Retreat Info

Climate in Nepal

Climate in Nepal

In Western world there are 4 season. But, in Nepal there are 6 seasons. Two additional seasons in Nepal are Rainy & Pre-winter season. Nepali seasons are 2-months long.

Nepali Seasons

Basanta Ritu/Spring  (mid-March to mid-May)

Grishma Ritu/Summer  (mid-May to mid-July)

Barsha Ritu/Rainy  (mid-July to mid-September)

Sharad Ritu/Autumn  (mid-September to mid-November)

Hemanta Ritu/Pre-Winter  (mid-November to mid-January)

Shishir Ritu/Winter  (mid-January to mid-April)

Basanta Ritu (mid-March to mid-May)

Spring season is called Basanta Ritu in Nepali. It spans two months – mid-March to mid-May. According to the Nepali calendar, it means Chaitra and Baishakh. In this season, new buds grow in trees, and flowers bloom. The temperature is also medium, not too cold and not too hot. You can experience windy days and nights during Basanta Ritu in Nepal.

Grishma Ritu (mid-May to mid-July)

Grishma Ritu spans from mid-May to mid-July of the English calendar. According to the Nepali calendar, it means Jestha and Aashad month. Grishma Ritu (summer season of Nepal) is the hottest season of all seasons in Nepal. The flowers fall, and fruits grow in trees. For agriculture, this is the best season to produce a crop. Farmers plants summer crops like paddy in this season.

Barsha Ritu (mid-July to mid-September)

According to the English English calendar, it lasts from mid-July to mid-September month. Likewise, according to the Nepali calendar, Barsha Ritu starts in Shrawan and ends in Bhadra month. The rainy season is called Barsha Ritu in Nepal. Barsha stands for Rain in English. At this season, almost always raindrops from the sky. This season is known for paddy plantation for farmers.

Sharad Ritu (mid-September to mid-November)

Sharad Ritu, the Autumn season of Nepal, starts in Ashwin and ends in Kartik month of the Nepali calendar. According to the English calendar, Sharad Ritu falls from mid-September to mid-November month. Sharad Ritu is the season of festivals. The major best festivals of Nepal, Teej, Dashain, and Tihar, are the main attraction of the season. Sharad Ritu is also known as the best time(season) to visit Nepal for adventure activities like trekking & peak climbing because of the excellent weather, relaxed environment, neither hot nor cold & magnificent mountain views.

Hemanta Ritu (mid-November to mid-January)

Hemanta Ritu, The pre-winter season in Nepal, starts in Mangsir and ends in Poush month of the Nepali calendar. According to the English calendar, it falls from mid-November to mid-January. The temperature begins to fall, and people prepare themselves for the winter. Farmers busy themselves in agriculture fields.

Shishir Ritu (mid-January to mid-April)

Shishir Ritu, Winter Nepal’s winter season, starts in Magh and ends in Falgun month of the Nepali calendar. According to the English calendar, it falls from mid-January to mid-April. This season of Shishir Ritu is the coldest season of the all seasonal year of Nepal. Snow falls in an area of high altitude is a daily occurrence during this season. But to witness the beauty of sunrise & gigantic snow capped himalayas, its the best time to spend time in Pokhara valley with not so much cold.



Towards the end of moonsoon, mix of rain, scattering clouds, sun, amazing sunrises and beautiful rainbows, welcoming Autumn, lush green & transformative period 


Happy sunny days, autumn at its best, soothing chilling wind in mornings & evenings & celebration of Dashain Festival (Navaratri Sadhana)


Towards the end of autumn, sunny warm days, amazing sunrises & welcoming early winter(can feel it in mornings & evenings), harvesting season and loads of festival to celebrate (One being Deepavali - Festival of Lights)


Celebrating mid - winter, but still warm sunny days to experience, amazing sunrises, every evening next to bon-fire with exhilarating kirtan & music sessions, interesting yoga philosophy chats, and celebrating Christmas & New Year 


Warm days, beginning of spring where new leaves expresses themselves, blooming flowers, fragrance in nature at its best, chilling wind in mornings & evenings, amazing sunrises & celebration of Dashain Festival (Chaitra Navaratri Sadhana)


Celebrating end of Spring, harvesting season, and new plantation. Days getting warm, mornings & evenings can still be cold, and celebrating Nepali New Year.


Welcoming mid - summer, experience instant rainfall, thunderstorms, lightening, bright sun and beautiful rainbows. Celebration of mini festivals conducive for spiritual growth. 


Now time to experience heat, humid, instant rainfalls, thunderstorms, lightening, bright sun and beautiful waterfalls. A fresh running water swimming can be the best thing to experience. 

The seasons in Nepal are clearly expressed: in the summer, in June-August when monsoon rains bring moisture from the Indian ocean, a little hot and damp. In winter, from mid-December to February dry and cool, snow falls in the mountains. Dry, stable weather in spring and autumn, the highest mountains and beautiful rivers, friendly locals — all this attracts travelers from all over the world to Nepal.

Note :: Due to temperature rise and global warming, weather have changed and things like late monsoon, excessive heat, late winter have been noted in last 5 years so the above information may or may not be fit.

You Tube