Weather in Nepal is generally predictable and pleasant. There are four climatic seasons: March to May (spring), June to August (summer and monsoon), September to November (autumn) and December to February (winter). During monsoon about 80 per cent of the rain falls during that period, so the remainder of the year is mostly dry with comfortable temperatures in regions below 3000m. At higher altitude winter temperatures can drop well below freezing with a high level of snowfall. As a rough guide, mean temperatures will decrease by just over 1 degree centigrade for every 200 metre rise in altitude.
Each of Nepal’s climatic seasons offer something different and visitors come to Nepal all year round. However, the weather that suits most people are during pre monsoon (mid February to May) and post monsoon (Mid September to early December). Both periods tend to be fairly dry, and provide pleasant conditions for trekking, rafting and sightseeing. Some treks like Dolpo and Mustang can be visited during Monsoon as they get little rain.
All nationals require a full passport for all holidays with Beyond Shangri-La Travels and this should be valid for at least six months after the date of your scheduled return home. If you are not a British national, other regulations may apply to you and you should check with your home office before flying out.
Please note that for certain trips, we will require your passport details prior to accepting your booking. Furthermore, if you renew your passport after you have booked, it is important you advise us of the new details as soon as possible and you may be required to take your old passport with you to maintain the validity of the trip.
All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International airport). You can apply for the visa at the airport but please check with your home office. You will need to provide one passport-sized photo and fees in US dollars or equivalent convertible currency:
Currently the visa fee at entry point is:
15 Days – USD 25
30 Days – USD 40
90 Days – USD 100
Obtaining visas is your own responsibility. Be aware that visa regulations can change, and may do so at short notice and sometimes without announcement.
Where we become aware of changes to regulations, we will notify you as soon as possible but providing we have made our best effort to advise you of requirements or to assist you in obtaining visas, we cannot be held responsible for mistakes by embassies, third parties, sudden changes to regulations or actions of border officials that are beyond our control.