Trekking In Nepal In Winter 2023

  • Updated on Dec 23, 2022
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is always a wonderful journey for adventure seekers, whether it's their first time or they've done it many times before. The Himalayan country has a unique aura that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Nepal has four seasons, but we're talking about the Winter Treks in Nepal, which are a surprise to many people. Winter is an excellent time to visit Nepal for short hikes at lower elevations. There will be less rain, but the temperatures will drop to the point where thick clothes and gear are required.

For those who like to trek in less of a crowd, trekking in Nepal in the winter is a fantastic option; most trekking trails will have less visitors and clean, pleasant teahouses. The winter months of December, January, and February in Nepal will have bright sky. For high altitude treks like the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp, the beginning of December is still ideal, but from December 20 on, it is not a good idea to walk at higher altitude. Many trekking agencies travel for commercial purposes, but they rarely disclose the circumstances clearly enough to prevent mishaps and casualties. For optional plans during the winter months, Rugged Trails Nepal makes full notice of them and offers suggestions.We don't only think about business; we think about our ground crew, who have to cope with all kinds of scenarios, and without them, nothing is possible.

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Trekking In Nepal In Winter 2023

Well, Spring and Autumn are commonly the nicest time to trek in Nepal Himalayas but still there some treks which are doable during the winter season too.  When it's heavy snowfall even the suggested below treks are not possible for some days where we need to walk through some small passes. If the weather conditions don't look helpful our guide will change the trek plans and don't listen forcing words from the customers which normally happens by some customers. Rugged Trails Nepal gives full authority to guides for this kind of unstable situation which is helpful and we didn't have any bad experince. 

Everest View Winter Trekking

  • No. of Days: 5 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,880m 12,729 Ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Lukla.
  • Everest View Trek Price: USD 899 +
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans

5 Days short Everest Panorama Trek is a shorter version of Everest Trek up to Namche Bazaar from Kathmandu. Tengboche is additional on the trek which needs another 2 extra days and during the heavy snowfall, it's not easy to walk after Kyangjuma. The Everest View hotel and also from the Namche Bazaar top we can see the Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks clearly. This short 5 days Everest view trek is an all-time favorite for those people who don't have enough time in Nepal and want to see Mt Everest. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Winter Trek

  • No. of days: Minimum 2 to 3 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,210 M - 10,531 Ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Price: USD 295 +
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tribes: Gurung, Magar, and Mixed

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region and Rugged Trails Nepal most selling treks in Annapurna from Pokhara. The highest point Poonhill is at 3210 M with the magnificent views of Annapurna Ranges, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other peaks. Trekking in Ghorepani doesn't have any risk of flights, weather and an easy trek from Pokhara passing through small local villages, forest. During the heavy snowfall, the circuit part to Tadapani from Ghorepani is not possible. 

Muldai Khopra Danda Winter Trek.

  • No. of Days:  6-7 days
  • Maximum Elevation: (3,640 M)
  • Muldai Khopra Danda Trek Price: USD 295 + 
  • Muldai Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Starting Point: Pokhara - Ghandruk.
  • Trek Style: Teahouses, and Lodges.
  • Tribes: Gurung and Mixed.

Muldai Viewpoint Khopra Trek is another short Trek in Annapurna Region which is perfect during the winter who wants to enjoy the closer view of snowy Himalayas. The Khayer Lake from Khopra Danda is not possible because it takes almost a whole day from Khopra Danda and also it's icy and slippery. Muldai is another beautiful viewpoint on this trek besides of Khopra Danda. For this trek, we need to confirm before with the community lodges in Mid Winter. 

Kathmandu Valley Winter Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Sundarijal.
  • No. Days Required: 3 To 6 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 2,200 M - 7,217 Ft
  • Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek price: USD 325 +
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy 
  • Trek Style: Guest House, Hotels.
  • Tribes: Mixed

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is ideally a great choice to trek in the winter from Kathmandu. We don't need to worry about the heavy snowfall and the trek is around Kathmandu valley. The interesting part of this trek we can make it for 2 days to 5 days, and most of the hotels have heating which is another good thing about this trek.  At some point, we can use luxury hotels such as in Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel if you want to skip the normal local lodges. 

