• Last Updated on Apr 16, 2024

The autumn sunshine has mostly disappeared, and the autumn leaves have fallen off the trees. This can only mean that soon, the winter season will be here. Instead of hiding out in your home under the covers waiting for winter to be over, why not take winter tours and treks in Nepal, which is an amazing experience, by the way? 

Nepal is a highly diverse country blessed with a wide range of natural beauty. The country's four sides are surrounded by breathtaking features, with the north side dominating with the towering, rugged mountains and the southern part covering all lush green fields and plains. Nepal's natural beauty has attracted many visitors, resulting in a great influx of trekkers and travelers worldwide. The country offers to enjoy its natural beauty and other thrilling activities, cultural richness, and religious significance that every traveller can admire. 

The country generally experiences five seasons: Autumn, spring, winter, monsoon, and winter. Among all five, Autumn and spring are Nepal's most preferred travelling periods. At the same time, winter months are often overlooked by travelers. But this is absolutely untrue as traveling in wintertime is, in fact, the most magical experience anyone could ever experience. And yes, it's more magical and different than the experiences we are talking about in the summer or Autumn months. Traveling during the winter season is a must-try experience.

In winter, the mountains are covered in thick snow, and the frozen lakes shimmer in the gentle winter sunlight. Wildlife in the jungle seeks refuge from the cold in their dens, and the forests seem to fall into a quiet stillness. During such moments, enjoying a breathtaking view of snow-covered mountains while sipping on hot tea can provide an unparalleled sense of peace. You can warm up your body with thrilling adventures at high altitudes in the slippery snow this winter and discover the true spirit of winter travel. 

Visiting Nepal in Nepal has its own charm. You may feel cold during your stay, but the skies are the most clear, and the sun's warmth will compensate for the cold you experience in this cold climate. Similarly, if you trek in the Himalayas, the white snowcapped mountains will greet you throughout the trek, starting from the lakes to the highlands. 

Snow is quite popular among the urban crowd in Nepal, especially during the winter months. Many people flock to destinations like Chandragiri and Phulchoki in Kathmandu or Ghandruk and Sikles near Pokhara to enjoy the snowy landscapes. These destinations in Nepal are the most popular and closest to Kathmandu.

Besides, if you are a traveler who is tired of exploring new places in Nepal's scorching heat, then consider visiting the same country in winter. 

It can be a more enjoyable experience as you can bask in the sun's warmth on a chilly day. Plus, there are added benefits to visiting Nepal in winter: fewer tourists, lower prices, and a chance to witness the local culture undisturbed by the crowds. This winter season also suits travellers who enjoy a unique travel experience. There are numerous tourist destinations perfect for a winter visit.

Today, we will discuss the things to do in Nepal during the winter season. If you are someone who is planning your next adventure in Nepal, then this blog is definitely worth reading once. 

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When Is The Winter Season in Nepal?

Winter months in Nepal start in November and end in February. This season's characteristics are typically rain-free weather, clear skies, and cold temperatures. 

The winter season in the upper region above 3,000 meters is more harsh than in the lower regions of Nepal. The temperature in winter in the upper section of Nepal is around -10 degrees Celsius, which is not uncommon. Therefore, for trek lovers who want a more comfortable journey, you can test your hiking skills at lower altitudes instead of the upper regions. Upper region's treks and expeditions are indeed great, but don't you think conquering the snowy Everest in winter sounds a little less feasible? 

The first place you will be visiting after landing in Nepal is Kathmandu. so If you are wondering what Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, will be like in winter, then let us tell you the city gets very cold, especially in the morning and night. This being said, the temperatures Kathmandu experiences at night in winter are around 3 degrees Celsius.  

Winter is not Nepal's peak hiking and climbing season because that would be Spring and Autumn. But to experience the beauty of Nepal in winter, lower altitudes are best and are guaranteed to make you happy. 

At this time of the year, several popular tourist cities in Nepal, such as Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini, as well as the national parks in the lowlands, attract many travelers.

If you enjoy hiking in high-altitude areas, Nepal has a variety of trekking destinations available at this time of year. It's a great time to witness the majestic snow-covered peaks, creating a winter wonderland. The clear daytime skies provide breathtaking views of nature's beauty.

Everest view

During the day, you'll have unobstructed views and the opportunity to see pristine, snow-covered mountains towering over 8,000 meters in the Himalayas. 

If you are wondering if wintertime is great for hiking and trekking, then yes, they are certainly great. Most of the trekking experience is ruined by the rains and muddy trails, but in winter, there is no very heavy rainfall apart from the snowfall in high-altitude areas like Mt Everest. The skies are clear most of the time, providing the best views of the mountain and surroundings. 

Here, we present to you the temperatures in different chiles in Nepal during the winter months. 


