Nepal weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Nepal.

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Nepal weather overview

This tiny country, which nestles in the Himalayas, has Everest, the world's highest mountain, within its borders. It also has a region of lowland, so weather conditions vary according to which part of Nepal you visit. In the high mountains, there is snow and ice throughout the year but a tropical climate prevails in the foothills.

The monsoon rains arrive in June and last until September, bringing with them a period of muggy, cloudy weather. From October to April, the weather is sunny and warm, although lowland nights are cold and temperatures can fall to freezing in the depths of winter.

What to pack for Nepal weather

Take light clothing and rainwear in the summer months, light to warm attire for spring and autumn in the foothills and heavier clothes if you are going up into the mountains or visiting in mid-winter.

Which is the hottest month in Nepal?

The hottest time of year in Kathmandu, Nepal is normally June. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Nepal?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Kathmandu, Nepal with 547mm on average. There are normally 16 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Nepal?

The sunniest time of year in Kathmandu, Nepal is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 71% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the flight time to Nepal from the UK?

The flight time to Nepal from the UK is typically 12.5 hours.

What is the time difference between Nepal and the UK?

The time difference between Nepal and the UK is GMT+5.75 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Nepal?

The main language spoken in Nepal is Nepalese.

What is the currency in Nepal?

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR).

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Which plugs are used in Nepal?

Nepal uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nepal?

They drive on the left side of the road in Nepal.

Do you need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Nepal.

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Compare Nepal weather with the USA

Below the Nepal weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Nepal (Kathmandu) and the USA (Washington).

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