Climate and Seasons
Climate and Seasons
The climate of Pokhara is warmer then its surrounding hills and Kathmandu due to its lower elevation at 800m the winters are dry and very pleasant the monsoon months wet with tropical style storms and humidity.
The Weather in springtime can be volatile as monsoon approaches and it is known as the hot season. Days are very hot an defter after days of hight temperatures there can be violent rain and hail storms that end as quickly as they begin with brilliant sun sets and cloud formations. while the countryside is brown after the long dry season, flowers starts to bloom as the rainfall increases towards June.
After the monsoon has passed the lush green hills and fields around Nepal provide a beautiful foreground to the Himalayas and Hills which are finally revealed on clear, crisp mornings. The humidity droops yet the days remain hot and sunny, while night become slightly cooler making this the perfect time for trekking and other outdoor activities. The skies are clear and fresh. The himalayas mountain views are superb. However, popular trekking trails can become crowed and room in the tea houses can quickly full up by late afternoon. This is the peak tourist season in Pokhara, Kathmandu and all over Nepalese Trekking Trail areas for Nature, Culture and Adventure. Average Temperature : Day 24-27C Night 12-16 C. In the hills trails it can from below zero during the night at altitudes above 2,000m so trekkers be prepared with thermals, gloves and down sleeping bag.
December - Jan- February
The Winter months are known as the dry season in Nepal as it rains at most once a month. The skies are clear during the day and night allowing for great picture perfects mountain views, but cold evenings and mornings. Brilliant days for flying or just soaking up the rays by the lake, undoubtedly the best winter experience. Trekking over winter in nepal is possible on many routes. However, some passes like Throng La can be blocked by snow. The midday sun is warm enough for wearing a t-shirt, However you will need a sweater when standing in the shade, Visitor numbers are less during this time. Making trekking and other adventure activities much quite more personalized and peaceful. Over the new year is the Pokhara Street Festival where the Lakeside strip is blocked to traffic where restaurant, bars and cafes put table and chairs no the street with the music and a great vibe. It doesn’t snow in Pokhara and Kathmandu but it can on its surrounding hills down to 2,000m . At eh end of the dry season the skies can be hazy from the dust. Pokhara Average: Day 19-25C Night 5-9C. In the hills trails it can from below zero during the night at altitudes above 2,000m so trekkers be prepared with thermals, gloves and down sleeping bag.
March - Apr - May
As the weather warms up clouds start to appear and there can be sudden serve storms. However, the huge rhododendron forests in the Annapurna and Everest regions are in full bloom. They provide a beautiful foreground to the snowy peaks. Trekking crowds are less int eh season but by May it is hot an dusty at the lower altitudes, Nepal’s second peak tourist season. Average Temperature: Day 30-33 C Night 13-18 C. In the hills trails it can from below zero during the night at altitudes above 2,000m so trekkers be prepared with thermals, gloves and down sleeping bag.
June - Jul - September
During the monsoon the trekking trails become wet and slippery. Landslides can occur where earth has been disturbed but trekking is still possible and very beautiful if you can brave the humidity at the lower altitudes. Trekking in Mustang and Dolpo is the best at this time due to the warm, dry as the regions are blocked from Monsoon rains buy the Himalaya ranges. While each months receives an average of 800mm of rainfall, mostly this occurs in the afternoon and overnight. There can be several days of rain once or twice a month and some days with no rain. On clear morning some of the best views of Himalayan ranges of the year can be seen. This is the lowest season for tourism in Nepal but it is still possible to do all the activities including trekking. Where views of the mountains are clears above 2,000m. Average Temperature: Days 22-30 C Night 18-22 C. In the hills trails it can from below zero during the night at altitudes above 2,000m so trekkers be prepared with thermals, gloves and down sleeping bag.