Best Monsoon Treks in Nepal

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This time we are back with the best monsoon treks in Nepal.

Trek during monsoon season (rainy season) in Nepal is really daunting as there is a high risk of natural disasters, messy trails, obstructed Himalayan views, leeches, frequent rainfall, and so on. But there are few places in Nepal, where you can actually go for monsoon treks. There are plenty of best-trekking destinations in Nepal which lies in the Himalayan rain shadow. You can in fact enjoy the trail, landscapes, local tea house, and culture.

Best Monsoon Treks in Nepal

Below is the list of the best monsoon treks in Nepal. If you are planning to take a break from your busy life, then these places you must go.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna-Circuit-Trek, best monsoon treks in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna mountain causing less to no rainfall; making it the best monsoon treks in Nepal. So, the rain will not bother you. You can actually avoid crowds and enjoy the jaw-dropping Trans Himalayan landscape, forbidden villages, and the cultures of Manang and Mustang District. Thorang La Pass (5,416m) is the highest and challenging pass of Nepal and from there, you will be ascending towards the lower Mustang region.

Time Duration- 14 to 20 Days

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Nepal
The preparation of last ritual during Tiji Festival. Photo: Samde Sherpa

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the best monsoon treks in Nepal which lies in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mastiff. This means, less to no rainfall. It is the driest region of Nepal. Upper Mustang is also called the land of the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo Manthang. Being forbidden and isolated territory for decades, people over there have their own distinct Tibetan tradition and culture. You can enjoy desert beauty and harsh, cliff-faced landscapes. You can also visit Chosar Cave. In case you want to witness the real culture of the Upper Mustang people, then be there in May as they celebrate a Tiji festival.

Time Duration- 15- 20 days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani.-Poonhill-Nepal, Best monsoon treks in Nepal

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Situated in the laps of the Annapurna region, you can witness the Annapurna range including Mt. Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. It is the easiest trek as the trails are wide, and perfectly craved steps. It trail will be wet and there is a chance of less visibility. Whereas, you will avoid the huge crowds and obviously playing hide and seek with the mountains. Likewise, you will observe beautiful small villages, rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and many more.

Time Duration- 5 to 7 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest-Base-Camp-Trek-Nepal8thwonder, Best monsoon Treks in Nepal

Yes, you can actually visit Everest Base Camp Trek in the rainy season. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is everyone’s dream to visit Everest Base Camp and watch Everest in real. You will be walking through the Dudhkoshi river, followed by lush green landscapes and deserted lands. It will rain in the lower Everest region, but it will lessen as you move up to higher elevations. And more than that, there will be no crowd and you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Everest region. No matter how hard your trek will be, the trek to Everest base camp during the rainy season in Nepal will surely be adventurous and magnificent. You will witness, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and local Sherpa people.

Time Duration- 14- 20 Days

Upper Dolpo Trek

Shey Phoksundo Lake, Phoksundo, Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trek is the off-beaten path trek that lies in the Dolpa district of Nepal. It is a rugged and remote part of Nepal and home to Phoksundo National Park. That’s why the region is quite isolated and untouched by modernity. The people over there follow Tibetan culture and tradition. The sedimentary Tibetan-Tethys Zone, Dolpa has a deserted and trans-Himalaya landscape. Situated in the rain shadow of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, this region also has less rainfall, which makes Upper Dolpa the best monsoon treks in Nepal. Right after crossing Numa La Pass (5,190m), you will witness Phoksundo Lake at Ringmo village. Phoksundo Lake is turquoise color and you will surely not take an eye off it.  The lake is sacred to Buddhists and followers of the Bonpo religion. They believe that there is an underwater palace and a Tantric Mandala of spirits under the lake.

Time Duration- 10 -15 Days


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