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Trekking in Nepal in June

Nepal, undoubtedly is an amazing trekking destination. There are lots of trekking destinations where you can go trekking in any time of the year.

By any time, I literally mean any. Even though June is a monsoon month, trekking is absolutely possible even during this time. Now you might be wondering how trekking in Nepal in June would feel like? Trust me, you will have a brilliant one. But you have to think, “Where should I go trekking in June?”

Wait! Choosing a destination isn’t just enough. You have to bring things that are mandatory to trek in June. Trekking in June is challenging. You have to fight the rain and walk through the muddy and slippery trekking trails. Also, the weather and temperature in June might not be favourable for trekking in any places in Nepal.

Keep in mind, ahead of every hurdles and challenge is a beautiful destination waiting to kill you with surprises. So, hold back your fear and dare to experience the best memory of your lifetime.

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Trekking in Nepal in June

What is the Weather Like During June in Nepal?

It is summer during June in Nepal. So, expect the Terai to be the hottest and the hilly areas to be hot too. Since summer and monsoon coincide in Nepal, almost every place receives heavy rainfall, except for the rain shadowed regions beyond the giant Himalayan ranges.

The rain clouds blowing from the southeast bring rain in all parts. So in June, most of the trekking areas in Nepal are hot and moist. However, the volume of rainfall is different for different places. It depends on the land topography, sea level, and several other factors.

It rains almost every day during this month. Expect the thunderstorms too while you are trekking in June in Nepal. In contradiction, there are some rain shadowed regions like Mustang that receives no or very less rainfall, ( less than 50 cm).

The temperature in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal in June averages around 24-degree celsius. The temperature can fluctuate between a maximum of 29 degrees and a minimum of 19 degrees there.

Now, you should also know about what the weather is like in the trekking trails in June. At the major trekking areas, the trekking trails are wet and slippery. It rains mostly during the evening, continues through the night and stops in the morning. So, mornings are generally clear and the views are clear after the heavy rainfalls.

However, the weather can be irregular. Sometimes, it rains for days. So, what weather you will see while you trek depends on your luck also. There are some trekkers who claim that the never-ending rain ruined their trek.

But trekking in places like Mustang: Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang trek are wiser during monsoon. These places receive very less rainfall. You will have a good time trekking.

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Some Tips for Trekking in Nepal In June

Trekking in Nepal in June can be challenging because of several difficulties like slippery trails, bad weather, chains of rainfall and thunder, risks of avalanche, landslides, and floods. Whatever the challenges are a good trekker always finds ways to tackle them and do things with grace.

If you are thinking of coming to Nepal in June for trekking, here are some tips that might be helpful to you. Have a look,

Start early

Mornings are clear. However, it rains almost every day in the evening. Thus, if you start early, you can reach your destination before it starts raining.

Solo Trekking: Is it a Good Plan?

If you are thinking of solo trekking in a new trekking trail, it’s better that you change your plan. June isn’t the best time for solo trekking in Nepal. Some parts of the trails might be prone to landslides and avalanches. Or you can get injured on the trail. So, you cannot risk your security by trekking alone. Rather, trek with a guide or in a group.

Extra Days Needed or Not?

Weather at most of the trekking areas is variable in June. Thus, you should expect a wet environment and unpredictable weather challenges. The means of transportation (flights or buses) can be delayed because of bad weather or natural calamities like landslides and floods. So, it is always good to have some extra days while you go trekking in June.

Carry Insect Repellant

If you are allergic to insect bites, insect repellants are the first thing that you should get while trekking in monsoon. At most of the trekking trails, trekkers might get leech bites. You don’t have to get any ointments or creams for that, a pinch of table salt will do. So, carry some of it.

Rainproof Gears and Raincoats

One who walks in the rain must carry a rain cover. While trekking, buy rainproof clothes, shoes, backpacks, and also a plastic rain cover for your loads. You have to protect your body and your trekking gears from getting wet in the rain.

Drinking-Water

Avoid drinking water from a natural source. In monsoon, water sources can be contaminated. So, bottled waters are best. But if you have to drink tap water, make sure you use water purifiers before you drink it. Carry bottles with water filters to avoid drinking sands and muds mixed in the water.

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Annapurna base camp trek

Why Trekking in Nepal in June?

Well, there are several reasons why you should go to trekking in Nepal. Every month in every season have their specialities. It is true that June is the off-season to trek. Most of the trekkers worldwide avoid trekking in the amazing trekking destinations in Nepal during June.

However, I’d say trekking in June is a wonderful experience. Especially, if you are someone who loves peace, serenity, and quiet trails, you’ll have incredible trekking experiences in June. Listed below are some of the highlights of trekking in Nepal during June:

Quiet Trails: Avoid Fighting with Crowds

The trekking trails in Nepal in June are peaceful and empty. So, if you are someone who wants to avoid the trekkers and crowds in the trekking trails, this is a golden chance for you. Even the most popular trekking trails in Nepal like Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp get a few visitors in June.

