Best winter trekking in Nepal

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Apr 13, 2024

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Trekking in Nepal during the winter season, Trekking in Nepal in December January and February, Best trekking in Nepal during the winter season. The Himalayan country Nepal is a suitable destination for throughout the year. There are many best destinations to Trek in Nepal during the winter season. The main winter season in Nepal is months of Dec, Jan and Feb. More famous trekking destination Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang region and its some of the famous trekking destinations are still possible and more charm trekking during winter.  

Trekking Annapurna region in the winter season
is famous destinations for trekking in Nepal. There are more than 8 different defined destinations to trek inside Annapurna. Among them, 6 of the following trekking destinations are still suitable to trek during the winter season. Those destinations are more charm and fewer people on the way during winter. Annapurna Base camp is 10 days trekking reaching a maximum altitude of 4,200 miters is still possible to trek in the winter season. Entire tea houses and their restaurants are in service full time in winter. This route opens the entire year accept some heavy shown fall unexpectedly and block the trail. Another famous destination inside Annapurna National park is Mardi Himal Trekking which is still possible to trek in winter. Short days trek Mardi is a newly open trail having local tea houses and restaurants. They are in operation even in December, January and February. More famous short trek destination Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a busier trek in Nepal in winter. The short but panoramic trek reaches a maximum altitude of 3,200 miters Poonhill. Poonhill and Ghorepani areas are covers mostly by snow during the winter season. Good weather and sunny days make this area warmer during the day. Khopra Danda Trek inside Annapurna national park is a new trekking destination is possible to trek in winter. Simple and few tea houses are on the way of this trek. Trek reaches a maximum altitude of 3,640 meters. If route and weather permit peoples also can reach at Khayar Lake 4,650 miters. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is also a suitable trekking destination during winter. Very nearer destination from Pokhara, Australian camp and Dhampus is 2/3 days hiking program which is also best and suitable short days hiking program in the winter season.

                                                                             Annapurna Base Camp During Winter Season  

Trekking in Everest region in the winter season
Everest trekking
is the first choice trekking destination in Nepal. Some of the high passes trekking in Everest have to choose in its best season that is from March to May and Sept to November. Everest foothill trekking destinations are still possible in the winter season. Not only that Everest Base Camp Trekking is also possible in the month of December, January, and February. Entire tea houses and their restaurants are in service during whole winter. Gokyo Lake trekking is another suitable destination in winter. TengbocheTrekking and Everest Viewpoint trekking are not only possible in winter but it is for throughout the year. Everest Hotel and Tengboche are the best viewpoints of Mount Everest's other stunning Himalayas. Pikey Peak trekking is another suitable destination to trek in winter. It is a newly open trekking trail with less trekker every time.

                                                Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mount Amadablam view from Tengboche

Trekking Langtang region in the winter season
is a famous and very near the trekking region from Kathmandu. The famous Langtang valley trekking can be done during the winter season. It is 8 days normal itinerary reach at last point Kyanjing Gumpa. Climb Kyanjing Ri is over 5000 miters hills to see stunning Himalayan ranges. Langtang region is the settlement of Tibetan cultural peoples. Local tea houses for the accommodation and its restaurants are in service throughout the year. Tamang heritage trail trekking inside Langtang national park is another option to trek during winter. Trekking is about a week plan. Tibetan cultural trekking trail is an exploration of pure Tibetan culture, natural landscape, and mountains. Helambu in Langtang is another best short trekking plan that can do in the winter season. It can be 2/3 days hiking program till a week plan. The most beautiful trekking to Langtang is a short plan with fewer budgets.     

Best tour plan in Nepal during winter
A glimpse of Nepal Tour
which including major touristic cities and activities are suitable to do during winter in Nepal. The major cities including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitawan, and Lumbini can be combining in the tour plan. It is the exploration of old heritage sites, land of birthplace of Buddha, Natural city Pokhara with short hiking plan to best mountain viewpoints, and Chitawan National park for jungle activities. Some of the adventure activities are possible to combine in the plan. Mountain flight in Kathmandu, Bungee jumping, sky diving, swing, mountain flight in Pokhara is the best extra activities can be combining in this plan.

                                                     Mountain Flight in Kathmandu - View of Mount Everest from Aircraft       

Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal which is still a suitable plan during winter in Nepal. Nepal is the finest destination for Hindu pilgrimage tour and Buddhist pilgrimage tour. Muktinath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Manakamana, Baraha Chhetri, TribeniDham, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur, Lumbini, and many other pilgrimage sites are for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. Pilgrimage tours in the winter season can be also combining with some other natural, adventure activities. The famous Himalayan tour with trekking is also a famous trip during the winter season.          

Besides trekking in the winter season, a Helicopter tour to the Himalayas is also a very suitable plan. Fly to the Himalayan region from Kathmandu. Mostly towards the Everest Himalayan region or to Langtang. 3 to 5 hours of Helicopter tours are the best option to explore and enjoy mountain experience. The best season for Nepal trekking is from the month of March till May and the month of September till November.

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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