Nepal weather throughout year
Nepal has four seasons such as autumn (Sep. Nov. and Oct.), winter (Dec. Jan. and Feb), spring (March, April, and May) and monsoon (June, July, and Aug.). During the autumn and spring season, the mountains shine bright sun makes for pleasant daytime temperatures. In Nepal the higher altitudes temperature range above to 20°C down to perhaps -10°C at night. The weather and climate in Nepal play a large part in affecting our tour/trekking and climbing activities. But if you choose your trek carefully, then you actually can miss most of the monsoon rain. So you most know the geographical condition and is useful to understand the seasonal variations. That visitors can choose to visit at the optimum time for activates they wish to do thought-out the year. Each of Nepal’s climatic seasons offers different varieties of Natural view and visitors do come to Nepal all the year round. However, the weather that suits most of the people is during the Pre and Post Monsoon seasons. It is at this time that the majority of visitors come to Nepal.
The Nepali Seasons
The weather in forms of 4 seasons.
Winter (December, January, and February)
The Nepali winter sees predominately high pressure bringing clear skies and dry weather. The temperatures are warm during the day but as the sun sets the temperature falls quickly and nights are often very cold. During December most of the high passes and tea houses have been closed because of heavy snowing and less tourist flow. During the winter season high passes, especially the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Manaslu circuit Tilicho Pass in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjola Pass, Khongmola pass, Kanchenjunga base camp trek, Amalaptse pass, Roywalling pass, Serpeni col in Everest reason, Lauribina pass, Ganjala pass, Gosaikunda pass in Langtang, are usually closed. Short and easy trek in middle hilly regions available is the best on this time like Annapurna (Ghorepni trek, lower Manaslu trek, Langtang valley trek, Gosikunda trek, EBC. Heavy snowfalls do especially during the January, February, and March in mountain areas so early December are fine.
Pre-Monsoon (March, April, May, Mid-June)
Since Beginning of this seasons is the right time to visit Nepal, generally part blue skies, and visibilities clear. During the Pre-monsoon, you may face more variable weather but primarily clear mornings and overcast afternoons. Birds and flowers, especially rhododendrons, are seen at the lower altitudes and trekkers get pleasant. Both the days and nights will be warm and the temperature will gradually increase as the season progresses. Thunderstorms are quite common after May but at this time of year and are sometimes combined with short bursts of heavy rain or hailstones.
Monsoon (Mid-June, July, August, Mid-September)
The Monsoon season dominates Nepali climate and is a period of low pressure of traveler which brings frequent rain showers and storms. Lower belt of Nepal mist and fog can be expected almost daily, Mountain weather is highly unpredictable. But clouds part occasionally to give spectacular views of the mountains. The flowers are usually at their most colorful. Leeches are possible to abound in middle elevation forests. The majority of the rain falls in the mid-day and night-time but there are also occasional days of continuous rain. It will rain every day, but not all the time and when the sun comes, it will soon get very hot and quite sticky. Around this season the temperature and humidity are very high during both the night and day.
Post-Monsoon (Mid-September, October, November)
The second main touristic season of the year, the Post Monsoon Season brings a return to stable high pressure giving mainly clear skies, the sunshine, warm days and cool nights. Greenery field, flowers get start to bloom, festival are approaching and waterfalls are another major attraction of the season.
Best Season to Visit Nepal
Best Season to Visit Nepal
These two main touristic seasons (Pre-Monsoon, March, April, May, Mid June, and the post-Monsoon, Mid-September, October, and November). Both sessions to be fairly dry and to provide pleasant conditions for Nepal trekking, climbing, and rafting. During the Pre-monsoon visitors will have the benefit of flowering plants, but visibility is sometimes reduced with hazy and misty conditions and somewhere snowing too. Post-monsoon normally provides good visibility and waterfalls everywhere.Trekking, escape with rain and Explore Nepal with us
Trekking, escape with rain and Explore Nepal with us
For trekking below 3500m, the daytime temperatures in these seasons visitors to be comfortable in a t-shirt and light sweater. Above 4000m a fleece jacket may also be needed. At above altitudes 3000-3500m, during night time temperatures will be low (often down to freezing), but a down jacket or staying tucked up comfortably in a warm tent, homestay or tea house will be enough.
Trekking is still possible outside the main seasons and during the monsoon months (mid-June, July, mid-August, the rain-shadow areas of the upper Marsyandi, Budi Gandaki and Kali Gandaki valleys, and Trans Himalayan Zone receive far less rain than the Khumbu or Annapurna areas. During the winter conditions can also be good although much colder, be aware that on occasions in January, February and March the higher passes and valleys are sometimes unreachable owing to snowfall so carefully selected you’re traveling area. People do still trek in the height of the monsoon season. And so, if it is trekking that interests you then you can still trek in the height of the monsoon as long as you select your trek Zone with care. Your best trekking options will be a trek within the Himalayan Rain Shadow (This is the area to the north of the main Himalayan Chain which gets very little rain even in the height of the monsoon as the bulk of the rain falls on the south facing slopes) – Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo is the best of the Treks, but also the most expensive, Manaslu higher zone, Tsum valley, and Narphu valley can be possible. And the best parts of The Annapurna Circuit are also in the rain shadow, but the approaches aren’t so you would get wet at the start and end of the trek. Areas like EBC are high zone defiantly will be less and Langtang are south of the main Himalayan Chain so aren’t in the rain shadow. So if you want to plan let’s give us to tailor your plan we are happy to organized your Nepal plan.