Spring has finally arrived after the protracted winter, bringing with it beautiful flowers, warmer air, longer days, and space for exciting new activities. The spring season, which precedes the monsoon season, lasts from the month of March until May. Travelers can experience the best climatic conditions in Nepal in the spring. Every tourist will find the most comfortable surroundings thanks to the beautiful skies and meadows covered with flower-filled valleys. The weather in this nation varies greatly between the Terai plains, the hills from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and the higher Himalayas. Some locations continue to be quite hot as well, with the exception of towns located high in the mountains. We’ve compiled a list of springtime activities you may enjoy in Nepal today. If you intend to travel to Nepal during the season, it is quite useful.
Enjoy Every Nip of Festivals and Events:
Nepal is a vibrant nation with a variety of cultures and traditions. Every Nepali holiday is celebrated with tremendous excitement regardless of whether people are followers of Hindu or Buddhism regions, and as a result, follows the lunar calendar. While traveling to Nepal in April, you can take in glimpses of the following festivities.
- Rato Machchendranath: For several days, a deity statue is pulled through the streets of Nepal during the well-known Patan festival, which is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm. It continues to be a popular destination in April so that visitors can see Rato Machchendranath while visiting.
- A lot of fun and frolic are had during the Nepali New Year holiday known as Bisket Jatra. It continues to be a very exciting event in a number of well-known places, but it is still the main draw in Bhaktapur, where the Biskat Jatra Chariot festival is held. Four days before the Nepali New Year starts, the Jatra begins. It truly is a visual feast.
- The Buddhist community in Kathmandu celebrates Buddha Jayanti at the Boudhanath stupa. This sacred occasion draws a sizable crowd; thus it is celebrated with tremendous fervor.
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, is among the best places to travel during the spring. You may have a nice, leisurely tour of the valley due to the comfortable weather, which is neither too hot nor cold. You can tour the areas that are historically, culturally, and artistically significant and study them. The world-heritage sites Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Patan, Bhaktapur, and others are among these locations. This is the greatest time to travel to Nepal if you want to learn about the local culture because you will see people celebrating various festivals. You can take part in these celebrations and enjoy yourself. Again, you may take quick excursions to locations like Nagarkot and Chandragiri Hills to find peace and quiet away from the bustle of the city.
Ideal Climate for Trekking:
The weather in Nepal is great for trekking because it is often around 20 degrees Celsius at higher elevations. In Nepal, this time of year is regarded as the prime trekking season. All hikers are in awe of this month’s breathtaking paths. Even at the highest altitudes, nights typically don’t become too chilly and days typically start out pleasant and sunny.
The finest season for mountain flights, according to many, is spring in Nepal, despite claims to the contrary. The mountains are covered in snow, and the air feels incredibly clean. It is advised to take a mountain flight to see Mount Everest, but if you prefer a closer view, you can board a helicopter and travel anywhere you like. You may travel anywhere you want in the spring because of the clear skies and light winds.
The most well-known activity in Nepal in April is trekking. The best activity to do at Everest Base Camp in April is trekking since, with the exception of a few spots at slightly higher altitudes, the weather is usually warm. Additionally, there is very little chance of monsoon rainfall throughout this month. Since this is the busiest month of the year, there will be a lot of seasoned adventure junkies at EBC during this time. Even the most difficult peaks in Nepal are still accessible in April. April offers fantastic paths for Annapurna treks as well.
White Water Rafting:
The Nepalese cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu are the most well-known for white water rafting. You can take part in this exciting pastime in April amid the white, foaming rivers of this Himalayan country. The mind-blowing river rafting experience of being surrounded by the alluring mountains is offered by the long, clear Trisuli River, Bhote Kosi River, and Seti River.
You arrive to Kalinchowk, another fantastic place to visit in Nepal in the spring, close to the Kathmandu Valley. Kalinchowk is located at an elevation of 3800 meters and is about 160 kilometers from the city. After crossing the Sunkoshi Bridge, you could see the lovely rhododendron flowers en route. Near Kalinchowk, there are rhododendron blooms in more than eight different colors. At Kalinchowk, there is a suitable food and hotel facilities. This is one of the best locations in Nepal to visit in the spring because of the breathtaking views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling, and the Khumbu ranges.
Visiting Terai Region:
The Terai, Nepal’s southern plains, has a unique appeal. It differs from other regions of Nepal because of the geography and population. If you haven’t been, you should think about going in the spring when the weather is most pleasant. Although the heat continues, the mornings and nights are really nice. If you are near the national parks during the hotter hours of the day, you could be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. Even if you’re not, you’ll still get to see a stunning sunset. Be sure to sample the many cuisines from around the world.
In Nepal, spiritual tourism is significantly underrated. There are numerous reputable yoga schools where you can enroll. Would it not be amazing to lay out your mat, perform your asanas, and meditate amidst the tallest mountains in the world or a verdant forest? If this sounds appealing, travel to Nepal in the spring and participate in a variety of yoga pursuits. Living in a monastery will give you an experience unlike any other if you want it to be more spiritual.