Early walk to a nearby viewpoint in the Annapurna region |  <i>Joe Kennedy</i> Beautiful shot of rhododendron in front of mountain peak |  <i>Sally Imber</i> The vibrant trail leading to Taktsang Monastery |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i> Trekking through peaceful villages in Manaslu |  <i>Graham North</i> Huge rhododendron trees look spectacular in flower in the Himalayan spring |  <i>Michele Eckersley</i> Trekking the picturesque landscape of Bhutan |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i>

Spring trekking in Nepal and Bhutan

When to go and recommended treks

For those after warmer daytime temperatures, blossoming flora and generally stable weather, spring is an ideal season for trekking in the Nepal and Bhutan Himalaya.

Rhododendrons begin to bloom, offering a riot of colours from mid-March to mid-May, and varieties of wild flora dance along the foothills. With the winter season closing, the days are longer and the climate in regions at 800 to 2000-metre elevations, such as in the low Annapurnas, make trekking more pleasant.

While early spring can be a tad chilly, the middle of the season will see mildly warmer weather. Expect temperatures to be around 16 to 23°C during the day in the upper hills and lower mountain ranges, and warmer nights ensure that your Himalayan trekking adventure is a much more comfortable one. Forest and farmland vegetation beside the trekking trails are also at its most lush and vibrant and Bhutan's forest trails will see alpine meadows budding with spring flowers.

Everest Base Camp will be full of life with the start of the climbing season and the trails over high mountain passes such as the Cho La, Larkya La and Thorong La in Nepal and Shinge La in Bhutan offer clearer skies to capture the majestic peaks in all its glory.

Encounter yak herders as they establish their summer encampments on trails high above the Paro and Thimbu valleys of Bhutan and the Land of the Thunder Dragon comes alive with special festivals.

Trails are also quieter in March, April and May, compared to the autumn months, making it one of the best seasons to hike in Nepal and Bhutan. Find a selection of our best adventures to take during the spring season below.

The Annapurna region offers walkers a unique blend of nature and culture. It is warm with hospitality and people who always stop to say ‘namaste’. The region is teaming with vantage points that offer views of some of the Himalaya’s most beautiful ranges, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. There are plenty of adventures to choose from in the Annapurna, with something for everyone from the Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri to Annapurna Chitwan. Most of our treks will enjoy the comforts of our exclusive permanent campsites along the trail. If you’ve spent any time trekking, you’ll know that one of the most exciting rewards is a comfortable, clean and relaxing place to stay at the end of a hard day’s trek! With World Expeditions, our campsites located on the trail in the Everest and Annapurna regions are a unique and sustainable approach to adventure travel and sustainable tourism. These semi-permanent campsites come complete with spacious tents, comfortable beds, thick mattresses, composting toilets, and basins, and dining rooms that use eco-friendly heating, not to mention stunning and spectacular views over the Himalaya! World Expeditions eco campsites provide comfort and warmth, privacy and superb views, all with minimal cost to the environment and contributing economic benefit to the local community! Are you choosing between a teahouse trekking trip and our camp-based treks in Nepal? Here’s why you should consider our Eco camps in the Everest and Annapurna regions. Did you know that meals on a 2-week tea-house based trek in Nepal could cost you in excess of US$800pp?!   A quality trek in Nepal should include all your meals while on trek. It's not just a value for money reason, it also helps protect the local landscapes and your own health while on trek.   Why worry about carrying excess cash and looking for a decent meal at the end of a long day on your feet when you could sit back and enjoy what you came for - the glorious Himalaya.  Watch this video to learn the seven simple reasons we choose to include meals in all our treks in Nepal.  Find your Nepal trek at https://goo.gl/vYxKjb Take a wildlife safari into the Chitwan National Park and experience the tropical diversity of Nepal
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