The month of November is the starting month of Autumn (fall season) in Nepal. It is the time that monsoon would subside down, and the sky would stay beautiful and bright. Usually, monsoon in Nepal starts on June 10, and last until September 23 remains for 105 days. However, it is the fact that in the past few years, monsoon wouldn’t completely stop until the last week of September. This year in 2019, monsoon entered Nepal on June 20, which is ten days delayed from the usual starting date. If the rainy season remains for 105 days, This year monsoon won’t last until the first week of October. Trekking in Nepal in September might be quite challenging for some route
If the monsoon is quite strong. As said before, September is the end of monsoon, and you might encounter light rainfall during the night leaves the sky clear in the morning but not as hard rain as in July and August. Planning a Nepal trip could be ideal in September to avoid the crude. In this writeup, I will take you through some of the best trekking trail suites for September and the things you should prepare.
We have gathered all possible best trek during September below, please scroll down to the bottom, and please let us know if you have any comments.
Nepal weather in September
Average Temperature: 22 Degree Celsius
Maximum Temperature: 27 Degree Celsius
Minimum Temperature: 17 Degree Celsius
Sunshine Hour: 8 Hrs.
Rainfall in mm: 175
Average Rainfall Days: 12
Things to pack for September Hike in Nepal
If you are planning a trip to Nepal during September, you should consider packing the things that are going to be useful for your journey. Rule of thumb to remember, the higher you go, the colder it becomes while, the lower elevation temperatures are still warm. SO you need to pack for both warm weather and cold. Here is the essential list you shouldn’t forget to bring while Trekking in Nepal in September.
What you need is:
⇒ Hiking boot (high ankle boot recommended)
⇒ Sleeping bag (It is highly recommended to have one)
⇒ Pancho, Umbrella or rain garter
⇒ Down Jacket
⇒ Pair of the inside thermal sweater to keep you warm inside
⇒ A couple of comfortable dry hiking pants
⇒ Hiking socks
⇒ Hiking bag and rain cover (minimum 50l+10)
Additionally, you could consider taking, warm hat/ head cover, scarf, sunglass, lip guard, sun cream, trekking pole, headlamp, windproof gloves, water bottle, water purification drop, camera accessory, first aid, light snacks, etc. If you don’t have all those lists brought, don’t worry. You will be able to rent hiking gear in Kathmandu at a lower price.
Top 5 of most recommended trekking in Nepal in September
Now we have already discussed the weather during September, let’s talk about some of the best trekking. Mostly this list has been made from the trekkers’ choice and, most importantly, from our expertise to give you the best view in a safe area from landslide and another natural disaster.
1. Upper Mustang Trek
The Hidden world of ancient Buddhist Kingdom Upper Mustang Nepal is listed on one in the less rain falling areas of Nepal while Pokhara valley is the most in the list. This is the reason why Upper Mustang listed in the number one rain shadow trek in Nepal. Even during the monsoon season like June, July, and August, one can trek easily through the entire trail with ease and comfort. Since after December there is quite heavy snowfall, so no one hikes from the start of December.
September is recommended to trek upper Mustang from Kagbeni to Lomangthang, and back to Kagbeni, regular flight to Jomsom from Pokhara makes great ease and reduces the hassle of cancellation of flight resulting on the long drive from Jomsom to Pokhara. As there are no such terrains covered by bushes or forest on Upper Mustang, there will not be any changes due to monsoon. There is no such frequent rainfall too similar to the area lower than Jomsom. Here is a useful link where you can get more information about Upper Mustang Trek.
If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to put you in a safe and suggest our expertise during the travel period in September in Nepal.
2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
While Upper Mustang Trek is in our number one list Annapurna Circut Trek has listed in the number two best trek during September. The Manag valley, the other side of Upper Mustang, is also in one of the rain shadow areas of Nepal makes this trek very safe and cheaper than going to Upper Mustang. Although a lot of websites say the Annapurna circuit is not impressive due to the new road construction, in my opinion, the region has still a lot to offer, and it is the best for Monsoon trek in Nepal. However, lower in the part of Annapurna Circuit might rain, but once you hit the higher ground, it is heaven. All you need to do is find an expert who knows the trail very well can suggest the best itinerary.
November trail is mostly populated by local jeeps leaving dust throughout the path. Raging rivers, green forest with lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls are the best part of Annapurna Circuit Trek During September. Another plus point during the trek is green yak pastures on the higher elevation that offers one of the best snapshot spots. Here is a useful link where you can get more information about Annapurna Circuit Trek.
3. Nar Phu Valley Trek
Similar to the Upper Mustang region is declared as restricted because of remoteness and proximity to Tibet. Nar and Phu are two different villages on the further north of Ngawal and Ghyaru, leaving the busy trail of Annapurna Circuit. At the end of the trek, one can continue toward Annapurna Circuit or descend back to the start point of the trek and retrace to Kathmandu. In the past, it required to organize trek, but nowadays, a tea house or homestay trek is possible to complete with basic accommodation.
4. Upper Dolpo Trek
Similar to Upper Mustang, Dolpo is also a kind of deserted terrain. It belongs to a high Himalayan plateau where rare rainfall occurs; however, Dolpo is comparatively more remote than upper Mustang, which comes in the limelight after the movie caravan was directed here. Being a restricted region, one needs to obtain similar permits like the one required for Mustang. Two consecutive flights are mandatory for easy access to Dolpo, Kathmandu – Nepalgunj, and Nepalgunj – Dunai. However, alternatives road trail are also available. Similar to Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo Trek will also be the best alternatives during September. If you are not looking for some crowded trails like Annapurna Base Camp and Langtang; Here is a useful link where you can get more information about Upper Dolpo Trek.
5. Manaslu Trek
Substitute to Annapurna Trek, Manaslu is an excellent option for trekking in Nepal with the start of the season in September. Still, there used to be Manaslu Trail Race so might be a problem of accommodation so try to avoid the massive flow of tourist for race rest things will be perfect for Manaslu Circuit during September. You need to check the opening of lodges in Dharamsala that is essential lodges for Larke Pass as there are no other teahouses in that area. Budi Gandaki will still be roaring loud throughout the trail. Optional trip to Tsum Valley is still good alternatives as a side trip from Manaslu Trekking which lets overcome difficulties on passes due to slipperiness because of rain and snow; here is a useful link where you can get more information about
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