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Trekking in Nepal in May

Trekking in Nepal in May is a great time to trek for the stunning views of the Himalayan region. May is the transition month of spring season trek in Nepal.  You will get the unique experience of trekking lush green vegetation due to the rainfall of pre-monsoon start late May.

Trekking in Nepal in May provides the opportunity to experience the spring and monsoon season weather at the same time. This is the best time trek if you don’t mind the little bit rainfall along the trek. Usually, the rainfall during evening and night time and you will get the clear amazing views of nature and mountain range in the morning.

May is the month of dry and high humid. With the right arrangements of trekking gears and equipment, you can trek comfortably rough terrain trough the foothill of the Himalayan region.  The day time temperature goes around 25 degrees Celsius and night and the morning temperature will be around 8 degrees Celsius, which is best for the trekking.

The month of May offers the eye witnessing mesmerizing views of the snow-capped mountain on the trail. Also, it provides the opportunity to explore the diversity of flora and fauna in the Himalayan region trek. You can experience the natural beauty as well as traditional culture and lifestyle along the trekking trail.

May is the season of mountaineering in Nepal. Where you can meet with climber and they can share their experience while they climb the snow-capped mountains. During May you can explore any part of Nepal with multiple options of the trek. Here you can read more about the trekking packages and planning yourself as per your choice.



Weather and Temperature in May

Meal and Accommodation Trekking in Nepal in May

Some popular treks in May

  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Langtang Valley Trek
  • Makalu Base Camp Trek
  • Rara Lake Trek

Advantage of Trekking In Nepal in May

Tips for the Trekking in Nepal in May

Things to consider While Trekking in Nepal in May

  • Guide and Porter
  • Early to Start
  • Physical fitness
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Packing Gears and Equipment
  • Permits
  • Travel Insurance

What to pack for the Trekking in Nepal in May


  • 1, What Trekking Clothing to Take During the Trek?
  • 2, Are Accommodation and Restaurants Open During May?
  • 3, Are Trekking Permits Available in May?
  • 4, Do I Need Travel Insurance for Trekking in May?



Weather and Temperature in May

Due to the diverse geography in Nepal, the climate varies from place to place. In May you will experience the warm weather gradually builds up. However, it is not the hottest month so you can trek comfortably any region of trekking trail.

The temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius in the day time and 20 degrees Celsius at night time at the hilly region trek.

As you trek from mid-May you can expect rainfall and thunderstorm. The rainfall gradually increased and the weather became hot and humid.

Besides, the weather condition is fluctuating as you trek in higher altitudes. You always expect base camp and high passes to have colder weather conditions.

Plus, the trekking trail will be muddy and slippery due to the heavy rainfall. And after rainfall cloud will cover the natural beauty and snow-capped mountains.

But you don’t need to worry usually rainfall during evening and night time, which makes the morning weather clear and beautiful. It will offer the mesmerizing views of the mountain range.

Below the table shows the average temperature from 1500m-5000m altitude trek. However, this is only a rough indication of the temperature during a trek in Nepal.


Altitude        Max temp              Min temp

1,500m          33°C                           11°C

2,000m          28°C                           9°C

2,500m          25°C                           6°C

3,000m          20°C                           1°C

3,500m          18°C                           0°C

4,000m          17°C                          1°C

4,500m          16°C                         -2°C

5,000m          14°C                        -4°C


Meal and Accommodation Trekking in Nepal in May

May is the peak season and a lot of trekkers along the trekking trail in Nepal. The tea houses provide the basic accommodation service along the remote village trek.

You should book in advance to get good facilities accommodation for hassle-free service. You can get twin sharing accommodation with a comfortable bed, blankets, and pillow. Plus you have to use common bathroom service. Very few tea houses provide a limited number of attached bathroom services. Some of the tea houses provide the hot shower and WI-FI service but they will extra charge you. The facilities will be limited as you go higher altitude trek.

