Monsoon Treks in Nepal, best recommendation

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Famous Monsoon Treks in Nepal

Monsoon season in Nepal is often considered a “do not trek” season. But actually there are a few treks which are better in monsoon season, in comparison to other trekking seasons. Monsoon in Nepal starts from late May and lasts to late August. In this period most part of Nepal receives rain and thunderstorms. However, the rainfall is mostly during the afternoons. Only in a few places in Nepal, it might rain from the morning to the night, for a few days in a row, but it is not common.

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Picture – Upper Mustang is one of many rain shadow zone treks in Nepal. gateway of upper mustang at kagbeni village

In contrast there are some places in Nepal like the Upper Mustang region, where it does not rain at all, not even during the rainy season.

A common perception for trekking in Nepal is that the best time for a trek is in autumn or in spring. But there are many treks that can be done during the monsoon season. This is called trekking in rain shadow zone. Treks in the rain shadow zone are at their best specifically during the monsoon season, but can also be done during the trekking high seasons in spring and autumn.

Places such as Upper mustang, Dolpo region, and Narphu valley Circuit are considered as the best monsoon season treks in Nepal. Also the popular Everest base camp trek can easily be done during the monsoon season.

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Picture – Mount Amadablam seen in Everest base camp trekking in Monsoon – weather of mount everest base camp trekking region in Monsoon

Trekking to Everest base camp during the monsoon season might not offer a crystal clear sky with blue contrast and White Mountains. But the dry landscape of Everest trekking trail above Namche – where rain is rare and even if it rains, it will rain in the afternoon – makes Everest one of the good options for monsoon trekking in Nepal. Do not expect to see the mountains 24/7; the clouds keep on moving and there will be just short windows of viewing the Everest or any of the other mountains. But if you time your day to day treks during the mornings, trekking to the Everest base camp during the monsoon season will be a perfect experience.

Monsoon season trekking in Nepal is recommended for those, who love to be in the nature with less crowds, and who are not specifically looking to see the white capped mountains, but maybe some other nature’s wonders that are not present when trekking during the high seasons. For example, if you choose to trek to Annapurna base camp in Monsoon season (in july), once you get above the treeline the trekking trail will be bounded with wild flowers and their fragrance is filling the air. Or imagine the thrill of seeing the sunrise behind the mountains and the morning sun before the clouds cover the sky in the afternoon.

Hint – If you are debating on which trek to choose for the monsoon season in Nepal, be clear that the first 5 treks listed below are rewarding trekking destinations for Monsoon. Apart from that, other common trekking destinations like ABC and EBC can be done during monsoon – and trekking to those places is still worthwhile but read the details of prospective (how and why they are recommended) This is just our recommendation.

This is just our recommendation

Why should you do monsoon treks in Nepal?

Firstly, trekking in Nepal in the monsoon or rainy season is a reat way to avoid the big crowds. In the peak trekking seasons in April and October – the amount of trekkers on the famous trekking trails like Annapurna, Everest or Langtang might feel annoying. But if you do the same treks in monsoon season, those trails will be peaceful. Below a few reasons to do monsoon treks in Nepal:

  1. If your vacation suits Monsoon or rainy season only
  2. If you want to avoid the crowds & you love your peace
  3. If you like to trek any time in first 5 specific destination listed below

With above reference, following are few options for monsoon treks in Nepal, which starts from late may to August.

A – Upper Mustang trek Nepal

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Upper Mustang Trekking – Cave tour

Upper mustang trek is famous as forbidden kingdom of Nepal, also known as the kingdom of Lo – by the name of the largest village in Upper mustang region, Lo manthang village. Connected with China via Corola border, Upper mustang Nepal has similar landscape as Tibet. The contrast of the dry mountains with blue sky and distant view of snow capped mountains of Annapurna Himalaya range and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range are the attractions of Upper mustang Region. Upper mustang trek is also famous as a rain shadow zone trekking destination in Nepal – which gets even drier during the monsoon.

Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon is one of the best among many monsoon treks in Nepal. Upper Mustang trekking trail becomes really dry, the mornings are clear and you will enjoy the view of the mountains and blue sky. It does not rain in Upper Mustang even in the rainy season.

Upper Mustang is located to the Northern Himalaya connected with Tibet. If you know about Muktinath temple or if you have done Annapurna circuit trek or if you have trekked to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) – Upper Mustang region starts from Kagbeni village towards the Northern side, along the river.

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Upper Mustang near Tibetan Border

Upper mustang is an isolated region in Nepal towards the edge of the country’s geography.  With an area of more than 2000 square kilometer – Upper Mustang is considered to be the best dry trail for a monsoon trek.  Coming to 2020, government of Nepal is opening one of its borders with China, the Corolla border (above Chhoser village), and thus the isolated region now has a roadway network to drive in a four wheel drive jeep. Because of all of these reasons – Upper mustang trek is now a tour destination as well.

As this part of Nepal is famous as a monsoon trek destination, this is a rainy season tour destination, accordingly.

Because of the roadway to upper mustang, itinerary for trekking to Upper Mustang ranges from 10 days to 20 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. If you wish to start from Pokhara, the trip to Upper Mustang can be 5 days or more as per travelers’ interest. Restricted trail of Upper Mustang starts from Kagbeni village and for restricted trekking trail one needs to buy a special permit.

Special permit to Upper Mustang is 50 US dollars per day.

Why is Upper Mustang a restricted trekking destination? Because of its remote location, where you can get lost even from a small twist on the route. The villages in Upper Mustang region are scattered. In regards to these reasons, Upper Mustang is not allowed to be trekked as a single trekker. However, there are still people who decide to trek Upper Mustang solo (that is with one guide and themselves). Paying a permit for anonymous person is formally illegal, but happens, as well as paying for a two people permit, which is expensive as well.

Below is presented 5 options for itinerary for a trek or tour in the hidden part of Nepal – Upper Mustang:

#Option 1

Outline itinerary for Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon 14 Days

Day 01 – Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02 – Travel from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 03 – Trek from Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) to Kagbeni

Day 04 – Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

Day 05 – Trek from Chele to Syanboche

Day 06- Trek from Syangboche to Charang village

Day 07 – Trek to Lo manthang

Day 08 – Lo manthang day and explore around the village and visit Chusar cave

Day 09 – Trek back to Lo Ghekar

Day 10 – Trek to Ghiling village

Day 11 – Trek to Chhuksang village

Day 12 – Trek back to Jomsom

Day 13 – Travel to Pokhara

Day 14 – Travel back to Kathmandu

#Option 2

Outline itinerary for Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon 15 Days

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02: Drive to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 03: Trek to Kagbeni; 5 hours

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m); 5 hours

Day 06: Chele to Syangbochen (3780m); 6 hours

Day 07: Syangbochen to Dhakmar (3800m); 7 hour

Day 08: Dhakmar to Lo Manthang (3840m), Lo was a state of Tibet centuries ago.

