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Trekking in Nepal in May

Trekking in Nepal in May 2018

Planning for Trekking in Nepal in May? here are some travel ideas that may help you finding the best trekking trips and information which you are looking for. May month is the last month of the spring season and the Pre-monsoon get starts with the less rainfall. Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is still possible during the may month as there is no much rainfall. You will get a variable weather in a single day with the clear mornings and cloudy afternoons.

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While going for trekking in Nepal, you will experience a great variety in the temperature and weather conditions with the increment of altitude and you know Nepal Trekking involves the geographical diversity from lower altitude to higher altitude. May, may be the right time for you to trek as the days are sunny as compared to the rainy days and there will be comfort to hike in high altitudes.

May Trekking Tips

  • Bring rain proof jacket and backpack rain cover
  • Dress light in layers
  • Visit the Himalayas in early may
  • Expect 25 degrees at day time and around 9 degrees at night at elevation upto 2000m
  • Eat less but healthy food
  • Bring excellent cameras, may is the best month for photography

Weather and Temperature in May

May is the starting of summer (pre-monsoon) month with the hot temperature. The temperature may vary with the variation of trekking altitudes but the average temperature at night is between 8-12 degree celsius whereas at day time, it rises upto 25-28 degree celsius. It may fall to minus in the Himalayas at higher elevation.

What equipments to bring to trek in May?

Check for all the trekking gears before processing for trekking. Good trekking boots, trekking poles and rain gear is highly recommended.

Is trekking accommodation open in may?

May is still the busiest season of Nepal trekking and expedition so trekking accommodation on the trails are open during May in Nepal.

What will be the trekking costs during May in Nepal?

The trekking cost (Food and Accommodation) varies depending on the trekking trails on which you are planning to go. The tea house trekking is a little bit cheaper than the off the beaten camping treks.

The cost of food depends upon which you like to choose, local food (Dal, Bhat) will be cheaper with comparison to international food. In general, $30 will be enough for a day for food and accommodation during trekking. The trekking cost depends upon the transportation, TIMS Card, Permit and Guide charge.

Festivals and Public Holidays in Nepal in May

on the first day of May, International Labour day is celebrated in Nepal as public holidays. There is another popular buddhist festival called Buddha Jayanti during may in Nepal. This year Buddha Jayanti is on April 30. In upper mustang, there is another important festival of Buddhist people called as Tiji Festival in May. This year, it falls on 12, 13 and 14 may at Lo-Manthang.


Every year Nepal hosts Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon as the worlds highest marathon on May 29th crossing the Sherpa trails of Khumbu valley. The event has been initiated in honor of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on the day they ascended Mount Everest in 1953. The marathon will be of three categories, extreme ultra 60 km, full marathon 42 km and half marathon 21 km as per the choice of runners. Register yourself on the event as it is truly a once in a life time experience.

While you are planning for trekking in Nepal 2018/19, we have some recommendations for you to consider
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Kathmandu valley hiking/Short Trekking

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