Best Time to Visit | Trek | Travel in Nepal


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Best Time to Visit | Trek | Travel in Nepal

Here in this post, I am trying to give all the information about best time to visit in Nepal. I have categorized it according to months of the year.

Every visitor often asks me some questions like this. Some questions of the foreigner who wants to visit Nepal. they ask me about something like this. I have made some questions frequently asked by them. I have enlisted here according to the month.

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and yes, it is a country that is blessed by the Mother Nature. The natural beauty found in this country is hardly found anywhere else in the world. In this country of Nepal, there are mountains, hills, ridges, valleys, plains and many more places to explore. Any traveler of any part of the world would definitely enjoy a lot to trek in this country and just enjoy all of its natural beauty. The government of Nepal is definitely trying to make this country tourist based country and take the industry of tourism to newer and higher heights in the long run. All of us must to try to make the environment of this country very much tourist friendly. There are many expeditions and treks and hikes that usually take place in many parts of our country and of course, it would be best if you plan your trekking adventure looking at the right time and of course the right season. Checking up on the weather, checking the season and checking the tourist flow is very much essential in making your trip of adventure successful and so, you shall be guided here with the best time to trek in our country Nepal.

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  1. Is January a good time to visit Nepal?
  2. Is February a good time to visit Nepal?
  3. Is March a good time to visit Nepal?
  4. Is April a good time to visit Nepal?
  5. Is May a good time to visit Nepal?
  6. Is June a good time to visit Nepal?
  7. Is July a good time to visit Nepal?
  8. Is August a good time to visit Nepal?
  9. Is September a good time to visit Nepal?
  10. Is October a good time to visit Nepal?
  11. Is November a good time to visit Nepal?
  12. Is December a good time to visit Nepal?

Or they ask some like that. Some questions about best time to best Nepal are enlisted here.

  1. What is the weather like in Nepal in January?
  2. What is the weather like in Nepal in February?
  3. What is the weather like in Nepal in March?
  4. What is the weather like in Nepal in April?
  5. What is the weather like in Nepal in May?
  6. What is the weather like in Nepal in June?
  7. What is the weather like in Nepal in July?
  8. What is the weather like in Nepal in August?
  9. What is the weather like in Nepal in September?
  10. What is the weather like in Nepal in October?
  11. What is the weather like in Nepal in November?
  12. What is the weather like in Nepal in December?

In this article, you will get all the answer about like this. Let’s go to the topic when is the best time to go to Nepal?

People who think in this line propose that tourism is not an industry as there is no single product, production process, no homogeneous product and no locationally confined market. In the modern world, tourism has been accepted as an industry in a sense that it produces and supplies a single product – travel experience. From the tourist point of view, it is one product, one tour although it includes too many components within it. As an industry, it is one but it includes different organizations and forms to provide service to the customer.

Tourism is about people being away from their permanent resident, on a short-term, temporary visits, for a particular ‘tourism’ purpose. The two reasons for traveling which make people tourists are leisure and business.

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Regardless of many arguments and variations in definitions, there are some points that need to be considered for the purpose of tourism management.

  • Tourism arises from travel, stay and involvement in tourism activities by nonresident people. All tourism includes an element of travel but all travel is not tourism. Routine and local travel is not included in tourism. The journey and the temporary stay takes place outside the normal place of residence and work, which gives rise to distinct activities from those of the residence and working populations.
  • The travel and stay are of temporary nature
  • Tourism is an economic activity. The movement of the non-resident/outsiders must generate economy at the destination. Although it has impacts on society and in an environment.
  • Tourism is the creation of leisure for the purpose of pleasure. It also includes travel for business,  social,  religious,  educational, sports and many other purposes, provided that the destination of travel is outside the usual routines and place of residence or work.

Tourism includes many recreational activities and also includes business travel but tourism is not synonymous to any of them.

Before going to the subject ‘Best Time to visit Nepal’, see some facts about Nepal.

Paragliding in Nepal Pokhara

Profile of Nepal Country

Location: Location of Nepal in the world is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s of China in the North and India in the East, South, and West respectively.
Area: 147,181 sq. Kilometers
AltitudeVaries from 70 meters to 8848 meters
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: approx. 22 million
Language: Nepali is the national language of Nepal.  Educated people understand and speak English.

Climate: Nepal has four major seasons.
Winter: December-February,
Spring:  March-May,
Summer: June-August,
Autumn: September-November.

People and Religion: Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups, the Indo-Aryans, and the Mongolians.

Currency and Foreign Exchange: Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations.  Coins come 5p, 10p, 25p, Rs. 1, 2, 5 denominations.

Climate is one of the major factors in deciding about visiting time in Nepal. It means the best time to visit in Nepal depends on the factors of climate. The visitor should take decision according to the climate of Nepal.

