Nepal is definitely the best place to visit. It is listed time and again as the best place to visit in the world. In summer as well, there are places that you can travel to refresh. Nepal has a diverse range of climate and you can find different climates in different regions. 

Monkey Temple in Nepal

This summer, as well as climate, ranges from very hot to extremely chilly.  So in the article, I am listing a few places that you can visit in summer. When you are traveling it is very important that you understand the climate of that particular region. For instance, you don’t want to go to Chitwan or Sauraha at this time of year. It is extremely hot and it will be tough for you to sustain theirs. But there are places which are cool in this climate and places you can visit at this time of the year.

This article lists the names of places that you can visit in summer for a quick getaway.

 Mustang

 Mustang is one of the most popular places to visit in Nepal. It lies in the Himalayan region so it is always kind of chilly in here. It lies in Tibet and Nepal border. Mustang is a beautiful place with a deserted look. As per its climate, nothing grows here but few shrubs so it is not the greenest place. But the place is awesome for the peaceful environment it has. The places like Kaligandaki George situated in Mustang, Jomsom Valley make it even more beautiful. Mustang is the best place to visit this summer. In winter it gets extremely chilly but in summer the climate is just perfect.

Mustang is a great place and not just a beautiful place with a mesmerizing view but also has lots of things to offer. Mustang is a great place to be not just for youngsters but for elderly people as well. So in summer especially,  Mustang is one of the best places to visit because it wouldn’t cold but very relaxing and cool. Mustang is very famous among people in Nepal. Many movies have also contributed to making it more famous.  The deserted vegetation, the abandoned villages and lifestyle untouched by modernism Mustang has a lot to offer. It is a destination for hundreds of adventure lovers, climbers, and bike riders.  Here is a list of things you can do in Mustang.

There is no way I  miss Muktinath temple when we talk about mustang. Thousands of people come to Mustang very year to visit the holy temple Muktinath. It is believed that once you dive in the pool in Muktinath temple and bath from the 108 taps all your sins will be cleared away and you will live a happy life ahead. Marpha valley is a small village in Mustang. This place is great because of its old civilization. There are old houses and locals. You don’t see many houses in Mustang and there are only a few villages, Marpha valley is one of them, This place is also famous for its dried fruit product. Above all, there is a view that can take your breath away.

Things to do in Mustang

I recently went for a vacation in Mustang.  This was the first time I went to Mustang and I loved it. We sure have seen a lot of pictures and have heard a lot from our friends about mustang but there is more to it. From my experience, I am writing a few things you must do while in Mustang. Mustang is a great place and not just a beautiful place with a mesmerizing view but also has lots of things to offer. Mustang is a great place to be not just for youngsters but for elderly people as well.  Here is a list of things you can do in Mustang.

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Muktinath Temple

There is no way I  miss Muktinath temple when we talk about mustang. Thousands of people come to Mustang very year to visit the holy temple Muktinath. It is believed that once you dive in the pool in Muktinath temple and bath from the 108 taps all your sins will be cleared away and you will live a happy life ahead. They even believe visiting this temple gives your freedom in the afterlife. Muktinath is definitely one of the holiest and famous pilgrimage site in Nepal. Therefore despite the geographical difficulties, many people visit the temple. In my trip as well I could see many elderly people struggling to reach the temple. They were so tired but still, it was their faith that took them there finally. Many people even got there in the horse.

 Horse Riding              

 Horse Riding is for those who want to make their trip the most adventurous. And when I talk about horse riding I am not saying that you sit in a horse and the owner guides you. I mean actually riding the horse. The local horse riders will teach you how to ride a horse and you can take control of the horse yourself. This is just so much fun to do. But let me warn you as well. This looks funny about it as it can be very dangerous as well. So most of the owners don’t allow you to take control of their horses. Because since we don’t know how to ride a horse it can be dangerous. If you don’t get the rules or panic there are chances you will face serious accidents. This could be fatal as well as looking at the geography there.  But you can train yourself for some time from the local riders before getting on one. Believe me, that experience will be magical.

