Nepal Monsoon Tour

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Trip Duration 08 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Nagarkot (2,170m)
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Overview of Nepal Monsoon Tour

The Nepal Monsoon tour is specially designed for travelers visiting Nepal from mid-June to Early September. The monsoon season in Nepal is a low time for tourist movement. But there are a lot of activities and tours that you can still enjoy during the rainy season. The most significant advantage of traveling in Nepal during the monsoon season is having fewer tourists. Fewer tourists mean you can explore and enjoy your time in a peaceful atmosphere.

The Monsoon Tour Nepal package is designed for all those people who have less time in Nepal but want to explore. This tour provides the chance to explore Nepal’s peaceful, multi-ethnic culture and religious centers. This tour includes the exploration of ancient temples, shrines, and golden pagodas and boasts one of the most significant magnificent historical monuments ever built. This tour lets visitors experience the city in a very relaxed way while they are in Nepal.

Nepal monsoon Tour starts with the World’s heritage sites

You would visit the six world heritage sites in the valley, such as Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and fine art Patan. This Essence of Nepal tour trip especially offers a high-quality understanding of history, nature, culture, architecture, and people. It also includes immense scenic beauty and a unique cultural lifestyle.

Our Nepal Monsoon tour begins with the sightseeing tour of the world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple, Stupa of Buddha, also known as Bouddhanath, the largest Stupa in Nepal. You will also be able to Visit the Manakamana Temple, whose presiding deity always fulfills her devotee’s wishes and is regarded as the mighty god of Nepal.

The Nepal monsoon tour covers the scenic drive to Pokhara, offering a majestic view of the glorious Manaslu peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Pokhara is known as the city of lake exploration and a splendid tourist center with features like Lake, David’s Fall, Mahendra cave, etc., and many other attractive places. You will get a chance to enjoy outstanding panoramic views that cover the Pokhara Valley & Phewa Lake, framed by snowcapped mountain peaks. We will have a sunrise view at Sarangkot and visit the World Peace Pagoda.

Visit Bandipur and Gorkha town on our Nepal Monsoon tour.

Similarly, the sightseeing Nepal Monsoon tour follows Bandipur and Gorkha, the ancestral hometown of Gorkha soldiers and Shah Kings of Nepal, back to Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the old durbar here, the museum, the traditions, and the lifestyles of Nepalese people, and get to view their culture and lifestyle from near. Cultural tour of Nepal as a whole that offers you the opportunity to explore the unique characteristics of the culture and nature of Nepal. You will get the chance to visit the villages of different ethnic groups, interact with the friendly locals, and witness their daily life, which will be your lifetime memorable tour in Nepal.

Itinerary of Nepal Monsoon Tour


Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

We will pick up you from Airport for your Nepal monsoon tour. Visit vibrant tourist hub of Kathmandu with quaint shops, eateries, hotels & lodges. Check into rooms at a hotel. Freshen up and have a sumptuous meal. Later leave to see the most enigmatic & ancient of Kathmandu temples – Swyambhunath Stupa, located atop a hillock with fantastic views of Kathmandu Valley.

Also walk along the ridge to an ancient temple on your Nepal monsoon tour. Enjoy magnificent views at sunset time. Be back in Thamel by late evening – you could stroll & shop around here for a while and then be back in your hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Thamel.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Lunch & Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 02: Tour of – Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur & Drive to Nagarkot after sunset drive back to Kathmandu

Today on our Nepal monsoon tour , After breakfast drive about 15 minutes to reach the most famous of temples in this mountain city – Pashupatinath. Later drive about 30 minutes to reach the old city of Bhaktapur – a UNESCO world heritage site. Spend the next few hours seeing the temples & palaces; almost all of them are completely restored and each is a magnificent work of art & architecture harmoniously blending, unbelievably intricate wood carving, mud bricks & copper.

Later, have lunch and drive about 20 km in an hour to reach Nagarkot by early evening. Get to the View Tower at the highest point on the ridge that this town is located on. Spend sunset taking in the stunning views of a range of mighty snow clad Himalayan peaks of the Langtang, Annapurna & Khumbu ranges – on a clear day you would even be able to see Everest, drive back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 03: Kathmandu – Kurintar 102 km / 3 ½ hrs Manakamana Temple by cable car – drive to Gorkha/ 2 hrs

