best time to come to Nepal
climate varies with its topography and altitude. It ranges from
the tropical to the arctic. The low-land Terai region with its maximum
altitude to approximately 305m, which lies in the tropical southern
part of the country, for instance, has a hot and humid climate that
can rise above 45 Degree Celsius (113 Degree Fahrenheit) during
summer. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all the year round,
although winter nights are cool. The northern mountain region, around
an altitude above 3,300m has an alpine climate with considerably
lower temperature in winter as can be expected.
Nepal has four climatic seasons.
Spring (between March
– May): The temperature is mildly warm in
low lands while moderate in higher altitudes with plenty of opportunities
to have tryst with the mountain views. It is also the time for flowers
to blossom and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendron
sweeps the ascending altitudes with its magnanimous color and beauty.
Summer (between June
– August): This is also the monsoon season
in Nepal. The weather is hot and wet at times. It rains almost everyday
with occasional thunderstorms in the evening. The rain spreads the
pleasantness around with lush green vegetation.
Autumn (between September
– November): This is the best tourist season
in Nepal with the summer gone by and the winter to set in. The weather
is highly pleasant so are the mountain views. This is the peak season
for trekking as mountain views are guaranteed so better book your
flight in advance. This is also the season of festivities as Nepal
celebrates the biggest Hindu festivals Dashain followed by Tihar.
Winter (between December
– February): The weather is cool and the sky
is clear with occasional snowfalls at higher elevations. This season
is good for trekking in lower elevations. The morning and night
is cold and the days are warm when sunny.
Nepal is the country of extremes. The low-land plains of the Terai
can have tropical temperatures and also the mosquitoes. The Himalayas
can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some
warmth during the day, even in the mountains. The temperature of
Kathmandu goes below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in
winter and rises to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit)
The average temperature in Kathmandu during the
* Spring season ranges between 16-23 Degree
Celsius (61-73 Degree Fahrenheit)
* Summer season ranges between 23-25 Degree Celsius (73-77 Degree
* Autumn season ranges between 15-24 Degree Celsius (59-75 Degree
* Winter season ranges between 9-12 Degree Celsius (48-54 Degree
During the rainy monsoon season between June to
August, it rains to an average between 200-375 millimeters in Kathmandu.
There is occasional rainfall during the other seasons too. In an
average, 1300 millimeters of rain falls in Kathmandu every year.
Tips: Monsoon in Nepal is not the typical monsoon
of Asia. Rains usually occur during the night-time leaving the sky
clean and clear by the morning making the Himalayan view even more
dramatic. Some parts of the Himalayas in Manang, Mustang and Dolpo
are in rain-shadow areas; the mountains are high enough to block
the clouds. Tibet's high travel season also corresponds to Nepal's
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