Best Time to Trek to Langtang Valley: When to go?
If you have a short time in hand but want to get to the lap of Himalayas within a short period, then Langtang Valley trek is for you. Located just 68 KM north of Kathmandu, 11 Days Langtang Valley trek is a short trek that takes you through beautiful cultural valleys, varied terrains, and into the lap of Himalayas. The Langtang region undergoes different weather and temperature condition depending on the season. So, when is the best time to trek to Langtang Valley?
Nepal experiences four different seasons in a year, namely Autumn, Spring, Winter, and Summer/Monsoon. And among these seasons, Autumn and Spring are considered as the best time for Langtang Trekking.
The weather and temperature condition during these seasons is stable and constant. Thus, autumn and spring offer you the best trekking experience. You will have an easy and comfortable walk on a sunny day with a warm temperature and dry trail. But the temperature during days and nights are quite cold and it is still bearable.
Along with that, the vegetation is at full blossoms. You will walk through lush oak and rhododendron forest and diverse vegetation during this season. And the views of the mountains under the clear blue skies are just alluring during the trek in autumn and spring.
However, Langtang Valley trek is doable throughout the year but trekking during the off-season (winter and monsoon) requires extra preparation and you may face unexpected challenges of nature.
Best Time to Go for Langtang Trek
As mentioned earlier, the Langtang region encounters four seasons- Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter that offers different weathers and temperature condition.
If you choose between these seasons, spring and autumn months are the best time for Langtang trek as they offer warm temperatures, stable weather with breathtaking sceneries. However, trekking during the off-season may bring some difficulties during the trek. But with proper preparation and appropriate trekking gears, this trek is doable at any time of the year
As you may know, each season has their perks and offers different experiences, here is the detail regarding each season in Langtang valley to help you plan the trek better.
Langtang Trek During the Autumn Season – Best Time
The Autumn season is the most popular and best time for the Langtang Valley trek. September, October, and November are the autumn months in Nepal. During this time, you will experience a warm and stable weather condition. The days are bright and sunny with clear blue skies offering you the best views of the mountain.
As you are in the mountain, it is obvious that the morning and nights are colder, but the temperature during the days ranges from 10 °C-15 ° C (50 °F-59 ° F). Thus, you will have a great experience with the best weather and temperature condition.
In addition to that, there is a very low chance of rainfall during autumn, thus giving you the great visibility of the mountains and surrounding mountains.
Since it is the best time to trek in the Langtang region, the trails are crowded by travelers all around the world. Thus, pre-booking for the accommodation and food is recommended.
Langtang Trek During the Spring Season
Winter season falls from December to February in the Langtang region. The Langtang region is coldest during the winter season. The temperature can range from 6°C to 10°C (43.8 ° F50. ° F) during the day. The temperature drops below the freezing temperature at night.
The skies are quite clear during the winter and you can experience the snow-blanked Langtang Valley.
Since, winter is an off-season for Langtang trekking, you won’t find a huge crowd as you see in peak seasons. Thus, trekking in winter is the best time for those who want to explore nature in solitude.
Have you decided when will it be the best time to go for Langtang trek for you? We have made our recommendations and it is for you to pick. Please feel free to contact Peregrine Treks for any queries or to help you plan your visit to Nepal.