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Nepal in November

Nepal in November

Overall the months of November through to December are the best time to visit Nepal. With clear blue skies, pleasant warm temperatures and an abundance of vegetation post monsoon, these months are the optimum time to visit Nepal.

Nepal formerly the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is mainly situated in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, bordering Tibet of China to the north, and India in the south, east, and west, while it is narrowly separated from Bangladesh by the Siliguri Corridor, and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural state, with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the largest city.

Weather and Climatic condition in Nepal in November: November days remain quite warm in many parts of Nepal, though temperatures can be cold at night, especially towards the end of the month. Expect daytime temperatures in the low 70s Fahrenheit in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trekking Option in November: Nepal is the country of wonders. The beautiful mountains, diverse culture, warm people and serene nature. This country has a lot to offer to the travelers looking for an ethereal experience. More so, the trekking adventures here are unbeatable. This makes Nepal fit to travel throughout the year. The adventurers can enjoy their adrenaline rush in any months they prefer.

Yet, November still stands as the reigning month to trek. Autumn season or fall is prevalent in November which brings the drier weather. Climate is a significant factor to keep in consideration. It can either make or break your trekking venture. In November, 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, weather isn’t the only best thing for trekkers in November. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should opt for trekking in Nepal in November.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek Elevation: 5545m/18192ft (Kalapatthar)

Trek Duration: 14-16 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Head to the most popular trekking destination of Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. While Trekking the Khumbu region in November, trekkers will have the splendid sceneries of snow-capped peaks including Mt. Everest (8848.86 ), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940 ft.), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft.), Makalu (8,485m/27,838 ft.), glaciers, torrential rivers, Himalayan wildlife, beautiful Sherpa settlements, airy suspension bridges, river valleys, Buddhist monuments, and large yak pastures.

Being the tallest peak of the world- Mt. Everest, it attracts thousands of tourists from the world. Not only is nature Everest rich in culture as well. The religious monuments as Tengboche Monastery and several other chortens, gompas, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mane walls resemble the cultural and religious richness. 

The journey to Everest Base Camp begins after a scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport-Lukla. Following well-established mountain trails, you head northward passing the village of Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorekshep before stepping Everest Base Camp. In the villages of Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, trekkers spend the spare days for acclimatization. Acclimatization is one of the best ways to escape from Acute Mountain Sickness.

Trekkers need to pass the densely forested lands, some steep ascends and scramble cliffs to reach the final destination. The ultimate trekking distance of this trek is 130 km/80 miles in a round trip (Lukla to Lukla) and can be completed within 12 working days.

En route, you have to pass Sagarmatha National Park, one of the world heritage sites of Nepal and the highest elevated national parks on the planet.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 5416m/17769ft (Thorung La)

Trek Duration: 14-20 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

While trekking Annapurna Circuit in November, one can get the mesmerizing beauty of changing landscapes, ethnic settlements, diverse flora, rare species of fauna, and amazing views of glittering Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountains seem spectacular.

Trekkers trek around the Annapurna Mountains via Thorong-La (5416m), one of the highest and widest passes of the planet.

Standing there, one immersed in nature surrounded by the mighty peaks. Starting the journey from 800-900m, one reaches atop within 10 working days with a day’s acclimatization in Manang Village.

As the weather and temperature favorable in November, side trips as Tilicho Lake and Narphu Valley are also possible. In this period, farmers seem to harvest their corns and planting potatoes and other vegetables in their cultivated lands.

In some villages of Manang and Mustang, people have started commercial agriculture by planting several apple trees. In November, it is a harvesting time and people seem busy picking them up for the markets.

You shall experience dramatic changes in topographies as the trek route passes through jungle, alpine meadows, and arid hills.

Apart from nature, Annapurna Circuit Trek is popular for its cultural richness as well. The religious monuments as Braga Monastery and Muktinath Temple, prayer wheels, prayer flags, long and large Mane walls, chortens represent the religious faith of the people.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 4,130m/ 13,550ft (Annapurna Base Camp)

Trek Duration: 9-16 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

November is the last peak month of autumn to trek in Nepal. Trekking the base of Annapurna- the 10th tallest peak of the world during this month offers the crystal blue sky, snow-clad peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, preserved wildlife, and changed vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area.

The unobstructed views, stable weather, and moderate temperature make November an ideal time to explore the Annapurna region.

The viewpoints of Poonhill, Machhapuchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Jhinu Danda offer 360° panoramic views of glittering peaks, diverse landscapes, valleys, ridges, rhododendron hills creating the memories of a lifetime.

One of the busiest trekking trails of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp is a great teahouse trek. Trekkers can spend overnight and get food in the small lodges available in every village. As November is a time of great festivals in Nepal, you can celebrate with the locals with great enthusiasm.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 3210m/10531ft (Poonhill)

Trek Duration: 7-10 Days

Best Time to Trek:  February to May and September to December

Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the shortest, easiest treks of the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The trail is a bit busy in November as it receives thousands of trekkers from the entire planet.

