June is the middle of the short Summer in Nepal and it can get very hot and humid.
Heavy monsoon weather will be making more of an impromptu appearance than earlier. There can be plenty of thunderstorms.
If your trek runs from May into June then you'll need to bring rain gear alone with light clothing due to the hot humidity and be prepared for heavy monsoon downpours.
For the most part at 2,000m expect day time temperatures of 30+ degrees and temperatures at night around 18 degrees.
June trekking tips
- Bring a light rain jacket and backpack rain cover
- Waterproof bags will be needed
- Staying hydrated is a challenge
All treks are officially open during June in Nepal from Everest to the Annapurna Region. The problem is the heavy humid heat, hazy views and the incoming monsoon season. Avoid distant or unmarked trails due to the increasing risk of landslides.
Summer has arrived and it's not like many other summers. Nepal's summer is hot, humid and hazy. Heat continues to build throughout along with humidity. Expect 30+ degree* weather in the mountains during the day. During the night temperatures are often around the 18 degree range*.
* weather temperatures and conditions change as you go up in altitude or descend. Likewise there are variations depending on the trek. Always expect passes and base camps to have more extreme conditions. The temperatures listed here are only used as rough indications.
Breathable rain gear is essential along with light clothing to deal with the humid heat. Trekking shirts, shorts, pants and a fleece (for the evenings). Keep in mind that humidity can reach epic proportions in June with humid sunny, wet and hot days. Dressing in loose clothing can help with the warmer days. A sleeping bag liner can help in the evening.
All accommodation along the trekking routes will be open in June though the rooms rarely have fans so they can get hot.
Just like accommodation all restaurants will be open in June however some food may not be available due to rains.
Do read my guidebook trekking in Nepal to understand about restaurants when trekking you may not be allowed to stay in your accommodation if you eat elsewhere when trekking!
Yes, trekking permits are available year round in Nepal including June. Permits are available in both Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Yes you'll need travel insurance when trekking in June. Wet, slippery paths often lead to many ankle strains and slips which are made worse by tiredness due to humidity.
Do read about getting proper travel insurance for trekking in Nepal.
Do read my full article on when is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal for a full overview which it makes it easy to pick the best season to go trekking. Meanwhile here's a monthly breakdown.
Again, if you are trying to make plans it'll be easier to read when is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal first, then the monthly breakdown.
The above information should give you a brief outline and understanding about trekking in Nepal in June.
I've compiled more detailed articles on the specifics of trekking in Nepal below.
You will find them to be a great place to thoroughly research your trip to Nepal, be sure to bookmark them so you don't forget!
|You might find my following free guides helpful:|
My guide on trekking in Nepal
|Check out my guide on equipment & gear needed for trekking in Nepal|
|Check out my list treks to do in Nepal complete with maps||Check out my guide on how to travel overland into Tibet for a lot more!|
|How to choose a trekking guide in Nepal||My Day by day account of trekking to Everest Base Camp in the off season (winter)|
|Check out my How to travel overland into Nepal guide||Check out my country Guide to Nepal|
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