Overview – Nepal Weather Conditions
Weather is the state of the environment at a particular place over a short period. Altogether four seasons are there is Nepal, including autumn (starts from September to October), winter (begins from December to February), spring (begins from March to May) and monsoon (begins from June to August). Usually, the weather at the nights are chilly in the mountains during the fall season, but the bright sun generates pleasant daytime temperatures. Temperature ranges from about 20 °C to perhaps -10 °C at night at a higher altitude, i.e. the Himalayas. Normally morning is dark, and then afternoon clouds build up, vanishing at night to expose beautiful starry skies to take stunning views at night skies.
About Winter Weather in Nepal
Due to the extreme weather conditions, high passes are usually closed during the winter season, in particular, the Thorong-La pass on the Annapurna trekking route, Renjola pass, Ganjala pass, Chola pass, Lauribina pass, Khongmola pass, Gosaikunda pass. The best thing at this time is the short and easy trek in the middle hills during wintery weather. In addition, heavy snowfalls occur in mountain areas during January, February and March, making the weather of Himalaya’s extreme cold. During these months, the temperatures drop to minus as well.
Similarly, during spring warmer weather are expected, but at high-rise altitude, this season brings intense storms and snowfall. Whereas at lower altitudes birds and rhododendrons flowers are found in a huge number. By the end of March haze-caused at dust from India’s hills and smoke from nearby fires sometimes blur distant viewpoints. However, in the place below 3,000 feet, the weather becomes hotter.
An only experienced individual is recommended to trek during Monsoon (June to August). As for the weather, snow, mist and haze can be anticipated almost every day, but sometimes clouds break to give stunning mountain views in the higher altitude. Leeches are likely to be found in woods for in Hilly areas. The weather in the mountains becomes extremely unpredictable during this season from extreme snow to mild weather can be expected. Classic signs of an approaching storm, such as cirrus clouded air, or a decrease in barometric pressure, may be deceptive. Monsoon brings out one of the most unpredictable weather throughout the country.
Best Weather for Trekking in Nepal
If you are looking for the best season for trekking then, autumn (September, October-November) and spring (March, April and May) are the best time in Nepal. It is also possible to make quick treks and some tea house treks during the winter or summer season. You need to be alert while trekking as for some time abrupt weather changes can take place without any warning. Before the trip, therefore, trekking equipment should be carefully selected. There is always a possibility of sudden storms, rain or snow along the way. The weather is a little more stable during the trekking season. “Asian Hiking Team” pays great attention to forecasts of weather during the trekking season.
Among the list of countries with a variety of weather condition, Nepal is one of the small and landlocked country to experiences every kind of weather, season and climate.