Monsoon Trekking in Nepal with Nepal Kameleon Holidays
Trekking in Nepal is for all seasons. Nepal has got various altitude regions that are possible destinations for the adventure trekking, moderate trekking and easy trekking in Nepal. If you ask about what is the best trekking season/time in Nepal, the answer could be spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) in general. Beside this, there are some destinations that are suitable for the monsoon trekking in Nepal.
Let's go through the trekking region of Nepal that is suitable to trek in monsoon season. Among the popular trekking destinations in Nepal, Everest region trekking, Annapurna region trekking, Langtang region trekking, Manaslu region trekking, Mustang region trekking, Dolpo region trekking and others are highly loved by the trekkers around the world. Mustang region and Dolpo region are monsoon suitable trekking regions in Nepal. They lie in the Himalayan rain shadow areas of Nepal. Mustang region is shadowed by the Annapurna Himalayan chain and Dolpo region is shadowed by the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. So, there is least rainfall in monsoon. You can trek to the Mustang region and Dolpo region in Monsoon in Nepal.
Phoksundo Lake in Dolpo
What are the Features of Monsoon Trekking in Mustang Region? What to see?
Mustang region trekking in Monsoon is brilliant. The trek in Mustang is generally of moderate category. You have various options to trek. You can trek from the Ghorepani and connect to Tatopani that leads you to Jomsom and finally catch the trail to the Mustang region. If you have short itinerary, you can reach to the Muktinath temple and back. If you have long trekking holidays, try Upper Mustang Lomanthang trekking. Another option is flying to Jomsom and trek to Upper Mustang via Kagbeni.
Way to Lomanthang
There are multiple attractions to explore and enjoy. The landscape is similar to the Tibetan highlands, dry and surrounded by the sandy rocks. The Upper Mustang trekking route is dominated by the Tibetan Buddhist ethnic communities. Houses are whitewashed and Buddhist prayer flags hang above at the roof top of the houses. Various ancient monasteries, Chhortens and mani walls can be explored. Lo-Manthang, the cultural center in Upper Mustang is surrounded by the culturally significant heritages. Tiji festival is held in Lomanthang every year. It is a stone walled town that preserves centuries old red monasteries and Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions.
Muktinath Temple in Mustang
Well. If you trek to the Muktinath side of the Mustang region trek, you can explore the Hindu and Buddhist cultural attractions. Muktinath temple is located at the base of the Annapurna Himalayas, where Annapurna circuit trekkers reach after crossing the Thorong La Pass. It is believed that if you go to the Muktinath temple once in your lifetime, your sins will be eliminated. The 108 waterspouts and holy ponds are located at the premises of the Muktinath temple.
The mysterious Mustang region
What is special of the monsoon trek in the Dolpo region? What to see/explore?
Dolpo is a remotely located part of Nepal, which is loaded with natural and cultural mysteries. It is a highly suitable region to trek in Monsoon season. You have options either to do Lower Dolpo Trekking or the Upper Dolpo Trekking. The trek goes through the Phoksundo National Park, which is rich in Himalayan wildlife, different than other parts of Nepal. Due to the clear views and eye-catching landscape offer you the lifetime experience that signifies why to trek Dolpo in monsoon. As you begin the trek in Dolpo region, you can enjoy the dramatic scenery of the brown hills, hidden valleys along with the unique and traditional settlements of the Tibetan Buddhists and Bon Po. Camping beside the Phoksundo Lake and enjoy meditation with the blessing of the Himalayas offer you extremely outstanding experience of Monsoon trekking in Dolpo region.
Both the trekking includes high passes. If you take Upper Dolpo trekking route, you can explore the hidden valleys and awesome monasteries like Shey Gompa. Crossing the Saldang and high passes, you trek down to Dunai, the district center of Dolpo. If you choose Upper Dolpo trek, the route leads you through the Baga La, Numa La pass and you trek down through the Dho Tarap, which is popular to search the caterpillar fungus (Yarsha Gumba) and come down to Dunai.
Being isolated, Dolpo region is extremely suitable to explore the spiritual life. Even the Lamas and precious masters go to Dolpo to meditate and get enlightenment.
Somewhere else, suitable for the monsoon trekking in Nepal?
Yes. There are some lower altitude treks that can be done even in the monsoon season in Nepal. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Helambu Trek and some hiking can be done. If you want to spend your monsoon vacation in Nepal, feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays and get your suitable trips.
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