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Nepal in August

Nepal in August

August is the final full month of the wet season rain continues into September— and temperatures and humidity remain high across the country. According to official data, the average temperature will be around 28 – 30°c during the day and around 18 – 20°c at night. Nepal is one of the most picturesque places on the continent. Comprising a wide variety of flora and fauna, monuments, and tribal people, Nepal is the place where every traveler should visit at least once in his/her lifetime. Nepal in August is the rainy season but it never deters people to visit the country. The beauty of rain blended with Nepal’s landscape attracts many tourists during this period. 

If you are looking to travel to this beautiful place during August, here are some facts regarding the weather and activities you must engage in.

Weather and Climates in Nepal in August: The weather in Nepal in August is in general poor. August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Lukla with 14°C (56°F) to very warm temperatures in Pokhara with 30°C (87°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C (72°F) in Pokhara and 4°C (38°F) in Lukla.

Kathmandu Weather in August:

Temperature: 22.45 Degree

High temperature: 26.9 Degree

Low Temperature: 18 Degree

Sunshine Hours: 7 Hours

Rainfall: 239.3 mm

Rainfall Days: 10 Days

Pokhara Weather in August:

Temperature: 29 degree

High temperature: 33 degree

Low Temperature: 25 degree

Sunshine: 10 hours

Rainfall: 182mm

Rainfall Days: 10 Days

Things to Do in Nepal in August 

Visiting the Farmlands

During August, one can experience the dazzling green crops all around the valleys in the Kathmandu region. Mustang lies in the shadow side of the Himalayas, and it does not experience the monsoon the whole country does. Because of its geographical location, the weather is cool, which provides the perfect conditions to have a hangout with fellow travellers. If you are a big fan of trekking and august is the only time you can visit the country, have a look at Lower and Upper Mustang. 

Visiting the Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley is the main tourist spot in the country. Comprising of beautiful villages, markets, and many unique locations, you can head out to visit the Kathmandu valley to experience the uniqueness this country presents in tourism.

Local food hunt around Kathmandu valley

If you are a food lover, be known that Kathmandu valley offers numerous choices of the local foods for you to tease all of your taste buds. August, the monsoon month is the best time for the steaming hot food and enjoying the continuous rain. The main attraction of Kathmandu valley is Newari food which you can try on the local market which has original and distinct taste. There are numbers of restaurants that serve Newari cuisine. Some of the Newari dishes are Choila, Bara, Kachela, Aalu dam and countless other items. Most of the delicacies are prepared of buffalo meat (Buff in local).

On the tour of hunting local food during August in Nepal, you should not miss Mo:Mo and Chowmein {both of them being the most famous and mostly eaten Nepali food snacks}. Both of the items originated from Tibetan food but now it has been favorite dishes for all Nepalese and visitors too. You can find these two items almost in every corners of Kathmandu. Some of the famous local foods like; Laphing is famous around Boudhanath Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. Juju Dhow, known as king of yogurt, is very famous in Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Dal Bhat is the famous main course in whole Nepal. Specially, Thakali (Dal Bhat) set is what you should keep in the list of your food hunt. Sel Roti with curry is still loved by every households. These are some local food items you should not miss while you are in Nepal; not only in August but throughout the year you can do this. Besides these, there are lots of other food items you can try with the guidance of local people or with your guide.

Homestay tour in August

Homestay tour is now the trending tour of Nepal. In homestay tour you stay in some particular houses of a village, where you live the daily lives of local people and experience their cultures and traditions closely. You can get an opportunity to observe the culture and ways of daily life styles. You can try their local food as much as you can. Also try the cultural dresses and observe the cultural dances and dances to their local beats. That’s why it is also called as cultural exchange tour. August in Nepal is the Monsoon season and is the agricultural season of Nepal. That means you can have chance to learn the way of agriculture in Nepal. Likewise homestay tour is also a nature exploring tour when you can get lost in the nature. Most of the homestay villages offer the panoramic views of the mountains. Ghale Gaun, Sikles Homestay, Suntalabari Homestay are some of the most famous homestays in Nepal.

August festivals of Nepal

There are some festivals that fall in August which you can celebrate or observe with locals. Nepali festival follows the lunar calendar. So that means, they can fall in July or in September sometimes. Some of the festivals that often falls in August are: 

  1. Janai Purnima/ Rakshya Bandan- Both of them falls on the same day. Janai purnima is the festival of high caste Hindu men in which they change their sacred thread. And Rakshya Bandan is the festival of Hindu people in which a sister put holy threads to her brother’s wrist. Furthermore, they celebrate this joyous festival by having delicious dishes with the family, gathering and chitchatting, singing and dancing. 
  2. Krishna Janmasthami- Also known as the birth day of Lord Krishna (Hindu God). It is celebrated with special flair at Patan Durbar Square and we can include in your itinerary.

