Trekking in Nepal in November

Nepal is a popular destination for the enthusiastic trekker of the world. You will find the treks from short to long and easy to extreme with incredible mountain views. The country offers the adventure with warm hearted local people. Trekking in Nepal is possible in any month of the year with right equipment and clothing.

November is known as one of the best months to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. In Nepal, Autumn season is known as the best trekking season where September, October and November fall. Therefore, November is one of the peak trekking months with suitable moderate temperature and majestic views of mountains. Annapurna base camp trek, Gokyo Renjo la pass trek, Gokyo ri treks are the best trek to do in November.

Why trekking in November?

Many people might be wondering why trekking in Nepal in November. So, we have provided some reasons to trek in Nepal in November. They are:

1.    Climate

November is in full bloom. The weather this month is neither hot nor cold, very suitable for trekking. The weather is predictable in this month with less to no chance of rainfall and snowfall. You will have the fresh and pheasant environment with a chill in the mountain regions at night. The temperature at the elevation between 1000meters to 3500meters ranges from 20 degree to 5 degree and from the above altitude the temperature could range 20 degree to negative at night. You won’t have any slippery or mudy route during this month. November is the month with clear blue sky and crystal clear mountains views. 

2.    Majestic mountain view

The main objective of every trekker in Nepal is to have a glimpse of the incredible views of spectacular mountains. You need to have pheasant weather for the transparency of the Himalayas. For this November is the best month. If you trek in other unfavorable months you might have heavy rainfall, snowfall and fog which can create instance disappointment. During this month, morning and evening might be a bit colder than day. However, as you trek higher you will have a boon weather condition. Similarly, as you reach the higher altitude offers a clear view without any circumstances.

3.    Month of Festivals

Nepal is rich in culture and religions where more than 125 ethnicities live. Every month people celebrate various festivals.  Autumn seasons bring the initiation of the festivals in Nepal. Visiting Nepal in November means enjoying the famous and most celebrated festival that is Tihar. It is the festival of light, joy and happiness. The festival is celebrated for 5 days appreciating the loyalty of dogs. And praying crow to bring the good news to the family. Similarly, in this festival people decorated their houses by lighting the candles, fairy lights, flowers and lanterns. On the third day of the festival people worship the goddess Laxmi for the prosperity and safety of the family and people. People also play ‘Deusi and Bhailo’. Bhai tika is the main highlight of this festival where sisters put seven colour tika on their brother’s forehead for their long and healthy life and brother promises for the protection of their sister. Another festival falls in November is Chhath parva, a festival celebrated by decorating the temples and houses with candles and light to worship the Sun.

Best trekking trail for November trek

There are many trekking trails in Nepal from short day trek to long day and from easy trek to extremely difficult. The best trekking trail differs from the priority of the trekkers. Some of the trekking trail that offers the best of it in November are given below:

1.    Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Reno l Trek is one of the best trekking trails of Nepal which offers trekkers with jaw dropping mountain views. The mountains you will have a glimpse, during this trek are  Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu. Many trekkers call this trek the alternative of Everest Base Camp Trek. The route of this trek is more easier than that of Everest Base Camp. The main two highlights of this trek is a majestic Khumbu glacier which is the biggest and largest glacier of Nepal and the amazing clear Gokyo lake.

2.    Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake trek will take you to the most amazing remote areas of western Nepal. Rara is the biggest freshwater lake in Nepal which is in the high altitude offering the majestic reflection  of snow-capped Himalayas ranges. November is the best month to trek in this region as you will have a pheasant temperature and wonderful natural scenery. You will be trekking through the dense forest where you can see trees of Blue Pine , Himalayan Cypress and Black Juniper. Rara National Park is one of the main attractions of this trek as you can see various endangered animals including the Himalayan Red Panda, Black Bear, Musk Deer, Ghorals Tahr and Leopard while walking through the national park. In November you can see various and many species of birds who visit the place while migrating towards the hot places to avoid the cold during the winter.

3.    Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake trek is one of the best and renowned treks in Annapurna region.  It is a high altitude trek that is challenging and difficult. It is a lifetime experience which provides the incredible beauty of nature. The trek is challenging as well as exciting with some technical difficulties. So trekking in November helps to minimize the difficulties as you will have good weather and moderate temperature. During this trek you will have the spectacular views of mountains like Mount Annapurna, Mount Manaslu and Mount Dhaulagiri. You will be trekking through the traditional villages in Manag where you can explore and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Tilicho lake is the major attraction of this trek which is the highest holy lake. You will be trekking along the beautiful waterfalls and streams.

Some tips

  1. Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes.
  2. Take warm gears with you. Morning and night in the Himalayas might be too cold.
  3. Start the trek in early morning as days become shorter day by day in November. Walking early in the morning helps to reach the destination before dusk.
  4. Hire local guide or porter so that you would have any navigation difficulties and could explore the area more closely.
  5. Take some training so do some physical and mental exercise before a month of trek which helps to increase your stamina and confidence.
  6. Carry a water bottle with you to avoid altitude sickness and dehydration.
  7. Don’t walk too much or for too long hours a day. It creates difficulties for your body to adapt to altitude and temperature.

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