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Best time to visit Chitwan, Nepal

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The best time to visit Chitwan is October

If you’re looking to travel to Chitwan for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Chitwan is October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 27℃ (80℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (38℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Chitwan when the days are longest, you should visit in May. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Chitwan. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

May

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Chitwan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chitwan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chitwan is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Chitwan

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chitwan for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chitwan climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chitwan for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Chitwan in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chitwan in February

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chitwan in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chitwan in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitwan in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitwan in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 269mm (11") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitwan in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 465mm (18") over 31 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
31 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitwan in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 425mm (17") over 31 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
31 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chitwan in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 292mm (11") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Chitwan in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chitwan in November

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chitwan in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chitwan in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chitwan is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chitwan is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chitwan is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chitwan, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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