Nepal is a traveler’s destination round the year. Just like Spring, Autumn and Winter, Nepal can also be visited during monsoon or summer season.
The monsoon season starts from June and continues till August. The season is characterized by increase in temperature and copious amount of rainfall. The rainfall occurs by natural process when the warm wind from Bay of Bengal collides with the Himalayas.
Short city tours within Kathmandu Valley- a world heritage site, are available in monsoon. It is also great to visit Pokhara. You will have plenty of things to attend from cultural programs and museum to visiting palaces and temples.
Monsoon is a perfect time to visit Nepal to see Nepali farmers engage in planting rice, maize, buckwheat etc mainly in the southern plains and hilly region. The sight of farmers taking to the field in groups planting crops while singing folk songs will absolutely entertain and mesmerize you. If you are interested in working like farmer, you can easily jump in and make the best of your time. There are tourist festivals held in villages where tourists can take part in farming and help local farmers.
Trekking in Nepal during monsoon season is another best option. There are rain shadow areas in Nepal such as Langang, Mustang, Annapurna Circuit, Jomsom which receive no rainfall when rest of the country does. Mustang and Annapurna Circuit are the best trekking destinations for trekkers. Since they fall in rain shadow region, they are prefect safe place to trek. Trekking to higher reaches of Everest region is also possible where there are no rainfalls during this season.
We also organize Tibet Tours during monsoon season. Our programs include visit to Lhasa, Central Tibet, Kailash (Tise), Mansarovar, Everest Base Camp from Tibet side and many more.
Being in the rainshadow area of India, visiting Ladakh in northeastern India is also another suitable option.