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 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.
Quick travel tips for October
- If your dates are fixed, book your tour for October well in advance to avoid peak tourist season disappointments.
- Choose off the beaten path treks and tours to avoid the crowd.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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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 2020 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.
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.
Dashain festival 2019 starts with Ghatasthapana on 29 September and ends on 8 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.
The 5 days long Tihar festival begins on 25 October and ends on 29 October with ‘Bhai Tika’ celebrated by brothers and sisters. Tihar is the second biggest festival celebrated in Nepal. The festival is dedicated to Yama, the god of death and Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity. The festival also celebrates the divine attachment between humans, animal and nature. Crow and dog are worshiped on the first and second day for their heavenly duty as agent of Yama, the god of death. The third day is dedicated to goddess Laxmi, the symbol of prosperity. The forth day is known as Govardhan Puja, the benevolent mountain symbolically designed with pile of foods. The day is also celebrated as Ma Puja in Kathmandu which sees worship or self. The fifth day is ‘Bhai Tika’ where sisters do ritualistic worship of their brother for longevity. The festival is popular for lightings and flower decoration of the town.
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