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Is it a good time to visit Nepal in December?

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Poon Hill trek in Annapurna region
Poon Hill trek in winter, Annapurna region

Are you planning to visit Nepal in December? If yes, then we will share some information regarding the weather condition in Nepal during December.

Is it a good time to visit Nepal in December? If you consider visiting Nepal in December, you must know there is a chance of snowfall in December, especially in the high mountain, if you plan for a trek. However, if you are looking forward to travelling to Nepal for a high mountain trek above 3000m, it is better to avoid travelling in December.

What can I do in Nepal in December? Or what are the places to visit in Nepal in winter?

In winter, especially in December and January, the weather is cold and dry, and the days become shorter. It means that many tourists will be heading back home. However, if you want to see the snow-covered mountains, you should go in the winter season of December, January and February. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of things to do in Nepal during winter. Here are some suggestions:

Visit the Himalayan Mountains

You can go hiking in several places, including the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Poon Hill, Helambu Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage trek, etc.

Explore Cultural Heritage sites

In winter, many cultural heritage sites in Nepal are open to tourists. These include Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, Patan, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, etc. These places are famous for their rich culture and history.

Visit Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

Visiting Everest Base Camp in winter is challenging, especially in December and January. It’s too cold to trek in the high Himalayan region. Also, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most challenging places to reach and the most popular travel destination on Earth. Visiting Everest Base Camp is everyone’s dream. 

No worry! You can visit the Everest Base Camp even in winter without a hike! Thanks to our new helicopter service, you can experience the beauty of Nepal from above!

On this tour, you will experience the thrill of flying over the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. This unique experience includes an exhilarating flight over the Himalayas, landing on Kalapathar, and then taking a bird’s eye view of the world’s highest mountain and the thrilling ride down the mountain. 

Features: 

  • Fly over the Himalayas and see the beauty of the Himalayan mountains
  • Land on Kalapathar (5545m)
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the world’s tallest mountain 
  • Experience the thrill of flying above the world’s tallest peak

How cold is Nepal in December?

Nepal is located in the Himalayas, which means it has some of the world’s harshest weather conditions in the high Himalayan mountain ranges.

In December, the temperature drops to an average of -10 degrees Celsius. You can also check current weather conditions online

When is the most suitable time of year to visit Nepal?

Nepal is the destination all year round. It all depends on what your objective is for a visit to Nepal. If you are planning to visit Nepal for a trekking tour, there are 2 main seasons for a trekking holiday. 

They are:

1: Spring Season: If you plan trekking, you can travel between March and May.

2: Autumn Season: the best time to visit Nepal is between October and November for the trekking holiday. During this period, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are blue.

Can I visit Nepal during the monsoon?

If you love adventure and take unique experienced of Nepal, you should visit Nepal in the monsoon, between June and September. Nepal is an agricultural-based country. During this period, if you plan to visit a rural or hillside area, you will get a unique experience of farmers working on their agricultural farms. 

Also, trekking in Nepal during the monsoon season is a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of nature. During this period, the weather is unpredictable, and the landscape changes dramatically. The trails are muddy and slippery, making trekking more challenging than usual. But the rewards are worth it. 

Features of monsoon trek:

  • Experience the beauty of nature 
  • Witness the changing landscape
  • Enjoy the adventure 
  • Get away and rid of the city crowd life 
  • Discover the hidden gems of Nepal

Note:  The monsoon rains can make roads impassible and cause landslides.

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