 Day 09: Rest, sightseeing day at Lo Manthang, visit different Monasteries (mainly Choser cave) and walk around the village of Lo Manthang a fortified village.

Day 10: Explore and walk around the village and visit the fort nearby.

Day 11: Lo Manthang to Yara (3650m); 7 hours

Day 12: Yara to Chhusang (2980m); 10 hours

This is a whole day trek as there is not much accommodation in the middle. At Tangge, there is a very basic tea shop; we can stop there if needed. Normally we trek all the way down to Chhusang from Yara without stopping at Tannge. We will carry packed lunch for this day.

Day 14 – Drive to Pokhara

Day 15 – Drive to Kathmandu

#Option 3

Outline itinerary for Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon 24 Days

Day 01: Arrival

Day 02: Special Permit Preparation day for us, your free day

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 05: Trek to Kagbeni; 5 hours

Day 06: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m); 5 hours

Day 07: Chele to Syangbochen (3780m); 6 hours

Day 08: Syangbochen to Dhakmar (3800m); 7 hour

Day 09: Dhakmar to Lo Manthang (3840m), Lo was a state of Tibet centuries ago.

 Day 10: Rest, sightseeing day at Lo Manthang, visit different Monasteries (mainly Choser cave) and walk around the village of Lo Manthang a fortified village.

Day 11: Explore and walk around the village and visit the fort nearby.

Day 12: Lo Manthang to Yara (3650m); 7 hours

Day 13: Yara to Chhusang (2980m); 10 hours

This is a whole day trek as there is not much accommodation in the middle. At Tangge, there is a very basic tea shop; we can stop there if needed. Normally we trek all the way down to Chhusang from Yara without stopping at Tannge. We will carry packed lunch for this day.

Day 14: Chhusang to Muktinath (3760m); 6 hours

Day 15: Drive to Tatopani

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 17: Morning sunrise and trek to Tadapani village

Day 18: Trek to Jhinu Hotspring – it is a natural hotspring

Day 19: Trek to Australian camp

Day 20: Trek to Kande for 2 hours and drive to Pokhara.

Day 21: Pokhara guided tour (includes 4 major tour destinations of Pokhara)

Day 22: Drive to Bandipur

Day 23: Sunrise hike in the morning in Bandipur

Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu

#Option 4

Outline itinerary for Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon 12 Days

Day 01 – Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02 – Travel from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 03 – Trek to Kagbeni

Day 04 – Trek to Chele

Day 05 – Trek to Syangboche

Day 06 – Trek to Charang

Day 07 – Trek to Lo Manthang

Day 08 – Rest at Lo Manthang and visit Palace of Lo Manthang

Day 09 – Chusar cave tour and overnight at Lo Manthang

Day 10 – Trek down to Lo Ghekar

Day 11 – Drive to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 12 – Fly to Kathmandu

#Option 5

Outline itinerary for Upper Mustang trek in Monsoon 7 Days

Day 01 – Travel to Kagbeni

Day 02 – Trek to Syangbiche

Day 03 – Drive to Lomanthang

Day 04 – Lo Manthang village tour and tour around Choser cave and other cave, in nearby villages

Day 05 – Trek down to Ghekar via Ghar Gomba

Day 06 – Drive to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 07 – Fly to Kathmandu

B – Lower Dolpo Trek

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Dolpo region Nepal

Dolpo region of Nepal is also famous as Dolpa Nepal. In fact, Dolpa is the real Name of famous Dolpo trekking region. Another of the famous monsoon treks in Nepal, towards the lake of Phoksundo at an altitude of 3612 meters / 11775 ft above the sea level. Dolpo is the best remote monsoon treks in Nepal by far. Dolpo region, either upper Dolpo or the Lower dolpo is recognized as restricted trekking trail of Nepal.

Dolpo region of Nepal is bordering with China towards its north. Famous for the beautiful valley with landscape similar to Tibet, Lower dolpo trek offers, off the beaten culture, tradition of Nepal. With an annual precipitation around 500 millimeters, Dolpo Nepal is famous as monsoon treks in Nepal as June to August is regarded as the Nepali Monsoon season and best time to visit Dolpo region.

Lower Dolpo trekking route is inside the largest National park of Nepal called Shey Phoksundo National park. This National park covers 3555 Sq. Km area and stands out to be a best national park conserving bio diversity and a famous fresh water lake of Phoksundo. National park is home of verities of birds, animals and plants; many of the wildlife conserved inside the national park are endangered.

After unification of Dolpo kingdom into Lho kingdom in 14th century, however, later in 18th century both Lho and Dolpo kingdom got unified into Kingdom of Nepal. In that time – People in Lho used to have trade relation with Tibetan Kingdom. The practice of barter system was in effect where Nepali used to give grains for salt from Tibet. The trade relation is still in existence, under controlled perimeter.

Locals of Dolpa still believe, Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet) was formed when spiteful demons flooded a village for revealing her whereabouts to the Buddhist guru (Lama) Padmasambhava. The east and south of Lower Dolpo trekking route is bordered by the Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Kyangyu Ripa, Annapurna range and many others mountains can be seen in this monsoon treks of Nepal.

Dolpo region has population of approximately 10000 to 15000 Nepali, who has similar traditions and dialects to Tibetans. Bon is the religion in practice in the centuries old monasteries of Dolpo, which are archaeological findings to predict history of Nepal.

Interestingly, Valley of Dolpo is divided in different sections as; Tshkharka known for better growing place in the region & this is called Chharka in present, Tarap known as Dho village in present & is an excellent location, Panzang known as Tinje village in present & is regarded as location above the monk, Nangkhang known as Saldang (3710m/12101 feet) village at present is regarded as core of Dolpo region.

Monsoon treks in Nepal to Lower dolpo region starts from a short flight to jhupal. However there is option of overland trekking to dolpo region, but this is time consuming.

In general people fly from kathamndu to Nepaljung and then take another short flight to Jhupal airport. After Nepaljung to Jhupal flight, trekking starts towards Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet.

Following are some itineraries for trekking to Dolpo region as another best monsoon treks in Nepal:

#Option 1

Outline Itinerary for Overland lower Dolpo trek 11 Days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02 – Bungmati & Khokana Village tour & preparation for special permit for restricted region

Day 03 – Drive to Nepaljung

Day 04 – Drive to Sulighad

Day 05 – Trek to Chhekpa

Day 06 – Trek to Amchi

Day 07 – Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 08 – Rest & explore Phosundo Lake and surrounding village

Day 09 – Trek Back to Chhekpa

Day 10 – Trek to Jhupal

Day 11- Fly back to Kathmandu

#Option 2

Outline Itinerary for lower Dolpo trek 10 Days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Kathmandu to Nepajung

Day 03 – Fly to Jupal and trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 ft

Day 04 – Trek to Chhekpa 2670 meter / 8704 ft

Day 05 – Trek to Amchi

Day 06 – Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 07 – Rest/acclimatize and explore the village around Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 08 – Trek back to Syanta

Day 09 – Trek to Jhupal

Day 10 – Fly to kathmandu

#Option 3

Outline Itinerary for lower Dolpo trek 11 Days in Monsoon treks in Nepal

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Travel from Kathmandu to Nepajung

Day 03 – Fly to Jupal and trek to Sulighad

Day 04 – Trek to Chhekpa 2670 meter / 8704 ft

Day 05 – Trek to Jharana

Day 06 – Trek to Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 07 – Rest/acclimatize and explore the village around Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 08 – Trek back to Chhekpa

Day 09 – Trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet

Day 10 – Trek to Jhupal

Day 11 – Fly to Kathmandu

#Option 4

Outline Itinerary for lower Dolpo trek 20 Days in Monsoon

Day 01: Arrive to kathmandu.

