Trekking in Nepal in October is one of the best time for walking and great views of mountains. The weather is cool and visibility is clear during the October month. Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal. Nepal a country with thousands of peaks and eight world highest mountains is famous destination foe trekking and mountaineering. Huge number of trekkers and mountaineers visit Nepal for witness. Every trekker dreams to trek in Nepal, because of the top peaks highlighted and spectacular landscapes. There are wide variations in Nepal. But out of the twelve months, October is the best month to visit Nepal. Trekking Nepal in October is the best trekking option for Nepal.
The weather in October is the best. It is the busiest season and peak time too. In October the days becomes sunny with less chance of rain and night’s temperature drops slowly. The views during October are really awesome and wonderful. You will feel comfortable to trek Nepal in October than in other months.
October is best season to trek.
Weather in Nepal in October
The temperature in October has normal temperature conditions. The temperature is shown below. There may be slight change in the temperature than shown below because of global warming and certain other factors. Naturally, Temperature gets slightly down when you reach at the higher altitude. Climatic condition, weather and temperature all varies due to the altitude variation. Generally, passes and camps have extreme condition.
Average Temperature: 20 degree celsius
Maximum Temperature: 25 degree celsius
Minimum Temperature: 14 degree celsius
Sunshine Hours: 10 Hours
Sea Temperature: 0 degree celsius
October Trekking Route Tips
As October is the best trekking month whole over the year. This month becomes busier comparing other. There you may face accommodation and food problems. So, we suggest you to book earlier than normal you used to do. It helps to escape the disappointment. And be sure to pack the clothes according to the weather of October because the day goes on sunny and night remains cold comparatively.
Some of the famous trekking Regions in October are;
What Clothing to take during trekking Nepal in October?
According to the weather of October, shorts, and t-shirt and trekking clothes are useful in October. Generally, the days are hot. Only nights goes on cold. Reaching to higher altitude also have weather problem. For mountain trek pack clothes on three layer basis which are inner layer, Insulation layer and outermost layer. The outermost layer should be windproof. It will protect you from cold, snow and rain as well. Take long jackets and trousers for evening. Carry Sleeping bag if you run out of blankets in teahouses in October as it is busiest month. Carrying sleeping bag liner is best idea.
Accommodation and food on trekking during October
There are enough teahouses, lodges, hotels and restaurant distributed in the trekking routes nowadays. The trekking and tourism has been developed in Nepal. As the trekking season in October, all the hotels and restaurants providing foods and accommodation will be fully at your service. There will be some problems that you may not find preferred rooms in popular treks. For that, It is very much important to book the rooms in advance. You can talk this about your guide. A good guide will call ahead to book the rooms for you in advance.
For food, restaurants will be open with full menus in October. There are varieties of food options in the menu to choose. Dal Bhatt is staple food which you will get in the all restaurants. It is cheapest and most satisfying meal.
Travel Insurance for trekking Nepal in October
Travel Insurance is most important to trek Nepal in October. As October is the crowd month than usual. This month have great weather thus, trekkers pulls them in Nepal in October for trekking in this month. The climatic conditions in higher altitude are usually unpredictable which leads many peoples to difficult circumstances. Altitude sickness is very common sickness for many trekkers in higher altitude. Similarly, there is high chance of having accidents in the route. So, having travel insurance is better than safety precautions, misfortunes can occur at any place at anytime during the trekking. Be sure that your travel insurance covers trip cancellation and travel delays. And also for the medical expenses along emergency evacuation packages, loss of baggage and travel documents should be list on the insurance.
These all should be done from your home country because Nepal doesn’t offer any travel insurance.
The most important next factor for trekking in Nepal in October is trekking permits. There are several checking points in the route. They check your permits of place you are going for your trip. In case, you lose or you don’t have permit you have to buy immediately there with extra fine. Otherwise, they also can punish you according the Nepal government rule. So, it is important to get trekking permits.
There you will need 2-3 permits. First permit for the conservation areas or national parks. The second permits will be Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card. And the last is Restricted Area entry permit. Last permit is not mostly needed. It is required in case you are in restricted area.
Guided or Solo Trek?
It’s your personal decision to join an organized group or hiring own guide and porter. Its’ on all you that trek is difficult or not and its budget. You should have to organize trek by TAAN registered trekking agencies. Be careful that everyone you meet are not organized and legally authorized for an agency. As, October is the busiest and popular month there will run regular group treks. You can easily find a group who are going trek of our choices. Porters are there for you to make relieve of your burden. There will be a chef for cooking food who cooks meal during camping. Trekkers have to carry only one small bag requiring for a day.
At night staffs will arrange tent with mattress, sleeping bags to sleep. The agencies you informed will arrange all the land transportation, permits, taxes, fees, etc. The nice point is that group trekking will be less expensive comparing to solo trekking.Solo trekking is easy if you have time to arrange all the things and permits with perfect plan. But its better to plan with trekking agency.
Equipments for Packaging List
It is very important for all the trekkers to arrange their bag packs properly. Be sure to pack all the necessary equipments. There may happen anything at anytime. It’s better to be prepared well from the beginning. Pack all the necessary equipments. Some of the necessary equipments are:
- Hiking boots which are comfortable
- Sleeping bag with liner
- Hiking pants & Thermals
- Gloves & Scarf
- Warm inner Jacket, a wind proof jacket, Water proof jacket
- Water purifications’
- Hiking poles/stick
- Water proof case
- Headlamps, Mobiles, Camera, Battery, Power Bank, Charger, Earphone
- Toiletries & Sanitizers
- Favorite snacks like chocolate, nuts, etc.
- Pen and Note
- Sunglasses, Goggles
Experience and Fitness
Nepal offers you a huge range of trekking options with or without experiences. Generally short treks like Langtang Valley Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Around Kathmandu Valley Trekking etc, do not require any previous experiences and ideas. It can be done by people from walks of life. These destinations are packed specially for family trek. But sustainable hard trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna region Trekking, Manaslu Region trekking requires fitness and previous mountaineering experiences. There should be climbing experience otherwise they might face huge problems. Just the point is that one should be physical and mentally fit.
There is obvious a point to face sickness in higher altitudes. It is very important to be familiar with symptoms and signs of altitude sickness for all trekkers. You should not ignore those symptoms. You should drink plenty of fluids. It will be better if you take Daimox pills along the medication tools. If you feel the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness then do not climb further. It will be better if you take rest. Neglecting the symptoms can lead to serious sickness name HAPE (Higher Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema). So, be alert.