Best season to travel in Nepal

 

Here is a rough guide of best times for tourists /travelers to visit in nepal. Nepal usually has beautiful weather all around and has primarily 5 seasons. Winter , spring, summer, monsoon (rainy), autumn (fall).


Summer (June to September)

Also the torrential monsoon rainy season. Usually people go to rain safe areas like Mustang and Dolpa for trekking. The greenery of the hills and the plains make it an unique time to appreciate the beauty of nature. An interesting event is held throughout the country near the end of June to mark the importance of farming in Nepal where travelers can experience the sowing of paddy samplings, mixed with the fun of mud throwing at each other and enjoying Dahi Chiura – yogurt and beaten rice.

Sightseeing the temples, stupas and architectural heritages of the Kathmandu valley, namely the Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares.

Bungee Jumping takes place every Wednesday and Saturday.

Festivals like Gai Jatra, Nag Panchami, Krishnastami are held during this time.


Autumn (October to November)

Most popular tourist season and arguably the best all around weather in Nepal. Major festivals like dasain, tihar, chhath and Eid are held during this time. A good time to go for allaround cultural and nature experience.

Ideal for for trekking to all the routes available in Nepal like the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek.

This season is also ideal for rafting and kayaking, mountain flights, paragliding, parahawking, ultra light flight, mountain biking, bungee jumping, jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park.

Mountaineering expeditions are also launched during this time but the season is not as popular as the spring.

Sightseeing the cultural and religious heritages of the Kathmandu valley can be organized.


Winter (December to February)

A lot of cultural tourists come in at this time and southern nepal is cool enough to travel. Lumbini (birthplace of Gautama Buddha) is a good time to go to at this time. Jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park is offered during this season. Festivals like Losar, Maghe Sakranti, Basanti Panchami, Bibaha Panchami are held during this season.

Bungee Jumping, mountain flights, adventure flying in Pokhara – paragliding, parahawking and ultralight flight – sightseeing the cultural and religious heritages of the Kathmandu valley can be organized.

Trekking to the routes which does not involve the high altitude passes and places can be organized. Hiking in the low hills can also be organized. There are very few mountaineering expeditions during this time.


Spring (March to mid May)

Favorite time for mountain climbers and expedition trips. Another favorite time for tourists as most of Nepal has beautiful weather at this time.The hills are colored with rhododendrons. climbing trekking peak Trekking to most of the routes resume after the winter break at those routes with high altitudes.

Bungee Jumping, mountain flights, adventure flying in Pokhara – paragliding, parahawking and ultralight flight – sightseeing the cultural and religious heritages of the Kathmandu valley can be organized.

Festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Ram Nawami, Chaite Dasain, Buddha Jayanti are held during this period. Frankly, anytime in Nepal is a captivating experience and there are plenty of options when it comes to adventuring in Nepal.

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