About Mad Monsoon Hiking -June July August 2024,2025,2026

Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd offers exceptional monsoon hiking and trekking packages in Kathmandu and throughout Nepal, catering to adventurers seeking unique experiences during the rainy season. Popular monsoon treks in Nepal include the Annapurna and Langtang regions, which offer lush, verdant landscapes and fewer crowds. In Kathmandu, the best monsoon hikes include the Shivapuri National Park and Nagarkot trails, providing stunning views and refreshing greenery. Ideal for trekking in June, July, August, and September, these treks allow travelers to explore the beauty of Nepal while enjoying the advantages of the monsoon season, such as vibrant flora and fewer tourists. Himalayan Asia Treks ensures a memorable and safe trekking experience, even during the monsoon months.

The Mad Monsoon Hike designate for those people who have busy lives on a regular schedule but they have less time or who want to celebrate the weekend on short days with avoiding city life. This Mad Monsoon Hike itinerary design with the variation of different things where hikers get to experience the village lifestyle of Nepal, an ancient town with homestay and spiritual things in the monastery.

Highlights of Monsoon Hiking


Panauti is a small town located in the Kavrepalanchok District, near Kathmandu. It offers a unique cultural experience and an opportunity to witness the traditional way of life in a Nepalese village. During a village tour in Banepa, you can explore the local markets, visit ancient temples and monasteries, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their customs, traditions, and daily activities. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and gain insights into rural Nepal.

Community Homestay in Panauti

A community homestay in Banepa allows you to stay with a local family and experience their lifestyle firsthand. It is a fantastic way to connect with the community, learn about their traditions, and contribute to the local economy. You'll have the opportunity to participate in daily chores, taste traditional Nepalese cuisine, engage in cultural activities, and share stories with your hosts. The community homestay experience fosters cross-cultural understanding and creates a meaningful exchange between travelers and locals.

Namo Buddha Monastery Meditation

Namo Buddha Monastery is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site located in Kavrepalanchok District, near Banepa. It is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha, in one of his previous lives, offered his body to a hungry tigress and her cubs. The monastery provides a serene and peaceful environment for meditation and reflection. Visitors can engage in meditation practices, join chanting sessions, explore the monastery's architecture, and gain insights into Buddhist philosophy and teachings. It's a wonderful place to find inner peace and connect with spirituality.


This trip takes you closer life-style to the Nepal local village with Buddhist Monastery. The first night stay in local people’s house. We will hike via panauti Village Panauti is the one of the oldest towns in Nepal where you will explore Ethnic culture with local life-style . The last night, we will stay in monastery. We will do praying, meditation and involve in Puja also with monk.


We will provide local meals in community homestay and veg meals in the Namobuddha Monastery. ( Extra meals will be provided after the Monastery Meal Session as your appitited ).


  • Experience the local life of Nepal.
  • Travel with local people by transport.
  • Close view of daily lifestyle with staying in homestay.
  • Praying in a monastery.
  • Interaction with monks in a monastery.

Day to Day Itinerary

We will arrive in Kathmandu airport around 9-10 am then drive to Ranikot around 2-3 hours from the airport. Before reaching Ranikot homestay, we will experience different things like Bhaktapur City, a green forest in the mountains with a zip line. On the way , we will experience the jungle walk and if you are adventure lover also, there is available Zip Flyer . 

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Home-Stay.
  • Location: Ranikot

After having breakfast, we will hike towards Namoboudha Monastery via Panauti Village. Panauti village is the ancient village where an ethnic group of people Newari settled. We will take lunch in Panauti Village and explore Panauti village with a museum, farming field and interact with local people.

It will take 4-5 hours to reach Namoboudhnath Monastery by hiking. After reaching the monastery, we will visit the monastery and be involved in praying, worshipping and meditation. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Namo Boudha Monastery
  • Location: Namo Boudha Monastery

After having breakfast, we will hike towards Dhulikhel from where we will pass the small settled village with forest. Dhulikhel is popular for viewing the amazing scenery of snow peak mountains. After reaching Dhulikhel , we will drive to Kathmandu airport .

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

What's Included

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Ground transport as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Rain Puncho or Umbrella
  • Walking poles (if necessary)
  • Seasonal Fruits in hiking.
  • Nepalese Sim Card with Data.
  • International Flight Ticket.
  • personal  insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses like drinks, phone bills.
  • Tips and donation.
  • Which is not mentioned in the Cost Includes Column.

Price & Dates

Useful Information

Which season is best for hiking in Nepal?

The best seasons for hiking in Nepal are:

Autumn (September to November): This is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal due to the clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stunning mountain views. The weather is stable, making it an ideal time for both high-altitude and low-altitude treks.

Spring (March to May): Another excellent time for trekking, spring offers mild temperatures, blooming rhododendrons, and lush greenery. The visibility is also good, though it can get a bit hazy towards the end of the season.

Does Kathmandu experience monsoon weather?

Yes, Kathmandu experiences monsoon weather. The monsoon season in Nepal typically runs from June to August. During this period, Kathmandu and other parts of the country receive heavy rainfall, which can lead to cloudy skies, landslides, and muddy trails.

Is it safe to travel Nepal in monsoon?

Traveling in Nepal during the monsoon season can be challenging but not necessarily unsafe if proper precautions are taken. Here are some considerations:

  • Landslides and Floods: The heavy rains can cause landslides and floods, particularly in mountainous and hilly regions. It's essential to stay informed about weather conditions and choose safer, less prone areas for travel.
  • Leeches and Muddy Trails: Monsoon trekking can be uncomfortable due to leeches and muddy, slippery trails. Proper gear and preparation can mitigate these issues.
  • Flight Delays: Flights, especially to remote areas, can be delayed or canceled due to poor weather conditions.

If you decide to travel during this time, opt for lower-altitude treks and be flexible with your plans.

Is June good for trekking in Nepal?

June marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Nepal, so it is generally not considered an ideal time for trekking. The trails become muddy and slippery, and the risk of landslides increases. However, some rain-shadow areas like Upper Mustang and Dolpo can still be suitable for trekking as they receive less rainfall.

Is July good for trekking in Nepal?

July is in the peak of the monsoon season, making it a less favorable time for trekking in most parts of Nepal. Heavy rains, muddy paths, and the risk of landslides make trekking challenging. Again, areas in the rain shadow such as Upper Mustang and Dolpo are more viable options.

Is August good for trekking in Nepal?

August is still within the monsoon season, so the conditions remain similar to June and July with heavy rains and potential for landslides. However, towards the end of August, the weather starts to improve slightly, and preparations for the autumn trekking season begin. Rain-shadow areas remain the best option for trekking during this time.