When is the best time to go to Kathmandu?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Kathmandu are January, February, March, April, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are July and August

For full information about the climate and weather in Kathmandu a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 50°F/65°F
10%
February 54°F/70°F
17%
March 63°F/77°F
22%
April 65°F/83°F
48%
May 63°F/85°F
76%
June 67°F/85°F
89%
July 68°F/81°F
100%
August 67°F/79°F
100%
September 68°F/77°F
96%
October 65°F/76°F
56%
November 58°F/70°F
15%
December 52°F/65°F
9%

Weather and climate in Kathmandu

About the climate

With a clear weather, fairly gentle ambient temperatures and episodic rains, the dry season is the best time to visit Kathmandu as well as the surrounding areas such as northern India. If most of the time, the capital of Nepal experiences sunny days and comfortable temperatures, the city faces a rainy season from April to September with very dense showers. In fact, the climate of Kathmandu is influenced by the summer monsoon during the wet season.

The Dry Season in Kathmandu

Characterized by a fresher temperature and less precipitation, the dry season in Kathmandu corresponds to the period from November to March. In November, the weather gradually cools before reaching winter temperatures in January and by February, a gradual warming of the atmosphere favors a more pleasant and warm weather. Unlike Nepalganj where the heat is suffocating, the weather in Kathmandu is particularly favorable in March, with an ideal temperature and a clear sky throughout the month.

The Wet Season in Kathmandu

Under the influence of the monsoon, the wet season in Kathmandu is characterized by the presence of torrential rains that are further accompanied by a heat wave. This phenomenon is also characteristic of the city of New Delhi in India. Thus, from May onwards, daytime environments experience a sharp increase in temperature while intense rain follows the sunshine towards the end of the day. The climate of Kathmandu becomes very unfavorable during the months of June, August and September but it is possible to find a sunny and pleasant weather starting in October.

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The month-by-month climate

  • Between the months of january and february the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 70°F.
  • In the month of march the climate is perfect. At lunchtime, it's 76°F in average.
  • In april the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 63°F and it rains in april about 4.8in.
  • In the month of may the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 77°F and, in may, 24 days of rain are expected.
  • In june the climate is bad. It is for example 85°F as maximum temperature in june and, in june, 27 days of rain are expected.
  • From july to september the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 77°F as maximum temperature in september.
  • From october to december the climate is favorable. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 0.6in of rainfall/month during this period.


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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kathmandu

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kathmandu: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Humidity


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