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7 Best Treks of Nepal to visit in the winter

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Winters has its own special vibe. Everyone loves the winters and the coziness we let go off during the summers. Winters have a way into people’s hearts. Winters in Nepal are like a wonderland located in the Himalayas.

Nepal has a variety of trails to trek on. Trekking enthusiasts flock to Nepal in large numbers, almost 70000+ trekking enthusiasts visit Nepal each year. Trekking tours in Nepal are responsible for the proper and secure organization of these trekking expeditions. Some of the most famous trekking in Nepal are the Everest base camp trekking tour and the Annapurna base camp trekking tours, in the category of base camp trekking tours.

But Nepal trekking during the winter breeze is a rare and beautiful sight, so here are the 7 best winter trekking Packages in Nepal.

The winter months of Nepal are December, January and February; these are the months when the winters are at its peak, in Nepal. Temperatures can reach from and to -7degrees to 7degrees to the max. It’s suggested that for any trek one must essentially carry the following items:

  • Sunglasses and using sunscreen
  • A warm sleeping bag that works for extreme conditions
  • A pair of warm gloves and a toque
  • Warm socks are extremely essential, carry a pair or two for extra use
  • Layers, of sweaters, jackets, t-shirts etc
  • Always invest on a good pair of waterproof shoes.
  1. Chitwan hills trail:

Chitwan is famous for its winter treks because the temperatures here are not so extreme in the winters. Since it is a plain area, temperatures will be anywhere from 8 degrees to 24 degree Celsius in the night time and the day time respectively. Most visitors come to Chitwan to witness the wild fauna of Nepal such as rhinos, tigers and elephants in the Chitwan national park. But the Chitwan Hills Trail leads you to the Siraichuli hills trek. Siraichuli hills are the highest hills in the entire Mahabharat range of mountains.

No.of days: 3-4 days

Summit point: 2000m

  • Kathmandu valley trek:

This is another trek that is not too extreme with its winter temperatures. The Kathmandu valley trek will lead you through the lively settlement of the Newari people in Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Bhaktapur.  These beautiful valley trek, will lead you to the sustainable livelihoods, cultures and traditions of the Newari tribe of Nepal. When you are here, don’t forget to try the famous Newari Achaar (Newari pickle), this is one of the most famous kind of assorted pickle that is made in Nepal.

No.of days: 3-4 days

Summit point: 1780m

  • Ghorepani poon hill trek:

This is one of the most famous treks in Nepal in both the winter as well as the summer season. The most exotic thing about this trek is the exquisite sunrises and the sunsets that you can witness at the viewpoint at Poon hill. This trek passes through the Ghorepani and Ghandruk regions. This is a classic trek, which will lead you through the cultures, lifestyles and traditions of the Himalayan tribes. If you are lucky you may also get a panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri as well as the Annapurna mountain ranges.

No. of days: 4-5 days

Summit point: 3200m

  • The Everest panorama Trek:

This trek, as the name suggests, brings you towards a closer view of the Mount Everest and the panoramic ranges of other mountains that stand along the Everest. On reaching the summit point you will be able to witness the most beautiful mountain in the world, it is called the Ama Dablam. Also on your way towards the summit you will come across the Dawa Choeling Gumpa.

No. of days: 5-6 days

Summit point: 5335 m

  • Khopra danda trek:

This trail is similar to the Poonhill trek, after which it diverges into the Ghorepani region where you reach the Khopra Danda. Here, you will witness the Annapurna mountain range, the Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and the Machhapuchhre (fish tail).

No. of days: 4-5 days

Summit point: 3640 m

  • Langtang valley trek:

The trek, also known as the Tamang Heritage Trail passes through the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Langtang National Park. Here, you will be sure to experience the rich traditions and cultures of the Tamang tribe of Nepal. You will be a part of the ways of livelihood of these people.

No. of day: 3-4 days

Summit point: 3000m

  • The Mohare Danda trek:

Poonhill is a great region for winter treks. Another such trail that starts from Pokhara diverges at in the middle to lead towards Ghorepani and then heading towards Mohare Danda which is the summit point of this pristine trekking route. Close-up mountain views are assured, when you reach this summit point. You will witness the Annapurna mountain ranges and the Machha-Puchre from this point.

No. of days: 3-4 days

Summit point: 3300 m

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