Amid all, October is considered the best month for trekking in Nepal. It allocates towering white peaks touch the sky, monks peacefully meditate in ancient mountainside monasteries, and lumbering yaks haul goods to quaint villages largely disconnected from the outside world. To put it simply, Nepal is a backpacker’s dream come true.
World-class peaks, ever-smiling hospitable people, magnificent environment; own diverse culture and ethnicity can be witnessed while visiting Nepal. Moreover, this country has a lot to offer to travelers looking for a different and unique experience. Trekking conditions are glorious, the crisp skies offer excellent mountain views, and cultural festivals offer many opportunities to celebrate.
Climate is a significant factor to keep in consideration. It can either make or break your trekking venture. In October, it is neither hot nor cold; perfect climate for a smooth trek. In this moderate climate, the environment is dry which initiates clear blue skies. So, there is no possibility of rain or snow. Actually, the weather isn’t the only best thing for trekkers in October. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should opt for trekking in Nepal in October.
The weather condition in the Himalayan regions remains chill yet bearable in October. In the daytime, it will be sunny and bright and mornings and evenings are cold and a bit windy. The climate may change rapidly being hazy in the late afternoon however the probability of precipitation and snowfall.
Due to the diverse topography of Nepal, there are some variations in the weather conditions and temperatures from place to place. As you go higher the temperature certainly drops. After 4000m, the temperature drops by 5 degrees with every 100m ascend.
During the day, expect the average temperature to be above 20 degrees Celsius. During the nights and early mornings, the temperature is slightly lower. The temperature can drop to 8 degrees Celsius during these times.
The perfect weather condition allows you to experience the best of nature. Clear sky, clearer mountain vistas, green grasslands, smiling Himalayan ranges are lovely. The giant peaks are obvious and seem crowning with the blue of the clear sky which looks astonishing.
Visiting Nepal in October offers you to take part in some religious celebrations as Dashain (the longest and biggest festival in Nepal). The settlements of the trekking destinations seem colorful and people seem super busy welcoming guests and decorating houses for the great ceremonies.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- 7 days
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek-11 Days
Helambu trek- 10 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 16 Days
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek - 19 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Night Camp at EBC - 16 Days
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 24 Days
Annapurna Circuit Trek-20 Days
Everest High Pass Trek - 20 Days
Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek-24 Days
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek- 20 Days
Nar Phu Valley Trek-18 Days
Accommodation facilities are sound during this month as all the hotels, restaurants and teahouses are opened and the flow of the tourists increases each day. As all the teahouses and hotels en-route are busiest, we advise you to book them beforehand.
The teahouses are warm, comfortable, and well decorated. Ascending higher the amenities become quite basic. There are twin sharing beds per room and may not have an attached bathroom you wish to purchase an upgrade during the trek and only in some lodges.
In every bed, you will be offered mattresses and pillows, and some blankets. The dining room area used for eating and relaxing is heated in the evenings with a pot-bellied stove. In this place, you can meet other trekkers, guides, porters, and even hotel owners and share your experiences. Most of them offer hot showers and are gas heated mostly.
Trekking with the guide benefits you choose the right hotels. They frequently reach there and familiar which one offers better facilities at a reasonable price. They contact them beforehand and book your room which makes you comfortable even on the busiest days.
Concerning the eateries, it differs according to the trekking routes and destinations. The most popular journeys of Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang offer you an impressive menu in comparison to other routes. You can choose dishes from Indian, Nepalese, Chinese, and Western cuisine. Some places like Namche Bazar, Manang, Jomsom, or Ghandruk even facilitate German bakeries, Italian coffee shops, and pizzerias where you can get a piece of chocolate cake, a cinnamon roll, a pizza, or a cappuccino.
Trekking in the off-the-beaten paths, you will have fewer choices. They may offer you Dal Bhat, noodles, eggs, pancakes, Tibetan bread, different kinds of soup, etc.
You can’t drink tap water in Nepal even locals buy bottled water. We never drink unfiltered water when trekking regardless if it comes from a river, a stream, or a tap. Buying bottled water on a trek every day is expensive.
The higher up you go the more expensive it gets, at some places 1l water bottle costs US$1,5-2. You have to drink 3-4 l a day to stay hydrated. Carrying a water purifying system is the best way to escape from it.
Trekking gears and equipment play significant roles to make the journey comfortable and enjoyable. Different trekking destinations may need different equipment. However, common trekking gears and equipment for trekking Nepal in October are as follows.
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone regardless of unfit or elderly people. In fact, younger and fitter trekkers may get sick more often because they go up faster sometimes skipping recommended acclimatization stops.
Acute Mountain Sickness can be reflected in different forms and different stages. AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the mild form of the sickness. Worsening the circumstances may lead to HACE and HAPE. Usually, people get it from 2500m/8000ft up above sea level. The main symptoms are mild headache, difficulty breathing, tiredness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
The peak month for trekking in Nepal- October offers you a plethora of options and destinations for trekking. It is the best month to trek in the Himalayas. Furthermore, the panoramic view of snow-clad peaks is majestic. Similarly, the rugged mountains and green pastures add to the beauty.
Mild temperature, perfect climatic atmosphere, the clear panorama, and the perfect vista of beautiful natural scenery are alluring throughout this month which attracts chiliad of explorers from the entire world.
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