Nepal is a Himalayan country and you might expect the country to get covered in a blanket of snow in winters. December, January, and February are winter months in Nepal. Well, Nepal does get covered in snow; however, winter treks in Nepal is possible and enjoyable.
Here in this blog, you will get to know where to trek according to your preference.
Despite being the less popular season for trekking, the popularity of winter treks among erudite travelers is rising. With proper winter gear you can enjoy winter treks in Nepal; but difficult to experience the joy of trekking in seclusion in the popular trekking season.
Nepal has something for everyone. Regardless of being a novice, experienced or intrepid trekker all can enjoy trekking in winter. Trekkers just need to know what kind of experience they are searching for and which trekking routes to take accordingly.
Best winter trekking trails in Nepal are said to be those below 4000m. Enjoying the warm winter trekking in the lower regions of Nepal or being adventurous and trekking in the higher region is up to you.
The Himalayas or snowy mountain views allure trekkers to Nepal but the warm Nepalese hospitality leaves an impact persisting long, even years after visiting Nepal.
Winter starts in December and lasts up to February. In the mountain region of Nepal, winter months are usually dry with occasional rainfall or snowfall. Daytime is pleasant and warm with sunshine but mornings and nights are cold where the temperature plummets and also drops below freezing point.
Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Everest brings a sense of accomplishment. Everest attracts thousands of trekkers every year, so while trekking in the Everest region during the high season crowd is inevitable. Spring and autumn are the best seasons mostly due to pleasant weather. However, winter trekking in Nepal which spans over December to February shouldn’t be overlooked;
Winter trekking in the Everest region of Nepal is enjoyable and you can expect the least crowd. Trek to the Everest Base Camp or hike to the nearby Gokyo lakes or else take a helicopter tour. Trekking to the high passes might be challenging in the winter season but this may fall under the choice of intrepid trekkers.
A novice trekker will enjoy an Everest View trek in winter. Novice trekkers are advised to trek not more than 4,000 meters. Take a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Start your trek through the Sherpa villages of the Everest region starting from Phakding. Take the first glimpse of Everest on the way to Namche. Enjoy your stay at a bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, where you will be spending a day acclimatizing.
Walk to the Everest View Hotel (3880m) which overlooks wonderful views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and others. Hike back taking the same route after a visit to Tengboche.
Take a helicopter tour of the Everest region. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of Everest from the comfort of a helicopter. You will be flying parallel to the snow-capped mountains and flying above the winter snow land will be an experience of a lifetime.
If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds then trek to Everest Base Camp and fly back in a helicopter.
Everest Base Camp Trek in winter is chosen by veteran trekkers. You can experience the pleasure of walking to the base camp of the tallest mountain on earth, Everest in seclusion. During popular season Everest region becomes very crowded and it becomes tough to enjoy solitude. Winter months are quite in the Everest region; you can fuel the adventurer inside you and also keep trails to yourself.
Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. Take the route of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar to Tengboche and trek even higher. Hike as high as Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5550 meters via Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and Everest Base Camp. Kala Patthar offers the best views of Everest and it shines like gold during sunrise and sunset.
You can either trek back or choose to fly in the helicopter. You will be enjoying the best of both worlds if you wish to fly in a helicopter.
Gokyo Lakes Trek is a challenging as well as a rewarding trek. It takes you to one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region. After an adventurous flight to Lukla, you will be trekking to Namche Bazaar via Phakding. Enjoy a day acclimatizing in the lively town of Namche Bazaar. Explore the town and its coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants.
If you wish to see Mount Everest and its neighboring mountains, then do a hike to Hotel Everest View. The hotel offers astounding views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, among others.
Continue your trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole and Macchermo. After waking the moraine trail of Nzogumpa glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal you will reach Gokyo Valley. Watch the awesome Gokyo Lakes and bask in its beauty. Hike up a small hill above Gokyo known as Gokyo Ri which has the best views of the Everest region. From here you can see peaks over 8,000 meters including Mount Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
Enjoy unparalleled panoramic vistas of Gokyo and trek down to Lukla via Dole and Namche Bazaar. With memories to cherish, fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and board an international flight back home from Kathmandu.
