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

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

When to go to Tarai, Nepal

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

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

January

January here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Tarai in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Tarai very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tarai is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Tarai in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Tarai in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Tarai can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Tarai in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Tarai in November, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Tarai very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tarai, 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 Tarai

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