Day 02: Dhulikhel Namobudhha tour

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Fly to Juphal & trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet.

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,281m/7437 feet).

Day 06: Trek to Laini.

Day 07: Trek to Nawarpani.

Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13985 feet)

Day 09: Acclimatization at Dho Tarap (4,090m/13985 feet).

Day 10: Trek to Numla phedi.

Day 11: Trek below Numala pass.

Day 12: Trek Numa La pass to pelung tang.

Day 13: Trek Baga La Pass to Dajok Tang.

Day 14: Trek to Ringmo.

Day 15: Day hike to Phoksundo Lake back to Ringmo.

Day 16: Trek to Chepka.

Day 17: Trek back down to Jhupal.

Day 18: Fly to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu to you onward destination.

C – Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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Picture – Trekkers utilizing free time with mountain bike in the dry mountain of Jomsom

Jomsom is a Himalayan town in route to Upper mustang trekking trail (the famous & best among all monsoon treks in Nepal). People trek to another monsoon trail of Nepal to Dolpo region via Jomsom route as well.

After doing Thorong la pass trekking from the manang side, people get out to this trail of Jomsom Muktinath, or precisely trekkers after crossing Thorong La pass spend a night at Muktinath and another at Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) . Saying that, Jomsom and Muktinath are two major Himalayan town of Lower Mustang trekking route or Annapurna circuit trekking trail.

Jomsom is a wide open river valley, known for a hub of trekkers, locals and traders. Jomsom has air stripe for small planes whereas Muktinath is famous for temple with always burning fire flame under the water. Millions of pilgrims visit Muktinath throughout a year. Muktinath temple is valued by both Hindu as well as Buddisht people all around the world. Muktinath is famous a Mukti Kshetra, it means “place for liberation” situated at an altitude of 3710 meter / 12095ft.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking is also called lower mustang trekking. To some extent this trekking is also called pilgrimage trekking trail in Nepal or local Brandy trek in Nepal. And more famously this is a short and by far best monsoon treks in Nepal.

Because of the location of the trekking trail, you will see both the green landscape as well as the dry landscape like in the Tibet. Once you get to the famous town of Jomsom, the landscape starts to change. After leaving Jomsom the dry hills will keep on getting drier all the way to Muktinath. Before climbing up to Muktinath village, we will pass by a beautiful & artistic village of Kagbeni. Kagbenis is famous for the ancient fortified village. This village is a living museum. To the one side, dry mountains are brown and beautiful whereas the other side of Kagbeni village is magnificent view of the snowcapped mountains like Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Jomsom Muktinath trek is considered as a highly recommended monsoon treks in Nepal as from Jomsom and upward, the landscape of Nepal lies in the rain shadow zone. Among various options of trekking itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath trekking – following are few suggested day today itinerary.

#Option 1

Outline itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek 10 days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Travel to Pokhara by Bus, 8 hours’ drive

Day 03 – Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)

Day 04 – Trek to Kagbeni

Day 05 – Trek to Muktinath

Day 06 – Drive to Tatopani, stay at the hotspring

Day 07 – Trek to Ghorepani

Day 08 – Hike up to poonhill for sunrise and trek down to Hile

Day 09 – Travel back to pokhara

Day 10 – Travel back to Kathmandu

#Option 2

Outline itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Monsoon 13 days

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by our representative. Tonight in the Hotel

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing of 4 different UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu and preparation for Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) muktinath trek.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m), 8 hours by bus. Overnight at hotel in the Lakeside

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) and trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2820m).

Day 05: Trek from kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m) ; 6 hours approx.

Day 06: Trek from muktinath to Marpha (2670m): 6 hours

Day 07: Trek from marpha to kalopani (2530m)

Day 08: Trek to Tatopani(1190m); 6 hours approx.

Day 09: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m); 8 hours approx.

Day 10: Trek up to poonhill (3193m) for sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

Himalaya Range, then trek down to Ulleri (1430m); 5 hours

Day 11: Return to Kathmandu; 8 hours

Day 12: Explore Bhaktapur

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

#Option 3

Outline itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Monsoon 12 Days

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Fly to Pokhara & attend Pokhara city tour

Day 03 – Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) and trek to Kagbeni

Day 04 – Trek to Muktinath

Day 05 – Descend to Marpha village

Day 06 – Trek to Kalopani

Day 07 – Trek to Tatopani, hot spring place

Day 08 – Trek to Ghorepani

Day 09 – Hike up to poonhill for sunrise and trek down to Hile

Day 10 – Travel back to pokhara

Day 11 – Travel back to Kathmandu

Day 12 – Departure

#Option 4

Outline itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Monsoon 5 Days

Day 01 – Travel to Pokhara by Bus

Day 02 – Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) & trek to Kagbeni

Day 03 – Trek to Muktinath

Day 04 – Trek back to Jomsom

Day 05 – Fly back to Kathmandu

D – Narphu valley trek

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Nar Phu village architecture in a remote trekking trail near famous APC

Nar and Phu is two famous village of this trekking trail in Nar Phu village. Nar village with approx. 300 households and Phu village with approx. 200 households are living above the tree line. Naar Village, at an altitude of 13,730 feet, is called Chuprong in local language, which means, the place of Blue Sheep’, easily understood that this village has blue sheep sighting point.

Trekking trail to Nar Phu valley trekking splits after the village of Koto, a village along the Annapurna circuit trekking trail. Unlike to famous Annapurna circuit trek, Narphu valley trek is less trekked trail of Nepal. NarPhu valley trekking trail is situated on the North east of famous town Chame and south valley of famous climbing peak in Nepal – Pisang peak; Chame is one of the destinations of Annapurna circuit and headquarter of Manang district.

Either spending time with local or Phu village or visiting the local Buddhists monastery of Nar village; both of these local activities will add an extra milestone in your NarPhu valley trek. As NarPhu valley trek is to the hidden river canyon, over the adventure passes like kangla pass (5,240m), unspoiled remote monsoon treks in Nepal, and living museum with beautiful people of Himalaya and many more highlights to prove itself as an outstanding trekking destination among remote treks of Nepal. Narphu valley circuit trek is a trending trekking activity in Nepal.