If you want to shorten the trek by few days then you can use a helicopter to fly in and out of Lukla, the gateway of Everest trek. This way you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the joy of trekking and enjoy the aerial view of the Everest region from the comfort of your helicopter.
A short trek in the Everest region with the awe-inspiring views of Everest is Pikey Peak Trek. Also, this trek is described as the best place to view Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary. You will find monasteries, stupas, and gompas in this region showing the presence of Buddhism. Take a sneak peek into the daily lives of locals and experience their warm hospitality.
Walk in one of the most loved trekking regions of Nepal, Annapurna. The trail of Annapurna treks passes through dense forests, alongside and over meandering rivers, quaint villages. Wake up to the picturesque landscape. Watch mesmerizing sunrises in the mornings and sunsets in late afternoons over the Himalayas.
Get an insight into the local mountain culture of the Annapurna region. Trekking in the Annapurna region is flexible and you can choose from a variety of trekking routes as per your trekking style in the Annapurna region.
Those who wish to go on an easy trek in winter can opt for Poon Hill Trek, Panchase Trek, Khopra Danda trek among others. If you are up for adventures with winter trekking in Nepal then go for hikes such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and Jomsom Muktinath Trek.
While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, you will be walking in the shadows of many high mountains in the world. This classic trek will take you to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna (8091m).
You will get to watch many beautiful sunrises and sunsets during this trek. On your hike through quaint mountain villages, the cultural diversity and warm hospitality of locals make this trek special.
After arriving at Kathmandu, fly to Pokhara. Your trek starts from Ghandruk and follows the trail through Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. Bask in the grandeur of Annapurna Base Camp with glaciers and Annapurna Massif. After visiting Annapurna Sanctuary trek via Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, to Matque. Drive back to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu.
Take a slightly off the beaten path trek by hiking to Mardi Himal. If you are thinking where is Mardi Himal? Well, Mardi Himal lies just below Peak Fishtail and a 5200-meter col sets Mardi Himal apart from Fishtail Peak.
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the adventurous ridge-line trekking amidst stunning Himalayan views. The spectacular mountain views offer ample photographic opportunities.
Your Mard Himal trek starts from Kande near Pokhara. You will be trekking from Kande, Forest Camp, Badal Danda to High Camp, where you will be acclimatizing for a day. A ridgeline walk offers breathtaking Himalayan views. Continue your trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek to Sidhing via Low Camp. Drive to Pokhara from Sidhing and then take a flight to Kathmandu.
Khopra Danda Trek is a great way to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region with less-crowd. The khopra trek route is recently opened to uplift the economic condition of the neighboring villages. Enjoy a hike through alpine meadows and green pastures with mountain vistas while boosting the local economy.
After arriving in Kathmandu, take a flight to Pokhara the next day. Drive to your trailhead, Kimichi and start your trek to Ghandruk. You will be trekking to Khopra Danda via Dobato. Watch an amazing sunrise from Muldai Viewpoint and take a thrilling walk on Khopra Ridge. Enjoy a hike to Khayer Lake which is the highest point of your trek. Walk to Swanta village and Ghorepani followed by an early morning trek to Poon Hill to watch a popular Himalayan sunrise. Drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu.
When you go trekking with our company, ‘Third Rock Adventures,’ USD 200 of the trip cost will go to KEEP, the organization working for the welfare of underprivileged guides and porters.
Poon Hill Trek or Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes you to the foothills of Annapurna range. It is perfect as a family trek as well as an introductory trek for the beginners.
Your trail passes through perfectly carved terraced farmlands filled with crops that sway with a gentle breeze. You will be sharing your trail with mules and horses. On this trek, you will get to experience the joy of walking amidst natural beauty while the local cultural experience enriches your travel.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, take a flight to Pokhara. A few hours drive from Pokhara lies Hile your trailhead. Trek to Ulleri followed by Ghorepani and Tadapani via Poon Hill. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas from Poon Hill along with a spellbinding sunrise. Carry on your trek from Tadapani to Kimichi via Ghandruk. Drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu.
