Nepal has a number of treks that can be best enjoyed in the winter month of December to February.The country having a great potential in trekking is undoubtedly Nepal. It becomes the wonderland when the December starts. People who love trekking can have rewarding travel experience during the month of December, January and February due to its distinct advantages. Weather is absolutely clean, views are unpredictable and environment is crowd-free. Trekkers can enjoy to their fullest whether they are novice or heroic. However, higher elevations are not pretty suitable during this time due to heavy snowfall, treks below 4000 meters seem safer and comfortable.
It all depends upon the choices of the trekkers what kind of experience they want to add in their journey of life. Nepal is always offering its beauty to embrace and different trekking routes are awaiting. Trekking in Nepal is both adventurous and rewarding. The Himalayas or snowy mountains always allure trekkers and the warm Nepalese hospitality is yet unique in fact that leaves lasting impact for the tourists. Full hiking boots, Gore-Tex pant and jacket and Snow gaiters are strongly recommended while trekking during winter season in Nepal. Choose your best destination and start making the plan right now!
One of the best winter trek destination in the world is popularly recognized is Mt. Everest. Fortunately, Nepal has got the largest mountain range on the planet. Short Everest Panorama Trekking provides the panoramic view of Mount Everest and other highest mountains of Khumbu regions. One of the best aspects of this trek is to get the beauty of Khumbu within the short period of time. Apart from this, this region is one of the best sites that provides the experience of essence of Himalayan environment. Most importantly, people can observe exhilarating Lukla Airport, Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa Hub, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung Monastery, Local Sherpa Community, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, valleys and glaciers and many more. Additionally, people can observe dramatic changes in climate, vegetation, topography, culture along with geology.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (3,210m) is another exciting trekking destination that can be done simply during winter season in Nepal. It is also popularly known as the short trekking route in Nepal. During winter season, it gets fewer visitors so that the journey can go smooth without any complexities in lodging and throng. Though it is cold, but the trek in sunny days with breathtaking views of oak and rhododendron provides the warmth to the journey. The stunning Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre,Nilgiri, Hiuchuli and other small peaks are enough center for attraction throughout the journey. Needless to say, it is one of the simple and short treks which can be done any time in the year.
Langtang Valley Trek is considered as one of the safest high-altitude trekking routes due to no risk of avalanche and altitude sickness that can be done during winter season. It is also known as the third most popular trekking region in Nepal after Mt. Everest and Annapurna. Since it is known as the valley of glaciers, the travelers can observe more than 70 glaciers. It is equally rich in Himalayan beauty and culture. Kynjin Ri (4773 meters, 15,659 feet) offers 360-degree view of the Langtang range which is our beyond the excitement. This trek passes through Langtang National Park to almost close to Tibetan border. The impressive grasslands surrounded by the mountains has become the home of numerous species of local and migratory birds and wild animals. The fresh cheese made from yak’s milk produced in local cheese factory can be tasted. Kynjin Gumba is another most visited monasteries while travelling in Langtang valley. It is the best destination to those who want peace and solitude.
This trek is newly introduced trekking routes that starts from Solukhumbu and lets you explore the lower Everest and Rolwaling region. Pikey Peak Trek (4,200m) lies at the lower part of Everest region that can be done during winter season. Moreover, this trek is popular for the mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains from Annapurna range till Kanchenjunga. Travelers can observe the view of Lhotse and Mt. Everest, too. It becomes a perfect destination for those seeking to experience rural Nepal. Let’s not talk about the great views of Makalu, Lhotse and many more. Such an easy trek is hardly found to explore the Khumbu.
Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek is another suitable trekking route for the winter season. It is an off-the-beaten trek since it has not vividly reached to the ear of the traveler enthusiasts. It is, in fact, wonderful trek which starts through the scenic beauty of diverse landscape, unique ethnic community, diverse landscape, picturesque forest and so on. It offers 360-degree view of Annapurna range along with Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli and other small beautiful peaks. Yet, an awesome mountain’s reflection in Kaire Lake at an altitude of 4,665m is another attraction during the journey. If this destination is awaiting such a way, why not to make a choice?
This trek is well-known for visiting the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes situated at an altitude of 4,380 metres above sea level in the Langtang National Park in Rasuwa, a sacred place for Buddhists and Hindu followers. It is much rewarding to make a trek during winter season is just because the magnificent mountain landscapes are brilliant than ever. This trek broadens the broad experience of visiting the sacred Gosainkunda Lake and of looking in a solitary environment at the amazing Himalayan view. The romantic rhododendron and bamboo treks that hide different flora and fauna through this exciting trek is remarkably worthy. The lake remains unfrozen in the winter, and the light snowfall is even more enchanting. In both Hindu and Buddhist myths, the lake has great stories behind its formation. This is how, Gosaikunda Trek is also a good destination during Winter season in Nepal.
One of The Best short trek for beginners in Nepal for all age group of people near Pokhara is Dhampus sarankot Trek (1990m). Dhampus is a Nepalese community where people from different ethnic group live together harmoniously. It is really rich in the diverse cultural aspect. Those who visit once will collect cultural knowledge and memories. Dhampus, throughout the winter season of year, encounters
light snowfall and sticks to clear mountain view from the Australian Base Camp. From Sarangkot, a sweeping sight of sunrise and sunset over Annapurna Himalayas is really eye catching. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is the best location for family travels and the best winter season journey in Nepal.
The Mardi Himal Trek begins with the forest of oak and rhododendron that electrifies the heart of the trekkers. Since Mardi Himal (5,587m) lies beneath the Machhapuchhre, it provides the fantastic vista of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and its peripheral peaks. Similarly, observation of rapidly flowing rivers, iron-clad bridges, even bamboo bridges, and rustic lifestyle make the heart of the trekkers leap with joy. Though it falls on quite high elevation, with proper plan and alertness nothing can stop the choice of plan.
Nepal is such a country that provides the different trekking routes for all different seasons. These are worldly popular destinations for the adventure lover in the winter. Such trekking destinations are hardly found in the world for the winter trek. These are the top destinations where travelers came back with the heartful of memories. Why to delay to make the decision before it is too late?