December Temperature (°C)

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Things to do In Winter 

1. Visit Kalinchowk- a small Switzerland of Nepal


  1. Visit the popular hill station in Nepal located in the northeast of Nepal. 
  2. Enjoy the majestic 360-degree Mountain View as you hike up to theKalinchowk Bhagwati temple
  3. Enjoy the local treats enroute as you make your way towards Kalinchowk, like Chhurpi, Tongba, and Sukuti
  4. Enjoy the journey as you travel via the bank of the Sunkoshi River.
  5. Enjoy the snow activities starting from the week of Dec to Feb. 
  6. Visit Dolakha Bhimsen Temple.
  7. Travel via the rhododendron forest  

Kalinchowk is a popular destination in the hilly region of Nepal's Dolakha district. It's 3,842 metres above sea level, just 132 kilometres from the capital. It's loved by both local and foreign tourists, especially during the winter. You can reach Kalinchok within a day's drive from Kathmandu, and it offers a variety of experiences, including snowfall, pilgrimage sites, a cable car ride, and the possibility of skiing on the valley's slopes. If you're looking for a snowy destination this winter, Kalinchok should be on your list. The best time to visit is between December and February, and you might also get the chance to walk through beautiful rhododendron forests while enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Kalinchowk is well-known among trekkers as it provides a quick escape from city life. This small, high-altitude destination is a winter wonderland to enjoy unique sightseeing and mild adventure activities. Additionally, it's a popular spot for pilgrimage activities.

Kalinchowk, located approximately 132 kilometres from Kathmandu, can be reached by road up to Kuri Village. From there, tourists must trek for about an hour to reach their destination. To get to Kalinchowk from Kathmandu, you can easily find buses to Charikot, and then private vehicles like jeeps are needed to reach Kuri Village. The journey involves passing through forest trails and snowy areas. After reaching Kalinchowk, some activities you can enjoy in Kalinchowk are Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Visiting Kalinchowk Temple to witness a stunning sunset, Trying the local millet brew known as Jhwaikhattey, and Skiing, as this destination is also renowned for its pilgrimage activities

2. Nagarkot Day Tour


  • Enjoy your visit to Nagarkot at (2,175 m) for sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. 
  • Marvellous views of the Himalayas surrounding the hill, including the visits to Mt Everest
  • Enjoy the ethnic lifestyle and culture of different locals residing in the region. 
  • Exploring the tribal village on foot.
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from the Nagarkot hill station.
  • Immersing yourself in the tranquil, green forest with a refreshing and therapeutic breeze.

Nagarkot Day Tour lets you explore the small yet beautiful and quaint village located in the central part of Nepal. It is mainly famous for its stunning views of the Himalayas and the great variety of butterflies. Also, the mountain views are great from here. This being said, you can see eight of the 13 Himalayan mountain ranges from this area.

Nothing matches the experience of viewing the snow-capped mountains from here in the winter months, so the best times to do so are during the winter season. If you are considering visiting the Nagarkot this winter or any time of the year, consider our one-day Nagarkot tour from Kathmandu. 

Nagarkot is a must-visit place if you are a traveler looking for a perfect holiday with peaceful hills, breathtaking sunsets, and a truly authentic experience this winter. Nagarkot normally enjoys a pleasant climate year-round, with December being a popular time to visit due to clear skies enhancing the area's natural beauty. It's a popular choice for both honeymooners and travelers.

Nagarkot Bhaktapur tour

Nagarkot is 32 kilometers away from Kathmandu, and you can get there in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by using the Araniko Highway. You can opt for budget-friendly travel options like local buses, or you'll find tourist buses leaving Kathmandu daily. For the adventurous types, some people like to trek or cycle from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.

On the other hand, if you're willing to spend more, you can take a taxi, which is the most expensive way to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu. Some famous winter activities most travelers enjoy here are Hiking, Trekking, Cycling, Nature walking, Paragliding, and Sunset and sunrise viewing. 

3. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • Enjoy breathtaking morning views of the majestic mountain peaks in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Explore the lush woods filled with magnolias and rhododendrons.
  • Get an incredible opportunity to spot rare mountain wildlife, such as the Brown Dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, butterflies, and Barking Deer.
  • The world-famous Gorkha troops hail from the charming villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk.
  • Witness a stunning sunrise and panoramic mountain vistas from Poonhill.
  • Experience the warm and welcoming hospitality in Pokhara while soaking in the area's natural beauty.
  • Marvel at views of some of the world's tallest mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli, and many more.

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek is one of the most cherished and popular short treks in Nepal. Poonhill, a vantage point, is located in the Annapurna region at 3,210 meters. This viewpoint offers stunning vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and a panoramic Himalayan sunrise and sunset.

