24 hours customer service +9779849693351

Nepal Winter Trek

Nepal Winter Trek

Annapurna Region
Nepal Winter Trek
Nepal Winter Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 9 Days Max-Altitude : 3210 m Program Type : Tea house Trek Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : hike and drive


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 730 $ 670
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $730
2 Paxes $670
2-4 Paxes $650
4-6 Paxes $640
6-10 Paxes $630
10-15 Paxes $600
15+Paxes $600

Number of Travellers


Nepal Winter Trek: A 9-Day Adventure Through Snowy Splendor

Nepal Winter Trek offers an enchanting journey through the lesser altitude regions of the Annapurna Territory. Unlike its higher counterparts like the Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Everest Base Camp, which are blanketed in snow during the winter months due to plummeting temperatures, this trek allows you to explore the lower part of the Annapurna region.

The Nepal Winter Trek in lower altitudes transforms into a winter wonderland, where small hills are draped in pristine snow, creating a breathtaking landscape with alpine peaks and hills adorned in a glistening white veil. The Nepal Winter Trek itinerary typically includes stops at Dhampus village, Tolkha, Jhinu, Tadapani, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Tatopani, and Beni. Winter in Nepal spans from December to February, offering crisp, dry days and frigid nights during the trek.

Despite the lower altitude of this Nepal winter trek, the mountain vistas are exceptionally stunning during winter. The entire region is transformed into a white wonderland, making the Annapurna Range Himalayas appear even more captivating than in other seasons.

Trails and Challenges of the Winter Trek

While most of the villages along the trek are easily accessible, there are two challenging sections between Tadapani and Ghorepani. These sections can be slippery and feature steep ascents in wintertime. Snow at elevations above 2800 to 3000 meters may be frozen, so it’s advisable to come prepared with microspikes to navigate the snowy terrain.

The actual temperatures at Ghorepani Poon Hill and Tadapani during winter typically range from 12°C during the day to 1°C at night, with an average of 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Therefore, it’s essential to pack extra warm clothing for this winter trek compared to trekking in other seasons.

Essential Equipment for the Winter Trek

A successful Nepal Winter Trek requires proper equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Here’s a list of recommended gear:

  1. Down Jacket: A warm-down jacket to combat the cold.
  2. Sleeping Bag (Rated to Minus 20 Degrees): A high-quality sleeping bag to keep you warm during chilly nights.
  3. Walking Boots: Sturdy, waterproof boots with excellent ankle support.
  4. Warm Socks: Insulated, warm socks to protect your feet from the cold.
  5. Gaiters: These are essential for winter treks to keep snow out of your boots.
  6. Trousers: Loose, casual trousers and thermal leggings for added warmth.
  7. Clothing: A selection of T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts (preferably not cotton), thermal shirts, warm shirts, fleece jackets, and a windproof, waterproof outer layer for higher altitudes.
  8. Head and Hand Gear: Wool or fleece hat, balaclava, sun protection hat or cap, sunglasses or goggles, and warm gloves.

Please note that winters in Nepal can be extremely cold, with temperatures dropping well below freezing, especially at higher altitudes. Therefore, ensuring you have adequate preparation and the right gear is crucial for your safety and comfort during your trek.

Guided by Experts

Nepal Winter Trek is expertly led by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Our team consists of experienced guides and porters who are native to the region, bringing with them a deep understanding of its history and culture. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure amidst the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of Nepal.

Recommended Winter Treks in Nepal

If you’re considering a winter trek in Nepal, here are some recommended options:

Annapurna Trek in December

December presents a diverse weather scenario in the Annapurna region in winter time, influenced by altitude. Below 4000 meters, the weather remains relatively warm, while higher elevations experience cooler temperatures. During this month, the Annapurna Winter Trek in Nepal boasts daytime temperatures of approximately 5-10 degrees Celsius, which drop further to 0 to -5 degrees at night.

Early December offers moderate weather in the lower elevations, featuring clear skies that provide unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in December is feasible with proper preparation, including warm clothing, thermals, crampons, and a trekking pole.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in December presents its own set of challenges, as snowfall typically begins in this month. However, witnessing fresh snowfall along the trail adds a unique charm to the experience.

If you’re contemplating a Nepal Winter Trek in the Annapurna region in December, it’s entirely possible and can be a rewarding adventure. This trek usually follows the autumn season, with the transition into winter, offering trekkers a captivating blend of seasonal beauty.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a renowned route among global travelers. Completing it comfortably in 10 nights and 11 days, the journey takes you through valleys and ridges, culminating at the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. This Nepal winter trek promises a remarkable and unforgettable winter adventure in Nepal.

In conclusion, the Nepal Winter Trek opens up a world of natural beauty and cultural richness in the lower Annapurna region during the winter season. With the right equipment, experienced guides, and a sense of adventure, you can make the most of this unique trekking opportunity and create lasting memories amidst the snow-covered peaks of Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at a selected Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Potana 1530 meters 4 hours Hike. overnight at Teahouse
  • Day 03: Trek To Landruk village 1565 meters. 5 hours hike, overnight at Teahouse
  • Day 04: Trek To Jhinu Hot Spring 1640 meters. 5 hours hike,  overnight at Teahouse
  • Day 05: Trek To Tadapani 2121 meters. 6 hours hike,  overnight at Teahouse
  • Day 06: Trek To Ghorepani 2820 meters. 6 hours hike,  overnight at Teahouse
  • Day 07: Early morning hike to visit Poon Hill for sunrise view and Trek To Tatopani 1190 meters.  7 hours hike, In the evening, visit the Hot spring and enjoy the bath
  • Day 08: drive back to Pokhara by local bus and overnight at a selected Hotel,
  • Day09: drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus,

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara/ Dhampus Phedi / by private car and Tatopani to Pokhara by Local Bus.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu)
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Lodge accommodation on the way.
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • ACAP and TIMS card.
  • Guides/Papers: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Trip Map

Altitude Chart


Sign Up for free newsletter
Follow Us