Best time to visit Nepal

Best time to visit Nepal

Many people wonder when to visit Nepal?

Generally, In Nepal between October and December is the best time to visit Nepal. As the skies are clear and you can see the spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges. The climate stays dry until about April. January and February can be cold particularly around evening time, however will reward you with spectacular scenes and calmer trekking trails as there are less visitors. Pre-summer is a wonderful time to go as the rhododendrons burst into blossom. From May, warmth and humidity levels work until the rainstorm downpours touch base in June and the mists cloud covers the magnificent mountain scene. Nepal organize festivals all year, so there is regularly a celebration or journey occurring which is entertaining.

Basically, Nepal has four main seasons with two additional seasons. In Western world there are 4 season. The Two additional seasons in Nepal are Rainy Season and Pre-winter Season. Nepali seasons are 2-months long. Climate is the main factor while your travelling.

Weather in Nepal by Season

Visiting Nepal in Winter (December – February)

Everest Base Camp Trek
People along the trails of Everest Base Camp(EBC).

Winter is mostly clear,stable and  cold. The temperature is moderate during the day but significantly drop at night. In the trekking areas the weather is dry and trekkers can see occasional snow in the mountains. Winter is also a time of fruits, many fruits such as guava and oranges as well as many vegetables become available during winter in Nepal.

In this season wildlife is worth exploring. Visiting Nepal National Parks Chitwan and Bardia are two of the well protected national parks, offering great sightings of rhinos, monkeys, birds and even elephants etc.

Visiting Nepal in Spring (March – May)

Holi in Nepal
Celebration of color festival Holi in Nepal as people coming together and enjoying.

When temperatures increases and rhododendrons bloom it’s the beginning of spring in Nepal. The weather is warm and the days are long. Because of the stable weather it is one of the best time trekking in Nepal. During this season it is a great time to  cross high passes like Larkya La (on the Manaslu Circuit Trek), Kongma La (Three Passes Trek), Thorung La (Annapurna Circuit Trek) and trek to the high viewpoints of Nepal such as Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri in the Everest Region.

This season is also marked by the color of festival Holi the festival of love or colors that signifies the victory of superior over immoral. It is also the season where wildlife is worth exploring and having a great adventure.

Visiting Nepal in Summer (June – August)

Kayaking-in-Nepal
Kayaking a sport to enjoy in Nepal.

During this season the days are warm, wet and with high humidity. The rain often occurs at night resulting beautiful scenery view in the morning. Kathmandu is hot and humid, and the lowlands in the south are even hotter. Visiting the world heritage sites, old temples and knowing the culture of Nepal with less crowd is beneficial in this season.

Another factor you can experience is the various sports adventure like rafting, cycling, canyoning, kayaking, bungee jumping etc are best fit for this season.

Visiting Nepal in Autumn (September – November)

Dhaulagiri Trek
Trekking in Nepal along the trail of Dhaulagiri and the beautiful view along the way.

The Autumn season comprises the best conditions for trekking in Nepal. This season offers clear skies, fresh air and incredible views. All areas in Nepal are accessible during the season, and weather conditions are usually moderate and thus great for travelling.

This season also occur at the same time with the two of Nepal’s biggest festival Dashain and Tihar. The popular trails will be crowded. So, it’s a good idea to book early.

Conclusion

Visit in Nepal is different in each season. As described above there is a lot to explore in Nepal and once visiting Nepal is not enough. It’s up to you to which adventure you want to experience. So, start backpacking and plan your wonderful trip in Nepal.