If you're thinking about traveling to Nepal and Tibet, doing so at the right time of year will help you have a truly unforgettable experience. Of course, visiting these breath-taking destinations will leave you in absolute awe no matter the time of year, but you may want to avoid extremely cold temperatures or the monsoon season.
Here are our tips for the best time to visit both Nepal and Tibet:
The climate in Nepal ranges from tropical to alpine, depending on the region. It's hot and humid in the southern regions, very pleasant in the Midlands, and extremely cold in the northern regions in winter, given that the altitudes go above 3300 meters.
Nepal has mildly warm temperatures in spring when the site of blossoms can make your experience truly charming. Try to avoid visiting in the summertime since this time is monsoon season in Nepal, so you can expect to experience a lot of rain and thunderstorms.
The best time to visit Nepal is definitely autumn. That's when all the rains have cleared, and the weather gets very pleasant. You can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, especially if you want to engage in hiking and trekking.
Winters are not so bad either. They're mostly cool, but the days can be warm when it's sunny. It can get pretty cold in the northern regions, but everywhere else is pleasant.
If you're looking for a memorable trekking experience, and you don't mind cold weather, visiting Nepal in winter is your way to go. There are no rains, and there's very little snow, so nothing can prevent you from having a great visit.
The best time to travel to Tibet is spring. That's when the weather is the most comfortable, and the skies are completely clear, so you can marvel at all the natural beauties and enjoy the stunning mountain views. That's also the best time to book a tour to Mount Everest and relish in all its glory.
Mount Everest Base Camp
Summer is the peak tourist season in Tibet, so you can't go wrong with that time of year as well. The weather is the warmest then, but it isn't without rain and clouds.
If you tour Tibet in the summer, you can expect rain a few days a week, but you can still engage in unforgettable trekking. However, thick clouds may prevent you from enjoying all the mesmerizing views of the mountains.
Autumns are charming in Tibet, as the greenery is still lush, and the clouds have cleared. Also, when the leaves start turning gold and red in October, the Tibetan Plateau transforms into a magical land straight out of a fairy-tale.
Traveling to Tibet in winter won't make your trip any less enjoyable if you don't mind cold weather, but it may prevent you from getting to every area you may want to visit. This is simply because the roads and tracks can be blocked from heavy snow.
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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