Lower Dolpa Trek

Adventure around Nepal Far Wild West the land of Bonpa culture and rare snow leopard

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02 - 10
  • Max Elevation: 5,309m/17,417ft

Highlights

  • Exciting adventure on the least explored region around Far Wild West Himalaya
  • On the classic trail of old Trans-Himalayan Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet
  • Exploring hidden villages of Ringmo and Tokyu enriched with fascinating cultures
  • Sweeping scenic flight to and from Jhupal / Dolpo with mind-blowing views of mountains
  • Visit of beautiful Phoksumdo Lake and crossing high scenic passes Baga la and Numa-la

About Lower Dolpa Trek

Welcome to the country of blue sheep and elusive snow leopard around pristine areas of Lower Dolpo Trek, an exclusive scenic and cultural journey with Nepal Spirit Adventure to Nepal Far Wild West Himalaya, least and untouched by main flow of trekkers.

Lower Dolpo Trekking lies hidden in the remote corners of northwestern Himalaya a country less visited by western visitors and adventurers, where you can enjoy the walk in the harmony of serene natural surroundings and complete wilderness.

This least explored region around Lower Dolpo & Phuksumdo Lake  Trekking well described and exposed to the outside world from the classic novel ‘Snow Leopard’ by Peter Mattessian in the mid-1980s followed by a great movie Caravan or Himalaya a French / Nepal joint venture films of late 1999.

Truly a fascinating destination where you will be soaked with immense beautiful scenery of green landscapes in the backdrop of snow-capped peaks of Kagmara and Dhaulagiri range crossing high and scenic passes of Baga-la and Numa-la of above 5,309 m high and visiting charming villages of Ringmo-Tokyu and Tarakot with great culture and traditions of strong Tibetan influence.

On this Lower DolpaTrek an opportunity to observe the ancient Bon-pa culture sects villages interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism visiting its old interesting monasteries and religious monuments.

Starting this wonderful adventure taking a sweeping flight from Kathmandu to warm far southwest Nepalgunj city a transit point to connect another scenic flight to Jhupal at Dolpo area, where our true adventure begins following the old caravan route to Dunai, the headquarter town of Dolpo and then heading higher to reach our destination at turquoise Phuksumdo lake.

The adventurous walk leads overpasses towards a wide and beautiful Dho-Tarap valley to reach historical Tarakot village and then ending this amazing Lower Dolpo & Phuksumdo Lake Trekking at Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu, after a mesmerizing adventure with an experience of a lifetime.

You can start lower Dolpo Trek, after you arrive in Kathmandu, discover around historical full of monuments cultural tour in Kathmandu valley then we take flight to Jhupal via Nepalgunj explore the lower part of Dolpo areas collect the very experience the high altitude tundra and rocks and the microclimate of Lower Dolpo and Phoksundo with cold air the glacier of Kanjiroba then continue trek back to Jhupal from where we again catch a flight to Nepalgunj with connecting flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment our guide provides briefing of the hotels, Kathmandu, culture includes information on Lower Dolpo Trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture show.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Morning in Kathmandu with interesting sightseeing tour where our city and cultural guide leads you to fascinating places, as Kathmandu is steeped with historical places full of world heritage sites as the tour includes visit of old Durbar square with ancient temples and palaces with time tour of Swayambhunath one of the oldest landmark of Nepal a high Stupa perched on a hillock west of the valley. After sightseeing tour back to the hotel for refreshment, afternoon as per the flight time to Nepalgunj city transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Far South West Nepal at Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj located near the India border, during 50 minutes flight panorama of the Himalayan Mountains, from Nepalgunj airport transfer to respective hotels for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: By Air

Early breakfast for another short connecting flight to Jhupal in Dolpo, on reaching Jhupal after 40 minutes on air, received by our trekking staff that has traveled here taking a long overland drive and walks, from Jhupal at present a motor road has been constructed connecting Dunai the main headquarter town of Dolpo area. From Jhupal a short drive of more than an hour rides to Dunai for an overnight stop, in the comfort of the nice local lodge, afternoon walk around Dunai town an interesting place to observe its culture and way of daily life.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 2 hours
  • Transportation: By AIr & Bus

After overnight in Dunai, morning walk past market crossing a bridge over Thulo Bheri River and then climb over a ridge to Phoksumdo River valley with views of Kagmara peak, from here trek leads downhill passing farm villages with walnut trees close to a stream at Dhara, a small cattle herders settlements, from here a short climb to Rahagaon village of Thakuri a Hindu local tribe, then downhill walk into forested area to reach overnight camp at Chhepka a small farm village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From Chhepka near Ankhe area, morning walk with short climb and descend through forest reaching a riverbank, from here climb on leaving the forest, from the top walk downhill to forested area leading upstream to cross a small bridge at Ryajik village, trek further to Samdua for overnight stop near the entrance of Phoksumdo National Park.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk leads to our first destination at Phoksumdo Lake after Pungmo Kholas valley and crossing streams, following Pungmo Khola downhill into pine and birch trees to reach at upper side of Phoksumdo Khola, after a short break continue to walk to Ringmo village, an interesting village of Tibetan origin with mud-plastered chortens and Mani (prayer) walls. From here a short walk to Phoksumdo Lake for overnight camp by the shore of beautiful turquoise Phoksumdo Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

