Best Summer Treks in Nepal – How Many Have You Ticked Off?
Summer Treks

Nepal’s pre-monsoon season is relatively short, commencing only from May to early June. The monsoon typically starts sometime in the second or third week of June. We’ve compiled a list of summer treks in Nepal to help you plan your trip.

During this time, temperatures are hot in lower elevations and warm at higher altitudes. There may also be increased snowfall in the higher mountains than during the summer months, as the warmer weather causes the snow to melt more quickly. This can make trails wet, muddy, and slippery.

If you’re planning on going for a hike, be sure to take caution and trek safely. Wet stones and rocks can be extremely slippery, so be careful when coming across them. The same goes for muddy trails and the roots of trees. If you’re an experienced hiker, you’ll be fine on most trails. However, deep snow can make it difficult to get through passes that are above 5000 meters. So if you’re planning on doing any strenuous hiking, be prepared for anything.


The high-altitude arid lands of Mustang on the north side of the Annapurna massif create a sharp contrast to the monsoon lushness on the south side of the rain shadow. The Upper Mustang Trek leads through the bottom of the deepest gorge in the world, to the top of 4,000-meter mountain passes. It encircles through sparsely scattered Buddhist villages, along with the rim of steep canyon walls, and ancient hidden caves.

Besides that, red-walled monasteries, all the while with the dramatic backdrop of impressive 8,000-meter peaks. One of the highlights of this trek is getting to the forbidden kingdom of Lo – Manthang. It’s one of the last examples of living in Tibetan culture.

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Upper Mustang in summer

While the trek itself will be relatively dry, the difficulty lies in getting there. The heavy rains can make the road to the trailhead in Jomsom impassible. The flights can delay due to strong winds, rain, and cloud cover. So you have the time to add some buffer days for travel and the budget. The Flights are usually the best option for this season and region. Upper Mustang is a rain shadow area that is very suitable for summer treks in Nepal.


The Dolpo is mysterious and closed until around 30 years back. From the time to the present, gets a small number of trekkers to come to Nepal for trekking, especially for the Upper Dolpo Trek. It’s a mind-blowing typical and social experience for those yearning for a touch of an isolated enterprise. Nepal’s most deep lake, Phoksundo, lies settled in the bone-dry high-height scenes of Dolpo. It is a standout among the most excellent characteristic visitor destinations in Nepal.

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The Phoksundo Lake, PC credit: Zara Balfour, Children of the Snowland.

If time permits, it merits spending a day or two appreciating the perspectives and investigating the lake and encompassing territories. Try not to miss the Tshowa sanctuary on the east bank of Phoksundo Lake where customary love still happens.


Humla is the most remote region in Nepal. The intrepid trekkers who try to wander off the beaten track and have an all-encompassing mountain see all to themselves are attracted to this confined district of Nepal. Particularly if you go in the mid-year, you’re most likely more inclined to keep running into the tricky snow panther than a kindred trekker!

The Stupa at Halji Village
A Buddhist Serene at Limi Valley

The Limi Valley trek takes after the old salt exchanging and journey course to the fringe of Nepal and Tibet. Entering the seldom went by Limi Valley with its inconceivable red rockscapes, and medieval stone towns resemble venturing back in time. Because of their isolated area, the villages are untouched by modernization. Thus the convenience accessible to trekkers is basic lodgings, a tiny Buddhist village, and outdoors during the snow-encrusted mountains, listed as one of the best summer treks across Nepal.

Now you have it all, it is meant that Nepal is for all seasons. You may tie up your boots for your summer escape to Nepal, and choose your above-listed best trekking routes. If it seems not suitable as per your preference then consult our local travel specialist to plan the best one.

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Kumar Lama
Kumar Lama is a founder of Himalayan Exploration Treks Pvt. Ltd. He is leading a team of travel professional offering tailor made travel services across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.


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