Best time to visit Nepal

Between October and December is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April. January and February can be very cold, especially at night, but will reward you with incredible panoramas. Late spring is a beautiful time to travel as the rhododendrons burst into bloom. From May, heat and humidity levels build until the monsoon rains arrive in June and the clouds obscure the glorious mountain views. Nepal celebrates festivals all year, so there is often a festival or pilgrimage taking place - please contact us for more details as the dates often change from year to year.

1. December - February (Winter):

From late December through to February, Nepal's weather is pleasant during the day, but temperatures drop significantly at night time; especially in the mountains. January is the coldest month, but fewer visitors result in quieter sightseeing opportunities. Many hotels and lodges offer fireplaces, blankets and hot water bottles to keep you cozy.

2. March-May (Spring):

March marks the beginning of spring when temperatures increase and rhododendrons bloom. Days are longer during March and April, making them perfect for tour and trekking, although temperatures are still cool at night. It's a popular time to travel, so plan well in advance. May is one of the warmest months of the year but will bring clouds and showers before the monsoon arrives.

3. June - August (Summer):

The monsoon season occurs from June through to August. Days are warm (up to 30°C), wet and with high humidity. Due to Nepal’s topography, rains often occur at night, resulting in beautiful morning scenery.

4. September - November (Autumn):

As the monsoon dissipates in September, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies, fresh air and incredible views. October and November are two of the best months to visit as dry days make it easier and offer good visibility. The verdant landscapes following the rains are ideal for photographers.