The trail of the trek involves steep uphill and downhill sections and passes through dense forests mainly filled with rhododendrons and bamboo. It also goes through terraced farms near Gurung communities. If you are interested in this tour, try out the day Ghorepani Poonhill trek starting from Kathmandu. 

Ghorepani trek

Unlike the crowded autumn and spring seasons, the winter months of December and January are less crowded for this Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The trek covers a distance of approximately 50 kilometers from start to finish and requires about three-quarters of a day of walking. On an average day, you'll walk for around six hours.

Poon Hill is located about 117 kilometers away from Kathmandu. The most common route to get there is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Once you're in Pokhara, you can easily find buses and taxis to take you to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you'll need to trek for about five to seven hours to reach Uller and about 5 hours more to reach Ghorepani. Our Poon Hill trekking adventure begins as soon as you reach Ghorepani. 

4. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour


  • Take a direct flight from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (domestic terminal) to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar. 
  • An alternative option is the Everest helicopter tour and landing at Hotel Everest View. 
  • Pass by the region's famous landmarks like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, the base camp, glaciers, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Get up close with mountains like Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft, Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft), Choyu (8,201m/26,906ft) and Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft).
  • Thrilling experience as you land at the Hillary-Tenzing Airport, a high-altitude airstrip at the entrance to the Everest Region.
  • Visit Kala Patthar, the perfect vantage point for sunrise and sunset across Everest. 
  • You can enjoy breakfast on the terrace of one of the top high-altitude hotels while gazing at the mountains, including Everest.

Generally, most trekkers see trekking to Everest base camp as a great challenge in the winter months. But we've got you covered with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. This exciting adventure lasting for only a day allows you to witness the majestic Mount Everest and its base camp, along with stunning vistas, magical sunrises, and sunsets – without needing to trek through snowy paths. With this tour operating even in the cold months of winter, travelers get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in comfort and style. 

EBC Helicopter Tour

You may wonder why you chose to visit Everest base camp in a heli this winter. We ask, why don't as many people dream of reaching the top of the world's highest peak, but only a few can afford the physical and financial demands of that climb?

On the other hand, helicopter tours provide an excellent option for those who may not have the physical strength or time to undertake the trek. Similarly, a helicopter tour offers a fresh perspective on the stunning mountain landscape for those who have already trekked in the region.

Note:- CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal) issued a notice about a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, stating that landing at Kala Patthar is not permitted. As a result, we offer an alternative Everest helicopter tour that includes a landing at Hotel Everest View, which is equally stunning and enchanting.

5. Kathmandu City Tour


  • Explore the historical monuments around the valley recognized by UNESCO. 
  • Discover the vicinity of the famous Hindu temple and cremation site, Pashupatinath.
  • Visit the Showyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple.
  • Visit Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal. 
  • Don't miss the chance to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square's well-known historical sites and ancient temples.

Nepal experiences a very cold climate during winter, so if you do not like snow and cold, take a Kathmandu city tour this winter. Exploring the capital city of Kathmandu is a must when visiting Nepal. This city is famous for its ancient temples, historic monuments, bustling public squares, and serene monasteries. If you are interested, take a full-day, half-day, or 3-hour Kathmandu sightseeing tour of this vibrant capital. It is a common and rewarding activity in Kathmandu.

Don't forget to indulge in some delightful shopping experiences while you're in Kathmandu. Despite the recent earthquake, which caused damage to some important landmarks, the city still retains much of its charm and beauty.

Kathamndu Darbar Squre

The Kathmandu Valley is a place rich in ancient temples and myths. This is why the city is often called the "Valley of Gods and Goddesses" due to its deep-rooted cultural and religious traditions. In Kathmandu, you can find over 130 monuments and various historical, cultural, and pilgrimage sites related to Buddhism and Hinduism. Among these, the Kathmandu Valley boasts 7 out of the 10 UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites in Nepal.

These include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, as well as the Buddhist Stupas of Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. 

6. Bungee Jumping


  • Enjoy the famous and thrilling activity in Nepal.
  • Appreciate the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush valleys, and raging rivers, making it an adrenaline-pumping experience amidst stunning natural beauty.
  • The thrill of 160-metre (525-foot) freefall from the most famous bungee jumping spot in the world, i.e., the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.
  • No long-hour dives to the bungee jumping locations as most of them are located a few hours from the capital city, Kathmandu.

Bungee jumping activities are the most thrilling activity that Nepal offers. And the good news is that you can now try out this activity even in the winter months, as most of the bungee jumping companies typically remain open through the winter. In fact, in winter, you might even find lower prices for jumps. The only situation in which winter bungee jumping may be restricted is when weather conditions pose a safety risk. For example, jumping in snowy and icy conditions is often not allowed. However, most bungee jumping locations in Nepal are not situated in areas prone to snow and ice, so you can usually enjoy the activity without such concerns.

