Best winter treks and tours in Nepal (December, January, February)

Published on: October 4, 2018

Are you visiting in Nepal during the month December, January or February? This is actually winter season in Nepal. Winter is a great season for short and panorama treks in Nepal at lower elevations. Of course temperature is colder in winter bit if you are well prepared you can enjoy the clear blue skies, awesome landscape and crowd-free. The mountain views are best in winter with the cap of snow and no clouds in mountain region.

Most of the articles we talked about the best season as spring and autumn but trekking or tour in winter has its distinct advantages. There is very few rain in December, January and February so skies are always clear. This mean you will have great view of mountain. Winter is considered as off season so there are very less people travel in Himalaya, you will have no trouble to get bed rooms in tea houses also get cheaper price in city areas.

Nepal’s lower elevations never get especially cold like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini never see the snow. When you go higher sides, you will get colder. This means high altitude trekking are not ideal for winter and some trekking are not possible Because of heavy snow. Trekking below altitude of 4000 meters are comfortable and enjoyable for winter season. Also the winter is very short in Nepal. If you visit before mid-December and end of February, you will likely see mid to warm temperatures.

Recommended Treks:-

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani _Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk trekking is an easy and short trekking destination near from Pokhara. In peak season this trekking is extremely popular and crowded and you may need to jostle for the space. Because of low altitude this trekking is also best for water season. Except Poonhill there is no snowfall in other places. This Classical trek is suitable for anyone who are able to walk 4/5 hours in a day. The Trekking passes through the local villages, forest, spectacular views sunrise, sunset and Amazing snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machapurchhe etc.

Khopre Danda trek

While the Ghorepani Poonhill trek Is very short trip. If you are looking some extra days during Ghorepani trekking then visit Khopra Danda trek is the best option for you. This is less crowd destination even in peak season, so during the winter you are likely have the trail yourself.

Everest Panorama Trek

while it is possible to trek Everest base camp during winter season but due to the high altitude it is more challenging where weather is cold temperatures. Although there is heavy snow during winter season. If you are coming to winter and wants to see mt Everest then you could try Everest panorama trek. This Short and easy trek offers you the great and close view of MT Everest.

This 7 days trek, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazar the bustling heart land of Sherpa culture. You will visit Syangboche view point where you can see specular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku and other Himalayan peaks. Your last destination will be Tengboche. This is a spiritual place where climbers and trekkers traditional visit lamas and pray in Tengboche monastery for a successful trip. Tengboche offers the extraordinary close-up views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and world Highest peak Mt. Everest. Finally you will back to lukla following the same path and fly back to Kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot trekking is a short and easy trekking for anyone who have limited time in Kathmandu and wants to experiences the Nepali culture and landscapes with panoramic Himalayas. Because low altitude this trekking is also good for winter season. The skies are blue, mountain views are clearer and golden sunrise view from Nagarkot and Chisapani make this is lifetime journey. If you are a family group, the trip is highly recommended.

Recommended Nepal tours:-

Cities tours:

Almost all city tours are recommended for winter season. Cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini are located in low altitude so there is not much cold like high altitude. If you are a non-trekker then off season like December, January and February don’t matter for you. Specially we recommended Kathmandu Culture tour, Kathmandu Pokhara tour, Chitwan tour, Kathmandu Nagarkot tour, Lumbini tour and other joining tours.

Helicopter tours:

Helicopter Tour in Everest

Are you a mountain lovers and planning a trip in Nepal during Winter? Then Nepal helicopter tours are the best way to experience the world highest mountains. 4 hours Everest helicopter tour is recommended for winter season. It takes you to the world highest peak Everest base camp and Kalapattar. You can join this adventure tour to any other tours in Nepal.

Conclusion: – winter is also a good season for short trekking, cities tour and helicopter tours. The weather is clear with blue skies so views are more beautiful during winter season. It is almost off season for trekking, so you will get your tour packages in very reasonable price.

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