Khayar Lake Trek is a perfect trek for someone who wants to deviate from the popular trekking trail and walk off the beaten path for a few days. Enjoy the trek which passes through dense forest. The trek is an amazing way to get closer to nature and enjoy the local hospitality. Walking on a ridge to Khopra Danda along with a hike to Lake Khayar at 4,500 meters will be etched in your memory forever.
Your trailhead, Nayapul lies a couple of hours drive away from Pokhara. Trek to Ghorepani via Tikhedunga. Hike to Poon Hill to watch a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.
Walk on a thrilling ridge line and watch the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range in front of you from the Muldai viewpoint. Hike to the sacred Hindu Khayar Lake and bask in its serenity and calmness. Witness the astounding views of Annapurna South and Fishtail from here. Walk down to Ghandruk village, followed by a trek to Nayapul where your trek ends. Drive or fly back to Kathmandu with lots of trekking memories.
With Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, you can get closer to the Himalayas even on a tight schedule. Your trek starts from Phedi of Pokhara and will be walking through the Dhampus village inhabited by the Gurung community. You will be hiking to Sarangkot via Naudanda. Sarangkot is famed for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
Panchase Trekkingis a short trek in Annapurna regions which overlooks the Himalayas but is less touristy than other treks of the Annapurna region. Before committing to the classic treks of Nepal, take this as your test trek and figure out if you enjoy trekking or not!
If you take the official trekking route of Panchase Trek, your trail route passes through Bhadure and Bhanjyang. Further, you will reach Panchase Peak the highest point of your trek and will be returning down to Bhanjyang and then back to Pokhara.
In your trek of 3 to 4 days, you will be walking through dense jungles that will take you to the panoramic views of Himalayas. Enjoy uninterrupted views of mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and others on a clear day.
Take a path less taken with Sikles trekking near Pokhara. It will take you to charming villages in the Nepalese countryside which is less touristy. Walk on the trail rich in flora and fauna and enjoy the scenic views of the Annapurna range. On this trek, you will get to see mountains including Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Manaslu, and others.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be driving to Pokhara. You will be taking the trekking route that passes through Lamachaur, Ghale Gaun, Tara Hill Top, Sikles, Lamakhet, Kalikasthan and finally, ends in Begnas. Drive back to Pokhara from Begnas. In this trek, you will be attaining a maximum height of 3056 meters at Tara Hill Top.
On Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you will get to see the geographical variation of Nepal. Initially, you will see snow-capped mountains against lush green hills. Gradually, you will notice a changing landscape. Sparsely green hills against snowy mountains appear. Kagbeni can’t go unnoticed which lies on your way to Muktinath from Jomsom.
Kagbeni lies in the confluence of two rivers Kali Gandaki and Jhong. A river flowing through dreary hills but the river basin has beautifully carved farm with green and yellow crops. A stay in the rustic village of Kagbeni transports you to the medieval times and you can get a glimpse of Tibetan culture.
You will attain the highest altitude of your trek in Muktinath which is situated at an elevation of 3,760 meters. Muktinath holds religious importance for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The literal interpretation of Muktinath is the place of liberation.
You will be flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu and driving to your trailhead. The trailhead lies a few hours drive away from Pokhara. Your trek route starts from Tatopani and you will continue to trek to Kalopani and Marpha. Further, you will be trekking to Muktinath via Jomsom and will be driving back to Pokhara. You can either fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Dodge the crowded trail of Poon Hill Trek and take off-the-beaten-path with Muldai Trek. Muldai viewpoint is situated north of Ghandruk in the Annapurna region. Enjoy the best views of snow-capped Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri ranges with this trek.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be driving or flying to Pokhara. Trek to Ulleri and continue your trek to Dobato via Ghorepani. Further, you will be trekking from Dobato to Muldai Peak in the morning and basking in the astounding Himalayan views. Your trek continues to Ghandurk which finally ends in Nayapul and you will be driving back to Pokhara. Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and board your international flight back with loads to beautiful memories to cherish.
