Kathmandu, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Kathmandu, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kathmandu, Nepal

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

Important essentials for Kathmandu, Nepal

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January for Kathmandu is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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February

Traveling to Kathmandu in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

March in Kathmandu is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C), with a few days below 45 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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April

If you vacation in Kathmandu during April, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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May

If you vacation in Kathmandu during May, you might see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June for Kathmandu is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Kathmandu during August, you are likely to notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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September

In September, Kathmandu is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

October here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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November

November in Kathmandu is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

December in Kathmandu can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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