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Trekking in Nepal in November

Trekking in Nepal in November

Trekking in Nepal in November is all about perfect weather and spectacular views. During this time of the year, you will have an unimpeded view of the mountains and landscapes.

November is a great time to travel to Nepal. It has to be the official best trekking season in Nepal. It is also the best time to explore the Himalayas, Himalayan people with incredible panorama views.

Trekking in Nepal in November offers wonderful views of mountains with beautiful trails. It also rewards you with immense natural beauty. You can also enjoy many cultural festivals during this time which will make your trip worth it.

During this month, the mornings and evenings begin to cool quite quickly. Especially at higher altitudes, warm trekking gears and sleeping bag is a must to carry.

The climatic condition is stable during this month. So, you can trek along high and challenging passes such as Everest Base Camp Trek and Kanchenjunga high passes.

Clear skies, fewer rainfalls, mild climate with wonderful scenarios make November more beautiful.

You will see the maximum numbers of trekkers on the trails during this time. So, if you are planning for trekking during November then, make sure you pre-book your accommodation and flight tickets.

The famous trekking trails in Nepal like the Everest region and Annapurna region is an absolute stunner during November.

It will be a wonderful and memorable experience while trekking in Nepal in November. It will give you an immense opportunity to explore both nature and culture.

Weather and Temperature in November in Nepal

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November brings great weather with fewer rainfalls. The temperature will be colder as you go higher. However, it is bearable. Thus, it is perfect for high altitude treks.

The best things about November while trekking is that you don’t have to face harsh cold winter and monsoon summer.

The maximum daytime temperature can reach to 20 degree Celsius at an altitude from 1000 to 3500 meters. Whereas at night, the temperature drops to 5 degree Celsius. Sometimes, the temperature falls to negative at night.

All in all, in November the weather and temperature are pleasing for any trekking in Nepal.

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Trekking Trails

November is a great month to hit both lower and higher-altitude trekking trails in Nepal. All the trekking trails are open because there are the least risks of bad weather, rain, and dense snow.

Humidity is low at this time giving you a good chance of experiencing crystal-clear mountain views. Thus, you can consider any trek in Nepal during November.

Festivals to Celebrate while Trekking in Nepal in November

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Nepali festivals (whether Hindu or Buddhist) usually follow a lunar calendar. This means that some festivals that fall in November one year may be in October or December the next. Some festivals that sometimes occur in November are:

Dashain: It is the most important festival in Nepal. And it usually starts in October, it lasts for 15 days so often runs into November.

Tihar: It is the festival of lights also called Deepawali in the Terai. And the second important Hindu festival in Nepal. It is absolute bliss to participate during Tihar.

Best Trekking Trails in Nepal in November

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Maximum Elevation: 4,785 meters

Trek Duration: 20 to 22 days

Trek Difficulty: Challenging and strenuous

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek takes you to both north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga. It is a challenging trek plus less visited trekking trail in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga is the restricted area. So, you need to obtain special trekking permit to enter this area.

On this trek, you get an amazing view of Mount Kanchenjunga. It is the third highest mountain in the world at 8,586 meters.

In addition to main peak Kanchenjunga, you can also witness the other twenty peaks exceeding 7,000m. Such as Yalung Yang, Kambachen, Janu, Kabru, and so on.

Apart from the impressive peaks, five major glaciers are also found in this area. They are Zumu, Talung, Rathong, Kanchenjunga, and Yalung glacier.

November is the time when the greenery of forests surrounds the trails. You can enjoy the serene view of mountains, clear sky in the perfect weather and temperature.

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek will be an unforgettable experience which takes you to the wild and remote area on Nepal.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Explore the Eastern mountainous regions of Nepal.
  • You get to walk past the popular glacial lakes in the region.
  • Diverse flora and fauna inside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
  • You can meditate in Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries after your tiring walks.
  • You will have an amazing time resting on your tents on the lap of the giant peaks.

Accommodation

Kanchenjunga is now a great teahouse trek in the north east of Nepal. You can find many tea houses along the trail providing the basic facilities with attached bathroom.

Being a remote region, the lodges are not standard like in the other cities. You will get basic facilities to rest after a tiresome day. These rural homestays will provide you with ethnic foods.

