What are the Top 5 treks to do in summer in Nepal? Well, this is the frequently asked question about trekking route that can be done during summer. Summer is rainy season in Nepal thus it rains a lot during June/July/August months. It believes that it’s impossible to trek these months somehow it’s not 100% truth. There are some areas where it doesn’t rain in Nepal and there are some areas where there is less impact of rain so it’s possible to trek in summer. There is Trans Himalayan region behind the main range of Himalaya where it doesn’t rain because it is located in the rain shadow area. The rain shadow region contains mountain with dessert thus the landscape is completely different with other areas in Nepal.
Upper Mustang trek is one the most precious journey that can be done in summer which is truly a wonderland. The walled city of Lo-Manthang is the capital of Upper Mustang where the King used to rule the kingdom. Multicolor mountain, Hidden caves, Ancient culture, High desert landscape, Unique settlement, friendly people are the major highlights that you should visit this place. The permit is bit expensive 500$ for ten days and after it cost 50$ extra per day but it totally worth it an absolute value for money. It is located in the rain shadow area of Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna thus it doesn’t rain during monsoon. It takes two weeks to complete the whole journey.
Nar Phu trek is another antique journey that can be done during summer. The amazing village of Nar and Phu is the main highlight of this journey. The landscape is barren surround by mountains. A unique settlement, amazing landscape, ethnic people, and centuries-old culture are the main highlight that we can observe during this journey. This region is located inside the protected area thus it requires a semi-restricted permit. Permit are not costly like Upper Mustang it nearly cost about 75$ for one week during summer. This journey takes about two weeks including Annapurna circuit.
Upper Dolpo trek is another surreal journey that can be done during summer. The Dolpo region is located in Trans Himalayan region behind Mt Dhaulagiri. It doesn’t rain during monsoon thus you can visit during monsoon. Khas Tibetan people, Multicolor landscape, unique settlement, Deepest lake Phoksundo are the major highlights of this journey. This region is also cauterized as restricted area thus it requires a special permit. It cost 500$ for the first 10 days and after that, it charges extra 50$ per day. This journey takes around three weeks.
The trek to Jomsom Muktinath is really amazing short treks. This region is located in Annapurna region at the lap of Mt Nilgiri and Mt Dhaulagiri at the bank of holy river Kaligandaki. Towering mountain, Desert landscape, Multi-ethnic people, windy city Jomshom, Holy Muktinath temple, medieval town Kagbeni, Natural hot-spring are the major highlights of this journey. To visit this region it requires regular ACAP permit and TIMS card which cost nearly 40$. This journey takes about one week to ten days.
Poonhill trek is another trek which we can do in the summertime. The hill is located in the south of Annapurna region. Flossing river, lush green forest, panoramic view of Himalaya, Multi-ethnic people and culture are the major highlights that we can observe during trekking. This region is located close to the most raining place in Nepal thus it rains a lot in this area. Normally it rains at afternoon, evening and night so it’s wise to start early morning during summer. This journey also requires the regular ACAP permit which cost nearly around 40$. This journey takes around 3 to 7 days depending upon the route that you want to take. It’s wise to take Nayapul-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Ulleri-Nayapul route during summer.