Rupse Fall

Rupse fall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen in my life. The waterfall is situated on your way to Muktinath. On your way to the temple, you will see amazing beautiful things and Rupse fall is one of them. The waterfall is really high and has the clearest water.  You can even go to the top by walking for a few minutes. At the top, you can view the waterfall from even near distance. In that place, the water will also touch you while it falls down at high speed. The sprinkles just make your fresh and stress-free. It is a great place for photos as well so make sure to visit Rupse fall while visiting Mustang. It lies in the way and will make your journey more fun and relaxing. From my experience, my favorite thing about my latest Mustang trip was Rupse fall itself. After getting out of our bus we were astonished to see the view and the cold water just took away all our stress from traveling.

Marpha Valley

 Marpha valley is a small village in Mustang. This place is great because of its old civilization. There are old houses and locals. You don’t see many houses in Mustang and there are only a few villages, Marpha valley is one of them, This place is also famous for its dried fruit product. Another great thing about the pace is Marpha itself. Marpha is a brandy made of fresh apples in Mustang. That drink is quiet famous in Nepal and Marpha is the main place where you can buy it. Marpha valley is the place where many scenes of the famous movie Jerry was shot. A particular alley became quite famous after the movie so a valley there is named as jerry gully. Jerry gully is quite a famous place in Marpha. People make sure to go there and take photos. In our trip as well, people were capturing a lot of photos in that particular place. There is nothing much special about that place but the unique styles of houses and alleys make the place special.

The local food

 One of the best things about traveling to new places is the food there. So there is no way I would miss the food on the list. Mustang offers you the best local food. The specialty there is the Thakali food prepared by local restaurants. That food is one of the best food I have ever had. We Nepalese love Daal Bhat tarkari and thakali is like the king of Daal bhat Tarkari . The spices, the flavors are all on point. Some restaurants may ruin it but actually Thakali is great food. If you are lucky you will get the best Thakali khana with local Mustnagko Kalo dal. There is special daal and it tastes different from any other daal we have tasted. That daal makes thakali khana the best. Thakali khana is definitely one of the best things about traveling to Mustang.

Trying the local Marpha

 When you visit Mustang. There is no way you will come back without tasting Marpha. Marpha is quite a drink and talking from my experience it is even strong than vodka. The effect of Marpha can stay for days as well.  It may give you a really bad hangover so make sure to drink in limit but I suggest to try this at least once. This will be one of your best memories from Mustang. Let yourself loose for a night. Make one night Marpha night but stay safe. Drink only if you can control yourself and don’t lose your senses. Also, drink only if you are surrounded by trusted people.

Dolpa

Even being one of the most remote areas in Nepal, Dolpa is a  beautiful place for tourism. The settlement there is untouched by modernization and development. The place is all-natural and that is what it makes it so beautiful. Dolpa is situated in Phoksundo National Park of mid-western Nepal. I like to define Dolpa as a place so simple yet so rich especially in terms of floras and faunas.  This summer you must visit an amazing place.  Looking at the climate this is the best time to visit Dolpa.

Dolpa is definitely a hidden treasure of Nepal. The best thing about Dolpa is that it is still very much far away from modernity. The lifestyle there is still very traditional, The people and the vegetation there it is all amazing. Especially in Summer Dolpa is the best place to visit. In winter it will be really very cold to stay there so this summer pack your bags and visit Dolpa.

The beauty of Dolpa lies in the mountain view it offers rich flora and fauna. As I said it is still not explored much so if you want to explore nature in its purest form then make sure to go to Dolpa. And in summer you can explore vegetation at its best.  Some of the major attractions of the place are Phoksundo Lake, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Rara lake and Tinje Valley. While  Phoksundo is the deepest and probably the cleanest lake in Nepal, Rara is the biggest lake in Nepal.

Kathmandu

 The capital of the country, Kathmandu is a gem in itself.  It is got quiet serene places while the loudest wild places, places where you can learn and places where you can chill. Places with historical beauty and importance and places with the most modern feel. There is so much you can do in Kathmandu from visiting the temples to just enjoy the modern lifestyle there.

And above all climate in Kathmandu is the best.   The valley is most of the time very cool, except in the peak hours  12 to 2, the city is cool most of the time. So Kathmandu is one of the best places to be this summer. And since it is the capital of the country, it is quite developed. You will find good restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping Malls and hotels to stay in.

Pokhara

Pokhara right now has the best climate and I recommend everyone to visit the Pokhara at this time of the year. The climate is just perfect at this time. Even if it is hot, don’t worry because it rains a lot in Pokhara. The moment it becomes hotter, it rains that way you never get to feel very hot.

