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 2024

Based on public responses to Covid 19 pandemic, Nepal was listed as the happiest country in south Asia by the UN. The isolation and sparse population made Nepal one of the safest places to visit even during Covid. 

With countries across the globe lifting travel bans and flights being resumed, tourists have started to book Nepal tours for Autumn 2024. However, the recession caused by the pandemic and Ukraine Russia war, will keep tourism to a minimum making October 2024 an ideal month to visit Nepal with fewer tourists and lower prices.

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 for October 2024 is the 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 still enjoy the pleasant weather of October, here are the recommend Nepal tours.

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.

off the beaten path trek for october

You can avoid the tourist crowd in the popular trekking trails and get the best cultural experience and scenic thrill. Few new trails have been introduced with establishment of homestay or community lodges. These new trails allow trekkers to explore charming villages and pristine landscapes without camping.
To avoid the crowd of popular routes, we recommend some new trails with more cultural insight.

The consequence of the pandemic and the Ukraine - Russia war is likely to hit tourism in the coming season. With fewer tourists, October 2024 may be the best time to do the popular treks like 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.

Short ABC trek for November

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

DATES : 14, 20, 26 October 2024
DURATION : 6 days from Pokhara
USD 420
Transport | Permit | Guide | Breakfast | Lodge

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Nepal festivals in October 2024

Dashain Festival - 15 - 24 October

Dashain is the longest and the biggest festival in Nepal. The festival is about family gathering, feasting and merry making. Dashain is a 15 days long festival that falls in October 2024. 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. For the following five days people visit their senior relatives to get their blessings. Fests are organized in every house with exchange of gifts.

Transportations and hotels are likely to be sold out earlier for the holiday.
Tihar (Diwali) - 10 - 14 November

Tihar is the second biggest festival celebrated in Nepal. The festival is celebrated for five days, worshiping Crow, Dog, Ox, Cow and the final day by brothers and sisters. The lights, colors and the street singing and dancing make the festival the most festive in the streets of Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities.

Nepal Festival 2024

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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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