Trekking in Nepal in winter is possible and can be your best travel experience ever if you prepare well in a smart way. There is a big difference in trekking hard and smart. Hard refers to taking much more physical challenges without much preparation, while smart refers enjoying more while visiting and exploring the same place avoiding unforeseen physical and natural contingencies in planned manner.
Winter trekking season in Nepal falls between the chilling times from early December to early February days. The temperature at higher altitudes usually remains below 00C at night and days are warmer with clear skies.
From this piece of information, we should know that packing extra layers of warm clothes, inners is necessary, from socks to gloves, head wear to footwear and sleep wear like sleeping bags should be of that type that keeps us extra warm. Feel the heater wearing warm sweater while trekking in Nepal in winter.
The days are shorter with longer nights.
Shorter days are not a favorable thing for trekking enthusiasts. It means sun sets sooner and need to end the day’s trek pretty soon. The way to counter this is to start a day about an hour earlier. Mostly the walking time while trekking in Nepal is between 4 to 6 hours. So, if you start trekking activity before 10 am, you can easily reach the overnight staying teahouse before 5pm. plenty of time to rejuvenate for upcoming day’s walking and trekking adventure.
There are hundreds of trekking trails around foothills of Nepal Himalayas. Choose wisely.
Probably you should wait few months until autumn season if you are looking for high altitude treks like Everest high passes and Kanchenjunga Base camp trek. And choose the mid altitude or lower altitude treks during winter like Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Trek and Everest view. In the similar way, the topographical variation of Nepal is so much diverse that there is always something for someone every time. Choose from Upper mustang trek, or Jomsom Muktinath Trek or other similar ones that will make your trek in Nepal the best ever experience.
Celebrate your Christmas and New Year holidays like never before.
Most of the people travel during winter to celebrate holidays at home with their families. But you can celebrate your Christmas and New Year holidays this year like never before. Visit Nepal with your family instead and get to know the Nepali flavor of celebrating these festivals. With happening music, DJs, decorated shopping malls, restaurants and hotels; there is nothing best other than enjoying the eve night with your loved ones after completion of delightful Nepal trekking adventures.
Therefore, these are few of the top tips that you must consider while trekking in Nepal in winter season. Have you ever been to Nepal in winter before? Please share your travel experiences with us. We love to hear from you.