When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The best time to visit Nepal is from October to December when the weather is dry and visibility is good.
Trekking in Nepal is also enjoyable in the autumn (September-November) for amazing clarity and greenery after the rain, while spring (late February-mid-April) brings warmer and longer days. The summer monsoon occurs between June and September and June is Nepal’s hottest month, so trekking can be tricky. The winter months, particularly January and February, are bitterly cold, but if you wrap up warm, you’ll be some of the only tourists in the mountains.
Nepal through the seasons
October – December
We think that October – December is definitely the best time to visit Nepal. These months bring clear blue skies, spectacular views and dry days that are perfect for trekking short or long distances.
January – February
These months can be very cold, especially at night, so you’ll need to pack lots of layers. With fewer visitors out of season, the trekking trails are much quieter, although high altitude trekking is not recommended. The Annapurna hiking circuit is affected by snowfall so may be closed.
March – April
The spring months are our second best time to visit Nepal. Temperatures start to rise and rhododendrons burst into beautiful bloom creating a colourful carpet. Temperatures are still a little chilly at night, but the days are longer, giving you more opportunity to explore and take photographs.
May is one of the warmer months in Nepal and the calm before the monsoon season with clouds and showers just starting to appear.
June – August
Monsoon season – travel is difficult and many places close. It doesn’t rain all the time, but it rains every day. See our information above if you do want to travel during this season.
Early autumn can be a wonderful time to visit Nepal. Clear skies, fresh air and stunning greenery await you, along with gorgeous views after the monsoon.