Radiant Atmosphere and Views After Rain

Rain brings all the pollution in the air down. As a result, the atmosphere clears up after it rains. Especially, the morning views in June are amazing. The tranquil atmosphere, green hills, and the striking Himalayas look alluring.

Accommodation and Food: Easy and Cheap

The tea houses receive a lesser number of guests in June. Thus, they provide good services. Also, there are chances that you will get discounts on food and accommodation. If you ask, they do not hesitate to provide you with extra blankets, pillows, or hot water at a low cost. They will charge you less for the rooms and foods also.

Best Time for Trekking in Rain Shadowed Areas

Rain Shadowed areas are the areas that receive very less amount of rainfall. These areas lie beyond gigantic Himalayan peaks that block the rain clouds into the region. June, though monsoon is the best time to trek in the rain shadowed areas. The trails will be dry and the weather will be fairly good.

The Best Trekking Destinations in Nepal for June

Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa Trekking

Dolpo trek, trekking in the Dolpo region of Nepal is one of the best things to do in June. Dolpo region lies behind the Himalayas, hence it receives less rainfall and remains dry even in June. Thus, Dolpo region makes an incredible destination if you are looking forward to doing the best monsoon treks in Nepal.

Major Attractions of Dolpo Trek

  • The Phoksundo lake
  • Nomadic people and the Buddhist Bon culture. The Bon dance and the Bon festival.
  • The age-old Gompas and monasteries en route.
  • The Tibetan influenced lifestyles.
  • The Shey Gompa.

Upper Mustang Trek

The trek to Upper Mustang is highly suitable in June. Most of the areas covered by the trek lies in the rain shadow regions of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Thus, the region remains dry and arid even in monsoon. It might rain sometimes in June, but the probability is low. And the precipitation is less too.

During the trek, you will be trekking from Pokhara through Lower Mustang to Upper Mustang. You might experience monsoon at the lower regions. But as you trek higher, the areas are much drier.

Major Attractions of Upper Mustang

  • The historic town of Lo Manthang
  • Buddhism practice: the old monasteries, gompas, and caves in the vertical walls
  • Amazing Himalayan scenery: Mt.Annapurna, Machhapuchhre Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri Himal, and others
  • The Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Diverse ethnic communities: socio-cultural and socio-economic lifestyle
  • Unique culture and traditions in the Himalayas

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu valley is a tranquil valley sitting in the north-eastern part of the Annapurna region. Trekking in June in this destination is a beautiful experience. You will be walking through the green pastures and dense forests with amazing views of the green hills.

The trek begins from Besisahar in Lamjung. The lower regions are wet. But as you trek above and enter the Nar Phu Valley, you’ll find it dry and beautiful. The hidden mountain valley of Nar Phu is a must visit place.

Major Attractions of Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Thorong La pass, a challenging pass at 5416 meters
  • Tibetan influences on the lifestyle and tradition
  • Buddhist monuments like chortens, stupas, monasteries, and mani walls
  • Beautiful pastures at high altitudes
  • Amazing views of the incredible Himalayas
  • Socio- economic and cultural lifestyles of the locals

Everest Base Camp Trek

everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. You might read that monsoon is off-season to trek in Everest. It is true, but if you are an experienced trekker, you can go trekking to Everest Base Camp in June. With good plans and preparations, you will have a beautiful time trekking to Everest base camp.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Flight to Lukla Airport
  • Namche Bazaar, the major tourist hub in Khumbu
  • Tengboche monastery, the biggest one in Khumbu
  • Everest Base Camp itself
  • Amazing Himalayan views of Mt. Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kawache, Ama Dablam, and many others.
  • The inspiring lifestyles of the Himalayan Sherpas.

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Gosaikunda trek

Gosaikunda trek

Gosaikunda lake trek is a hilly region trekking. Langtang region is not a rain shadow region, however, Gosaikunda trek is absolutely doable in June. There is a festival called Janai Purnima in monsoon. During the festival lots of Hindu devotees trek to Gosaikunda to worship lord Shiva.

Trekkers claim that there are lots of wild leeches on the forested trails in June. But there’s nothing to worry! Carry some table salt with you. It shall help you keep the leeches away.

Major Attractions of Gosaikunda Trek

  • Laurebina Pass
  • Langtang National Park: Incredible vegetation and wildlife
  • The Gosaikunda Lake and the other lakes (Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and others)
  • Habitat of Red Pandas, an endangered species
  • The Tamang and Sherpa people in Langtang, their traditions and culture

Packing Lists for Trekking During June in Nepal

Good packing means half of your trekking burden is reduced. So, you should be careful about what to get while you pack for your trek in June. Here is a list of things that you might want to bring on your trek.

  • Appropriate clothing
  • Plastic cover for your backpack
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Raincoats
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Trekking poles
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • A good quality sleeping bag
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • Sunscreen(high SPF)
  • Water bottle with filter
  • Water purifier (liquid or tablets)
  • Head torch
  • Wet wipes
  • First Aid Kit including your personal medicines and medicines for allergies, cold, pain reliever, etc.
  • Toiletries: Personal toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, towel, sanitizer gel, antibacterial hand wash or soaps, Shampoos, etc

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