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Trekking in Nepal in Spring

Trekking in Nepal in Spring 2024,  When to do Nepal treks? When to do trekking in Nepal? Which is the best season to trek in Nepal? When can I do treks in Nepal?

Such questions might emerge in your mind time and again if you have ever planned trekking in Nepal. You are right to raise such questions as well. Trekking in Nepal is always possible for both experienced and beginner trekkers from all over the world.

We have so many treks for the spring season, like, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc. Nepal is a naturally gifted country with 8 of the 14 peaks above 8,000m. Although a small country area, you find all types of climatic zones that support a variety of wildlife and vegetation.

You can find local destinations for hiking and trekking in Nepal as soon as you walk out of the cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Chitwan. Low altitude and short treks in Nepal are suitable for beginner trekkers whereas high altitude and long treks are recommended for experienced trekkers.

High-altitude treks are suitable in the spring and autumn season while low-altitude treks can be done throughout the year. However, heavy rainfalls make the trekking routes slippery and muddy in the summer.

Trekking in Nepal in Spring is one of the best ideas that might come to your mind. The spring trek in Nepal 2024 offers splendid vistas of the Himalayas, forests, and landscapes. Moreover, the temperature and weather remain comparatively stable than in the monsoon and winter seasons.

Trekking in Nepal in Spring
Lovely weather in the Spring Season.

What to expect while trekking in Nepal in spring?

Nepal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The natural richness and cultural diversity are always calling hundreds of thousands of national and international tourists every year.

Trekking in Nepal is possible throughout the year. However, trekking in Nepal in spring is one of the best seasons including autumn. The summer and the winter are not as supportive of a trek to the Himalayas as these seasons.

Since days are sunny with clear skies, the Himalayas show their exposure in their most natural form. The scenery of the Himalayan Views allures you the most in this season. Spring skies are supportive of the best views of snowcapped peaks.

8 of the 14 peaks above 8,000m are in Nepal. Mount Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse are the 8,000ers in Nepal. The foggy skies of the winter and the cloudy skies of the monsoon might disturb the superb views of the snowy mountains.

One of the rewards of Trekking in Nepal in Spring is the colorful forests. This season is the time for growing new leaves in the trees. The buds and birds also make these trees more beautiful than anything else. Almost all the flowering plants blossom with their colorful flowers in the spring season.

You find 32 species of rhododendron plants in Nepal. Almost every trekking region has more than 8 different species. These plants bloom in the spring season. The entire forest area looks like a bride on her bridal day! We recommend you plan Trekking in Nepal in Spring 2023 to witness the forests of Nepal in their best appearance.

The cuckoos sing at their best by hiding behind the trees. The sound of the cuckoo pleases you and helps you to love and respect more to Mother Nature more. Although the low region experiences heat the high-altitude trekking regions remain mild and pleasant. People travel far and wide to make picnics or other social gatherings.

Trekking in Nepal in Spring
Trekking trail in Spring Season.

Festivals in Nepal in Spring

Just as trekking in Nepal, there are hundreds of festivals celebrated almost every day. Festival tours and treks in Nepal are no less interesting than trekking in the Himalayas. Almost all festivals in Nepal are known for the colors used during the celebrations. Lights blessings, cultural songs, dances, and typical customs add more beauty to these festivals. Go for a festival trek to the Everest Region, Annapurna Region, or Manaslu Region, you get to be a part of a Nepalese festival.

Festival treks and tours in Nepal enrich social bonding and fraternity across the country. They provide the occasions for family gatherings and relative meetings. Coming and going of relatives, especially the younger ones to the elder ones to receive blessings. Such occasions provide opportunities to convey messages to each other.

As a multi-ethnic country, Nepal is popular for festival trekking in the spring season. The Spring season carries several festivals. However, we have listed some of the major festivals to participate in during spring trekking in Nepal in 2023.

Mahashivaratri Festival

The Mahashivaratri Festival (also Shivaratri) is observed on the dark night of Falgun. This is one of the significant Hindu festivals. Mahashivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva as His birthday. The celebrations are made in every Lord Shiva Temple and shrine.

