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Are you planning to Trek in Monsoon season Nepal? Everest, Annapurna or Upper Mustang Trek

Are you planning to Trek in Monsoon season Nepal

Are you planning to Trek in Monsoon season Nepal? Everest, Annapurna or Upper Mustang Trek

Since Nepal is Opening for Trekking and tours from August 17, 2020, after nearly 4 months of national lockdown that was imposed in order to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID – 19). Here we suggest you Pick up the right trekking for you.

Quick Facts about Monsoon Season

  • The monsoon season lies between mid-June and early September.
  • The average temperature around this time is 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degree Celsius), and it keeps going down as you start gaining altitude.
  • The average rainfall is between 135 – 325 mm, with July being the wettest month.
  • Rains usually occur during the evening and night, so you can expect anything between 7 to 11 hours of sunshine, depending on your location.

Nepal, known as the land of the Himalayas, is popular with trekking through a country of geographical and cultural diversity that is ideal for a wide range of experiences apart from trekking, adventure sports, hiking, jungle safari, rafting, paragliding, mountain flight, heli flight and much more. But the narrow alleys weaved through dense forests, deep gorges, terraced fields, yak pastures, remote villages were the most goggled trekking trails for beginners to adventurers, expert trekkers around the world who want to immerse themselves in the mountain scenery, rustic lifestyle, and country setting blending with friendly and hospitable locals.

However, most of Nepal’s trekking is done during the spring and autumn seasons, which are chosen to take as peak tourist season for trekking where the most best trekking trails Everest, Annapurna and Langtang are filled up with tourists creating the carnival vibe. Also, finding accommodation during the peak season will be difficult if the trek is not well prepared. Besides the problem of accommodation adjustment, the main point of view of the trekking destination is also another noticeable issue of trekking during peak season

Whereas the autumn may have the clearest skies, trekking during the monsoon (from mid-June to July, August to early September) has its own benefits. Some treks should be avoided, but visiting Nepal is a wonderful time for the some areas: trails are less populated, villages are full of life and valleys are in bloom.

Looking to start around mid-June, peaking in July and August, and winding down early September, the monsoon brings rain, humidity, and temperature rise across most of Nepal. Real — the views of the mountains are always clouded, temperatures get hot, it rains daily and yes, and there are leeches. But it’s still a great time to go trekking and here’s our best tip.

  • When starting your trek, drive in as far as possible to get behind the mountains
  • Ending your trek, allow for a two-day buffer before your departure flight
  • For lower, warmer elevations, an umbrella works great!
  • For higher elevations, a breathable waterproof shell is needed
  • Start your day early as it often it only rains in the afternoon
  • If it rained the night before, the morning will likely be clear for fantastic views

Except in monsoon season

Expect 3-4 hours of rain per day, usually about the same day. When trekking in the woods and lower altitudes, there is sometimes a build-up of thick fog and clouds, often breaking up the views.

Use of Transportation in monsoon season

During the monsoon, the greatest difficulty of trekking is getting to the trek starts, as low visibility can prolong your flights and roads can get too muddy (or worse, blocked by a landslide). Even, your flight is likely to get out and you only need to check in advance to make sure the roads are clear.

Also, it’s best to postpone your transportation plans and allow yourself a healthy buffer to prevent any problems. Flights are always delayed and landslides along Nepal’s main highways can obstruct road transport.

Planning a trek in Nepal this summer?

Nepal has so many treks that feel especially incredible during the monsoon season. Most of these treks are in the rain shadow regions, places where these sensational mountains block rain-producing clouds. Simply put, while the rest of the land rains, these poor souls seem to miss out. It’s not to say there’ll be no rain in these places, but it’ll be much lighter. Here are some of the perfect monsoon treks to try this monsoon, in no specific order:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (6 Days)

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (6 Days)
View from Poonhill Ghorepani

The Ghorepani trek can be muddy with low visibility mostly during monsoon period (July & August), but the routes are wide, well stepped and fairly free of leeches. Early and late monsoon can be a fine opportunity for this trek, as you will beat the crowds and still see the clouds clear for spectacular views along the way.

Upper Mustang Trek (14 Days)

Upper Mustang Trek (14 Days)
Upper Mustang Nepal

Under the rain-shadow zone, the upper parts of the Annapurna Circuit, towards Manang and Thorong La Pass, and into Muktinath, fall. At this time, the views of Annapurna Mountain and Muktinath are simply stunning, and Manang ‘s agricultural fields will also be lush and admirably green, due to all that rainfall. The routes in this circuit are well-marked, so you’ll never have to worry about getting lost and these delicious-looking Nepali tea houses and friendly locals will make sure you have plenty of rest, food and cultural exchange all around you.

Jomsom-Muktinath Treks (12 days)

Jomsom-Muktinath Treks (12 days)
Jomsom Muktinath

In Lower Mustang, there are a number of trekking routes and day hikes you can do, like this twelve-day itinerary. You will need to take a couple of flights to reach this area from Kathmandu so be sure to set up in some buffer time in case of flight delays. You can also drive to Jomsom but during the July and August, when the monsoon is worst, road conditions are often not nice. All this means you just need to be flexible with your time. If you are on a tight timetable, then this trek is not for you.

Trekking in Lower Everest Region (From 5 to 8 days)

Pikey Peak Lower Everest Region

There are several great treks in the lower Everest region that can be done during the monsoon. Flights to and from Lukla can be much delayed, but you’re in the area, it’s pretty pleasant between showers. For example, you can often find great views even in July. Depending on how many days you have, check out this itinerary for best short treks in Everest region.

