June is the peak monsoon time in Nepal. The weather is hot and wet. The roads are muddy and different trekking routes erode due to rainfall. Trekking is generally difficult in this month because of such irregular weather conditions.
We do not recommend mountain treks in June as clouds cover the mountains, and have no clear view. Instead, you can visit the rain shadowed part- the places beyond mountains. Those places have no rainfall, so you can do summer trekking in such places.
Trekking in this month means you can have an opportunity to explore geography. Climatic variations in different places. Cultural diversity in different parts of Nepal except mountains will keep you entertained. It usually rains during the night and there’s clear sky in the morning. This makes trekking more exciting.
In this month, you can witness agricultural activities in all parts of Nepal. Perplexing lush vegetation all around is a bonus to you. The cooler climate keeps you energized and moving despite the road situation. While planning the trek think beyond rain, heat, and leeches.
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Best Trekking Destinations in June
Rain Shadow Areas:
If you plan to trek in June, you may get drenched in rain. Or stuck in the muddy road in lowlands and hills.But once you proceed towards the other side of the mountain you will feel the dry and windy summer weather. And no rain at all. During this time, few tourists go for trek due to the climatic situation. As a result, there will be less crowd. Peaceful trails and easier accommodations will add joy to you.
1. Annapurna Circuit Trek:
It is one of the adventurous trails. Exotic landscape and amazing lifestyle of mountain people make this trek memorable.
The trek passes through Manang with the view of different arid cliffs and mountain peaks. The trail continues to Muktinath and KaliGandaki river flowing downhill. On the way is Kagbeni where there are many Buddhist monasteries. Also, the place has equal importance according to Hindu mythology.
The upper part of Annapurna Circuit trek lies in rain shadow area. So, it is a suitable for monsoon treks. The routes are less crowded so you can enjoy the landscape in its true condition.
- World’s famous and one of the highest passes- Thorong La pass. At an elevation of 5614 meters above sea level.
- Muktinath temple- famous Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu. 108 water spouts in the temple courtyard make sightseeing more amazing.
- Unique, ancient monasteries- reflects upon the Tibetan influence in daily life.
- View of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak.
- Tilicho lake- lake situated at the highest altitude in Nepal. At the height of 4919 meters from the sea level.
2. Upper Mustang Trek:
The trek route passes through remote trans- Himalayan mountain area. It starts from Kagbeni and stretches to Tibetan south in the rain shadow area.
En route, the ancient kingdom of Lo, Lo-Manthang amazes you.It is an ancient kingdom. King’s palace is amazing to look at- provides cultural evidence of the place.The place is a part of the ancient salt route. You can walk with yaks queuing to trade products to Tibet.
The rugged caves with many openings preserve their past. History says they were the home of natives in the past. Before they settled down in the valley for cultivation.
There are a museum and school where they teach ancient healing art- Shamanism. Many Gompas around are the place where you can ask God to fulfill your wishes. There’s a belief that your wishes get fulfilled there.
In this trek, you can visit Damodar Kunda, one of the exotic lakes among 108 lakes in Hindu mythology. Many hidden caves, monasteries, ancient Buddhist villages are on the way to Damodar Kunda.
For this trek, you need a special trekking permit and a registered license holder. Not to worry! Many trekking companies help you with the legal formalities.
- Mountain views: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna
- Hidden kingdom of Mustang- Mustang has its own history. There are high walls around the kingdom for security.
- The walled city, ancient monasteries.
3. Nar Phu Valley Trek:
The region lies on the northeastern side of Annapurna region. The trek proceeds from Lamjung Besisahar.
Rainfall may create problem near the place, but once you start off for Nar Phu Valley you will feel the dry weather.
The place offers you a live combination of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. It is the hidden mountain valley, and less explored. The people follow culture and traditions of ancient Tibet.
In Nar Phu Valley trek, you will experience plenty wildflowers, lush hills, and valley. People have a typical way of living there. They grow potatoes, buckwheat, barley, and raise yaks, sheep.
- Mixed Himalayan and Tibetan culture. People in high Himalayan regions connect to Tibet as well. So their lifestyle resembles that of Tibetans.You will see religious chortens and prayer flags flapping in the wind.
- Manang, less populated villages.The rugged terrains and hostile climate make settlement difficult everywhere. You can see dispersed settlements around the place.
- Pastureland, Monasteries, Buddhist Gompa. In few places, there are highland pastures and Buddhist monasteries. We believe it will be the best part of your trek. A deep breath of relief after the long walk.
- Hot springs at Tatopani. In some places, you will find hot springs. You can take a hot shower there to wash away lethargy.
4. Everest Base Camp Trek:
It is one of the popular trekking destinations in the world. And busiest as well since many people come to Nepal for Mount Everest viewing or expedition.
The trek starts from Lukla, starting point of your adventure. The culture, social life, and landscapes of Khumbu region will spellbind you.
In the route, your eyes will benefit with typical Sherpa settlements. Also, settlements in Namche Bazar, Tengboche and Dingboche are noteworthy.
This trek promises you the visit to Kala Patthar region- 5,600 meters a viewpoint of different peaks. Khumbu glacier, Ice Falls, and steep ridges are additions to your memory. You can walk around Mount Everest Base Camp for extra amusement.
For tourists, other than Nepalese, you need to get trekking permit. No worries! You can contact us, we will complete all formalities for you.
