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Weather in August

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Weather in August

Hi,

I'm wanting to go to Nepal from the end of July to mid/late August.

How much does the monsoon limit things? Is there are that is less affected by the monsoons? I'll be working in a hospital for 2-3 weeks, but I would like to do some trekking/sightseeing too, we also have afternoons off. Will it still be worth going or am I just going to end up inside all the time, and miss out on the mountains?

Cheers,

Corrie

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1. Re: Weather in August

Monsoon start from the month of july to the first week of september. you choose the busy season of raining. although your sightseeing around the valley is possible but trekking is impossible, some times continue raining for 5, 6 days or some time may not be. Trekking in long distance for more days is impossible.

cheers

andrewhaul

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2. Re: Weather in August

Monsoon start from the month of july to the first week of september. you choose the busy season of raining. although your sightseeing around the valley is possible but trekking is impossible, some times continue raining for 5, 6 days or some time may not be. Trekking in long distance for more days is impossible.

cheers

andrewhaul

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3. Re: Weather in August

CoireLil

it is good to be in rainy season as surrounding green kathmandu is wonderful in the season. short treks in Banepa / Nagarakot / Fulchoki can be done very nicely even in rainy. your afternoon off can be utilised in nearby siteseeings.

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4. Re: Weather in August

How about weather in September for trekking in the Khumbu region?

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5. Re: Weather in August

I spent 6 months in Nepal some time ago, and the cloud didn't clear off the mountains until mid-September - and even then we didn't get decent views until the end of September. You'd run a fairly high chance of not seeing the himalayas if you went in August, so I personally would avoid that time if that's what you want to do.

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6. Re: Weather in August

Well I hope you went on your trek!!! We just got back from doing the Gorepani/Poon Hill trek (all my 5 kids went too), and had an amazing time!!! Here's what we missed: didn't see the mountains every day, but we did see them, and got pictures too. Here's what we gained: Hardly no other trekkers were on the trail, and we had everything to ourselves. It was great. We all agreed that going at monsoon time was worth it, in order to not have to share the trail with a bunch of people. our guide said that during "season," you might have to stand aside for 20 minutes while donkey trains carrying supplies to the tea houses, and tourist groups all walked by. It rained off and on - and wasn't constant. Mostly rained late afternoon or during the night. I say go! Just bring waterproof goretex shoes and a clean pair of socks for every day (and we didn't even use our rain jackets - just an umbrella on the trail!)

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