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Climate of Nepal

Climate of Nepal

Nepal's climate is a tapestry of diversity, shaped by its altitude and topographical features. In the southern Terai region, a tropical climate prevails, with hot summers and mild winters. As you ascend into the central hills and valleys, a temperate climate takes hold. The northern mountain ranges, including the formidable Himalayas, boast a cold and alpine climate.

From June to September, the monsoon season blankets much of Nepal with heavy rainfall, particularly in the Terai and central regions. However, the ideal time to visit for trekking and mountaineering is from October to May when clear skies and mild temperatures prevail.

Nepal offers a wealth of experiences, from exploring its rich cultural heritage to engaging in outdoor activities amid its breathtaking natural landscapes. To assist travelers in planning their journeys, we've compiled a temperature chart for various altitudes and months based on our expertise.

Nepal Climate Chart

Altitude

1,000m

1,500m

2,000m

2,500m

3,000m

3,500m

4,000m

4,500m

5,000m

Month

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

January

7

22

4

20

2

18

-1

16

-2

14

-3

13

-4

12

-5

10

-12

6

February

9

24

7

22

4

20

2

18

1

17

-2

14

-7

12

-6

10

-12

8

March

11

29

9

24

5

23

2

20

1

20

-1

16

-5

14

-6

12

-8

10

April

14

36

10

32

8

27

5

24

1

22

0

18

-2

16

-4

14

-6

12

May

15

37

11

33

9

28

6

25

1

20

0

18

1

17

-2

16

-4

14

June

15

37

11

33

9

28

6

25

1

20

0

18

1

17

-2

16

-4

14

July

14

36

10

33

9

28

6

25

1

20

0

17

-2

16

-4

14

-6

12

August

14

36

10

31

10

28

6

25

1

20

0

18

-2

16

-4

14

-6

12

September

14

35

10

30

10

28

6

25

1

20

0

18

-2

16

-4

14

-5

13

October

12

33

8

39

7

26

5

24

0

19

-2

17

-4

14

-5

13

-8

12

November

10

27

7

22

6

24

4

22

1

18

-3

14

-5

12

-5

11

-10

10

December

6

23

5

21

4

20

2

18

-2

16

-4

14

-6

10

-6

10

-12

6

 

When is the Ideal Time to Visit Nepal?

The prime time to visit Nepal is from September to November, during the autumn season. During this period, the weather is characterized by clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and excellent visibility of the Himalayan peaks. Additionally, the cool climate enhances the overall experience. This timeframe aligns with the peak tourist season, offering travelers the advantage of easier planning, booking accommodations, and organizing activities.

The alternative opportune window is the spring season, spanning from March to May. This period presents warm weather and the vibrant blossoming of flowers, adding a colorful dimension to the landscape. However, it's essential to note that Nepal's monsoon season, which lasts from June to August, is not conducive to travel due to heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding. Planning a visit outside of this period ensures a more enjoyable and safer journey.

What is the rainy season in Nepal?

The rainy season in Nepal, commonly referred to as the monsoon season, spans from June to August. During this period, the weather is characterized by both high temperatures and frequent rainfall. Daily rain showers are typical, often accompanied by evening thunderstorms. These regular rains contribute to the lush greenery and overall pleasant atmosphere in the region.

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