Top best winter vacation treks in Nepal

  • Updated on Dec 9, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung

A lot of trekkers ask about the winter season trek. Is possible to trek in winter? Which trek should have been chosen? and Is safe to trek in winter? 

Many people disregard winter (December to February), yet it's actually the best time of year for many trek routes. No matter how experienced they are, trekkers can have a great time. Treks below 4000 meters look safer and more comfortable, while higher elevations are not really suited at this time due to severe snowfall.

In December, January, or February, will you be in Nepal? For shorter climbs at lower altitudes, winter is ideal. Although it's cooler, you may still enjoy bright skies and fewer people if you're prepared. If you've ever wished to hike beside those enormous mountains while also avoiding the busy season. Then winter is the nicest time of year. Somehow, it drops below zero degrees.

The majority of high-altitude treks will be prohibited out of concern about avalanches and snow-blocked trails. However, there are a lot of simpler to moderate trek options that are ideal for travels throughout the winter. Consequently, we go over some of the top winter treks in Nepal. Together, we'll talk about the benefits and drawbacks of trekking during the winter and reveal insider advice that can help you have a wonderful trip to Nepal in the winter.

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Everest Panorama View Trek

The Everest Panorama Trek leads visitors to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) and Khumjung Village, two of the region's principal Sherpa communities (3,790 m). While the Himalayan panorama that encompasses Everest and Ama Dablam can be seen from Everest Viewpoint (3,800 m), located just above Namche Bazaar, is undoubtedly impressive, as is a glimpse into the settlements along the trail.

Flying to Lukla Airport, the preferred trailhead for most treks in the Everest region, including the Everest Base Camp Trek, is the first step in the journey.

The 45-kilometer route meanders through Sagarmatha National Park on well-traveled routes and across a few tall suspension bridges. From beginning to end, this trail requires 5 days of walking, averaging 4 hours per day. In December, January, and February, the Everest Panorama Trek is incredibly peaceful and picturesque.

The minimum and maximum winter temperatures in Namche Bazaar and the surrounding areas range from -6 to -8 degrees Celsius. In the winter, it snows.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Another spectacular trekking destination in Nepal that may be easily completed throughout the winter is the 3,210-meter-tall Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. The Nepalese short trekking path is another name for it. Fewer people travel during the winter months to provide a comfortable voyage free of difficulties with hotels and crowds. Even if it is cold, the journey is made warmer by the trek on sunny days with its breathtaking views of oak and rhododendron. Throughout the trek, the breathtaking Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, and other lesser peaks serve as adequate points of interest. It goes without saying that it is one of the easy, quick hikes that can be done at any time of the year.

Langtang Valley Trek

The walk through the Langtang Valley is among the closest to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, a 7-hour bus ride will bring you to the Langtang River Gorge. Later, the walk leads you to a valley with stunning scenery and distinctive culture.

The Langtang National Park has a full trekking route. the location of the red panda and snow leopard. It is also the greatest trail for a trip to go bird-watching.

You won't reach a greater altitude on the walk across the Langtang Valley. Compared to the other trek, this one is easier. It has long been a favored route among hikers due to the stunning scenery and varied flora and wildlife.

Mardi Himal Trekking

Off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal include the Mardi Himal Trek, which is new and is located beneath the Machhapuchhre range. The voyage passes through settings from fairy tales, such as an oak and rhododendron forest. On the trail, you'll come through many feet of heavy snow, and you'll soon be treated to a stunning view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and its linking pinnacles. The Mardi Himal Trek passes by small, mild springs and along limited trails.

A section of this trek involves crossing swiftly flowing rivers on bamboo and iron-clad bridges. One of the delights of people is also seeing the faces of so many locals and learning about their way of life in the countryside. A captivating sight to witness is this location when it is totally covered in the color of white snow. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You may get closer to the Himalayan peaks that tower above 7,000 and 8,000 meters above sea level by doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Mother Nature's ultimate abundance is what this is known as. The Annapurna Conservation Area offers access to the flora and fauna's natural habitat. You can investigate this region's cultural past in a similar manner. The spring and fall months are the busiest times to visit ABC Trek. Therefore, there is less traffic, which is another benefit of this winter excursion. Overall, the hike is wonderful and includes beautiful rice fields, vibrant rhododendron forests, and breathtaking mountain scenery.

Khopra Ridge Trek

The Khopra Ridge Trek is a lesser-known Nepalese trekking route that is ideal for winter expeditions. The tour entails strolling through small towns and enjoying exhilarating hikes in the Annapurna region. It also offers untamed greenery, majestic mountains, and a wonderful trekking experience. Additionally, the route of the journey is currently gaining popularity among domestic tourists; as a result, not many people are aware with the Khopra Ridge Trek. The mild difficulty of the hike makes it ideal for wintertime use. Beautiful views of Himalayan peaks including Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli will be visible to you. Overall, the trek provides a stunning vantage point to view the Himalayas.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The majority of the stunning locations in the Annapurna region are included in the enjoyable journey of Jomsom Muktinath. You'll pass by Kagbeni, Poon Hill, Kali Gandaki Gorge, Muktinath, and Jomsom on the walk. It is also possible year-round, but winter offers a different perspective. For instance, snow will blanket the dry valley between Muktinath, Jomsom, and Kagbeni. Snowy white valleys will be visible from the often drab landscape. Therefore, we strongly advise you to look into the disparity in Mother Nature's evolution. Select a winter trip to experience the desert-like beauty of the Annapurna region. You wouldn't want to spend your time exploring this place's splendor in vain.

Tamang Heritage Trek

The Langtang valley is essential to the Tamang ethnic group. One of the hallmarks of the Langtang valley is the welcoming and unadulterated Tamang culture. Meeting and learning about these indigenous peoples is incredibly intriguing. Individuals are free to maintain their own cultures, traditions, norms, behaviors, and beliefs. These groups of people are not only extraordinary, but their home is also wonderful. The Tamang Heritage Trek is the main draw for both features. As a result, choose this path if you wish to try out new things while on your winter vacation. In the end, this journey is very enjoyable because to the mountain vistas and real cultural experience.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The langtang Gosainkunda Lakes, considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindus, are visited during this journey. They are located in Rasuwa's Langtang National Park at an elevation of 4,380 meters above sea level. Making a journey in the winter is much more gratifying simply because the stunning alpine scenery is more stunning than ever. The experience of viewing the revered Gosainkunda Lake and taking in the breathtaking Himalayan scenery alone is enhanced by this journey. The beautiful bamboo and rhododendron treks that conceal various flora and wildlife during this adventurous walk are incredibly worthwhile. Even in the dead of winter, the lake is unfrozen, and the mild snowfall adds to its allure.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

A relaxing trip outside of Pokhara is the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. It can't handle the extreme altitude, and it's nowhere near the Himalayas. However, the trek also offers a breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range.

Additionally, it is a quick hike that starts and concludes in Pokhara. Everyone of any age can enjoy it. Only up to 1,990 meters are required. It is therefore not a technical trek. You can encounter a variety of cultures and nationalities on the walk.

After passing past Dhampus and Australian Base Camp, the trail eventually leads to Sarangkot. You won't miss the stunning scenery or the excellent trekking path while on the hike.


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