By September the downpours of the monsoon are beginning to abate and towards the end of the month it’s peak tourist season in Nepal. Earlier in the month there’s a high chance of rain, but as the days progress, the weather clears up and days are dry and clear.
September is the beginning of the biggest tourist season of Nepal. The monsoon rain retreats back and the hot and humid temperature of summer starts to cool down with the advent of autumn. The snow peaks appear dazzling against the blue sky, atop verdant layers of mountains cleared by the monsoon rain. Average temperature will be from 25 degrees centigrade to 12 degree centigrade. September is the best time to come to Nepal if you want to avoid the crowd. By mid-September, even the trails of remote treks are open.
Nepal was listed as the Happiest country in South Asia by the UN’s World Happiness Report, based on response to Covid 19. The mountainous country indeed remained relatively peaceful and happy during the Covid 19 crises. Tourism quickly bounced as it was the safest destination to travel in the world.
Weather and Climate in Nepal in September:
The climate in Nepal in September marks the long day and stable weather of Autumn. The lower region like Kathmandu has maximum and minimum daytime temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius and 19 degrees Celsius respectively. Kathmandu weather in September is also warm at about 25 degrees Celsius. But since most of the trekking trail takes you to a higher altitude, the temperature drops slightly. At 3500m above sea level, the average Temperature in Nepal in September is 10 degrees Celsius. The night temperature can fall up to 5-degree Celsius. In the base camps of the mountains, the temperature can be lower. With an average rainfall of 150mm to 165mm, the trekking trails are quite dry. The average relative humidity in Nepal in September is about 82%. The clouds and fog do not block the views.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal. The rainy season is supposed to end by the end of August. However it rained throughout September in the last few years. The rain relents by the beginning of September. It may rain in a few days or in the late afternoon or night making it possible to travel through places and enjoy the view.
The best places to visit in Nepal in September: Nepal is a small Himalayan Country full of surprises. It’s a country with great cultural places and trekking paradise. Many places are still unexplored and visiting Nepal will make your dream come true. Among many places in Neapl we have listed best places to visit in September.
Nagarkot: It is known for a sunrise view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. The best month to visit Nagarkot is from September to April so that you can have a clear view of the Himalayan Peaks . You will be awarded with clear mornings with the most stunning views of Himalayas at sunrise. During the monsoon from June to September, it is unlikely to get a view of the mountains.
Lumbini: Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. Lumbini is a village, archaeological site, and place of pilgrimage honored as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha, l. c. 563-483 BCE) located in modern-day Rupandehi District of Nepal, Province 5, near the Indian border.
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’.
Visit Pasupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is revered as one of the most important & secret holy pilgrimages sites for Hindu devotees all around the world. The temple lies in Gaushala of Kathmandu. According to the Hindu religion, Pashupatinath is considered as the protector of the universe and the patron deity of Nepali people.
Thamel: Thamel is more famous for the variety of shops, pubs, clubs, shops, travel agencies, hotels, jewellery shops, trekking and hiking stores, coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, and many more. It’s a place where you can find mountaineering gear, branded materials, and a foreign currency exchange centre as well.
Mustang: Mustang is famous for its Thakali and Newari food as well as local wines, apples, Tibetan bread, KKhapse, Marpha, dried food and beers. People often have local tea with salt here while trekking.
Rara Lake: Chuchemara Hill, at the height of 4,087 m, stands as the best vantage point offering a picturesque view of the deep blue clear Rara Lake, hillsides and snow-capped peaks around it. The lake is famous for Snowtrout fish variety and is also one of the popular pilgrimage sites for Nepalis.
Panch Pokhari: Panch Pokhari is one of the main features of Langtang National Park, located in the Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhulpalchok districts of the central Himalayan region.
The Government of Nepal’s Postal Services Department issued a stamp featuring Pokhari in 2011.
Panch Pokhara( five lakes) is situated at an elevation of about 4,100 m above sea level. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. Panch Pokhari trekking lies to the north of the Kathmandu valley; the chain of peaks called Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Madiya (6,257 m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m). This is a remote and unfrequented region, despite being close to Kathmandu.
The lakes comprise one of Nepal’s many high-altitude wetlands (HAW), but it is not listed as a Ramsar site.
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.
Garden of Dreams: The Garden of Dreams (Swapna Bagaicha) was the idyllic vision of Kaiser Sumsher Rana, a field marshal in the Royal Nepalese Army who ordered its creation on the grounds of his palatial home in 1920.
Phewa lake: Phewa Tal (Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake) is a lake in Nepal and is the biggest lake in the Pokhara. It is famous for having a lot of domestic and international tourists who visit and sail, swim and fish on the Phewa lake. The shadow of a nearby white mountain can be seen on the surface of the lake.
Everest Base Camp: Temperatures are never ‘hot’ in the Everest Region, but September is a comfortable time to be there, with temperatures dropping to below freezing only at the higher altitudes (that is, the closer you get to Everest) and only at night.
