Best Treks in Nepal 2022 Autumn - Handpicked Unique Itineraries

  • Last Updated on Dec 5, 2022

Trekking has always been a fascinating aspect of Nepalese tourism, and why wouldn't it be? Consider the top ten most stunning mountains in the world, and you'll find most of them right here. The land of mountains is well-known for its snow-capped mountains and high-altitude mountain peaks. 

What is less well-known is its varied climate. So, if you've already decided to plan your next trekking trip to Nepal, the next thing you should consider is the ideal time to go trekking.

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Autumn is one of the greatest seasons of the year to trek in Nepal, and it has its benefits. However, this does not imply that other seasons are unsuitable for trekking. You simply need to be exceptionally prepared and well-equipped according to seasons, and you'll be fine. If you go on a trek in autumn, you won't have to worry about bad weather. 

You can join a high-altitude trek in October that would have been a little more difficult in other months like June, July, January, February, etc. The autumn season, which runs from late September to November, provides great weather for sightseeing, trekking, and other outdoor activities. 

Weather and Temperature in Autumn 

From mid-September until November, the weather is typically consistent and mild. Temperatures range between 20° C and 5° C at night, and temperatures in the lower mountains range between 15° C and 23° C. This demonstrates that while the high mountains are chilly and the lower elevations are warm, walking temperatures during the day are the most comfortable overall. 

Typically, the morning is bright, and clouds build up in the afternoon before dispersing at night to expose a stunning starry sky. Most days, the weather provides a brilliant blue sky and a bright sun that lasts all day. And the mountain views are phenomenal. 

Views and trekking experience in Autumn

Nepal's beauty is undeniably indescribable. It is home to hundreds of peaks and breathtaking scenery. But imagine this panoramic magnificence, which may be nothing short of a visual feast, being spoiled by some afternoon clouds that bring brief downpours with them. Isn't it unpleasant? 

That is why autumn is the perfect season to trek, with no clouds to obscure the natural beauty, no route closures due to snow, and no muddy and treacherous paths to ruin the experience. In October, the mountain vistas are breathtaking and crystal clear. 

Nepal mountain

Autumn has a modest advantage over other seasons due to the crisper sky. This benefit is somewhat outweighed by the enormous crowds, making it prudent to pick less popular excursions.

Trail condition and difficulties

The well-known paths are busy with visitors from all over the world. The most popular trekking areas, including Langtang, Everest, and the Annapurna are usually packed with trekkers. That means you'll encounter a lot of other hikers. If you happen to be on the trail in late November or early December, snowfall in higher elevations might cause little difficulty, although it melts fast owing to the warmth and humidity of autumn.

Talking about the terrain and the difficulty level of the trekking packages, they vary from one another. You can choose the trekking package as per your fitness and trekking experience. The best thing about the Himalayas is, that it has all sorts of trekking routes from easy to strenuous, and each of them showcases a breathtaking mountain panorama. 

And we also understand that finding the perfect trek for you can get quite a tedious job when there is an uncountable number of options available. So, you can talk with our expert travel consultants who have mapped numerous hiking and trekking trails in Nepal. They will help you find the best trek for you as per your requirements. 

Flora & Fauna

The routes are enhanced by the seasonal greenery that has grown robustly and attractively following the monsoon. Autumn provides a vibrantly colored nature since everything has just been washed. The leaves turn from green to vivid yellows, oranges, and reds. 

Fruits that are ripe and fleshy cling to bushes and trees. Trails across meadows and high-altitude alpine woods appear more lush and thick. Colorful flowers and beautiful green distant vistas on a lovely bright day with a blue sky will undoubtedly take your breath away.

Festivals 

Indulge in Nepal's culture, traditions, and festivals up close and personal. The biggest and most important festivals are easily accessible throughout the autumn season. Dashain, Tihar, Chhat Puja, and other celebrations are widely celebrated in Nepal throughout the autumn season. 

Moreover, we organize some special treks & tours during the festival season in Nepal. These tailor-made packages are designed to let you enjoy both the festival and the venture. 

Our Top 10 Pick for Trekking in Autumn 2022- Nepal

The mountains have a way of transporting you to places you could never imagine. It is simply an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life, and for that reason, every trek through the country of mountains is worthwhile. 

So, before you embark on your autumn trekking adventure, here is a synopsis of some of the top trekking trails in Nepal that you can consider in autumn 2022. Each one has highlights and quick information that will help you pick the ideal one for yourself.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek is primarily intended for those travelers who wish to experience the Everest region to the utmost on a restricted budget, fulfilling the trekker's desire at the lowest possible cost. Because of the inexpensive cost, the Everest Base Camp trip does not take away the spirit of trekking in the Khumbu region. 

The facilities are minimal, for sure than the usual EBC package, however, the experience is worth the struggle. And as they say, nothing can stop the hearts of true travelers. While walking through the beautiful villages & lush rhododendron forests, you can meet the Sherpas and learn about their way of life.