I don’t have to describe the beauty of Pokhara in this article as we all know Pokhara is called heaven in Nepal. The city of lakes and one of the cleanest cities in Nepal Pokhara is the best place to travel.

Pokhara is definitely the best place in Nepal to visit. Be it summer or winter Pokhara is the best place for a quick getaway. In summer it may be quite hot compared to Kathmandu but still, it is best to spend some quality time with people you love. Pokhara right now has the best climate and I recommend everyone to visit the Pokhara at this time of the year. The climate is just perfect at this time. Even if it is hot, don’t worry because it rains a lot in Pokhara.  Just make sure to take an umbrella with you and you are done the moment it becomes hotter, it rains that way you never get to feel very hot.

Within six hours of drive from Kathmandu, you can reach Pokhara and enjoy the beauty there.  This beautiful city is filled with lakes and protected by mountain ranges from all sides.  You will find amazing places in Pokhara from caves to lakes and deep jungles. There is so much that you can do in Pokhara right now as in row a boat in Phewa lake, watch the sunrise from Sarangkot. Enjoy the scenic view of the mesmerizing Mountains. You can even do paragliding from Sarangkot hill and recently zip lining has been introduced in Pokhara.

Pokhara is the best place to go with your friend’s family or your love. Pokhara has something to offer to everyone. From many temples to clubs and bars, Pokhara has it all.

Nagarkot

 If you want to go to a hill station not that far from capital then,  Nagarkot is the best place. Nagarkot is one of the best places I have ever been to all my life. Nagarkot is a hill station situated around 40 minutes’ drive from the capital. People visit the place to watch the sunrise. But it is more than just that. Especially in summer, Nagarkot is the best place to be looking at the view it provides.  You can catch a glimpse of Mount Everest, Annapurna range from the hill. The natural setting, the dense forests will blow your mind. 

Nagarkot is the best gateway to beat this heat. It is cool and you will get that breeze of wind to refresh you. Another very good thing about Nagarkot is that it has many hotels and restaurants to stay and eat.  So Nagarkot definitely should be in your list of places to travel in Summer.

Many of us may not have time to go very far places then there are places which re just an hour ride from Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is situated on the top of the north-eastern ridge of Kathmandu valley.  It is situated at an altitude of around 2300 m and is very cool. So it is the best place for a quick getaway from the crowded hot city.  You get to enjoy scenic views of Dhaulagiri from the west to Kanchenjunga in the east.   There are deep forests, a very cool climate, an amazing view to offer and the most luxurious hotels. And all that just an hour ride from Kathmandu valley. When you reach Nagarkot you will get the feeling that you have come a long way but actually you are just a few kilometers away from the capital. That is the beauty of Nagarkot. So this summer make sure to visit Nagarkot.

Travel to Godawari

People often say that Godawari is quite overrated but actually I feel it is underrated. It has got amazing things. Just a quick gateway from a polluted city. You can reach the Godavari from Ratna Park in half an hour drive and the feel is just amazing.

It is a small but very peaceful hill station situated near Kathmandu it is the best to place for a quick gateway in this hot summer. There are beautiful and luxurious hotels you can stay in. The dense forest, the picture-perfect setting in the botanical garden is all you need. Just relax and enjoy your time in this serene place. The hilly tracks, botanical garden and the Naudhara pagoda are some of the attractions of this place.  And above all, it rains a lot in Godawari so don’t worry about heat or summer but do remember to take your umbrella.

Jiri

Jiri often called the Switzerland of Nepal is one of the most preferred destinations of Nepal. Especially in summer Jiri is the best place to chill. It is also the gateway to Mount Everest. The vegetation and the cute little houses give you the feeling that you are in Switzerland. This is the reason why Jiri is called the Switzerland of Nepal. Jiri is a very cold place in winter but in summer the climate is perfect. The pace is so beautiful and above all the people there are the warmest. It lies in the Dolakha district and is only 18 Km far from the valley. You can reach there with eight hours of the ride via bus. If you go in your private vehicle then you may reach even early.  Another attraction of Jiri is the cheese factory there, Make sure to visit and bring some cheese to your people back home. There are local homestays that you can stay and relax for some time. Give yourself a break for some days with a vacation in Jiri. If you have time you may even trek in the places there. The vegetation there is amazing to watch. once you get there you will know why it is called the Switzerland of Nepal.