Trekking in Nepal during September

Nepal in the month of September provides a unique trekking experience. Nepal has a variety of trekking trails and destinations to select from. The Everest and Annapurna Regions are in Nepal, the world-famous trekking destinations. September is Nepal’s peak season to trek. You get the opportunity to see some of the world’s tallest mountains. You can also witness the variety of Nepal’s natural and cultural beauty. Nepal in September is a lot of fun, adding to your trekking adventure in Nepal its own unique flavor. 

Weather in Nepal in September 

In September, all of the trekking trails remain open!
Trekking in Nepal in September is an excellent month to begin trekking and provides a clear vista of the mountains. All famous treks are open this month; Everest Base Camp Trek,  Langtang Valley Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and Upper Mustang Trek.

The peak trekking season begins in mid-September, to be sure to book your hotels, packages and flights beforehand. 

Advantages of Trekking in Nepal Himalaya during September 

This is the beginning of the fall season; few flowers are still blooming in Nepal’s middle and high hill areas.  Hence, the clouds can begin to form during the early afternoon, and it can begin raining to the lower elevation and snow in the higher altitudes during the late afternoons. This could be a good thing to clear the clouds and clear the clouds for perfect mountain vistas the subsequent day. You may even see a lot of substantial vivid months during September at the time trekking in Nepal. 

  • The trekkers will begin to be seen on the trail and in the lodges if you go trekking in the month of September to the famous trekking areas where there are lodges. 
  • You will be warm to hot while trekking during the daytime. 
  • You will meet other trekkers on the trial and lodges. 
  • You can see villages ripening crops such as rice and millet. 

Can I do a high-altitude trek in Nepal in September?

You can doubtlessly do a high-altitude trek in Nepal in the month of September. This is a better time to do a high-altitude trek in comparison to February or March. Hence, you can expect some rainfall in the higher altitudes, but this should melt quickly because of the warmth and humidity. We do receive some precipitation for a few days every month. We receive more huge snowfalls in the months of February and March rather than in the middle of September. 

Risks / Inconveniences of trekking in Nepal in September

Trekking trails can still be muddy and slippery. Be cautious of wet roots when trekking through forests. Leeches may again come out at the time it is raining or in the humid areas. For precaution, you can carry salt to kill the leeches. You can dab the bag on the leeches at the time they get on your boots, clothes, or on you. Some people burn leeches or use Dettol or regular salt. Landslides can be risky; walk briskly with utmost caution at the time you cross landslide areas on the trial. 

Thunder and Lightning Storm

It is not a consistent occurrence, but sometimes there may be thunder and lightning storms. So in the situation, you are caught in the rain:

Take shelter in a vehicle or a building, stay clear from tall objects like trees, electric/telephone poles, and bodies of water. Rather, find a low spot and make yourself as small as possible – DON’T lie down on the ground. 

If you are in a group, spread yourselves 50-100 feet away to escape numerous victims, since lighting can travel together with the ground. 

If you happen to be indoors, escape taking showers or doing laundry and avoid charging your phone or other gadgets. 

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning or since the last thunder. 

  • Start early in the morning to escape the afternoon rains. There normally is a pattern during the time it begins to rain. Study in for a couple of days or talk to the lodge owners. 
  • The leeches begin coming out at altitudes below 2400 meters in situations where it rains. 
  • It can be hot and humid in lower altitude areas. 
  • Insects in the lower elevations areas can bite you – carry appropriate insecticide. 
  • September is the monsoon’s end; rain could  disrupt domestic flights to or from Short Take-off and Landing Strips (STOL) airports like Lukla, Jomsom, and Juphal. Additionally, landslides can block roads creating delays in your holiday program.

September 2021 – The disturbances in the Bay of Bengal cause heavier rainfall than usual.

September 2020 – There was a lull in the monsoon rains in the first week while the second and third rain returned to ‘normal.’

September 2019 – The amalgamation of heavy to moderate rainfall was experienced this month.

September 2018 received a lot of rainfall at the time of the first ten days; then, there was a lull in rainfall that picked up again from the third week. As an outcome, there was an enormous influx of trekkers on the popular trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Langtang Valley Treks regions.