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Nepal Weather in April

Nepal Weather in April

By Mike HoUpdated Sep. 6, 2023

Are you planning a trip to Nepal in April? Read on to learn more about April weather in Nepal, clothes to wear for the weather, and best places to visit in Nepal in April.

Nepal Weather in April: Overview

  • Average temperature range: 14–29°C (57–84°F)
  • Rainfall: 60–130 mm (2–5 inches), depending on location
  • Rainy days: 5–10
  • Sunny days: 15–20

April is second month of the spring season in Nepal. The weather is generally warm and pleasant, even hot sometimes, with an average temperature ranging from 14°C to 29°C. Temperatures in high-altitude regions are lower, typically ranging from 5 to 15°C (41–59°F), for example, in the Himalayan region. Rainfall increases in April to around 60 to 130 mm, with about 6–10 days of rain. Snowfall can still be seen on high-altitude mountains in the Himalayas.

Nepal's Major Cities' Weather in April

City Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC)  Rainfall (mm)
Kathmandu 12 28 61
Pokhara 16 30 128
Bharatpur (Chitwan) 13 27 30

Kathmandu (also Patan/Lalitpur): It is generally warm and pleasant in Kathmandu in April. The low temperature at night is around 12°C (54°F), and the high temperature during daytime reaches 28°C (82°F) on average. Rainfall in April typically comes on 6 days with precipitation averaging 61 mm (2 in).

Pokhara: The weather in Pokhara in April is hot during the day and mild at night, with the temperature ranging from 16°C (61°F) to 30°C (86°F) on average. Rainfall in this month is about 128 mm (5 in), with rain falling on about 13 days.

Bharatpur (Chitwan): The weather in Bharatpur in April is typically mild–warm, with daytime high temperatures averaging around 27°C (80°F) and nighttime temperatures dropping to around 13°C (55°F). Rainfall is seen on about 5 days an amounts to about 30 mm (1 in).

The Best Places to Visit in Nepal in April

With the celebration of Nepali New Year (April 14th–16th) and middling temperatures, April is a good time for trekking and experiencing a traditional festival in Nepal. April is the second month of spring in Nepal. Beautiful flowers are blooming all around the mountain regions, which attracts lots of travelers to Nepal. Here are some of the recommended places to visit if you are going to Nepal in April.

1. Thamel, Kathmandu

Thamel District

Likely to be one of the highlights of your trip to Nepal, Thamel is a place that you shouldn't miss no matter when you visit Kathmandu. Known for its bustling nightlife, good restaurants, colorful shops, and chaotic night markets, Thamel is a good place to taste Nepali food and experience the real life of Nepal. Around Thamel, you can visit numerous temples, ancient shrines, and cultural monuments. After a full day's touring in other parts of Kathmandu, a rest in Thamel would help you re-energize. If you would like to buy some pashminas, thangkas, and trekking gear for friends and families, this place can't be beaten in Nepal.

2. Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu

With the increasing temperature, April is a good time to appreciate Nepal's stunning Himalayan views. If you don't want to go far for views of Himalayan peaks, then the Chandragiri Hills on the west of Kathmandu are a good option. It is an amazing experience to take a cable car to a hilltop where you can see the numerous mountain ranges surrounding Kathmandu, including the top of Mt. Everest by a telescope on a clear day. You can also pay a visit to the beautiful temple of Mahadev. If you are traveling with kids, the amusement park on the mountain can be a highlight. The boutique resort on Chandragiri Hills provides many interesting activities: paragliding, zip lining, and many more.

3. The World Peace Temple, Pokhara

World Peace Pagoda

Spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and nice food and accommodation makes Pokhara a must-visit place in Nepal. One of the top-visited attractions in Pokhara you can't miss is the World Peace Pagoda. Located on the top of Ananda Hill, the World Peace Pagoda is the best place to get spectacular views of the Annapurna Mountain range, Phewa Lake, and Pokhara valley. Remember to wear good quality shoes as the steps to the top are steep and slippery when it meets rainy days.

4. Sarangkot, Pokhara

Sarangkot

If you are tired of visiting temples and pagodas in Nepal, it could be a good option to spend a day climbing up the Sarangkot Viewpoint to enjoy its stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas, Phewa Lake, and Pokhara valley. The best time to visit Sarangkot is early in the morning, as you can witness a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Apart from the stunning views, Sarangkot is also a popular destination for paragliding, zip-lining, and other adventure activities.

5. Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

As one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, Chitwan National Park is a popular travel destination. Covering an area of 932 sq km (360 sq mi), it is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. You can take a jeep or elephant ride through the park's grasslands and forests to spot various animals such as tigers, rhinoceros, deer, sloth bears, and many other species. If you are interested in birdwatching, the park has more than 500 species of birds, making it a paradise for bird watchers. You can also learn about the breeding and conservation of elephants in the area at its Elephant Breeding Center.

Crowding and Costs in April

April is the second-best travel month in Nepal. With the rising temperatures, blooming flowers, and clear skies, more and more tourists are planning their trip to Nepal in April. You can expect more visitors in major tourist attractions.

Hotel and flight prices increase in this month. Book your hotels and tours earlier to get more deals. Contact us — we can do all the research and booking for your ideal trip.

What to Bring/Wear in April

April is generally warm in Nepal in the day but cool at night. Pack some summer clothes — shirts, light trousers, t-shirts, sandals, sunglasses... — with some warm trousers and light coats or jackets to change into according to the temperature.

Rainfall increases in April, but it only rains for half the month at most. It is better to bring umbrellas or raincoats or anything to keep dry on the rainy days.

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