Annapurna seen after the clouds clear in September

Nepal in September

September is the beginning of the biggest tourist season of Nepal. The monsoon rain retreats back and the hot and humid temperature of summer start to cool down with the advent of autumn. With verdant greenery and blue sky cleared by monsoon rain, the snow peaks appears more picturesque. Average temperature will be from 25 degree centigrade to 12 degree centigrade. September is best time to come to Nepal if you want to avoid the crowd. By mid September, trails of all treks will be opened.

September weather

Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal

Place Max Temp Min Temp Rainfall Rain day
Kathmandu 28.1℃ 18.5℃ 199.8 mm 15
Pokhara 29.3℃ 20.3℃ 641 mm 10
Chitwan 31℃ 22℃ 386 mm 8
Namche 15℃ 6℃ 165 mm 15
Jomsom 15℃ 3℃ 72 mm 14

Trip for early September

The rainy season is supposed to end by the end of August. However it rained throughout September in the last few years. The rain relents by the beginning of September. It may rain in few days or in the late afternoon or night making it possible to travel through places and enjoy the view.

If you are travelling in early September, the best tour to take would be 16 days Bhutan Nepal Tibet Tour. Since this is cultural tour, it is less affected by the unexpected weather of early September. The tour visits the highlights of the three countries.

Cultural tour visiting the scenic hill towns like Nagarkot and Bandipur is also the best thing to do in early September. Since the cultural tours include mostly driving and sightseeing or cultural immersion activities with locals, it is less affected by weather. Spending night at hilltop towns like Nagarkot and Bandipur gives you ample opportunities of Himalayan sightseeing as it normally clears up in the morning and evening. Here are some of the recommended Nepal tour for September.

Trekking in Everest region is more preferable in early September as it rains less in the east than in western Nepal (Annapurna and Dhaulagiri). The high altitude trail escapes the hot and humid temperature of foothills. Temperature is pleasant and ranges from about 9 ℃ to 18 ℃ at Lukla (2,800 m) and - 3 ℃ to 8 ℃ at Everest base camp (5,3080 m).

Trips for Mid September

By mid September, monsoon rain subsides and the main tour season for Nepal begins. All trekking trails are open after the monsoon flooding and landslide. It is best time to go on any treks in Nepal. The best Himalayan tour starting in mid September would be 21 days Nepal Tibet Bhutan Tour. The trip starts with 8 days tour of Tibet and then finally visits Nepal and Bhutan by the end of September when it is the best weather in the southern flank of the Himalayas.

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

Nepal Travel tips for September

  • Choose the well established popular treks as the trails in remote treks may be still closed by landslide ad flood in September
  • Prepare for the rain. Good quality, breathable rain gears are recommended.
  • Make your luggage / backpack waterproof and bring cover.
  • Footwear must be waterproof or easy dry.
  • Keep your itinerary flexible considering delays and cancellation of transportation and domestic flights.
  • Plan your trip with enough time between your trip and international flight.
  • Avoid driving on off roads as much as possible.
  • Normally it rains in the afternoon or evening. So it is better to start your activities early.
  • Plan a morning Himalayan sightseeing on the morning if it rains a night before.

Festivals in September

With the advent of autumn and the break from agricultural rush, Speptember is also the beginning of festival season

Teej Festival - September 1

Teej festival at Pashupatinath

Teej is the main festival to celebrate monsoon which plays important role in the region’s climate and livelihood of people living south of the Himalayas. The three days long Teej festival is primarily celebrated by women with singing, dancing, feasting in colorful dresses and ornaments. . The festival is dedicated to goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Women fast and do the ritualistic ceremony praying for long life and prosperity of the husband and the family. The main month of monsoon is however celebrated both by men and women with series of pilgrimages dedicated to Hindu lord Shiva.

Indra Jatra - September 12

Indra Jatra festival in September

Indra Jatra is the most colorful and longest street festival in Old Kathmandu. The 8 days long festival is marked by mystic mask dancing, feasting and chariot pulling activities. The festival mainly consist two events, Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra. While Indra is King of heaven revered for rain and happiness, Kumari is embodiment of feminine energy against evil and wickedness. Local people from the different neighborhoods of old Kathmandu, take out mask dancing and display sacred images. The chariot of living goddess, Kumari is pull around the alleyways of Old Kathmandu. This is one of the most thrilling spiritual festivals in Nepal in respect of nature and feminine energy.

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September Tour Review

Well looked after and a great holiday!

I, along with my wife arranged a 10 day ­holiday in Nepal with Rabi in September 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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