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Monsoon trek

Annapurna Region
Monsoon trekking in Nepal
Monsoon trekking in Nepal
Monsoon trekking in Nepal

Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 5416m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : All Season Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land Hold Your Guide : Kumar BK


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $950
2 Paxes $850
2-4 Paxes $830
4-6 Paxes $800
6-10 Paxes $780
10-15 Paxes $760
15+Paxes $760

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Monsoon Trekking in Nepal: Exploring the Enchanting Annapurna Circuit

Nepal, a land of towering Himalayan peaks and rugged terrain, offers adventurers a plethora of trekking opportunities throughout the year. Among these, the Annapurna Circuit stands as one of the most renowned trekking destinations. While trekking in Nepal is often associated with clear skies and stunning vistas, there’s an equally fascinating side to this country during the monsoon season, particularly in the Annapurna Circuit. Often referred to as the “Rainshadow Trek,” trekking here during the monsoon months of June, July, and August unveils a unique and enchanting experience.

The Monsoon Challenge: Rain and Opportunity

The monsoon season in Nepal does present its challenges, primarily in the form of rain. However, it’s essential to understand that trekking during the monsoon doesn’t equate to a constant downpour. There are windows of dry weather during the day, and with proper planning, you can make the most of your trekking adventure.

Starting your hikes early in the morning and aiming to complete them before 2 p.m. can significantly reduce your exposure to rainfall. This is typically when the rain is more likely to occur. The Annapurna region benefits from a rain shadow effect due to its location, receiving less precipitation compared to other parts of Nepal. Additionally, the Manang district, situated north of the Himalayas, acts as a barrier, further diminishing the impact of monsoon weather. As a result, trekking in the Annapurna Circuit during the monsoon season remains feasible.

A Riot of Colors: Lush Vegetation and Wildflowers

One of the undeniable charms of trekking during the monsoon season is the transformation of the landscape. The hillsides come alive with vibrant vegetation and a riot of colors as alpine flowers bloom along the trail. Shades of pink, cream, purple, and yellow splash across the terrain, creating a mesmerizing contrast against the lush green backdrop. The variety of wildflowers and the sheer expanse of lush vegetation make the Annapurna Circuit trek even more enchanting during these months.

Furthermore, high passes such as the renowned Thorong La Pass become more accessible during the monsoon season due to reduced snow on the trail. For trekkers seeking high-altitude challenges and breathtaking views, this is an excellent opportunity to conquer these passes.

Less-Crowded Trails and Hidden Gems

Monsoon trekking in the Annapurna Circuit offers another distinct advantage—fewer trekkers on the trail. The reduced number of tourists means you can savor the tranquility of the wilderness and appreciate the pristine beauty of the region without the hustle and bustle of peak trekking season. The peacefulness and solitude you experience during the monsoon months can be a highlight of your journey.

In addition to the Annapurna Circuit, other trekking regions like Upper Mustang  and the Dolpo Circuit are favorable options during the monsoon. These areas are known for being rain-shadow regions with lower rainfall, making them ideal choices for those seeking unique trekking experiences away from the crowds.

Nar Phu Valley Trek: A Hidden Gem

For trekkers looking to explore lesser-known areas during the monsoon, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is a hidden gem. Located in a remote and less-crowded region, this trek takes you through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rain shadow area. With stunning views of Himalayan peaks, unique cultural encounters, and a sense of wilderness, the Nar Phu Valley Trek promises an unforgettable adventure.

Immersing in Culture: The People of Manang

The culture and people of Manang, a village along the Annapurna Circuit, contribute significantly to the charm of monsoon trekking. Manang serves as a hub for tea house businesses and agriculture. The locals engage in cultivating crops such as buckwheat, wheat, barley, maize, potatoes, and more. Exploring the local villages and experiencing their ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture can be a unique aspect of your monsoon trek. Engaging with the friendly Manang people, learning about their traditions, and savoring their hospitality can add depth and richness to your journey.

Guided Trekking: Safety and Insights

Trekking during the monsoon season requires careful planning and preparation. To make the most of your monsoon adventure, it’s essential to join a guided trek led by experienced guides and supported by porters who are intimately familiar with the region. These local experts can navigate the changing weather conditions and ensure your safety on the trail. Moreover, they provide valuable insights into the area, sharing their knowledge of the landscape, people, cultures, and history.

In Conclusion: A Unique Monsoon Trekking Experience

In conclusion, while trekking in Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit during the monsoon season presents its own set of challenges, it offers unique advantages such as fewer crowds, vibrant vegetation, and the opportunity to explore remote and less-visited areas. With proper planning, flexibility, and the right trekking team, you can embark on a memorable and rewarding monsoon trek. Witness the lush beauty of the Annapurna Circuit, savor the tranquility of the trail, and immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the region. A well-prepared monsoon trek in Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit can be a truly extraordinary adventure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2715 Meters. Stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3132 Meters.. 6 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3341 Meters. 5 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chauri later (3720 Meters. 3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thorong Phedi(3900 Meters.. 3 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek early in the morning Thorong Pass (5416 Meters.. 8 hours walking) overnight at Muktinath(3900 Meters. ) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jomsom 5 / 6 hours walking then overnight at Lodge,
  • Day 09: Early morning fly back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu Benshi Sahar by local bus and shared jeep to Chame,
  • Flying from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • By tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • A clean hotel at the lakeside in Pokhara for one night.
  • Permit and TIMS card for Annapurna Conservation National Park.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and many other European meals are served three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • After dinner, seasonal fruits
  • Accommodations at the lodge were clean and comfortable.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • Salaries, accommodations, meals, and insurance for guide and porter.
  • Kitbag to store your belongings
  • A sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep in minus-25 degrees
  • Taxes, all government paperwork, and all necessary paperwork
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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Annapurna Monsoon Trek I was doing with Himal the Annapurna circuit monsoon trek from Bulbule to Jomsom. It was a pleasant experience. Himal has a...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Annapurna Circuit Upper Mustang and Dolpo trek is best for the monsoon seasons
Yes, Annapurna Circuit trek call rain shadow trek, so it is less rain at June and July.
5 to 6 hours walk and 12-15 km hike per day.
Our guide is well trained about the altitude sickness and if there is an emergency, then our guide will call the insurance office and us for rescue. (if the insurance cover the evacuations)

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