Nepal the country of diverse landscapes includes four climatic seasons. Spring(March-May), Summer(June-August), Autumn(September-November), and Winter(December-February). Among all these four seasons in Nepal, Monsoon lies between the end of July to September and propounds the various popular Monsoon Treks.
As many people seem apathetic about the monsoon trek due to heavy rainfall and cloudy climate. But due to the dramatic landscape of Nepal, there exist some places which don’t receives heavy rainfall even during the monsoon season and are suitable for trekking.
Trekking in Monsoon is really suitable for those who prefer isolation as the trail is less crowded and very few people choose to trek during the Monsoon season. If you are the one who wishes to experience the isolated and uncrowded trek in some popular trekking routes of Nepal, then the Monsoon trek assuredly is for you.
Just observe the geographical diversity of Nepal, Lumle which is situated near Pokhara receives the most rainfall, whereas Mustang which is nearly 100 km away to the northern side from Pokhara receives the least rainfall in Nepal.
Mustang and Manang district is known as district across the mountain in Nepal so Upper Mustang and Annapurna Circuit Trek are the best trekking places for monsoon season. Also, Upper Dolpo Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Dhawalagiri are the places of low rainfall which is suitable Monsoon Trekking.
So, here now we list the Top 6 Treks for Monsoon Season in Nepal:
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Phoksundo Lake Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek
Rara Lake Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Note: We recommend you to manage raincoat, plastic for extra cover. Umbrella is not suggested. Airtight plastic for your electronics devices such as mobile phones, chargers, earphones, etc, and valuable papers such as travel documents, money, etc.
Cons of Treks during Monsoon:
Due to heavy rainfall in Nepal during the Monsoon season, there are high chances of road blockage due to landslides, so one might opt for airways rather than the roadways. Also sometimes the flight schedule might get affected due to climatic change in Monsoon.
Also during Monsoon, floods in the river act as the factor of the barrier for the trek since many rivers don’t have sufficient bridges facilities, in such case travelers have to waste their time until the river comes to its original level. Also, the Monsoon treks aren’t for those who are scared of disgusting leeches as they appear everywhere on hilly regions during Monsoon Season.