Mt Thamsherku seen during short Everest trek in October

Nepal tour in October

While September will still have mixed weather, October ensures clear blue sky, warm and sunny days with comfortable temperature. The lush green hills replenished by monsoon rain bring freshness in the air. Terraces glistening with rice bring happiness and also indicate the festival time after a restless monsoon. Flooding settles and the trails are cleared. From the thinning clouds crystal clear snow peaks soar high up in the sky. With moderate temperature, crisp skies, bright days and festivity, October is the most popular touring season among the tourists visiting Nepal.

Nepal is Open for October 2021

With the downswing of the second wave of Covid 19 in June 2021 and the massive vaccination campaign, the Himalayan tourism is coming back to normalcy. With countries across the globe lifting travel bans and other restrictions, tourists have started to book Nepal tours for Autumn 2021. However, the recession caused by the pandemic will keep tourism to a minimum  making October 2021 an ideal month to visit Nepal with fewer tourists and lower prices.

Nepal is open for October 2021

Nepal threw away the seven day quarantine and resumed the on-arrival visa for Autumn tour season. Nepal is now open and safe for Himalayan tours and treks.

October weather in Nepal

Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal

Place Max Temp Min Temp Rainfall Rain day
Kathmandu 26.8℃ 13.4℃ 51.2 mm 4
Pokhara 27.5℃ 16.7℃ 140 mm 3
Chitwan 30℃ 19℃ 105 mm 2
Namche 12℃ 2℃ 78 mm 5
Jomsom 11℃ -3℃ 39 mm 4

Nepal Tour for October

The tourism activities in Nepal begin by mid September and reaches to its apex by the beginning of October. Because of altitude variation, weather and temperature varies from place to place. But October has moderate temperature throughout the country making it the best time for treks and tours. The best weather also attracts large numbers of tourists at the same time, making services scarce and expensive. But the comfortable weather and the crystal clear view of October is appealing.

The best Himalayan tour to take in October 2021 is 21 days Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. This is the best way to see all of the three countries that spans the loftiest peaks of the Himalayas. The tour starts and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal and visits the most popular tour destinations in the Himalayas along with drive to Everest north base camp.

To escape the crowd and best use the pleasant weather of October, here are the recommend Nepal tour for October.

Nepal Trek in October

Nepal trekking in October

By mid October, monsoon rain subsides and the main tour season for Nepal begins. All trekking trails are open after the monsoon flooding and landslide. October is best time to go on any treks in Nepal.

However popular trekking trails of Annapurna and Everest gets over crowded making the logistics scarce and more expensive. Nepal's main festival 'Dashain and Tihar' also falls in October. The festival holiday and movement of local people make the situation even worse. If your holiday is flexible, it is better to avoid travelling to Nepal in the peak tourist season.

To avoid the crowd of popular routes, we recommend some new trails with more cultural insight.

With the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely that even the popular trails of Annapurna and Everest will be sparsely populated. October 2021 is best for Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek as well. 

Nepal Travel tips for October

  • Book your tour, trek or other logistics well in advacne as it is peak tourist season.
  • Choose less popular tour and trek destinations to avoid crowd.
  • Prepare with sleeping bag if you are going on a popular treks.
  • There will be mass exodus of locals because of festival making it difficult to travel.
  • Keep your itinerary flexible considering delays and cancellation of transportation and domestic flights.
  • Main days of the festival will have restaurants and shops closed.

Nepal festivals in October

Dashain Festival 2021

Dashain festival 2021 starts with Ghatasthapana on 17 October and ends on 28 October with 'Vijaya Dashami'. Dashain is the longest and the biggest festival in Nepal. The festival is about family gathering, feasting and merry making. Dashain is 15 days long festival that falls in September or October, starting on Shukla Paksha (bright lunar fortnight) and ending on Purnima, full moon day. The festival is dedicated to Hindu mother goddess Durga, symbolizing the feminine dynamic energy. For the nine days, nine different aspects of mother goddesses are worshiped with Tantric rituals for empowerment. The tenth day is the day of celebration as a victory of good over evil. The following five days are when people visit their senior relatives to get their blessings. Fests are organized in every house with exchange of gifts.

Nepal Festival 2021

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October Tour Review

Well looked after and a great holiday!

I, along with my wife arranged a 10 day ­holiday in Nepal with Rabi in October 2018. Our tour included Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and Bandipur with all surrounding attractions.
Rabi was very prompt in replying and sending itineraries to suit our needs. He was so good in looking after our comforts in our hotels. He made sure to visit us everyday while we were in Kathmandu and even accompanied us as guide in Kathmandu and in Bandipur. He was very polite and got an in depth knowledge of everything about the history. We did not have enough time and energy to go around to all the places he intended to take us around.
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Trekkers on the way to Ghorepani in Annapurna region.

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