Trekking in Nepal in November

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Trekking in Nepal in November is the best choice as the weather, climate, trekking route, and nature favors from all sides. It is still a busy month as of October, April, and May where almost all the trekking routes are available, weather and temperatures are quite comfortable, and important Nepali festivals are to enjoy.

Being the post-summer and pre-winter month, the climate is neither too hot nor cold.  All the dust and particles in the atmospheres are swept away and the skies and mountains look magnificent and crystal. Being the stable weather conditions, you can complete the journeying from day hikes to high passes adventures in the Himalayas.

Autumn (September to November) is considered the perfect season for trekking in Nepal as adventure seekers pass the lustrous vegetation, colorful hills, torrential rivers, and overall beautiful sceneries. All the people seem busy celebrating their great festivals of Dashain and Tihar with great enthusiasm. They decorate their house and flowers seem to bloom in their courtyard for those festivals. 

Not only the popular destinations of Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Mustang, and Langtang, one can trek in off-the-beaten paths of Dolpo, Humla, Makalu, Kanchenjunga regions of Nepal in November. With the scenic natural beauty, one can explore the diverse culture and traditional practices throughout the trek.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Weather and Temperatures

Trekking in Nepal in November Weather and Temperatures

One of the busiest months for trekking in Nepal-November witnesses neither hot nor cold maintaining moderate weather conditions. Trekking in the scorching heat of summer, heavy precipitation of the monsoon, and hefty snowfall of the winter ruin the entire holidays.

However, Trekking in Nepal in November escapes from all of the aforementioned hazards and creates quite favorable circumstances for walking. 

As the winter approaching, the mornings and nights might be a bit cooler but the days are warm and comfortable. The humidity, rainfall, and hot climate will be taken out with the monsoon.

Crystal skies, clear days, autumn breeze, and the discernibility of the Himalayas are breathtaking. I am sure that there will be no obstruction or inconvenience during your trip this month. Also, there will be the rare possibility of flight cancellation in the mountain airports.

With November, autumn moves gradually towards winter in Nepal. The nights, mornings, and evenings are cooler and the days are warmer with the sunshine. While trekking, the changed altitude varies the temperature and weather atmosphere.

All in all, the day temperature remains more or less 15 degrees Celsius on average in the elevations of 1000m to 3500m above the sea level. The maximum reaches 20-25 degrees Celsius at midday and a minimum of 5 degrees at the night.

Above 3500m, an average temperature remains 10 degrees Celsius is a maximum of 18-20 degrees Celsius in the midday and decreasing below negative in the nights.

With the sound preparations and gears, can trek any destination of Nepal during November. For more detail, you just can go through the November Weather and Climate in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal in November: Where to Trek?

You might be in dilemma choosing the best trekking destinations of Nepal in November. As it is possible to organize any trek, can choose among a plethora. This month delivers grandiose scenery of colorful wildflowers in the courtyards, hills, and forests.

Himalayan wildlife including rare species of animals and birds seem to enjoy ‘Mother Nature’. The air is fresh as all the dust and smoke are cleaned by the monsoon earlier.  

In addition, it is a festive season so you can enjoy the grand ceremonies en route. Unique cultures, ethnicity, and heritage of the locals can be explored by participating within. I have mentioned some of the endearing places for trekking in Nepal in November.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 5545m/18192ft (Kalapatthar)

Trek Duration: 14-16 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Head to the most popular trekking destination of Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. While Trekking the Khumbu region in November, trekkers will have the splendid sceneries of snow-capped peaks including Mt. Everest (8848.86 ), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940 ft.), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft.), Makalu (8,485m/27,838 ft.), glaciers, torrential rivers, Himalayan wildlife, beautiful Sherpa settlements, airy suspension bridges, river valleys, Buddhist monuments, and large yak pastures.

Being the tallest peak of the world- Mt. Everest, it attracts thousands of tourists from the world. Not only is nature Everest rich in culture as well. The religious monuments as Tengboche Monastery and several other chortens, gompas, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mane walls resemble the cultural and religious richness. 

