high season: March to May, September to November
low season: December to February
shoulder season: June to August
Weather InformationIn general, summer temperatures hit the 80s and 90s, depending on region, while winter temperatures drop to the high 60s. Spring and fall hover in the low 80s. Monsoon season runs from June through September and especially affects the plains. Snow falls liberally in the Himalayas in the winter. Trekking is popular from October through May because days are clear.
Crowd InformationMay and September are considered the top trekking months, and therefore attract the most people.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and other venues remain open year-round.
When to SaveIn general, fall and spring are the best times to go to save money on hotels and experience favorable weather. June and July are the worst months for value, as airfare is especially high, and it's a rainy time.
When to BookTo get the best rooms, book six months in advance for trekking routes and tiger safaris; book two to three months in advance for cultural visits. To get the best airfare, book to six to nine months in advance, and also try to buy tickets by the end of the year before prices go up for the upcoming year.
Information provided by the Nepal Tourism Board