Bhaktapur, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bhaktapur, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Bhaktapur, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bhaktapur, Nepal

Based on the climate and weather in Bhaktapur, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bhaktapur, Nepal by month

January

If you go to Bhaktapur in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

February

If you are traveling to Bhaktapur in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

March can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

April

If you go to Bhaktapur in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

May

Traveling to Bhaktapur in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

June

Traveling to Bhaktapur in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

July

July here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

August

August for Bhaktapur is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you are traveling to Bhaktapur in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

November here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Bhaktapur is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bhaktapur, Nepal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bhaktapur, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Bhaktapur
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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