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Best time to visit Kathmandu, Nepal

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The best time to visit Kathmandu is October-November

Are you looking to travel to Kathmandu and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Kathmandu 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 tend to get to a maximum of around 29℃ (84℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Kathmandu is around 1℃ (34℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Kathmandu are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Kathmandu in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Kathmandu, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

May

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Kathmandu seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Kathmandu

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 Kathmandu 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.

Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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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Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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.

Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu, 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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