• Updated on Sep 24, 2021

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November is one of the best times to visit Nepal. And visiting Nepal in November is just the perfect time. November is the autumn season in Nepal, and it is a popular time for trekking and other outdoor activities.

This month offers a lot more. With great clarity, the mountain views are at their best. Besides that, the temperature is pleasant. It is sunny during the day, and the temperature drops slightly at night.

Overall, you will have perfect weather which is neither too hot nor too cold.

During fall, because the monsoon has already come to an end, the dust and the pollution are less. Thus, this prepares for a cleaner atmosphere.

Also, November is the peak season for hiking and you'll see a lot of tourists during this month.

Many trekkers and adventurers visit the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions because it has some of the most popular trekking trails.

The routes during this time are full of crowds and the valleys are in bloom.

Nepal in November appears to be an excellent time and will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

The weather remains pleasant in November. As you ascend to a higher altitude or descend to a lower altitude, the temperature changes.

The best thing about this time of year is that you don't have to deal with the summer monsoon or the harsh winter.

The weather is favorable with the day temperature around 15 degrees Celsius. This serves you an amazing time to be outdoors.

The temperature ranges from 15 to 27 degrees Celsius at elevations ranging from 1000m to 3500m. Furthermore, at higher altitudes, the temperature during the day is around 14 degrees celsius and drops to -3 degrees at night.

Hence, the nights in the mountain region are chilly, but the days are warm and pleasant.

Trips to consider during November in Nepal

Due to a favorable weather conditions in November, you can do treks to both high altitudes and low altitudes.

Nepal in November will not disappoint you with a wonderful experience both weather and culture wise.

Hence, some of the popular treks to consider during November are Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Manaslu Circuit trek, Langtang Valley trek, and the Upper Mustang trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Max. Elevation: 5644 Meters
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12 – 14 Days
  • Best Time: March to May and September to November
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Price: Medium

Mount Everest, the glory of the world makes Everest Base Camp trek one of the most famous trekking trails in Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp trail is situated between Mt. Everest's ranges and offers incredible views of the snow-capped mountains.

The mountain views consists of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse. Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse and more. And a good time to get the stunning views of these majestic mountains.

The trek will take you via the beautiful scenery of the Khumbu Valley. You will also get to see the amazing culture and traditions of the Sherpa people. The Sherpas are incredibly friendly, welcoming, and helpful.

Also, the flora and fauna of this area are also very rich. Thus, you will get a chance to witness varieties of wildlife and walk through pine and rhododendron forests.

Overall the Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate difficult and exciting trek. Before the trek, you should take part in some cardio exercise like jogging, walking, and running.

On the trek, you will find many guesthouses that offer good food and comfortable accommodation.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Max. Elevation: 5416 Meters
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12 – 16 Days
  • Best Time: February to May and August to November
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Price: Medium

Annapurna Circuit trek is also a famous hiking in Nepal and is in high demand during November. Along the way, you'll get spectacular views of some of Nepal's highest peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mt. Manaslu.

The world's deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), the world's highest altitude lake (Tilicho Lake), and Rupse waterfall are among the most famous attractions in the Annapurna region.

The biodiversity of the Annapurna region is incredibly rich. Trekking routes pass through paddy fields, subtropical forests, waterfalls, giant red cliffs, and numerous villages.

The hike also lets you connect with various communities like Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and Chhetris and so on.

Annapurna Circuit is an adventurous trek. It is a journey which will take you to the heart of nature while also allowing you to experience the culture of mixed locals.

November is a high season so the routes of the Annapurna region are full of hikers. The accommodations are comfortable, and the tea houses serve hygienic meals throughout the trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Max. Elevation: 5106 Meters
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12 – 17 Days
  • Best Time: February to May and September to November
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Price: Medium

The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of Nepal's most challenging and renowned treks. It is a relatively new trekking circuit, having opened in 1992. It had previously been a restricted zone.

