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Best time to Visit Nepal

Best time to Visit Nepal

  • The best time to visit Nepal is between October and December, when the skies are a clear blue and the views are spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April, with temperatures varying between regions. January and February can be very cold, especially at night, with average temperatures of 43°F in Namche Bazaar where as Kathmandu city is very much favorable for city tour.  The temperature ranges from 65F to 69F. January and February is not recommended for trekking in Nepal. Low land trek like Low Altitude Treks (Short Treks)
  • Everest Foothill Tea House Trek, 10 Days.
  • Annapurna Panorama View Trek, 10 Days.
  • Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbu Region/Solu, 9 Days.
  • Annapurna Poon Hill Trek combined Mohare Danda, 9 Days.

Can be done depending upon the weather and ability of the trekkers but most of the trek is done from September to November.

Spring and autumn are generally considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal, since the weather tends to be moderate and stable, with lots of local festival. However, due to the complex nature of Nepal’s geography and climate, there’s a lot more to this. An ever-increasing number of travelers visit Nepal in winter and summer, and for good reason. With the right information, travel plan, and preparation, Nepal is a great year-round destination.

When to Visit Nepal?

Winter (December, January and Febriary) brings cold weather at higher elevations but is a great time to visit Nepal for crystal clear skies. Treks in the lower Himalayan foothills are perfect in winter, and so are the jungles of Chitwan and Bardia in the south of Nepal.

Spring (March, April and May) is a popular time to go trekking in Nepal, as temperatures climb steadily and the weather tends to be more stable. Trails are more crowded, however, and the skies can be a bit hazy at times. Spring features great festivals, including Holi in March and Nepalese New Year in April.

Summer (June, July and August) is the monsoon season and brings hot, humid weather, with most trekking areas seeing cloudy skies and rain. Choose a trek in the “rain shadow” of the Himalaya at this time of year, such as Upper Mustang or Nar Phu. The Yarthung Horse Festival takes place in June in Manang.

Fall (September October and November) is the most popular trekking season because the weather is usually stable, temperatures are moderate, and skies tend to be clear. Since the weather conditions are at their best, the crowds are at their peak as well! Autumn has the big festivals like Dashain (October) and Tihar (November).

Average Rainfall in Nepal

Is January good time to Visit Nepal?

While January is the middle of winter in Nepal, travelers shouldn’t hesitate to visit. Manageable temperatures, crystal-clear skies, and excellent low-altitude hiking make this a surprisingly perfect winter destination. Plus, this is the best month for spotting wildlife in Chitwan National Park.

What is the weather in Nepal in January?

January’s weather in detail. January is the coldest month of the year in Nepal. However, away from the mountains, day time weather is typically dry and sunny with pleasant temperatures in the mid-20s that are ideal for wandering around Kathmandu’s ancient temples or exploring bustling markets. This is the best time to explore traditiona and culture of Nepalese community and book cultural tours Packages.

Is February good time to Visit Nepal?

Nepal is a beautiful place to visit during any time of the year, offering a visual treat to its visitors with its mesmerizing landscapes and historical towns. Nepal in February is considered winter, but the place during this month is warmer than December-January, with clear skies and warm temperature during the daytime, making it the best time to explore around, beating the crowds. The most popular things to do in Nepal in February are Cultural tours, Cycling around the city, Jungle Safari and city tour.

Weather of Nepal in February

In February, the winter starts giving way to the warmer spring season with clear blue skies and sunny days, providing the perfect condition to tour around Nepal, enjoy the panoramic views and go for treks and trails in the mountains. However the nights may be colder, with temperature ranging from 4-22 degree celsius, and even go down up to -5 degree Celsius at higher points. Pack your winter wear or thermal wear accordingly and look out for rooms with heater facilities to avoid cold at night. Most of the standard hotel dp provide heating system but if you book budget hotel you might come across rooms without heating system.

Things to do in Nepal in February

  • 5 Days Nepal Cultural Tour
  • 6 Days Nepal Tour
  • 7 Days Nepal Cultural Tour
  • 8 Days Nepal Cultural Tour

Is March good time to Visit Nepal?

