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Best time to visit Pokhara, Nepal

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The best time to visit Pokhara is October-November

If you’re looking to travel to Pokhara 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 Pokhara is October-November 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.

The warmest month of the year in Pokhara is June, where the average temperature gets to around 24℃ (76℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around 1℃ (35℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -2℃ (28℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Pokhara, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in November instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Pokhara, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

May

Pokhara seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Pokhara as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Pokhara 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 Pokhara

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 Pokhara 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.

Pokhara 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 Pokhara 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Pokhara in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 7 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Pokhara 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.


Pokhara in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Pokhara 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.


Pokhara in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 311mm (12") over 28 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 236mm (9") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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

Pokhara in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Pokhara in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Pokhara 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 Pokhara is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Pokhara is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Pokhara 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 Pokhara, 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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