Sometime you might need a night of sleep at the dining hall because of the overcrowded of trekkers along the trek. The tea-houses serve bread, toast, and egg with tea or coffee for breakfast. For the Lunch and Dinner serve local food Dal Bhat including rice, curry, spinach, lentils, pickles, and meat.

Dal Bhat is the nutritious and energy food for the altitude trek. Most of the tea houses provide the menu and you can choose from the western and continental cuisines. It will be quite a higher price at a higher altitude trek. Don’t forget to carry some Protein bars, Snickers, and energy drinks to get energized during the trek.


Some popular treks in May

 Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 10-16 Days

Max Altitude: Kala Pathar (5,643 m)

Everest base camp trek is the most popular dream destination all over the world travelers. May is the ideal month of trekking in Nepal. However, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached the top of the world Highest Mt Everest for the first time on 29th May 1953.

The pleasant weather offers the amazing experience of the Everest region trek. You can get the chance to explore the legendary Sherpa people and their unique culture with lifestyle.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Spring is the mountaineering season witness the vibrant climbing atmosphere along the trekking trail.
  • Enjoy the Clear and dry weather and along the trekking trail no more snow, which makes it easy to walk EBC.
  • Stunning views of the Himalayan range
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
  • Visit Sagarmatha national park and you can experience the diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the colorful rhododendron forest
  • Explore the ancient Buddhist Tengboche monastery


Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 8-21 Days

Max Altitude: Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

Annapurna circuit trek is the famous classical route that offers the Annapurna massif. It is the second popular trekking destination after the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. The clear and stable weather offers the majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range.

The highest point of the trek is Thorngla pass 5,416m from the sea level, where you can enjoy the stunning views of a snowcapped mountain in your surroundings. Also, you will experience the biodiversity and cultural beauty of the Annapurna conservation trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

  • The moderate temperature in higher altitude trek
  • Passing through the diverse landscape, natural beauty with the awesome views of the Himalayan range.
  • Breathtaking views of the highest mountain including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri range.
  • A fresh meal prepared by the local tea houses
  • Spotting some rare and endangered animals in Annapurna conservation
  • Explore the highest point of the trek Thorongla pass.
  • Enjoy the local Apple brandy at Marpha village
  • Visit some ancient Hindu and Buddhist monuments along the trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 14-24 days

Max Altitude: Larke La Pass- 5106m

Manaslu circuit trek is the restricted trekking trail in Nepal. You can Manaslu circuit trek in May. During May few trekkers along the trek than the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek.

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. This is the off beaten untouched trekking destination in Nepal. The trek offers the outstanding beauty of nature and mountains. You can experience different ethnic cultures and lifestyles along the trek.

This is the challenging trekking trail, which you have to cross the Larkla pass 5106m from the sea level. However, you will enjoy the walk less snowy trekking trail during May.

Highlights of the Trek

  • The trekking trail passes through the green hills, paddy fields, lush green forests, villages, rivers, waterfalls, and diverse landscapes.
  • Moderate temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius in the lower regions
  • The temperature does not drop -5 degrees Celsius even in higher altitude trek.
  • Explore the thrilling point Larkla passes the highest point of the trek.
  • Astonishing views of twin peaks Manalsu Mountain.
  • Explore the different ancient Buddhist monastery along the trek
  • Less crowed off beaten trekking trail after the ABC AND EBC.
  • Local people provide hospitality service


Langtnag Valley Trek

Duration: 8-12 Days

Max Altitude: Kyanjin Ri (4773 m)

Langtang valley trek lies north of Kathmandu valley. The trek passes through the beautiful Langtang national park and the pristine glaciers of the Langtang Valley. The temperature will be around 23-30 degrees Celsius. But the temperature will be dropping 0 degree Celsius during night and morning time in higher altitude trek.

During the trek, you will get amazing views of the Lantang Himal range from Kyanjin Ri. You enjoy the stunning views of the mountain range. The Langtang national park gives you the chance to explore endangered animals such as Gray langur, monkeys, deer, and the “Red Pandas.

The trek also offers other famous trekking routes Helambu trek and the holy Gosaikunda Lake trek. If you want a challenging trek, you can add Ganja La Pass on your itinerary.

