Trekking in Nepal in December and January

  • 2020-08-22
  • by Amrit Chhetri

Nepal Trekking in December, January and February is not best time to do trekking in Nepal. Most of trekking routes will be closed due to heavy snowfall and weather concerns. The main features of trekking in December, January and February are very peaceful due to fewer tourists. The suitable trek in December and January are Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek, Everest Short Trek, Langtang Valley Trek and Mardi Himal Trek.

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Nepal is always a dream destination for the worldwide traveler. Here you can do many outdoor activities which make your journey more thrilling as well as adventures. People that are quite excited to take part of mountaineering and high octane mountain Trek in Nepal has everything to offer. Every season people embark Nepal as a most challenging tour destination due to its fascinating mountain trek. Before you go into the business end like your desire to explore all rounds of places in Nepal here is some notable suggestion that proves to be handy when your actual trip begins.

Nepal over the years has engaged worldwide traveler and tourist to witness and take various mountain trek which not only helps to unleash the power of physical stamina but also provide a great opportunity to get familiar with how to go about trekking preparation. There are many sightseeing places you can explore while you're staying in Nepal and its neighboring areas.

Trekking has been popular and by far the most challenging in terms of how you can cope up with inclement weather and other hurdles. Before you commence your trekking, make sure you are having a professional guide to assist you in each of your destination routes. The best time or season to do trekking is in winter months like Dec and January. The snowfall and chilling atmosphere will welcome you and you can start your mountain trek under difficult circumstances.

The best part of here Trekking in Nepal region is like you can thoroughly enjoy while you engage with one of the toughest mountain climbs like the one Mount Everest. During your stay in Nepal, you have plenty of time to engage with all kind of mountaineering. Similarly, those are quite passionate and trekking friendly can take extreme part of Everest trek and see the excitement and fun. Come Dec and Jan the entire region of Nepal will witness a huge base of adventure friendly trekkers.

Trekking has been popular and highly challenging since trekkers will have to deal with higher altitude and tough weather, especially in winter season. Surrounded by awesome sightseeing and pictorial Mount Everest you just cannot ask for a better country to visit than Nepal. Winter season is ideally the most perfect time to tour Nepal as you can experience the trekking adventure and make sure about enjoying the time in Nepal.

Highlights Trekking in Nepal in December, January 

  • Fewer Tourist so trail is peaceful.
  • Less chance to rain.
  • Clear view of Himalayan and mountain.
  • More option for accommodation in City and Trekking area.
  • Less discount because of low season.

Why Choose to do Winter Treks in Nepal

In spite of the fact that spring and fall are the best seasons for travelling, not all individuals can figure out how to visit Nepal in that time period. In such cases, you shouldn't be discouraged in light of the fact that winter journey in Nepal likewise conveys astounding ideals the same amount of as the pinnacle travelling periods of spring and harvest time. In any case, the climate of the Himalayas during winter is exceptionally new and fresh. As opposed to the popping shades of the spring or the harvest time, winter achieves a stifled melancholic feel upon the land. Combined with the glow of the late morning sun and moving hazes during late nighttimes and early mornings, winter journey in Nepal present an exceptionally enchanting travelling experience that is one of a kind in its own right.

In the subsequent spot, practically the entirety of the alternatives for winter journey in Nepal is generally simple to direct level outings. No past journeying experience is required to do any of the winter journeys. Moreover, travelling ventures don't arrive at broad height levels. Being that, it kills the opportunity of elevation ailment. In like manner, winter journey in Nepal presents the most ideal alternative for individuals who need simple/moderate excursions while encountering the best components of the districts.

Best Trekking Packages in December, January and February

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek

Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek is most popular trekking packages for easy and short trekking package in Nepal. The trek follows the foothills of Annapurna Base Camp Trek also. From this Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek, you will get the opportunities to see two unique ethnic villages Ghandruk and Ghorepani, breathtaking view of sunrise from Poonhill (3210m).

Highlights of Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek:

  • Explore Historical and Cultural Kathmandu City.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunrise view from Poonhill.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Ghandruk and Ghorepani village.
  • Culture and life style of Gurung in Ghandruk and Ghorepani.

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 Trekking

The another famous and best trekking in December and January is Everest View Trekking. The Everest View Trek is short and easy trekking in Everest Trekking packages. The trek starts the scenic and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, Namche Bazar: a gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek or other Everest Trekking Packages, clear view of different snowcapped Mountain View like Lhotse, Everest, Pumori. If you choose trekking in Nepal in December and January , you can get more option to stay lodge and more attention in restaurant in trekking area.