It’s best for those who wish to enjoy the mountain view with fewer crowds. From Muldai ViewPoint you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of majestic mountains including Dhaulagiri, Fishtail Lamjung, and Gangapurna.
With Hot Spring Trek Jhinu Danda, you get closer to the Himalayas and can bask in its beauty, in a short time. Start your day with a beautiful sunrise and end the day with a mesmerizing view of the sunset. Walk on the trail that passes through a forest filled with rhododendron trees. The natural beauty of the region allures the tourists while they take back memories of warm and friendly locals.
Your trek starts from Nayapul near Pokhara. Trek to Ghorepani via Tikhedhunga. Wake up early and hike to Poon Hill to watch an awe-inspiring sunrise painting the sky in different hues especially shade of pink and orange. Enjoy the 360 views of the Himalayan range from Poon Hill 3,210 meters.
Carry on with your trek to Jhinu Danda via Taddapani. Dip into the natural hot water spring at Jhinu Danda. Hot spring is a favorite spot of trekkers to relax after a tiring trek. Trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Langtang region is near Kathmandu so the travel distance to the trailhead of a trek shortens. Marvel at the natural beauty of the region filled with rare flora and fauna. Watch the astounding views of snowy mountain ranges and verdant hills. Get to know about the local Tamang culture which dominates the region and you will find the influence of Tibetan culture.
The lower region of Langtang with picturesque views is perfect to go on short treks while the higher region with dramatic views is apt for longer treks. Go on Langtang valley trek or Langtang Gosaikunda if you feel like rising to a challenge. Else stick to treks in lower regions like Tamang Heritage Trail or Helambu Valley Treks among others.
Langtang Valley lies closest to Kathmandu. On your Langtang Valley Trek, you will be trekking to some of the awe-inspiring places which look straight out of an adventure tale. You will get to enjoy trails passing through dense forest and opening up to dramatic views of mountain vistas. Enjoy your stay in local villages dominated by Tamangs sharing similarities with Tibetans.
After arriving at Kathmandu, take a drive to Syabrubesi which is your trailhead. Trek through Lama Hotel and Langtang Village to Kyangin Gompa. You will be acclimatizing in Kyangjin Gompa and ascend Tsreko Ri if you wish to savor the panoramic Himalayan views. Descend to Lama Hotel and follow the route of Thulo Syabru to Dunche. Hop into a four-wheeler from Dhunche and drive back to Kathmandu.
Tamang Heritage Trailtrek you will get to know about the Tamang ethnic group of Nepal influenced by Tibetan culture. It is a low altitude trek with wonderful views which you can enjoy in winter. The trail passes through dense jungles and features breathtaking views of Langtang Himalayas and neighboring Tibetan peaks. Go on a trek with a sense of purpose. On Tamang Heritage Trail you will be trekking in the Langtang region which was badly affected by the devastating earthquake of 2015. Along with the joy of trekking in this region blessed with the natural beauty, you will be contributing to the local economy.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, drive to Syabrubesi, your trek begins from Syabrubesi. Carry on your trek to Gatlang and Tatopani. If you want to take in a dip in natural hot spring then it’s available in Tatopani. The trail takes you to Thuman and Briddim and finally, the trek ends in Syabrubesi. Moreover, you will be driving back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi.
Enjoy the Helambu Valley Trek in the lower hilly regions of Nepal overlooking wonderful views of Himalayas. The trailhead of this trek lies in Kathmandu. Walk past grassy meadows, lush forest, choppy rivers and watch spectacular mountains in front of your eyes. It is a culturally enriching trek as you will get to closely observe Tamang and Sherpa culture along with their lifestyles.
