Best Season to plan Climbing & Expeditions in Nepal Himalayas
Trekking & Climbing in Nepal can be undertaken throughout the year depending on the region and altitude. Basically we have four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its distinct attraction to offer. The seasons are classified as follows:
AUTUMN (SEPT-NOV) - This season offers excellent weather and best visibility. This is the best time to trek , peak climb & mountaineering in Nepal Himalayas. Days are clear with blue sky, clear visibility and temperature is best so you would have wonderful trip with best visibility. This is the best time to plan climbing to trekking peaks & other expeditions below 8000m peaks.
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. Climbing and expeditions can not be planned due to the heavy snow fall on the peaks.
SPRING-(MARCH- MAY) - This is the best seasons for climbing & expeditions in Nepal Himalayas. Trekking, climbing and expeditions in spring is particularly lovely as the mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers and still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. The temperature is quite moderate and the mountain views are excellent. Big expedition like, Everest Expedition, Lhotse Expedition along with other 8000m peaks expedition are planned at this season.
SUMMER (JUN- AUG) - This is the favorite season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash & Tibet tour. This season is also recommended for forest researchers and botanies. Climbing at this time is strongly not suggested.