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

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

When to go to Western Tarai, Nepal

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

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

January

January for Western Tarai dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 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
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

February

If you are traveling to Western Tarai in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region dry with little rain. 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
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

May is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is extremely hot. 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:

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

July

July is consistently 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:

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

August

August for Western Tarai can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Western Tarai in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Western Tarai very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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