Spring is the best time to trek in Nepal for lovers of flora and fauna. As the days lengthen and the sun warms the mountain air, the Himalaya burst into bloom. You’ll trek through forests of giant Rhododendron trees, their trunks covered in parasitic plants including a multitude of species of orchid. The flowers attract many varieties of wildlife, and bird watchers are in for a treat as spring is the main time for migration, with winter visitors from Siberia departing Nepal and summer visitors arriving to breed.
Walking in Nepal
You can enjoy a number of major festivals in Nepal in the spring. On Maha Shivaratri, thousands of dreadlocked Sadhus gather in Pashupatinath to celebrate the birthday of Lord Shiva whilst during Holi, famously known as the ‘festival of colours’, people throw coloured powders over each other to mark the victory of good over evil.