Monsoon Season in Nepal

Monsoon season in Nepal brings the heavy rainfall, strong lightening, storms at nights. The monsoon season falls in between mid-June to mid of the September.

During the monsoon, the rain almost falls everyday with occasional thunderstorms in the evening. Monsoon is the best time for green vegetation and cultivation of paddy in Nepal.

The monsoon in Nepal originates from the Bay of Bengal India and moves along the southern part of the country. Nepal receives an average of 107 days of rainfall during the summer monsoon.

Transportation during Monsoon in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal in Himalayas undergoes either via overland or Flight. Some of the trekking routes have been connected with the roads to cities which are black-topped. But most of the mountain roads are graveled and might be blocked due to flood and landslides.

During the heavy rain, there will be chances of landslides and flood. So, you must go to rain-shadow areas for trekking in Nepal during monsoon time.

For the updated information about transportation means, please keep in touch with Treks Booking. We will let you with the latest updates of roads and flights.

Monsoon Festivals and Events

FestivalsNepali DateEnglish Date
Asar 15 – National Paddy DayAsar 15, 2079June 30, 2022
Nag PanchamiShrawan 17th 2079 August 02 2022
Janai Purnima/Rakshya Bandhan Shrawan 27th 207912th August 2022
Gai Jatra Shrawan 27th 2079 12th August 2022
Krishna Janmasthami3rd Bhadra 207919th August 2022
Hartalika Teej14th Bhadra 207930th August 2022
National Constitution Day3rd Asoj 207919th September 2022
Indra Jatra24th Bhadra 20799th September 2022

Things to do in Nepal during Monsoon

Trekking to Rain Shadow Areas

Trekking in Nepal during monsoon is not highly recommended by the trekking agencies but there are some areas which receive less rainfall as compared to other regions of Nepal.

Upper Mustang, Upper Manang, Nar and Phu Valleys, Dolpo Region are the areas best for trekking during monsoon season. These places lie in trans-Himalayan region and rain-shadow areas.

You will be experiencing unique culture and nature, beautiful landscapes and the pristine Himalayas trekking to these areas. Upper Mustang Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Humla Limi Valley Trek are the best treks during monsoon season in Nepal.

Explore culture and heritage around Kathmandu Valley

If you are non-trekkers and love culture, Kathmandu is the best place for you to explore. The unique culture, arts and architecture, festivals and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the best of part of Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

Hiking or Biking

Not interested for trekking long days? or love mount biking in Himalayas, Nepal offers the best places for you enjoy culture and nature.

Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Kakani, Phulchoki, Daman, Dhampus, Sarangkot, Bandipur and Tansen Palpa are the best places for hiking in Nepal.

If you love Mountain biking, you can bike to Upper Mustang, Annapurna Circuit and around Kathmandu Valley.

Experience the adventure (Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Rafting and Jungle Safari)

Besides trekking and mountaineering, Nepal offers some other interesting adventure holidays that you really feel awesome.

Paragliding in Pokhara and Kathmandu, Bungee Jumping in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Zip Flying, Canoeing and Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are the best activities for you to experience during Monsoon Season.

The Nature, Culture and Mountains

In monsoon season, every day is not raining. Rains are generally seen in the afternoon while in the morning and day time receive less rain or no rain. If you are lucky, you will encounter the most beautiful nature and mountain views after rainfall stops. Don’t forget to capture the moment on your camera as the part of lifetime experience.

The green nature with the lush vegetation, blooming flowers and unique organic agricultural cultivation are the best part of your visit to Nepal during monsoon season.

You will be exploring unique festival and cultural activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara during the monsoon months as Naag Panchami, Janai Purnima, Bhote Jatra, Teej, Gai Jatra and Krishna Asthami are few of them.

Rice Paddy Planting (Asar 15 Event)

Asar 15, popular known as asar pandra in Nepali is the day of busiest day for the farmers all over the Nepal. The day activities people engage by planting rice paddy, eating a special dish – dahi chiura, singing asar bhaka, dancing and playing with mud and water.

In Nepal, Asar 15 is a biggest agricultural festival of planting rice paddy in the fields and celebrated by eating beaten rice and curd.

The ropain festival is celebrated all over the Nepal. In Kathmandu valley, Kirtipur, Chapagaon, bungmati, Pharping, Sanogaon, Lele, Bhaktapur and Harisiddhi are the places to visit to see rice planing festival.

Farmers will be busy on their fields for planting the rice paddy. People who want to enjoy mud and water will have the opportunity to play holi of mud and water, throwing each other.

Asar Pandhara is the popular date on Nepali calendar on the third month and marks the beginning of the great monsoon in Nepal. The day is popular for paddy planting. Nepal government has declared this day as National Paddy Day.

Bird Watching and Jungle Exploration

If you are nature lover, you can visit the National Parks, wildlife reserve of Nepal for bird watching, wild animal activities and nature walk in Kathmandu, bardia, chitwan national park and koshi tappu wildlife reserve.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

If you are planning for Kailash Mansarovar yatra, this is the right time for Kailash parikrama tour. You can join a group for Nepaljung – Hilsa – Kailash helicopter tour or you can go Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash. Kailash Mansarovar yatra by overland (Jeep, Bus) will be operated in 2020 by Treks Booking.

Yoga and Meditation

If you like spiritual tourism and interested on yoga tour in Nepal, its opportunity in monsoon. There are many yoga and meditation retreat centers around Kathmandu and Pokhara which provides you the services. You will learn to live a healthier life and getting touch with your inner. Get a yoga tour package and experience the peace of mind.

Places to Visit During Monsoon in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Dhulkhel, Ilam, Pokhara, Bandipur, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Lumbini, Tansen, Kakani, Upper Mustang, Humla Limi Valley, Siraichaur are some places to visit in Monsoon.

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