The weather in Nepal is as varied as its terrain

Travelers need to be aware that the is extremely varied. Depending on where adventurers go, it is possible to experience any range of climates from tropical to arctic. Due to the country’s vast disparity in topography and altitude, it can be freezing in one area while it is warm and beautiful in other. As such, individuals who will be visiting Nepal need to make sure that they pack a variety of items if they are planning on touring the country. Otherwise, they need to be careful that what they have brought with them is appropriate for the climate of the particular region in which they will be staying.

The Terai region is one example of a tropical area in Nepal. Located in the low-lands of the southern part of the country, Terai is typically hot and humid, with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit not unheard of in the summer months. Individuals who will spend their vacation here should be sure to bring sun screen, sun glasses and clothing appropriate for extremely warm weather. Travelers who are not used to extreme heat and humidity need to be especially careful in the southern regions of Nepal, as it is very easy to experience dehydration or sun stoke when the thermometer reads 113 degrees.

Travelers who plan to spend their trip in the mountainous regions will need to pack clothing and equipment that is specifically suited for very low temperatures. The majority of this region is situated at an altitude above 3,600 meters, and as such, is considered to have a subarctic to arctic climate. It is not unusual for temperatures to dip into the subzero range in the winter, especially near Mount Everest and the Chinese border.

The midland areas, or Hill Regions, of Nepal have the most seasonal weather, and while it can get chilly in the winter, it is typically very pleasant here year round. Depending on the altitude travelers visit, the climate can range from subtropical, or consistently warm, to temperate/cold.

Individuals who will be traveling to Nepal need to be mindful of the season in which they visit. From June to September, the country experiences its monsoon season, which is not conducive to an overwhelmingly enjoyable vacation. The best times to visit is typically between September and November or March and May, as the spring and fall are both relatively warm and dry in a majority of areas.

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