Spring and Autumn seasons (March – May and Sept – Nov) are the best time for trekking in Nepal but there are many advantages trekking in winter season (Dec - Feb) in Nepal. It is not possible to trek at higher elevations during the winter season but it is the best time for short treks at lower elevations. The temperatures during the winter season in Nepal is colder during the morning and night but during the day you can enjoy the best clear blue skies as we rarely get rains during the winter in Nepal. Most of the trekking trails with high passes might get close during the winter season because of the snow fall. We will have less trekker during that time as it is consider as low season, there is an opportunity to enjoy the possible short treks in lower elevations as the trails will be less crowded.
As explained above that treks with high passes are not recommended for the winter season. Poonhill trek, Jomsom trek, Royal trek, Annapurna Community treks are the suggested treks for winter season in Annapurna region. Everest panorama trek is also highly suggested winter treks in Everest region. Similarly, Langtang Helambu and Langtang valley treks are also highly recommended treks in Langtang region for the winter period.
If you are staying in Kathmandu and looking for best winter trek near Kathmandu, 4 days Kathmandu valley treks is highly suggested. Some of the best winter treks are listed below.
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek, 14 days package with 9 days trek, Just to the West of the Annapurna Sanctuary route, one of Nepal's most visited areas, lies the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek. more details
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (8 days package with 5 days trek) is also popularly known as Annapurna Balcony Trek which is one of the most popular and beautiful trekking in Annapurna region. more details
Everest panorama trek is a short trek with the wonderful views of the Mount Everest, Lotse, Ama Dablam and many other world famous snow peaks. more details
Our Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal, a two-hour drive from Kathmandu. During the trekking we will see many of beautiful villages. This trek ends at Melamchi Pul. more details
Jomsom Muktinath Trek (9 days package 3 days trek) is one of the most famous lodge treks in the mustang region that includes the world's deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River. more details
Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem which is a newly opened tea house trekking route in Annapurna region, Just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal more details
The Royal Trek (8 days package with 4 days trek) is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. more details
Langtang Valley Trek starts with a day's bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We begin the walk from Syabrubesi. It is one of the most popular treks in Langtang Region. more details