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Nepal features a wide variety of climates and seasons, as seen from this view in the Annapurna Region
Best Time of Year to Visit Nepal

Spring and autumn are generally considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal, since the weather tends to be moderate and stable, with clear skies. However, due to the complex nature of Nepal’s geography and climate, there's a lot more to this. An ever-increasing number of travelers visit Nepal in winter and summer, and for good reason. With the right information, travel plan, and preparation, Nepal is a great year-round destination.

Tents crowded at the foot of Everest Base Camp
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp depends on the activities you hope to do while there. For trekking, you should go in spring (March-May) or fall (October-November), while a helicopter tour can be taken any time the weather is good outside of monsoon season. Winter shouldn't be off the table, either; as long as you're prepared for cold temperatures, you'll be treated to crystal-clear mountain views. Below, you'll find some important points to consider when thinking about when to visit EBC.

A short rest before crossing the Khumbu glacier, Three Passes trek
Best Things to Do in Nepal: Trekking, Culture, Adventure Sports & Jungle

With the highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a diverse country that rises from dense jungle to snow-clad peaks in just over 100 miles. Its capital and largest city, Kathmandu, is a bustling metropolis with deep ties to history, culture and ancient religion. Its religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - melt together and lure Western travelers. With unparalleled terrain and adventure, Nepal never fails to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Prayer flags against the backdrop of the Annapurnas
Nepal's Main Regions: Deciding Where to Go

Nepal is divided into three main geographical regions—the Himalaya in the north, the central hilly region, and the Terai (or jungle region) in the south. To help you decide where to go, we've broken these regions up into smaller, popular sub-regions which can be combined in numerous ways. There's an enormous amount of cultural diversity and natural beauty almost everywhere you turn, making it easy to find the perfect combination no matter how many days you have in Nepal.

Gorkha, a historic hill town
9 Places Most People Miss (But Shouldn’t) in Nepal

Most popular tourist attractions are popular for good reason. But travelers who want to avoid crowds and tourist traps should also seek out some of these lesser-known attractions in Nepal. Here are a few beautiful and interesting places in Nepal that most people miss—but shouldn't.

Starting out to Khayer Lake from Khopra Danda Lodge in the Annapurna region with our guide, Pemba Sherpa
How kimkim Trips Work in Nepal

As you're planning your trip to Nepal, here's a quick introduction to kimkim, how our trips work, and what makes our trips unique. We'll also go over what to expect during your trip as well as how our trips are designed and assembled to make them more customized to your interests.

View of Mt. Kangtega & Mt. Thamserku in the Solu Khumbu
Nepal Travel FAQ

Traveling to Nepal? Get answers to all your questions, from the best time to visit to the ins and outs of teahouse trekking. Much of the information here relates to trekking (given trekking in the Himalaya is a new experience for most people), but you'll also find answers to practical questions about visas and domestic transport.