Nepal Winter Trek/Tour
Overview of Nepal Winter Trek/Tour
Nepal winter trek and tour is designed for travelers here in the cold and wintertime. As we know, Nepal is best known for the world’s greatest mountain range. Nepal boasts eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest – the world’s tallest peak. Above the Himalayan trekking has been operating the best treks in Nepal, offering an astonishing diversity of trekking and sightseeing attractions full of adventure opportunities.
If you are looking for isolation and an unbelievable outlook, the winter season in Nepal is a great time to trek. You can utilize your winter Leisure time to explore Nepal and take benefit from your life experience during Winter Holiday. Nepal winter treks are very beautiful with extremely diverse climatic conditions found in the North and the South of the country. One can truly appreciate the natural beauty in Nepal during the winter season trekking.
Best Winter Treks of Nepal
The most popular Nepal winter treks like Ghandruk Trek, Ghorepani trek, Namche Bazaar Trek, Everest easy Trek, the Annapurna Base camp trek, etc are done at this time of the year. The advantage of winter trekking is you will find the trekking trails and villages with fewer trekkers and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas in solitude. And there would be low season airfare, off-season hotel, transportation rates, and other many causes; travelers can have quality services and facilities at a low cost during this trek. You will experience the hospitality of the local people spending your winter holidays in Nepal.
As we know, Nepal has diverse climatic conditions so you can select the winter vacation destinations in Nepal to enjoy the hill and snowy climatic treks. During the Nepal winter treks, there is usually snowfall only at the higher elevations, but brick winds and colder temperatures generally confine trekking to lower elevations. You can enjoy snow-capped breathtaking panoramic long-range mountain views of the Himalayas during the winter trekking in Nepal. Kathmandu (Temple City in the World), Pokhara the natural wonder of Nepal.
Poon hill hot spring trek
Poonhill Hot Spring Trek is comparatively an easy walk that winds around Gurung villages. This is the bet Nepal winter trek, This Nepal winter treks goes via dense Rhododendron forest and also offers one of the best Himalayan viewpoints from trekking trails. Annapurna Poonhill Hot Spring trekking is organized in the village of Ghorepani and Tatopani which are famous for the stunning closest view of snowcapped peaks. Tatopani offers you a relaxing and amusing time bathing in natural hot spring water. Ghorepani hot spring trek presents Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli, and other famous mountains amazingly. The best time to visit hot spring trekking is between the autumn and spring seasons when rows of the Himalayan Mountain peaks are covered by a blanket of impeccable white snow.
Poonhill hot spring Nepal winter treks begin at Naya pool which is about one hour drive from beautiful Pokhara or a flight from Kathmandu. The Annapurna hot spring trekking continues from Nayapul and climbs towards Tikhedunga. We have a gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields to the extremely beautiful and friendly village of Ghorepani. This village presents hospitality you’ll never forget. Very friendly ethnic group’s people with traditional lifestyles and customs are certainly going to breakthrough your heart. The Poonhill trek passes through the beautiful Gurung village’s outstanding landscape and variety of flora and fauna. You can study the Gurung culture, tradition, and living style.
Itinerary of Nepal Winter Trek/Tour
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for your Nepal winter trek. Meet us at our office and we will have a short briefing over the trip and meet with the guise also. We will finalize the paperwork permit for your trip and make a final check of your gear.
Day 02: Fully day city Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
Have a nice and warm breakfast at the Hotel restaurant, and proceed on Kathmandu guided city tour o your Nepal winter trek. We visit the best of Kathmandu, including Pashupatinath, a center for the Hindus, Bouddhanath, the Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage center, and Soyambhunath (locally known as the monkey temple). If you have a couple of hours have a leisurely stroll around the streets of Thamel.
Day 03: Drive or flight to Pokhara
Get on a domestic flight for a 25-minute to Pokhara with magnificent views of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range and Langtang Himalayan range. Or you can drive by tourist coach via scenic Prithvi highway for about 6-7 hour drive. The town of Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu and is the starting point of your trek. You can enjoy the boating trip in Phewa lake in the evening and also have the pleasure view of the sunset over a Himalayan range of Annapurna and Fishtail.
Day 04: Pokhara drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
One hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul to start your Nepal winter trek and walk through the lush, green Modi river valley. We will show our Trekking permit and TIMS card in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Office. It will take some 4 hrs to reach Hile 1527m. The Nepal winter trek trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall. You will follow the bank of Bhurungdi Khola (river) until Tikhedhunga. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 05: Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani
Today on your Nepal winter trek we will walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest. The villages we will encounter on way are charming and special in their own unique way. After a few hours of the long hard climb with several breaks, we will reach Ulleri Village. After lunch, we go through dense oak and Rhododendron forest to Nangethati, and another 1.3o minute walk from here will bring us to Ghorepani. overnight at a local guest house.
Day 06: Ghorepani trek to Tatopani
Early in the morning on Nepal winter trek , we will climb Poon hill (3,210m) to watch the out-of-this-world view of the sun rising over the majestic Himalayas. From Poonhill, as the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants – Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with the jagged edge of other peaks – gradually reveal their grandeur.
You will have breakfast and then start to walk down to Shika. The Nepal winter trek continues through pine and rhododendron forests and along the tiny village of Tadapani. After lunch in the village, we trek for 4 hours to reach Jhinu Danda Hot Springs. In Tatopani (Hot Spring) there are natural hot water springs and a pool and shower made for bathing- time for a “Scrub-up”.