The best things to do in Nepal in September: Cultural tours visiting the scenic hill towns like Nagarkot and Bandipur is also the best thing to do in early September. Since the cultural tours include mostly driving and sightseeing or cultural immersion activities with locals, it is less affected by weather. Spending night at hilltop towns like Nagarkot and Bandipur gives you ample opportunities of Himalayan sightseeing as it normally clears up in the morning and evening. Here are some of the recommended Nepal tours for September.
Top Trekking Tours to do in Nepal in September
Everest Base Camp Trek in September: September has very pleasant weather in Everest Base Camp trek, which means it is neither too hot nor too cold. You may experience slight rainfall during the early days of September. This is not frequent and the weather is quite warm and welcoming. Nights and early mornings at the mountain regions are cold in September.
Nar Phu Valley Trek in September: The unforgettable wandering in the Nar Phu Valley takes you between the Annapurna and Manaslu regions. This true hidden gem is probably Nepal’s most underrated trekking region. The unspoiled valleys of Nar Phu protect ancient Buddhist culture within the hidden Mountain valley. The village of Phu and Nar marks the most remote lifestyle in the foothill of the mountains.
In September, the views from Nar Phu Peak overlooks the mountains of Annapurna range, Himlung, Tilicho, and Gangapurna. Kang La Pass (5,240m) is the highest point of the trek that is probably covered in snow during another month. Thankfully, the trail is quite dry and fun during September. Nar Phu Valley trek is definitely a unique and pleasing trekking experience.
Upper Mustang Trek in September: The Mystical valleys of Mustang offer a unique trekking experience throughout the year. This “Last forbidden Kingdom” of Nepal is the center of ancient Buddhist culture and traditions. During September, the Upper region of the Mustang is dry and warm. The vegetation gets even more colorful as you head to the valley of Lo Manthang. This is also the month where the apple orchard over Mustang is full of delicious apples. You get the chance to try local dry apples, apple wine/ brandy, and Thakali khana. September in Upper Mustang Trek is a truly delightful experience.
At the same time, you get to explore some stunning places of lower Mustang including Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath. The insight of Tibetan Buddhist culture in these valleys gives you a different experience.
Renjo La Pass Trek in September: Renjo La Pass trek is an adventurous journey in the Khumbu region. Renjo La Pass Trekking will take you to the top of Renjo La Pass from where you can see a tempting view of the surrounding. The trail will include numerous ascend and descend through dense forests in the lower parts, picturesque villages, fine valleys, narrow paths, moraines, and glacial paths. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking will present you surreal view of the Himalayas and Himalayan landscape. Renjo La Pass Trek itinerary will lead you to Tibet Border. During the trek, you will get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and numerous other Himalayan mountains.
Upper Dolpo Trek in September: Upper Dolpo trek is an adventurous trekking in the remote landscape of western Nepal. Walking along the ancient salt trading route, we come across picturesque Shey Phoksundo lake, various high passes and majestic mountains.
Annapurna Circuit Trek in September: The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region during September are quite unpredictable these days. During early September, light rainfall may shower in the Annapurna region which will make your trekking trails wet and slippery. Especially for beginners, walking in a slippery trail may be very difficult.
Gokyo Lake Trek in September: “Escape the crowds of the Everest Base Camp Trek and take the road less traveled. This is the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, where you’ll get an authentic glimpse of timeless Himalayan culture—and all the mountain views your heart could desire.”
Experience an awe-inspiring mountain flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
Acquaint yourself with the culture and traditions of the friendly Sherpa people
Climb to the high-altitude Gokyo Lakes and enjoy stunning mountain views
Gaze upon the magnificence of world-class mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
Ascend to the peak of Gokyo Ri (5,360 meters) for unforgettable panoramic views of the Himalayas
Langtang Valley Trek in September: Langtang is an easy trekking destination near Kathmandu. Enriched in biodiversity and culture, Langtang region is a famous trekking destination. The trek combines the enchanting natural scenarios with unique Tamang Heritage in Langtang. While trekking in Langtang, you will see the distinctive Himalayas, amazing hills, lush jungles clean and green, a captivating valley of Langtang, and the Langtang national park.
One can see a wide range of plant and animal species in the lush forests of Langtang. The bamboo forests in Langtang are the habitats of Red Pandas, an endangered species in Nepal. We will start trekking from the lower to the higher regions in Langtang. trekking higher, you’ll pass through sub-tropical to temperate to the alpine climatic zone.
Traversing through the settlements of Tamang, Bhotia, and Yolmo people is an incredible experience. Langtang region is close to Tibet. So, at some places here, you will see the influences of Tibetan lifestyle.