The journey to Everest Base Camp begins after a scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport-Lukla. Following well-established mountain trails, you head northward passing the village of Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorekshep before stepping Everest Base Camp. In the villages of Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, trekkers spend the spare days for acclimatization. Acclimatization is one of the best ways to escape from Acute Mountain Sickness.

Trekkers need to pass the densely forested lands, some steep ascends and scramble cliffs to reach the final destination. The ultimate trekking distance of this trek is 130 km/80 miles in a round trip (Lukla to Lukla) and can be completed within 12 working days.

En route, you have to pass Sagarmatha National Park, one of the world heritage sites of Nepal and the highest elevated national parks on the planet.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 5416m/17769ft (Thorung La)

Trek Duration: 14-20 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

While trekking Annapurna Circuit in November, one can get the mesmerizing beauty of changing landscapes, ethnic settlements, diverse flora, rare species of fauna, and amazing views of glittering Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountains seem spectacular.

Trekkers trek around the Annapurna Mountains via Thorong-La (5416m), one of the highest and widest passes of the planet.

Standing there, one immersed in nature surrounded by the mighty peaks. Starting the journey from 800-900m, one reaches atop within 10 working days with a day’s acclimatization in Manang Village.

As the weather and temperature favorable in November, side trips as Tilicho Lake and Narphu Valley are also possible. In this period, farmers seem to harvest their corns and planting potatoes and other vegetables in their cultivated lands.

In some villages of Manang and Mustang, people have started commercial agriculture by planting several apple trees. In November, it is a harvesting time and people seem busy picking them up for the markets.

You shall experience dramatic changes in topographies as the trek route passes through jungle, alpine meadows, and arid hills.

Apart from nature, Annapurna Circuit Trek is popular for its cultural richness as well. The religious monuments as Braga Monastery and Muktinath Temple, prayer wheels, prayer flags, long and large Mane walls, chortens represent the religious faith of the people.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 4,130m/ 13,550ft (Annapurna Base Camp)

Trek Duration: 9-16 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

November is the last peak month of autumn to trek in Nepal. Trekking the base of Annapurna- the 10th tallest peak of the world during this month offers the crystal blue sky, snow-clad peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, preserved wildlife, and changed vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area.

The unobstructed views, stable weather, and moderate temperature make November an ideal time to explore the Annapurna region.

The viewpoints of Poonhill, Machhapuchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Jhinu Danda offer 360° panoramic views of glittering peaks, diverse landscapes, valleys, ridges, rhododendron hills creating the memories of a lifetime.

One of the busiest trekking trails of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp is a great teahouse trek. Trekkers can spend overnight and get food in the small lodges available in every village. As November is a time of great festivals in Nepal, you can celebrate with the locals with great enthusiasm.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 3210m/10531ft (Poonhill)

Trek Duration: 7-10 Days

Best Time to Trek:  February to May and September to December

Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the shortest, easiest treks of the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The trail is a bit busy in November as it receives thousands of trekkers from the entire planet.

Within a short time span, trekkers get the views of scenic mountains, breathtaking sunrise, and sunset, distinct flora, and fauna of this region.

The journey to Poonhill starts from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara. Trek continues passing ethnic settlements, stone staircases, airy suspension bridges, farmlands, rice fields with the views of mighty snowy peaks reaching the villages of Ghorepani within 2 days. The next day, wake up early and hike to Poonhill for the yellowish first rays of the sun over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

As a lower elevated journey, the Poonhill trek is suitable for everyone regardless of their age, gender, and fitness level. In the pleasant weather of November, you just can enjoy the surroundings along with an insight into sweeping landscapes and cliffs. Visiting Ghandruk-a Gurung village, explore more about the authentic culture of this particular tribe.

The beginning and ending point of the trek is Pokhara city. This city of lakes offers great things to visit. From the religious temples and stupas, you can sightsee deep and dark caves viz. Gupteshowr cave, Mahendra cave and Bat’s cave, and others.