The devotees take fasting on this day and go to worship Lord Shiva. That night devotees stay all night to please Lord Shiva who is believed to bless them with good health, long life, and prosperity.

However, the best site to witness the true celebration of the Mahashivaratri Festival is Pashupatinath
Temple. The Hindu saints and sages from all over the world gather at Pashupatinath Temple to celebrate this festival. You can sing hymns as a tribute to Lord Shiva by staying around the Holy Fire.

Trekking in Nepal in Spring
The trekkers go back after Reaching Annapurna Base Camp.

Holi Festival in Spring 2024

Holi Festival in Nepal is the most colorful festival celebrated throughout the country. It is observed in the Hilly and Mountain Regions on the first day and the Terai Region on the next day. People play with several colors with each other in a friendly way. which is the most beautiful part of Trekking in Nepal in Spring.

As the Holi Festival falls on the full moon day of Falgun or Chaitra, it is also called FagubPurnima. This festival is celebrated to mark the victory of god over evil. Besides, the festival symbolizes the end of winter and the welcoming of spring and summer seasons.

Nepali New Year's Day

Nepali New Year Day is the first day of the year according to the Nepali Lunar Calendar. It falls in mid-April according to the Gregorian calendar. New Year's Day is celebrated by exchanging best wishes among family members, relatives, and friends no matter where they are.

Families, friends, and relatives organize picnics or gatherings at some naturally beautiful and tranquil places. They sing and dance to modern and folk songs by forgetting all their worries and troubles. The day offers a new opportunity to lead a life with a new drive. With the changing of the year, new offers and opportunities knock at the door. People get to learn from their past mistakes and lead their lives in a new way.

Bisket Jatra 2024

While trekking in Nepal in Spring, you get to observe and participate in Bisket Jatra 2023. It is purely a Newari Festival observed by the Newar community living in the Kathmandu Valley. The Bisket Jatra celebration is more popular and vibrant among the Newars residing in the historical city of Bhaktapur.

Bisket Jatra is one of the most colorful and pleasant festivals of the Newars. You can see two golden chariots symbolizing God Bhairava and Goddess Bhadrakali. During the procession, the chariots are hauled around the city by dozens of devotees. This festival lasts for 3/4 days starting from the New Year's Day of the Nepali Calendar.

Buddha Jayanti 2024

Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on Baishak Purnima, the full moon day of the first Nepali month. The celebration marks three vital days: Birth, Enlightenment, and Death; in Gautam Buddha’s life. On this particular day, thousands of devotees gather in Lumbini, Tilaurakot, Devdaha, and other Buddhist pilgrimage sites. They pay a sincere tribute to Lord Buddha who advocated and preached non-violence and fraternity across the world.

Ram Navami 2024

Ram Navami Festival is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Ram. Lord Ram is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Visnu. Ram is worshipped as an epitome of kindness, love, bravery, and peacefulness. Devotees all over the world observe this day in respect to Lord Ram who freed the world from the evil spirit.

Rato Machchhendranath Jatra Festival 2024

Rato Machchhendranath Jatra is one of Nepal’s most spectacular and coveted religious celebrations. It is a chariot procession ceremony of the Rain Deity according to the myth. Rato Machchhendranath Jatra Festival begins at South Patan and the chariot is hauled across the ancient Newari Town. Thousands of Newar people and observers are seen along the main streets to the inward streets.

Concluding Words

Trekking in Nepal in Spring is the best idea to experience the natural richness and cultural diversity. The Himalayas open up in their best appearance. Trees bear new leaves and buds. Cuckoos sing beautifully by hiding behind the trees. The overall environment looks fresh and renewed.

Rhododendron flowers beautify the entire forest as they bloom in the spring season. Among 32 total rhododendron flowers found in Nepal, more than 8 are found in every conservation area. Moreover, Trekking in Nepal in Spring rewards you with the best experience of festival treks and tours. There are 10s of festivals observed in the spring season. The major ones are listed here in this blog.             Trekking in Nepal in Spring.

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