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 67% 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

Annual weather in Nepal

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Nepal for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January -13°F to 77°F
0 to 4 days*
February -11°F to 83°F
1 to 4 days*
March -5°F to 94°F
0 to 6 days*
April 5°F to 104°F
0 to 16 days*
May 22°F to 110°F
2 to 26 days*
June 31°F to 108°F
3 to 27 days*
July 34°F to 97°F
9 to 30 days*
August 34°F to 95°F
9 to 30 days*
September 31°F to 94°F
3 to 26 days*
October 18°F to 92°F
1 to 12 days*
November 4°F to 86°F
0 to 2 days*
December -4°F to 79°F
0 to 1 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Nepal by cities

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The best months to go to Kathmandu are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Annapurna are march, april, october and november.



The best months to go to Pokhara are march, april, october and november.

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

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

Figure: Visitor index for Nepal month by month

Average price for flights to Nepal

A return flight between London and Kathmandu is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 795 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 266 more for your airline ticket to Kathmandu if you go in august.

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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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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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