5 Best Places & Things to Do to Enjoy Summer in Nepal

Nepal, the trekker’s paradise, is a land surrounded by towering mountains and gorgeous landscapes. The cultural diversity, the intense historical background, and beautiful monuments – everything makes this country an ideal destination for tourists. Due to its proximity to the Himalayan mountain range, Nepal’s weather is quite enjoyable and romantic, especially during summers. If you are planning to make a trip to the country, summer in Nepal is very enjoyable and suitable for sightseeing.

Places to Visit during Summer in Nepal

1. Kathmandu

Popular attractions: Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Temple

Must try: Eating Daal, Bhaat and Tarkari, and momos

Durbar Square in Kathmandu
Durbar Square in Kathmandu

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Boudhanath Temple

The political capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is probably the nerve-center as well as the cultural capital of the country. The summer in Nepal witnessed a surge in tourist footfall, which comes to the city to explore its glorious and stunning monuments. Surrounded by stunning medieval monuments and temples, Kathmandu reflects an aura of the Orientals.

2. Nagarkot

Popular attractions: Nagarkot Waterfall and bat caves, Changunarayan Temple

Must try: Hiking through the gorgeous trekking trails

Views of the Mt. Everest from Nepal
Gorgeous Views of the Mt. Everest from Nagarkot

The beautiful hill station, Nagarkot, is next on the list of places to go during summer in Nepal. Just 32 km (20mi) off Kathmandu, the place is well-known for its gorgeous landscape. Besides this, the place is known to provide an uninterrupted view of the Mt. Everest. The Hindu temple, Changunarayan, dedicated to Vishnu is an important site for pilgrimage for the Hindus. 


3. Bhaktapur (Khwopa)

Popular attractions: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola and Vatsala Devi Temple

Must try: Shopping and exploring the temples

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bhaktapur is a beautiful city adorned with stunning pagodas and temples. The name of the town means the village of the devotees, probably due to the presence of temples and shrines all around the city. During the 2015 earthquake, this small township was badly affected. But in the subsequent years, it has bounced back on its feet.

4. Bandipur

Popular attractions: Tundikhel, Khadga Devi Temple, Bindabasini Temple
Must try: Shopping for terracotta items

Just off the ridge of Dumre, Bandipur is next on the list of holiday spots to visit during summer in Nepal. This place was once an important trade center of the country, where traders from Tibet and the nearby regions would come to sell off their ware. Just on the city outskirts, you can find gorgeous looking Himalayan Mountains calling you. 


5. Pokhara

Popular attractions: Phewa Lake, International Mountain Museum, Davis Falls

Must try: exploring the Mahendra Gufa

Davis Falls, Pokhara
Davis Falls in Pokhara

Last on the list is the Pokhara, the gateway to the enticing Annapurna Circuit. One of the favorite destinations for the summer holidays, this place offers a picturesque view of the mountains. The Tal Barahi Temple, a beautiful pagoda on the lake, is a stunning one of the most attractive landmarks of the city.    
Summer in Nepal is a beautiful time of the year when the weather is ideal for traveling and exploration. Apart from these places mentioned above, there are a few honorable mentions:
Khokana and Bungamati villages


Things to Do in Nepal during the Summer Season

Here are a few of the things to do in Nepal during the summer season. These activities can keep you occupied throughout your trip and give you an adrenaline rush.

1. Trek to Ghorepani Poonhill

Difficulty level: Moderate
Length: 51 km / 32 miles
Can be covered by solo, group, couple or family

A moderately difficult trekking route, the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most recommended trekking trails during summer. From the summit, trekkers can enjoy the magnificent view of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range. Due to the comparatively easier trail and requirement of a few types of equipment, this trail can be covered by families as well.


2. Exploring the Jungle and the Wildlife 

Address: Kasara Chitwan, Subarnapur 44200, Nepal

Ideal for solo, group, couple or family

Jungle and Wildlife in Nepal
Exploring the Jungle and the Wildlife in Chitwan

The second thing on the list of summer in Nepal activity inventory is exploring the wildlife in the Chitwan National Park. Home to some of the exotic Asian flora and fauna, the park was founded in the Terai Lowland known for its dense forest. Tourists interested in exploring the Asian jungles can head to Chitwan for an engaging safari. You can glimpse several elephants, Royal Bengal Tiger, rhinos, and a huge number of exotic birds during the safari. In the summer season, camping could be arranged in the park, something that is liked by children.

3. White River Rafting 

Where can be done: Region around Kathmandu and Pokhara
Difficulty level: Moderate to high depending upon the route
Days required: One/two days depending on the route taken

 Adventure is synonymous with a trip to Nepal. Summer in Nepal is especially suitable for adventurous activities like a white river. Although challenging, the experience is very thrilling. As you cross the huge river rapids of the serpentine Bhote Kosi River or Kali Gandaki River is a great experience. Since Nepalese rivers are perennial, they are perfect for rafting.  


4. Paragliding 

Where can be done: Pokhara, Kot Danda, Chapakharka, and nearby places
Difficulty level: Moderate 
Last on is paragliding, which is a must for a thrill seeker. Since summer months are ideal for this adventure sport, one can find tourists heading towards Pokhara and nearby places to experience it. The stunning blue lakes and the aerial view of the Himalayan valleys could not be explained in words.

Exploring Nepal during the summer season is a beautiful experience. Do try it, you won’t regret the decision. 

Further Reading:

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