Highlights of Everest View Trek:

  • Explore Kathmandu City.
  • Namche Bazar.
  • Trekking route is through Sherpa village.
  • Buddhist culture.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other peaks.
  • Culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Flora and Fauna in Everest.

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.

Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the best trekking package for December and January. The trail start with climbing through rhododendron forest, unique and isolated villages, some suspension bridge and Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi Himal Trek Package carries each and every element of a classic Nepal trekking experience! With an average level of fitness and appropriate plan, 11 days Mardi Himal Trek is one of the wholesome courses for short but wonderful trekking experience.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trekking:

  • Explore history, culture, traditionof Nepal through Kathmandu Heritage sites
  • Enjoy magnificent scenes of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and other pinnacles.
  • Explore local culture and food during your stay at homestays.
  • Visit Annapurna Sanctuary with great perspectives of Modi Khola valley.
  • Spend the night in camps and days in the lap of stunning mountains with all-encompassing scenes.

Short Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek:
Day 01:Arrival.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Kande Trek to Pothana.
Day 04: Pothana Trek to Forest Camp - Rest Camp.
Day 05: Rest Camp - Low Camp Trek to Badal Danda.
Day 06: Badal Danda Trek to High Camp.
Day 07: High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp (4500 M) - Low Camp.
Day 08: Low Camp - Sidding - Drive back to Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure.

Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trek is another famous trekking in December and January. The Langtang Valley Trek start through amazing driving from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi. The Langtang Valley Trek explore most fgamous place Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa , scenic view of waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and lowland glaciers.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek:

  • Explore Kathmandu City.
  • Buddhist gompa like Kyanjin and other old gompa.
  • Snowcapped peaks.
  • Ancient and isolated villages.
  • Tibetan Buddhist Village
  • Friendly behaviors of local community.
  • Rhododendron forest.
  • Langtang village.
  • Panoramic view of Lantang Ri, Ganjala peak and other snowcapped peak.

Short Itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek:
Day 01:Arrival.
Day 02: Kathmandu- Dhunche(2030m - 8hrs)
Day 03:Trek to Thulo Syabru(2210m - 5hrs).
Day 04: Trek to Rimche (2399m - 5hrs).
Day 05: Trek to Ghoratabela (3030m - 5hrs)
Day 06:Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m - 5hrs).
Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama hotel.
Day 09: Trek to Sybrubesi.
Day 10: Drive toward Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure.

Recommended clothing for Winter Trek in Nepal

Preparation for all climates is vital while trekking in Nepal whenever of year, yet in the winter it is particularly essential to have enough warm layers.Daytime temperatures in Nepal can be warm in winter, yet drop to beneath freezing at higher rises.You will probably need to take your jacket off during the day while you're trekking, so a decent down coat is perfect. Down jackets are light to carry and will keep you warm when the sun goes down. Good woolen hats, gloves, socks and scarves are also essential.

Almost all winter equipment can be bought or rented at one of the trekking shops in Thamel, Kathmandu. Depending on how long you’ll be trekking for and how cold it gets, it doesn’t hurt to bring your own winter gear, as well. While teahouses provide blankets, if you have a compact sleeping bag of your own, it is advisable to bring this for extra warmth.

Recommended list for a winter trek in Nepal

  •     A warm winter sleeping bag (ideally down)
  •     A few pairs of warm socks
  •     Layers (t-shirt, long-sleeved, and down jacket)
  •     A pair of warm gloves and a toque
  •     Sunscreen and sunglasses


Winter Trek in Nepal is a satisfying and brilliant involvement with a similar time. The cool mornings and the cold evenings with warm radiant days are exquisite for journeying. The previously mentioned are probably the most straightforward and moderate journeying courses in Nepal. For these journeys, you don't have to have cumbersome garments or enormous travelling packs. In any case, on the off chance that you are considering attempting more luxurious journeying experience, at that point there are numerous path too. You can check our all-encompassing rundown of travelling courses for winter in our 15 best winter journey in Nepal. With everything taken into account, a winter journey in Nepal is significantly a mind-boggling activity and experience.

Besides above trekking packages in Nepal, there are many trekking packages which are not published in online but if you send Local Trekking/Tour Company in Nepal, they will provide you. If you have further more questions or need more information, please Contact Us.

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