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Season and weather

Nepal experiences distinct seasons, each offering unique attractions and challenges for travelers. The best time to visit Nepal depends on your preferences and the activities you have in mind. Here's a brief overview of the seasons in Nepal:


Spring (March to May):

  • Weather: Spring is one of the most popular times to visit Nepal. The weather is mild, with warm days and cool nights. The skies are generally clear, offering stunning views of the Himalayas.
  • Activities: Spring is ideal for trekking and mountaineering, as the trails are lush with blooming flowers, and the weather is not too hot or cold.


Summer (June To August):

  • Weather: Summer in Nepal coincides with the monsoon season. It brings heavy rainfall, high humidity, and occasional thunderstorms. The temperature is warm, and the mountain views may be obscured by clouds.
  • Activities: While trekking during the monsoon is not recommended due to muddy trails and landslides, summer is a good time to explore the lush green landscapes of the lowland areas.


Autumn (September to November):

  • Weather: Autumn is considered the best time to visit Nepal. The weather is clear, with mild temperatures during the day and cool nights. The skies are generally free of clouds, providing excellent views of the mountains.
  • Activities: This is the peak trekking season, with stable weather conditions. It's also an excellent time for cultural tours and wildlife safaris.


Winter (December to February):

  • Weather: Winter brings colder temperatures, especially in the higher elevations. In the lowlands, daytime temperatures are pleasant, but nights can be chilly. In the mountains, temperatures can drop below freezing.
  • Activities: While trekking in high-altitude areas may be challenging due to snow and cold temperatures, winter is a good time to explore the lower regions, enjoy cultural experiences, and participate in winter sports.
  • In summary, the best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the activities you plan to engage in. Autumn is generally recommended for a balance of good weather and various travel options, but each season has its own charm and appeal.



Average Temperatures in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

Altitude             Jan        Feb        Mar      Apr        May      Sep        Oct        Nov       Dec

1300m               5-20      5-20      8-25      15-28    16-30    16-30    14-25    12-22    8-20

2000m               2-18      2-15      4-20      10-25    12-25    14-25    11-22    8-20      5-15

3000m               0-12      0-14      2-15      5-20      8-25      10-19    6-20      1-15      0-13

4000m               -4-10     -5-10    -2-13     -1-15     0-16      1-17      0-12      -2-12     -4-10

5000m               -7-5       -7-5      -5-7       -3-11     -1-12     -1-12     -3-10     -4-8       -5-6

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