Weather in Nepal

Knowing what kind of weather you are going to expect during your travel program will help you doing the right packing and to meet your satisfaction. Nevertheless, a little luck is definitely necessary, too.

Weather in Nepal can sometimes change very quickly from clear sky to heavy rain, back to clear sky. It might also be odd to you how temperature might vary during morning, day and night. Even the geographical location of a certain place plays a major role in its temperature, rainfall and humidity. You have the arctic North, the mediterranean Hill- and Valley-Sides, and the tropical South.

Depending on the travel tour and the period that you are joining, we give you proper advice for your packing and what kind of climate you will come across.

Weather in Nepal - Winters are sunny during the day, but a little fresh.

The best season to travel to Nepal

Spring and Autumn in Nepal

The months between monsoon season and dry season are considered to be the most favourable periods to travel to Nepal. In spring (March/April), the temperature gets warmer and warmer, rainfall is usally still limited and humidity very bearable. Another very pleasant period to visit Nepal is in autumn (late September/October). The intense monsoon rain and high humidity have declided then, while temperatures are still above 24°C.  

March/April and October are the best to travel Nepal.

Summary: spring & autumn season

  • March/April or late September/October
  • Perfect temperature all over the country
  • Less rainfall and low humidity
  • In general sunny
  • Don't underestimate temperature at night
  • A rain jacket / cagoule is recommended
  • Higher prices due to peak season

Winter in Nepal (Dry Season)

Winters in Nepal (November – March) are usually mild during the day and cold in the morning, evening and at night. In general, the days are sunny with a beautiful blue sky. It barely rains during winter which is why it is also considered as dry season. Nonetheless, the nice weather might deceive you about the felt temperature. As soon as you are among the shades or the sun has set, it is chilly. A wool and scarf or muffler is recommended!

You still need warm clothes early morning...

Summary: winter season

  • November to March
  • Mild temperature during the day
  • Rare rainfall and no humidity
  • Mostly sunny, barely clouds
  • Cold mornings and cold nights
  • A wool and scarf/muffler is recommended
  • Don't forget sunscreen!

Summer in Nepal (Rainy Season)

The so-called monsoon season is the summer in Nepal (May – mid September). Heavy rainfalls as well as high humidity and high temperatures are common attributes of the monsoon. Nonetheless, it does not mean that it is raining all day. Monsoon only means that if it rains, it rains a lot – usually only for a short period of time! In general, you will have some hours of clear sky during the day. But be aware that temperatures are pretty high, especially in the South and in lower altitude.

After the big rain, everything cools down a bit.

Summary: summer season

  • May to mid September
  • High temperatures, especially in the South
  • Heavy rainfall and high humidity
  • Partly sunny
  • Wear loose fit clothes (e.g. linen)
  • A rain jacket / cagoule is a must
  • Lower prices due to off-season

With our expertise, we have established different travel tours that work no matter what season you wish to discover Nepal.