September, October, and November are three best months to visit Nepal for adventure activities like trekking in the Himalayas. Trekking in Nepal in November is a lifetime memory for trekkers.
The cloudless clear weather, breathtaking mountain views, moderate temperature, fewer chances of rainfall, and snowfall at high altitudes make this one of Nepal’s peak trekking seasons.
Early November is often considered as peak season, so there will be more crowds everywhere in Nepal. So if you hate crowds, you can consider starting your trekking late November to enjoy crowd-free trekking in pleasant weather of Nepal.
Since it is best trekking season of autumn in Nepal, you can trek anywhere in Nepal during this month.
The most challenging and difficult treks of Nepal, including high mountain passes over 5,000 meters like Makalu Base Camp Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Kanchenjunga circuit trek is also possible during this month.
Weather in Nepal in November
Weather condition is the essential factor for trekking; it can either make or break your once in a lifetime adventure.
November is an autumn season of Nepal, the weather in this month is neither hot nor cold. You can enjoy moderate and stable temperatures in November compared to other months.
The chances of rainfall would be zero if it rained then also max for 1 / 2 hours. The chances of heavy snowfall at high altitudes are also very less in November.
During November, the days are hotter, and the morning and evening are more refreshing. The weather will vary with the change in altitude. The temperature decreases as you go higher altitude.
In Kathmandu, the daytime temperature is more than 15°C almost all days of November, and it decreases at night.
Hiking trails of elevations below 3,500 meters, you can enjoy the warm temperature of 11-13°C in the daytime. Likewise, in nighttime and early morning, it falls around 0°C.
Similarly, trails below 4,500 meters, you can enjoy the warm temperature of 10°C during the daytime, which decreases and fall to -5°C at night.
The altitude above 5,000 meters is unpredictable, but still, you can enjoy a sunny day of temperature around 8°C during the daytime. But in the night it decreases to -5°C to -10°C.
During November, sunlight lasts for 8 to 9 hours, which means you can trek in warm weather during the daytime. The night is usually very cold so that you can use down jackets and a sleeping bag with a liner inside to make you warm while sleeping.
Best Treks in Nepal in November
November is a month to choose your desired trek because it is the best time to trekking in Nepal, and you can trek wherever you want in November. The trek mentioned here is to give you an idea to choose the trek; it is not necessary to select one from these.
You can choose a trek of your interest and according to your physical fitness. All the trekking trails remain open in this month. And the excellent weather for this month helps you to complete your trek.
Medium elevation shot treks of Nepal is possible to do every month. Here are some recommendations for high altitude trekking trails that you should consider taking in November.
Trekking to Everest base camp is the most popular trekking around the globe. Every year more than 50000 tourists visit Nepal to trek in Everest. Among which most numbers of tourists visit during this peak autumn season.
October and November are the two best months to do this trek. October is the peak season. You can see trekker’s jam everywhere in the trekking trail of the Everest region.
During November, you can see less crowd then October. But still, it is crowded than other months of the year. The trek will take you to the south base camp of Mount Everest located at an elevation of 5,364 meters.
During the trek, you can see majestic views of tallest mountains such as Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more.
Similarly, during the trek, you can experience the mountain lifestyle and world-famous Sherpa hospitality.
Little to almost zero chance of rainfall and heavy snowfall, splendid mountain views, moderate temperature compared to other months are the main reasons to choose EBC trek in November.
Even at the high altitude of Gorakshep(5,180m)(where you have to sleep overnight), the minimum nighttime temperature is somewhere around -10°C. During the daytime, you can experience a sunny day and temperature around 0°C-5°C.
You can expect a temperature of more than 5°C at daytime and 0°C to -5°C at night on elevation below 5,000 meters in the Everest region.
Annapurna base camp trek is another popular base camp trek of Nepal. Ghorepani, sunrise from Poon Hill, impressive mountain views, green vegetation of low subtropical, blooming marigold, and other wildflowers are the main attraction of ABC trek in November.
The trek is also popular because of two base camps in one trek, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna.
