Trekking in Nepal in March

Poon Hill Trekking Nepal

Trekking in Nepal in March invites spring and adds more joy and happiness. Trekking in Nepal in March is the excellent time. With the sun firmly past the equinox, it is time to bid farewell to the chilly winter. The weather remains excellent in the majority part of the country. For those who loves Himalayan adventure and nature, its great time to visit Nepal. After the cold winter season which falls in December, January and February; spring season starts from March.

Weather Conditions in March

There are mainly four seasons in Nepal i.e. Winter, Spring, Autumn and Summer. But the September – November in autumn and March – May in spring are the best time of the year for adventure trekking in Nepal.

March indicates the beginning of the springs and end of the winter season. So it might be cold and snow-fall may continue till mid of the March. The landscapes at higher altitude looks snowy while the lower reaches is lush with green vegetation all around.

There is very little chance of rainfall in March. Late Morning and early evening remains pretty clear while the afternoon might be hazy with some cloudy skies. But the hazy environment does not last long.

The best part of March is excellent Himalayan and sunrise & sunset view.

No clouds indicates wonderful views and scheduled flights.

The temperature will reach to freezing level in the morning and the evening. But the daytime remains moderate with warm sunlight: perfect for trekking.

As the winter ends gradually, the days are longer which means more trekking hours.

The average day temperatures in Kathmandu is 23 degree Celsius in March. However, the temperature ranges to 10 – 12 degree Celsius during day time and drops down to freezing level in the night and morning time.

Highlights of trekking in Nepal in March

  • Perfect temperature for hiking
  • Excellent mountain views and landscapes around
  • Longer trekking hours – 7 – 8 hours
  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset views
  • Scheduled flight and plenty of teahouse to stay
  • Enchanting festivals – Holi – the festive of colors – worth celebrating
  • Celebration of Ghode Jatra in Kathmandu
  • Welcoming the beginning of lush and greenery

Best Trekking Destination

March is one of the best time of the year to trek Nepal. As weather starts to warm up and skies are clear, you will have pleasant walking experience. The snow begins to melt down and valley gradually turns into green color with extra brightness and joy in the air. Trekking in Nepal in March are best in major destinations such as Everest, Annapurna and Langtang.

But the major trekking destinations like Mt. Everest and Mt. Annapurna is still cold. So prepare yourself with proper gear and warm clothes.

Here we recommend you the best trekking routes for trekking in Nepal in March:

Everest Base Camp Trek

Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking
Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destination in the world. Everest trekking in March month is best time. Along with the majesty of Himalayas, this trek will delight you with fascinating culture. Sherpa are the legends of the mountains and they have unique traditions and way of living. It is very intriguing to observe their lifestyle. Similarly, the majestic view of giant Himalayas like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Cho-Oyu will enchant you throughout the journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek goes through UNESCO listed sites – Sagarmatha National Park. Here you will discover variety of wildlife species like Snow Leopard and Himalayan Thar.
Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is also the major gateway to Khumbu region.
You will walk along Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges and villages to climb high up Namche Bazaar. You will spend a day here to acclimatize your body. Next, you will hike to EBC and Kalapatthar staying at different village of Tengboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. Kalapatthar with its straggling height of 5,545m, offers dramatic view of Everest and sunrise over Himalayan horizon.  
In short, trekking in Everest is an amazing journey to the heart of world’s incredible Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 2nd most popular trekking destination in Nepal after EBC trek. It is easier and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal in March is fantastic time. This trek combines diverse terrain, culture and wildlife on the back –drop of might Annapurnas. Apart from Annapurnas, the trek offers Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Dhaulagiri.

On the way, you will discover many waterfalls, temples, monasteries and lush forest filled with exotic floral and fauna species. At Base Camp, the immense wall of rock and snow will surround you which is really fascinating to watch.
Other highlight of ABC trek is hot spring. Enjoy soothing at hot spring to relax your tired and aching muscles. To add more, the ABC trek goes through Machhapurchhre Base Camp which is very worth exploring.

Everest Panorama Trek

everest-panoramaEverest Panorama Trek is one of the best trekking package to indulge in the month of March. Though the nights are cold, the days are warmer so you don’t need to worry about the rainfall and snowfall.

If you have less time in disposal, but still want to discover the magnificence of Everest, Everest Panorama Trek is the option for you. The trek offers magnificent view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other peaks along the trekking trail.

The diverse culture of local people will delight you and their traditional hospitality of Sherpa will fascinate you. You will visit the local Sherpa village and Buddhist Monasteries along the trekking trail. It provides great opportunity to explore local culture and tradition.

The trek start after a short trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla. You will walk along the Dudh Koshi River and climb high to Namche Bazaar. The trek ends at Tengboche village which is one of the fascinating place to visit. Tengboche houses the largest monastery of entire region and offers the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and more.

Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

If you have short time in Nepal or are not sure to take long and remote treks in Nepal, Poon Hill Trek is the best option for you. It will not disappoint you.
The trek offers 360 degree view of Himalayas and magnificent sunrise view over Himalayan horizon. Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Hiunchuli peaks are some panoramic peaks seen during the trek.
Apart from Himalayan peaks, this trek is full of cultural experience. Gurung and Magar community are major inhabitant of the region and they are known for their bravery in British Gurkha Regiment.
March is just perfect for this short trek. The longer trekking hours a day ensure you in arriving Ghorepani on time.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trekkingIf you are short vacation and looking for mountain adventure in Nepal, then Langtang Valley Trek won’t appoint you. March, the beginning of spring, offers eye-catching view of rhododendron and alpine forest along with tantalizing Himalayan views. Many trekkers believe it as a hidden valley of glaciers.
Despite being so close to Kathmandu, very few trekkers have made their way to Langtang when compared other popular trekking regions.
March brings sunny and longer days which brings out winter-hibernating wild animals out in the sun. Therefore, there is big chance to discover exotic fauna and bird species like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Langur Monkeys, Wild Boar, Red Panda and more.
Majority of population living on Langtang region are descendants of Tibetan origin. You will have opportunity to get close glimpse of Tibetan influenced Buddhist culture and tradition.


March is one of the best time of the year to visit Nepal. Thousands of travelers flocks here to enjoy the splendor that the nature beholds.

The weather is clear throughout the month expect some rare rainfalls and hazy environment. Likewise, almost every morning and evening, the views are clear. Similarly, the sunrise and sunset views are extra-ordinary in March.

If you are thinking to trek in Nepal in March, then we will help you find the proper treks which best suits your preference. As one of the leading adventure trip operator in Nepal, we assure you an incredible mountain experience that will last forever in your memory. To add more, “our small sized group” and “experienced travel crew” ensure a personalized care, comfort and safety.

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