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Natural Features and Climatic Conditions

Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal falls in the temperate zone north of the Tropic of Cancer.

The country can be divided into three main geographical regions: Himalayan region, mid hill region and Terai region. The country is home to Mt.Everest.

Eight of the 14 eight-big tops of the world lie here, Sagarmatha or Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse are some of them.

The country so diverse that you’ll find a cultural and geographical mixture in the land of the Himalayas. There are the great peaks in the north rising as high as 8850m and there are the green valleys with an incredible views of the mountains and lakes.

Its diversity is such that you’ll find the royal Bengal tiger living in its southern plains and the rare snow leopards living high up in the mountains.

The climatic conditions are as diverse as the geography. The north is quite severe where as the south has a tropical weather during the summer. In mountainous regions, hills and valleys, summers are temperate while winter temperatures can plummet under sub zero. 

Average temperatures and rainfall during peak summer and winter in three most popular tourist areas:

 Place

 Summer (May, June, July)

 Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)

 Max (°C)   

 Min (°C)   

 Rain (mm)   

 Max (°C)   

 Min (°C)   

 Rain (mm)   

 Kathmandu   

 28.1

 19.5

 312

 19.3

 3.0

 15.4

 Pokhara

 29.7

 21.3

 829.7

 20.3

 7.7

 26.3

 Chitwan

 33.0

 25.3

 404.0

 24.1

 8.3

 13.8