Nepal's first bungee jumping experience is a one-of-a-kind adventure, and it's conveniently just a three-hour drive from Kathmandu. You'll jump from a bridge and freefall 160 meters toward the Bhote Kosi River, only to be safely pulled back just moments before you touch the water. This exhilarating activity has attracted thrill-seekers worldwide to Nepal, offering them the heart-pounding excitement of taking a daring jump off a suspension bridge over a deep river canyon. If you have the courage, this is the ultimate thrill that few other activities can compare to in winter or any other time of the year.

7. Paragliding

  • Enjoy the amazing views of the snow-capped mountain as you paraglide from places like Pokhara, Dharan, Godavari, and Kathmandu. 
  • The crisp winter air provides excellent thermals for longer and more exhilarating flights.
  • Enjoy your flight over to Pokhara, where you will see the serene beauty of Fewa Lake and lush valleys. 
  • With fewer tourists in the winter, you'll experience a quieter and more peaceful paragliding adventure.

Paragliding adventures in Nepal during the winter season offer a unique experience that can't be compared to any other. The breathtaking natural beauty you appreciate during the summer and other seasons transforms into a stunning winter wonderland blanketed in snow. This being said. During the winter season, you can experience the excitement of paragliding over stunning landscapes, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys that are unlike any other place on Earth.

Hot air ballon

In winter or any other month, there is nothing quite like the excitement of soaring high in the sky, almost like a bird. While you might go paragliding again in the future, you'll never encounter these extraordinary vistas anywhere else except in the winter months. 

You can fly with highly skilled pilots, either on your own or with an instructor, and benefit from their local expertise, whether you're into cross-country flights or acrobatics. They are ready to assist you whether there is a winter or any other season in Nepal. Some of the best places to experience paragliding in Nepal in winter are Kot Danda, Pokhara, Chapakharka, Phulchowki, Godavari, and Bandipur

8. Pokhara City Tour


  • Enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot hilltop over the Annapurna ranges. 
  • Take a boat ride on the peaceful Phewa Lake or Begnas Lake, surrounded by mountains, vistas, and greenery.
  • Visit the famous temple Barahi Temple, located on the Phewa Lake island. 
  • Explore World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist monument site representing non-violence and peace.
  • Visit a dramatic waterfall at Davis Falls
  • Visit Mahendra Cave, one of the famous caves in Nepal. 
  • Enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara Valley with its restaurants, live music performances, and bars.
  • Enjoy the New Year in Pokhara.

Pokhara is a city of tourism and one of the most visited places in Nepal. Often called the tourist hub during your visit, even in winter months, you will see many tourists touring the valley, walking in the streets even more than in Kathmandu. The New Year and New Year's Eve festival is one of the most popular festivals in Nepal, and it generally falls in Nepal's winter season.

The celebrations in this city are bigger than anywhere else in Nepal. And the fun thing is that this celebration lasts a couple of days beyond just the night of the 31st. One highlight of Pokhara hosting different celebrations is the Lakeside Street Festival, a three-day extravaganza filled with food, drinks, dancing, and Nepal's largest New Year's party. You can also savor a delightful dinner gala and live music at several restaurants in Pokhara. 

In addition, Pokhara is an all-time cherished destination for travelers and an excellent choice for exploring Nepal in the winter. You can go boating and relax on the serene lakes of Pokhara, such as Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas, all while taking in the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna. Simply don't miss the chance to visit different attractions of the valley, like Davis Fall or the World Peace Pagoda. You can also explore Hindu religion and culture by visiting temples like Barahi Mandir and Bindabasini. Be sure to include Pokhara in your winter travel plans to Nepal this winter. For detailed information, go through our Pokhara Valley tour, which is 4 days here. 

9. Everest Mountain Flight 

  • Enjoy a luxurious flight in the sky with countless possibilities.
  • Take in the beautiful mountain scenery from the flight, lasting for approximately one hour.
  • Every passenger on board is guaranteed to have a window seat to enjoy the surroundings. 
  • Experience the breathtaking vistas of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Marvel at the picturesque landscapes of the entire Everest region's mountains.
  • Get up close to towering peaks like Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam, and many others.

Mt Everest is the most famous attraction in Nepal and around the world. This being said, people spend thousands of money in Nepal just to get the one sight of Mt Everest. Along the Everest base camp trek and Everest helicopter tours, one such popular tour in Nepal that lets you enjoy the stunning aerial views of Mt Everest and other peaks is the Everest Mountain Flight.