After your arrival in Kathmandu drive to Chisapani which is the starting point of your trek. Take the trekking route from Chisapani Kutumsang, Tharepati, Melamchi Gaon, to Tarkeghyang. The hike from Tarkeghyang to Timbu will be the last leg of the trek. Drive back to Kathmandu from Timbu.
On the trail of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you will get to meet pilgrims. Gosaikunda Lake is one of the holy Hindu lakes and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Along the way, you will see Langtang valley along with its mountain vistas and high altitude holy Lake Gosaikunda. Get ready to see mountain culture of ethnic groups including Tamang, Lama, and Sherpas influenced by Tibetan cultures.
After reaching Kathmandu, drive to Syabru Besi. Take the route through Lama Hotel, Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa. Enjoy the incredible views of Himalayas from the Kyanjin Gompa. Further, take the trek route of Lama Hotel, Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa, Lauribina to reach Gosaikunda Lake. You will attain the maximum height of this trek, 4,460 meters at the scenic and magical Gosaikunda Lake. Trek from Gosaikunda to Gopte, Tharepati, Gul Bhanjyang, Chisopani, and to Sundarijal - where your trek ends. Drive back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal.
Nepal is filled with many hilltops overlooking the picturesque views of Himalayan ranges. Besides the popular treks, there are many less trodden trekking trails leading to awe-inspiring views. Some such trekking trails, that deserve special mention and can be hiked in winter, are Kalinchowk Trekking, Balthali Village Trekking, Barpak Village Trek, and Pikey Peak Trek.
Trek to Kalinchowk is easy and lies close to Kathmandu. You will be walking on a ridgeline while enjoying the picturesque landscape of verdant hills and snowy mountains. While some fearing heights are nervous to walk on the vertiginous ridgeline some are thrilled and enjoy the adventurous hike. Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple lying on hilltop attracts many Hindu pilgrims every year.
Fly to Kathmandu and take a day to explore the city. The next day, take a drive from Kathmandu to Charikot. Your trekking trail takes you to Charikot, Campsite, Kalinchowk temple, Kuri and finally to Charikot. You will be driving back to Kathmandu from Charikot.
Enjoy your stay at quaint Kuri Village which is located right below the hilltop temple of Kalinchowk Bhagwati. The village serves devotes arriving for pilgrimage tour as well as the trekkers with warm hospitality. If you fancy trying local liquor then try a local millet-based alcoholic drink called, Tongba.
Choose Balthali Village Trekking if you want a comfortable hike in the lower hills near Kathmandu. Experience the rich countryside culture and daily lifestyle of the locals while enjoying warm winter days. Walk through forest ridges and terraced fields. This trek will be a good way to introduce hiking to your kids.
A drive from Kathmandu will take you to Panauti. You will be trekking from Panauti to Balthali village. Explore the Balthali village for a day and hike to Namo Buddha. Further, hike to Dhulikhel from Namobuddha and drive back to Kathmandu.
Namo Buddha holds a special place in Buddhism. Prince Mahasattva went on hunting and encountered a weak and starving tigress with her cubs lying on the ground. The tigress could have lost her life if something wasn’t given her to eat immediately.
Since he couldn’t find anything to feed the tigress he offered himself. It was Lord Buddha who was once born as Prince Mahasattva. There is a shrine depicting the same event on a black stone slab.
Barpak Village Trek gives you a chance to make a difference and contribute to the local economy. Barpak was severely affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Nepal in 2015. The villages are reviving and your trek to Barkpark village will directly benefit the local economy. Walk in the Gurung villages, get an insight into their local culture and enjoy the local hospitality.
Your arrival in Kathmandu is followed by a scenic drive to Barpak the next day. Explore the village of Barpak, which was the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015. Follow the trekking route of Laprak, Gumda, Machhakhola to Sotikhola. Take a drive back to Kathmandu from Sotikhola. It is an easy trek to do in the warm winter season that will take you to wonderful views of the snowy mountains.
