When is the best time to visit Nepal?

In general there are two preferred times of year to visit Nepal. Peak season, particularly for trekking in Nepal, is from late September to early December when the air is fresh and skies clear giving the best views of the mountains.

From the end of February to mid-April it is warm and dry, the rhododendrons are in flower and the Terai’s long grass has been cut, improving wildlife sightings in Chitwan and Bardia national parks. This season brings a second wave of visitors, though a haze gradually obscures the mountains from lower elevations towards the end of this period.

It is possible to visit Nepal in January and February, but you should be prepared for very cold nights and a lack of heating except in Kathmandu’s luxury hotels. It's a good time to trek around the rim of the Kathmandu valley. We can advise you on the best time to visit Nepal based on the things you want to see and do. 

We organise tailor made trips to Nepal and would be happy to talk through when and where to go - just get in touch to plan and book your trip.

Posted by: Andrea Hulme

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