Climate and Clothing for Nepal

It is very hard to generalize high alpine climate of Nepal since the Himalayas weather varies enormously from one region to another. Due to the global warming and climate change weather is very very unpredictable. It varies with the altitude and topology. But Climate and Clothing for Nepal make you easy to pack your trekking backpack in all climate of Nepal.  The climate of Nepal can also reach extremes heat or cold within same 24 hours at any given altitude.


  • Spring (March to May): The temperature is mildly warm in lowlands while moderate in higher altitudes with plenty of opportunities to have the tryst with the mountain views and natural blossoming beauty of wildflowers including rhododendron.
  • Summer (June to August): While this is also the monsoon season in Nepal. The weather is hot and wet at times. It rains almost every day with occasional thunderstorms in the evening. As a result, rain spreads the pleasantness around with lush green nature of vegetation.
  • Autumn (September to November): This is the best tourist season for different adventure including Trekking and Peak Climbing. The weather is highly pleasant so are the mountain views and nature. This is season guaranteed you Himalayas views at its best.
  • Winter (Decembers to February): The weather is cool and the sky is clear with occasional snowfalls at higher elevations. This season is good following Trekking Trail at lower elevations. Much as early morning, late afternoon and night are cold and the days are little warm while there is the sun in the sky.


Nepal is the country of extremes climate due to its high Himalayas range. The lowland plains of the Terai can have tropical temperatures calls mosquitoes near to you. The Himalayas can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some warmth during the day, even in the mountains.

While the temperature of major cities like Pokhara, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Gorkha with other major touristic towns might go below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter, while rises to an average of 33 Degree Celsius (91.4 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
During the RAINY MONSOON SEASON between June to August, it rains to an average of 200-375 millimeters in Kathmandu. There is always a chance of occasional rainfall during other seasons too. In an average, 1300 millimeters of rain falls in Kathmandu every year.


Due to the changing weather and different climate zone of Nepal, you cannot stick to the recommendation for the best clothing. Although Trekking Trail Nepal offer some outline guide and suggestion for the best clothing for you Nepal Adventure Holidays.
For clothing, layer up underneath the windproof gear. A simple cotton pullover can often do the best of keeping you warm beneath your outer shell. Lightweight to sturdy walking boots will be useful. Also, make sure to include low gaiters if possible, which are useful against sand and snow in your shoes if you any plan to follow the trekking trail.

Make sure you have good quality strapped sandals especially for river adventure or common walking. Bring long underwear, not only for cold weather but also for camp use and as extra cold protection at night.

Temperature is very cold at an altitude of 3500 meters. So Trekking Trail Nepal recommend a quick dry long sleeve wear most of the time on your Nepal Trekking and Tours.
Warm wool hat, quick dry fleece buff or good scarf with good quality gloves are a must for exposed hiking as well as camp use. If you forget to bring anything important clothing, you can be found in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Pack concisely, Choose the best clothing for different climates and enjoy the journey with Trekking Trail Nepal !!!!