Best Time to Visit Kathmandu
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Weather in Kathmandu
Wed, Jan 16 2019
8.33ºC | 7.84ºC
Clouds from morning to night
Thu, Jan 17 2019
18.98ºC | 4.03ºC
Clouds in morning and clear from afternoon to night
Fri, Jan 18 2019
19.15ºC | 4.1ºC
Clear in morning , evening and night and clouds in afternoon
Sat, Jan 19 2019
18.96ºC | 4.09ºC
Clouds in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night
Sun, Jan 20 2019
19.03ºC | 5.86ºC
Clouds in morning , evening and night and clear in afternoon
Mon, Jan 21 2019
19.61ºC | 5.96ºC
Clear in morning and clouds from afternoon to night
Best Time To Visit Kathmandu
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is in between the months of September to November. During this time, the weather in Kathmandu is absolutely perfect for a long vacation or a short trip. As the monsoon rains have just gone and the chill of winter is yet to set in, the autumn season brings in a mild cool temperature, ideal for outdoor activities, like trekking and sightseeing. An additional bonus is a view of crystal clear, vivid blue skies which make it so easy to spot all the mountain peaks from different viewpoints.
What’s more? A tour during October may let tourists observe one of the biggest Hindu festivals – Dussehra or Dashain with a lovely spirit and vibrant festivities all around. This is, then, followed by Diwali or Tihar, which is yet another days-long festival celebrated by Hindus; which makes it a great time to get on Kathmandu tourism.
Have a look at our below guide basis monthly segregation to help you find out the best time to visit Kathmandu.
September - November (20°C to 25°C)
This period is the best time to visit Kathmandu, as the weather falls right in between summer and winter, and the monsoon rains are also gone. Depending on their preference, one can either visit during the days between September to mid-October and make the best of autumn here or wait till late November for the weather to get really cold.
December-February (4°C to 8°C)
The weather in Kathmandu in December starts getting cold, and the cool breezes keep flowing till the month of February. So, people who want to cherish the chilly weather, this can also be a great time to visit the place. And, with occasional snowfall people can savour picturesque views and indulge in adventure sports to feel some adrenaline pumping.
March-May (22°C to 25°C)
March to May is the second best time to visit Kathmandu. As the sun gets very bright while dazzling up the altitude, the weather in Kathmandu in May can be considered as warm and temperate. Offering an opportunity to cherish the majestic views of the mountains. It is also the time when flowers start blooming, adding beauty to the environs of Kathmandu.
June-August (6°C to 79°C)
With the arrival of June, July and August, Kathmandu gets to experience rainfall. During this time, rainfall in Kathmandu averages at 1407 mm for the city and for the entire valley as well; while humidity stands at 75% on an average. The weather can feel cooler because of the clouded sky and the downpour, but it is actually quite balmy and humid weather during this time of the year.
Climate in Kathmandu
Summer Season in Kathmandu
During the summer season, places with higher elevation experience a subtropical highland climate and the rest of the places are in the humid subtropical zone. Spring to early summer is one of the best seasons to visit Kathmandu.
Monsoon Season in Kathmandu
The monsoon season is there from July to August bringing a considerable amount of rainfall all over the valley. Rainfall in Nepal decreases substantially from west to east, and Kathmandu being on the eastern side of it, gets its share of rainfall.
Winter Season in Kathmandu
Winter season in Kathmandu is mildly pleasant. The cold is not as much, given the fact that it is so close to all the high Himalayan peaks. Except for a few stray occasions, the temperature does not go below freezing point.
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FAQ's of kathmandu
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Yes. There are a lot of Indian multi-cuisine restaurants in Kathmandu. Kathmandu
Tourists may avoid the month of January to visit Kathmandu because of extreme cold. Other than that, it is comfortable all year round.
Yes. Tourists can conveniently enter casinos. However, localites are not allowed.
Yes. The localites are friendly and understand both English and Hindi.
Nepalese Rupee is accepted in Kathmandu.
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