You can extend your trip by doing sightseeing, Paragliding, Zip-Lining, Boating in the lakes, cycling, hiking to World Peace Pagoda, and Bungee Jumping.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 5106m/16751ft (Larkey La Pass)

Trek Duration: 17-24 Days (If Tsum valley added)

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

The best alternative of crowded Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, and Everest Base Camp Trek are Manaslu Circuit Trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek in November offers unobstructed views of Mt. Manaslu-the 8th tallest peak of the planet that elevates at 8163m above the sea surface.

Trekking Manaslu tastes a different flavor than any other trekking destination of Nepal. As a restricted region of Nepal, it offers many unspoiled things and settlements which are very far from this modernization.

Trekking Manaslu is not possible solo; you need to hire a license holder guide or porter from government registered company of Nepal. Crossing the rural settlements of ethnic communities, lustrous vegetation, diverse wildlife, deeply forested lands of Manaslu Conservation Area, and large pastures, you will reach the border of Tibet and Nepal and pass Larkey-La (5106m) - a high mountain pass of north-central Nepal.

Despite being rural, it is rich in cultural and religious practices. Tibetan Buddhism is quite popular throughout the journey and you can encounter several Chortens, Mane walls, prayer wheels and flags, and monasteries throughout your trek in November.

The journey to Manaslu commences from the small township of Soti Bazaar. The only way to reach Soti Bazaar is via an overland drive which takes more or less 8 hours from Kathmandu.

Popular as a teahouse trek of Nepal, the small lodges are established at every stop of the trek with basic amenities. They provide you both lodging and food services at affordable prices. You can extend your trip trekking to Tsum Valley. It is a remoter part of the Manaslu region and offers authentic cultures and traditions with more magnificent sceneries.

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 4773m/ 15655 ft (Kyanjin Ri) or 4980m/16338ft (Tserko Ri)

Trek Duration: 11 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Deep forested areas, airy suspension bridges, fanciful settlements of Tamang locals, staggering cliffs, subtropical to alpine forests and historical and religious monuments, quiet nature with birds’ chirping, diverse wildlife of Langtang National Park, and spectacular views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges are some of the features of Langtang Valley Trek in November.

One of the nearest trek from Kathmandu valley, Langtang Trek formally kicks off after a 6-7 hours drive to Sybrubensi.

Then the trail takes you through a well-established trekking route amid pine woods, grassy meadows, and Himalayan foothills and rocky ridges reaching Kyangjin Ri via Kangjin Gompa.

During your trek, you can explore the Langtang Valley which is gorgeous and known as the valley of glaciers. You can visit Kyanjin Gompa- the oldest monastery of this region.

Trekking Langtang displays rich biodiversity with the diversities of rhododendrons and other thick bamboo woods. Himalayan Black Bear, Langur Monkeys, Red Pandas, species of deer, rare birds, Danphe are common during this trek.

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 3,820m/ 12532ft (Lho Manthang)

Trek Duration: 17 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Officially opened in 1992 for the outside world, Trekking Upper Mustang is to dive into the hidden gem of the lost city. To trek in this restricted region of Nepal, you need a special permit and is preserved the local Tibetan tradition and unique culture.

Walking in the semi-arid lands of Upper Mustang, one can explore centuries’ old Tibetan Buddhist religious shrines as Chortens, monasteries, gompas, and large Mane walls. Visiting the antique caves, you can witness the proofs from several centuries ago.

Apart from these, walking in the semi-deserted lands of Upper Mustang, trekkers get the flavor of the Tibetan plateau. Majestic views of the peaks as Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri are common to see while trekking Upper Mustang in November.

During this month, you can sightsee the crystal skies, unobstructed views of mountain peaks and Kaligandaki River Valley, apple orchids, and beautiful landscapes, and changed vegetation. Stepping on the walled city of Lho-Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, one feels that I am completely in a new world.

