Trekking in Nepal during July

July is transition month between summer and the monsoon season in Nepal it can get very hot, very humid and very wet.

Annapurna Circuit in hot and humid weather in June
You'll be lucky to get views like this along the Annapurna Circuit during hot and humid weather in June

Heavy monsoon weather will be highly likely along with thunderstorms. July is one of the least popular months to go trekking in Nepal.

If your trek runs from June into July then you'll need to bring good rain gear along 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 19 degrees.

July trekking tips

  • Bring all types of water proofing with you
  • Be prepared for few mountain views

All treks are officially open during July in Nepal from Everest to the Annapurna Region however there are risks due to heavy rainfall and landslides plus the views are usually covered in cloud. Trekking routes may be closed due to being washed out – it's important to keep an eye on the news. Avoid bus travel to remoter areas, distant or unmarked trails due to the increasing risk of floods and landslides.


What is the weather like in July for trekking in Nepal?


Hot, humid and hazy summer weather continues as monsoon downpours start to appear. Expect 30+ degree* weather in the mountains during the day. During the night temperatures are often around the 12-19 degree range*. More frequent hail showers, thunderstorms or rain can occur.

* 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.


Historical weather data for trekking in July


Since publishing my guidebooks we've been keeping an accurate record of both GPS data for trails and the weather to try and help trekkers make decisions.

The following information is correlated based on real trekking guides and trekkers who were in the following areas. The weather data is broken down into the year of the trek, weeks in the month and a note on what a guide or person experienced in terms of weather. We've used EBC, ABC and the APC for weather examples as they cover the widest range of areas.

EBC = Everest Base Camp. ABC = Annapurna Base Camp. APC = Annapurna Circuit. WK = Week.

* Blank years or weeks just means the guide or data is/was not available. It may also mean we've not had the time to update the data here (we have a lot of data on all treks). We are trying to keep this information as accurate as possible. If you are looking for specific data you may contact us, however you can best support this site by purchasing a guidebook first.

 

Trek / Date
EBC
July 2015
July 2016
July 2017
WK 2: Light rain with only morning views possible of mountains
July 2018
July 2019

Trek / Date
ABC
July 2015

 

 

July 2016
July 2017

WK 1: :Nice view of mountain from Namche, Dingbocheand Kalapather but rest of days it is cloudly with light rain on day 3rd, 5th and 9th and 10th day.

Wk 3: Good weather with clear views.

July 2018
July 2019

Trek / Date
APC
July 2015

July 2016
July 2017
Wk: 3 Clear views
July 2018
July 2019

 

This historical climate/weather data may be useful to some but do remember that that the weather can change on an hourly basis in Nepal.


What trekking clothing is needed during July in Nepal?


Breathable rain gear is essential along with light clothing to deal with the humidity and rainfall. Expect leeches along the trail. Trekking shirts, shorts, pants and a fleece (for the evenings). Drying clothes becomes more difficult. Keep in mind that rainfall and heat can reach epic proportions in July. A sleeping bag liner can help with the heat in the evening.


Is trekking accommodation on the trails open during July in Nepal?


All accommodation along the trekking routes will be open in July though the rooms rarely have fans so they can get hot and leaks may appear.


Are trekking restaurants on the trails open during July in Nepal?


Just like accommodation all restaurants will be open in July.

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!


Are trekking permits available in July in Nepal?


Yes, trekking permits are available year round in Nepal including July. Permits are available in both Kathmandu and Pokhara.


Do you need travel insurance for trekking in July?


Yes you'll need travel insurance when trekking in July. 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.


Find out when is the best time of year 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.

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in January?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in February?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in March?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in April?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in May?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in June?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in July?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in August?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in September?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in October?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in November?

» What's it like to trek in Nepal in December?

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.


More information on Trekking in Nepal


The above information should give you a brief outline and understanding about trekking in Nepal in July.

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:

Trekking in Nepal

My guide on trekking in Nepal

  Trekking Equipment Check out my guide on equipment & gear needed for trekking in Nepal
 
List of treks to hike in Nepal Check out my list treks to do in Nepal complete with maps   Nepal Mountain range Check out my guide on how to travel overland into Tibet for a lot more!
Trekking in Nepal How to choose a trekking guide in Nepal   Record of Mount Everst Base Camp Trek in the Winter My Day by day account of trekking to Everest Base Camp in the off season (winter)
 
Traveling overland into Nepal Check out my How to travel overland into Nepal guide   Guide to traveling Nepal Check out my country Guide to Nepal

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