After a hectic day, you will have a roof to hide and a good bed to rest. Thus, you don’t need to worry about accommodation.

Trekking Permit

For the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, you will need the following permits:

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit: USD 30 (NPR 3000) per person

Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit: USD 10 (NPR 1000) per person, per week

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,550 meters

Trek Duration: 12 to 16 days

Trek Difficulty: Strenuous

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you at an altitude of 5,555m and rewards you with a panoramic view of Mount Everest.

November is a great time to encounter a clear view of Mount Everest. It includes Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Amadablam, and many other peaks as well.

The major highlights of this trek are majestic peaks, beautiful villages, and many suspension bridges. You can explore the pristine natural beauty of the Khumbu valley and Everest region.

You can also enjoy the amazing tradition and culture of the Sherpa people. On this trek, you can visit many beautiful monasteries.

Diverse flora and fauna, exotic wildlife, and dramatic landscapes will amaze you throughout this trek. Also, chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls with the backdrop of wonderful mountains along the route add to your joy.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Closeup view of Mount Everest and many other spectacular mountains as well.
  • Walk through deep pine and rhododendron forests.
  • Observe varieties of wildlife species, diverse flora, and fauna.
  • Get a close insight of Sherpa people and their unique culture.

Accommodation

There is plenty of choice for those looking for accommodation in the Everest Region. With prices starting as low as USD 3 to as much as USD 200, the choice is yours!

Naturally in the high altitude places accommodation is quite limited. But still, you can find basic tea-houses and lodges providing with basic services and Nepali local meal.

Trekking Permit

For Everest Base Camp Trek, you will need the following permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit: USD 30 ( NPR 3000) including VAT
  • Sagarmatha Regional Area Permit: USD 20 (NPR 2000) Per Person
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (Optional, if you want to trek to this area): USD 20 (NPR 2000) per person

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,416 meters

Trek Duration: 15 to 20 days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate to hard

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region. Everyone gets mesmerized by the beauty of high peaks which include the whole Annapurna massifs.

Other high mountains you can encounter during the trek are Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Langtang Himal, etc.

This trek passes through Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. One of the highest point of this trek plus a fascinating one.

Kali Gandaki Gorge ( world’s deepest gorge), Tilicho Lake ( world’s highest lake), and Rupsey waterfall are the main attraction of this trek.

You can also enjoy the mixed culture of the local people. Plus, you get to explore nature’s true beauty.

November is the peak season so, trails of Annapurna region are full of trekkers.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Panoramic views of the mountain ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and whole Annapurna range.
  • Walk through subtropical forests, incredible waterfalls, huge red cliffs, and several wonderful villages.
  • Exploring different communities like Gurungs, Magars, Brahmins, and Chhetris. And observe their cultures and lifestyles and experience their hospitality as well.
  • Exploring the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna region.

Accommodation

Annapurna Trek is famous as tea-houses trekking trial in Nepal. All accommodations are on a double-shared basis. Single supplement is also available on your request and will cost an additional.

You can find many good tea-houses with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water.

Trekking Permit

For this Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will need the following permits:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP): USD 20 (NPR 200) per person
  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS): USD 10 (NPR 100) per person

Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,357 meters

Trek Duration: 12 to 14 days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Gokyo Ri trek is a beautiful journey to the enticing Gokyo valley. It is also considered as an alternative trek to the Everest Base Camp trek.

The view from the Gokyo Ri is equally beautiful as they are from Everest Base Camp.

This trek offers you an amazing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mt Makalu, and so on.

One of the great attraction of this trek is Khumbu Glacier which is the biggest glacier in Nepal. The amazing crystal clear view of Gokyo lake is another highlight of this trek.

It also takes you to popular places like Namche Bazaar, Dole, and many other sacred lakes around.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Explore beautiful Gokyo Lake region
  • Awe-inspiring panoramic views of Mt Everest along with other peaks as well.
  • Encounter highland Sherpa people’s lifestyle and their unique cultural hospitality.

Accommodation

You can find plenty of tea house along the trail. The cost for one night stay in most tea houses is very affordable.

