Nepal Trekking in Winter

  • 2020-08-22
  • by Amrit Chhetri

December, January and February is known as winter season in Nepal. Winter is in great season for shorter trek in Nepal and lower elevation trek in Nepal.In Winter season, the temperature is colder but if you prepare well then you can enjoy in winter trek in Nepal. For trekking in Nepal, spring season and Autumn season is best season but in winter trek in Nepal also, there are some adjustable trekking packages like Everest View Trek, Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Panoramic Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek which are popular for short and easy trek with low elevation Trek.

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Nepal Trekking in Winter - Winter Treks in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most preferred tourist destinations for many reasons like Trekking in Nepal, Nepal Tour Packages, Nepal Pilgrimage Tour, Nepal Adventure Tour, Nepal Yoga Tour & Trekking. It has some of the fascinating as well as incredible Mountain View which appeals worldwide traveler. Among the most popular adventures that are quite renowned in Nepal is trekking. People have so much to love being engaged in what would be a lifetime unforgettable memory that they can proud of. Being the ultimate tour destination, Nepal has over the years engage with excited people that reckon the place and country are full of fascinating vibe.

Nepal Trekking got the limelight because of heavy demands and incredible rush of people interest in taking trekking to another level. Trekking is one such sport or activity where there is always a risk involves as a mountain climb and reaches the top of the mountain is never an easy task to implement. However, trekking has been a favorite outdoor sport where in Nepal there is enough popularity simply because of foreign countries influence and acceptance. It makes the high octane trekking gets its due credit. People that closely follow the trekking are thrilled to involve Nepal trekking and experience the excitement that it is renowned for.

The medium best and recommended season to go for trekking is in winter.Winter Treks in Nepal you have plenty of time to take part in mountain climb or involve into popular mountaineering. Nepal trekking has been the most crowd puller as interested trekkers can take part in what would be a thrilling experience for them. There will be some unavoidable hurdles and challenges that trekkers will have to counter. Higher altitude of mountain climb can take lots of guts and determination to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Though it requires a seasoned and vastly skills of trekkers it is no harm to experience what it means to get involved in an exciting phase of life.

Nepal Trekking in winter season is the best time to do trekking in some packages. Winter Treks in Nepal, you will experience snowfall, tough for anyone to use to the condition. But it has the best time to take part in trekking as you can have a great experience in dealing with all the circumstance which you might face during trekking. Winter season has the backing of the global traveler as this time of the year people come to Nepal and engage with highly pleasant trekking activities.

Highlights of Winter Trekking in Nepal

  • Snowcapped Himalayan view.
  • Fewer crowds in popular trekking routes in Nepal.
  • Get some discount in hotel.
  • Enjoy in snow / icefalls .

Most Popular Winter Trekking packages in Nepal

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is in Annapurna Region which is north-central part of Nepal. Ghandruk Ghorepani Trekking is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal within Annapurna Region Trekking, which is suitable for those who have short span of time and want to end up with Himalayan Asia Treks . One of the important highlight of this Ghandruk village, Ghorepani village is to make a climb on Poon Hill (3210m), possibly the most spectacular mountain on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits with the spectacular panoramic view the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail (6997m),Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II, South II, Nilgiri, Tukche, Dhampus peak, Butterfly mountain and Himachuli and all mountain range of Annapurna region along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like something magical .

Short Itinerary of Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:
Day 01:Arrival.
Day 02:Kathmandu (1320m) to Pokhara (914m - 7 hrs) .
Day 03:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577m - 6hrs)
Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani (2855m - 6hrs).
Day 05:Trek to Poonhiil (3180m.) and Trek to Ghandruk(1900m - 8hrs).
Day 06:Trek to Nayapul(1113m - 4hrs) Drive to Pokhara.
Day 07:Drive or fly Kathmandu.
Day 08:Departure.

Everest View Trek

Easy trek to the Mount Everest region is a classic Himalayan mountain trek to give you many incredible views and plenty of rewards. Our Everest Easy Trekking or known as Short Everest Trek or Everest View Trek offer is famous in Nepal because of its ability to provide you a close view to the highest mountain peak of the world. The complete Short Everest trek or Everest View Trekking involves an ultimate combination of unique culture of the local Sherpa people and high mountain ranges belonging to the entire Himalayan region with our experienced trekking team.

Short Itinerary of Everest View Trek:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m - 4hrs).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m - 6hrs).
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche, (3867m - 6 hrs)
Day 07:Trek to Khumjung village (3789m - 5hrs).
Day 08: Trek to Monjo (2835m - 5hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Lukla.
Day 10: Lukla fly to Kathmandu, End of the trek. Dinner with cultural programme.
Day 11: Departure.

Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail adjoins the well established Langtang valley trek. The Tamang Heritage Trail is one of the newest trekking routes in Nepal and was created by some NGO who worked hard and with villagers to improve local trails. Village vistas with Himalayan backdrops are staggering and home stay in select village enables a fascinating peek into the local culture.
 
Facts of Tamang Heritage Trail
Trip name: Tamang Heritage Trail
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Best Season: Feb- Jun Sep- Nov.
Trek Grade: Moderate.
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or tea house
Group Size: Min. 1 to 16 pax in one group.
Min. Altitude: 2229m
Max Altitude: 3165m
Mode of Travel: Ground transport.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided in trekking route.
Start in: Syabrubesi
Ends in: Syabrubesi
 
Short Itinerary Tamang Heritage Trail: 
Day01: Arrival.
Day02: Trek preparation and Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day03: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi (1503m/8hrs).
Day04: Trek to Briddim (2229m/5hrs).
Day05: Trek to Timure (1762m/4hrs).
Day06: Trek to Thuman ( 2338m/4hrs).
Day07: Trek to Nagthali (3165m/5hrs).
Day08: Nagthali viewpoint.
Day09: Trek to Tatopani (2607m/4hrs).
Day10: Trek to Gatlang (2238m/6hrs)
Day11-12: Trek to Syabrubesi
Day13: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day14: Departure.
 
