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Climate & Tourist Seasons


Tourist Seasons
 
Seasons: Winter (December-February), summer (March-May), Monsoon (June-Aug), autumn (Sept-Nov).
 
Autumn (Sept-Nov.): This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
 
Winter (Dec-Feb): This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3,000 meters.
 
Spring (March-May): Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside above 5,000 meters a haunting paradise during this season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation over 4,000 meters the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate.
 
Summer (Jan-Aug): Summer months, continues up to mid September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
 
It is recommended to carry insect repellent when trekking during summer months.
 
Climate
 
The hill, mid-hills and particularly the Kathmandu valleys are pleasant with warm summers and cool winters. Temperature ranges between maximum of 37 and minimum of 6 degree Celsius in the plains, 28 and 2 degree Celsius in the Kathmandu valley and 16 and 6 degree Celsius in the mountains. The rainy season lasts from June to August.

MAXMIUM - MINIMUM TEMPERATURES
In degrees Celsius; (* Rainy season)
 
City
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun*
July*
Aug*
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
 
Kathmandu
19-2
20-4
25-8
30-11
30-16
30-20
30-21
29-20
27-19
23-15
23-4
20-2
 
O¡¯Hara
20-8
21-8
27-11
30-16
30-19
30-20
30-21
30-21
29-30
27-18
23-11
20-8
 
Chitwan
24-7
26-8
30-12
35-18
35-20
35-23
33-24
33-24
33-22
31-18
29-12
14-8
 

From October to February, woolen sweaters, Jackets or similar other warm outfits are necessary. Shorts or long- sleeved shirts are good in March through May. From June to September, light and lose garments are advisable.

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