Best time to visit Nepal

Enchanted Land: Best Time To Visit Nepal

Author: Tanuja Rai
Date: 2020-04-07

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Nepal is one of the few countries in the world to never have been colonized. This breathtaking country can be considered as the roof of the earth. Guarded by gigantic Himalayan ranges and the tallest mountain on earth, Mt Everest in Nepal; this beautiful country is sandwiched between India and China. Soft rolling valleys, lush green hills, and diverse landscapes from the Himalayan Mountains to the plains, Nepal is the best place you can visit for your holidays. Perhaps there is no one who did not fall in love with the country after visiting it. The splendid gorges, immensely beautiful views, natural beauty, vibrant culture, and convivial people make Nepal one of the best countries in the world to travel to. It is one of the best ideal destinations in South Asia for travellers of all kinds. Even if you are a solo traveler, you will love the country and be overwhelmed by its beauty and charm. If you have not been to Nepal but are planning to visit sometime soon, do not waste your time, just go! What are the chances of things that might happen? Well! You will fall in love with it or maybe love it even more than many other countries you had visited before.

A mesmerizing view of a village in Pokhara in Nepal

A mesmerizing view of a village in Pokhara in Nepal

The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal is one fascinating country to visit on earth. It is such a diverse country where everyone and everything is united by the love of the nation. Nepal has a huge variety of beauty to show off from steep mountains, dense forests, valleys, rich wildlife, and biodiversity to large water bodies and clean gushing waters. This stunning country is home to many ethnic groups and each group has a unique identity, traditional dresses, customs, and culture. Nepal is also one of the best countries to visit not just for travel enthusiasts and bloggers but also for ‘culture vultures.' Travelers from all around the world visit this small and beautiful country in South Asia not just to enjoy their holidays but also to learn and understand the diverse and interesting culture of the country. Moreover, it can be said that this astounding country Nepal magnetizes visitors of all sorts from people seeking adventurous activities in the Himalayas, visitors intrigued by Nepalese culture to the people searching for some kind of spiritual awakening.

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Enchanted view of sunset in Illam Nepal

Enchanted view of sunset in Illam, Nepal

Kathmandu being the capital city of Nepal is the most visited place in the country. Apart from the capital, there are many bewitching places worth visiting in Nepal. Some of the best places to visit in Nepal outside of the capital are Pokhara, Chitwan National park, Nagarkot, Sagarmatha National Park, etc. Your tour to Nepal could be one of the best places you had ever visited. It could be a life-changing experience for you and a cultural eye-opener. However, the weather of Nepal can be quite moody sometimes so it is mandatory for you to understand and know the best time to visit it. There is no doubt that you would want to visit beautiful Nepal at its best, wouldn’t you? Well! The best time to visit Nepal is either in spring or after the monsoon in autumn or the start of winter depending on the places you want to go. But before booking your tickets check on the colorful festivals and events that take place in the country. You will definitely want to be in Nepal during one of these events.

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Experience Nepal in different seasons

Spring in Nepal: The spring season in Nepal generally starts from the month of March and lasts till May to the mid of April. This time of the year is highly pleasant to travel to Nepal. The longer days and short nights, clear skies, pleasant and fresh aromatic air make it comfortable for travelers to travel to different parts of the country, visit and explore them. During this time of the year in Nepal, you will witness things you had only seen on postcards and movies. The blooming of flowers and trees, chirping of the birds, fresh growth of lush green grasses all over the valleys and hills, crystalline skies, picturesque views of the mountains during dawn and dusk, and clear water are the sights to be kept preserved in memories. At this time of the year in Nepal, you will not be able to experience any occurrence of snowfall in high altitudes but if you want to feel the chill and enjoy snowfall, spring is not the time for you to visit Nepal. However, spring is one of the perfect seasons to go trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal since days are long and warm but it can still be chilly at night. If you are planning to visit Nepal during the mid of May for trekking, you must check the weather forecast before proceeding with trekking since light to medium showers are possible at this time of the year as it is the end of Nepal’s spring season.

Hills of Nepal during spring

Hills of Nepal during spring – one of the best times to visit

Summer in Nepal: Summer in Nepal ranges from the month of May to August. The days are warm and hot at this time of the year. Travelers visit Nepal at this time of the year too but they are mostly drawn by the festivals like Teej, Janai Purnima, Bloom festival, Mustang Tiji festival, etc that take place in these months and are popular in Nepal. The starting of summer is comfortable enough to travel, however as the months pass by the temperature can exceed 400 Celsius and in some places, it can exceed 450 Celsius as well making it unsuitable for traveling. Hence it is not recommended to visit Nepal at this time of the year unless your motive is not to just travel and enjoy your holidays but to be a part of the colorful Nepalese festivals and culture.

A sunny day in Nepal during summer

A sunny day in Nepal during summer

Monsoon in Nepal: The monsoon season occurs from the month of June to August. Summer and monsoon clashes in Nepal and during the month of July to mid of August the temperature becomes warm and hot and can pour anytime making the atmosphere humid and hot. It is not recommended to visit Nepal at this time since unpredictable rainfalls may sometimes result in small to big landslides and are also not really comfortable for you to travel in a humid environment. If you happen to visit Nepal during the monsoon, be extra cautious and check on the weather forecast before planning your day out.

Majuwa village Nepal in monsoon

Majuwa village, Nepal in monsoon

Autumn & Winter in Nepal: The autumn season in Nepal starts in the month of September with the end of monsoon days. It is one of the best times to visit and explore Nepal. Some of the vibrant and colorful Nepalese festivals take place at this time of the year too. You do not have to worry about rainfalls and landslides. The clear skies with the elegant shades of blue and orange hue at dawn and dusk are worth seeing. This is one of the best seasons to visit Nepal as the monsoon washes away the dust and brings exceptional clarity. Winter begins slowly in Nepal from October and many prefer visiting in winter too. The winter lasts up to February and these months are also the best times to visit Nepal. The temperature varies from a place to another but on an average, it can drop as low as 20 Celsius and the maximum could be 180 Celsius. Autumn and the winter seasons are the best times to go trekking; however, make sure to carry warm woolen clothes with you.

A glimpse of winter in Nepal

A glimpse of winter in Nepal

Nepal is a country of contrasts with vibrant and colorful culture, spectacular natural riches, religious places, modern advancements, and a sense of history. Some of the best reasons to visit Nepal are for hiking, trekking, and mountaineering however Nepal is also richly blessed with ancient culture and values which makes people curious and thirsty having no choice but to see it for themselves. Nature giggles and laughs while changing colors during the spring season which is one of the best times to visit Nepal. And if you want to soak your soul in the chilly weather and feast your eyes with splendid views while indulging yourself in adventurous activities, autumn and the winter seasons are the perfect times for you. You can visit Nepal at any time of the year the country will always welcome you, also it will have one thing or the other interesting enough to offer to you. But if you are seeking something particular during your trip, it is recommended to check the month of your tour for the best experience.

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