek early in the morning because you need to complete the trek for the day before it gets dark.
- Carrying a small bottle of water to keep you hydrated is a must.
- Be a bit careful on the type of clothing you prefer to wear because the mornings and nights are chilly whereas the day is a lot warmer. And it will certainly get warmer as you hike.
- Be mentally and physically prepared for the trip and invest your time in training and exercising. This will increase your stamina.
- Knowing about altitude sickness and the remedies is suggested because you will be hiking above 2500 meters.
- Take your time and pace to walk.
- It is best to hire a local guide. They are familiar with the culture and the trails.
Here is a list of the equipment that you will need to carry for a comfortable hike. However, it is not advised to carry a bag heavier than 7 kilograms. This is only to make it easier for hike.
A lot of hiking equipment is available for rent in Pokhara too. And you can buy almost everything in Kathmandu too.
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene
- Tissue / Toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Quick drying towel
- Wet wipes
- Multipurpose soap/ handwash
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket
- Waterproof shell Jacket
- Light thermal bottoms
- Under Garments
- Lightweight cotton pants
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof shell pants (preferably breathable fabric)
- UV Sunglasses
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm head gear or a hat
Foot and Handwear
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens
- Waterproof shell outer
- Gaiters for hiking in winter
- Day pack
- Duffel or Rucksack Bag
- Warm insulating jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Trekking poles
- Water bottles
- Large plastic bags inside trekking bag, to keep your things dry
- Day pack
Extra / Luxuries(Optional)
- Trail Map/ Guide Book
- Pillow case
(Note: the List is given for reference purpose only)
Trekking in Nepal in November is the best option. It is autumn in Nepal and the weather and the temperature are favorable for outdoor activities. Also, spring is another great season to trek in Nepal. These are the peak seasons.
The weather is clearer and the dust and pollution settle down aftermath the monsoon. So most of the views you capture are breathtaking. However, the temperature is a bit chilly during nights and mornings.
Because it is a peak season, you will have to pre-book your trip. Many treks are available and are possible in November. It might be difficult to get proper accommodation if there is no prior booking.
The trails are busy and the flight rates and porters tend to charge higher. It is one of the busiest seasons to trek in Nepal. And is the best time too.
The weather condition in the Himalayan region may subject to sudden change. Bad weather conditions could affect your flight schedule. It may cause in flight delays or flight rescheduling.
This is a major reason why it is always advised to plan your trip with a couple of days set aside.
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