This winter holiday, travel to the amazing Himalayan destinations of Nepal. During Christmas and New Year holidays, travel to places where mountain wilderness, natural wonders, and cultural grandeurs are guaranteed. After the country Nepal opened its door for tourists to visit, every year millions of tourists spend their holiday. People can do plenty of activities in Nepal. Trekking is the most famous activity! The peak seasons for trekking in Nepal are spring and autumn. However, you can do trekking in the monsoon and winter seasons as well. So, in this blog let’s know in detail about the best 6 winter treks to do in Nepal.
Here is the list of the Best 6 Winter Treks to do in Nepal:
In the Annapurna region of Nepal, Poon Hill is the most famous place that offers a panoramic view of the mountains with a spectacular sunrise. It is probably the most popular short destination in Nepal and is suitable for beginner travelers. Throughout the year, you can do the Poon Hill Trek without any suffering. The normal itinerary of the trekking consists of about 4 – 5 days. Therefore, if you have a week-long holiday and want to do a short trek in Nepal highly recommend the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
Cost: US$ 350- US$650
Number of Days Required: (3 – 5 Days)
Getting to the base camp of Mt. Everest during the winter season requires great planning. It is not impossible. If you are with an experienced trekking crew member and if you have booked the trekking with an experienced trekking agency, it is absolutely possible to do the trekking without any hassles. Reach the base camp of Mt. Everest during the Christmas or New Year holiday. It is probably the most intrepid thing to do along with the new resolutions of the New Year.
Cost: US$ 1050 – US$ 1499
Number of Days Required: (10 – 15 Days)
The base camp of the world’s 10th tallest mountain is definitely worth visiting. In the winter season, there is a high probability of snowfall. Therefore, the cascading hills filled with snow can be the best place to capture an amazing picture. Moreover, the usually crowded Annapurna Base Camp Trek route offers a tranquil natural environment during winter. It is highly unlikely to get the trip to the trailhead of the route being canceled due to bad weather. Trekkers can use the road network to reach the trailhead and start the trekking.
Cost: US$ 1050 – US$ 1499
Number of Days Required: (7 – 12 Days)
In the Everest region of Nepal, with the presence of blue turquoise lakes and mountains on all sides, the Gokyo Valley is considered the most satisfying trekking destination. There are five lakes in the Gokyo region and in rare cases, the frozen lake can be the best place to do some ice skating on the natural ice. The route is also the alternative trekking trail of Everest Base Camp Trekking. If you don’t want to do the Everest Trekking then do the Gokyo Lake Trek. The journey too offers the astounding scenery of Mt. Everest from a different angle than the sight of the mountain from the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Visit the most beautiful place of Khumbu.
Cost: US$ 1050 – US$ 1399
Number of Days Required: (10 Days)
During the winter holidays of either Christmas or New Year, trekking to Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal walking journey. Even for domestic Nepalese trekkers, the winter season is the best time to do the trekking. The trail covered by the snow and the surrounding scenery of mountains as well as cascading hills make it the perfect platform for an amazing trekking journey. The route is slowly becoming the most popular trekking route of the Annapurna region. After the opening of the trekking route, thousands of trekkers have already visited the place. The gorgeous scenery of Mt. Machhapuchhre and green lush forest trails offer pristine and serene trekking experiences.
Cost: US$ 350 – US$ 699
Number of Days Required: (3 – 6 Days)
Nearby Kathmandu Valley, the Langtang region of Nepal is a mythical place that offers the enchanted Himalayan wilderness. This winter, book the Langtang Valley Trek and explore the Tamang/Lama people’s heartland. These people are one of the major ethnic tribes of Nepal. They have their own language, rituals, and culture. Monasteries, vantage points, mountain valleys, lakes, rivers, green lush forests, and villages offer relishing trekking moments.
Cost: US$ 350 – US$ 699
Number of Days Required: (6 – 10 Days)
These are the best 6 treks to do in the winter season. Besides these treks, we highly prefer Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Mustang, and Gosainkunda Lake Trek too. Some people think that trekking in the winter season provides less chance of clear visibility. It is not the case. People can get spectacular scenery even during winter in the above-mentioned list of the best 6 treks to do in Nepal. Moreover, there is a high chance of getting the best rates for trekking. Remember that the winter season is the off-season for trekking in Nepal. Therefore, getting the best rates in accommodation can help trekkers to make the winter holiday momentous. Get more information and details via the official travel blog of Nepal High Trek & Expedition.