Highlights of the Trek

The trekking trail is dry and free of snow

Opportunity to explore the majestic views of the Himalayan range.

Explore the diversity of flora and fauna in Langtang national park.

Stunning mountain peaks like Mt. Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Ganchhenpo, Mt. Manaslu, Naya Kangri, Yala peaks, and Jugal Himal as well.

May is the best time for climbing the peak of Kyanjin Ri.

Explore the Kayanjin Gomba Buddhist monastery of Langtang valley trek.


Makalu Base Camp Trek

Duration: 18-24 days

Max Altitude: Makalu Base Camp (5045m)

Makalu base camp trek is an incredible adventurous remote trek. Mt Maklu is the world’s fifth highest mountain in the world. In May, you can get clear stunning views of snowcapped mountains including Mt. Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7319m), and Baruntse (7129m) and so on.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Exciting walk through the Arun and Buran valley with the scenic beauty of nature.
  • Opportunity to explore the deep gorges, pristine waterfalls, alpine meadows, and glaciers
  • Wildlife spotting of rare wildlife like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan wolf, Assamese Macaque, and others
  • You can also find a wide species of butterflies, reptiles, and birds here


Rara Lake Trek

Duration: 6-18 days

Max Altitude: Rara Lake (2990m)

Rara Lake trek takes you through the pristine and deepest freshwater lake. You can explore the Rara national park. The clear and dry weather provides stunning views of high altitude cobalt blue Rara Lake. It will be the perfect adventurous destination to experience a beautiful scenario.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Explore the lush green forest, landscape, villages with nature
  • Magnificent views of the Northwestern Trans-Himalayan peaks of Nepal
  • Amazing views of beautiful scenery.
  • Wildlife spotting of rare animals and birds including Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Ghorals, Wild Boar and Thar, and Danphe
  • The breeding season of some of the rare animals and birds


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Advantage of Trekking In Nepal in May

  • Opportunity to get spectacular and clear mountain views.
  • Warmer climate
  • Less snow on the trekking trails
  • Witness blossoming flowers and lush greenery


Tips for the Trekking in Nepal in May

  • The weather is unpredictable in high altitude trek, you have to prepare trekking gears and equipment as per the trekking season.
  • Don’t forget to carry rain gear to tackle the rainy day.
  • Hire a guide and porter
  • Carry waterproof bags to keep your equipment dry and clean.
  • Pack some insect repellents and salt which works as a naturally repel mosquitoes
  • Bring solar chargers as charging at higher altitudes is expensive.
  • Carry a reusable water thermos and water purifying tablets
  • Book your trip in advance for the nice accommodation and service
  • Carry some warm clothes for the high altitude trek
  • Get high-quality sweat-absorbing clothes for trekking the day time
  • Carry some energy bars, Snickers, chocolates, and energy drinks for the easy walk, etc.


Things to consider While Trekking in Nepal in May

Guide and Porter

Most of the trekking trail are well marked and well known for the trek like Annapurna base camp trek and Everest Base Camp trek, etc. you can trek individual as well but it has pros and cons.

However, hiring a guide is very important for safety and all information about the trekking region with Nepal.  The experience guide is familiar with local culture and language and you won’t use offend words and actions. They will translate the local language and you will easily communicate with local people. The porter will carry your heavy load backpack and you enjoy the trip without any burden.

Early to Start

The early start of the trek is very important. If you want to stay away from the sun and more time to explore nature. You have to walk around 6-7 hours a day and starting early as soon as possible and arrive at a destination before dark.

You have also need a break during the trek. There might be rainfall unexpectedly during the trek in the Himalayan region. It is better to arrive early in your destination safely and comfortably.

Physical fitness

The trekkers should have a good physical level of fitness for the high altitude trek. For physical fitness, you must do cardiovascular training such as cycling, walking, swimming, hiking, and others are essential. Walking with your pace with proper rest and regular hydration is the key to the Himalayan region trek in Nepal.