This region attracts many visitors because of unique features. The Manaslu region offers spectacular panoramic views. It also has a rich cultural heritage and biodiversity.

In this trek, you will get to observe the unexplored region of Nepal along with Nepal and Tibet border.

The trek begins in Gorkha District at Arughat Bazar. Similarly, you can also take the Besisahar route or the Thorong La Pass trail. You will cross the Larke La Pass at 5100m, which is a bit challenging.

On the trail, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the socio-cultural life of the locals. You'll pass through interesting Buddhist villages like Samdo, Samagaon, and Sirdibas. The Tibetans are the locals.

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a great trek that rewards you with breathtaking views of Manaslu Himal. This trek can be done as tea house trek or a camping trek.

Yet, if you want to discover the local culture and lifestyle, tea house trekking is the best way.

Langtang Valley trek

  • Max. Elevation: 3817 Meters
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 5 - 7 Days
  • Best Time: All year around
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Price: Cheap

Langtang Valley trek is nearest trekking region from Kathmandu Valley. This region is becoming really popular.

This trek is easily doable in November to less climatic obstacles.

Langtang region offers splendid view with a moderate climate. You will get beautiful views of the Langtang range and the Ganesh Himal.

This trek takes you to the Langtang Valley, also known as the Valley of Glaciers. You can also visit Kyanjin Gompa, the region's oldest Buddhist monastery.

The Langtang region is known for its rich biodiversity, with a wide range of rhododendron and dense bamboo forests. Additionally, you can see rare birds and animals such as Himalayan bears, Langur monkeys and red pandas.

This trek is possible all year around, although it can be a bit slippery during the monsoon season.

The Langtang Valley trek is an easy to moderate trek. This trek does not require any prior hiking experience.

Upper Mustang Trek

  • Max. Elevation: 3900 Meters
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12 - 17 Days
  • Best Time: All year around
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Price: High

The Upper Mustang trek is the next trek to consider in November. Upper Mustang is a restricted area, and only a limited number of trekkers visit every year.

It is a politically sensitive area, and it was only in 1992 that it was officially opened for trekking.

The region is home to several mountain tribes, like Thakali, Tibetans, and Gurungs. Here you will see the spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri and more.

Also, several ancient Buddhist monasteries, shrines including the capital of Mustang Lo-Manthang are the major attractions of this adventure.

Upper Mustang area is a treasure of Nepal that is yet to discover. Every aspect of this journey is one-of-a-kind and will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This region is located in the rain shadow of the Annapurna range, making trekking possible even during the monsoon season.

You will need a special permit to trek in this region because it is a restricted area.

Weather in Nepal in November

The weather in Nepal varies widely between the Terai plains, the mid-hills of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and the high Himalayan region.

In many places of Nepal, November days are still relatively warm, though temperatures can drop at night, especially near the end of the month.

Daytime temperatures in Kathmandu and Pokhara are expected to be in the low 22 degrees celcius.

Temperatures become much more pleasant in the Terai area, and there is generally no rainfall throughout the country in November.

Required Permits 

Trekking permits are required for trek in Nepal. Trekking permits are available in Nepal year-round.

Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) and the Conservation Area Permit are the trekking permits you need. Also, you need a restricted area entry permit, if you want to trek in the restricted region like Upper Mustang, Nar Phu Valley,Kanchenjunga, Manaslu etc.

Conclusion

Traveling in Nepal in November is perfect. The weather is pleasant during this time of year, with clear skies and HD quality views of the mountains.

The temperature is ideal for any outdoor activities due to the favorable climatic conditions. It makes November the peak season.

If you are planning a trip this month, you must book your trip in advance. If you do not make a reservation, you may have difficulty finding suitable accommodation. Let us handle that for you. To start organizing a private journey, click here to get started.

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Chhiring Sherpa

Chhiring Sherpa

“I was born and raised in Nepal, nearby Everest region. I am proud to be a native Sherpa, and I have been a Mountain guide over a decade now. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature.”