Nar Phu village trek is a trending trekking activity in Nepal – alike to Manaslu circuit trek of Kanchenjunga circuit trek. With that being said, this trekking trail is listed in the restricted trekking destination by Nepal government. So you must have to go through a local trekking company for the permit preparation and the entire management of the trekking activity to Nar Phu valley trekking.

Restricted trekking trail which needs special trekking permit from Nepal government was opened as a tea house trekking destination from 2003, saying that there are few route options for trek to Narphu – as discussed below. Narphu valley trek itinerary can be customized according to the need and interest, but following are major options for trekking to Narphu valley circuit with Pokhara or without and Narphu valley trek with Thorong la pass or without.

Highlights Narphu Valley circuit trek:

  • Remote village of Naar and Phu Village in the lost valley of Manang
  • Tashi Lakhang Monastery and other Buddhist Monasteries in route
  • Fort of the Khampa settlement (Khampa tribe from Tibet captured and lived illegally, once in the history)
  • Cross Kang-la Pass with view of mountains ranges like Annapurna Himalaya range, Manaslu range and Dhaulagiir range.
  • Wood & suspension bridges in route of river valley trek
  • Forest trek with pine and rhododendron flower trees
  • All attractions of Annapurna circuit trekking & Thorong la pass
  • Glacier Lake and outstanding mountain valley

#OPTION 1

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 11 Days

Day 01   Arrival  

Day 02   Explore Kathmandu & special permit preparation

Day 03   Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)

Day 04   Trek from Koto to Meta (11,680 feet / 3560 m)

Day 05   Trek from Meta to Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)

Day 06   Acclimatization day in Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)

Day 07   Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (11,450 feet / 3490 m)

Day 08   Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (13,484 feet / 4110 m)

Day 09   Trek from Nar to Ngawal (17,192 feet / 5240 m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

Day 10   Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar (8,179 feet / 2,493 m)

Day 11   Drive from Besisahar to Pokhara

#OPTION 2

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 12 Days

Day 01   Welcome to Kathmandu!            

Day 02   Explore Kathmandu       

Day 03   Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)

Day 04   Trek from Koto to Meta (11,680 feet / 3560 m)

Day 05   Trek from Meta to Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)

Day 06   Acclimatization day in Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)

Day 07   Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (11,450 feet / 3490 m)

Day 08   Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (13,484 feet / 4110 m)

Day 09   Trek from Nar to Ngawal (17,192 feet / 5240 m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

Day 10   Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar (8,179 feet / 2,493 m)

Day 11   Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu

Day 12   Depart

#OPTION 3

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 15 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley and special trekking permit preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Jagat by private land cruiser (8/9 hours)

Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (5/6 hours)

Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (5/6 hours)

Day 6: Trek from Koto(8,530 feet / 2,600 m) to Meta (11,680 feet / 3560 m) (6/7 hours) (Naar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Entry)

Day 7: Trek from Meta to Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 8: Trek from Phu to Naar Phedi (13,484 feet / 4110 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 9: Trek from Naar to Kang-La to Ngawal (6/7 hours) (17,192 feet / 5240 m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (5/6 hours)

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Pisang (5/6 hours)

Day 12: Trek from Pisang to Chame (5/6 hours)

Day 13: Trek from Chame to Dharapani (5/6 hours)

Day 14: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (5/6 hours)

Day 15: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu via Besisahar 8/9 hours

#OPTION 4

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 17 Days

Day 1     Travel from Kathmandu to Khudi              800 m    8 hr

Day 2     Khudi to Sirung 2220 m  6 – 7 hr

Day 3     Sirung to Jagat   1300 m  6 – 7 hr

Day 4     Jagat to Dharapani           1860 m  7 – 8 hr

Day 5     Dharapani to Koto           (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)     5 – 6 hr

Day 6     Koto to Meta     (11,680 feet / 3560 m)    7 – 8 hr

Day 7     Meta to Phu Gaon           (13,386 feet / 4080 m     7 – 8 hr

Day 8     Acclimatization hike & rest at Phu village 4250 m                2 hr

Day 9     Phu Gaon to Nar              (11,450 feet / 3490 m)    6 – 7 hr

Day 10   Acclimatization Day         4110 m  3 hr

Day 11   Nar to Ngawal(17,192 feet / 5240 m)  via Kang La Pass (5,240m)  7 – 8 hr

Day 12   Ngawal to Manang          3540 m  4 – 5 hr

Day 13   Manang to Yak Kharka   4110 m  3 – 4 hr

Day 14   Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi      4600 m  3 – 4 hr

Day 15   Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass               3710 m  7 – 8 hr

Day 16   Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)             2760 m  6 – 7 hr

Day 17   Travel to kathmandu

#OPTION 5

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 18 Days

Day 1     Travel from Kathmandu to Khudi              800 m    8 hr

Day 2     Khudi to Sirung 2220 m  6 – 7 hr

Day 3     Sirung to Jagat   1300 m  6 – 7 hr

Day 4     Jagat to Dharapani           1860 m  7 – 8 hr

Day 5     Dharapani to Koto           (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)     5 – 6 hr

Day 6     Koto to Meta     (11,680 feet / 3560 m)    7 – 8 hr

Day 7     Meta to Phu Gaon           (13,386 feet / 4080 m     7 – 8 hr

Day 8     Acclimatization hike & rest at Phu village 4250 m                2 hr

Day 9     Phu Gaon to Nar              (11,450 feet / 3490 m)    6 – 7 hr

Day 10   Acclimatization Day         4110 m  3 hr

Day 11   Nar to Ngawal(17,192 feet / 5240 m)  via Kang La Pass (5,240m)  7 – 8 hr

Day 12   Ngawal to Manang          3540 m/ 11611 feet         4 – 5 hr

Day 13   Manang to Yak Kharka   4110 m/13480 feet          3 – 4 hr

Day 14   Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi      4600 m/ 15088 feet         3 – 4 hr

Day 15   Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass               3710 m/12167 feet          7 – 8 hr

Day 16   Muktinath to Jomsom   2760 m/9053 feet             6 – 7 hr

Day 17   Travel from Jomsom to Pokhara 830 m/2722 feet              30 min

Day 18   Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)  6 – 7 hr

#OPTION 6

Outline itinerary for Narphu valley Trek in Monsoon 15 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu with Guide in A/C car, & trip preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Nagdi from Kathmandu (850m)

Day 04: Trek from Nagdi to Chamje (1450m)

Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani (1945m)

Day 06: Dharapani to Koto (2710m)

Day 07: Koto to Dharmasal

Day 08: Dharmasala to Kayang.

Day 09: Kayang to Phu village.

Day 10: A day Excursion around Phu valley. It will be day for acclimatization.

Day 11. Phu village to Junam.(4000m)

Day 12: Junam to Nar. Nar is another beautiful village during our trekking.

Day 13: Explore Nar village. It will be a day rest at Nar village.

Day 14: Nar village to Ngwal by crossing Kang La pass.

