Best Winter Treks in Nepal

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 a wonderland when 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!  

Everest Panorama Trekking 


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 


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 

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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.  

Pikey Peak Trek 

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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 

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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? 

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek  

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.  

Dhampus Sarankot Trek 


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. 

Mardi Himal Trek  

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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? 


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