The Hindu religious pilgrimage Muktinath is another attraction of the trek. Thousands of Hindu devotees reach here to search for purification and sacredness. One of the highest elevated temples of Muktinath is dedicated to the Hindu preserver god Vishnu.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Recommended Gears and Equipment


While trekking any region of Nepal, you need to have a significant amount of trekking equipment and gear. However, those gears may vary according to the elevated gained and season chose to trek. The list of those gears and equipment is given below.

Clothing and Equipment


  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots with spare laces
  • Tinny, lightweight inner sock liners
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Gaiters

Lower body

  • A couple of underwear
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Waterproof pants
  • Light thermal bottoms
  • Thick thermal bottoms
  • Wool pants/tracksuit/fleece

 Hands wear

  • Both light and heavyweight gloves and mittens
  • Wind/waterproof fleece gloves

Upper Body

  • Lightweight T-shirts
  • Both light and expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket


  • Sunglasses having UV protection
  • Scarf for covering the face
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Warm fleece hat


  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pillowcase


  • First-aid kit box
  • Daypacks
  • Duffle bag with a small lock
  • Headlight with spare bulbs and batteries  
  • Water bottles
  • Water purification system
  • Watch
  • Trekking poles
  • Money bag

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunblock cream
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Face and Body Moisturizer
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Quick-dry towel and face cloth
  • Lip block with UV protection
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Small comb/brush
  • Multipurpose wipes
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Small washing shop

Miscellaneous but recommended

  • Trekking maps (most of the trekking agency provide)
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Guidebooks  

Trekking in Nepal in November: Useful Tips


November is a perfect time for trekking in Nepal. The climate and weather conditions are favorable for trekking. Here are some useful hints for trekking in Nepal during November.

  • Begin your journey early. As winter approaches, the days become shorter each day. It is good to reach your destination before dusk.
  • Wear comfortable trekking shoes. Uncomfortable shoes may create blisters during the long treks.
  • Maintain your own pace. Do not rush, you will lose nothing.
  • Acclimatize properly. It is the key to escape Acute Mountain Sickness.
  • Hydrate properly. Keep drinking water even on cold days. Always carry a small water bottle. Dehydration causes problems.
  • As mornings and nights are cooler, wear appropriate warm clothes. Be prepared well beforehand.
  • Have some prior training and exercises before at least a month for walking in the high mountains. Trekking in high Himalayan foothills requires a lot of stamina.
  • Study about Acute Mountain Sickness. If ignored, it can be fatal.
  • Hire a knowledgeable, and licensed guide and porter and consult with the authorized trekking agency for your trip. This will ensure your safety during the trek.

Final Say

November can be one of the best month to go for trekking in Nepal

November is one of the peak periods for trekking in Nepal. The sustained weather and bearable temperature, sunny but adorable days, unobstructed mountain views, plenty of choices for accommodation, diverse vegetation, and wildlife, torrential rivers, and waterfalls, less probability of precipitation and snowfall, festive season, fewer chances of flight cancellation, clear skies and surroundings attracts thousands of trekkers throughout the month.

In the peak month, the trails get busy and you may need to stay in a shared room. The teahouses may not satisfy your desires as they offer only the basic amenities. The price of everything gets higher by elevation.

The flights will be tight and you need to reach on time. But in case, you begin your journey in late November, the trail will be less hectic and teahouses will be quieter than the early days. Despite of increasing cold, you can do it with a bit more preparation.

All in all, Trekking in Nepal is one of the perfect and busiest seasons. Happy Trekking!!!!!


Krishna Sapkota

Krishna is a content writer and tour guide of Holy Mountain Treks. As a guide and a writer, he has paid a visit to almost all the touristic destinations in Nepal. He has also been to major Trekking termini in Nepal. By means of his personal knowledge and experiences, he responds all your interrogations, creates blogs, articles and develops itineraries for your trips.

Krishna has been working in tourism sector since 2017, as he was running his Masters' degree. Afterward the accomplishment of his graduation, he is fully keen in this industry.

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