Trip Duration: 08 days | 260 Reviews
Nepal Monsoon tour and trek is specially designed for the travelers who are visiting in 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 do during the rainy season and enjoy it. The greatest 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.
Monsoon tour Nepal package designed for all those people who have got less time in Nepal but want to explore. This type of tour provides the chance to explore peaceful, multi-ethnic culture and religious centers of Nepal. This tour includes the exploration of ancient temples, shrines, and golden pagodas and boasts one of the largest magnificent historical monuments ever built. This tour lets the visitor experience the city in the very relaxed way while they are in Nepal.
You would be visiting the six worlds’ heritage sites located in the valley like e, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and the city of fine art Patan. This Essence of Nepal tour trip especially offers you the high-quality understanding about history, nature, culture, architecture, and people. It also includes the immense scenic beauty, and a unique cultural lifestyle.
Our Nepal Monsoon tour begins with the sightseeing tour of 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 apparently always fulfills her devotees wish and regarded as the powerful god of the Nepal.
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, known as the city of the lake explore and the splendid tourist center with its 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 Sunrise view at Sarangkot and also visit world peace pagoda.
Similarly the sightseeing of Nepal Monsoon tour follows to Bandipur and Gorkha-the ancestral home town of Gorkha soldiers and Shah Kings of Nepal. Back to Kathmandu valley. You will visit he old durbar here, museum, traditions and lifestyles of Nepalese and get chance to view their culture and living style from near. Cultural tour of Nepal in a whole that offers you the opportunity to explore the unique characteristics of culture and nature of Nepal. You will get opportunity to visit the villages of different ethnics groups and interact with the friendly locals and witness their daily life which will be your lifetime memorable tour in Nepal.
Does it rain every day?
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.
Is trekking a doable activity during monsoon?
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.
Challenges during the monsoon tour
The biggest challenge of tours in Nepal 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
For Monsoon travel 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 tour. Mostly warm clothes do works. If you are going for trekking you need trekking equipment and accessories.
For lower altitude places such as visiting Chitwan, Bardia, Koshi Tappu light cotton clothing are the best one.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommendable for the 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 in’ your walking boots/shoes for a number of weeks before your trip – you’ll be so much more comfortable if you do so. Sandals with the rugged bottom are good for hiking around town and to wear in showers.
You will need your own toiletries and towels. And you’ll also need your own little medical kit, sewing repair kit and a good head lamp with extra bulbs and batteries. Nepal is facing load shedding problem so everyday electricity cut off occurs. It is longer hours in the summer time, most of our chosen hotels have Generator back up but at night it may not run so bring the head lamps for convenient.
You can store the luggage in the hotels so you can also bring the 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 Jungle safari tour and for warm sightseeing days in town too.
Clothing’s Suggestion for Women Travelers:
Wearing a bikini/revealing bathing suit when rafting/swimming is an offensive mistakes unless it is in your own 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 sport 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, sport 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 light weight 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 make-up here is really weird, cheap stuff. Just bring a couple things that make you feel happy for the party nights!
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.
Tour Duration: 08 from days arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn is very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)
From December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)
June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places:
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for tour with good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.
Breakfast is available in the hotels in 2 to 5 star hotels offers a buffet breakfast with choice of foods, for lunch our guide will take you to 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 are plenty of nice restaurant for out of Kathmandu and Pokhara you can eat at the hotels.
Budget to 5 star hotels are available during the 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 room and friendly staffs.
All our tour guides are professional. They are trained and examined by 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 all needed help during your tour.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
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. 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.
Day 02: - Tour of – Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur & Drive to Nagarkot after sunset drive back to Kathmandu
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.
Day 03: - Kathmandu – Kurintar 102 km / 3 ½ hrs Manakamana Temple by cable car – drive to Gorkha/ 2 hrs
Leave after breakfast 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.
Day 04: - Gorkha do the short tour and afternoon drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara. 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.
Day 05: - Sunrise view from Sarangkot & Visit the major attraction
Wake up by 0500 hrs, freshen up & drive a short distance to reach a 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.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.
Day 06: - Pokhara drive to Bandipur 3 hrs drive
After a leisurely breakfast we will drive to Bandipur village 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.
Day 07: - Bandipur drive to Kathmandu and We offer you special dinner, about 4 hour drive.
After having an early breakfast, 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.
Day 08: - Final Departure, Airport Drop off
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, 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.
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