March is the start of one of Nepal’s two annual peak tourist seasons, and it’s also when the temperatures have truly warmed up after winter. With the thawing of many high-altitude trekking trails, river levels primed for whitewater rafting, and some exciting cultural festivals, March is a great time to travel to Nepal. You can see many tourist planning to trek the highest mountain and preparing themselves for the great expedition.

What is the weather like in Nepal in March?

March Weather in Kathmandu Nepal. Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 72°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 84°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 45°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 55°F.

Is April good time to Visit Nepal?

Nepal in April offers the most suitable climatic condition for travellers travelling there. You will find the clear skies and meadows filled with the valleys of flowers that present the most pleasant environment to every visitor. This country also sees enormous variations in the weather conditions amidst the plains of Terrai and the hills of Kathmandu to Pokhara and further high Himalayas. With the exceptions of settlements high in the mountains, some areas remain extremely hot as well.

Temperature in Kathmandu and Pokhara reaches up to 90F during the summertime. Rain is scarce in April but dusty winds is expected during this month. Therefore, customize your itinerary for the specific places for maximum exploration.

Is May good time to Visit Nepal?

May is one of the best months to visit Nepal. The weather is pleasant and two of the most widely celebrated festivals of Nepal take place in May. Not to forget, May is also the most popular month for trekking in Nepal specially if you plan to climb the highest mountain. Some of the popular trekking routes closed due to heavy snowfall opens by may and temperature is very favorable to begin the trekking in the Mountains.

How is Nepal in May month?

By May, you’re into pre-monsoon season in Nepal. Humidity is building and there’s a higher chance of rain. Down on Nepal’s plains it’s hot and sweaty by mid-afternoon with temperatures in the mid-30’s. Cloud can sweep rapidly across the skies producing sudden sharp downpours. Monsoon usually arrives by end of May and we need to plan our itinerary carefully.

Is June good time to Visit Nepal?

June heralds the arrival of the monsoon in Nepal. The rains hit the east of the country first, early in the month. Hot air brought in from the south and east is laden with moisture from the Indian Ocean and when it hits the cooler air of Nepal’s hills and mountains it drops it, often torrentially. Consequently, June is not the best month of the year to visit Nepal. 

Nepal is synonymous with mountain trekking and boasts some of the most impressive, challenging hikes in the world, but there’s so much more to this land-locked, Himalayan country then trekking. Culture and religion are the bedrock of Nepal and our Ancient Cities of Nepal itinerary delves deeper into the country’s rich, ancient heritage. June month is best for cultural heritage tour and relaxation on mountain side lodge.

Is July good time to Visit Nepal?

July is one of the wettest months of the year in Nepal. With the monsoon in full swing it’s not a great time of year to travel. Roads sometimes get washed away, particularly in the mountains, and internal flights can get cancelled due to bad visibility. We wouldnot recommend visiting Nepal in July for any adventure or trekking but you can for other tour activity like cultural exploration, Farm house visit and Heritage tours etc.

The best time to visit Nepal is between October and December, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April, with temperatures varying between regions. January and February can be very cold, especially at night, with average temperatures of 6°C in Namche Bazaar.

Weather in July. 

July is same as June, it is a moderately hot summer month in Kathmandu, Nepal, with average temperature ranging between max 28.4°C (83.1°F) and min 20.2°C (68.4°F).

Is August good time to Visit Nepal?

August’s weather in detail. It’s peak monsoon season in August in Nepal. Pokhara in particular gets 850mm of rain in just one month. It’s warm and humid in most parts of the country too, but once the rain showers have arrived and dowsed everything the atmosphere does tend to freshen up a little gicing the opportunity for traveller to view the Himlayas. Monsoon offers different charms and beauty of Himalayas.

While August is still a month of monsoon, they ease by the end of the month. Visitors to Nepal during August will be welcomed by dazzlingly green rice fields,  green mountains and season for planning paddy.

