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

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

When to go to Lumbini, Nepal

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

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

January

If you visit Lumbini during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit Lumbini during February, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

March

March here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

April

April here is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts

May

May here can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Sarong
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

June

June can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

July

If you go to Lumbini in July, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you vacation in Lumbini during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

September

If you visit Lumbini during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

October

If you go to Lumbini in October, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

December

December is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lumbini, 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 Lumbini
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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