Mountain Flight

The best part about this flight is that there is no worry of a flight being canceled, and it is way much cheaper than the Everest helicopter tour or Everest base camp trek. This tour can be an alternative option for travelers in winter or any other month who want to see Everest but do not have enough time and budget for it. 

Many people from Nepal and other countries take a Mountain Flight to experience a breathtaking aerial tour over the Khumbu region. This flight offers stunning views of several snowy mountains, including the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, as well as Cho-Oyu, Gauri Shankar, Numbur, Karyolung, and more.

During the flight, knowledgeable flight attendants will provide information about the various mountain ranges, ensuring you don't miss any important details. You'll also receive a map to help you understand the geographical locations of these majestic mountains.

This Everest mountain flight operates throughout the year and even during the harsh winter months. In fact, this flight is more magical in winter with its white, snowy paths and mountains in the region. 

10. Jungle Safari


  • Discover the beauty of Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park in winter with a jungle safari.
  • Take on an exciting jungle safari, including other jungle activities in Nepal, like a jeep or Elephant safari.
  • Look for one-horned Asian rhinoceros, and if you are lucky enough, you might even spot the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger.
  • Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the Tharu villages and explore the way of life of the people residing there. 
  • Don't miss the captivating Tharu Cultural show and the energetic Tharu Stick Dance performance.
  • Experience a serene canoe ride and visit the Elephant Breeding Center.
  • Catch a breathtaking sunset from the riverside viewpoint as the sun dips below the horizon.
  • Take a jungle walk and enjoy bird watching within the enchanting Chitwan National Park.

Winter is finally arriving in Nepal, and it's the best time to venture and explore the wild again in the lower lands. Like us, if you are a wildlife enthusiast, you cannot miss out on jungle safaris and visit top national parks in Nepal in winter. Most people have a weird idea here about jungle safaris as they think the best time for doing so is either in summer or in other months except winter.

To your surprise, winter is actually the best time when the jungle safaris offer the best of the experience. If you are interested here, we provide 3-night, 4-day Bardiya Safari Trips and a Chitwan Luxury Safari Tour - 3 Nights, 4 Days in Nepal. 

As the temperature drops, the exotic wildlife in both Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park emerge from their hidden spots. The winter season also welcomes migratory birds from distant places. In short, you can now enjoy the captivating natural spectacle even in the harsh cold months. This tour of the jungle via the jungle safari is a fantastic experience. 

There are normally two ways to do a jungle safari, i.e., by jeep or by an elephant. If you prefer to ride on an elephant and get up close with wildlife, that's an option. On the other hand, if you'd rather explore the jungle from the comfort of a jeep, a Jeep safari is also an excellent choice. 

11. Helambu trek


  • Enjoy a short scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (the starting point of the trek).
  • Short and easily accessible route from Kathmandu to Helambu.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the mountain, lush green valleys, and chain of mountains.
  • Explore the ancient village of Tarke Gyang, also known as Helambu, which is known for its rich history and charm.
  • Trek along a less-traveled and serene path, away from the bustling crowds.
  • Visit Melamchi Gaon, a picturesque Sherpa village embraced by lush rhododendron forests and dotted with Buddhist monasteries.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa and Tamang communities as you immerse yourself in their culture.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking, up-close vistas of the Himalayas near the Tibetan border.

The Helambu trek is a low-altitude trek that is close to Kathmandu. The trek, lasting for only around a week, is a beautiful trek that is surprisingly free of crowds even during the most popular time of the months or winter months. The trek takes you past some beautiful forests and various local villages en route. You also visit the homes of the Sherpa, Brahmins, and Tamang people of Nepal. 

In Helambu, the Sherpas have their unique language and customs, which set them apart from the Sherpas in the Everest region. The mountains around us offer various landscapes and the chance to encounter diverse people. We can enjoy stunning views of several mountain ranges from lower elevations, including Langtang, Annapurna, Manaslu, and, on clear days, even the mighty Everest.

If you are not up for long and extensive hikes around the Everest or Annapurna regions in winter, then this trek is the one for you. This trek is an ideal introduction to the low-altitude trek in winter in a short span. The Helambu Trek, located northeast of Kathmandu Valley, is convenient and unspoiled in the Langtang Region, close to the city. Its main attractions are its peaceful trails, stunning mountain views, friendly locals, and great weather.

This trek also connects to the popular Langtang Gosaikunda trail, providing a week-long adventure that combines breathtaking Langtang Himalayan vistas with a glimpse into the unique Hyolmo culture.

12. Everest View Trek


  • Enjoy the long flight to Lukla from Kathmandu( the most dangerous airport in the world).
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes, valleys, and rivers of the Everest region.
  • Enjoy a day at Namche Bazaar, the famous marketplace and the capital of Sherpas.
  • Explore the Everest viewpoint and enjoy the views of Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. 
  • Trek to Tengboche and enjoy the surrounding vistas.
  • A stop at Everest Hotel View, the hotel located at a very high elevation just in front of Everest.
  • Explore the special plants and animals found in the Himalayas near Namche, Phakding, and Manjo.

