Short trek in Nepal in March

Nepal tour and trek in March

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 now open for trekkers with on-arrival visa and no quarantine required. The successful vaccination campaign and sparse population of the Himalayas make Nepal the safest to travel in March 2023.

Nepal weather in March

Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal

Place Max Temp Min Temp Rainfall Rain day
Kathmandu 28.3℃ 8.2℃ 34.2 mm 4
Pokhara 26.7℃ 12.8℃ 60 mm 2
Chitwan 29℃ 13℃ 35 mm 1
Namche 9℃ -3℃ 34 mm 4
Jomsom 7℃ -9℃ 58 mm 5

Nepal Travel tips for March

  • Bring warm cloths in layers.
  • Nights will be chilly and so are walks through the forest.
  • Bring waterproof jacket and cover.
  • Be prepared to walk in snow and slippery trails.
  • Best to do Nepal tour or short trek in early or mid March to avoid the tourist crowd
  • Chances of strong wind in the evening. Take shelter at the safe place which protect you from falling objects in case of wind.

Nepal Tour in March

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.

Nepal Trek in March

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.

High altitude treks in March

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.

Annapurna base camp trek in March


Nepal festivals in March

Sadhu during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu Shivaratri is celebrated by chanting, fasting and meditating for the ethics and virtues like honesty, nonviolence, charity, forgiveness. Hundreds of Shadus (ascetics) throng around Shiva temple and consume Marijuana as sacrament.They also make holy fires and cook special meals to offer all devotees at temples and keep themselves awake the whole night. Shivaratri festival 2023 falls on 19 March.
Holi the festival of colors in Kathmandu Holi is one of the most exciting Hindu festivals celebrated by non Hindus as well. The festival is known as the spring festival, the festival of color and the festival of happiness. The festival is celebrated between families and neighbors by smearing colors at each other and feasting. On the day people forget and forgive past grievances and repair broken relationships. Holi festival 2023 falls on 28 March.  

Poon Hill Trek in March Video

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March Tour Review

Excellent attention top quality service !

I spent just over 2 weeks in Nepal on a trip organised by Rabi and the attention was excellent. He went to pick me up to the airport himself, gave me excellent tips and organise a great trek on the Himalayas with a really good and knowledgeable guide, Saroj. The accommodation was also very good, which made the trek more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend iTourNepal to anyone wanting to visit the country, both for treks, or for guided tours on Nepal. I did tours of Kathmandu, Bakthapur and Patan and was really happy about how they went. I might go back to Nepal, and if I do, I'll contact Rabi again.

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Trekkers on the way to Ghorepani in Annapurna region.

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