Mt Thamsherku seen during short Everest trek in winter

Nepal during Monsoon season

Monsoon season in Nepal is also the summer. The monsoon rain starts in mid June and lasts till mid of September. The weather has mixed consequences for touring activities depending upon the activities and altitude. When the monsoon clouds come in, it remains cloudy most of the time even though it doesn’t rain all the time. Some days will have persistent light rain and the other days may see torrential downpour for an hour or two. The increased temperature and humidity will be cooled by the rain. Himalayan peaks could be seen certain times a day from the view points above 3,000 m. There is also guaranteed Everest sightseeing flights leaving everyday from Kathmandu.
This is definitely not the best time for many treks in the foothills of the Himalayas. But monsoon rain has less effect on few trekking routes, Nepal tours and tour of Bhutan and Tibet. While the annual average rain fall of the country is 1600 mm, it is only 300 mm in the trans-Himalayan regions. In fact summer is the best time to travel to Tibet or Mustang and Dolpo of Nepal, as the monsoon rain has less effects in these trans-Himalayan regions. Similarly tour of Nepal and Bhutan that involves driving, heritage sightseeing and cultural immersion activities are less affected by the monsoon rain. Decreased price, less crowd and the authentic cultural experience are the few benefits of travelling to Nepal during monsoon.

Recommended tour for monsoon

Nepal Travel tips for Monsoon

  • Prepare for the rain. Good quality, breathable rain gears are recommended.
  • Make your luggage / backpack waterproof and bring cover.
  • Footwear must be waterproof or easy dry.
  • Keep your itinerary flexible considering delays and cancellation of transportation and domestic flights.
  • Plan your trip with enough time between your trip and international flight.
  • Avoid driving on off roads as much as possible.
  • Normally it rains in the afternoon or evening. So it is better to start your activities early.
  • Plan a morning Himalayan sightseeing on the morning if it rains a night before.

Mustang Trek or driving tour

Mustang in Monsoon season
Duration : 17 Days | Maxim Altitude : 3,700 m | Difficulty : Moderate | Accommodation : Teahouse

The lost Tibetan kingdom of Mustang lies north of Annapurna massif of the Himalayas. In the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang gets only one fifth of the countries average rainfall making it the best trekking and touring ground for Monsoon.
Moreover it is also possible to drive with 4WD to the walled city of Lo mangtang, the capital of Mustang kingdom and go on side trips of monasteries, honeycomb caves and the cultural tour. This is one of the best trip in the Himalayas that includes best of both Nepalese landscape and undisturbed Tibetan culture.

Spiritual and cultural tour

Mustang in Monsoon season
Duration : 10 Days | Difficulty : Easy | Accommodation : Standard and Deluxe Hotel

The Himalayan country of Nepal has been safe haven for several spiritual practices and believes. The daunting peaks, deep valleys and thundering rivers kept the spirituality of the region undisturbed until the day. Spiritual and cultural tour is one of the best things to do if you are travelling in Monsoon. Understand the occult Tantric practices, unique Vajrayana Buddhism of Kathmandu valley, consult with Jyotishi (Asian astrologer) and Ayurvedic doctor (ancient Vedic herbal medicine), meet the shaman, learn Yoga and meditation. Spiritual tour of Nepal mostly involves visit of heritage and cultural sites of spiritual significance, watch locals practice and discourse with spiritual masters and expert guide. Since the tour is driving and visiting heritage sites, our activities will be flexible and avoids rain. This is also a best way to immerse into local culture as it is low tourist season and the tour activities allows you to interact more with locals.

Lower Mustang tour and trek

Mustang in Monsoon season
Duration : 7 Days | Maxim Altitude : 3,750 m | Difficulty : Moderate | Accommodation : Teahouse

The Muktinath and Jomsom area in the trans-Himalayan region of Annapurna is known as lower Mustang. Lower mustang exhibits the Tibetan culture and landscape with splendid view of snow peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trek gives you an opportunity to experience the change in landscape and culture along the Kaligandaki valley that links lush southern foothills with the arid forbidden land of Tibet that is politically in Nepal. The Lower Mustang trek is less expensive compared with Upper Mustang which has expensive restricted permit fee.

Lower Mustang Trek

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Kathmandu experience !

Itour Nepal hooked us up with an amazing experience in the Namo Buddha Monastery and a hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan temple. After a car trip and a gorgeous 1 hour walk through mountains and forest alleys, we arrived at the Monastery in the afternoon. The view was amazing and the meals and morning prayer with the monks an unforgettable experience. The next day took us by car firstly to Bhaktapur for a city visit and then to Nagarkot for an overnight stay in the lovely mountain area. On the third day, our 5 hour hike to the temple began. The trek was really lovely, with the landscape alternating between forest, rice field and mountain terraces and was manageable with 35l Backpacks. We passed by many small villages and had the chance to see the locals going about their daily work in the rice fields. The temple was just as magnificent as the rest of the journey. Overall, it was a great experience, from the stunning views of the Monastery and spending time with the monks to the trekking through the landscapes, we had an amazing time.

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Trekkers on the way to Ghorepani in Annapurna region.

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