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.
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 2023. However, the recession caused by the pandemic and Ukraine Russia war, will keep tourism to a minimum making October 2023 an ideal month to visit Nepal with fewer tourists and lower prices.
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 for October 2023 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.
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.
The consequence of the pandemic and the Ukraine - Russia war is likely to hit tourism in the coming season. With fewer tourists, October 2023 may be the best time to do the popular treks like Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek as well.
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 2023. 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 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.
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