Many local restaurants and lodges provide good accommodation services to you. If you travel in June, you will get bookings at cheap prices because of less flow of tourists.
- Trek to foothills of Everest. You can walk to Everest Base Camp and enjoy the sight of different other peaks.
- School established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the village of Khumjung.
- Mountain views. Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku.
- Sagarmatha National Park. You can have the chance to visit Gokyo lake and adventurous gorges. The national park protects birds and animals of different species.
- Ancient Sherpa villages. You can encounter scattered settlements of typical Sherpa people and their lifestyles.
- Remote mountain monasteries. There are different monasteries resembling history at different times. The religious chortens and prayer flags hanging on your trail will keep you moving.
- Tengboche monastery, largest one in Khumbu region.
- Namche Bazaar- the gateway to “the top of the world”.
5. Dolpo Trek:
Dolpo is paradise beyond the Himalayas, least known to people. It resembles Tibetan plateau, unlike other parts of green Nepal.
This place preserves antique, Bon religion- followers of Tibetan Buddhism.
Hidden behind high mountains, the region is inaccessible in winter. As snow blocks pass leading there. So June is the best time to visit Dolpo where you will enjoy summer weather- dry and windy.
You will get chance to see the traditional trade routes to Tibet. Every day trade activities of Dolpo people. To your surprise, you will get chance to explore the terrains of movie CARAVAN’s setting.
Also, you can walk through green pastures to the pristine Phoksundo lake. On this trek, you cross several passes through scattered villages and settlements.
Magnificent Rara lake, Rara National park will delight you. The home of Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Langur, among others will add the bonus to your trip.
- Phoksundo Lake. The deepest oligotrophic freshwater lake of Nepal.
- Rara lake. Biggest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal. Famous among people who want to enjoy the pristine countryside.
- Bon culture. People in upper Dolpo follow pre- Buddhist Bon culture. As a part of the culture, they perform Bon dance during Bon festival.
- Ancient monasteries. Many Gompas built in ancient time are alive till date. People are more connected to Tibet. They adopt Tibetan art and architectures in their houses, monuments.
- Shey Gompa. Ancient Buddhist monastery representing the history of the eleventh century. The heritage remains as it is from the time of construction. It reflects upon the religious and social scenario of the eleventh century.
- Nomadic people and their settlements. The place is home to primitive Bon Buddhists used to change their location time and again. They lived in caves for many years before they started the settlement in the valley. They are more connected to Tibet than to Nepal.
High hill treks
Many tourists wish to enjoy the rain and muddy countryside. For this, they choose high hill treks. If you plan to trek for short duration, you can join for Gosaikunda trek in the Langtang region. The trial will be muddy and difficult but not more than the fun you will have after the trek.
It is one of the enticing treks in the lap of nature. You will pass through different alluring waterfalls, rivers, and exotic landscapes. Different species of flowers and vegetation in evergreen forests makes the surrounding enjoyable.
June is the best time to visit the place. The weather is appropriate during this time, though it rains. Thousands of vegetation are visible during this time.
Many Hindu devotees visit the place during Janai Purnima festival. As the place has religious significance as well. The lake is the starting point of Trishuli river. Nearby the main lake is Saraswati Kunda, Vairab Kunda, Surya Kunda and Naag Kunda.
Although, June is the high time for Leeches and earthworm. There will be rain and roads muddy. But if you plan beyond the hostile climate and plan to visit Gosaikunda, you will have an unforgettable memory of all.
- Gosaikunda lake- a holy site for Hindu and Buddhists. Wetland of international importance.
- Dhunche- gateway to Gosaikunda trek.
- Sherpa settlements. The sherpas you will meet on your trail are the kind and friendly people. They help you with good food, accommodation, and help in difficulties.
- Cheese production. In the Langtang valley, you will witness traditional cheese making process. Locals use hands to produce cheese from Yak milk. Cheese production is high in this region.
- Lauribina hill. Famous hillock on the way to the lake. It is the difficult point in the trek where you have to carry supporting stick in your hand.
Tips for Trekking in Nepal in June:
While setting off on the trek, you will have to face rain and muddy trails in the lower elevations. But you will get chance to witness agricultural activities of local farmers. The lush green forests and farmed fields. Spectacular view of the chain of hills and mountains nearby.
The time you ascend upper elevations, no muddy road follows. You will feel the dry weather.
There are few things you need to consider before setting off for the trip. They are:
- Leave early- Nepal’s monsoon is a bit different from other countries. It usually rains in the evening. So it is better to start the trek early and reach your desired destination before rain catches you.
- Insect repellent- June is the season of mosquitoes and Leeches. If you do not want to get annoyed by those insects, better carry insect repellent. Or, carry table salt to protect from Leeches.
- Flights may delay. Prepare for extra days with extra luggage. Due to rain and uneven weather, you may have to wait for extra days to reach the city. So we recommend carrying few extra luggage before you leave.
- Waterproof backpacks. If you carry waterproof backpacks you need not bother about the safety of your belongings.
- Raincoat/Umbrella- You never know when the black cloud brings rain to drench you. It is wiser to carry raincoat or umbrella for personal safety.
Planning treks for June and need help?
If you are planning to go for a trek in monsoon, you do not have to bother about rain and weather. For this, you have to prepare well and plan trek with reliable travel companies. If you would like to go on a trek with us, please contact us. We promise to design the best trek with a comfortable itinerary to best please you.