So, if you want to know the best time to trek in Nepal, then you definitely have to look upon and .check the climate, weather and season of when you want to trek in several places. Trekking in Nepal can easily be undertaken throughout the year. There are basically four seasons in Nepal. Each of the season has its distinct attraction to offer. The Nepal trekking season can be classified as follows:

During autumn (sept – nov):This is the Autumn season which is considered as the best time for the trekking in Nepal, which definitely offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views for the best views. There is moderate temperatures, there is a clear sky with some outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of the trek. There might be some occasional short storms but they may dump snow at high altitudes so you better be careful.

October-November month of English calendar is such the season in Nepal that start of the dry season. October and November is the best time of the year in Nepal in many ways.

When the monsoon season only recently finished making the countryside is green and lush. At that time, Nepal is seen at its most beautiful.

Rice is harvested by the Nepalese people here and there, everywhere in all over the country. Terai or Madhesh, a southern part of Nepal is ahead in rice harvesting. It looks like very beautiful and colorful in this season. In this season, Nepal is seen some more important and colorful festivals to enjoy.

At this time of the year, the air condition of Nepali environment is sparkling clean and visibility of natural things is excellent. The Himalayan views during this time are as near perfect as you can ask. Furthermore, the weather of Nepal in this season is still balmy. It is neither too hot nor too cold. For obvious reasons, this season from November to December is also the peak tourist season.

The climate of Nepal differs with its different types of topography and altitude. It ranges from the tropical to the arctic. The low-land Terai region, located in southern part of Nepal goes with its maximum altitude of approx 305m.

This tropical southern part of the country, Terai or Madhesh or Madhes has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 45 Degree Celsius (113 Degree Fahrenheit) during summer time. The Hills regions of Nepal, located mid-part land, are pleasant almost all the year round.  But it goes cool on winter nights in the southern mountain region. But in the northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3,300m has an alpine climate with considerably lower temperature in the winter time as can be expected.

Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is the country of extremes. The lowland plains of the Madhesh may have tropical temperatures. This southern part of Nepal, Madhesh or Terai also has the mosquitoes. The Himalayas, northern part of Nepal, can get to sub-zero temperatures in this time. But the sun blaze can bring some warmth during some time of the daytime in the mountains.

Monsoon season of Nepal is not the typical monsoon of other south Asian countries. Rains often fall during the night-time. But it leaves the sky clean and clear by the morning making the Himalayan view even more dramatic. Although it doesn’t rain all day of the rainy season, it usually does rain every day and the trails will be muddy and plagued by leeches.

If you want to travel or trek or tours to some parts of the Himalayas region of Nepal like in Manang, Mustang, and Dolpo, these most beautiful places are in rain-shadow areas. The mountains of this Himalayans area are high enough to block the clouds.

trekking is fun
trekking is fun

During winter (Dec – Feb): This is the season that is noted for such occasional snowfall at the higher elevations in the Himalayas. Though it really gets colder in the night, often it does offers the clear day / blue sky and is relative there are fewer trekkers on the trail. However, we do need to be very much selective in choosing the winter trekking such as climbing and like crossing high passes trip because it won’t definitely be an ideal option. It will be a fun trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Sanctuary, Instant Everest treks etc can be done even in winter which is pretty good news for you.

In the month of December-January, the temperatures and visibility are still good. Although its climate of Nepal can get very cold.

If you are in thought of visiting in Nepal, you need to be well prepared. If you are planning to go to the hilly or Himalayan region then you should be more careful because as snow can be encountered on high-altitude treks. So, the best time to visit Nepal may depend on the visiting places of Nepal.

The second best time to visit Nepal is the February-March-April. At this time, time is at the tail or end of the dry season. The weather of Nepal gets warmer. Trekking for high altitudes is no longer as arduous. But before the monsoon season breaks, it starts to get too hot for comfort. Visibility of nature is not good as earlier in the dry season. A country in this season is very dry and dust in the air reduces that crystal Himalayan clarity.

Nepal’s wonderful rhododendrons and many other flowers are in bloom in this season. There are plenty of colors to be seen along the trekking trails.

During the Spring season (March-May): there are definitely different varieties of wildflowers and so, especially the rhododendrons which are the national flower of our country make the hillside a haunting paradise during this spring season making it a special time to cherish and to trek. It is quite mildly warm at the lower elevations and more over at the higher elevation the mountain views are just excellent and here the temperature is quite moderate.

The time of May and the early weeks of June are not the best months as it is extremely hot and dusty.

Mid-June to September is the least popular time to visit Nepal. It is not thought of a good time to visit Nepal. But it is not worst time to visit Nepal. There is no any worst time to visit Nepal.

During the Summer season (Jun-Aug): it is a fun and warm summer time from the month of June till the mid September that makes travel very much wet and warm. These are the times that are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with beautiful flowers and lush and full of green vegetation. And so trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya is like the Upper Mustang and the Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection, so go ahead make your plans and have lots and lots of fun.

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I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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