Best Time to Visit in Nepal

The world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, is located in Nepal, a land of towering peaks and swaying valleys. Although you may visit Nepal at any time of year, the weather and your preferences may decide when and where you chose to spend your time. Winter and summer are the ideal seasons to explore places like Kathmandu, although autumn and spring are better for hiking. The ideal time to see tigers and other animals in Chitwan National Park is during the winter months, from January to March. The country has something to offer locals and tourists alike throughout the year. For anyone considering a trip to Nepal, the seasons must be taken into consideration when going to put up a plan. There are several things to consider, like the best time of year and what you want to do while you're there.

Winter Season (December-February)

When it comes to the Himalayas, winter is an important factor. It’s cloudy, foggy, and cold in Nepal during these months. Passes on some of the hiking trails may be closed. Morning and night temperatures decline significantly throughout the winter months, making it difficult to enjoy nature. As a result, if you're planning a Nepal hike around this time, be sure to bring enough clothes. Mountaineering in Nepal is also not recommended at this time of year due to the hazardous and freezing conditions.

Highlights

  • Recommended treks: Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Trek, and the Poonhill Trek.
  • The Tibetan New Year’s Celebration
  • It is a good time to explore Pokhara and its surroundings.

Spring Season (March-May)

Additionally, the months of March through May are ideal for traveling to Nepal. During this time of year, the weather is excellent for exploring the area. Because of the longer daylight hours and crystal-clear skies, this is a great time of year to go hiking. Remember to include some warm clothes for the night as well. In the spring, when the ice has melted and the wildflowers have bloomed, the valleys are exceptionally beautiful. A few light showers of rain may be expected in May before the monsoon season, which starts in mid-June and finishes in late July in Nepal.

Highlights

  • Peak climbing season is excellent: Mera Peak, Island Peak, and others.
  • The Bisket Jatra Festival is held in Bhaktapur, a culturally rich city.
  • A Jungle Safari in Chitwan and Bardia National Park.
  • Holi Festival
  • Rhododendron Season
  • Ghorepani trek, Mardi Himal trek are two short treks.

Summer Season (June-August)

This period is not ideal for traveling to Nepal, but it can still be achieved. In the lowest regions of the country, dust storms are common due to the high temperature. In mid-June, the monsoon season begins, bringing 1-2 hours of daily rain to help clean the air and wash away dust. Even on the most miserable days, it may pour nonstop for many hours straight. In the Highlands, there are days when the sky is clear, yet the vision is quite limited. Certain hiking routes should be avoided due to the risk of landslides in hilly places because of the constant rain.

Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • Destinations: Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur
  • Marsyangdi Valley and Tilicho Lake

Autumn Season (September-November)

Without a doubt, this is the best time of year to visit Nepal. The weather in Nepal is great for discovering the country's vibrant culture and trekking through some of the world's most magnificent landscapes at this time of year. Except for a few scattered showers, the sky is mostly clear.

  • A beautiful sunrise from Nagarkot, Bandipur, and Dhulikhel
  • Dashain and Tihar, also known as "Dashain," are Nepal's two most important festivals.
  • Nepal’s wildlife
  • Cycling in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Rafting on the Sunkoshi River and hiking to the Gokyo Lakes