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Kathmandu weather in December (Nepal)

Planning a trip to Kathmandu in December? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In Kathmandu, December is characterized by pleasant temperatures and low rainfall. December is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around 18°C, while nights can cool down to about 7°C.

Kathmandu in December usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 23 mm for the month. It's the month with the least rainfall. Whether you're keen on hiking, outdoor festivals, or just enjoying a walk in the park, this month provides a reliably dry backdrop for all your plans. Rain is expected on roughly 1 day.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 251 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, December is a prime time to visit Kathmandu. March, April, October, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Kathmandu climate page with graphs.

 

Kathmandu, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 7°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 18°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 3%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 23 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 1 day  
HumidityHumidity 80% *  
WindspeedWindspeed *  
SunshineSunshine 251 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Katmandu, Nepal (4 KM, 2 Miles).

Where to go in Nepal in December

Find out more about the weather in Nepal and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Kathmandu, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Kathmandu.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Nepal? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Nepal. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.