Trekking to the high altitude area in the Himalayas is always challenging but not impossible. As you ascend from Lukla, there is a greater chance that the trail will be blocked because of snowfall during winter months. If this is your case, we offer you an alternative to the base camp trek in winter. Everest View Trek.

This is an excellent choice for trekkers who want to enjoy Everest and mountain visits up close without having to trek all the way to the base camp in winter. Everest Panorama Trek is another name given to this famous Everest View Trek. The mountain range in Nepal's Khumbu Himalaya is known for its stunning views of Mount Everest (8,848 meters) and its tallest peaks. The best part is that even if you take this trek in the winter seasons, you do not need to prepare extensively, as it can be completed even with minimal physical fitness requirements.

Everest View Trek

In winter, the Everest View Trek is a great hike suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It lets you explore the stunning Khumbu region, with its varied landscapes, Sherpa villages, and their way of life. During winter, you can enjoy fantastic viewpoints in the Khumbu region, offering breathtaking Himalayan peaks like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. In the winter months, the temperatures around the Everest View Trek can drop to as low as -5 degrees Celsius and rarely go above 6 to 10 degrees Celsius, making it quite chilly.

13. Take a Lumbini Circuit Tour


  • Take this remarkable 8-day tour around the Lord Buddha's birthplace in Nepal in winter. 
  • It is a great place to learn about Buddhism
  • Exploring Sacred Places for Buddhist Believers from Around the World
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and marvel at monasteries built by various countries. 
  • Connect with the deep teachings of Buddhism, embracing its wisdom.
  •  Gain insight into the life of Buddha by visiting Kapilvastu, where he spent his initial 29 years. 
  • This meaningful journey will purify your soul and bring you closer to a harmonious world.
  • Easy tour is suitable for all travelers of all ages in winter. 

Lumbini is a very famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. If you prefer more cultural tours this winter, visit Lumbi with a 7-night, 8-day Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour. 

Lumbini is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal's Rupandehi district in the Lumbini Zone. Lord Buddha, often referred to as the "Light of Asia," was born in this sacred place. We suggest travelers explore Lumbini during the winter season in Nepal, as it's a significant destination filled with rich history and cultural traditions.

A short or even a long visit to Lumbini visit to Lumbini is a fantastic chance to see and learn about historically and culturally important scriptures, buildings, and temples. Some notable attractions include the Ashoka Pillar, built by the famous Indian Emperor Ashoka, the Maya Devi Temple, the picturesque Lumbini Garden, and more.

Similarly, during your time here, You can also explore the beautiful monasteries built by various countries like India, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Japan, France, South Korea, Germany, and many others. 

14. Langtang Valley Trek


  • Take an exciting drive to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa- the starting point of the trek. 
  • Trek in the Langtang region via the valley formed by the glaciers.
  • Great opportunity to learn about the Tamang and Sherpa customs, cultures, and traditions of the region.
  • Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the valleys, mountains, glaciers, rivers, and forests.
  • Many endangered animals live there, such as the Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Himalayan Monal.
  • In the ancient Kyanjin Gompa village, you can explore monasteries, stupas, and Buddhist relics.
  • For breathtaking mountain, valley, and glacier views, visit the well-known viewpoint, Tserko Ri.

The Langtang region experiences different weather conditions, i.e., Autumn, Spring, Monsoon, and Winter. But, the best time for this trek is the Autumn and Spring. If you are planning a week-long relaxing trek close to Kathmandu this winter, why not choose the Langtang Valley trek

The Langtang region experiences the same weather conditions as the country as a whole, i.e., autumn, spring, summer/monsoon, and winter. Among the best times are autumn and springtime, but this short trek can even be done during the winter season. In winter, the experience is more enchanting as you get to explore the snow-blanketed Langtang valley under the clear, deep, cloudless blue skies.

The hikers do not so prefer the winter season, so the trail of this trek is less crowded with every few trekkers en route. However, the winter trek to the Langtang Valley is a better option for travelers who want to explore the region, hike in peace, and click pictures in privacy.

The weather in the valley during these months is stable with comfortable temperatures. Trekkers on this trek can enjoy hiking on the dry trails during warm, sunny days. Still, expect it to be a bit colder at night and in the mornings. 

15. Go for a Food Adventure


  • Enjoy the diverse culinary journey with traditional delights like Nepali Thali and Newari Khaja set.
  • Try out the popular momo and other street foods like chat, chatmate, and laughing.
  • Enjoy the vibrant flavors as you visit three main cities: Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. 
  • Enjoy the flavors of Nepal's festivals in numerous restaurants and hotels.
  • Savour the authentic and mouth-watering Nepali cuisine.