Day 15:  Ngwal to Manang.

Day 16: Acclimatization day at Manang, and sightseeing Manang Valley.

Day 17: Manang Valley to Yak Kharka (4350m)

Day 18: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m)

Day 19: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.)

Day 20: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895m)

Day 21: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet)  Today the trekking ends, generally trekkers celebrate the day in a team, share the experience during the trekking. This day will bring guest and guides closer in a celebration vibe. This probably will be the last day in your mountain for this trip.

Day 22: Jomsom to Pokhara- It is 20 minutes flight to the touristic city Pokhara.

Day 23. Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu.

Day 24.  Our vehicle will drop you to Kathmandu international airport for your departure to your onward destination.

E – Upper Dolpo trek

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Upper Dolpo Trekking & it’s cultural exploration

Trekking to Upper Dolpo is adventure upgraded form of trekking to Upper Mustang region. People and culture is similar, landscape is similar and the weather is similar. Adventure upgrade is unlikely character of upper Dolpo trek with Upper Mustang trekking. In upper Mustang a trekkers do not walk higher than 3800 meters above the sea level, whereas in Upper Dolpo trekking trekkers must walk over the altitude of 5000 meters. Two high passes of Upper Dolpo trekking are adventure hike.

Trekking to Upper Dolpo is, trekking to the hidden valley of Nepal, which used to be a separate kingdom before unification of Nepal, started in the 17th century by King Prithivi Narayan Shah. In between 6th to 8th century, kingdom of Tibet got defeated in the war and people migrated to Nepal and started living in this hidden Land beneath the shadow of Dhaulagiri Himalaya. As the Kingdom of Lo in upper mustang was in existence by then & the Lho Kingdom attacked the Dolpo region and unified Dolpo into Kingdom of Lho, in 14th century.  In 6th to 8th century Upper Dolpo used to be ruled by the king of Lho Kingdom. Lho Kingdom had their king’s palace at Lho Manthang and thos king from Upper Mustng defeated the King of Upper Dolpo.

Upper Dolpo region lies in Dolpo District of present Nepal and is conserved within She Phoksundo national Park. This National park is located in Dolpa district and mugu district (majorly Mugu district). It was established in 1984AD. Shey Phoksundo is largest national aprk of Nepal with Covered Area of 3555km at an Altitude – 1500 to 6000m (lies in the Tibetan Plato region). Animals conserved by Shey Phoksundo National Park are Tibetan antelope (jarayo in Nepali) or (hiran in Nepali language), Wild yak, Golden eagle (can carry 3 times bigger than his body). Birds in PseyPhoksundo National park range -150+ species in the latest recorded in 2020.

From Upper dolpo trek trail you can see the entire range of Mount Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu and Mt Annapurna. Crossing the high passes like Kang La pass (5,151m) and Saldang  La pass (4,785m) is an adventure to the wilderness. Apart from the high passes of Upper Dolpo trek, trekkers spend a night by the deepest lake of world – Shey Phoksundo Lake, near Phoksundo village. Local villagers believe this lake is holy and formed for easy passage of their Lama Guru.

Upper Dolpo trekking involves camping trekking till 2021, as there are no any tea houses in few high passes. Trekking in the remote Nepal with antique culture conserved from long ago and different landscape from rest of Nepal is a reason to trek in Upper Dolpo. Because of the geological location of Upper Dolpo trekking trail in rain shadow zone of Nepal Himalaya; Upper Dolpo trekking welcomes trekker in the month of June/July. End of May to early august is monsoon season in Nepal when it rains normally in the afternoon in most part of Nepal. But at the mean time Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang region which lies in Tibetan Platue are dry and hence recommended as best Monsoon treks in Nepal.

Upper Dolpo trekking itinerary depends on the interest and timeline of trekkers; however few options are discussed in the suggested itinerary below. Any of the trekking itineraries for Upper Dolpo trekking can be customized & the tailoremade trip to upper Mustang trek can be with jungle safari, homestays, and different village activities’ and boating in the lake of Phosundo or peak climbing in the region, feel free to share your interest and we will send you a tailor-made trip details.

#Option 01

Outline Itinerary for Short Upper Dolpo trek in Monsoon 21 Dyas

Day 01: Fly to Nepaljung

Day 02: Fly to Juphal (2,404m/7837 feet)  35 minute flight and trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet

Day 03: Trek to Ankhe (2,660m/8672 feet)

Day 04: Trek to Renje (3,104m/10119 feet)

Day 05: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 06: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m/11433 feet) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m/14351 feet)

Day 08: Cross the and trek to Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet)

Day 09: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet).

Day 10: Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785m/15599 feet), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m/14344 feet)

Day 11: Trek to Saldang (3710m/12101 feet)

Day 12: Trek to Sibu (3,942m/12851 feet)

Day 13: Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369m/14249 feet)

Day 14: Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845m/15925 feet) and trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m/13829 feet)

Day 15: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13985 feet)

Day 16: Trek to Serkam (3,630m/11840 feet)

Day 17: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m/8320 feet)

Day 18: Trek to Tarakot (2,281m/7437 feet)

Day 19: Trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet

Day 20: Trek to Juphal (2,404m/7837 feet)

Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

#Option 02

Outline Itinerary for Short Upper Dolpo trek in Monsoon 24 Dyas

Day 01: Travel from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 02: Nepalgunj to Jhuphal (Dolpo) and trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet (3 hours trek),

Day 03: Dunai to Ankhe (2,660m/8672 feet) (6 hours walk)

Day 04: Ankhe to Sulighat 6 hours walk,

Day 05: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet) (5 hours walk),

Day 06: Explore around Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 07: Phoksundo Khola (3,507m/11433 feet)  4/5 hours walks.

Day 08: Phoksunds Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m/14351 feet) 6/ 7 hours walk,

Day 09: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet) via Kang-La pass (5,360m) 5/6 hrs,

Day 10: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet,

Day 11: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m) by passing Saldang La (5,200m) – total walking time 7 hours,

Day 12: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3710m/12101 feet) (4-5 hours walk),

Day 13: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/5 hours walk),

Day 14: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (3,942m/12851 feet)(7 hours walk).

Day 15: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/5-6 hours ,

Day 16: Tokyu to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13985 feet) – 5 hours Walk,

Day 17:Rest Day

Day 18: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/7 hours walk),

Day 19: Tarap Khola to Khanigaon(3,150m/5 hours walk

Day 20: Khanigaon to Tarakot ((2,281m/7437 feet) /5 hours walk),

Day 21: Tarakot to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 ft (5-6 hours walk),

Day 22: Dunai to Jhuphal – 2-3 hours walk,

Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu

#Option 03

Outline Itinerary for Upper Dolpo trek in Monsoon 25 Days

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m).You will be picked by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing guided tour. Pre-trip meeting and arrange necessary permits for Upper Dolpo trek

Day 03: Fly to Nepaljung. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2400m) 35 minute flight and trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 ft

Day 05: Trek to Ankhe (2,660m/8672 feet)

Day 06: Trek to Renje (3,104m/10119 feet)

Day 07: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 08: Trek to Phoksundo Khola (3,507m/11433 feet)  – 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang (4,402m/14351 feet)

Day 10: Cross the and trek to Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet)

Day 11: Rest and exploration day at Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet.

