The snow cover area of Nepal was mapped using 8-day Level 3 global products generated using MODIS satellite data and made available by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Several cloud filtering steps were applied based on a report published by ICIMOD in 2011.
The average snow cover area in Nepal from January to September, 2013 was 24488 km2, which is 17 percent of the total area of Nepal. The highest snow cover is in February and least is in July. The snow cover ranges from 33% to 7% of total area of Nepal
Average Monthly Snow cover percent of Nepal from January to October, 2013