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Summer Trekking In Nepal

1st Mar, 2024  •   12:56 PM

Embark on an exhilarating Summer Trek in Nepal, discovering breathtaking landscapes, cultural wonders, and thrilling adventures along iconic routes like Mustang Trekking and Annapurna Circuit.

The summer lies from mid-June to the end of August in Nepal.  Trekking / Travelling to Nepal in summer is not very popular. Despite that many trekking routes are open and they are nice to visit in summer. These routes enjoy popularity due to the favorable weather conditions. We called it Off-Season trekking. Very less and repeated travelers visit this time of year because they know the beauty of summer.

The Geography of Nepal

Nepal is divided into 4 regions i.e. flat region, hilly region, mountain region, and trans -Himalayan region. The flat region and hilly region are hot, humid, cloudy, and rainy. But the Himalayan region and the Trans Himalayan region are the best places to visit in the summer season. The Himalayan region belongs above then 3500m and the Trans Himalayan region lies behind the main Himalayan range. Choosing the best place to visit in the summertime in Nepal is very hard without the help of locals and professionals. Here we give you the best ideas about where to visit in summer time in Nepal.

Where to visit in summer in Nepal

You must visit the trans-Himalayan region in the summer. In summer lower region and frontier Himalayas is rainy and wet. You may not see the mountain in the whole trek or can be rainy. Some best trek in summer is Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek, Lubra Pass Trek, Limi Valley Trek. However, if you want to visit Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poonhill Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, or Mardi Himal Trek might not be the best option in summer.

Off-season Trekking in Nepal

A decade ago, because of the lack of infrastructure and trekking trails, it used to be considered almost impossible. But now roads are developed, suspension bridges are built, trekking trails are maintained and built, and locals are very active to repairing. And now it is possible to explore the beauty of Summer in Nepal.

 Attraction of Summer season in Nepal  

  • Greenery, less crowed, cool and refreshing
  • Less rain, less cold, and favorable weather  in the Trans Himalayan region
  • Planting, harvesting, and festive time in the Trans-Himalayan region
  • Himalaya is like a garden with flowers and springs
  • You can feel nature and it’s time to earth giving birth of plants and springs.
  • Spectacular mountain view with the clouds and green lush valley.
  • Encounter the real village agricultural life of Nepal.
  • Best time to experience Tibetan Culture and Lifestyle in Mustang, Nar Phu, Tsum Valley and Upper Dolpo.
  • Roaring rivers, Springs, and waterfalls
  • Herb harvesting season in the Himalayas such as Ophiocordyceps sinensis (caterpillar fungus)
  • Higher chance to see wild animals around the trekking trial because of the quietness and grass.

Top 7 best Trek can be done in Summer

  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Lower Mustang  and Jomsom Trek
  • Manang Trek
  • Lubra Pass trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Nar-phu Valley Trek
  • Manaslu Circuit trek with Tsum Valley
  • Upper Dolpo trek


Off the Beaten Path:

We have a very less tourist in Nepal in summer. Where we trek we find very less tourists on the way which provides the best quality services, quietness, and a friendly environment for the people. You can enjoy true nature like the sounds of birds, streams, mountain breezes, etc.

10 Things To Do in Summer Other than Trekking

  • Visiting historical sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Kathmandu Darbar Square
  • Patan Darbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Darbar squre
  • Pokhara city sightseeing
  • Water adventure in Pokhara in Phawa Lake, Bagnas Lake, and nearby stream
  • Rice planting and mud festival in Pokhara in July.
  • Participating in local festivals and cultural events.
  • Water activities in roaring freshwater river
  • Exploring traditional villages to experience the local way of life especially tradition of rice planting.

Nepal Summer Months / How Long Does Summer In Nepal

Nepal has 6 seasons locally. So every season has 2 months. So we divided summer into two parts, summer and rainy. Summer is May and June and rain is July and August. But internationally both are combined and called the summer season.  

Summer is a good time to visit Nepal

Summer is a good time to visit. However, it depends on where you want to visit. Trans-Himalayan regions like Mustang Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trekking, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking are the best options.

How Hot Summer in Nepal

Nepal experiences a wide range of temperatures depending on the region and altitude. In the summer months, which typically run from the end of May to the beginning of September, the temperatures in Nepal can vary significantly.  In the lower regions of Nepal, particularly in the Terai region which is the southernmost part of the country, temperatures can get quite hot and humid during the summer. Daytime temperatures in the Terai can often exceed 35°C  and sometimes even reach up to 40°C . In the mid-hill regions, including popular tourist destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot, temperatures are generally milder compared to the Terai but can still get quite warm during the peak of summer. Daytime temperatures in these areas typically range from 25°C to 30°C during the summer months.

In high-altitude regions, such as the Himalayan mountains, temperatures are cooler even during the summer months. However, it's essential to note that weather in mountainous areas can be highly variable and unpredictable, with temperatures fluctuating depending on factors like altitude, time of day, and weather patterns.

Overall, while Nepal can experience hot temperatures in the summer, particularly in the Terai region, cooler weather can often be found in higher elevations, making it possible to escape the heat by visiting mountainous areas.

You Need To Know Before You Go

In this season you always need a few more extra days then you can wait weather and visit the destination. If you like rain and greenery then it can be your best choice ever. Try different in summer in the Himalayas. We assure you that you won’t regret it.

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