Is August Good for Trekking in Nepal?

Are you planning to trek in Nepal in the month of August? Need assistance finding the best trekking in Nepal in August? Nepal is a nation famous all over the globe for its beautiful mountainous regions and cultural values. Unlike other nations, you can travel to Nepal all over the year, but because of the calm weather conditions and moderate temperatures, August is one of the best times to discover the amazing travel destinations in Nepal. 

Much of the mid-hill region of Nepal consists of farmland. By August, the monsoon rains fed the rice seedlings which had been planted in advance in the season, treating travelers to hillsides covered with bright green crops. On the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley you can see these, surrounding the highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as around Pokhara. 

Mustang lies within the Himalayan rain shadow, indicating it’s not witnessing the monsoon like the rest of the nation. Due to the higher elevation, the weather is sunny but very hot, and the skies usually remain clear. At the time of monsoon, landslides on the road to Mustang make it challenging to travel overland, but Jomsom is linked by air to Pokhara. 

5 Tips for Trekking in Nepal in the month of August are:

1. Keep up to date with the weather conditions. The weather, mainly in the Himalayas, continues to alter. So, at the time of trekking in Nepal in the month of August, you have to act wisely. 

2. Select your trekking destinations carefully. If you select trekking destinations wisely,     August can be one of the best trekking experiences in Nepal. 

3. Keep some buffer days in your trekking packages. Since the weather is mostly unforeseeable in the mountainous regions. Hence, in the situation where something is inescapable (landslides / floods), it is wise to set two-three additional days at the time of your trek. 

4. Be careful of leeches if you’re planning Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Leeches are one of the biggest problems at the time of monsoon month. So, be prepared for that. You can carry some salt when trekking. To escape getting into your skin, wear long hiking pants, long sleeves, long socks and ankle trekking boots. 

5. Other main problems during the rainy months are the mosquitoes and other bugs. It is therefore important to carry an insect repellent with you at the time of the trek. 

Weather in Nepal in the month of August 

The climate in August is mostly hot, humid and wet all around the nation. In August, monsoon season is at its midway point. The environment is possible to be fresh and clean because of the consistent rainfall. According to the official data, the anticipated average temperature will be about 30 degrees Celsius during the day and approximately 20 degrees Celsius during the night time.

 Correspondingly, the average rainfall received in the month of August is about 13 inches. While the snow shadow areas or Himalayan regions receive very less rainfall compared to other parts of the nation. 

6 Best Destinations for Trekking in Nepal in August provided by Himalaya Sunrise Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd are:

1. Langtang Valley Trek 

2. Upper Dolpo Trek 

3. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

4. Upper Mustang Trek 

5. Gosaikunda Trek

6. Helambu Circuit Trek

Festivals in Nepal in the month of August 

During the month of August, a lot of major festivals are celebrated. It is one of the best months to travel to Nepal because of its beautiful season and festivals like Gai Jatra, Teej, Krishna Janmashtami, and Janai Purnima.

Janai Purnima 

It is a festival which is celebrated by Hindus by tying a holy thread on their wrists. This festival is mainly famous among the Brahmin and Chettri community. While the Newar community celebrates it as Kwati Punhi and Terai people celebrate it as a Raksha Bandhan. On this day there is a huge fair organized at Gosaikunda, Lalitpur, Kumbeshwar, and Halesi. 

Shree Krishna Janmashtami 

This festival is marked as the birthday of Lord Shree Krishna. This festival is also called Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami. A huge number of Hindu devotees assemble at Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square to celebrate this festival. 


At the time of Gaijatra festival, children dress as cows and march on the street in the memory of dead family members during the year. The family members of the deceased person also distribute food to people. It is mainly celebrated in the Kathmandu Valley by the Newar community. 

List of recommended instruments of August Trekking in Nepal 

Trekking in the Himalayas is not a simple job. The trekkers will face topographical, climatic, physical and at times cultural issues on their way. So it is essential for the trekkers to learn the issues and take some precautions prior to starting their trek. 

Hence, they should have enough information regarding what to pack and what to avoid. At times carrying too much makes travel difficult and less than also makes you regretful that will automatically affect the trekking plan. 

Hence, the weight of the instruments should everytime be in the least amount. The weight of the trekking bag should be no more than 15 kgs. 

  • Scarf to safeguard from dust, wind, and sun
  • Waterproof shell jacket and fleece gloves
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Hiking socks that prevent blisters
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp and torch with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles
  • Binoculars
  • Basic First Aid kit 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Umbrellas and raincoats