The tea houses are all decent and offer basic facilities like two single bed with pillow, warm blankets, and a bedside table. Though blankets are available, carrying a sleeping bag will come in handy for the cold nights and mornings.

The toilets are usually outside and on sharing basis. These toilets are all squat toilets. Do not forget to carry your own toilet paper.

Trekking Permit

For this Gokyo Ri trek, you will need the following permits:

  • Local Area Permit: USD 20 ( NPR 2000) per person
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit: USD 30 ( NPR 3000) including VAT

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Maximum Elevation: 4,984 meters

Trek Duration: 7 to 10 days

Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Langtang Valley trek is the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu. This trek offers you an opportunity to explore the beautiful Langtang valley. It is also renowned as the valley of the glacier.

November is the perfect time to explore beautiful landscapes with moderate climates.

On this trek, you will get to see the breathtaking view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Langtang II. You can also explore the oldest monastery in this region – Kyanjin Gompa.

It is a moderate trek. And you don’t need prior trekking experience for this trek.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Amazing view of Mount Kyanjin Ri (4350m) along with other beautiful snow-capped peaks.
  • Diverse vegetation and villages with the local culture and traditions.
  • 360-degree panoramic view of Langtang region.

Accommodation

Once on the trails, you will be accommodating in local lodges and tea houses. Most of the tea houses provide accommodation for free to little charge if you have meals in the same tea house.

The tea houses may charge more if you don’t have meals there.

During peak seasons, you have to pre-book to get the desired rooms. Else, you may end up sleeping in less desirable rooms or end up sleeping in the dining area.

Trekking Permit

For this Langtang Valley trek, you will need the following permits:

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit: US $30 (NPR 3000) per person.
  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS): USD 10 (NPR 100) per person

Rara Lake Trekking

Rara Lake Trek Trekking

Maximum Elevation: 3,010 meters

Trek Duration: 10 to 15 days

Trek Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Rara Lake trekking allows you to explore the far western region of Nepal. This trek showcases beautiful mountains which leads you to the highest and biggest lake in Nepal- Rara Lake.

On this trek, you will experience a variety of nature along with diverse flora and fauna.

This trek takes you inside Rara National Park, a habitual place for many endangered species. Here, you can encounter musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Red panda, Danfe, etc. Besides this, this park also abounds with coniferous trees such as pine, juniper, and spruce.

Rara lake is beautifully surrounded by mountains. And this trek is free from crowds where you can have a peaceful trek.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Visit the largest lake in Nepal whose size is approx 13 KM.
  • Watching different varieties of birds during the trail.
  • Outstanding landscapes and mountain views during the trek.
  • Exploring an isolated and mysterious beauty of remote Nepal.
  • Visit Rara National Park

Accommodation

Accommodations are also readily available and varied in this area. You can find from basic lodges to standard hotels.

The rooms are well maintained with attached bathroom. You can also find a good meal. The number of people in your group and the time of year will determine the cost of accommodation.

Trekking Permit

For this Rara Lake trek, you will need the following permit:

  • Rara National Park Entry Permit: USD 30 (NPR 3000) per person
  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS): USD 10 (NPR 100) per person

Some Useful Tips for Trekking in Nepal in November

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Here are a few tips that will help you complete this trek with ease and comfort

  • Start the trek early so that you can complete the trek for the day before it gets dark.
  • It is very important to stay hydrated especially while trekking to higher altitudes.
  • Be mentally and physically prepared for the trip. Because trekking in the mountains can be challenging.
  • Invest your time in training and exercising. This will help to increase your stamina.
  • Beware of symptoms of altitude sickness. And learn about its precautions as well.
  • It is good to hire a local guide. They are familiar with the trails and will help in trail navigation as well as ensure your safety.

Final Thoughts

Trekking in Nepal in November is a wonderful time that gives great trekking experience. You explore the pristine natural beauty and experience local cultural feelings while on the trek.

During November, the temperature is mild and skies are usually clear. This month provides the best view with perfect weather and clarity.

All kind of treks is possible due to which all popular trekking trails are usually crowded in November.

So, if you are planning your trek in this month, then you have to pre-book your trip. Allow us to do it for you. Please feel free to contact us for other information.

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