Monsoon Season in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal

Monsoon Season in Nepal: Trekking in Nepal in Summer


Monsoon Season Nepal is awesome. Many trekkers believe Autumn and Spring is the best time for trekking in Nepal. Well, I must say those seasons have sunny days, greenery, scenic mountains view and clear, crisp weather while monsoon might not sound so pleasant. But Trekking in Nepal in Summer in the Himalayan region of Nepal gives a colorful trekking experience.

Trekking comes together with adventure, beauty and a lot of fun experience. A perfect destination and the most likable weather makes everything fun. Nothing affects the trekking experience like the climatic condition of the trial. The climate and weather of any place ensure that every moment of your trekking is a memorable experience.

Monsoon season in Nepal lasts from June to September. It doesn’t mean too much rain, rain pours for a couple of hours a day (usually evening) that leaves a clear, sunny weather. Thus you can still trek for 4-5 hours every day and then rest when the rain falls. You can visit these places in Nepal.

Here is a detail of Monsoon Season Nepal.


Perks of Monsoon Season Nepal:

Monsoon Season Nepal Nepal moderate rainfall. The rain turns the whole surrounding into a colorful, lush garden. And you can enjoy the Greenery while sipping a cup of coffee from the warm balconies of the tea houses.

Monsoon is also the agriculture season in Nepal and thus you can witness the farmers working in their field. You will also get to experience all the flora and fauna of the country.

Monsoon Season in Nepal
Monsoon Season in Nepal

Further, as monsoon is considered off-season for trekkers, the accommodation rates drop to a great extent and you can enjoy all the hospitality of local tea houses. Thus you get to savor all the treasures of the country at lower prices. Monsoon Season Nepal is interesting as the rains usually falls in Evening.

Best places for trekking in Nepal in summer:

The famous places for Monsoon Season Nepal are the rain shadow areas in the Himalayan. Trekking in Terai and hilly become hard due to the incessant rain and high temperatures. But since the high Himalayas blocks the path of rains, dry plains on the other side receive very less or no rain. Those areas as Upper Mustang, Jomsom, Muktinath, and Upper Dolpo, etc areas are perfect for trekking in warm summer’s days with clear sky after the morning downpours. Summer also means fewer problems of cold, low chances of altitude sickness, and serenity in the trails and tea houses. Here are some of the best places to visit during the season:

Upper Mustang Trekking:

This region lies in the rain shadow area of Nepal. This means with a little for no rain, it’s the ideal place for monsoon treks. Monsoon Season Nepal doesn’t effect Upper Mustang. Also known as the “forbidden kingdom”, Upper Mustang has strict rules and needs a special permit. Since the area was ruled by the last monarch of Nepal, it’s also historically important. The area is popular for mountain caves and the monasteries, its dry arid land and Tibetan culture of the ethnic Buddhist inhabitants.

Jomsom trekking:

The trek to Jomsom is a part of Annapurna circuit trek. It is a famous destination for both national and international tourist. The Muktinath temple in the route is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The visit to Muktinath temple is believed to provide “Moksh” to the devotees. Another Jomsom, you can trek to the famous destination of the region named Kagbeni.

Monsoon Season in Nepal
Monsoon Season in Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trekking::

This is another restricted region is the northern part of Nepal. Just like an Upper Mustang trek, you will need a special permit issued by the Nepal government to enter the region. The region homes mostly of Tibetan people who still follow their century-old Tibetan culture and customs. The flora and fauna of the Shey Phoksundo Park also captivate many tourists to the region. The trail does not receive heavy rainfall due to the coverage by high mountains. Monsoon Season Nepal has least impact in Dolpo.

Besides these, you can also trek to the famous routes like Annapurna Circuit trek, Everest trek and Manaslu trek during monsoon. But you will need the right gear and enough preparation for the purpose. You need to have a waterproof jacket, boots, and trousers, medicine to protect for pests and should be able to trek in the slippery trail. The experience might not be very pleasant for first-time trekkers, but it’s the perfect time for a keen botanist.

To Sum Up,

Monsoon Season in Nepal is tricky. The popular trail in Annapurna and Everest region is also possible with right preparation. But other treks in lower altitude and beyond Himalayas is fun.

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About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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