Nepal has always topped the list of best trekking destinations in the world. If you are getting confused with trekking destinations for this winter then worry no more! We bet Nepal offers awesome winter treks that will make you fall in love with this land of world’s tallest mountains. Though the temperature lowers and its colder everywhere in winter, Nepal never fails to impress it’s visitors with breath-taking snow covered high peaks, it’s peaceful and green lush of woods with extremely diverse climatic conditions from the North to the South of the country and the never ending natural beauty. Moreover, winter is less crowded and hence, best if you are looking for isolation and beautiful outlook of Nepal. Well, during this cold season, Everest View Trek, Langtang Valley trek, Ghorepani Trek and Ghadruk are the most picked treks and therefore, proves to be the best destinations during this season.
Ghorepani lies in the exotic location and is a perfect option for trekking in Nepal during winter. It lies in the Annapurna range. During winter, the trail might get snowy which will be rather adventurous but the most important part of this trek is that you will get to observe the himalayas very close. You will be absolutely delighted by the breath taking views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and Macchapuchre from Poon Hill which is at the elevation of 3210m. This route is suited for trekking enthusiast wanting to have a friendly experience with mystic natural beauty. The view of Sunrise and Sunset from the Poonhill is also magical!
Everest View Trek
Everest View trek is one of the favorite trekking destinations in winter. The wonderful trek starts from lukla. The trek continues from Lukla to Phakding towards Namche bazaar which is an altitude of 3436m. It further continues to Sagarmatha national park rich in exotic floras and faunas. For a passionate trekking enthusiast, this is an enthralling destination which provides scenic view along with cultural familiarity with Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries. The trek can be completed within a short interval of time and the desire for the adventure Himalayan experience can be fulfilled.
Dhampus Sarangkot trek
Dhampus Saangkot trek is a short yet rewarding trek that is suitable for visiting in winter. Dhampus Sarangkot trek is good trekking destinations around Pokhara that will give you the phenomenal view of Pokhara Valley and Himalayas. The Dhampus trek takes you to the maximum elevation of 1525m and during the trek you will get an opportunity to get acquantained with ethnic gurung village and get rewarded by glorious mountain views. Similarly Sarangkot trek is just an uphill 900m which gives you a feel of easy hike. The reddish candle like amazing view is obtained on the Himalayas as the sun sets in the evening from Dhampus and Sarangkot. Dhampus and Sarangkot are short treks but don’t fail to give you a typical trekking experience in Nepal. The Dhampus trek starts from an hour drive to Phedi from Pokhara. As the trek is easy, you can plan this trip with your family including kids.
Annapurna Base Camp trek
Popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary, the trek to Annapurna base camp is popular for the majestic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. The base camp lies at an altitude of 4130m offering unique and spectacular peaks like Annapurna-1, Machapuchre Annapurna south and Hiunchuli. Annapurna region contains chains of peaks and is located in the north central part of Nepal. The trekking can either be started from Dhampus phedi or Nayapul and the trek completes within a week or two. This trek is interesting also because the trek combination of different landscapes. This region is easily accessible and the trekking is along the Rhododendron forest, terraced rice paddies and with a view of Annapurna. December and January are the best time in winter to trek in this region.
Langtang Valley trek
Langtang Valley trek is another destination near Himalayan region for trekking in winter. The trek can be begun by taking a bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Langtang region has a very rural landscape and is rich in floras such as rhododendron and bamboo forests. Snow- Capped Himalayas and Wonderful Waterfall make the destination more diverse. Langtang offers short trek into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan culture. More interestingly it is the closest Himalayan region from the Kathmandu Valley.
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
The Tamang Heritage Trek is a relatively newly opened trekking trail in Nepal which blends a pleasant trip of witnessing the panoramic magnificence of Himalayan giants emerald pastures and rhododendron vegetation, with an insightful exploration into the exclusive Tamang culture.
Around Kathmandu Valley Trek
Chisapani is a very good place with open spaces. Trekking in Chisapani can be really challenging but for those loving to challenge themselves, this trekking is really fun. Nonetheless one can take rest in the interval and easily complete the trek. On the way to chisapani one also passes through Shivapuri National park. The way up Chisapani makes u feel like u are walking in a jungle as first timers would never know what is ahead of them. After completing the uphill, you will have to walk towards downhill a bit and there you will see Chisapani. The view of Himalayan ranges like Ganesh Himal and langtang range makes your trek worthwhile. From Chisapani after rest for a day or two, trekking can be continued to Nagarkot. Nagarkot also offers splendid views of Sunrise and Sunset.
Except these treks, Kathmandu (city of temples, arts and architecture), Pokhara (world famous paradise and heritage city), Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha), Chitwan (famous for wildlife and safari) are some of other famous destination for winter treks. The next interesting benefit of trekking in winter is that you will get to enjoy festive seasons like Christmas and New Year doing something different and capture beautiful moments while enjoy the hospitality of the local people here.
So, if you want to travel Nepal during winter or you have any inquiry regarding this topic, please, contact us through our website: www.tourinnepal.com