The seasonal weather is an important aspect to consider when planning a trip to Nepal. The monsoon season in Nepal runs from June to September. During this period of heavy rainfall travel in more rural areas can be quite hazardous and visitors run the risk of being cut off due to roads becoming flooded or even washed away. Conversely, October to November is the best time to visit Nepal. The monsoon season has not long passed so the scenery is green and lush. These months also mark the rice harvest, as well as various festivals meaning there are lots of beautiful celebrations to see. The air is also very clear meaning the Himalayan views are at their best. The weather is balmy and comfortable for hiking. The months of December to January can be incredibly cold. There will be snow on the higher altitude treks. February, March and April mark arguably the second best months to visit the country. The coldest months are over and the weather is heating up. There scenery can also be stunning as the flowers are blooming, especially the rhododendrons. The early summer months of May and early June can be incredibly hot and dusty. The air is very heavy and you can feel the weather ready to break for the start of the monsoon.