Trekking in Nepal in May – A Traveler’s Guide

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Trekking in Nepal in May

The Himalayas are the perfect place for trekking in May. It’s the best time to go hiking in Nepal. This is a good season as it’s not too cold and also not humid. In this guide we will discuss some of the best treks you can do in May in Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal in May

Nepal is a trekker’s paradise

Nepal is a trekker's paradise

Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. It is a landlocked country in South Asia that has some of the highest mountains in the world, many rivers and lakes, and an abundance of natural beauty. The Himalayas cover most of Nepal’s northern border with Tibet and China. They are home to eight of the ten highest peaks on Earth (eight of which are found in this region alone), including Mount Everest at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet).

Nepal was never colonized by Western powers but became a British protectorate from 1816 until 1951. Following political turmoil over its independence from Britain, Nepal became a republic country in 2008 after its monarch King Gyanendra left office following protests against his rule.

Everest Base Camp Trek

As you may have guessed from the name, this is where mountain climbers go to get up close and personal with Mount Everest. For those who don’t plan on climbing it themselves, though, this trek is still a great choice. It’s also one of the most popular and most famous treks in the world—and therefore one of the most expensive.

The trail takes you through several different geographical regions: from lower valleys into higher ones; from forests to deserts; from plains to mountainsides and snowfields—and finally (if you’re feeling ambitious) up some 4500+ meters on foot right up until Base Camp itself! If that sounds like too much for your taste, don’t worry: there are plenty of other options available within Nepal’s many other trekking regions as well as those outside its borders in India and Tibet (China).

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal. The trail is considered to be the best trekking trail in the world and it’s around 200 km long, which takes around 15-20 days to complete. It has many highlights such as Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), Poon Hill and Ghorepani Poon Hill etc.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Pokhara and goes through different villages of central Nepal like Beni, Kagbeni, Tatopani then finally back to Pokhara again. You can choose what places you want to visit along this route according to your time and budget.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek starts from Nayapul, a small town near Pokhara, and passes through the villages of Manang and Lamjung before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.

The highest point of this trek is Thorong La Pass at 5416m, and you will pass through different ecosystems including alpine meadows, oak forests and rhododendron forests which are known for their spectacular view.

The best time to do this trek is from April to June or September to November when there are clear skies but not too hot yet (average temperature around 20°C).

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley in Kathmundu

Langtang Valley is a beautiful valley in the Himalayas. It is located in the north of Kathmandu, and it is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek starts at Syabrubesi which has an altitude of 2200 meters. The trail goes downhill to Lama Hotel and then takes an easy walk-through forest to Thongsa gompa, passing through several villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpas. You can spend two nights at Gokyo Lake before heading back down to Syabrubesi.

The Langtang Valley Trek is considered moderate; however, it can become difficult if there has been heavy rainfall or snowfall during winter season (November – February). The scenery on this trek includes glaciers, forested hillsides with rhododendrons in bloom and views of surrounding peaks including Annapurna South (7832 meters) Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Manaslu (8156m), Ganesh Himal (7495m), Tilicho Peak 8134 m etc as well as lakes such as Gokyo Lake, Langma Sagarmatha National Park which offers opportunities for wildlife viewing like red pandas, blue sheep etc.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek with limited elevation gain. The trek is popular among beginners, as it’s not too strenuous and the scenery is beautiful. It’s also a good option for those who want to do a short trek, as it can be done in 3-4 days at most.

Mardi Himal Trek is best done in May and June, when the weather is milder than in other months of the year.

Nepal is ideal for trekking in May

Nepal is ideal for trekking in May. The good weather and fewer crowds make it the perfect time to get out there and explore the mountains. You’ll be able to see the flowers blooming on many of Nepal’s peaks and enjoy a spring trail that will be bursting with color all around you!

There are many reasons why trekking in Nepal during May a good choice is. The weather is excellent, and the views are spectacular. Plus, you will encounter fewer crowds on your trek.

Final Word

Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. There are many treks that you can do in Nepal and each of them has its own unique charm. The best time for trekking in Nepal is from April to November. In May, there are still chances of snowfall at higher altitudes, but the days remain pleasant and warm enough for you to enjoy your trip without any hassle or trouble. We hope this article helped you understand more about the different treks that are available during this time period so keep exploring!

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Jonathon Smith

Jonathon, journalist and writer, who loved to write about his outdoor experiences, learned to write outdoorsy articles. He wrote about what he knew and loved that was his true passion. He enjoys exploring the world of writing and getting lost in the story worlds he creates.
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