| Nepal’s weather is
usually expectable and pleasant.
There are 4 seasons:
The monsoon season is during the end of June and the middle
of September. Around 80% of the rain falls during this
period, and the rest of the year is dry. The best seasons are spring and autumn. During the winter, the temperature goes down to freezing
with a large amount of snowfall in the mountains.
In summer and late spring, the temperature can be between 28ºC or 83ºF
in the mountainous regions and more than 40ºC or 104ºF in the
Terai plains. In winter, the average minimum temperature is a brisk 7ºC or 45ºF while the maximum temperature is a mild
23ºC or 74ºF
in the Terai. The central valleys
encounter a minimum
temperature falling below freezing point and a cool 12ºC or
54ºF maximum. Colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations.
The Kathmandu Valley, at an altitude of 1,310 metres (4,297 feet), has a milder
climate, ranging from 19-27ºC or 67-81ºF in summer to
12-20ºC or 36-68ºF in winter.
Lightweight and tropical clothes, and umbrellas are recommended when travelling within Nepal from
June to August. From October to March, lightweight clothes can be
worn in Kathmandu, and a coat for evenings and warm clothing for