Monsoon Season Trekking in Nepal
Fairly gradual section of the Annapurna Circuit offering great scenery :
Nepal has some of the best parts that the best time to visit for your holiday muktinath there in rainy days or can be also trekked all the year round. Where you can see and experience similar to Tibetan plateau and also is well known Trans Himalayan region of the county’s Mustang district, the life style of people, local cultural activities, old monasteries and its amazing landscape add to your journey’s best photographic opportunity destination. In Nepal’s behind of the mountain the region is also called cold desert and Tibetan influence parts. The main occupation of the region is farming- sheep & goat keeping, horse keeping, tourism hospitality and traditional barter system of salt trading in Tibet.
This short trek is part of the complete Annapurna circuit (from Tatopani) and it can be done in either direction. You can reach Tatopani from Ghorepani via Nayapul, or come this shorter way from Beni. The path is ever-changing with many suspension bridges. The Kali Gandaki valley is said to be the deepest in the world due to the drop between the tops of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, both over 8000m.
The high plain region is also ideal for slow trekkers and trekking with children and family on horse back together you will have closer stunning views of the snow clad peaks. The months of the year June, July and August are mainly people consider as monsoon days in Nepal but the Trans Himalayan parts are just opposite of your belief and it is total rain shadow parts. On that time there is the best time for harvest muktinath and different horticulture season so you can have lots of fresh fruits like apples, peaches, apricots, plum, walnuts and organic vegetables grown in local farm.
The trail itself is not so arduous and the ascents are gradual. (There is an optional side trip to the Dhaulagiri Icefall from Larjung, quite a tough climb of 1200m). There are plenty of good teahouses on this trek, so there is flexibility on where you stay depending on speed of progress. Fantastic views as you proceed up the valley.
This trek has Tatopani (hot spring) and then we encounter the world’s deepest gorge, where the powerful Kali Gandaki River has cut deep through the Himalaya between the massive peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, view of wonderful Dhaulagiri Icefall. As we trek up the Kali Gandaki valley we pass though the traditional and prosperous villages of Tukuche, Ghasa, Marpha and Jomsom. The Thakalis, a traditional traders, have converted their charming and wonderfully clean homes into trekker’s lodges and are well known as one of the most gracious and successful inn-keepers in Nepal. Past Jomsom we reach the arid Tibet-like landscape of Mustang. At Muktinath, set below the Thorung La pass, we have a day to explore the temple and villages and enjoy wonderful mountain views. Finishing our trek along one the major pilgrimage and trade routes Jomsom between India and Tibet we experience local traders, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims making the end of our adventure as amazing as the beginning.