Nepal Travel Guide

Best Time to visit nepal

Travellers can make trip to Nepal throughout the year However, it depends which part of Nepal travellers intend to visit as it is the only country in the world where travellers get global climate and weather that  suits everyone to explore different climatic zones of Nepal.

Generally, the  best time to visit Nepal is from Oct to June. Trekking, culture & heritage tour, short & long tour, wildlife tour and any outdoor activities across Nepal during this period can be easily organized due to good weather. Days are warm, wet and humid. Particularly, for trekking spring (March-mid-June) and autumn (Sept-Nov) is the best time. In addition, the best time for  trekking in Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang is July-mid November as both these regions lie in the rain-shadow area where rain occurs least, which is enough to flourish crops and plants. It makes the environment more beautiful and worth visiting . 

  Winter trek can also be organized in the lower part of Annapurna region. Everest Base Camp trek can also be organized despite snowfall and severe cold. There is high possibility to do ice climbing/trekking in Khumbu, Rolwaling, Manang etc. even in mid winter.

 Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing is possible throughout the year.

Arriving to Nepal

By Air

Tribhuvan International Airport is the largest airport comparatively to Pokhara and Lumbini  in Nepal

Nepal’s only national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines has direct flights to/from Delhi, Bombay, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Osaka, Bangkok and Hongkong.

Other international airlines operating to/from Kathmandu are Air Arabia ( Abu Dabi),  Air China( Lhasa, Chengdu), Air India,  Biman Bangladesh ( Dhaka), Buddha air, Cathay pacific airways,  China Southern Airlines( Guanzhau), China Eastern ( Kunming), Dragon Air ( Hong Kong), DruK Air ( Delhi, Paro), Ethiad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Fly Dubai, Himalayan airlines, IndiGo,  Jazeera airways,  Korean Air ( Seoul) , Kuwait Airways, Malaysia airlines, Malindo air, Nepal airlines,  Qatar Airways (Doha),  Salam air, Sichuan air,  Singapore airlines, Sri Lankan air, Tashi air, Thai Line air, Thai Smile airways, Turkish airways.

Please contact us at for update flight  information about price and latest flight schedule.

By Land

All travellers coming to Nepal by land must enter only through one of the below-mentioned entry points:

  1. Kakarvitta
  2. Birgunj
  3. Belhiya
  4. Nepalgunj
  5. Dhangadi
  6. Mahendranagar
  7. Kerung (Nepal-China border)

The overland travellers entering Nepal with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or need to complete custom formalities.

Nepal Tourist Visa Regulation

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.


On Arrival




Visa Processing

Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.

Make payment  at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)

Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  payment receipts and your passport

Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Gratis Visa

( Visa for Free )


1. Children below 10 years

2. Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)

3. Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizens (except Afghanistan) once in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizens are eligible for Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of  Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution  inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.

For Indian Nationals

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal, but must show proof of identity. All other nationalities require a visa that can be obtained in advance from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office based in respective countries, or on arrival at the Nepal-India land border or at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Any of these documents must require for Indian citizens:

  1. Passport
  2. Driving license
  3. Photo identity card issued by Government Agency
  4. Ration card with photo
  5. Election commission card with photo
  6. Identity card issued by Indian Embassy in Kathmandu
  7. Personal identity card with attached photo attested by Sub-Divisional Magistrate or any other gazetted officers above the rank of Magistrate.

(For further information –Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. +977-01-4529659, 4429660, +977-01-4433935, 4433934


Photo: For obtaining visa or for renewing visa 1 passport size photo is required.

For Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Nepal's Climate And Weather

There are many factors that determine Nepal’s climate. From tropical to alpine zone  and Navel  zone, we have different climatic conditions depending on altitude. The entire terai (low land) refers the southern part of the country lies in tropical zone and its climate is very hot and humid in summer. The mid-land particularly the hilly region has pleasant weather in Summer and cool in winter. The northern part of  Nepal is mountainous with above 3356m altitude and has alpine climate with lower temperature in summer and severe cold and snowy in winter.

On the basis of different climatic conditions, we can categorize the climate of Nepal into four major seasons such as :

  • Spring (March-May), 
  • Summer/ Monsoon(June-August),
  • Autumn (Sept-Nov), and
  • Winter (Dec-Feb)

Spring season

( Mar- May )

In spring the temperature is tolerably warm in lower altitude( 800-2000m) and in higher altitudes the temperature is moderate and one can enjoy the mountain views because of the best clarity. This season is the right time to see the blossoming of rhododendron and many more wild flowers in different colours on the hills. The average temperature in spring ranges from 16 to 23 degree Celsius. Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking and climbing in Nepal. During this season the weather is pleasing and scenery is tantalizing.

Summer/ Monsoon season

( June -Aug)

Summer in Nepal begins in June and lasts till the end of Aug. Summer coincides with the monsoon season. 

Summer is the right time to trek Upper & Lower Dolpo trek and Mustang trek  since they lie in the rain-shadow area behind the Dhaulagri and Annapurna range.   The botanical ,nomadic and  research  trips  would be  ideal in this season . However, it is rainy season.  In terai temperature ranges from 36 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. In mid-land hills and valleys the weather remains warm. In the mountainous region it is cool and pleasing.

Autumn season

( Sept-Nov)

This is the high season for tourism activities in Nepal. Summer/ Monsoon  is just  gone and winter is about to set in. During this season the weather is dry and stable and one can enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountain range. For trekking and tours this season is the best time to explore lush valleys, traditional villages, forests, waterfalls and many other natural wonders. Different species of Gentiana , edelweiss and many more flowers and herbs  lure to flower lovers. The major Hindu festivals of Nepal like Teej, Dahain, Tihar and Chhat puja are celebrated in this season and they are main highlights. The average temperatures remain max 26 degree Celsius to min.20 degree Celsius. The sky is clear and one can enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view of the mountains.

Winter season

( Dec-Feb)

Winter usually begins from Dec to Feb. During this period typically there is no rain and the sky remains clear. Above 3,000 meters altitudes ,the region gets severely cold and snowy with night temperature falls to -12 degree Celsius. Trekking at lower altitudes is possible. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, gets very cold at night with 3 degree Celsius temperature. In winter it is quite pleasant to travel Nepal’s major touristy places like Pokhara, Chitwan national park, Lumbini, Janakpur,  Bardia national park, Biratnagar, Dharan, Jhapa which lie in the southern part of terai region. Most of the Himalayan region remains the freezing point in winter season whereas the hilly region experience cold weather and heavy snowfall. For those looking for exploring new sports like ice climbing and ski in Nepal, this season is the  most suitable.



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