March brings Spring in Himalayan foothills of Nepal. The mercury starts to rise after the shower at the end of February. Warm and sunny days with clear sky and chilly nights make this month the beginning of the popular tourist season in Nepal. The high altitude trails and passes start to thaw. The moderate temperature, clear Himalayan view, colorful blossoms and some exciting festivals make March an ideal month to travel to Nepal.
Nepal is listed as the happiest country in south asia by the UN's world happiness report based on responses to the Covid 19 pandemic. With international travel normalizing, tourism is bouncing back. Travelling in March 2024 is the best way to avoid the crowd and still enjoy the great Spring weather.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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March is also the best time to visit the popular tour destinations of Nepal. Because of the vertical landscape, temperature widely varies throughout Nepal. March is the perfect time to visit southern plains of Nepal like Chitwan National park, Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Koshi Tappu and Bardia National park. This is also breeding time for birds and animals making the wildlife more active and easy to see. Nepal tour includes visit to popular destinations like Pokhara, Chitwan and Kathmandu and scenic hill towns in its premises. Nepal tour could be customized from few days to 2 weeks with day hikes and short treks.
March is best for short treks in Nepal. The week of light rain and snowfall by the end of February clears the sky and triggers warmer days. The foothills of the Himalayas bloom in Rhododendron, Magnolia, Orchids and other flowers. Most of the short treks go to the altitude between 3,000m to 4,000 m. The March temperature at that elevation ranges from -10 to 10 degree centigrade. There might still be snow from the winter and the light snowfall adds to it. However the snow doesn’t close the trail and it rather makes the trek fun and more adventurous.
The month of March is the best time to walk through the trails with Rhododendron blossoms. The foothills of the Himalayas are portrayed in an array of colors with the breakout of Spring. Along with the 32 species of Rhododendron blossoms and 300 species of Orchids, many other spectacular Himalayan flowers like Magnolia, lavender primus, blue irises, edelweiss make Himalayan trails in March a floral paradise.
The second half of March is best to go on high altitude treks crossing 5,000 m passes or reaching the base camps. The mid-March temperature at 5,000 m may go down to -12 degrees during the night. While the day temperature will be about 10. Days are mostly warm and bright with a chance of light rain and snowfall.Check out these short treks to Everest and Annapurna base camps.
March brings colors in the Himalayan foothills with the blossoms. The fresh snow from the winter make Himalayas more dazzaling. The breeding season for birds and animals make the jungle more lively. Enjoy the pristine culture and heritage of two Himalayan countries at its best this March.
Walk in the Himalayan foothills in March to see the Himalayan flowers at its best. Different species of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Orchids, primula, iris and tens of other flowers make the trek in the foothills picturesque.
Himalayan flower trek