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Best time to visit Nepal

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The best time to visit Nepal is October-November

Are you looking to travel to Nepal and want to find out when the best times to visit are? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Nepal is October-November due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the summer months, temperatures in Kathmandu can climb to a maximum of around 29℃ (84℉) during the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (38℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Nepal though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Nepal when the days are longest, you should visit in May. The wet season in Nepal falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in December instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Nepal, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

May

Nepal seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Nepal is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Nepal

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ChitwanOctober
16℃
3℃
18℃
6℃
22℃
10℃
26℃
14℃
26℃
16℃
27℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
24℃
18℃
24℃
16℃
22℃
12℃
20℃
8℃
17℃
5℃
KalinchowkNovember
16℃
3℃
18℃
6℃
22℃
10℃
26℃
14℃
26℃
16℃
27℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
24℃
18℃
24℃
16℃
22℃
12℃
20℃
8℃
17℃
5℃
KathmanduOctober-November
16℃
3℃
18℃
6℃
22℃
10℃
26℃
14℃
26℃
16℃
27℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
24℃
18℃
24℃
16℃
22℃
12℃
20℃
8℃
17℃
5℃
ManangNovember
12℃
1℃
14℃
3℃
18℃
7℃
22℃
11℃
24℃
14℃
24℃
16℃
22℃
17℃
22℃
16℃
21℃
14℃
20℃
11℃
17℃
7℃
14℃
4℃
NagarkotOctober-November
15℃
3℃
17℃
5℃
21℃
9℃
25℃
13℃
25℃
15℃
26℃
17℃
24℃
18℃
24℃
17℃
23℃
15℃
22℃
11℃
19℃
7℃
16℃
4℃
PokharaOctober-November
12℃
1℃
14℃
3℃
18℃
7℃
22℃
11℃
24℃
14℃
24℃
16℃
22℃
17℃
22℃
16℃
21℃
14℃
20℃
11℃
17℃
7℃
14℃
4℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Kathmandu, one of the most popular places to visit in Nepal, is June.
The driest month of the year in Kathmandu, Nepal, is usually around December each year.

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