Altitude Sickness

The Himalayan region trek is the challenge you have to trek over 4000m altitudes. The level of oxygen is low, decreasing the air pressure and the cold weather affects the altitude sickness.

While making a plan you have to understand the altitude sickness symptoms and precaution. You can consult with your doctor.

Packing Gears and Equipment

During day time trekking, sweat absorbing clothes are needed. The cold temperature night and morning time needed warm jackets and comfortable sleeping bag. The trekking gears include trekking poles, shoes, gloves, sunscreen, and other essential equipment.

The Himalayan region weather is unpredictable. You have to wear a layer of clothes during a high altitude trek. You can add or remove a layer of clothes according to the weather condition. Also, you have to bring extra clothes that always come with handy.


Most of the Himalayan region trek is needed permits apply by the Governments in Nepal. You have to apply for the permits otherwise you can’t get the permission to enter the trekking trail.

While trekking in Nepal normally you have to apply two types of permits. A TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) and Conservation areas entry permits.  Some regions require both local and TIM’s permits, whereas other areas require only local permits. And, also some of the regions are required restricted permits. It will depend upon the trekking region.

Travel Insurance 

Travel insurance is very important for the high altitude trek in the Himalayan region. We can’t predict high altitude problems during the trek, so travel insurance is needed.

You might be suffering from altitude sickness, flight cancellation, luggage lust, health problem during the trek. So for instance you have to an emergency evacuation. Your travel insurance should cover the above 5000m altitude. While staring a trip you have to confirm what the things covered in your travel insurance are. It is best in your own country.


What to packing for the Trekking in Nepal in May

Packing wisely means your trekking destination will be more comfortable and adventurous. So you have to think twice and make a decision about the trekking gears accordingly trekking exports and trekking season.

Here we present a list of trekking equipment during trekking in Nepal in May.


Trekking boots

Thermal underwear

Fleece sweaters

Waterproof trekking pants/trousers

Short-sleeved trekking shirts

Down jacket

Outer-layer jackets Waterproof/windproof

Woolen gloves and woolen cap, socks



Toilet paper

Quick-dry towel

Sanitary pads/ tampons








First Aid

Diamox tablets

Anti-nauseate medication

Water purification tablets

Rehydration salts

Mosquito and insect repellent



1, What Trekking Clothing to Take During the Trek?

If you are trekking in May you have to carry breathable rain gears is essential. A good pair of comfortable trekking boots with the grip you have to walk in slippery and muddy trekking trail.

You must bring trekking pants, shorts, and shirts during the lower region trek. And warm jackets for the evening and morning at the higher elevation trek.

May is hot and dry with humid month trek. So you have to carry layers of clothes so that you can remove and add clothes according to your needs.

Carry light sleeping bags can come in handy while sleeping in the higher altitude trek.

2, Are Accommodation and Restaurants Open During May?

All the accommodation along the trekking trail is open during May. However, along the trekking trail accommodation less busy is in a popular trek in May.

The tea house provides the best meal along the trekking trail, you will stay tea houses.  You can get local food with national and international continental cushion. Dal Bhat is the stable dish available during the trek in Nepal.

During rainy days you can get local hot soup noodles that keep your body warm and cozy.

3, Are Trekking Permits Available in May?

Yes, trekking permits available throughout the year including May. You can get trekking permits in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

 4, Do I Need Travel Insurance for Trekking in May?

Yes, travel insurance is important for the high altitude trek. It is wise and safe for the safe side with preparation for an unexpected situation.

You have to make sure travel insurance covers up to the 6000m altitude. Also, choose that covers emergency evacuation, medical emergencies, flight cancellation, and baggage loss, etc.



Trekking in Nepal in May is possible with the right gear and clothing.

The trekking trail has its own advantage like trekking trail are easier to access and less snow due to the warmer climate in May.

You will enjoy the greenery and fresh air because of the rainfall clear all the dust of surrounding environments.

During May all the tea houses are open and easily find the sound accommodation service. Thus you will get a great experience trekking in Nepal in May.

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Namaste from the lap of the Himalayan country Nepal!!


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