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.
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 / DateEBC
WK1-2 cloud & haze
Trek / DateABC
WK 1: cloudy with some nice views.
WK 2: Raining with sporadic mountain views
WK 2: Hazy with afternoon showers.
WK 1: Rain in afternoons
Trek / DateAPC
June 2015WK 3: raining but flowers are nice and morning mountain views
Rain and clouds at low altitude. Throng La pass was clear.
WK 4: cloud & rain
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.
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 of 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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