An ideal spot for a rest day, marvel the beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and peaks of Kagmara, or visit interesting Ringmo village and walk by the lakeside.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After an enjoyable and interesting time at Ringmo village and Phoksumdo Lake, today’s walk leads to another side of the Dolpo area heading east by an alternative way crossing few passes of Baga-la and Numa-la. Morning walk leads past Muduwa village and the stream of Muduwa on a valley gorge to reach a small grazing area at Temche for an overnight stop near Ghuchun Khola (stream).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Starting the morning walk on a pleasant and gradual trail and then leading uphill to cross over Baga-la at 5,169 meters high, with steep climb for about near 3 hours to reach the top of the pass, the top offers panorama of Phoksumdo lake and Kagmara peaks, after catching great views a long descend to our overnight camp at Danigar or Phedi, meaning base or a bottom of the hills and passes.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk leads to another pass Numa-la South at 5,309 meters, the highest spot of this adventure, climb on nice grassy slopes for about three hours then reaching at the top of Numa-la with impressive views of Dhaulagiri mountain range to Kagmara peak and looking down at beautiful valleys and surrounding dramatic landscapes, after an enjoyable moment descend to the base of this high pass, then with few hours of good walk on gradual path to reach our overnight camp on a summer pasture fields at the base or Phedi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From the base Numa-la, the morning starts with a steep climb to reach the top of a small ridge with views of massive Mt. Dhaulagiri range, from here a long descend to Modo valley, time permitting visit the monastery, where the trail from Upper Dolpa joins. After Modo and Khanger a few hours of the good walk to Tokyugaon for overnight, this is one of the most impressive and interesting villages of the Dolpa area, consist of more than ten villages and nice tended farm fields with old impressive monasteries.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After Tokyugaon, morning starts with downhill walk towards Tarap Chu on broader green valley, this is one of the scenic wide valleys with lots of Sheppard’s settlements of Yaks and Sheep, and walk continues to our overnight camp at Dho Tarap, this is another interesting village with mix tribes of Tibetans origin and Magar hill tribe people.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From here a long descend to Tarap valley, one of the largest and longest valley of Dolpo area which is about 20 k.m. which stretches following Tarap Chu River most of the way to joins with Thuli Bheri River near Tarakot village, walk leads past Langa with beautiful cascading waterfalls heading due south following the trail after Sisaul and small place of Kesila around Yak herders temporary camps to reach our overnight camp at Ghyamgar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Today walks on Tarap nice valley, as the trail enters into a narrow gorge with some vegetation of bushes of juniper and wild rose, walk leads past Toltol with a large overhanging cave, around this area might see some wildlife like Naur or Blue Sheep and other animals. As the walk progress reaching a confluence of River Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, overnight camp by the river after a long day walk of about 6 hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

Start morning walk passing smaller villages and then into a small wooded area, following the river all the way at Tarakot, a large and interesting village with old history and well maintained terraced farm fields, Tarakot with an old historical fortress (Dzong or Kot) guarding the village. Tarakot village houses a famous old Sandul Gomba located at the junction of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu River where the overnight camp is placed.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a great time at Tarakot, our last day walk leads to Dunai for short while and then taking a short drive to Jhupal for the flight back to Kathmandu. The morning starts following many spread-out villages and farmers huts, walking on a wider trail with some short uphill and downhill towards Thuli Bheri River valley to reach at Dunai, on reaching Dunai time permitting having lunch. From here jeeps drive to Jhupal to catch our next morning flight to Nepalgunj.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning board on a smaller aircraft for short flight to Nepalgunj, on reaching Nepalgunj, transfer to another flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains during 50 mins flight, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Nepal Spirit Adventure reserves this spare and free day in Kathmandu as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation which can occur sometimes due to bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, on this day you can join in our optional tour to medieval period city of Bhaktapur which is east from Kathmandu city, visit of great old palace square and temples. After a great time with an enjoyable tour of Bhaktapur, a short drive to Patan / Lalitpur means city of arts, here visit of an old palace and beautiful temples and work of art. Enjoying a lovely tour and then the day ends with a drive back to your hotel for last night dinner and celebration, after an overwhelming and memorable time around Nepal Far West on Dolpo trekking.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star

After wonderful memorable time on Lower Dolpo & Phuksumdo trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure towards homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • All arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Four-night 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu included breakfast
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Jhupal to Kathmandu
  • Experience English speaking guide including his daily wage flights, insurance, and equipment
  • Honest strong local porter including his daily wages insurance and equipment (1 porter: 2trekkers)
  • Special lower Dolpo trekking permit and TIMS cards
  • Phoksundo national park permit
  • Trekking meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner and tea/coffee
  • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure medical kit bag
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepalese visa fee. You can get at your arrival in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Group joining fix departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
10 Jul, 2020 - 28 Jul, 2020GuaranteedUS$2790
16 Jul, 2020 - 03 Aug, 2020GuaranteedUS$2790
22 Jul, 2020 - 09 Aug, 2020GuaranteedUS$2790
29 Jul, 2020 - 16 Aug, 2020GuaranteedUS$2790

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

Accommodation On Lower Dolpa Trek

We provide accommodation in a homestay. A homestay is a combination of a local restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets.

Trekking Foods

As per your booking trek to Lower Dolpa, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-4$ dollars per letters and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m is Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

How to Get Nepal Visa & Cost

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step:

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step:

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step:

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years except for US citizens. Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen is eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request a concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with the Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 2 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the, national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.