Trekking Season / Grades

Trekking Grades:
There are so many trekking grades in Nepal. It is necessary to know which trek matches most with your physical capabilities in order to enjoy your trekking in Nepal. Thus, we have categorized all our trekking routes in the following ranks as below:

Easy
No Experience required. Little or no walking is required. Transport is by Jeep or airplane.

Moderate
Trekking involves 4-5 hours of trekking per day with an elevation gain occasionally of approximately 1000 feet. You should be in good physical shape and participating in 3-4, 1-hour minimum cardiovascular workouts per week before the trek.

Strenuous

Trekking involves 5-8 hours per day with large elevation gains of 1000 - 2000 feet per day at high elevations. You should be in great physical shape and participating in 4, 1-hour workouts per week before the trek. At least 1 to 2 days should include hiking with a small pack.

Trekking Season
Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year depending on where you are going. The most popular seasons are Autumn and Spring.

Autumn: Sep-Nov October and November are really Nepal's highest months - offering excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

Winter: Dec-Feb This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Mountain passes may be snowbound, hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters.

Spring:
Mar-May Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons, make the hillside above 5000 meters a haunting paradise during this season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation over 4000 meters the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate.

Summer:
Jun-Aug Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Insect repellent is a nice addition to your What to Bring list. During this season, you can trek in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo.