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When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal (Kathmandu) is April based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Nepal (Kathmandu)18
    Jan
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Nepal (Kathmandu)19
    Feb
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Nepal (Kathmandu)24
    Mar
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Nepal (Kathmandu)27
    Apr
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Nepal (Kathmandu)29
    May
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Nepal (Kathmandu)29
    Jun
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Nepal (Kathmandu)28
    Jul
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Nepal (Kathmandu)28
    Aug
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Nepal (Kathmandu)28
    Sep
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Nepal (Kathmandu)26
    Oct
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Nepal (Kathmandu)22
    Nov
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Nepal (Kathmandu)19
    Dec

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The weather guide for Nepal (Kathmandu) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Nepal weather overview

This tiny country, which nestles in the Himalayas, has Everest, the world's highest mountain, within its borders. It also has a region of lowland, so weather conditions vary according to which part of Nepal you visit. In the high mountains, there is snow and ice throughout the year but a tropical climate prevails in the foothills.

The monsoon rains arrive in June and last until September, bringing with them a period of muggy, cloudy weather. From October to April, the weather is sunny and warm, although lowland nights are cold and temperatures can fall to freezing in the depths of winter.

What to pack for Nepal weather

Take light clothing and rainwear in the summer months, light to warm attire for spring and autumn in the foothills and heavier clothes if you are going up into the mountains or visiting in mid-winter.

Which is the hottest month in Nepal?

The hottest time of year in Kathmandu, Nepal is normally June. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Nepal?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Kathmandu, Nepal with 547mm on average. There are normally 16 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Nepal?

The sunniest time of year in Kathmandu, Nepal is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 71% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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