Leave after breakfast for our Nepal Monsoon tour and drive towards Pokhara. Around noon you reach Kurintar. Leave after breakfast on the drive to Kathmandu. After about 1 ½ hrs we stop at Kurintar. Take a ride on a swish cable car (Gondola) enjoying some great views to reach the top of the ridge. Located here is the Manakamana Temple – just about every Nepali would have visited, or would desire to visit this shrine whose presiding deity apparently always fulfils her devotees wish. Pay homage (if you like) or simply admire some of the finest views of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Ride back to the base station on the cable car and have lunch at the nice restaurant located right here. Later drive on to reach the town of Gorkha by early evening. Gorkha holds prominent place in the history of Nepal as it is the birth place of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal. Gorkha is situated on a hill with fantastic views of the snowy peaks of the Himalaya. It is the origin place of famous Gorkha warriors.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Manakamana (1,300m)

Day 04: Gorkha do the short tour and afternoon drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara on our Nepal monsoon tour and trek. After the 4 hour drive to Pokhara you will have majestic view of the glorious Manaslu peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Today you are free and look around the Lakeside, you can boating in the Phewa lake. Stay overnight at hotel.

Car 4 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Pokhara (822m)

Day 05: Sunrise view from Sarangkot & Visit the major attraction

Wake up by 0500 hrs, freshen up & drive a short distance to reach a Nepal monsoon tour trail; a ½ hr hike up gets you to the top of a ridge & the village of Sarangkot. Spend time enjoying some incredible sunrise views of the Annapurna Peaks glowing in hues of orange & gold in the rays of the morning sun – what you’ll see is quite unforgettable and well worth the trouble of waking up early.

Get back to your hotel in time to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on this Nepal monsoon tour. After lunch visit famous David’s fall, the Tibetan refugees’ camp, Mahendra cave and ancient museum. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all it’s glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple lying in middle of the lake.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Sarangkot (1,600m)

Day 06: Pokhara drive to Bandipur

After a leisurely breakfast we will drive to Bandipur village on our Nepal monsoon tour which is for about 3 hours. On arrival, check into a guest house situated in town square. Rest of the evening at leisure; walk around on cobbled stoned pathways – free from vehicular traffic, enjoy the stunning Newari architecture and the traditional lifestyle exemplified by the people, see buildings & temples of this place. Of course, you would also get the opportunity to taste the famous Newari cuisine. Overnight stay in Bandipur lodge.

Afternoon We can We go for a walk to see the Siddha Cave – Nepal’s largest one. It has amazing stalactite formations (please do carry a flashlight). You could also visit Patale Dwar –a nearby cave considered by experts to be a geological wonder (a wide variety of geological formations). Walk back to Bandipur with an appetite whetted to justify a sumptuous lunch. You could take leisurely walk around the town. It is a lovely little town with pretty much every house built in local Newari architecture.

Car 3 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Bandipur (1,030m)

Day 07: Bandipur drive to Kathmandu and We offer you special dinner

After having an early breakfast on our Nepal monsoon tour, we drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, late afternoon you will be free for shopping and leisure, evening we will take you for farewell dinner.

Car 4 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 08: Final Departure, Airport Drop off

If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal after your Nepal monsoon tour, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again.

Meals Breakfast

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, Includes breakfast.
  • Your Hotel twin sharing accommodation in Gorkha with swimming pool includes breakfast
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Bandipur with swimming pool
  • Guided Tour as per itinerary with expert tour guide and private car.
  • Comprehensive per-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Official paper works, Service charge, and all Government Taxes
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the tour by private car.
What's Excluded?
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Everest Mountain flight ticket if you want to take the Everest flight on day 02 itinerary, Extra USD 216 per person.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get at Nepal Airport.
  • Monuments, Temples entrances fees
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section

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Challenges during the Nepal monsoon tour

The biggest challenge for Nepal Monsoon tour is  during the monsoon season is certainly the rain itself. But it doesn’t challenge you all day long most of the time. When the monsoon starts, one of the main traveling seasons (the spring) just comes to an end. Thus, the movement of tourists in the country declines. But there are still some travelers enjoying the wonders that Nepal has to offer during this period

Clothing for the Nepal Monsoon Tour:

For Nepal monsoon tour Umbrella or raincoat is the most.

In Nepal you will experience a wide range of climates, so take both light and warm clothing in casual and comfortable styles. You can check your traveling time and can bring the clothing accordingly for the Nepal monsoon tour. Mostly warm clothes do work. If you are going for trekking you need trekking equipment and accessories.

For lower altitude places such as visiting Chitwan, Bardia, and Koshi Tappu light cotton clothing is the best one.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommendable for the  Nepal monsoon tour  and if you are doing hiking as in the itinerary, trekking shoes are recommended. A pair of light sandals is recommended. Our advice is to make sure you ‘wear’ your walking boots/shoes for several weeks before your trip – you’ll be so much more comfortable if you do so. Sandals with rugged bottoms are good for hiking around town and wearing in showers.

