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Weather and Seasons in Nepal



Nepal has six seasons: Basanta (spring), Grishma (early summer), Barkha (summer monsoon season), Sharad (early autumn), Hemanta (late autumn) and Shishir (winter).


If you are planning for an adventure trek or mountaineering while in Nepal, it is advisable that you check our calendar to visit during the right season.


Certain activities or trekking sites in Nepal are best accessible in slightly different times of the year.


Even if you are planning your visit around festivals, celebrations or jungle safari and it is a good idea to check exactly when conditions would be optimum for your activities.


Kathmandu and the lake city of Pokhara generally have a very moderate, pleasant climate. The Terai lowlands witness a sharper summer and the mountains, a stronger winter.


However, you might want to check if a hotel in Kathmandu has temperature control especially during the winters; and in the Terai lowlands especially during the summers for a more comfortable stay.