Day 12: Cross the Saldang La pass (4,785m/15599 feet), and then trek to Namduna Gaon (4,400m/14344 feet)

Day 13: Trek to Saldang (3710m/12101 feet)

Day 14: Trek to Sibu (3,942m/12851 feet)

Day 15: Trek to foot of the Jeng La (4,369m/14249 feet)

Day 16: Cross the Jeng La pass (4,845m/15925 feet) and trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,240m/13829 feet)

Day 17: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13985 feet)

Day 18: Trek to Serkam (3,630m/11840 feet)

Day 19: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,550m/8320 feet)

Day 20: Trek to Tarakot (2,281m/7437 feet)

Day 21: Trek to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet

Day 22: Trek to Juphal (2,404m)

Day 23: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 24: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

#Option 04

Outline Itinerary for Upper Dolpo trek 29 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1345m).You will be received  by our company representative and assist you to hotel transfer.Tonight Upper Dolpo Camping trekking briefing by your guide.

Day 02: Kathmandu city guided tour & Pre-trip meeting, arrangement of necessary permits.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus/ Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 04: Flight to Jomsom (2710m/8835 feet) and trekking to Kagbeni(2800m/9135 feet) ) Lodge ( B, L, D)

Day 05: Kagbeni to Yak Kharka (3180m/10367 feet),

Day 06: Yak Kharka to Saldang (3710m/12101 feet),

Day 07: Sangda to Sangda Phedi (Tuchela,Niwar La Phedi) (4190m)

Day 08: Sangda Phedi to Yak kharka viaTudje (La 5185m)

Day 09: Yak kharka to Chharka village (4110m),

Day 10:   Chharka village to Chanla Phedi (4530m)

Day 11: Chanla Phedi to Do Tarap (4040m)

Day 12: Explore, acclimatize & rest day at Dho Trap(4030m)

Day 13: Do Tarap to Pangjang Khola Dovan  (4480m)

Day 14: Pangjang Khola Dovan to Tinje village (4150m)

Day 15: Tinje village to Shimengaon (3870mm)

Day 16: Shimengaon to Koma (4060m) via Shimen la (4270m),

Day 17: Koma to Saldang (3710m/12101 feet) village

Day 18: Saldang village to SheyGompa (4500m) via Sela La (5095m)

Day 19: Explore, rest, relax day at Shey Gompa (4,126m/13451 feet)

Day 20: Shey Gompa to LarTsa (4120m) vi Kangla pass (5360m)

Day 21: LarTsa to Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake (3,600m/11808 feet)

Day 22: Ringmu/Phoksundo Lake to Sanduwa(3038m),

Day 23: Sanduwa to Chhepka(2680m)

Day 24 Chhepka to Dunai 2150 meter / 70009 feet

Day 25: Dunai to Juphal (2345m)

Day 26: Fly Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, hotel (B/B)

Day 27: Rest, shopping, on your own day at Kathmandu. Hotel (B/B)

Day 28: Buffer day. Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 29: Our vehicle will drop you to Kathmandu international Airport for your final departure.

F – Upper Annapurna Circuit trek

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Rainy season blooms these waterfalls in Annapurna Circuit trek and makes even more beautiful for wonders.

Annapurna circuit trek is one of the famous trekking in Nepal. But as a recommended trekking destination for monsoon season, Annapurna circuit trek has a long and wide elevation profile. With that being said, just a small portion of Annapurna circuit is a best monsoon treks in Nepal. As APC trek starts from the altitude of 700 meters at Bensisahar, and this is not rain shadow zone. Whereas; places like manang, yak kharak, Pisang and Nangwal are higher than 3000 meters above the sea level. These destinations of Upper mustang are not only higher in elevation, but also lies in rain shadow zone. That is why, upper part of Annapurna trek is best fit for monsoon treks in Nepal.

Upper Annapurna circuit trek starts from Pisang village. Pisang village has road connectivity, till this destination you can drive by jeep and start trekking towards upper pisang. The dry landscape, pristine culture of people, local dilects similar to Tibetan dilects, old Monastery and thatched house on this part of ANnaourna circuit is more or less like Upper Mustang or Lower Dolpo trekking route.

Also because of it’s location in the rain shadow zone, rain will not be a problem even in the rainy season. On both side of Annapurna circuit trek, upper region – generally above 3000 meters above the sea level are regarded as the no rain destinations. On manang side – places from Pisang all the way to Thorongla Pass witness less rain even in the rainy season of Nepal. And on the other side destinations above Marpha is dry and witness no rain even in the rainy season. That is why trekking in upper Annapurna region is in route of Marpha village, Jomsom village, Kagbeni, Muktinath, Thorongla, Phedi, Yak Kharka,Manang, Ngwal, Upper Pisang and Pisang. Upper Annapurna trek start from Pisang village, till here is the roadway connectivity and accordingly Marpha has roadway to drive back to Pokhara.

Following is the suggested itinerary for Upper Annapurna circuit trek, which is suitable for monsoon season. However, the roadway connectivity is all the way to Manang on one side of the trail and till Muktinath temple on other side of Upper Annaourna Trek. And the trekking itinerary is discussed accordingly.

#option 01

Outline Itinerary for Upper Annapurna Circuit trek in Monsoon 13 days

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Drive to Besisahar

Day 03 – Drive to Pisang & trek to upper Pisang

Day 04 – Trek from Pisang to Manang via Ngwal

Day 05 – Manang rest & explore day

Day 06 – Manang to yak Kharaka

Day 07 – Yak Kharka to High camp

Day 08 – High camp to Muktinath – over the Thorongla pass

Day 09 – Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni village

Day 10 – Kagbeni to Jomsom

Day 11 – Jomsom to Marpha

Day 12 – Drive to Pokhara

Day 13 – Drive back to kathamandu

#option 02

Outline Itinerary for Upper Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Drive to Besisahar

Day 02 – Drive to Pisang & trek to upper Pisang

Day 03 – Trek from Pisang to Manang via Ngwal

Day 04 – Manang rest & explore day

Day 05 – Manang to yak Kharaka

Day 06 – Yak Kharka to High camp

Day 07 – High camp to Muktinath – over the Thorongla pass

Day 08 – Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni village

Day 09 – Kagbeni to Jomsom

Day 10 – Jomsom to Marpha

Day 11 – Drive to Pokhara

Day 12 – Drive back to kathamandu           

#option 03

Outline Itinerary for Upper Annapurna Circuit trek 10 Days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Drive to Besisahar

