Trekking in Nepal in September

Trekking in Nepal in September

With September around the corner, Nepal is almost done with the monsoon and the weather seems to tone down a bit. The days are still hotter than the mornings and the nights.

But, if you are here for a hike, you might experience a much cooler weather. The weather is a lot better in the higher altitudes.

September is one of the best months to visit Nepal for a trek. The weather is perfect and you will enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains. However, you might have to watch out for the rain. We are not done with monsoon yet.

You can enjoy the popular treks like Annapurna Circuit trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Poonhill Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek. There is no risk in all these popular trails after mid- September.

Trekking in Nepal in September welcomes you with pleasant weather, Socio-Cultural activities, clear sky and an insight into the Nepalese Lifestyle.

Weather Conditions

Summer gradually prepares to wrap up in September and monsoon rain decreases. The temperature starts to fall.

The maximum temperature rises up to 30.8 degrees and lowers down at 20.5 degrees and the average temperature is around 25.6 degrees. But since Nepal has a varying altitude, you will definitely notice the changing weather as you travel.

Even Though the capital still remains hot, you can enjoy a better temperature and weather in the Himalayan region. The day temperature is from 20- 5 degrees at an altitude of 2500-3500m above sea level. As you go higher, the temperature ranges from 20 to -10 degrees.

The temperature falls down by about 6 degrees for every 1000m you ascend. And when you are above 5000m, the weather is quite unpredictable.

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Highlight of Trekking in Nepal in September

Not just the weather, when you choose to trek in Nepal in September you are benefitted in many ways. Of course, the weather gets a lot comfortable in September and you can still enjoy the greenery. But, you will also be able to witness a lot of cultural festivals.

Indeed, if the lunar calendar is just right, you may be able to enjoy religious festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Teej. These are big festivals in Nepal and you witness the pompous affairs and the gaiety of the Nepalese.

Best Trekking Trails in Nepal in September

A lot of trails are possible in September and are safe too. The Annapurna region and the Everest Region are the two major trekking trails that are highly popular this month.

Here are some of the top recommended trekking trails that you can opt for during September.

Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking region in peak season. It is a great time to experience the beauty of nature closely and clearly. The sky is clear and the temperature is favorable.

You can see the 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).

The culture and the biodiversity can be experienced at its best during this month. The hospitality of the sherpas, their culture, and festivals. Not to miss out on the mystical monasteries and the Sherpa village, Namche. These are amazing.

Highlight of the Trek

  • The sherpa village and the culture and hospitality of the sherpas.
  • Breath taking views of the mountains
  • The closest the majestic mountain Mt. Everest.
  • Visit the sherpa village, Namche Bazar

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Trek takes place from 700m to 5169m. With the difference in the altitude, it is certain that you will experience a wide range of climatic condition and temperature.

Here you will experience the glacier lakes and the majestic mountains.

Autumn is a good season to hike this trek circuit. By the end of September, the weather tends to get a lot stable than the begin of September. Monsoon is still leaving so you may encounter frequent rain during early September.

Since this is also a popular trekking trail and a newly opened one, you will definitely see a huge number of trekkers here.

Spring and autumn are peak seasons and if you want to avoid a busy trail you can choose to trek in September.

Highlight of the Trek

  • the ‘Larkya La Pass’ the the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas
  • some of the most spectacular viewpoints of the mountains
  • One of the most challenging treks
  • The biodiversity and the socio-cultural life of the local people

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. September is again a great month for this trail. It is safer and cheaper in compared to other trails.

You will witness the beauty of the mountains and the biodiversity that enjoy in nature in its pure form. It is also the home of a lot of rare and exotic birds and animals. The local people, their culture, and the festivals during September are not to be missed.

They will keep you mesmerized by their culture and hospitality. The ethnic communities are rich in culture and tradition. The Manang valley is attractive and the people there are hospitable.

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal during September.

Highlight of the Trek

  • One of the best sceneries you can witness
  • Well known for its incredible hospitality, culture and the biodiversity
  • Host of some of the rare and exotic animals and birds like Thar/Goat, Leopards, Jackals, birds like pheasant, long-tailed birds
  • This trail will take you around the Annapurna mountain, the world’s deepest gorge and two mighty rivers (Kaligandaki and marsyangdi)

Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. This region is influenced by Tibetan culture and has a unique tradition of its own. You will get to experience the socio-cultural life of the locals and be mesmerized by their hospitality.

You will pass through the deepest gorge and also an ancient city Lo- Manthang. Lo- Manthang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom. This region was restricted from the world until October 1991.

The beautiful architecture of the Buddhist monasteries in the place will leave you awe-stricken. It is a beautiful experience to take back home.

A majority of the settlement is made up of stone and sun-baked bricks. The surrounding is right out from a painting. Mesmerizing. Get your cameras ready. You will be taking a lot of pictures.

You will enjoy panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. It is an experience worth taking.

Highlight of the Trek

  • Picturesque view of the majestic mountains, rivers and the village
  • Spectacular Mountain flight
  • The hidden kingdom of Lo- Manthang, also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom
  • Explore the culture and the lifestyle of the locals

Tips

Exploring the beautiful Treks here in Nepal in September is a great choice. The weather is great and the cultural festivals are at its peak.

However, some tips are always useful:

  • Good hiking books with sturdy soles are the prime requirement. The roads might me a bit slippery post the monsoon so it is wise to take precautions.
  • Drinking plenty of water is advised as you tend to get dehydrated faster as you get to higher altitudes.
  • You need to prepare yourself physically for hiking along the trail.
  • Learn about Acute Mountain Sickness and be prepared in case you get certain symptoms. It is a major problem when hiking to higher altitudes.
  • Early booking is a must if you plan on trekking this month. The teahouses, flights and also accommodation will be crowded. To get good options, you will have to book earlier.

Equipments Required

Please know about the packing limitations so that you don’t burden your back. The items below are just for reference purpose.

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

  • Tissue / Toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Quick drying towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Multipurpose soap/ handwash
  • Feminine Hygiene products

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket
  • Waterproof shell Jacket

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Waterproof shell pants (preferably breathable fabric)

Head

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or scarf

Foot and Handwear

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Waterproof shell outer

General

  • Day pack
  • Duffel or Rucksack Bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles
  • Large plastic bags inside trekking bag, to keep your things dry
  • Day pack
  • Camera
  • Trail Map/ Guide Book
  • Binoculars
  • Pillow case

Conclusion

September is the best season to be here in Nepal, especially for a trek. It is a peak season for trekking and you will see a large number of tourists this season. Because the weather is a lot clearer and suitable, you will enjoy the outdoors a lot.

Since it is the most sought-after season to trek, you might experience a slight difficulty in last minute arrangements, so advance booking is recommended. Also, you could experience crowded tea houses and accommodations.

The nature and culture during this month are at its peak. So, trekking in Nepal in September will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Note:

Even in the best season, the weather conditions may be bad and can affect your schedule. To be on the safer side, please plan your trips with a few extra days set aside.

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About Author

Mukti is is the founder and CEO of Himalayas on Foot. He started Himalayas on Foot in 2008 after working as a trekking porter, guide and then a sales manager for a decade.

He has done most of the treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, etc. Apart from Nepal, he has also travelled to Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and USA.

Mukti was also secretary of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) for the year 2015-2017. TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the Nepal.

He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Nepali.

Mukti is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.

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