Everyone is well-known that there are 12 months in a year. Among them, January is the coldest month in Nepal for trekking in any region. Trekking in Nepal in January offer cloudy weather and cold temperature at high elevation. Most of the trekkers do not choose this month for trekking. Trekkers fear the extreme cold at higher altitudes due to which there might be a problem during your trek. For personal safety, most of the trekkers postpone their trek during Autumn and Spring.
Many high hills are covered with snow and there might be a change in weather too. The weather during this season is unpredictable. Sometimes temperature drops at -30 degrees Celsius which is the very low and unfavorable temperature for a human to survive. The heavy winds also make your trek more difficult.
But you can have trekked in the lower region of Nepal during this month. With proper preparation, you can enjoy your trek safely without having any fear. You can have your trek up to 4,000-meter altitude. Though it is cold you will not feel cold due to which you might be ill.
Despite the cold, you will enjoy the peaceful walk through beautiful trails observing the stunning view of mountains. The least number of tourists travel during this month so you don’t have to worry about accommodation and food.
Reasons to Trekking in Nepal in January
- Trails are peaceful and beautiful
- Awesome view of mountains along with snowfall
- Stunning Sunrise and sunset view
- Number of choices for accommodation
- Unpredictable weather and temperature
Here are 7 Best Trekking Destination In Nepal in January:
Langtang- Gosaikunda- Helambu
- Easy trekking trails
- Diverse flora and faunas
- The Typical lifestyle of Sherpa people
- Get a chance to observe yak farms and cheese factory
- Ancient Kyanjin Gompa can be observed
Langtang valley is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu valley and is a southern border of Tibet. This trek is one of the ideal and popular treks in Nepal.
During the Langtang valley trek, you will walk through the Yak herds on awesome trekking trails. Across the route, you will observe several peaks, awesome lakes, and beautiful rhododendron forests along with a warm welcome from an exotic village.
En route, you can explore many monasteries, and vibrant Tibetan- Buddhist culture and will be known about their lifestyle. Langtang, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kangri, Dorje Lakpa, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh are some of the mountains which can be observed from the beautiful trails of Langtang valley.
The trek to Langtang starts from the beautiful village Syabrubeshi. During January, During January, the lakes are covered in a thick ice-a wonderful sight to take a gander at.
Everest Panorama Trek
- Biggest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery
- Everest Base Camp Trek can be done
- The Local lifestyle of the Sherpa people
- Sagarmatha National Park
Among all short treks, this trek is also one of the favorite and most popular trek in the Everest region. This trek offers you to observe the typical lifestyle of the Sherpa people and their culture. This trek can be perfect for those travelers who have less number of days for exploring Nepal.
The trip drives you to the notable Tengboche monastery (3,867m). Close by with mountain sees. Lhotse, Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde among various mountain scopes of the region. On the way, you get the opportunity to connect with the nearby inhabitants of Namche Bazar, Khumjung town.
Since the journey is well known around the world, numerous travelers come to invest energy in the place where there is vista. So, this place is a bit crowded than other popular trekking places in Nepal. Be that as it may, no concerns! Also, January is an ideal time to explore this region as less number of trekkers visit this region.
Not to miss place is the Solukhumbu-an entryway to Mt. Everest. The ethnic stone-housed towns soothe you. Likewise, the warm neighborliness of local people engages up and down the excursion.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Popular trek in Annapurna region
- Amazing view of Pokhara valley
- The Breath-taking view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and so on
- Perfect place for Sunrise and Sunset view
- The Typical lifestyle of Gurungs and Magars
Ghorepani is the gate-way of Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is top-rated and most crowded in Nepal. About 60% of tourists who come to Nepal visit this place every year. This trek is favorable for all age groups. You can observe the awesome view of mountains along with the sunrise and sunset view.
This trek starts from Nayapool, moves toward the ethnic villages of Gurung and Tamang people. In the end, you will get a chance to observe the vantage point for observing the sunrise view and sunset view in the lap of Annapurna.