You will need your toiletries and towels. And you’ll also need your little medical kit, sewing repair kit, and a good headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries. Nepal is facing a load-shedding problem so everyday electricity cut-off occurs. It is long hours in the summertime, and most of our chosen hotels have Generator back up but at night it may not run so bring the headlamps for convenience.

You can store the luggage in the hotels  for your Nepal monsoon tour, so you can also bring better clothing for looking good while around the city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Sunglasses are a must. A warm hat, gloves for winter for hiking, swimming customs for rafting and Elephant bathing at Chitwan, good socks and a sun hat are very useful for a Jungle safari tour and for warm sightseeing days in town too.

Clothing Suggestions for Women Travelers for Nepal monsoon tour

Wearing a bikini/revealing bathing suit when rafting/swimming is an offensive mistake unless it is in your hotel swimming pool. At swimming pools, women wear bathing suits with skirts around the bottoms. And for rafting and kayaking, we recommend you were surfing type shorts and sports shirts that dry easily. If you want to wear your bathing suit underneath it is fine.

Here are some things you might want to bring from home depending on your planned activities:

  • Walking/hiking, trekking, river shoes – broken in.
  • Clothes you can layer. Jacket, T-shirts, fleece, windbreaker, shorts, lightweight pants, sports pants, gloves & sun hat (for summer and autumn season, not a lot of clothes).
  • A nice shirt/pants for nightlife
  • Good camera – this country is a feast for the eyes and a photographer’s dream!
  • Pocket-size Flashlight (you can buy it here if need be, but there are always power cuts, so have it handy! (It seems like the lights go off whenever you are in an unfamiliar toilet.)
  • A sarong (for girls) and/or a lightweight towel.
  • Ladies, if you like wearing a little make-up when you go out, bring it. It is hard to find here. Most of the makeup here is weird, cheap stuff. Just bring a couple of things that make you feel happy for the party nights!

Shopping  in your Nepal monsoon tour

If you want to buy some new clothes in Kathmandu, you can go for out of Thamel. You can get Western-style clothes in Durbar Marg, Asan, Kathmandu Mall, and various other new rising shopping centers. You can get designer label clothes for literally a few dollars, custom-made jeans, the price is much cheaper here but the quality compromises that never meets the Western Standards.

Meals during the Nepal Monsoon tour

Breakfast is available in the hotels 2 to 5-star hotels offer a buffet breakfast with a choice of foods, for lunch our guide will take you to a good restaurant with choices of food from Nepali to western menu, you can tell them what sort of food you like and can choose the restaurant accordingly. For Dinner in the city, you can go out there is plenty of nice restaurants out of Kathmandu and Pokhara you can eat at the hotels.

Hotels Standards

Budget to 5-star hotels are available during the Nepal monsoon tour, we can choose the hotels as per your interest and budget, all the hotels we choose are located centrally and with unique charm, clean rooms, and friendly staff.

Our Tour Leaders

All our tour guides for Nepal monsoon tour are professional. They are trained and examined by the Government of Nepal and have excellent English and other languages such as French, Japanese, Spanish, and German. All our guides have a deep knowledge of local culture, religion, arts and architecture, monuments, and temples with their historical and cultural value. They will provide you with all the needed help during your Nepal monsoon tour.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Normally in monsoon, it rains almost every day but not a whole day most of the rain is in the nighttime. We will make sure to keep you entertained as we tour around the city and travel on our way to the Kathmandu Valley. The heavy showers will not stop us from doing our trip, as there are a lot of activities we can take part in while traveling throughout Nepal. You will feel fine with an umbrella or rain poncho/jacket. Even though it rains, you will be able to enjoy the tour activities you sign up for.

Enjoy the fresh air, greenery, and active trekking during the monsoon in Nepal. You can certainly go on a trekking adventure during the monsoon in Nepal. Although the trail gets slippery and the view may be foggy, you can still enjoy a lot of things during the trek. the best trek on monsoon in Nepal is in the rain shadow area. Trekking like Nar phu valley trek, Upper mustang trek, Dolpo trek, Annapurna circuit trek are the best for this seasons.

Reviews on Nepal Monsoon Tour


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Ashley Johnson
Best tour in Monsoon time, Really enjoyed
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We had a 1-week tour in Nepal during the month of August which is a Monsoon here. We really enjoy the tour, most of the daytime was sunny and rain some hours and mostly the rain was at night. We visited the World Heritage sites, Gorkha durbar, and the nature city of Pokhara. Pokhara is great to travel. We had the best car and driver throughout the tour and the city guide in Kathmandu is very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour if you are n Nepal for monsoon time.

Ashley Johnson

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