Best Time to Visit Nepal

Sporting a pleasant range of temperatures through the year, the best time to visit Nepal will bring to you a touch of wintery winds mixed with the pleasure of the Himalayas. Home to some of the most unique elements, like the highest of peaks, most brilliant of rivers, and the greenest of hills, Nepal showcases a different color in each season to its visitors.

A blossomy green in the monsoons, snowy white in the winters, brilliant and vibrant in the summers, and a myriad of beauties in the autumn season. The temperature ranges from a maximum of 35-degrees in the months of April and May, to a minimum of as less as 1-degree in peak winters. With every season bringing its own charm, the best places to visit in Nepal must be visiting in the late spring season, between the months of October and December.

Here are the best seasons to visit Nepal:

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Winter in Nepal

Winter in Nepal

Winter in Nepal is usually dry and comes with a great drop in the temperatures. Owing to the high altitude, the months of December till late February experience really pleasant and cozy days but extremely cold nights. These cold months experience an average of 15mm rainfall, so occasional pour downs are a part and parcel of life in Nepal during winters.

One great reason to choose the winter time to explore Nepal is that you will find the places and treks less crowded. During this time, you can go to explore the amazing wildlife of Nepal in Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. Apart from these, must visit places in Nepal with a different wintery charm are Mustang Valley, Ilam, Nagarkot etc., with the inclusion of experiences like Mardi Himal Trek and jungle safaris.

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Summer in Nepal

Summer in Nepal

With the beginning of the months of June, summer in Nepal arrives with the monsoon in tow. In Nepal, it does not rain the entire day in Monsoon, but it does pour down at least once in a day, and it most probably happens in the night time because of the altitude and topography. Shrouding the view of the high mountains by clouds, the summer season stays in the country from the end of May towards the end of August.

With temperatures going as high as 30 degrees, a good portion of this time remains warm, wet and humid because of the rains. The best time to do a lot of things, a Nepal honeymoon tour experience forms a good excuse to explore this place when the sun is out in this Himalayan country.

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Spring in Nepal

Spring in Nepal

With the days longer and pleasant, spring in Nepal is a rather bright set of months. With many flowers blooming and meadows gaining a wide variety of color, the months between March and May are the most perfect months for witnessing the beauty of Nepal and have experiences like trekking. The rains are not here yet during these months, but with the onset of monsoon, the region does experience quite a good amount of rainfall towards the end of May.

This is the season when Nepal experiences a large influx of travelers and trekkers, and that is why, to meet like-minded travelers and experience the best of everything Nepalese, springtime is the best to visit Nepal.

Considered to be the best season for the great Everest base camp trek, spring months are also the best season to visit the Mustang Valley, Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot.

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Monsoon in Nepal

Monsoon in Nepal

Monsoon in Nepal means rains, not necessarily heavily but pleasantly. Making up for about 60% of the rainfall in the entire year, monsoons are considered to be not a suitable time to explore the treks of Nepal, but is one of the best time for sightseeing in the countryside and the major cities.

Because of it being off-season, the months from June to a majority of August experience less tourism in the area, meaning you can easily get a quieter and more fun time exploring the country. The hills become greener, and with all the dust washed away, the mornings become clearer and thus perfect for sightseeing.

During these times, alongside the beauty of the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, great experiences like the Upper Mustang Valley, Dolpa Circuit, Rara Lake, Lumbini, Bardiya and Langtang are great places and treks to explore.