Winter Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Pokhara.
  • No. Days Required: 1 To 3 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 1,680 M - 5,511 Ft
  • Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Price: USD 275 - 385
  • Trek style: Lodges, Hotels.
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Tribes: Gurung and Mixed.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is another short and beautiful trek from Pokhara with the beautiful scenery from a lower elevation. Dhampus village is the largest Gurung village in this area and still, we can see the typical mountain lifestyle. Short Dhampus Trek is perfect for all kinds of travelers all around the year. The view from Sarangkot is magnificent such as Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Ranges are the major highlights of the trek. The Trek will end at Pokhara which is a beautiful lakes city in Nepal. 

Winter Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Pokhara.
  • No. Days Required: 3 to 5 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,580 M - 11745 Ft
  • Mardi Himal Trekking Price: USD 355 +
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy
  • Style of Trek: Tea Houses, Lodges
  • Tribes: Gurung and Mixed.

Mardi High Camp Trek could be another best short winter trek in Annapurna Region. Generally the Mardi Viewpoint and Base is the point of the trek but the views from Badal Danda and Mardi High Camp are incredible. The trail from High Camp to Viewpoint and Base Camp is not possible when there is snow but it's still worth to see the mountains and beautiful landscapes from High Camp and Badal Danda. 

Kalinchwok Drive Winter Tour

  • No of Days: 2 To 3 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,800 M 12,467 Ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Charikot.
  • Kalinchwok Trekking Price: USD 495 - 855
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style of Trip: Jeep Drive. (Guest House)
  • Tribes: Thami and Mixed.

Kalinchwok is another great spot in Nepal, trekking might not be that exciting but if you want to play with snow and to see the Panoramic mountain views than it a great choice. Kalinchwok is a popular snow destination in Nepal for Nepalese people and others who don't want to trek but want to enjoy the snowy hills and mountains. We can reach Kalinchwok in one day from Kathmandu by a Jeep drive or by local sharing buses. At Kalinchowk there is a cable car which is another glimpse to see the mountain and the beautiful landscapes. 

Khumai Danda Winter Trek

  • Khumai Danda Trek starting Point: Pokhara
  • Duration of Trek: 4-5 Days
  • Khumai (Hill) Danda Elevation: (3,000 M) 9,843 Ft
  • Khumai Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 395
  • Khumai Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation fees & TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: Lodges, and Tea Houses. 
  • To Book this trek: Short Khumai Danda Winter Trek

Compared to other treks, the Khumai Danda or Khumai Hill trip is less popular. This trek's route begins in Baglung District and travels through a number of picturesque towns and terraces before coming to a finish at Kumai Village. The routes here are less popular yet provide beautiful hilltop views of the Himalayan mountains, including Annapurna, Fishtail, and many more. A brief section of the Great Machhapuchhre Trail (GMT), Kumai Danda winter Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region from Pokhara. For all the dreamers who wish to travel to a new location in Nepal, the Short Khumai Danda perspective trek is the perfect choice.


Short Kori Danda Winter Trek

  • Kori Danda Trek starting Point: Pokhara - Sikles
  • Duration of Trek: 4-6 Days
  • Kori Danda Elevation: 3,800 M (12,467 ft)
  • Kori Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 495
  • Kori Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation fees & TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: Lodges, and Tea Houses. 
  • To Book this trek: Short Kori Danda winter Trek

In Nepal's Annapurna Region, a viewpoint called Kori Danda has just been discovered. Since Kori Danda is located in Nepal's Annapurna Region, you will be surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains. The Annapurna mountain itself is a well-known hiking route destination worldwide. Whatever your reason for visiting Nepal, trekking is the greatest way to see and understand the country. Although it was already the most well-liked trip in Nepal, Nepali travel agencies portray it as a recently found trek on this globe. Sikles was one of the few hiking routes that existed in the 1970s and 1980s, along with Ghorepani Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp, and Annapurna Circuit.