Are you looking a Nepal in winter? Common wisdom says that the best times to visit Nepal are the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). However, common wisdom doesn’t always have all the answers. While the weather is at its warmest and clearest in those months, there are also some good reasons for planning winter treks (December, January & February) in Nepal.
Mountain trails in Nepal turns into pieces of sublime beauty during the winter seasons. Passing through the frozen streams, crossing the wintry grasses and snow-covered trails, trekking in Nepal is the biggest challenges amongst trekkers across the world. All the winter treks in Nepal might be shorter in distance and lower in altitude, but that doesn’t mean they are the easy treks, as they are demanding during extreme climatic conditions. Mixture of exploration and adventure, winter trekking in Nepal is an experience of a lifetime. With cultural diversities and natural resources up for grab, treks to Himalaya during winters will excite one footing up to the concealed hamlets, spicy cuisines and welcoming hospitality.
Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. Its geographical diversity has divided the Seasons in Nepal into five weather zones — tropical, tropical zone, temperate zone, cold zone, sub artic zone and the artic zone.
1. Nepal Winter Temperatures:
Nepal has five seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. In the Terai (south Nepal), summer temperatures exceed 37° C and higher in some areas, winter temperatures range from 7°C to 23°C in the Terai.
Nepal is the country blessed with wonderful natural beauty, abundance of wildlife and richness of culture and lifestyle, with so many things awaited to be explored in Nepal, there is never lack of activities in Nepal for you to enjoy and explore. Nepal Tours offers holiday in winter season in Nepal from mid December to mid February are winter time in Nepal . Here is a list of 4 best winter treks, tours in Nepal that will guide one through their adventure quest during the winter season.
# No1: Ghorepani Winter Trek – One of Nepal’s most classic short & beautiful treks.
The Ghorepani Trek stretches between the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but is shorter and doesn’t need a prior acclimatization. It can last between three and seven days if an optional visit to the Jhinu hot springs or a link to the Dhampus Trek is included. The Ghorepani Trek passes through Gurung villages, high into the mountains, and is a terrific opportunity to see the great Himalayan peaks, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapucchare.
Altitude: 3210 mts (13415 ft)
Duration: 5-6 days
Route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani -Tadapani-Ghandruk
Temperature: 10°C to 30°C (Summer) & (–10) °C to 10°C in winter
Best Time to Visit: Mid November to March
Highlights: Gurung Community, Lakes, Nature and Mountain
Grade: Easy to moderate
How to Reach:
By Road: Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive – 6 hours
By Flight: Tribhuwan International Airport to Pokhara.
# No 2: Chisapani Nagarkot Winter Trek – One of the most beautiful treks in Kathmandu.
This trek starts from the north eastern outskirt of Kathmandu . The first stretch of the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is uphill walk through the rhododendron forest of the Shivapuri national park. After 4-5 hrs of walk we reach the spectacular mountain view point of Chisapani from where we can have close view of a long range of Eastern Himalayas from Langtang to Gaurishankar Ranges . On the second day we walk past some ethnic villages and mostly through a dense and beautiful forest, listening the birds chirping and enjoying the view of the Himalayas . In the winter months we sometimes even meet wild fowls and sometimes even deers .