Trekking in Nepal in October

If you are planning for any shorts of trekking whether long or short then Nepal might be best especially in October. Starting from shortest trek of Nagarkot Chisapani to month long other trekking in Nepal October is the best season to trek although there will be a high flow of trekkers during these periods of the year, i.e. entire October. Out of twelve months in the year, October is considered as the best month for trekking in Nepal. During that periods, of time, a maximum number of trekkers hits the trekking trail in Nepal. Since the weather in October in Nepal is one of the best it is busiest and peak time because it is suitable for any kinds of activities within Nepal from normal hiking to extreme adventure trekking along with tours and other cities. Since Nepal has lots of things to offer especially in terms of adventure here is the list of top 5 things to do in Nepal, apart from that if you are looking for some details about Nepal Weather in October then here are some average temperature related data for Nepal October.

Nepal Weather in October

Average temperature – 20 Degree Celsius
Maximum Temperature – 25 Degree Celsius
Minimum Temperature – 14 Degree Celsius
Sunshine Hours – 10 Hr
Rainfall – 67 mm
Sea Temperature – Zero Degrees Celsius
The temperature we discussed above is just a normal temperature in general forecasted with a help of statics that might slightly be changed with an effect of global warming and other factors. As well as the temperature will slightly up and down with changes in altitude as the temperature will go down on higher mountain areas as well as similarly goes up on lower Terai belt of Nepal.

Top 5 Recommended Trekking in Nepal in October

If you are planning for trekking in Nepal in October then here are top five suggestion for you trekking holiday in Nepal where we had listed top five most recommended trekking in Nepal during Nepal October.

# 1 :  Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trekking, will cater most beautiful moments for its visitor every year during Nepal in October. The temperature will be mild and the weather is perfect with a view of several high Himalayas throughout the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. However, it might rain quite frequently but it does not last longer than two to three hours in general rainfall is followed by clear sky immediately. One might face the problems of flight tickets and accommodation because of a large flow of trekkers in Everest.  Here is the link where you can gain more information about Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking. Unknown to many Everest Base Camp trek is one in the high rated trek for the altitude sickness. During the time of being a guide in the Himalaya, I have seen many experience hikers were airlifted in Kathmandu due to the high Mountain altitude sickness. If you especially planning EBC Trek for the first time and if you are not an experienced hiker, you should be prepared for the perfect Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. You should find out the suitable itinerary that suits in your fitness. 

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Fig - Tent on base camp of mighty Mount Everest
2 # : Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna which is a world renowned trekking region, is no doubt perfect for trekking in October, as mainly weather factor is perfect. Among entire Annapurna region trekking Annapurna Base Camp, trek is mostly recommended for your valuable Trekking in Nepal in October. Weather is clear most of the time in the year. However, it might rain on the lower area that will not last much longer and followed by clear weather immediately. Sunrise can be perfect from Annapurna Base Camp to watch over Mount Annapurna I. Problem will be similar to flight ticket to and from Pokhara even tourist bus ticket Pokhara from Kathmandu is hard to get however there are options of the local bus too. Apart from that accommodation might be a problem so it is better to arrange in advance. 
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Fig - Annapurna I, 10th highest mountain and its glaciers as seen from Annapurna Base Camp
3 # : Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Shortest trek on Annapurna Region, Ghorepani Poonhill is the best things to do since it is feasible for those people even with less time span as well as can be merged as a side trip during other Annapurna Region Treks like Circuit Trek, Base Camp Trekking etc. Poonhill that is listed within top ten best sunrise viewpoints on the world became more splendid with mesmerising Dhaulagiri Ranges and Annapurna. However, one needs to manage to get up quite early and hike to Poonhill where small view tower is located although the view is similar from everywhere. Sunrise over Tukuche and Dhampus Pass, which belong to remote as well as hardest trekking trail of Dhaulagiri Circuit. Ghorepani Poonhill is such a place which receive more than a 0.1 million visitors through out the year. Here is a link where you can get more information about Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking in Nepal in October, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

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Fig - Board Indicating hieight of Poonhill, Final destination of Poonhill 5 days Trek
4 # : Manaslu Circuit Trek
Alternatives to Annapurna, ofter trekker's compears Manaslu Circuit Trek vs Annapurna trek is best to trek during October, as especially during main winter season it is almost impossible to accomplished Manaslu Circuit because of technical Larke Pass which is steep during descending. During Nepal in October, entire Manaslu region bloom with Rhododendron on lower region, clear weather, good view of Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp as well as the side trip to Tsum Valley during Manaslu trek is best alternatives if you have long times which is around nine days more than regular Manaslu Trekking. Higher the number of days you spend in Manaslu, your Manaslu trek Itinerary likely 17-18 days to up to 22 days if you combine both Tsum Valley and Manaslu. The important to know before planning the trek in Manaslu is Manaslu trek permit. Unlikely other treks we mentation above doesn't require special permit, but Manaslu and Tsum Valley required a special permit on top of ACAP and MCAP. The good news is as long as you buy the special permit TIMS card doesn't require in any restricted trekking region in Nepal. you don't need  Here is a link where you can get more information about Manaslu Circuit Trekking in Nepal in October, Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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Fig - Higher elevation of Manaslu, porter on their way
# 5 : Makalu Base Camp Trek
Although the name seems similar with Manaslu, Makalu is in eastern Nepal that is very remote to access as one need to flight to tiny airstrips at Khadbari in Shankuwashava and trek toward Makalu Base Camp. Entire Makalu Trekking area is very rarely populated as higher than Tashigaon there are only small stones huts being operated as lodges during trekking season and closed in off season, so if one is trekking Makalu then except season time they need to organize all things privately as a part of camping trek. Makalu Region is unspoilt by modernization as very few trekkers trek Makalu Base Camp that is suitable for extreme adventure seekers only who can sacrifice the comfort for amazing adventure. Here is the link where you can get more information about a general itinerary for trekking, Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trek, Makalu Barun Valley Nepal

Fig - Mount Makalu as seen during Makalu Base Camp Trek

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
If you believe our expert team can be helpful in planning your next trip to Nepal, then please do not hesitate to contact me. at I am also available 24x7 on WhatsApp  +977- 9851052042. If you are interested to know more about my travel journey follow me on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  
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Also, I cannot seem to find the email address for your company. I am wondering if I could inquire about the Manaslu trek.. I heard it is very beautiful and not yet well known to tourists! Will we be able to join other groups you have so we could split the costs with them? I was told Manaslu is relatively more expensive than EBC or ABC!
- Ashtha M.

Hello there, 

Yes, Manaslu trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.Manaslu is much closer to Tibetan side, so the culture you will see here is more Tibetan. Up to this day, it remains a remote and virgin trail and less crowded than any other treks in Nepal. If you need further Manaslu trek cost information you can contact us at

- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

I did the two day trek from Chisapani-Nagarkot last year around early October with my husband and the weather was just perfect!!! The sunrise from Nagarkot was amazing.. It was unbelievably breathtaking!! There was a sea of clouds and it almost felt like heaven to me! I remember snapping a lot of photos, but in the end you just cannot but just stare at such beauty! The Annapurna range was also visible from Nagarkot!!! I would definitely recommend the Chisapani - Nagarkot trek if u are interested in short treks!! I haven't tried the base camp treks around this season! But I heard this is the best season for base camp!
- Ashtha M.

Hi Ashtha,

We are planning to do the 2days trek to Nagarkot like you did and would like to ask you if wearing a pair of running/walking sneakers is good enough or do we really hiking boots?
- Ping

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