Discounts on winter treks in Nepal
We would like to encourage trekkers to trek in Nepal during the Winter months of December, January and February. As an incentive, we are announcing a massive sale of US$ 350 per person on the published prices on select treks as listed on our website. While it is definitely cold during these months, the popular trekking routes are not over-run by trekkers and you can have the place mostly to yourself. These months are also known as the “Korean” season as it is during these months that Korean trekkers visit Nepal. We hope to run this sale every year. Besides allowing for relative solitude on the treks, this would also provide employment for our staff during the otherwise slow months.
In 2019, Nepal’s busiest trekking year in history, 171,542 adventurers embarked on a trek in the Nepal Himalayas. Of these, 47,075 trekkers chose to trek in the Spring season (March and April) and 57,670 trekkers arrived in the Autumn season (October and November). This comprised almost 62% of the total trekkers in 2019. Similarly, there were only 8,747, 4,458 and 7,338 trekkers in the Winter months of December, January and February respectively which is around 12% of the total trekkers in 2019. So, yes, there are people who trek in Nepal in the Winter months.
It is definitely going to be cold so you would need to bring good winter trekking gear such as a good down jacket. And there will be snow on the ground for which you need good boots, a gaiter and yaktrax or crampons. We will provide 0 degree Fahrenheit rated sleeping bags and additional blankets if needed. During the day, once the sun is out, it is quite pleasant.
Which treks are safe in the Winter:
We deem the following treks safe for trekking in the Winter months of December, January and February.
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Everest Base Camp Trek – Fast Paced
- Everest – Tengboche Trek
- Annapurna Skyline Trek (Ghorepani Trek)
- Khopra Ridge Trek
- Tsum Valley Trek
- Langtang – Gosaikunda Trek (the pass crossing will depend on the amount of snow on and over the pass)
Average Winter monthly breakdown of Minimum/Maximum temperatures in Nepal are listed below:
(Elevation in meters and temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit)
(Elevation in meters and temperatures in degrees Centigrade)
Read previous article on Winter Treks in Nepal.