July is the least visited month of the year because it falls right in the middle of Nepal's monsoon season. Even when it's raining, there are still things to see and do. Visit to the Mustang region for fantastic trekking or see the countless cultural wonders of Kathmandu and Pokhara, taking full advantage of lower prices.
Nepal Weather in July
Nepal's weather varies hugely between the Terai plains, the mid-hills of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and the Himalaya. By July, the monsoon has arrived, with rain falling on most days. Parts of the Terai (plains region) often flood during July.
Temperatures remain warm—in the high 27°C in Kathmandu and Pokhara—and while rain helps temper the air, it also brings humidity. High-altitude regions are somewhat cooler, however due to rains, many mountain regions become inaccessible to travelers.
Trails Conditions in July
Nepal in July is not highly recommended in most parts of the country because clouds obscure views, paths are wet and slippery, and road access to trailheads might be blocked by landslides. But, there is still an exception: the Mustang region. For more information, please see below.
Where to visit Nepal in July
Mustang is located north of Pokhara in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, therefore it does not experience the monsoon season like the rest of Nepal. The weather is usually sunny but not very hot, and the skies are clear because of the high altitude here. During the monsoon, landslides on the road to Mustang make overland travel tough, but Jomsom (Mustang) is accessible to Pokhara by air too.
If July is the only month you can visit Nepal, consider trekking in Lower and Upper Mustang. Other places within the Himalaya's rain shadow—Upper Dolpo, the Nar Phu Valley can also be difficult to access in July, with often blocked roads and flights delayed or canceled.
What to do in Nepal in July
Even if outdoor activities are more difficult at this time, you can still enjoy activities in cities and towns. Many cultural attractions, like as temples, museums, pubs and restaurants, shopping, and charming accommodation options with good prices can be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bandipur.
The Best Destinations to Visit in July
Upper Mustang Trek in July
Upper Mustang is located on an ancient trade route to Tibet, up the Kali Gandaki river, and has one of the best developed trails in the Annapurna region.
You'll take a moderate trek through the Annapurna and Mustang region, with incredible views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, staying in comfortable guesthouses run by Thakali and Gurung families.
Upper Dolpo Trek in July
Upper Dolpo is a remote region of Nepal situated in the mid-western region. The unique culture and traditions of this region have remained untouched by modern society due to the long isolation. As a result, the main attraction of this trek is the Tibetan origin people's unique culture and lifestyle. The trekking route crosses three high passes in the upper Dolpo region.
The trek's main highlights are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the breathtaking Shey Phoksundo lake with crystal clear water.
Nar Phu Valley Trek in July
The rain shadow villages of Nar Phu lie in the northeast section of the Annapurna region. As a result, this is an ideal trekking destination in Nepal for July.
You will trek "off the beaten path" and cross the adventurous pass of Kang la pass. This trek is known for its narrow canyons, incredible rock formations, ancient monasteries, and unique Himalayan culture.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in July
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the best short treks in the Annapurna region. It is also referred to as the short Annapurna trek.
Ghorepani is a small and beautiful village in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri zone, located at the base of Mt. Annapurna. The most of of trekkers preferred this trek because it is not much challenging. The hike will take you to a maximum elevation of 2,855 meters.
After a half-hour drive from Pokhara, the trek begins at Modi Khola. The trekking trail winds through villages and farm terraces, with views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak.
The trek will take you through rhododendron and bamboo forests to Ghorepani at 2,860 meters. You will hike to Poonhill from Ghorepani, which is the best viewpoint for sunrise over the Annapurna ranges.
If you want to visit Nepal in July, then I can guarantee you that Nepal offers you enough and great options. You have to prepare yourself with suitable gears.
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