Detailed Itinerary Tamang Heritage Trail: 
 
Day01: Arrival.
Welcome by our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Fresh in hotel and free time. Give itinerary and short briefing about programme. Overnight in Kathmandu.
 
Day02: Kathmandu City Tour and preparation for Tamang Heritage Trail.
After taking breakfast in hotel, your guide will receive and transfer to Kathmandu city Tour. We visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Rest of our time is for shopping in near your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast.
 
Day03: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi (1503m/8hrs).
After taking breakfast, our team will come at hotel to pick up and transfer towards Syabrubesi. On the way to Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, trekkers can explore good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang and brief glimpse of village life in the Himalaya. Overnight Syabrubesi.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day04: Trek to Briddim (2229m/5hrs).
After taking breakfast in Syabrubesi, our treks start towards Briddim. We reach at Syabrubesi to the check post located above the steps lead to Bhotekoshi suspension bridge. After leaving your details , cross the bridge and then on a trail that climbs briefly before following an easier gradient to the village of Wangel(1633m).
There is water pipe in the center of village, take the trail, opposite the pipe that climbs between houses. You will enter mixed pine and rhododendron forest after roughly 30 min. you can descend and walk up through the village around to a trail above the village and then walk down. Overnight in Briddim.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day05: Trek to Timure (1762m/4hrs).
In Briddim, there is farewell and taking breakfast, short trek to Timure, where there are simple teahouses. Descend through Briddim to Lingling (1737m) and then continue to the Bhote Koshi. Follow the new road route beside the river for 2 hrs to Timure. The village past the Gompa and traverses through forest above Lingling. overnight in Timure.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day06: Trek to Thuman (2338m/4hrs).
After taking breakfast, we trek towards Thuman. Retrace yesterday route to the bridge near to the hot springs (1650m), just over 1 hour from Timure. You spotted the bridge the day before as before you descended to the river trail. Cross the bridge and climb narrow switchbacks for 2 hrs to terraces, and the village Dalphedi (2317m). The trail climbs more gradually from Dhalphedi to a ridge to the south of the village. The trail descends some rough stone steps and then traverses a rock face before turning west and providing the first views of Thuman. Overnight in Thuman.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day07: Trek to Nagthali (3165m/5hrs).
After taking breakfast, we move towards Nagthali. The trail is sometime step and there is no reliable water source so make sure you pack enough supplies. Climb a well established trail that leads up to a series of terrace and pastures before reaching the forest above Thungmen.
We can see a rhododendron, juniper, pine and oak forest that attracts birds. The trail switchbacks up to a small derelict chorten (2870m) and climb up. There are few trees on the top of Nagthali and you should easily spot some Gompa and simple teahouses. Overnight in Nagthali.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day08: Nagthali viewpoint.
To the north of the Gompa, nestled against the forest, is a small stone meditation hut for Buddhist hermits who visit from Tibet. The trail swings to the again and stays on the top of a narrow ridge offering views of the Ganesh Himal and Chilime valley below.
During the winter months and just after dawn, red panda can be spotted in the forest along this ridge. The track then climbs and away from the forest and on to an open hillside of dwarf azalea bushes. We should reach a rarely used Kharka with a small stream. This eerie forest section again gives ascend and easy gradient to a magnificent viewpoint (3720m) of countless peaks in Tibet , the Ganesh and Langtang Himal. Take some time to back to Nagthali. Overnight in Nagthali.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day09: Trek to Tatopani (2607m/4hrs).
After taking breakfast, we move towards Tatopani (hot water). The trails heads southwest over the edge of the plateau. When you descend you will notice the small village of Brimdang (2848m), where there is a large chautara above a stone stairway. The hot springs of Tatopani are ahead, marked by many prayer flag in some trees. Overnight in Tatopani.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day10: Trek to Gatlang (2238m/6hrs)
After taking breakfast, we trek towards Gatlang. From centre of Tatopani follow a rough stone paved trail, which descends to a single farm building before flattening out to an easy gradient. The trail steepens again before entering Gonggang (2227m). The trail climbs to Chilime village (1762m), where there is an old wooden Gompa. Along the trail are larges chorten decorated with beautiful Mani stones. Overnight in Gatlang.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day11-12: Trek to Syabrubesi
From Gatlang head up to the dirt road above the village and follow it east for 4 hours to a small pass, Rongga Bhanjyang (2187m) above Syabrubesi.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day13: Drive to Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 
Day14: Departure.
Meal: Breakfast.
 

What to pack in winter in Nepal?

It totally relies upon the action you will do in Nepal during the journey. Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you are going on a trip than doing convey these things:-
  • Cap
  • Warm fleece or manufactured cap that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava – lightweight
  • Ear-muffs
  • A neck hotter
  • Gloves
  • Warm glove
  • Shell gloves or gloves waterproof
  • Shirts
  • Light and campaign weight warm tops
  • Wool coat
  • Wool Wind-Stopper coat (discretionary)
  • Waterproof shell coat
  • Down Jacket
  • For ladies, engineered sports bra, no cotton
  • Climbing shorts
  • Engineered Boxers for men-convey a couple
  • Shell gasp
  • Trekking pants, ideally with a flash on the knee (convertible jeans)-
  • Hard Shell pants-Waterproof/breathable
  • Cotton pants (free pants/khakis this is for lower height)
  • Engineered liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Lightweight socks
  • Climbing gaiters

Company Profile

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