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03 May 2017
Excellent
Having trekked in the Sahayadris for over 4-5 years now and after doing two himalayan treks in the previous season, I wanted to do a more challenging trek. So finally I decided to climb the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The majestic mountain range had been in my bucket list for many years. Now seemed to be the right time, and so I set off in search of the "Everest". I always thought how difficult could it be to climb mountains, after all, it just takes putting one step ahead of the other. I was wrong, it indeed turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. This is due to the rarefied air in the atmosphere, that makes breathing difficult. Even a nominal gradient while ascending seems to be a task. But thankfully I wasn't hit by any symptoms of AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ) which makes the mountaineer's job tremendously difficult at high altitudes. On the trek, it was the promise of some awesome photos, that helped me carry through many steep climbs. But, the sheer beauty of the barren mountains with clear blue sky in the backdrop and the ferocious Dudh Koshi River inspired me not to give up but to keep climbing. During the climb of Kala Patthar, I learnt the importance of balance and concentration, even when you are exhausted beyond limit. On the Kala Patthar summit day, I set out at 4 in the morning, climbing through the mountain with a 50-70 degree gradient; sub zero temperatures, chilly winds and freezing weather. It was total dark and the only thing I could see through my head torch was the next step. From this moment till 6 am in the morning, I only thought about the awesome feeling of summiting and achieving my goal. As the air was thin, I concentrated on breathing properly and adequately and took synchronized baby steps. And, finally at 6:30 am I reached the Summit (5643m)! The view of the sunrise on Everest was just spectacular and the feeling of having summited, exhilarating!! The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar expedition made me realize that to achieve a goal, it is important to believe in your own efforts and strength (Both Physical and Mental).But more than that, we should be grateful towards the ecosystem around and factors beyond our control which play an equally important role in our journey to achieve anything.
30 July 2018
Excellent
Trekking the adorable Himalayas is always a must on the “to do” list of an avid trekker. After trekking over the Sahyadris and taking a few treks in Karnataka I decided to place my foot on the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Going through the various options from Chadar, Sandakphu, Roopkund, Hampta Pass, etc. I finally narrowed down to the Everest Base Camp. The very thought of following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay thrilled me to the core. The sight of having a close encounter with the highest point on earth just pushed further my excitement levels. After a series of e-searches and consulting with other fellow trekkers, I finally made up my mind to enroll for the 14 day EBC Trek with Thrillophilia. The EBC Trek was by far my best trek so far. Though the thin air made the ascent difficult and more challenging, I am glad that I was able to complete the trek. The amazing view of snow clad mountains, the vast greenery and above all the company of similar fun-loving folks made the trek a memorable one. Kudos to the team at Thrillophilia. The trek was not only organized well but the pricing was also reasonable. All the questions, concerns, doubts and apprehensions I that had were properly attended by the travel consultant at Thrillophilia, Miss Madhuri Mathur despite some of them being repetitive. The representatives Mr. Subid Sahoo and Mr. Nitish Singh as well as the trek Guide Mr. Bijay along with his assistants were all friendly and helpful. I will definitely suggest my pals to go for this trek. I wish to do it again sometime soon. Cheers, Vignesh
20 October 2014
Excellent
A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camping was a great fun and I enjoyed to the core. Heard that this was the most challenging trek of Nepal and so I decided to try this out. This was obviously challenging but I could make it out till the end. it was just out of the world experience
23 September 2015
Excellent
The mountains were brilliant and nice, the clear sky after the summer monsoon had dusted away the dust and we hence got a chance to have a clear view of the whole peak and the adjacent places. The days we spent at the camp base was cooler even though it could have been more long.
15 April 2019
Excellent
The trekking was very good. Also as we had a small group all the arrangements were good. As we did not expected more snow it was fun walking in snow for full day to reach the ABC. The view was spectacular at the base camp and got quiet good photos. Guide/Porter was very co-operating and helped us a lot while walking in the snow (as we did not had proper shoes to trek in snow :) )
05 March 2020
Superb
Thrillophilia has the best operator in the market. The trek guide was professional and was friendly. The tea house's stay was comfortable and we trekked in November and the terrain was covered in snow and the guide guided us well how to trek in the snow without having much trouble. The experience was amazing and would love to book for other treks as well.
18 February 2020
Excellent
It was an all-inclusive package from Thrillophilia and everything was arranged properly. They had informed us about the insurance and rest of the permits and guide and stay is being arranged by them. It was a great experience.
01 March 2020
Excellent
I want to go there in the month of May and was sceptical about it, as I had heard it was not the best time to go for it but after a talk with Oshin from Thrillophilia, I had my doubts cleared and finally, I had trekked in May and it was the best experience I had and will definitely go for difficult treks every year.
12 March 2020
Excellent
My experience of trekking there was thrilling and exciting. We had a group of 6 people and all of them are experienced trekkers. We had trekked with no so much difficulty and the trek was nicely coordinated.
06 September 2019
Excellent
We were preparing for the Everest Base Camp for a year now and never had a chance to go for it due to its long duration and after a year we had booked it for the month of April which was the best time to climb the mountain and we had the best experience there with an amazing group.

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