Winter holds a special charm in Nepal, whose beauty is often best experienced through the delicious seasonal foods found throughout the country. If you're a food enthusiast looking for the ultimate Nepali culinary experience, winter is the ideal season to discover the nation's finest cuisine.

Cultural Dinner in Kathmandu

Even though the warm climate in the surroundings has been replaced with cold weather, it doesn't signal the end of delightful foodie adventures. If you love trying out Nepali cuisine when you are in Nepal, then go for a Food Adventure here. 

During the festive season, you can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes. Even if you're far from your family in Nepal, you can still celebrate and savor the country's traditional and authentic cuisine.Nepal offers some of the most genuine and traditional dishes that are truly delightful. You must try the Nepali Thali and Newari Khaja set, which has earned the love of many foreigners.

If you're looking for something quick and tasty, don't miss out on momo (dumplings) and street foods like Chaat, Chatpate, and Laphing. And if you want to experience the flavors of the festival, you can visit numerous restaurants and hotels that cater to your festive food cravings.

16. Tour Thamel at Night


  • Explore Thamel's lively nightlife scene with a variety of nightclubs and bars.
  • Enjoy a range of options from cozy night bars to upscale clubs to suit your preferences.
  • Visit well-known nightclubs like Lord of the Drinks, Purple Hedge, Ibiza Lounge, and Senate Club.
  • Thamel is considered safe at night, ensuring a worry-free nightlife experience.

Thamel is the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and also the place boasting great numbers of shops, clubs, pubs, and restaurants. The nightlife here is amazing. In fact, this is where most people stay awake and enjoy the nightlife while the rest of the country sleeps. 

Decorated with street lights or shop lights, Thamel looks extremely beautiful with fewer crowds on the roads and more fun in restaurants, bars, and pubs. The Thamel Tour at night in winter is extremely fun with all the cold, all the dancing in the clubs, all the street lights, local cuisine to try out, and many more. Everything you do here is just a great experience to add to your memories, no matter if you just explore the Thamel streets or just stay in the bars and clubs. 

Thamel's nightclubs offer a great experience with higher standards than dance bars. Whether you prefer cozy night bars or upscale clubs, Thamel has various choices. Some popular nightclubs in Thamel include Lord of the Drinks, Purple Hedge, Ibiza Lounge, and Senate Club.

Thamel has become more open-minded, and even at night, you can enjoy a safe and pleasant experience if you choose a reputable place. If you plan to go clubbing in Thamel, it's a good idea to check online sources and read reviews to find the best nightclubs that suit your preferences.

17. Skiing and Snowboarding


  • Enjoy the thrill of skiing and snowboarding in Nepal's pristine snow-covered slopes and stunning vistas. 
  • Nepal offers a range of terrains suitable for beginners, advanced skiers, and snowboarders."
  • Combine your skiing and snowboarding adventure with your surroundings, visit traditional mountain villages and monasteries, and discover the rich culture of the Himalayan people.
  • Enjoy the serenity and privacy of Nepal's ski and snowboard trails.
  • Create unforgettable memories as you ski and snowboard on the slopes of Nepal.

Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country blessed with some of the amazing world's iconic peaks. Yet Skiing and snowboarding are some of the less explored activities in Nepal. If you are an experienced skier and snowboarder, then you can try out this activity even from high-altitude places like the Everest Base, Kanchenjunga Base, Lhotse Base, Jugal Base, and many more. Similarly, you can also try out our Mera Peak Climbing and Ski Back To Mera Base Camp if you love peak climbing and Skiing in Nepal. 

Recently, there has been progress in exploring new, previously uncharted areas in the past few years. While Nepal's mountains don't have many designated ski runs or paths for activities like snow skiing or snowboarding, they provide a unique adventure opportunity - off-piste Skiing and snowboarding. This is an exciting yet risky way to experience Nepal's abundant snow and mountains.

High-end Ski and snowboarding trips are very popular choices to try out in Nepal. Especially in winter, both skiing and snowboarding get much attention from travelers. Some famous places for skiing and snowboarding in Nepal are Everest Region, Dolpo, Annapurna region, Humla, and many more. If you want to enjoy the thrill of snowboarding and skiing in Nepal, do not miss the first snowfall visit to Kalinchowk, Dolakha district. 

