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Trekking in Nepal in March

Trekking in Nepal in March, you will find it the best time to trek to Nepal. The weather is perfect, there is not much rainfall and clear skies. The best part is quiet and peaceful trekking. No wonder you ‘ll have to wait a long time for meals to be served during high season. They are the busiest in peak seasons.

March clearly shows the end of winter and spring and warmer days. This is the time of the year when everything around you looks warm and colorful. It is all set, of course, for flowers and greenery.

This could be the best time to discover the Himalayas and vegetation. Well, since winter was just around the corner, the mornings and nights are still a bit cool, but the days are warmer. Some rainfall may also occur in some lower hilly regions. The weather could change at higher altitudes in an instant.

Spring is indeed the best time of the year to observe the flowers in the lush forests when you study fauna and flora at higher altitudes.

Trekking in Nepal in March: Seasons & Weather

The weather in Nepal varies a lot between the Terai plains, the mid-hills of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and the high Himalaya. In most places, Nepal’s winter is short, with little transition between the cold of early February and the warm of March.

Temperatures in the Terai can reach well above 32°C by March, while Kathmandu and Pokhara can reach 27°C. However, high-altitude mountain areas will remain cooler, especially at night.

Here are some of the highly recommended trekking trails for March in Nepal.

1. Manaslu Circuit Trek in March

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous treks. The region’s cultural and natural beauty is untouched by modernity, as the region of Manaslu was only opened for recreation in 1992. Until then, it remained a limited area. Since the Manaslu area is a restricted trekking region, it requires a special permit to trek in this area.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is rapidly gaining popularity and offers a wonderful opportunity to see the rich local heritage and biodiversity of the Manaslu region. In addition, the adventure takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world.

March is an ideal month for trekking because the days are longer and warmer than the winter months and it is also the beginning of a regular hiking season. The daytime sky can be cloudy, but the sunrise and sunset are extremely beautiful and you will see nature in its true form. A glimpse of the world’s highest peaks, including Himal Chuli, Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) and Mt. Manaslu is insurmountable.

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Peak 92, Mt. Ganesh and others
  • Larke La Pass (5153 m) Untouched Manaslu region, opened only since 1992.
  • View of the 8th tallest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,156m)
  • View of Budi Gandaki River Valley

 2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek in March

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, a legendary and classic trek to discover in March. It offers a great opportunity to experience the perfect combination of nature and cultural exploration.

Trekking in March gives you the opportunity to explore the perfect landscape in different terrain. The forest is in full bloom, allowing you to be enchanted by rhododendrons, bamboo and alpine forest.

You will meet the warmly welcoming villages of Gurung and Magar together with other ethnic groups. You will be able to explore and learn about the culture, traditions and lifestyles of local people.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a spectacular view of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), mountain range First Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Manaslu, Mt. (8163 m). Nilgiri (7041 m), Mt. Fishtail or Mt. Machhapuchhre (6998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. (6441 m). Lamjung Himal (6986 m) and other mountain peaks surrounding it.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal. It is a naturally blessed place to relax after the trek in Annapurna. It is also known as the seven-lake town. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the lakes while you’re going there.

Trip Highlights

  • A 360-degree Panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill
  • Up- close view of Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre
  • Floras and faunas of various places Hospitality of Gurung, Magar and other local ethnic groups
  • Blooming forest of rhododendron, bamboo and alpine trees.
  • Enjoy the Pokhara lakes and chill for a day.

3. EBC via Gokyo Lakes & Chola Pass Trek

A 16-days trek to the foot of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, could be a dream vacation for anyone. If you are looking for a lifetime trek and are exploring the adventures and beauty of the Khumbu region, you should not miss the Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek.

This trek gives you the most spectacular view of the world’s highest peak, an opportunity to preserve and cherish souvenirs. It gives you the opportunity to explore and visit the highest national park, the Sagarmatha National Park, also known as the Khumbu region.

You can see many traditional villages with unique culture and monuments on the route. The hospitality and the socio-cultural lifestyle of the locals make your trek worthwhile and keep you returning for more.

Spring and month of March give you the opportunity to explore the blossom of rhododendron and pine forest trails. Since the warmer days are ahead, you will also have the chance to get a glimpse of wildlife such as red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, mountain goats and other mountain animals.

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking through Sherpa’s town Khumjung home to the ‘real’ yeti skull
  • Pristine blue Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri (5,357m) Cho La Pass (5,430m)
  • Spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest
  • Tengboche Monastery and other Buddhist monasteries on the trekking trail Kala Patthar (5,545 m) at the highest point of the trek.

4. Everest Panorama Trek in March

If you are looking for a short 7-9 days hike to the highest mountain in the world, Everest Panorama trekking is the perfect package to enjoy in March. You’ll get that fascinating panoramic view.

The warmer days are here, so you don’t have to worry about snowfall, days are longer and warmer. The nights are a little cold, but it’s all right because you’re in your guest house at the time.

The Everest Panorama trek in March offers spectacular views of mountain peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other mountain peaks along the trail. The rich and varied culture of the local people will make you feel warm and welcomed.

The Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries can be visited along the trekking trail. This is a great way to explore the local culture in the region.

After a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla your trek starts. Then you start trekking along the Dudh Koshi river, the highest commercial center in Namche Bazaar, and end in the village of Tengboche.

You will definitely be enchanted by the famous Tengboche Monastery and have a spectacular view of Mount Everest ‘s nearby panoramic view.