Exploring Pokhara in August

Pokhara is the charming lakeside town that offers you the spectacular skyline view of Mount Machapuchare, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu range. Pokhara has the endless attraction for the tourist and is always listed in the most favorite city. Pokhara has a number of activities you can do and redo anytime. From thrilling paragliding above the city to the soothing boating experience on the Phewa lake and mountain biking. Pokhara has countless adventures. Although in August the view is not very clear but you can chill around the lakeside cafes or restros and observe the beautiful view of Phewa Lake. Also, driving to nearby village, Sarangkot and Dharahara Danda to spend quality time with your close ones are the nice ways to get lost in the August month of Nepal.

Mountain biking in Monsoon

Mountain biking is the newest favorite adventure of Nepali people. Nepal is the hilly and mountainous country, so mountain biking is the perfect sport for Nepal. In August, cycling trails are muddy and slippery. In the meantime, it is also an ideal time for cycling and don’t forget to be prepared to get stained with muds and rain. Kathmandu offers some of the best startup cycling trails. Sundarijal cycling trail and Chobhar cycling trail are some simple trails. Shivapuri National park has the challenging mountain cycling trail. Besides Kathmandu, Pokhara too offers some mountain biking trails. Some of the renowned biking trails are World Peace Pagoda trail, Begnas lake trail and more.

Rafting and Kayaking in Monsoon Rivers

Due to monsoon rain in August, the amount of water in the river increases more than in other seasons. Therefore, more water means more fun for Rafting and Kayaking enthusiasts. Trisuli, Bhote Koshi, Seti and Sun Koshi are the major rivers which offer you thrilling experiences of Rafting and Kayaking. There are plenty of riverside or beach resorts which organize these wonderful adventures. On the other hand, Rafting and Kayaking are the most suitable adventure sports for the hot and humid weather conditions of the August months.

Places to Visit in Nepal in August: A season of bright orange days for icy fresh lemonades, ice-crème, and colorful dresses, summer has its own way of casting every single creature under a gleeful spell. But the depressing part about the season is the intense heat that can sometimes be really physically devitalizing.

Nepal, however, happens to be one of the finest places to visit during summer. Its geographical position makes summer pleasant and warm allowing you to enjoy every bit of the natural beauty conjured only by the season.

Summer in Nepal stretches from May to August. In major parts of the country, the mornings and evenings are warm. The southern region has extremely hot afternoons. Some parts of the country also sees rain during summer.

Find the top 5 Places to visit in Nepal:

Pokhara: Pokhara’s spellbinding beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, the spectacular backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range and the serene Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Lakes, makes this destination ‘the Jewel of the Himalaya’.

Nagarkot: It is known for a sunrise view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists.

Lumbini: Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there.

Chitwan National Park: Chitawan National Park is the first established national park in Nepal. It belongs to a World Heritage Site and is one of the most visited places in Chitwan. This national park conserves different species of wild animals and birds including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, and Asiatic elephant

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is particularly famous for its religious monuments. Various temples, monasteries, and stupas adorn the city’s landscape, particularly the Pashupatinath Temple and the Changu Narayan which are famous for their stunning, intricate religious artworks. Kathmandu is indeed worth a visit, in the city centre there are the royal palace, and important religious sites, and the old town. If you need some scenery you have go out a little bit from the city, but you will be in Kathmandu valley, not the real Himalayan area.

What to Pack for Nepal in August

As rainfall is omnipresent during August, you should be equipped with umbrellas and raincoats. An increase in temperature is experienced during this month, hence cotton material dress is recommended. The following things should be present in your backpack if you are visiting Nepal in August.

Raincoats and Umbrellas

Trekking equipment( if you want to do trekking)

Navigation tools

The beautiful fields, trekking in Mustang and witnessing traditional festivals like Gai Jatra attract tourists to Nepal in August. If you have a hectic schedule, and August is the only time you can have a trip to Nepal, make sure to witness the above-mentioned beauty of Nepal.



Is it good time to visit Nepal in August?

While August is still a month of monsoon rains, they ease by the end of the month. Visitors to Nepal in August will be welcomed by dazzlingly green rice fields. High altitude hiking is out of the question, but trails in the magical Mustang region remain dry.

What is Nepal like in August?

August’s weather in detail, It’s peak monsoon season in August in Nepal. Pokhara in particular gets 850mm of rain in just one month. It’s warm and humid in most parts of the country too, but once the rain showers have arrived and dowsed everything the atmosphere does tend to freshen up a little. It’s peak monsoon season in August in Nepal. Pokhara in particular gets 850mm of rain in just one month. It’s warm and humid in most parts of the country too, but once the rain showers have arrived and dowsed everything the atmosphere does tend to freshen up a little.

Can you trek to Everest Base Camp in August?

As long as you’re aware that conditions on the way to EBC won’t be optimal, it’s usually possible to trek all the way there in August. You’ll probably experience the most rainfall at lower elevations (although nowhere in the Everest region is exactly ‘low’); the higher you go, the less rain there will be.

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