Which Trekking Destination in Nepal is Best During June, July, and August?

Posted in : 6th Jun, 2018


Are you planning on Trekking in Nepal during June, July or August months? Trekking in Nepal, during these periods, has its own pros and cons as this month is considered to have heavy rainfall in Nepal which lead to muddy road and difficult journey. Still Trekking in June is equally beautiful and wonderful experience as there are less crowded trekking trails and valleys are in blooms with flowers and lush vegetative. Though Trekking is generally difficult because of irregular weather conditions; the temperature can be fairly hot at around 24 to 35 degree Celsius with maximum chances of rainfall at night.

One needs to be selective in choosing the trekking route while making the plan of trekking in the month of June, July, and August. Most rain usually comes at night; days are cloudy with less rain. That is why we recommend you to choose rain shadow area such as Upper or Lower Dolpo (Behind Dhaulagiri), Upper Mustang (behind Annapurna), Annapurna Circuit Trek, Gosaikunda Trek. All of these places fall under rain shadow sections in the Himalayas receiving lesser or no rain at all. Also, short treks like Ghorepani Poonhill, Annapurna Base camp, Mardi Himal etc are always possible.

Weather in June, July, and August

The monsoon season in Nepal starts in month June leading to muddy and slippery trails. Despite this, many of the travelers from the world prefer to trek during the monsoon as it has its own beauty. The weather is mostly cloudy before the rain occurs. However, after the rain comes it clears all the weather and provides bright sunny day with fresh air. Some of the days in July and August can be very warm, as the temperature tends to go over the 30°C. Weather conditions in Nepal during these months make it a good destination trip for trekkers to some rain shadow area.

As the maximum temperature is 24°C and the minimum temperature is 19°C; the climate is hot and humid most of the time. During these months, the rainfall rate is generally around 198 mm. But the weather in the rain shadow regions, behind the High Himalayas, is warm and dry. The average daytime temperature during these months, in Kathmandu, can even reach up to 40°C during the daytime. However evening gets very chilly, so make sure to pack some warm clothes.

3 Best Trekking Destination in Nepal in June, July, and August

1. Upper Mustang Trek

upper mustang trek

Upper Mustang trek is one of the most popular off-season treks in Nepal. Since this region, lies in the rain shadows of Himalaya, you can visit this region in these months and view the dramatic landscape, experience the rich Tibetan culture and visit several unique and ancient monasteries. So, trekking to Upper Mustang in June, July or August is a rare privilege. It is the best way to experience the true life of mountain people who’re not in touch with the rest of Nepal. Due to the poor weather conditions, the flight may be affected from Kathmandu to Jomsom.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • Visit a historical place like Kagbeni and Lo Manthan
  • Explore thousands of years old monasteries, temples, caves, and beautiful desert landscapes.
  • An amazing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Annapurna, and many other high mountain peaks.
  • The world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki gorge.

2. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. Hence, the trail is opened all over the year. If you are planning to trek in June, July or August, all you need to have is some extra clothing and rain gear. Due to weather condition some time the flight may get canceled so we strongly recommend you to have few extra days on your total holidays. The temperature in June is hot and humid however it is still cold on the mountain.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Trek to foothills of Everest.
  • Views of Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku.
  • Astonishing view of Mt. Ama Dablam most beautiful mountain of Everest region
  • Tengboche monastery, largest one in Khumbu region.
  • Sagarmatha National Park. You can have the chance to visit Gokyo lake and adventurous gorges.
  • Remote mountain monasteries. The religious chortens and prayer flags hanging on your trail will keep you moving.

 3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. If you are planning to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in these months, then it is the perfect time to take your holidays as the trail routes are less crowded. It is possible to trek to this region, as it lies in the rain shadow area, which makes it a suitable trail for trekking in the monsoon.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • The World Famous and one of the highest passes, Thorong La pass (5,416 m)
  • Exploring the unique and famous monasteries
  • Passing by the pilgrimage place, Muktinath
  • View of spectacular snow-capped peaks, like the supreme Annapurna I (8,091m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mount Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) and so on.

Tips for Trekking in Nepal in June, July, and August:

Trekking in these months, means you have to face rain and Plenty of rainfall causing slippery trails in lower elevation. The time you ascend upper elevations, no muddy road follows. You will feel the dry weather. Also, the trek could get difficult due to Leeches in the path. Thus here we have mentioned few things you need to consider before setting off for the trip:

Leave early

Nepal’s monsoon is a bit different cause it usually rains in the evening. So it is better to start the trek early and get a fantastic view of the mountains or reach the desired destination before rain catches you.

Insect repellent

These months are the season of Leeches and mosquitoes. So, better carry insect repellent, also you can apply table salt or turmeric around your shoe and ankle area to protect yourself from Leeches.

Flights may delay or get Cancelled

Due to weather condition some time the flight may get canceled so we strongly recommend you to have few extra days on your total holidays. We recommend you to carry few extra luggage before you leave.

Waterproof backpacks

As it is the monsoon season, carry waterproof backpacks so that you don’t need to worry about the safety of your belongings.

Keep yourself updated with the weather condition

It is a wise thing to do to keep yourself updated with the weather condition. You can also prepare yourself for the trek and get an idea of what to wear. The local news serves as a warning.

Raincoat/Umbrella

It is wiser to carry raincoat or umbrella for personal safety.

List of gears for trekking in June, July, and August

The followings are essential for trekking during these months in Nepal.

  • Raincoats
  • Insect repellent
  • Proper grip shoes to walk along the slippery and muddy trails
  • Waterproof bags to protect your equipment
  • Trekking sticks
  • Light clothes to deal with warmer climate
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