Trip Highlights

  • A 7-9 days trek to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest
  • Panoramic view of Mount Everest Acclimatization at the highest trade center, Namche Bazaar (3,438 m)
  • Famous Tengboche Monastery
  • Panoramic view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse and Ama Dablam Mountain ranges
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

5. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in March

The first successful climbers of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary took the route from Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek in their historic ascent to the highest peak in the world. For the same reason, the route is often referred to as the classic Everest base camp trekking route.

The days are warmer during the month and the morning and nights are still a little cool. It’s under zero and at this time of the year the weather can be challenging. Since it’s a little dry in March, the chance of rain or snowfall is negligible.

This is a classic and old route, so there are many stops and it’s a 22-day trek. You are less likely to experience altitude disease when you gradually ascend. The highlights of this trek are the peaceful walking trails.

The peak season is just around the corner and has not started yet. The trek starts with a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Jiri, the eastern part of the country.

Your trekking starts in Jiri and you will explore the biodiversity of the Sagarmatha National Park, also known as Khumbu region. You will pass through the world’s highest commercial center, Namche Bazaar, together with the famous Buddhist monastery Tengboche Monastery.

The weather is clearer in the morning and in the evening but can get a little cloudy during the day. Great views of mountain peaks like Mount Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Kwangde.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic view from the drive to Jiri Magnificent view of Mount Everest
  • Best way to get acclimatization and sickness at almost zero altitude
  • The famous monasteries along the trekking route
  • Namche Bazaar, the world’s highest trade center ( 3,438 m) Kala Patthar( 5,545 m)

6. Langtang Valley Trek in March

If you are looking for a short trek to the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle in the region of Langtang, the Langtang Valley Trek is the best and most popular trekking trail.

The beginning of spring offers an amazing view of the rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests. The warmer and longer days also bring out wild winter animals in the sun.

This is a great opportunity to meet some rare birds and animals like the Himalayan black bear, the Himalayan Thar, Langur monkeys, wild boar, red pandas and other wild animals and birds.

The majority of the people living in the Langtang region are Tibetan descendants. They have their own unique lifestyle, culture, tradition. You’ll be near the local people and have the opportunity to explore a new culture. You ‘ll have more time to explore the landscape and visit the monastery with less traffic

The region of Langtang is not far from the capital city. Just a few hours drive to the beautiful region of Langtang. Although it is close to the capital, it is still separate from modernity and modern civilization.

The trek starts from a scenic bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You will then trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel and Langtang Village until you reach Kyanjin Gompa. You will return on the same route and then drive to the capital.

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of the sunrise from Tserko Ri( 4.984 m)
  • Tradition, culture and lifestyle of local Tibetans
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Himalayan trekking experience in only 7 days

7. Poon Hill Trek in March

This trek offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Mountains in almost 360 degrees. It also offers a pleasant stay in the hospitable villages of Magar and Gurung.

The main highlight of this trek is the adventure with a splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the mountain. Annapurna, south of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and other surrounding mountains.

March is ideal for this short walk. The warmer, longer day ensures that you get to Ghorepani on time. You can either choose to rest or trek to Poon Hill the next day. Why don’t you miss the magical mountain views?

This tour also offers an experience of the natural and cultural aspects of Nepal in the region of Annapurna.

You ‘ll also see the combination of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear blue lakes, chaotic rivers with deep gorges, sacred Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries and hot springs.

Trip Highlights

  • Great 5-day hiking experience in the Himalayas
  • Best panoramic view of Annapurna Range, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and other mountains from Poon Hill
  • Challenging stone steps up Ulleri One of Gurung’s largest village in Ghandruk and Ghorepani ‘s Magar Village.
  • Jungle trekking with views of the beautiful streams, waterfalls and the Modi River Ghandruk Gurung Museum

A Few Things to Consider When Planning a Trek in Nepal

  1. Proper items such as gloves, mittens, waterproof socks, walking socks, thermal interiors and all necessary items should be checked before your trip begins.
  2. In March, the snow melts so that normal trekking boots can be a bit difficult, it is wise to get used to good walking boots with a good sole.
  3. Trekking poles are a must when walking regardless of the season. This is a great help and it keeps your knees safe and balanced in your body.
  4. You might think that you carry your own baggage and be tempted to be independent, but please think about it.
  5. While this may seem like a task you’ve always done, it may drain you. You may feel exhausted all the time and miss a lot in the fun and adventure section. Get a good porter.
  6. An experienced professional guide is always recommended.
  7. Stay hydrated, you ‘re not just feeling fresh, but you’re less likely to suffer from altitude.
  8. You will only make memories in this way. Trekking can be fun, especially when you trek in March, all you need to do is secure your reservation and communicate with your team. There is never a pre-planned trip in vain.
Everest Base Camp Weather

What to wear while Trekking in Nepal in March?

It’s wise to be prepared wherever you go. Trekking is the same, a little preparation will save you from bad memories.

When you walk for a month close to spring or summer, you should be ready to change the temperature. Since it tends to get warmer during the day, you may end up being tormented by the heat of your clothes for the chilling nights.

Preparing for layered clothes will be extremely comfortable and wise. This way you get to shed layer by layer as you start to feel the heat. Nights and mornings are nearly similar.

Stay in layers and change the outside jacket to the temperature. Always care for your hands, feet, face; exposed areas of skin. Prepare yourself with your daily essentials.

Conclusion

March is a good month to visit Nepal for almost any activity you want to do in the country. March is an ideal month for trekking, climbing, rafting, and jungle safaris.

The days in March are warmer and longer. You don’t have to rush with your trek. You can enjoy the longer daylight and save additional time to walk or visit local places.

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