Nothing is as beautiful as Spring, when the mountains have lost much their snow-white robes and are showing off their visual delights. The skies are blue, the valleys become a bouquet of smells where rhododendrons and wildflowers bloom. Singing birds are returning from the north and animals are leaving behind their hibernation with newborns in tow. There is an excitement in the air because Spring is approaching the Himalayas. Spring is an ideal time to visit the Himalayas, from the hectic, oftentimes vibrant cultural ceremonies, to many serene villages tucked away in quieter places, Nepal comes alive in the Spring season offering a variety of activities and sights to delight even the most seasoned traveler.
Festival & Events
March – Celebrate the colorful Holi Festival that marks the beginning of Spring. (Holi is a festival of colors that marks the rejoicing of goodness and the colors of life. Colors are smeared on each other and everyone has a merry time throughout the day.
Mid April – Celebrate Nepali New Year (Nepalese people follow the Bikram Samvat calendar and the month of Baishak (mid April) marks the beginning of the year.)
May - Buddha Jayanti - Buddha Jayanti is a special day for both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. On this day people celebrate the life of Lord Buddha; his Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (Death).
Mid April – Bisket Jatra Chariot Festival, Bhaktapur. (Bisket Jatra is a grand religious ceremony of the Newar people of Kathmandu)
May – July – Rato Machhendranath Jatra Festival, Patan Lalitpur – This is a Chariot processing ceremony which is in reverence to the Rain deity.
Imagine yourself among the towering Himalayas, walking the trails to enchanted villages. Moving through pine and Bamboo forests and dazzled by splashes of color as rhododendron's jeweled flowers light your way. The Nepalese landscapes change colors in the spring as the temperature increases and rhododendrons and wild flowers are in profuse bloom. The wild bees collect the nectar for the mountain honey. Days are pleasant and warmer with extended daylight, making the treks in Nepal a benevolent experience. Here is a list of famous trekking itineraries for you to discover!
Experience the breathless wonder of distant vistas, dusty byways and ancient cultures. Stark and dry, but beautiful, as ancient cultures reveal themselves to the perceptive tourist!
Encounter Rare Wildlife in Bardia National Park
If you want to experience being in the exotic wilderness, the undisturbed and isolated National Park in Nepal, Bardia National Park, will satisfy your wilderness craving. The lure of spotting the increased numbers of the rare Royal Bengal Tiger and seeing the endangered creature in its natural habitat is hard to ignore. Bardia National Park is home to 53 mammals including rhinoceros, wild elephant, the rare Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp deer, and the Gangetic dolphin. The park boasts 407 bird species.
Experience spectacular wildlife viewing on mesmerizing Jungle Safari Trips to Bardia National park.
Don’t wait too long before you make that final decision to travel in Spring. A great time to visit the beautiful and exotic world of the Himalayas.