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

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Traveling to Kathmandu Valley, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Kathmandu Valley, I 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 Valley, Nepal

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

Important essentials for Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Kathmandu Valley in January, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

February

If you vacation in Kathmandu Valley during February, you will probably see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

March

March here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

April

If you visit Kathmandu Valley during April, you may 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

May

In May, Kathmandu Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

June

In June, Kathmandu Valley is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

July

In July, Kathmandu Valley is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

August

In August, Kathmandu Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

September

September for Kathmandu Valley is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

October

October in Kathmandu Valley is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

November

In November, Kathmandu Valley is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with most of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

December

In December, Kathmandu Valley is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kathmandu Valley, with most of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Pashupatinath Temple, wear:

Going to Chobhar Caves? You'll need:

Activities for Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kathmandu Valley.

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