18. Visit Mustang


  • Explore the history of Lo Manthang after visiting the king's palace.
  • Enjoy rain-free walks, thanks to the region's rain shadow location.
  • Experience a spiritual journey with Gompas, chortens, prayer flags, and caves.
  • Discover the Tibetan influence on the daily life and culture of the locals.
  • Marvel at stunning views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other mountain ranges.
  • Immerse yourself in the Tibetan-like spirituality of the people and monks with their prayer flags.
  • Witness the daily life and culture of locals living in a Tibetan-like manner.

Mustang's popularity has increased for the past few years, all thanks to its isolated beauty that remained hidden for many years. This place has become a dream, destined for the traveller, and the most visited place this winter. Travellers were prohibited from entering the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang until 1922. The places were made accessible to tours without incurring some special permit. Most people avoid the winter season for trekking in this region due to some difficulties.

It would be untrue to say you will ever encounter any difficulties on the route because you may have difficulty finding accommodations and may have to face some harsh weather conditions and difficulties. Although the climate and the temperature seem cold during winter, the scenic beauty of the Mustang region does not fade away. As a matter of fact, your time in Mustang will be the most beautiful as ever, all due to its snow and tall peaks covered in snow. 

Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang is a unique region with deserts, ancient rock caves, arid landscapes, cliffs, and a captivating Buddhist culture. You can explore remarkable places like the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang, Jomsom, Muktinath Temple, and many villages. Lo Manthang, the former capital of Upper Mustang, is a quaint town with about 150 houses, a palace, and a 200-year-old monastery.

Situated near the Annapurna Circuit, Upper Mustang is a dry valley in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. It's rich in historical and religious sites, and its geography sets it apart from other Nepalese regions, resembling Tibetan culture due to its location on the Tibetan Plateau.

19. Hot Air Ballooning In Pokhara 


  • Soar high above Pokhara's stunning scenery in a cozy hot air balloon with skilled pilots. 
  • Choose between morning and evening flights, and enjoy complimentary transportation. 
  • Before takeoff, you'll receive a pre-flight briefing. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and witness Pokhara Valley's natural beauty.
  • Option of booking for groups or privately. 
  • Grab memorable souvenirs, and you can conveniently book your adventure online.

Pokhara, nestled in the stunning Himalayan country of Nepal, attracts visitors worldwide with its natural beauty and peace. While this city has various attractions on the ground, the aerial viewpoint truly sets it apart this winter. A hot-air balloon ride is one of the mesmerizing ways to explore Pokhara's breathtaking landscapes.

Slowly ascending into the sky, you leave behind earthly worries and enter a world of awe-inspiring beauty as the sun rises over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, casting a golden glow. Below, the pristine Phewa Lake reflects the ever-changing sky, creating a dreamy scene that's simply breathtaking.

Hot Air Balloon was introduced in Pokhara on November 17, 2018, and has quickly become a popular adventure sport in the area, mostly in winter. This activity allows tourists to soar like birds in a small basket attached to the balloon and take in breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, including Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and more.

Additionally, Hot Air Balloon rides in Pokhara offer a fantastic way to explore the region's scenic beauty, with stunning views of the Pokhara valley, including lakes, lush mountains, rivers, villages, and farmland. If you're in Nepal or planning a visit this winter, don't miss out on the exciting and unforgettable experience of Hot Air Ballooning in Pokhara.

20. Visit Chisapani nagarkot


  • Take a short trek in Nepal starting from Sundarijal, a popular rest stop. 
  • Journey through the lush landscapes of Shivapuri National Park and catch stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu at Chispani.
  • Pass terraced fields, local villages, and natural beauty on your way to Nagarkot. 
  • From Nagarkot, enjoy breathtaking vistas of eight out of Nepal's thirteen Himalayan ranges, witness one of the country's most remarkable sunrises, and then hike down to the historic town of Bhaktapur.

This trek is definitely for the trekkers who are more into the winter short treks. And the best part is you do not need to be an experienced hiker to complete this short trek in winter. The Chisapani to Nagarkot hike is a perfect year-round getaway from the busy life of Kathmandu. Whether you're a tourist visiting or a resident of Kathmandu, it's a great way to relax your body and mind in winter.


To start the journey, you'll take a 2-hour drive to Sundarijal. From there, it's a 4-5 hour walk to Chisapani in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. This trail guides you through shady forests and past bubbling springs. It's no wonder that this area is a popular spot for city dwellers looking to connect with nature. From Chisapani, you can catch a glimpse of the stunning Himalayan range.

The second day of the hike leads you through more forests until you reach the hill station town of Nagarkot, approximately 7 hours away. Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, making it another great escape from city life. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the memorable sunsets and sunrises in Nagarkot, even if you feel tired from the previous day's hike.

Dipak Pande

Dipak Pande

Dipak starts to step up from potter, guide, and trekking leader to the company owner. Sometimes he share his experience with others as well as wrote in local travel news. Most of time he spend his time on mountain and his company.