May is the best month for Nepal trek and tour.

Nepal in May

May is the last month of the Spring tourist season in Nepal. Temperature starts to rise making it hot in Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini. With comfortably warm weather, month of May is good for trekking in Nepal. The night temperature at altitude above 3,500 m could still go below zero. Monsoon clouds starts to swarm in during the second half of May. There may be little rain with thunder storm in the late afternoon, towards the end of May. May Temperature vary with dramatically changing altitude of Nepal. While arrival of tourists in the country starts to decline by mid May, trekking trails will remain busy. The weather window for Everest expedition falls around the third and fourth week of May. Many trekkers on the way to Everest base camp prefer May as they can meet the expedition teams at the base camp.

Tourism is likely to revive from May after the Coronavirus pandemic ends. Nepal has cancelled all tourist visas until 30 April. All climbing / expedition permits including Mt Everest for Spring climbing season have been cancelled. Even though Nepal has no case of virus, the measures were taken only as precaution. Nepal travel advisory

Major events in May

Tiji festival : The three days long festival is celebrated with feasting and mask dancing by monks in the courtyards of walled city of Lomangtang, Upper Mustang from 19 - 21 May.

Buddha Jayanti : Buddha Jayanti 2020 falls in 6 of May 2020. This is the day of triple bliss when Buddha was born, enlightened and attended Mahaparinirvana.

Nepal trips for May 2020

Nepal weather in May

Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal

Place Max Temp Min Temp Rainfall Rain day
Kathmandu 28.7℃ 15.7℃ 123.6 mm 12
Pokhara 30.1℃ 18.4℃ 359 mm 5
Chitwan 34℃ 21℃ 188 mm 4
Namche 14℃ 4℃ 41 mm 9
Jomsom 14℃ -1℃ 53 mm 8

Nepal Travel tips for May

  • Avoid cities and tourist crowds. You can fly or drive directly to the trekking trail head instead of staying in crowded cities like Kathmandu.
  • Choose off the beaten path treks with less tourists. Travel in small, private group. It is possible to organize treks with private tent.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Bring light rain jacket and rucksack cover.
  • Start your day early to avoid evening rain and strom.
  • Choose your destinations at altitude above 1,000 m. Temperature is pleasant for Bhutan tour, hill statons of Nepal and trek in Everest.
  • Chances of strong wind in the evening. Avoid walking till tale or take shelter at the safe place which protect you from falling objects in case of wind.

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Best Tour Company

From the moment we arrived, Rabi greeted us with genuine Nepalese hospitality. We used Rabi and his team for all three of our adventures during our time in Nepal (Tibet, Tengboche Trek, and a day hike). Rabi, his driver's, guides, and the rest of his team also reflect the company's exceptional care to their customers. Our guide Dill, was an amazing companion to have on the trail. We each felt so touched by his kindness, and he truly made our experience an unforgettable one.

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Date or Experience : May 2019

Best tour in May 2020

Nepal Bhutan Tour 12 days

Enjoy the untouched culture and heritage of two Himalayan countries, this May. May is end of Spring touring season for the Himalayas. But the varying altitude makes May the best time to do this tour of Nepal and Bhutan.

Nepal Bhutan Tour

Everest Luxury lodge trek

May is best time for Everest trek as the trekking starts with flight to Lukla at 2,800 m. May temperature for Everest trek is comfortable and the sky remains clear. Everest trek could be organized from 5 days to 12 based on luxury lodges and decent lodges.

Everest cultural trek > Starting USD 1,480

Join Tiji festival - Mustang.
Drive or trek to the lost Tibetan kingdom of Mustang for Tiji festival in May 2020. Tiji Festival 2020
Visit Lumbini for 'Buddha Jayanti or Vesak day'. Buddha Jayanti or Vesak day falls on 7 May 2020.Lumbini pilgrimage tour
Nepal trips for monsoon
Mid June - August end is best time for Nepal Tibet tour. Monsoon is peak season for Mt Kailash tour in western Tibet. Trek to trans-Himalayan region of Mustang or visit the Buddhist sites during monsoon 2020.
Nepal trips for monsoon

Deals & Offers for May 2020

Glimpse of Nepal

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Buddhist Tour

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