Nepal in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Oct–Nov)

  • Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.
  • Thousands of people hit the trails in the Everest and Annapurna regions.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu gets booked up and prices peak.

Shoulder (Mar–Apr)

  • The second-best time to visit and trek; spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms.

Low Season (Jun–Sep)

  • The monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides, and clouds often obscure mountain views.
  • Rain, mud and leeches deter most trekkers.
  • Hefty hotel discounts are common.
  • A popular time to visit Mustang and Dolpo, or detour to Tibet.