Everest Base Camp Budget Trek

Highlights 

  • Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
  • Lush rhododendron, pine, fir, etc woodlands.
  • View a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayan mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Ama Dablam, and many others.
  • A chance to get a close look at Himalayan customs, traditions, and life, including Namche Bazar (the largest Sherpa hamlet), Tengboche monastery, moraines, frozen streams, and much more.
  • Fantastic viewpoints such as Everest View Hotel and Kalapathar provide views of the dawn through the Himalayas.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Khumbu Region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate/Challenging
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Max. Elevation: 5645m.|18520ft. 

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days

The Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days is one of the world's most famous treks. This walk delivers a spectacular perspective of the Solu Khumbu region as it passes through traditional Sherpa villages, ancient gompas, lush forests, and meadows. Hundreds of people from around the world embark on the Everest base camp, following the 14-day itinerary every year. 

Enough acclimatization points and perfect night stops make Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days the best trekking package to the lap of Mt. Everest. In the two weeks' time, you not only explore the lifestyle of the mountain people and alpine woods but also learn a lot about the myths & legends surrounding the air. 

everest base camp

Highlights

  • Reach Kala Patthar (Black Rock) at 5,644 meters, a viewpoint offering spectacular views of majestic peaks like Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest.
  • A lodge trek that allows you to stay in some of the world's highest settlements and relish the warm hospitality of the locals.
  • A chance to learn about the cultures, customs, and way of life in the Himalayas.
  • Adventurous trekking route packed with waterfalls, dense forests, streams, rivers, suspension bridges, terraced fields, stupas, prayer flags, etc. 
  • No rushing and enough rest days.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Khumbu Region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Max. Elevation: 5645m.|18520ft.

Gokyo Lake & Renjo La Pass Trek

The Gokyo Lakes Trek with Renjo La pass is similar to the famous EBC Trek, except it leads you into a valley west of Everest. This begins with a magnificent flight to Luka, followed by a half-day hike to Phakding. During your trip, you will pass by the beautiful villages and reach the stunning Gokyo Lakes, which is known for its brilliant turquoise blue color.

It is a 13 days trekking package in Nepal that also crosses a high alpine pass called Renjo La (5,360 m). The trail has a good balance of off-bit and comfortable walking. The views are surreal and the trekking experience is fantastic. This trek is for travelers who want to explore the hidden corners of the Khumbu region. 

Gokyo Lake & Renjo La Pass

Highlights

  • A less crowded alternate path with furthermore adventure in the Khumbu region.
  • Trek through Gokyo Valley, which is famed for having the world's highest freshwater lake system. 
  • Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) is a rocky peak with spectacular views of Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
  • Explore the narrow trails, antique monasteries, magnificent stupas, sherpa communities, and vibrant marketplaces.
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and cross Renjo La pass

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Khumbu region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Max. Elevation: 5,360m.|17,585ft.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you over the protected area of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which is located between the Annapurna hills. Because the views are less vast and steeper, the panorama is considerably distinct from most other famous hikes. It is one of the few mountain treks that can make you fall in love with vistas and get you closer to the base of 8000-meter peaks in such a short amount of time.

The trekking route is impressive. You pass by picturesque villages resided by different communities. The dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, pine, etc progress to pasture and rocky hills once you go beyond the treeline. The rivers, streams, waterfalls, chirping of birds, and the scent of Himalayan woods make the journey a lifetime experience. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Highlights

  • The trail is known as the "Apple Pie Circuit" because of the various tea houses along the way that serve excellent and hot apple pies.
  • The panorama of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli greets you.
  • A fantastic choice for extended walks.
  •  Pokhara - a city on Phewa Lake worth seeing.
  • Trekking experience that is authentic in a short amount of time.
  • Welcoming locals and immersive trek experience. 

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Annapurna region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Starting Point: Kimchi
  • Max. Elevation: 4,130 m./13,547 ft.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is possibly the ideal short Himalayan hike. It is also known as "The Queen of Viewpoints." This hike will take you through magnificent scenery and an adventurous yet comfortable trail. Trek between Pokhara and Nayapul while seeing a spectacular blend of high peaks and gorgeous villages.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Highlights

  • Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal.
  • Trek through rhododendron woods and mountain settlements.
  • A terrific beginner-friendly walk for folks of all ages who wish to experience the Himalayas.
  • Walking through Ulleri village's verdant trees, scattered Gurung villages, and stone stairs.
  • Cultural excursion, particularly to Ghandruk, an antique and culturally rich village

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Starting Point: Hile
  • Max. Elevation: 3,210m.|10,530ft.

Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is one of Nepal's few doable (for beginner trekkers) off-the-beaten-path paths, located east of the Annapurna Base Camp and giving unimpeded views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu ranges. This trekking trail opened in 2012, not long ago, and has well served the hearts looking for a quick offbeat trek in the Himalayas. 

Our Mardi Himal Trek is a 9 days trip through dense forests and remote mountain villages. The trek leads to the Mardi Himal Base Camp or also known as the Upper Viewpoint. The limited facilities and very basic teahouse accommodation add more thrill to the trek. 

