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The hotels were great, the guides were very professional, and the guide we had on the trek was so experienced and attentive to all our abilities and needs. The food, and general standard of hygiene on the trek was outstanding.
Two great memories that I have are, firstly, trekking through the Andes with the guide in front playing his pipes as we walked, and making our offerings of coca leaves to the Inca gods at the Sun Gate....
Spring Trekking in the Himalayas
For those after warmer daytime temperatures, blossoming flora and generally stable weather, spring is the ideal season for trekking in Nepal and Bhutan.
Spring is considered to be one of the best seasons to trek and climb in the Himalaya. There are slightly less trekkers compared to the autumn months, Everest Base Camp will be full of life due to 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 are clear. Add to that temperatures of 16-23 degrees C during the day in the upper hills & lower mountain ranges and warmer nights - and your Himalayan trekking adventure is complete!
If you get inspired by nature in bloom, you'll be delighted to discover that the Himalaya has the highest diversity of rhododendrons in the world. Eye-catching and elegant, at lower elevations the flowers are a vibrant red but as altitude increases the colour begins shifting to pink, gradually becoming pure white – a spectacle not to be missed.
Recommended Bhutan and Nepal treks in spring
>> See rhododendrons in full bloom on the Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek in March and April.
>> Encounter yak herders as they establish their summer encampments on trails high above the Paro & Thimbu valleys on Bhutan Dragon Kingdom.
>> Challenge yourself with the Holy Grail of trekking on Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.
>> Follow forest trails, alpine meadows with spring flowers and high passes on the Bhutan High Trails via Laya.
>> Explore Everest Base Camp, cross high glacial passes and enjoy impressive views from Gokyo Ri in spring on our Everest Circuit & the Cho La trek.
This is just a short list of recommended treks in spring. View all Himalaya Spring treks here.