Nepal possesses 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world which we can navigate with experienced guides and Sherpas whilst staying in remote mountain lodges or under canvas. Witness Everest and the Annapurna range from dizzying heights by helicopter, microlight or plane and we have some unique safari experiences at our fingertips.
The peak Nepalese season is October-April.
The clearest mountain views are in January-February.
Avoid trekking during the monsoon in June-September.
- Although cold, this is one of the best months for clear mountain views when less tourists are around and the weather is clear and sunny.
- Still chilly with stunning panoramic views, February is a popular time for trekking in the Annapurnas where you can stay in mountain lodges with open log fires to keep you warm in the evenings.
- With temperatures on the rise this is a peak time to be in Nepal. The days become longer so you can hike further and it is more comfortable to camp.
- Springtime sees the rhododendrons in full bloom against a snowy mountain backdrop. Take the opportunity to track wildlife in the national parks of Bardia, Pokhara and Chittwan.
- May has high temperatures and high humidity with a sprinkling of rain, so views are not as clear. It is prime time for Everest summits and for those not so active we can arrange a helicopter or plane ride to see the highest mountain in the world.
- The monsoon is in full swing in June and the lower clouds hide the mountain views. Hence we suggest spending a few nights in Kathmandu before continuing to Thailand for some beach time with better weather in Koh Samui.
- There is plenty of rain at this time of year, although the heaviest is at night. We don’t advise trekking during the monsoon as there are many leeches and very boggy paths to navigate.
- August experiences a lot of rain, so you could spend a couple of nights in Kathmandu, but other parts of the country become inaccessible or more difficult to navigate.
- The rains become less frequent and the landscape is lush and green whilst the lodges prepare for the dry season which starts in October.
- October sees the end of the monsoon rain and is a wonderful time to view the snowcapped mountains and explore the surrounding valleys of Kathmandu.
- This is one of the most popular months to visit Nepal with bluebird days for trekking, high water levels for white water rafting and wonderful backdrops for wildlife photography.
- This is still a great time of year to explore Nepal with dramatic jagged mountain vistas and the sun overhead. We know some lovely hillside lodges to cozy-up in as the temperature drops at night.