Mardi Himal Trek

Highlights 

  • Visit the self-sufficient Gurung Village of Lwang at the end of the trek and witness the authentic mountain lifestyle. 
  • Take advantage of a reasonably manageable trek with an offbeat trail that many visitors neglect.
  • The main highlights of this journey include Australian Camp, Pothana, Mardi Himal base camp, Siding hamlet, and Lwang.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and the Mardi Himal.
  • The opportunity to explore rural life away from the rush and bustle of city life makes the journey more pleasurable and striking.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Annapurna region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Starting Point: Kande
  • Max. Elevation: 4,500m.|14,760ft.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The captivating trek in the Manaslu region leads you via a somewhat off-the-beaten rural trail to breathtaking vistas, raging whitewater river falls, and deep woods. It will lead you from the sweltering lowlands to the majestic Budhi Gandaki canyon with turquoise streams and beautiful waterfalls. 

Throughout the journey, you will cross multiple suspension bridges that are incredibly high and frequently quite lengthy. The trip begins in the bustling market village of Machha Khola and continues up and back along a separate trail to Syange. Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 days is for those looking for something new in Nepal while still seeing the most stunning and jaw-dropping surroundings.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Highlights

  • The opportunity to view fabled peaks and abandoned towns.
  • Meet the locals in the highlands of the Manaslu region, a restricted area where they practice traditional Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Witness panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru.  
  • Crossing Larke Pass via terrain ranging from subtropical rainforest at lower levels to bitter cold and hard conditions.
  • Come across the prayer wheels and centuries-old monasteries.
  • Trek on a less crowded trail and enjoy offbeat walking. 

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Manaslu region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Starting Point: Machha Khola
  • Max. Elevation: 5,200m.|17,060ft.

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley is abundant in culture and history, with several Buddhist temples, nunneries, and prayer walls. All of these are religious and culturally significant to the people who live in the area. Tsum Valley Trek, located in the northern section of Manaslu, will lead you to one of the most demanding paths in the Himalayas. 

The Tsum valley opened in 2008 for trekking and now is a restricted part of the Manaslu region. It is one of the less visited trekking routes. The trek is very demanding and only experienced trekkers with high endurance. From Kathmandu, it's a 7 hours bus/jeep ride to the starting point of the trail. 

Tsum Valley Trek

Highlights 

  • Experience the firsthand rural lifestyle and ancient Tibetan Buddhism cultural heritage.
  • Witness breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Churen Himal, and glaciers.
  • Peaceful walking over the lush and calm paths.
  • Explore one of the restricted areas in the Himalayas.
  • Wildlife in the Manaslu region includes the Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Leopard, and over 100 more animal species.
  • Cross Larkya La pass and trek in the Tsum valley.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Manaslu region/Tsum Valley, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Duration: 24 days
  • Starting Point: Barpak
  • Max. Elevation: 5093m.|16709ft.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is more demanding and secluded. If you're looking for a unique and magnificent adventure in the Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Nepal is for you. The walk winds through lush forests, meadows, rivers, waterfalls, and picturesque towns. It is a hiking region with limited access. So, to obtain the appropriate permissions, you will need a local trekking company and at least two trekkers.

You'll be trekking closely to an Indian border, Sikkim on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek for 23 days. The trail explores the third highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. Also a restricted area, you get to see striking views of Yalung Glacier, snow-capped mountains, and diverse sceneries. The trail is rarely explored and offers offbeat trekking. 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Highlights 

  • This region's scenery is filled with waterfalls, rivers, verdant meadows, and rhododendron, pine, and birch woods.
  • Walk through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is rich in vegetation and animals.
  • Himalayan black bear, Assamese macaque, musk deer, snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, and other wildlife
  • Explore the secret nooks of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest mountain. 
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhist culture and see old monasteries along the way.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Kanchenjunga Region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Minimum Duration: 23 days
  • Starting Point: Taplejung
  • Max. Elevation: 5143m.|16873ft.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Valley has long been a popular trekking destination because of its magnificent views, fascinating Tamang culture, comparatively leisurely pace, and proximity to Kathmandu. The trail takes you through lush woodlands to the high alpine meadows and yak farms around Kyangjin Gompa. 

Because this path runs entirely within Langtang National Park, trekkers may see wildlife such as Red Pandas, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, Rhesus Monkey, and Langur. Flora in the park includes rhododendron, bamboo, pine, oak, and many more species. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek further ascends to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Highlights

  • The trek passes through Sherpa and Tamang communities, allowing you to learn about their cultures.
  • Pass through beautiful woodlands, alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
  • At 4,380 meters, the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda are a Hindu pilgrimage site where dozens of sadhus are seen during August.
  • Tserko Ri offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley, and Tibet.
  • Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa and the local cheese factory.

Quick Facts

  • Destination: Langtang Region, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate/Difficult
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Starting Point: Syabru Besi
  • Max. Elevation: 4984m.|16347ft.
Benjila Dhital

Benjila Dhital

Benjila Dhital is a content creator for one of the most reputable trekking companies, Nepal Nirvana Trails, with a great passion for writing and learning about new spots, people, cultures, and languages. With a Bachelor's Degree from the reputed college NATHM in Bachelors of Tourism and Travel Management lately, I have been engaging in authoring web content and familiarizing new locations with the tourist out there.