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

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

When to go to Pokhara, Nepal

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

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

January

January dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

February

February for Pokhara dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

March

Traveling to Pokhara in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

April

April is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Pokhara is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Pokhara in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Pokhara in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Pokhara in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Pokhara is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Pokhara in November, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

December

December very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pokhara, 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 Pokhara
  • 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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