Mardi Himal Base camp Trek in September: September falls under autumn, and Mardi Himal Base Camp gets cleared up by the summer monsoon this month. You can observe the outstanding landscape of sunrise and sunset each day. The temperature is moderate, nearly 20during the daytime, and can drop to 5 at the night.
Paragliding in Nepal: The paragliding season in Nepal starts in September and ends in early June. But it is good all year still in July or August we get only 3-4 days non flyingable season. The best time to visit is mid Sept till April. The weather is consistent and therefore great for paragliding
Places for Paragliding:
Pokhara: From1998 , Sarangkot has become the premium site for paragliding in Nepal. This is due to the excellent conditions, long season & hard work of maintaining 2 take-off sites & a good working relationship with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Sarankot: Sarangkot(1592m),located 2.4km due north of Lakeside, Pokhara (793m).20 min jeep ride from lakeside will see you at the 2 purpose built take-offs. The official radio frequency is 146.62 MHz & 145.05 MHz.
Sarangkot is situated within Controlled Airspace. It is very important to respect the Airspace Restrictions to preserve the future of this site. The simple rules are:-
Don’t cross the Lake, the midpoint is the limit.
Don’t over fly the town or Lakeside.
Sarangkot is situated on the main flight path of Pokhara-Jomsom route. Due to strong winds in the mountains this route normally stops by 10:00a.m Paragliders are not allowed to fly before this time
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) since 2009 requires all pilots who fly in Pokhara to obtain a permit first. These can be purchased directly from NAA
Pokhara Airport Manager’s office. Pilots will need a copy of their license & proof of insurance, passport copy, visa copy 2 photos. The Permit costs $50 + 13% VAT for 15 days & and $90+13% VAT for 30 days.
You will need a copy of all the above documents plus 2 photographs and to show your flying permit for your Nepal Airsports Association Membership – 16$
Pilots must have Flying Licence, Insurance & minimum APPI Solo Pilot certification Para pro III Level.
Tandem licence valide for Nepal and third partie liability for passager.
Organization/Group needs authorization from NAA and CAAN and operate in supervision of one paragliding company.
Helicopter Tour: Have you ever dreamt of the adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter including the Himalayan region of Nepal? Then come and join us, we will make your dream comes true in a thrilling Helicopter Tour to Everest Base camp (5545 m). Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing Tour with a reasonable cost is the luxurious way to explore the beauty of Khumbu region of Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is ideal for those who don’t have enough period of time to trek hours and hours for a number of days. Similarly, physically disabled people who have a hunger of exploring the tallest peak of the world can do this tour within a few hours of time. People might be wondering how difficult it would be to explore Mt. Everest. But this luxurious tour has been designed for those who feel like they can find it difficult to trek. This thrilling tour offers incredible views of pristine mountain peaks at very close range. The major allure of this tour is to have close-up views of the world’s tallest peaks along with some other famous peaks like Gourishankar, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa Dorje, and many others.
Nepal Mountain Flights: Witness the most exclusive Everest experience with a Mountain flight tour in Nepal. The Everest mountain flight over the series of the towering Himalayan range in the north, long-ranged Tibetan plateau up to a closer distance of about 10 kilometers is going to be an amazing experience. The mighty Annapurna shines elegantly adding beauty to the 1-hour Mountain flight tour. The joyous flight over the Everest and Annapurna experience is available from both Kathmandu and Pokhara at a suitable price.
One-hour mountain flight tour departs daily from Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and Domestic Airport in Pokhara.
Is September a good time to visit Nepal?
October to December is the best time to visit Nepal, as dry days make trekking easier and offer good visibility. Autumn (September-November) and spring (late February-mid-April) are also great seasons to trek in Nepal.
What is Nepal like in September?
September marks the end of the monsoons in Nepal. It generally rains around 168 mm (about 6 inches). There is a possibility of rain for about 12 days throughout the month. The average daily temperatures are around 23°C (73°F), reaching highs of 26°C (79°F) and drpping to an average minimum temperature of 19°C (66°F).
What season is September in Nepal?
September is the start of the busy autumn season in Nepal, although things don’t get really busy until October. September is also beginning of trekking season because of favorable climatic condition that starts.
Can you see Mt Everest from Kathmandu?
Contrary to everyone’s belief, Mount Everest can actually be seen from Kathmandu. The Chandragiri hills in Kathmandu offer a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and Mount Everest on a clear day.
Is September winter in Nepal?
The climate of Kathmandu valley can be taken as a standard. Summer: (May-August) is hottest season of Nepal. Hot but dry days are more comfortable than those of Monsoon days which are hot and humid. Autumn: (September to November) begins with the end of Monsoon and ends with beginning of winter in November.
How far is it from Kathmandu to Mt Everest?
As already mentioned, Everest Base Camp is 200-300 Km away from Kathmandu. It takes 35-40 minutes on plane to land at Lukla; and then from Lukla, we need to cover 65 km to EBC with an average of 7-8 hours walk per day.
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