Annapurna circle trek (13 Days)

Annapurna Circle Trek

Annapurna circle trek the most famous Nepal trekking spots. Indeed, the Annapurna region is on level with the Everest region itself in terms of trekking popularity. From Pokhara, It is easily accessible by road or air. The Annapurna circle Trek is also one of the iconic trekking experiences. Significant parts of the Annapurna Circle Trek are in the monsoon curtain, making it suitable for Nepal monsoon treks. The upper sections of the hike, including Manang and the Thorong La Mountain Pass, are dry and arid with strong winds.

Everest Base Camp (From 10 to 14 days)

Everest Base Camp

The Journey to Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s most populated routes, but the crowds continue to reduce somewhat during the monsoons. Although there will be some rain at the start of the trek as you climb to higher altitudes, the rains will decrease, providing some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. The path is one of the most scenic in the world — the view from Kala Patthar of the world’s highest mountain is worth it all. In this path, the beautiful Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery and Khumbu Glacier awaiting you

8 Responses
    1. Mountain Hike Nepal

      Hi, Iris Tapai.
      Namaste and greetings from Mountian Hike Nepal

      There is something rather charming about trekking in Nepal during the monsoons. Autumn and Spring are might be the most popular season, and it also gets a lot of difficulties depending on the trekking region, but there are a number of treks that are great to trek during the monsoon season. If you have short holidays then I will recommend you to choose short hikes like Ghorepani Poonhill, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek which doesn’t demand much physical challenge as well as not much risky but if you are perfect on the physical and mental level with a minimum of 15 to 20 days time for traveling then upper mustang, annapurna circuit or world`s most popular everest base camp may be the right trekking for you. Let us know if this helps you.

      Best regards
      Mountain HIke Nepal

    1. Mountain Hike Nepal

      Thank you for your innocent question, trekking for any season in nepal required special preparation so if you considering embarking on a nepal trek from moderate to difficult but are not sure if you’re mentally or physically up to it? We hear you! Sometimes a trekking holiday can be a little frightening, especially if you’ve never been on one before.

      Do exercise you enjoy

      The more you enjoy something, the more motivated you will be to do it! If you really love swimming, zumba or yoga for example, then add it to your exercise plan. If you’re having fun, you won’t even notice your training!

      Choose the Correct Footwear For Your Trek

      Good quality and appropriate footwear for your trek and your walking training is essential. A supportive hiking shoe with ankle protection is important but gets the correct size for you.

      Build Your Walking Training

      Walking training will be the basis of your training program and it is important to build steadily towards the sorts of distances that you will be doing on your trek. Initially, intersperse training days with rest days but as your fitness improves, look to include some ‘back-to-back’ training days, which will more closely replicate your actual trek.

      Practice walking with your backpack

      The majority of our guided trekking are fully supported, meaning you’ll only need to carry a day pack and there will be porter to carry rest of bagpack but unwanted luggage being stored to your hotel. You’ll most likely be carrying up to 5 to 10 km in your day pack including items such as water, snacks, passport, money, gadgets and so on.

      Consider using walking poles

      During the trekking in using poles also allows trekkers to lengthen their stride, putting less strain on their knees. Though it still may be an exhausting day on the trail, trekking poles can certainly make the long days easier and more enjoyable.

      Understand your Trekking Grade

      It’s important to understand your trek grading, which is listed in your trip notes, so that you know what type of trekking you’ll face on your trip. The majority of trekking in our website are rated from easy (grade 3) to moderate (grade 5), with some challenging/tough treks (grade 6). Understanding your trip itinerary will help shape your training sessions and give you guidelines on how much training you should do each week leading up to your trip.

      Consistency and persistence is key

      Aim to keep up a consistent amount of exercise each week, especially during the weeks leading up to your trek. It’s a good idea to schedule exercise sessions at the same time every week and to fit them into your daily schedule. If you struggle to find the time to exercise, try incorporating it into your everyday routine – like walking to work or running in your lunch break.

      Don’t forget to start your training early, instead of leaving it to the last minute. The earlier your start your trek training the better, as the fitter you are, the more you’ll get out of your trip. When it comes to training, try not to feel overwhelmed. Training doesn’t need to be over-complicated.

      Fuel your body well

      Your energy requirements will increase while trekking so it’s important to fuel your body well. Try to eat small, frequent meals whist trek training to maintain your energy levels. If you are going for a long training walk, it’s essential to eat a well rounded healthy breakfast and to drink plenty of water. The guides will provide you with trail mix or other snacks, so you won’t need to worry about bringing these on your trip.

      Hydrate Yourself Frequently When Walking

      Whether you are in a hot climate or not, your fluid requirements will increase significantly when trekking. Losses on the breath and from sweating will serve to reduce your blood volume, resulting in your heart having to work much harder. By the time you feel thirsty you will already be dehydrated so try and drink small, frequent quantities of water throughout the day. Carry out the urine test to monitor your hydration: a pale straw color indicates that you are well hydrated, anything darker means that you need to drink more.

      Fit to trek

      The fitter you are before you depart, the easier your trek will be. You will have spent a lot of time, effort (and probably money too!) to get to your trekking location, so it makes sense to get the most out of your trip by being in good shape and having a suitable Gear. By following the tips above, not only will you be well prepared for possibly a trip of a lifetime but you’ll get so much more out of your trekking experience.

      Note: Regarding the price, I will provide you a special group price after you select the trekking packages from our website, once you ready to book then kindly email me @ [email protected]

      Hope to hear soon from you.

      Best Regards
      Manish Basnet

  1. Iris Tapia

    Thank you for your help on my question regarding preparation on special trek on monsoon. I will finalize with my friend first then i will contact you by email that you provided.

    We are visiting Nepal, end of August 2020. so we will contact you soon and joining trek with your company.
    Anyway, do your company apply covid-19 protocol?

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