Best Winter treks in Nepal
Bharat Thapa | December 29, 2017
Generally, winter season i.e. from December to February is not so recommended for trekking in Nepal. The sole reason for this is an extremely cold weather at the high altitude region. It’s normally very hard to sustain cold weather in high elevation region for those who are not used to it. Secondly, the trail is full of thick snow. The thick snow on the trail makes walking difficult. Also, there are chances of avalanches and even the days are quite shorter. However, trekking to low elevation regions and tour in Nepal can be a perfect choice for spending your winter season in Nepal.
Here, we offer you some choices that you can opt for if you are thinking of visiting Nepal in winter i.e. during anytime from December to February.
Everest Panorama Trek in Everest region
If Everest region is your topmost priority and you want to explore the grandeur of the highest mountain of the world – Mt. Everest whatever the consequences, then Everest Panorama Trek can be a suitable trek for you to trek to Everest region of Nepal during winter. This trek doesn’t take you too much heights. The highest point of this trek is 3870metres at Tengboche.
Everest Panorama Trek starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which is followed by a thrilling flight above the Himalayas to Lukla airport. You descend down along the Dudhkoshi river, cross several suspension bridges and walk along a well paved easy path to Phakding. From Phakding, you walk along the forests and few settlements to Namche, a happening town in Khumbu region of Nepal. From Namche, you can hike up to Everest View Hotel for close up views of mountains. The peaks of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam from this point looks amazing.
After a return back from Everest view hotel, you can further walk to Tengboche where you can find a beautiful monastery. It is considered as the spiritual hub of Everest region. Tengboche is not just popular for monastery but for the aspiring and close of views of mountains that it offers. After visiting Tengboche, your forward journey ends and you embark your journey back to Kathmandu via Namche and Lukla.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche bazaar, Everest view Hotel. Tengboche monastery and magnificent views of mountains in Everest region are the highlights of this trek.
Annapurna Panorama Trek in Annapurna Region
Annapurna region is the popular trekking region of Nepal. and is often regarded as the pursuance of every travel lover and adventure seeker. If you are one of them and are willing to visit Nepal in winter, then Annapurna Panorama Trek is the best suitable for you. The reason behind this is that the trail rises to the maximum elevation of 3120 meters and offers the views of mountains in Annapurna region in abundance.
Annapurna Panorama Trek starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which is followed by a day tour in Pokhara, the most cherished city of Nepal. At Pokhara, you can enjoy adventure activities like bungee jumping, boating, zip flyer, paragliding and many more. Your journey starts from the foothills of Annapurna that rises up along the ethnic settlements, forests and farmlands to Poon Hill. Ghorepani Poon Hill is a popular vantage point in Annapurna region that offers some astounding views of mountains like Mt.Annapurna I, Mt.Annapurna II, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Annapurna IV, Mt.Annapurna South, Mt.Macchapucchre and many more. You journey ends with a walk along beautiful village of Ghandruk. Annapurna Panorama Trek is a trek full of mountains views, lush landscape, charming villages, and dense forests in abundance. If you want to be a part of this journey, you can join us in winter as well.
Pokhara valley, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Conservation Area, views of Annapurna massif, etc are the major highlights of this journey. You can also opt for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Short Annapurna Trek looking at the time constraints. These treks are pretty much similar to the Annapurna Panorama Trek.
Langtang valley Trek in Langtang region
Langtang valley trek is an ideal trek for travelling to Langtang region in winter season. The trek is full of wilderness and natural ecstasy in abundance. The glacial valleys, off the beaten track, Himalayan beauty and peacefulness are the peculiar characteristic of this trek. The Langtang valley lies just 19 kilometers north to Kathmandu valley and is easily accessible by road. The wild rocky terrain, glacier valley and the mountains views are the most appealing part of this journey. The maximum elevation rise during the trek is 5050 meters.
During the trek, you will be walking inside Langtang National Park which is full of unique floras and faunas. If lucky, you may encounter a red panda. Besides, the culture of people is fascinating. You can see the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the monasteries, stupas, player flags and mani stones on the way during the trail. Kyangin Gompa is a popular monastery built inside the valley
The views of Langtang valley, Langtang ranges, Kyangin gompa, cheese factory, Langtang National Park, etc are the major attraction of Langtang valley trek. Besides, you can get some insights on people, culture, Tamang community and other cultural aspects of Langtang valley.
Amazing Nepal Tour
Amazing Nepal Tour is a beautiful journey that lets you know how amazing country Nepal is. This tour lets you experience the natural and cultural aspects of Nepal and is an ideal tour to go for in a winter season. The tour starts with a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. You can visit places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhantah stupa and Swayambhunath stupa. Next, you will head to Chitwan for exploring the wildlife in its natural habitat.
You can enjoy canoeing, jungle safari, campfire and other adventure activities inside Chitwan National Park. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is also a highlight of this journey. You can visit Pokhara and spend your time enjoying the majesty of Annapurna ranges and other adventure activities there. Your amazing tour in Nepal ends with visit to Nagarkot, a beautiful vantage point near Kathmandu that offers panoramic views of mountains in Nepal.
Besides, the aforementioned packages, other short hiking journeys and day tours are also suitable for visiting Nepal in winter. Also you can get complete information from our website as well. If you need any kind of assistance or have any kind of queries, you can contact us any time. Himal Eco Treks is here for 24 hours assistance.