Within a short time span, trekkers get the views of scenic mountains, breathtaking sunrise, and sunset, distinct flora, and fauna of this region.

The journey to Poonhill starts from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara. Trek continues passing ethnic settlements, stone staircases, airy suspension bridges, farmlands, rice fields with the views of mighty snowy peaks reaching the villages of Ghorepani within 2 days. The next day, wake up early and hike to Poonhill for the yellowish first rays of the sun over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

As a lower elevated journey, the Poonhill trek is suitable for everyone regardless of their age, gender, and fitness level. In the pleasant weather of November, you just can enjoy the surroundings along with an insight into sweeping landscapes and cliffs. Visiting Ghandruk-a Gurung village, explore more about the authentic culture of this particular tribe.

The beginning and ending point of the trek is Pokhara city. This city of lakes offers great things to visit. From the religious temples and stupas, you can sightsee deep and dark caves viz. Gupteshowr cave, Mahendra cave and Bat’s cave, and others.

You can extend your trip by doing sightseeing, Paragliding, Zip-Lining, Boating in the lakes, cycling, hiking to World Peace Pagoda, and Bungee Jumping.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 5106m/16751ft (Larkey La Pass)

Trek Duration: 17-24 Days (If Tsum valley added)

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

The best alternative of crowded Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, and Everest Base Camp Trek are Manaslu Circuit Trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek in November offers unobstructed views of Mt. Manaslu-the 8th tallest peak of the planet that elevates at 8163m above the sea surface.

Trekking Manaslu tastes a different flavor than any other trekking destination of Nepal. As a restricted region of Nepal, it offers many unspoiled things and settlements which are very far from this modernization.

Trekking Manaslu is not possible solo; you need to hire a license holder guide or porter from government registered company of Nepal. Crossing the rural settlements of ethnic communities, lustrous vegetation, diverse wildlife, deeply forested lands of Manaslu Conservation Area, and large pastures, you will reach the border of Tibet and Nepal and pass Larkey-La (5106m) – a high mountain pass of north-central Nepal.

Despite being rural, it is rich in cultural and religious practices. Tibetan Buddhism is quite popular throughout the journey and you can encounter several Chortens, Mane walls, prayer wheels and flags, and monasteries throughout your trek in November.

The journey to Manaslu commences from the small township of Soti Bazaar. The only way to reach Soti Bazaar is via an overland drive which takes more or less 8 hours from Kathmandu.

Popular as a teahouse trek of Nepal, the small lodges are established at every stop of the trek with basic amenities. They provide you both lodging and food services at affordable prices. You can extend your trip trekking to Tsum Valley. It is a remoter part of the Manaslu region and offers authentic cultures and traditions with more magnificent sceneries.

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 4773m/ 15655 ft (Kyanjin Ri) or 4980m/16338ft (Tserko Ri)

Trek Duration: 11 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Deep forested areas, airy suspension bridges, fanciful settlements of Tamang locals, staggering cliffs, subtropical to alpine forests and historical and religious monuments, quiet nature with birds’ chirping, diverse wildlife of Langtang National Park, and spectacular views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges are some of the features of Langtang Valley Trek in November.

One of the nearest trek from Kathmandu valley, Langtang Trek formally kicks off after a 6-7 hours drive to Sybrubensi.

Then the trail takes you through a well-established trekking route amid pine woods, grassy meadows, and Himalayan foothills and rocky ridges reaching Kyangjin Ri via Kangjin Gompa.

During your trek, you can explore the Langtang Valley which is gorgeous and known as the valley of glaciers. You can visit Kyanjin Gompa- the oldest monastery of this region.

Trekking Langtang displays rich biodiversity with the diversities of rhododendrons and other thick bamboo woods. Himalayan Black Bear, Langur Monkeys, Red Pandas, species of deer, rare birds, Danphe are common during this trek.

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Info

Trek Elevation: 3,820m/ 12532ft (Lho Manthang)

Trek Duration: 17 Days

Best Time to Trek: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November)

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Accommodation: Teahouses/Lodges

Officially opened in 1992 for the outside world, Trekking Upper Mustang is to dive into the hidden gem of the lost city. To trek in this restricted region of Nepal, you need a special permit and is preserved the local Tibetan tradition and unique culture.

Walking in the semi-arid lands of Upper Mustang, one can explore centuries’ old Tibetan Buddhist religious shrines as Chortens, monasteries, gompas, and large Mane walls. Visiting the antique caves, you can witness the proofs from several centuries ago.

Apart from these, walking in the semi-deserted lands of Upper Mustang, trekkers get the flavor of the Tibetan plateau. Majestic views of the peaks as Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri are common to see while trekking Upper Mustang in November.

During this month, you can sightsee the crystal skies, unobstructed views of mountain peaks and Kaligandaki River Valley, apple orchids, and beautiful landscapes, and changed vegetation. Stepping on the walled city of Lho-Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, one feels that I am completely in a new world.

