Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia, lies between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India, boasting eight of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest on the Tibet border.
When considering a visit to Nepal, climate plays a crucial role. The ideal time is October-November, the beginning of the dry season. The landscape is vibrant and lush after the recent monsoon, with harvested rice fields and vibrant festivals. The air is exceptionally clean, providing clear visibility and stunning views of the Himalayas.
In December-January, temperatures and visibility remain favorable, but it can be very cold. High-altitude treks may experience snow, making the Everest Base Camp challenging, and the Annapurna Circuit may be closed due to snow on the Thorang La pass. In Kathmandu, unheated hotels can be chilly in the evenings.
February-March-April, the end of the dry season, is the second-best time. Although visibility may not match the earlier months, the blooming rhododendrons and various flowers add color to trekking routes.
May and early June are less favorable due to extreme heat and dust. The impending monsoon from mid-June to September brings relief from dust but obscures mountain views. While trekking is possible during the monsoon, frequent rain and muddy trails make it less exotic than other times of the year.