Day 02 – Drive to Pisang & trek to upper Pisang

Day 03 – Trek from Pisang to Manang via Ngwal

Day 04 – Manang rest & explore day

Day 05 – Manang to yak Kharaka

Day 06 – Yak Kharka to High camp

Day 07 – High camp to Muktinath – over the Thorongla pass

Day 08 – Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni village

Day 09 – Kagbeni to Jomsom

Day 10 – Drive to Pokhara Overnight

#option 04

Outline Itinerary for Upper Annapurna Circuit trek 8 Days in Monsoon

Day 01 – Drive to Pisang

Day 02 – Trek to Manang via Ngawol

Day 03 – Acclimatization day at Manang; explore view point, monastery, glacier lake and more

Day 04 – Manang to Ledar

Day 05 – Ledar to High Camp of Thorong la pass

Day 06 – cross Thorong la pass and overnight at Muktinath village by the Muktinath Temple

Day 07 – Trek downhill to Jomsom and explore the village. Stay overnight at local tea house

Day 08 – Fly to Kathmandu

G – Everest base camp trek

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Everest base camp trekking in rainy season

Everest base camp trek is one of the driest trekking in Nepal. Saying that; Everest base camp trek starting from Lukla, can be done all around the year. EBC trek is also recommended for trekking in the Monsoon season. As the trekking to Everest starts from the height of 2800 meters above the sea level, which is nearly equal to 3000 meters and this altitude has really small chance of raining. Once you start your trek on 2nd day of Everest base camp trek at Namche Bazzar that is above 3000 meters, Namche is at 3440 meters above the sea level. From Namche Bazzar the chance of rain is less than 10% but the clouds on the sky might be annoying. But still the mysty cloud moving with the flow of wind and giving window opening to the towering mountains is amazing. Along with the window view of Everest base camp trek in Monsoon, sky might be clouded but the ground of the trekking trail will be filled with colorful flowers. As rainy season is perfect to witness the beauty of wild flowers of Everest region, trekkers visiting EBC in rainy season will have great experience of nature.

But to be honest with you, trekking in June, July, August; which is called rainy season in Nepal – will not give 100% clear weather all day every day. Whereas, most of the early mornings are with clear sky and you will be able to see the Mountain View.

Everest base camp trek starting from Lukla starts higher than rain zone in Nepal that is why you will not soak yourself in the rain that much, but the clouds on the sky might not be helpful to capture the complete view of mountains around you. Still, there are few benefits of trekking in the Monsoon, trekker will find their peace on the trail as they will be alone, misty clouds and window opening view are overwhelming, flowers on the trail are not just beautiful but inspiring, tea houses will be almost empty and mountain hospitality will be the best ever.

#option 01

Outline itinerary for Everest base camp trek in Monsoon 10 days

Day 01 – Fly to Namche

Day 02 –Namche acclimatization day

Day 03 – Trek to Tengboche

Day  04– Trek to Dingboche

Day 05 – Dingboche acclimatization hike day

Day 06 – Trek to Lobuche

Day 07 – Trek to Everest base camp and trek back to gorakhshep

Day 08 – Sunrise hike to the summit of Kalapatthar at 5545 meters / 18187 feet

Day 09 – Trek down to Pheriche and fly to Lukla

Day 10 – Fly to Kahtmandu

#option 02

Outline itinerary for Everest base camp trek in Monsoon 09 days

Day 01 – Fly to Lukla

Day 02 –Trek to Namche acclimatization day

Day 03 – Namche acclimatization day

Day  04– Trek to Tengboche

Day 05 – Trek to Dingboche

Day 06 – Dingboche acclimatization hike day

Day 07 – Trek to Lobuche

Day 08 – Trek to Everest base camp and trek back to gorakhshep

Day 09 – Sunrise hike to the summit of Kalapatthar at 5545 meters / 18187 feet and Fly to Kahtmandu

#option 03

Outline itinerary for Everest base camp trek in Monsoon 14 days

Day 01 – Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 02 – Trek to Namche

Day 03 – Trek to Thame valley

Day 04 – Trek to Khumjung village

Day 05 – Trek to Tengboche Monastery

Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche

Day 07 – Acclimatize at Dingboche

Day o8 – Trek to Lobuche

Day 09 – Trek to EBC and stay at Gorakshep

Day 10 – Climb Kalapatthar and trek down to Pangboche

Day 11 – Trek to Phortse village

Day 12 – Trek to Namche

Day 13 – Trek to  Lukla

Day 14 – Fly back to Kathamandu

I – Gokyo valley trek

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Gokyo valley trekking in monsoon will have lively cloud show

Gokyo Valley trek is also called Gokyo ri trek in world famous Everest Himalaya region. So the trek starts after flying to Lukla, which is already around 3000 meters. From this altitude the rainfall is very less and once you get to Nmache at 3440 meter above the sea level; you will start trekking above the rain line of Nepal. Thus trekking in Gokyo valley will be in the dry trekking trail even in the rainy season. In general Gokyo valley trek is similar to Everest base camp trek, in environment regard. But the trail I different than Everest base camp trekking trail.

Gokyo valley trek is towards the Choyu base camp trail and is Southern river valley of Everest base camp trekking trail. Gokyo valley trek is regarded as the best monsoon trekking route to see Everest from distance, without getting to Everest base camp itself. Everest base camp trek is not hard but harder than Gokyo valley trek. But the view of Mount Everest from the top of Gokyo ri is perfect, as one can see almost half of Everest.

Alike to Everest base camp trek discussed above, Gokyo valley trek is also same with cloud, and the wild flowers in the route to Gokyo Lake. But the altitude of Gokyo valley trek is lower than EBC trail and the lakes of Gokyo are outstanding. In Monsoon season all the 6 lakes of gokyo will be beautiful inside the misty cloud. Blue water on the lakes of gokyo under the cloud will look awesome, whereas the wild flowers by the gokyo valley trek route is outstanding.

Itinerary for Gokyo valley trek has multiple options where few of them are discussed in the option.

#option 01

Outline Itinerary for Gokyo Valley trek in Monsoon 10 Days

Day 01 – Fly to Lukla

Day 02 – Trek to Namche

Day 03 – Namche acclimatization hike to explore Khumjung or Khunde Village

Day 04 – Namche to Dole

Day 05 – Dole to Machhermo

Day 06 – Machhermo to Gokyo

Day 07 – Climb Gokyo ri for Sunrise and explore the 5th lake

Day 08 – Trek back to Namche

Day 09 – Trek to Lukla

Day 10 – Fly to kathmandu

#option 02

Outline Itinerary for Gokyo Valley trek in Monsoon 8 Days

Day 01 – Fly to Namche

Day 02 – Namche to Phortse

Day 03 – Phortse to Fnaga

Day 04 – Trek to Gokyo

Day 05 – Climb Gokyo ri for Sunrise and explore the 5th lake

Day 06 – Trek back to Namche

Day 07 – Trek to Lukla

Day 08 – Fly to kathmandu

J – Everest panorama view trek

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Picture – flowers of the trekking trail to Everest view trek, also called Tengboche trek

Trekking to the lower part of Everest base camp trek is a perfect way to see Everest before reaching to high altitude. Without struggling for high altitude, Everest panaroma view trek is a perfect gateway to witness outstanding view of Mount Everest. Apart from the closed view of Everest, this trekking offers outstanding panorama of Khumbu Himalaya range. No high altitude, scenery of pristine view of the mountains, close view of glacier, complete cultural aspect of Everest trek and a lifetime experience can be achieved through this short trekking activity in Nepal. Everest Panorama view trek is also famous as Tengboche Monastery trek in Everest trekking trail.

