Nepal Trekking in March
March, the month of Rhododendron, marks the best time for trekking in Nepal.
This is the time of spring season in Nepal where you will collect the fondest memories in the pleasant weather and moderate climate. This is the time when the winter ends officially welcoming the spring season- the season of flowers, birds, and pleasantest views.
During March the days are quite hotter while the nights and morning are chilling, yet bearable. And, you do not have to worry about the rain, nor snow during your travels. All you get is the crisp sky, with the wonderful visibility of the surrounding landscapes.
While in Nepal you experience 6 different type of weather conditions. And, March is a shoulder month which marks the beginning of spring and the end of winter. So, you will have to bear neither the extremely hot temperatures nor the chilling colds.
March is among the dry month where you get the most unaffected views of the surrounding and vegetations you walk into. Plus, it is the best time for the clearest mountain views in the clear weather and low humidity.
While trekking in Nepal in March you have plenty of options. You can opt for easy and short trips like Poon Hill trek, Taste of Nepal Tour, and Bike Paddle Holiday. Or, you can go on longer treks like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek.
March is the best of the season where you will find the moderate temperature- neither too cold nor too hot.
Like everywhere else, new buds in trees and flowers bloom in this season. One of the most attractive aspects of the season is blooming of Laliguras (Rhododendron), the National Flower of Nepal that is very prominent in the Annapurna and Langtang regions of Nepal.
The weather is still cold and snow may still fall early in March. The higher mountains in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Mustang may still have snow on them. While the rest will have theirs melting through the month.
March is a dry season, has really low humidity. This allows for clearer skies and lower chances of precipitation.
This means that March will not only have the best views of the mountains like January and February but also will have better weather conditions than both. Thus, the weather remains clear to give you crystal clear views of the grand Himalayas.
The mountains, on the other hand, are still covered in snow. While the valleys are budding with new growth after the depths of winter. The lakes and the snow will be melting at lower elevations too.
Also, the best part about these clear skies, sunny days and less humidity mean lesser chances of flight cancellation/delay.
As for temperatures, you can still expect sub-zero to 0 temperatures at night, while the average daytime temperatures might range from 9 degrees to a maximum of 20 degrees.
As temperatures slowly increase, so will the duration of the day.