High altitude trekking is out of the question, but routes in the magical Dolpo, Mustang and Nar Phu Valley regions remain dry. And it’s a good time to go cultural sightseeing because you will have the most popular places to yourself.

August is a warm month in Nepal as it is the summer. This makes it easier for the body to acclimatize to the climate, as the places are not as cold as that in other months.

Nepal in August Weather

Nepal sees massive weather variation between the plains of the Terai, the mid-hills where big cities Kathmandu and Pokhara are situated, and the high Himalayas. August is the final full month of the wet season as rain continues into September— and temperatures and humidity remain high across the country.

According to official data, the average temperature will be around 28 – 30°c during the day and around 18 – 20°c at night. There is not much to do in August in Nepal but you can always spend your time for Culture and Jungle Safari exploration.

Is September good time to Visit Nepal?

Monsoon rains gradually dissipate all over the country by the beginning of fall, which means that you can enjoy captivating views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas combined with the luscious greenery of valleys during your trip to Nepal in September. However, a visually pleasing aesthetic is not the only thing that you can enjoy during this month. From exhilarating trekking routes that take you to the base camp of some of the highest mountains on earth to festive celebrations and wildlife safaris, a visit to Nepal in September offers a wide range of places to discover and activities to indulge in. September is the starting month for many Hindu and Bhudhist festivals in Nepal. Tourist can plan the trip to witness this festival during your visit to Nepal.

Is October good time to Visit Nepal?

October is the autumn season in Nepal and one of the most favorable months to go trekking. The temperature during the day is around 20°C and it is mostly dry and sunny. A perfect time to enjoy hikes and treks, Nepal sees a lot of tourists in October due to the perfect climatic conditions. Most of the Everest Expedition starts in October.

As the monsoon dissipates in September, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, fresh air and incredible views. October and November are two of the best months to visit as dry days make trekking easier and offer good visibility. The verdant landscapes following the rains are ideal for photographers.

The Most Popular Trek to do in October

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Manaslu Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek

Is November good time to Visit Nepal?

As the monsoon dissipates in September, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, fresh air and incredible views. October and November are two of the best months to visit as dry days make trekking easier and offer good visibility. The verdant landscapes following the rains are ideal for photographers.

November is one of the best months to go for trekking in Nepal. The month sees more stable weather conditions and cool temperatures that are ideal for trekking.

Best Trekking Trails on November in Nepal

  • Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek is another famous trekking trail of Nepal.
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
  • Upper Mustang Trek.

Is December good time to Visit Nepal?

December in Nepal is chilly up in the mountains with night time temperatures well below zero. Down on the plains though, temperatures are cool and pleasant. It never gets really cold at lower elevations and it never snows in Kathmandu.

Is December a good time to visit Kathmandu?

The best time to visit Kathmandu is from Late September to December because of the views of pristine glaciers and local festivals. During these months, the place remains dry and suitable for exploration and trekking.

5 Best Places to visit in Nepal in December

  • Kathmandu City.
  • Pokhara City.
  • Annapurna Circuit.
  • Chitwan National Park.
  • Bodhanath Stupa.


Which is the best month to visit Kathmandu?

When is the best time to visit Kathmandu? Generally speaking, September to November is the best time to visit the city. At this time of the year, you’ll find dry weather, clear skies, and plenty of cultural events. But in fact, there’s no wrong time to visit the city.

What is the rainy season in Nepal?

The monsoon season occurs from June through August. Days are warm (up to 30°C), wet and with high humidity. Due to Nepal’s topography, rains often occur at night, resulting in beautiful morning scenery. Heavy rain can sometime wash away roads and trails. Trekking is not advisable during monsoon season.

How many days are enough to visit Nepal? 

To really experience the best of Nepal, plan for three to four weeks; this is enough time to complete a serious trek, such as the remote and under-visited Makalu Base Camp or Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp trek, and have some extra time left to experience culture, jungle and other adventure activities such as rafting, Bunzy jumping, Festival and Farm house visit.

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