Climates of Nepal

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.

Maximum - Minimun Tempratures

- 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
Pokhara 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

Absolute extreme temperatures in degree Celsius:

  • Bhairawa (42- 5)
  • Gorkha (33-5)
  • Janakpur (42-4)
  • Jiri (28-minus 6)

From October to February, woollen 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.