Everest View trek is a mountain walk inside sagarmatha national park. This national park is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. Natural heaven of Nepal, Sagaramatha national park conserves natural diversity, birds, animals and cultural practice of mountain people. Himalayan monal, snow cock, varities of Peseants, important herbs and cultural monusments of Everest base camp trekking can be witnessed in this short trekking to Everet. Monasteries on the trail of Everest base camp trekking speaks about the religious aspect of people and the Everest region as a whole, Everest panaroma view trek witness this into the depth. Attending daily puja ceremony at the Tengboche monastery will be lifetime experience.

As a part of Everest base camp trek starting from Lukla, Everest Panaroma view trek is not the best but recommended monsoon treks in Nepal. The dry triail of Everest has supported the fact that, Everest panaroma trek can be explored in the rainy season of Nepal. Trekkers might not be able to see crystal clear sky and the unhidden mountain range all day along; but the mornings are clear and the view of mountains in the morning is outsanding. However the cloudy afternoon and misty clouds movement is never the less. Your physical presence will be lost inside the colud, time and again. Wild flowers, beautifully decorating the trail ov Everest Panaroma view trek will amaze your fatigue. Everest panaroma view trek is absolutely recommended in Monsoon.

By the name, Everest panaroma view trek is to watch the surrounding view of the White Mountains of Everest region. Just to see the panaroma of Mount eerest region, trekking to Namche is enough, as from sagarmatha national parkmuseum and the famous view point of Namche, we can witness this Panaroma. However, this Everest panaroma view trek itinerary is designed in such a way that; trekkers can see culture, jungle and the mountains at one visit to Everest base camp trail. This trek also preserves the comfort of trekker. VVIP service in Everest base camp trekking route is possible in this itinerary. Luxury trekking to Everest base camp will include the warm room, great view, expensive but good food and hotels like in the city is possible for Everest Panaroma trek. Generally Everest view trek start from short flight to Lukla and trekking aling the trail of Lukla to Namhe, Namche to tengboche and Namche to Thame valley. As far as possible, following are the probabale itinerary for Everest panaroma view trek.

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10 Days Outline Itinerary for Everest Panaroma View trek in Monsson

Day 01 – Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02 – Travel to lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 03 – Phakding to Namche

Day 04 – Namche to Thame

Day 05 – Thame to Khumjung

Day 06 – Khumjung to Tengboche

Day 07 – Tengboche to Namche

Day 08 – Back to Lukla

Day 09 – Travel to Kathmandu

Day 10 – Depart home

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8 Days Outline Itinerary for Everest Panaroma View trek in Monsson

Day 01 – Travel to lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 02 – Phakding to Namche

Day 03 – Namche to Thame

Day 04 – Thame to Khumjung

Day 05 – Khumjung to Tengboche

Day 06 – Tengboche to Namche

Day 07 – Back to Lukla

Day 08 – Travel to Kathmandu

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9 Days Outline Itinerary for Everest Panaroma View trek in Monsson

Day 01 – Fly to Lukla

Day 02 – Trek to Monjo

Day 03 – Monjo to Namche

Day 04 – Namche to Kyanjuma

Day 05 – Kyanjuma to Tengboche

Day 06 – Tengboche to Phortse

Day 07 Trek back to Namche

Day 08 – Namche to Lukla

Day 09 – Fly back to kathamndu

K – Short Annapurna base camp trek

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Picture – monsoon show of clouds and Annapurna south seen from MBC during our

Annapurna base camp trek is also famous as ABC trekking. Altitude of base camp being 4210 meters or 13809 in feet, this base camp trekking is the lowest base camp trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Himalayan base camp in the middle of all the mountains and a journey to the dead end of trail is interesting fact of ABC base camp trek.

To be honest with you, ABC is not best monsoon treks in Nepal if you hate the rain. And 1 day long trek to Annapurna base camp is strongly – not recommended in rainy season. Jungle of the base camp trail, rain, trek by the river along the river valley, probable landslide and many reasons stand against monsoon trekking to Annapurna base camp.

Still, short Annapurna base camp trekking is recommended for those who love wild garden. Who would not? That is why Short Annapurna Base Camp is listed as a best monsoon treks in Nepal. The trail of Annapurna base camp will be full of flowers; unrealistically the trail will look like a botanical garden with verities of flowers on the trail. Streams flowing with beautiful sound in the hidden valley will be all decorated with colorful flowers. Some flowers are as pretty as you will love to death.

Trail of short annapunrna circuit starts from the jeep point before Jhinu hotspring and trek continues into the jungle and get into, no tree line zone once it gets to MBC. MBC is the base camp of Machhapuchhre Himala. Machhapuchre translates to Fishtail in English and Mount Fishtail is regarded as the holy mountain of Nepal. One and only holy mountain of Annapurna region, to which, Nepal government do not issue climbing permit. Mt fishtail is holy.

Itinerary for short Annapurna base camp is mandatory, when it comes to abc trek in Monsoon. This trek is recommended just for the purspose of watching flowers and no more. Mornings of rainy season are clear and you can see the mountains but do not expect for mountains and blue sky all along the trekking, like in autum and spring trekking season. Shorter the itinerary, the best will be your experience for Annapurna base camp (ABC) trekking in the rainy season.

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5 Days Outline Itinerary for Short Annapurna Base Camp trek in Monsoon

Day 01 – Drive to Siwi, trek to Jhinu

Day 02 – Trek to Deurali

Day 03 – Deurali to Annapurna base camp

Day 04 – ABC to Sinuwa

Day 05 – Drive back to Kathmandu

#Option 02

8 Days Outline Itinerary for Short Annapurna Base Camp trek in Monsoon

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Travel to Pokhara

Day 03 – Travel to Siwi and trek to Chhomrong

Day 04 – Chhomrong to Deurali

Day 05 – Deurali to ABC

Day 06 – Trek back to Sinuwa

Day 07 – Travel to Pokhara

Day 08 – Drive to Kathmandu

#Option 03

7 Days Outline Itinerary for Short Annapurna Base Camp trek in Monsoon

Day 01 – Arrival

Day 02 – Travel to Ghandruk

Day 03 – Ghandruk to Dovan

Day 04 – Dovan to MBC

Day 05 – MBC to ABC

Day 06 – Trek back to Sinuwa

Day 07 – Travel to Kathmandu

About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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