Day 07: Tatopani enjoy at natural hot spring at the morning again and drive to Pokhara
Morning you can also enjoy the natural hot spring pools have breakfast and late morning you can drive to Pokhara from here by local Bus/Jeep on our Nepal winter trek. After arrival in Pokhara transfer to your hotel and You can utilize your afternoon by doing some family shopping. Enjoy the evening boating or hanging around the lakeside.
Day 08: Pokhara flight or drive to Kathmandu
(If you want we can extend your program to other places famous also like joining the program Chitwan National park, Sarangkot, Bandipur, etc) after your Nepal winter trek. Early morning having breakfast, we depart from the Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel or take a flight back to Kathmandu. Spend resting the day and in the evening you’ll be offered a farewell Nepali dinner.
Day 09: Final Departure, Airport drop off
We will transfer you to the international airport for your onward final departure.
Fixed Departure Dates
Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
- TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Beni to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Nepal winter trek more info
Poon Hill’s best viewpoint
You will overview the grand south Annapurna (3210) from Ulleri village on this Nepal winter trek package. Passing through Ghorepani village you bump into beautiful orchids, massive Himalayan bamboo, and dense Rhododendron forest. On the other hand, a well-designed rice field over the entire slope gives you a breathtaking experience.
A downhill walk to Tatopani via Sikha village will ultimately lead you to the natural hot water spring. Poon Hill Hot Spring Nepal winter trek will show you Kathmandu Valley Culture and paradise city Pokhara and the joyful Annapurna Himalayan Region of Nepal. Early sunrise over Ghorepani Tatopani hot spring trek is an unforgettable experience for the whole life the next day.
There gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. The natural beauties reward you in each & every footstep. After having a long day trekking Poonhill, by the evening you’ll be ready to experience the natural hot spring bath at Tatopani.
We have a free day in Pokhara on your Nepal winter trek, so you can join the sightseeing tour that includes David’s Fall, Mahendra cave, museum, boating in Phewa Lake, and many more amusement activities. Ghorepani Poonhill hot spring trekking in the Annapurna region is a short trek. During this Nepal winter trek, you will get quite enough to get enthralled with the natural heritages as well as intermingle with the local Gurung people and culture.
Clothing for the Nepal Winter Treks/Tour
In Nepal you will experience a wide range of climates, so take both light and warm clothing in casual and comfortable styles. You can check your traveling time and can bring the clothing accordingly for the tour. Mostly warm clothes do work. If you are going for trekking you need trekking equipment and accessories.
Comfortable trekking shoes are recommendable for the Nepal winter trek. Our advice is to make sure you ‘wear’ your walking boots/shoes for several weeks before your trip – you’ll be so much more comfortable if you do so. Sandals with rugged bottoms are good for hiking around town and wearing in showers.
You will need your toiletries and towels for your Nepal winter trek. And you’ll also need your little medical kit, sewing repair kit, and a good headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries. Nepal is facing a load-shedding problem so everyday electricity cut-off occurs. It is long hours in the summertime, and most of our chosen hotels have Generator back up but at night it may not run so bring the headlamps for convenience.
You can store the luggage in the hotels so you can also bring better clothing for looking good while around the city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Here are some things you might want to bring from home for your Nepal winter trek.
- Walking/hiking, trekking, river shoes – broken in.
- Clothes you can layer. Jacket, T-shirts, fleece, windbreaker, shorts, lightweight pants, sports pants, gloves & sun hat (for summer and autumn season, not a lot of clothes).
- A nice shirt/pants for nightlife
- Good camera – this country is a feast for the eyes and a photographer’s dream!
- Pocket-size Flashlight (you can buy it here if need be, but there are always power cuts, so have it handy! (It seems like the lights go off whenever you are in an unfamiliar toilet.)
- A sarong (for girls) and/or a lightweight towel.
- Ladies, if you like wearing a little make-up when you go out, bring it. It is hard to find here. Most of the makeup here is weird, cheap stuff. Just bring a couple of things that make you feel happy for the party nights!
Shopping in Nepal
If you want to buy some new clothes in Kathmandu after your Nepal winter trek you can go for out of Thamel. You can get Western-style clothes in Durbar Marg, Asan, Kathmandu Mall, and various other new rising shopping centers. You can get designer label clothes for literally a few dollars, custom-made jeans, the price is much cheaper here but the quality compromises that never meets the Western Standards.
Meals during Nepal winter trek
Breakfast is available in the hotels 2 to 5-star hotels offer a buffet breakfast with a choice of foods, for lunch our guide will take you to a good restaurant with choices of food from Nepali to western menu, you can tell them what sort of food you like and can choose the restaurant accordingly.
For Dinner in the city, you can go out there is plenty of nice restaurants out of Kathmandu and Pokhara you can eat at the hotels. During the Nepal winter trek, you will have 3 meals a day a simple meal at the tea house. Sleep in the local guest house.
Budget to 5-star hotels are available during Nepal winter trek, we can choose the hotels as per your interest and budget, all the hotels we choose are located centrally and with unique charm, clean rooms, and friendly staff. During Nepal winter trek in the mountain you will stay in basic tea house lodge room.
Reviews on Nepal Winter Trek/Tour
Based on 300+ Reviews
Best winter holiday in Nepal
We had the best 9 days winter trekking holiday in Nepal with the help of Above The Himalaya trekking. We really enjoy our trekking to Poon hill, The best part was relaxing at the natural hot spring at Tatopani village. We had a great guide and porter during the trek. Overall 5-star experience.
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