Trekking in Nepal in September

Trekking in Nepal in September

Among four seasons of Nepal, the month of September is the Autumn season in Nepal. Usually, mid-September to mid-December is considered the best time to visit Nepal, especially for trekking.

So, Trekking in Nepal in September, especially after mid-September, is one of the best months to visit Nepal.

We recommend starting your trek after mid-September because the actual monsoon ends at Mid of September, and the early September showers some rain, which may not perfect time to hike. But if you want to avoid the crowd, start your trekking in early September.

Nepal welcomes thousands of tourists for trekking during this month. The bright rain less climate, blue skies, the average temperature even at night, and the dense greenery along the trail makes you feel fantastic during the trek.

During September, the perfect weather of the autumn season gives you the opportunity to trek wherever you want. The tea houses were open to serve you everywhere in Nepal trekking regions.


Weather in Nepal in September

As I mentioned above, early September may receive some average rainfall because it is still monsoon. After Mid September, Nepal welcomes the autumn season, and the temperature starts to moderate.

Autumn in Nepal is like Spring season; it pays us with a splendid view of the skies and surrounded nearest places. There will be no clouds to obstruct the view. Likewise, the days will remain sunny, and nights are usually cold but not as cold as winter.

Moderate temperature and clear weather make September one of the best months to visit Nepal, especially for trekking in high altitude.

In Kathmandu, during September, the temperature fluctuates within 15 to 24°C during the day, and it will decrease at night.

Similarly, From 2,000 m to 4,000 m, the daytime temperature is 20-15°C depends upon altitude variation, and the night time temperature is 5-0°C.

The plus point for September is you can walk in light clothes on sunny daytime, which makes you comfortable.

At the higher altitudes above 4000 meters, the temperature ranges from about 18°C down to -10°C.

Best Treks in Nepal in September

September is the staring of peak trekking season of Nepal, so the tea houses would be open everywhere on trekking trials to welcome seasonal trekkers.

The weather is so favourable that you can trek anywhere in Nepal during this month.

This is a time to go for a high altitude trek because this season has a high success ratio.

You can choose any trek from our list of 20 best treks of Nepal. Treks of the Everest and Annapurna region are famous and would be crowded too.

If you want to avoid crowds, you can head up to remote areas of Upper Mustang and Manaslu as well as the Langtang region also.

Here are some of the best treks in Nepal in September.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek in September is perfectly doable. It is the best time to go to Everest trekking. It is because of other months of the autumn season, October and November would be more crowded in the Everest region. And it makes it challenging to find the perfect accommodation, capture the best view, and many more.

Moderate weather and the least chance of rainfall in the lower parts and little snowfall in the higher elevations make it the best time for this trek. Also, In the winter and monsoon seasons, the flights to Lukla frequently cancel because of bad weather, which does not arise in September.

While talking about temperature in the higher elevation of the EBC trail, usually, it ranges from 15 – 20℃ during sunny days. And lower than zero up to 5℃ during nights, mornings.

You will get to witness a fantastic view of Mt. Everest, including Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and many more in September.

You can choose a trek route of Everest regions such as the Gokyo trial and three high passes.

Upper Mustang Trek

This is the only trek in Nepal, which we were recommending you to trek on almost all months except winter months.

Since September is also the ending month of Monsoon and starting of Autumn, it may rain some days while trekking in other regions.

So, to completely avoid rainfall in September, you can go to Upper Mustang. You can freely hike on this less crowded trial. There will be easy to find suitable accommodation.

The trek offers you the fantastic view of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and other mountains of Annapurna ranges.

You can also discover ancient Tibetan monasteries, meditation places, old caves, deep gorges, and amazing landscapes during the trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Since it is the peak trekking season of Nepal, there will be trekkers jam in Everest and Annapurna region.

No doubt that these are also the best treks of Nepal. Still, Manaslu is a hidden gem yet and also the great alternative of the famous Annapurna circuit trail.

Manaslu is still untouched and unexplored by many tourists, which you can say less popular then Annapurna and Everest regions. So, only a few will plan their trip to Manaslu, which the plus point for you to avoid the crowd.

Astonishing view of glacial lakes, the dramatic and challenging high pass of Larkya La and breathtaking view of Mt Manaslu will reward you during the trek.

The trekking to a remote area of Nepal at a moderate temperature of September is once in a lifetime memory.

It can rain someday during early September but not heavily. So, you can easily finish the trek.

If you want to avoid the high altitude, then you can head up to the Tsum valley too.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna circuit is one of the famous trekking trails of Nepal. It attracts many tourists in Nepal because of its natural and cultural diversity.

Also, Annapurna circuit trials are considered as the rain shadow trekking area, which is plus point to trek in the unpredictable month of September to avoid the sudden rain.

Furthermore, During October and November, the trail will full crowd and hard to find perfect accommodation so that September is the ideal month for the Annapurna circuit.

Beautiful mountain town like Manang, challenging high pass of Thorong La, mind blowing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many other peaks will reward you during the trek.

Greenery view and beautiful waterfalls, hot spring, Poon Hill sunrise are the major attraction of September trekking in the Annapurna circuit.

You can also trek other trails of Annapurna in September, such as Annapurna base camp, and Mardi Himal.

Langtang Valley Trek

You can do Langtang trekking in Nepal in September without any hassle. The trek offers a fantastic view of Langtang Lirung, Yubra, Naya Kanga, Yala peak, and Tserko Ri.

The reason to go for Langtang in September is to avoid the crowd of other popular trails, and easy climb to Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, and Kyanjin Ri.

The sunrise view from Kyanjin Ri is breathtaking.

You can choose paths like Gosaikunda, Helambu, and also combine all to one.

In September, in the Langtang trekking trail, Days are warm and bright, with temperature averaging around 10°C to 15°C.

Nights are colder than days. However, the cold is bearable—the temperature during nights averages around -5 to -1 degrees Celsius.

Reasons to choose September for Trekking in Nepal

  • September is the ending month of Monsoon, so it receives comparatively less rainfall than July and August.
  • Every trekking trail will be open to welcome the biggest trekking season of the year.
  • You can witness the biggest festival of Nepal, Dashain, as well as Indra Jatra in Kathmandu.
  • September is less crowded than the October and November Months.

Tips for Trekking in Nepal in September

  • Start your trek with a good pair of hiking shoes with a strong grip and prepare to walk on the slippery trail also bring waterproof bags because it may rain sometime in September.
  • You may choose high altitude trek in September, so learn about AMS their symptoms and precautions beforehand.
  • Book your flight, trekking, and Hotels before traveling to Nepal because it is the best time to visit Nepal you might experience a slight difficulty in last-minute orders; you will see tourists everywhere in Nepal during September.


Like other months, trekking in Nepal is possible in September; in fact, it is the most recommended month the year. The clear sky, moderate temperature, and beautiful greenery scenery everywhere make your Nepal trekking worthy in September.

Since it is the best month for trekking, you can trek anywhere in September. Just choose the trek according to your physical fitness and train yourself both physically and mentally to avoid any difficulty during the trek.

Also, make sure to check weather conditions before(every day during the trek too) of the trail you are heading because the weather in the mountain is unpredictable.

About Author

Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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