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Nepal – Best time to go

Best time to visit Nepal

Many people like to visit Nepal during the autumn and winter because of the prospect of clearer skies. Temperatures at this time can reach average highs of 26°C in October and lows of 2°C in December. In late spring, the rhododendrons are in bloom and temperatures can peak at 27–29°C.

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Early spring in Nepal is comfortably warm with beautiful, clear views of the surrounding mountains. Flowers burst into bloom and the days are sunny and warm. By May, the temperatures become hot and the coming monsoon season hangs in the air. 

Summer Season

Summer in Nepal sees the beginning of monsoon season, when frequent heavy rains and storms fall in the afternoon and night and occasionally throughout the day. Temperatures and humidity are both very high in the summer. 

Autumn Season

Monsoon season extends through September, but by October the weather is clear and sunny. With the monsoons finished, the country is lush and green and the air fresh and clean. 

Winter Season

Winter brings cool, dry weather and clear skies with good visibility to Nepal. In the mountains snow falls occasionally. Temperatures are comfortable by day but very cold at night. 

Favourite Season

With pleasant temperatures, sunny skies, and excellent mountain views, early spring or late autumn are our favourite times to visit Nepal. From October to November the country is verdant and green after the monsoon season; March and April see warm temperatures with sunny skies. 

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
9ºC
13mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
12ºC
14mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
16ºC
10mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
29mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
70mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
23ºC
129mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
325mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
239mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
175mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
67mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
15ºC
7mm
Kathmandu

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
11ºC
8mm
Kathmandu