The Hindu religious pilgrimage Muktinath is another attraction of the trek. Thousands of Hindu devotees reach here to search for purification and sacredness. One of the highest elevated temples of Muktinath is dedicated to the Hindu preserver god Vishnu.

Why Visit Nepal in November?

Magnificent View: As the monsoon dissipates in September, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, fresh air and incredible views. October and November are two of the best months to visit as dry days make trekking easier and offer good visibility. The verdant landscapes following the rains are ideal for photographers.

No Delays in Flights: Due to clear weather there is no delay in flights making the tour and trekking in nepal flow smoothly. This makes the expectation of the clients more enjoyable.

Where to go in Nepal in November?

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is particularly famous for its religious monuments. Various temples, monasteries, and stupas adorn the city’s landscape, particularly the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan which are famous for their stunning, intricate religious artworks.

Pokhara: Pokhara’s spellbinding beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, the spectacular backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range and the serene Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Lakes, makes this destination ‘the Jewel of the Himalaya’.

Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park is famous for the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia, where you’ll have an excellent chance of spotting endangered One-horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer, Monkeys, Wild Boar and up to 544 species of birds.

Sarankot: Sarangkot is known for panoramic Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. It also provides an expansive view of the city of Pokhara, from the extreme north to the south including the Phewa Lake. Tourists drive up the hill to watch the sunrise from the view tower at the top.

Things to do in Nepal in November: 

Trekking: Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Ranging from classics like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang to up and coming treks such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek, Nepal’s best treks are listed below.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Langtang Trek

Everest Base Camp trek

Manaslu Trek

Mountain Climbing: The peak season for mountain climbing in Nepal is during the months of April, May and October. The climbing conditions in the Himalaya are, as a general rule, better in Spring than Autumn. The vast majority of expeditions to Mount Everest summit in May. Low altitude climbing can be done in the month of November.

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour: Kathmandu is indeed worth a visit, in the city centre there are the royal palace, and important religious sites, and the old town. If you need some scenery you have go out a little bit from the city, but you will be in Kathmandu valley, not the real Himalayan area.

Reasons to take these Tours in November:

Skydiving Above Mt. Everest:

Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp (EBC):

Mountain flight to Everest:

Jungle Safari:

Bungee Jumping


White Water Rafting

Motorbike Across Nepal

Farmstays, Homestays

Meditation and Yoga

Try the Nepali Cuisine

Events in November

Best Itinerary to book in Nepal

Why Visit Nepal in November?

Ideal conditions: November has temperate weather as compared to the rest of the year. The month offers visitors endless views while trekking in the mountains with little to no rainfall.

Festival season: One of Nepal’s most prominent festivals, Tihar, is celebrated in late October or early to mid-November, depending on the lunar calendar. Meaning “festival of lights,” Tihar features atmospheric candlelit ceremonies and stunning colored mandalas across the country. Guru Nanak Jayanti is also held in November. You can see hundreds of brightly dressed worshippers and spectacular performances.

Wildlife spotting: The wildlife comes out of hiding after Nepal’s rainy season in National Parks like Chitwan and Bardia. If luck stands on your side, you will be able to get up close with tigers, elephants, and rhinos.

Outdoor activities: Temperatures in November are excellent for trying adventure sports such as mountain biking, white-water rafting, and paragliding. Pokhara is a famous hub for these sports and provides 360° views of the Himalayas.

Photo opportunities: Sunshine and blue skies across Nepal provide the perfect backdrop for photography, whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime shot of Everest, a rarely sighted Bengal tiger in the jungles of Chitwan, or an atmospheric shot of the iconic Bhoudannath Temple.



Is November a good time to visit Nepal?

Overall the months of October through to November are the best time to visit Nepal. With clear blue skies, pleasant warm temperatures and an abundance of vegetation post monsoon, these months are the optimum time to visit Nepal.

What is Nepal like in November?

November days remain quite warm in many parts of Nepal, though temperatures can be cold at night, especially towards the end of the month. Expect daytime temperatures in the low 70s Fahrenheit in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Does it snow in Nepal in November?

Therefore, in September, October, November, December, January, and February, there is a high possibility of snowfall in Nepal.

Can you trek Nepal is November?

The best time for trekking in Nepal is during the warm and dry season, March-June and September- November. During these times, the temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear. November is the final peak season for trekking in Nepal.


Flowy Pants. Due to the hot weather, having long pants in a breathable fabric like linen, are such a must-have!

Breathable Long Skirts and Dresses.



Close Toed Shoes.

Passport Cover.

What is the weather in Bhutan in November?

The weather in Bhutan in November is in general perfect. November is a month with pleasant maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F) and nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) in Thimphu. November is a dry month with an average rainfall around 8mm (0.3inch) in Thimphu. November is the driest month of the year.

Does Nepal accept Indian rupees?

Even the Indian currency is well accepted across Nepal. No need to change it. You can even use Indian Rupee in Nepal.

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