The weather is bright and sunny during the day and the temperature decrease at night. You can experience the medium temperature of 12°C-15°C during the day, and it drops to 5°C at night.
You can enjoy the clear view of Annapurna I, II, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail in November.
There are many routes in the Annapurna region. So, you can either go to Mardi Himal or any other treks. Mardi Himal trek is also becoming popular nowadays. It’s the best alternative to avoid the seasonal crowd of Annapurna base camp.
Similarly, to experience a bit more adventure, the Annapurna circuit in November is also the best time to go. Try to finish it before winter to avoid heavy snowfall at Throng La.
Manaslu is not recommended to do in winter months, and spring and autumn considered the best time.
The annual Manaslu Trail Marathon takes place in November. You could participate or enjoy it if you chose trekking in Nepal in November.
As it is gaining popularity nowadays it might be crowded during the first half of November. Still, it is very less compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions.
From December, winter starts making the weather cold, so try to finish it in November. During November, you will see clear mountain views and experience cool temperatures favorable for trekking.
It is neither too hot nor cold during the daytime, but the temperature decrease at night.
You can see Manaslu and Annapurna’s beautiful view and experience the remote lifestyle of Himalayan people during the trek.
Trekking to Upper Mustang is another best trek in Nepal in November. In general, the temperature in Upper Mustang ranges between 8°C-12°C during November.
After November, winter will start so that the region starts getting colder, and people begin to migrate on the lower elevation to avoid it. So, it is recommended to do the trek in early November. Make sure to finish it before winter starts.
In Upper Mustang trekking, you can experience and enjoy the Tibetan lifestyle and traditions.
The trek offers an impressive mountain view of Annapurna regions such as Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. You can also explore the old royal palace of Lo Manthang, thousands of years old Gompa, Caves, and Monasteries.
Langtang valley is another best destination for trekking lovers to do in November. Before the earthquake, there used to be a massive crowd of trekkers during the trekking season because it is near Kathmandu.
Nowadays, after other trekking starts gaining popularity, trekkers visiting the Langtang region are continuously decreasing. But the trekking trail is fantastic, and it offers beautiful mountain views.
You can choose this trek to avoid the crowd and to do high altitude trek on fewer days.
You can enjoy a moderate temperature of 10°C-15°C during the daytime and somewhere around 0°C at night during the trek in Langtang in November.
The trek offers amazing view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Langtang II.
Reasons to choose November for Trekking in Nepal
- The best weather of Nepal, moderate temperature, stunning views of the mountain, and blue skies make your trekking adventure easier and memorable in November.
- You could avoid a massive crowd of October if you chose trekking in Nepal in November.
- You can meet trekkers from all over the world at trekking trails, restaurants, and Hotels. It is an excellent opportunity to connect with new peoples and make some new relations.
- In November, there is little to No chance of rainfall, heavy snowfall, or flight cancelation because of bad weather.
Useful Tips for Trekking in Nepal in November
- It is a trekking season, as well as the festival season of Tihar in Nepal. So, book your flights and necessary transportation in advance.
- Do not wait for last-minute deals on your trekking packages. You have to pre-book professional trekking guides beforehand to make your trekking successful and enjoy it properly. Likewise, pre-book Hotel, it filled up quickly during November.
- Peak season makes tea houses full. And the lodge in the mountains is on a 2:1 sharing basis; they want two people in one room to sell more food. So, do not trek alone in November, you might not get a room in tea houses or have to share with someone you don’t know. Trek with a partner or in a group.
- Learn about AMS; it’s symptoms, effects, and precautions before starting your trek. Also, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Dress with a layer inside because it allows you to take off and on whenever it is necessary. Likewise, do not forget to bring down jackets and sleeping bags.
November is one of the busiest months to visit Nepal. From Airport to Hotel and trekking trails, you can see a massive number of tourists.
Pre-book each and everything (from trekking to Hotel) before visiting Nepal in November. All the trekking trails will be open. You can choose one of your interests.
Since trekking in Nepal in November is one of the best times of the year. You can experience once-in-a-lifetime memory in Nepal in November on its dry weather and medium temperature.