August is the middle of the monsoon rainy season. However, it mostly rains in the morning, evening and at night making it possible to travel and do the sightseeing. August is also the beginning of festivals and celebrations as the rush of rice plantation is over. It is also the best time to observe local cultural life. The scenery appears much greener with cascading waterfalls everywhere. Floating clouds open up to give the sight of snow peaks across layers of lush hills.
August is not the best time for the popular Nepal treks and tours. But Nepal has different climatic zones and tour products, which are less affected by August weather. Cultural tours and visiting hill stations are more rewarding during this time. Mustang trek and Dolpo being in trans-Himalayan region is warmer to travel in summer. The regions also get 10 times less rain than the rest of the country, making it the best trek to do in August. Spiritual experience tours of Nepal give the seekers more authentic experience. The land is most sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Tantrism. With fewer tourists, August is the best time to go on a spiritual tour of Nepal.
Travel after Covid 19 in AugustBased on people's response to the Covid- 19 pandemic, the World Happiness Report 2021 by the UN listed Nepal as the happiest country in South Asia. With a successful vaccination and no travel health protocols, tourism has returned to normalcy. Tour and trek bookings are streamlined for August 2023.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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There are few relatively better touring options if you are travelling in August. Visit hill station towns like Nagarkot and Bandipur, sightseeing around Kathmandu and go on a short trek or a day hike around Pokhara. Since it mostly rains in the late afternoon and morning, you will mostly have a good weather window during the day. August is also summer and it gets hot and humid when there is no rain. But travelling to mountain destinations is comfortable.
If you are travelling to South Asia in around August, Tibet tour is the best Himalayan tour to do. Unlike other parts of the Himalayas, Tibet becomes comfortably warm during August. Since it is in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, it rains very little. The average rainfall of Tibet is only 460 mm (18 ") while it is 1600 mm (55 ") in Nepal and 2900 mm (115 ") in India. It mostly rains in the late afternoon or night. The average temperature in August is 22°C ( 71.6°F ) and the temperature fluctuates less throughout the day and night.
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