Pool Hill offers you a mesmerizing view of the surroundings and mountains along with lush forests. The all-encompassing perspective on Annapurna, Dhaulagiri is a reward after your outing. Likewise, Churen Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre Himal. Kali Gandaki gorge isn’t to miss site in the course.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
- Magnificent Sunrise and Sunset view
- Awesome terrace farming
- Glorious mountain views
- Rhododendron forests
Mardi Himal Base Camp is one of the peaceful and easiest treks in the Annapurna region. Lays on the lap of Fishtail mountain.
This trek offers you to walk through stone-built houses, lush forests, and red rhododendron forests observing the awesome view of mountains. The spectacular view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Fishtail mountains can be seen during hike. The High Camp is a bit thick of ice during January. So there might be a problem for trekkers.
Basically, this trek starts from Phedi which is a short and easy drive from Lakeside, Pokhara. You will get a chance to interact with local Brahmans and Ghales during your trek. This trek is more comfortable and easy as compare to others.
Khopra Danda Trek
- Busy and popular trekking trails
- Glorious mountain views
- Khayer Lake and Khopra Ridge
- Observe yak cheese factory
- Full Wilderness
It is an unblemished traveling route in the Annapurna region. It interfaces you to the Annapurna Base Camp, yet through the bushes course. You go through the woods of Pines, Himalayan Bamboo, and Rhododendron. This intriguing and virgin journey course gives you the best traveling experience.
Walking through the unexplored environment is bliss for every trekker. Huge settlement of Magar, Tamang, Rai, Brahmins, and other ethnic groups and interacting about their daily lifestyle, culture, and religion are really unforgettable.
This trek starts from Nayapool which is a short drive from Pokhara valley. Across the trek, you will walk through Vantage point, Poon Hill to Ghorepani until you reach to Khair Lake.
- Awesome view of Kathmandu, Naldum valley, Dhulikhel, Banepa
- Magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Dorje, Gauri Shankar, Langtang ranges
- Alpine forests along with lush farms
- The Local lifestyle of Newari People
It is a short trip to the edges of Kathmandu valley from the Kavre district. This energizing journey goes through the thick hardwood backwoods. Likewise, terraced ranches of rice and grain. In transit, you go through various average Tamang occupants of the spot.
Across the route, you can observe the Newari art and history in an ancient city of Panauti. You can interact freely with locals to know about their past. The uphill is shaded so you can find a cool environment with a stunning view.
Since January is the dry season so you don’t have any fear about the change in weather. There is less chance of rainfall and leeches during this month. The 7-8 hours journey initiates from Dhulikhel going through the old town of Banepa. The trip stops at Nagarkot, the well-known slope station in the valley for the best sunrise and sunset views.
Sundarijal – Chisapani trek
- Easy and nearest trek from Kathmandu valley
- Cool and favorable environment
- Diverse flora and Faunas
- Amazing sunrise and sunset views
- Several waterfalls, and river across the trekking trails
This is one of the shortest and easiest treks from Kathmandu Valley. It starts from Sundarijal-town around 25 km from Kathmandu. The trip begins tough to Mulkharka.
This trek offers you the spectacular view of mountains, the typical lifestyle of Tamangs, and Newars. En route, you will pass through several waterfalls, rivers, massive boulders, and caves with a cool environment to observe the amazing view of mountain vistas. Jugal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges are the main mountains view during this trek.
In the case of January, the climate is a bit cold and humid so your walk will be exercise and hiking makes your body warm. Be that as it may, daring inside the thick timberland of Shivapuri National Park.
Tips for Trekking in Nepal in January
- During January days are short. So it is better to start your trek early in the morning and end before the dark begins
- It is better to choose low altitude treks rather than dense snow clusters high altitude treks
- Nights are really cold during January so make sure to carry warm clothes to prevent cold
- We suggest you hire an experienced guide so that you might not be from during your trek.
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