When is the best time to go to Nepal?

When is the best time to go to Nepal? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Nepal, the weather is good across more than 66% of the territory for: March, April, October and November
  • The best months to go to Kathmandu are January, February, March, April, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Kathmandu are April, May, June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Biratnagar and Dhangadhi, with good weather at least 9 months a year

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Nepal
Map of the best times to visit Nepal ©whereandwhen.net

Annapurna, Lukla, Simikot...

All year round
13°F to 83°F°C
0 to 30 days

Middle Hills of Nepal
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhankuta...

67°F to 79°F°C
3 to 5 days
February, April, October and November
59°F to 85°F°C
0 to 16 days
January, May and December
54°F to 83°F°C
0 to 26 days
June, July, August and September
72°F to 83°F°C
13 to 30 days

Tarai (South)
Biratnagar, Janakpur, Dhangadhi...

January, February, March, October, November and December
68°F to 94°F°C
0 to 8 days
April and September
85°F to 104°F°C
0 to 24 days
May, June and August
85°F to 110°F°C
2 to 29 days
85°F to 97°F°C
15 to 29 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Nepal for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

Nepal in january Nepal in february Nepal in march Nepal in april Nepal in may Nepal in june Nepal in july Nepal in august Nepal in september Nepal in october Nepal in november Nepal in december

Best time to travel to Nepal by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Nepal

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Nepal and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Kathmandu, Annapurna, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Dhangadhi.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Nepal

Find out when Nepal has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Nepal

The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, June, July, August and September. The number of visitors to Nepal is high in: January, February, March, April, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Nepal: July, August and September.
  • Low season in Nepal: May and June.
  • High season in Nepal: January.
  • Peak season in Nepal: February, March, April, October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Nepal month by month

Average price for flights to Nepal

A return flight between Sydney and Kathmandu is generally cheaper if you go in august ($ 792 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 426 more for your airline ticket to Kathmandu if you go in december.

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Where to go in Nepal?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Bardia National Park70°F76°F85°F94°F97°F97°F88°F88°F86°F85°F77°F72°F
Chitwan National Park77°F83°F94°F103°F104°F104°F95°F95°F94°F92°F86°F79°F
Langtang National Park61°F67°F74°F81°F83°F83°F79°F79°F77°F74°F68°F63°F
Makalu Barun National Park13°F14°F16°F22°F29°F36°F38°F38°F34°F25°F20°F16°F


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good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

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About Nepal

What can I do in Nepal?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Nepal reliable?

Climate data for Nepal has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Nepal allows us to determine the average for each month in Kathmandu, Annapurna, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dhangadhi, Dhankuta, Janakpur, Lukla, and 20 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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