Simply, there is no time such as best time to visit Pokhara. One can visit it anytime throughout the year. Pokhara is a major and popular tourist destination of Nepal. Almost 70% of tourists who reach in Nepal, visits Pokhara.
Summer is the best time to visit Pokhara.
A pretty warm weather of Pokhara welcomes you in the city of Lakes, Caves and Mountains. One can even enjoy the heavy rainfall in Pokhara, as it named as the highest rainfall area in Nepal. But you will be surprised when you won’t see any rain evidence when it stops.
Let’s talk about the best time to visit Pokhara with comparing the temperature, climate, rainfall and the visitors flow. Here we have our blog about Nepal travel guide too, which might help for you to your Nepal trip.
Cool and the perfect season in Pokhara:
March, April, May, September, October and November are the best months to visit Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist transit hub of Manang, Mustang and Annapurna region. The city offers an average of cool weather during these months. According to the climate reports, the higher temperature goes up to 24 degree celsius and minimum down to 12 degree celsius. But you can face the rainfall any time in Pokhara. In these months, the flow of tourists are higher. You can experience the beautiful sunrise from Sarangkot hill top, a clear city view from World Peace Pagoda and mountain ranges from any place of the city.
Rainfall season in Pokhara:
June, July and August are the monsoon season in Nepal. But due to the climate change effects, you won’t face that much rainfall in June. But in July and August rainfall goes up to 900 cm. The average temperature could be 24 degree celsius. Usually people used to avoid this season to visit Pokhara but we can find rain loving people these days. Sunrise through the mountains looks more beautiful after the rain in previous night.
Winter season in Pokhara:
December, January and February are the coldest months in Nepal. Though Pokhara is situated in less altitude than Kathmandu, it is surrounded by the mountains in the north. One can feel the colder air that comes from the northern part. The temperature goes down to 5 degree celsius. A foggy morning could distract your view of the sunrise from Sarangkot. Camping, Hiking and Bicycling are the suitable activities for winter time. It’s rare to see rainfall at this time.