The best times to visit Namche Bazar for ideal weather are
March 12th to May 27th
September 24th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Namche Bazar Travel Guide
Other Namche Bazar Travel Info
Weather in Namche Bazar
Average temperatures in Namche Bazar vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Namche Bazar, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 81.5°F (27.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.9°F (18.3°C) at night.
Namche Bazar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Namche Bazar Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Namche Bazar Perceived Temperature (F)
Namche Bazar Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Namche Bazar Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Namche Bazar are January, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Namche Bazar? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Namche Bazar.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Namche Bazar (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Namche Bazar has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (50.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (89.1%).
Wind in Namche Bazar is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 1.8 knots (2.1 MPH or 3.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 9.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Namche Bazar.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Feb||1.1||Barely noticeable||1.8||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.2||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.8||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.3||Barely noticeable||2.9||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Namche Bazar?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Nepal; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 29, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Namche Bazar, Nepal is August, followed by November and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Namche Bazar in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Namche Bazar Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.8°F (27.1°C) and 63.3°F (17.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 15 to 19 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Namche Bazar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 64.2°F (17.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Namche Bazar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 65.7°F (18.7°C) and 57.8°F (14.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.