If you have already done Kathmandu City Tour and wondering if trekking is possible in the hills of Kathmandu valley? Well, the answer is ‘Yes.’ You will see picturesque views of snow-capped mountains and verdant hills during the Kathmandu Valley Trek. Hiking in Kathmandu Valley gets overshadowed by popular treks in Everest and Annapurna region with dramatic views. But still trekking in Kathmandu Valley has its own charm.
Warm winter is the best time to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Kathmandu valley. Go on a day hike to Champa Devi which is the 3rd highest hill of the Kathmandu Valley. Walk through the lush green forest with pine trees to the hilltop temple overlooking panoramic views of mountains. Enjoy astounding views of snowcapped mountains including Langtang Lirung, Gauri Shankar, and Dorje Lakpa.
Take a popular one day hike to Phulchowki, which is located 14 km southeast of Kathmandu. Enjoy the hike on the thick forest filled with oak and rhododendron trees. It is one of the popular places for birding as well.
A short drive from Kathmandu will take you to Godawari, the trailhead of your hike. Hike up to the temple of Pulchowki Mai. Enjoy the view of Kathmandu valley along with the Himalayas. On a clear day, you can see mountains like Annapurna and Gaurishankar.
Enjoy a multiday hike in the Kathmandu Valley with Chisapani Nagarkot trek. The hike starts from the Shivapuri National Park of Kathmandu. Walk through the dense jungle and enjoy the stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal among others. Chisapani is a small settlement of ethnic groups like Gurung, Brahmins, and Sherpas.
On your second day of Chisapani Nagarkot trek, trek to scenic hilltop settlement of Nagarkot from Chisapani. Watch the majestic views of mountains like Manaslu range, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and others. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. Do you know that Nagarkot is one of the vantage points from where you can spot the highest mountain in the world, Everest?
Check out the packing list for trekking in winter in Nepal which will help you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
Lightweight fleece or wool cap/hat, Heavyweight fleece or wool cap/hat, Light balaclava,
Wear sports boxer jock underwear to avoid chafing, Long sleeve jersey
Fleece vest, Fleece pullover, Fleece jacket, Insulated vest or soft-shell jacket as per your preference
Waterproof and windproof down jacket resisting temperature from -10 °Cto -20 °C, Puffy insulated jacket
Waterproof shell mittens or gloves with insulated liners, Lightweight wool or fleece gloves
Windproof and waterproof hard-shell pants with full-length zippers on sides
Warm socks, Insulated trekking boots, High gaiters,
Map of the trekking region, Trekking poles, Water bottles and use water bottle insulations to prevent water from freezing up, Headlamp with extra batteries, High energy snacks, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Toilet paper, Sleeping bag resisting temperature ranging from -30 °C to -40 °C, Crampons, Quick-drying towel, Wet wipes, Daypack, Waterproof Duffle Bag or Rucksack Bag
Keep a small, personal first-aid kit that has basic medicines and other items.. Anti-headache pills, Anti-diarrhea pills, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide, Aspirin, First-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids), Cough and/or cold medicine, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc., Avoid sleeping pills during the trek as they are a respiratory depressant, Skin-blister repair kit, Wondering which are the best winter trekking trails in the foothills of the mountains of Nepal? Read more to know!
Trekking in Nepal in the winter season is safe and enjoyable. Morning and nights are cold but the daytime is warm and pleasant with sunshine. A trek in the lower mountain region of Nepal will be enjoyable in winter.
However, if you fancy trekking at a higher altitude then you have to gear up to face harsh weather. High passes might be covered in heavy snow so it is advisable not to cross high passes during winter, especially after a heavy snowfall.
A skillful and experienced guide adds value to your Himalayan adventure. Despite the increase in solo or independent trekkers we urge you to trek with an experienced guide from a reliable company.
Winter trekking in Nepal with a guide is essential. Busy trekking trails of Nepal are less frequented in winter. God forbid, if anything happens, days might pass without you receiving any help. Mitigate unnecessary risk by taking a guide and enrich your Himalayan trek. A skilled guide with the knowledge of the wilderness and first aid training will be advantageous on a trek.