Monsoon is the predominant Nepalese whether which makes its way to the region twice a year. People wanting to experience the dry weather in Nepal can visit from October to May. June to September is monsoon while September to November is autumn. The spring season is probably the most colorful of seasons here but only stays from March to May but it’s the perfect weather and for most people the ideal time to visit Nepal.
Tourists who want to explore Nepals most popular tourist destination i.e. Everest still can in December and January because the visibility is still pretty good but temperatures during the night can crop several degrees in mere minutes. Heading to Everest’s base camp in these months can be near impossible for most tourists because it will require tremendous amounts of endurance, plus the Annapurna Circuit can also be closed off if there is heavy snowfall on Thorung La.
People who are on a budget will find that cheap Kathmandu hotels provide no heating services and so it’s something that not every westerner can bear. This is why the tourist’s begin to depart as soon as December begins to set in and things begin to freeze over. Most tourists just head over to neighboring India and Thailand where the climate is much warmer. If you want to visit Terai and the famous Royal Chitwan National park then February is the best time to do this.
The Best Times to Visit Nepal
People who want to visit Nepal for sightseeing, bungee jumping, skydiving and other sports the best time to visit is in between October and November since it marks the start of the dry season and with monsoon just recently ended the entire country side is filled with lush green plants and shrubs all waving in the light breeze that sweeps through the Himalayas. It is also this time around that Nepalese people start preparing for their festivals the most notable one being the Dasian which takes place in October. This is also one of those times of the year in which Nepal receives the most tourists from all over the world. However if you are on a tight business schedule you may want to avoid this time of year since the festivities can disrupt normal business to quite an extent.
The second best time for you to visit Nepal is from February to April since the weather becomes warmer which makes it ideal for tourists looking to go on high altitude treks. However the visibility may not be a 100% all the time like in the previous dry season. People who are planning on visiting Everest’s Base camp may find it easier during this time of year than any other time of the year. There is less or no snow which means that all paths will be open. You also won’t need a room with heating facilities to get through the day or the night.
Worst Time To Visit Nepal
Many tourists make the mistake of visiting Nepal during June or May which is not a very good time to visit. The weather here can be sweltering hot and dusty. Temperatures can reach a souring 30°C and there is always the threat of monsoon rains lashing the region whenever you have something planned.
The least popular time to visit Nepal is during the monsoon (Mid June to September). It can rain constantly for hours and days which can trap tourists within their hotel rooms. The underdeveloped roads and trails can be washed away and leave behind a slushy mess littered with leeches. Photography enthusiasts will be greatly disappointed because it can become near impossible to get a clear shot of the Himalayas since it disappears behind the clouds. The overflowing rivers and landslides can trap you wherever you are indefinitely. The second monsoon i.e. August and September is probably a better time to visit since it marks festival season with lots of lights and music on the streets of Kathmandu. It also makes for a great time to visit Tibet which will require that you hire transportation in advance.