Nepal Winter Tour Package 10 Days
Nepal winter tour is one of the best packages for people of all ages and experiences to explore this Himalayan nation in the winter season. It is an easy 10 day trip that you can do with your family, friends, and colleagues. The Nepal winter tour does not involve any difficulty walking or put any strain on your body. It is a smooth, easy-going tour package that covers all the essences of Nepal.
We, Outfitter Himalaya, have designed a Nepal winter tour 10 days package for travelers who want to visit Nepal in the winter season (December to February). As Nepal is widely known for its mountains and adventurous trekking/climbing in the Himalayas, many people think there is nothing to do in the winter season, which is an off time to visit the Himalayas.
But that is not the case. There are many things that you can do in Nepal in the winter season, like city tours, jungle safaris, day hikes, short treks, etc. And our Nepal winter tour package lets you do all these activities in one package. For the ten days, you will explore the three biggest cities in Nepal and quite famous among travelers- Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. The trip also involves a short Dhampus Naudada and Sarangkot hike.
How can we leave the hiking and mountain landscape aspect from our itinerary in the country known for its mountain?
Kathmandu is a city of historical sites whose history goes back eternities. Here, you will explore ancient temples, monasteries, stupas, palaces, shrines, courtyards, museums, and galleries. Pokhara, on the other hand, is a city of natural sites. Here you will visit lakes, caves, waterfalls, viewpoints, a museum, and a few old temples. And Chitwan is a wilderness spot where one gets close to wildlife like one-horn rhinos and wild elephants.
We added two and a half days of Dhampus Naudada and Sarangkot trek to our Nepal winter tour itinerary to make the tour a bit more adventurous. This part of the trip takes you to lush rhododendron forests and rural villages. You will spend nights in beautiful villages and witness stunning mountain scenery. This short trek will let you escape from the bustle of the city and unwind.
Major attractions of Nepal Winter Tour
Kathmandu: The capital of Nepal
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal and is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage. There are several places to visit in Kathmandu that cater to a wide range of interests. Here are some places you will explore during your full-day guided tour in Kathmandu:
Kathmandu Durbar Square: There are three durbar squares in Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square during the tour. This is ancient royal residences and now serve as open museums. The Durbar square is home to many courtyards, temples, and palaces. The square is a popular spot for tourists and is known for its beautiful architecture and cultural significance.
Swayambhunath Temple: This temple is widely known as the Monkey Temple. It is located on a hilltop and offers stunning views of the city. It is a popular spot for tourists and is known for its beautiful stupa and prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple: Located on the banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath temple is a popular spot for Hindu pilgrims. It is known for its beautiful architecture and is a must-visit for tourists interested in Hinduism.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal. It is located north of Kathmandu and is known for its peaceful atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Settled amidst a chaotic market, the Boudhnath Stupa site offers instant magical tranquility.
Thamel: Thamel is a tourist hub in Kathmandu and is known for its shopping, dining, and nightlife. You can shop for souvenirs, try out local and international cuisines, and enjoy the nightlife scene.
Dhampus, Naudanda and Sarangkot Hike
The Dhampus Naudanda and Sarangkot hike is an easy to moderate. It takes you through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages in Nepal. The hike begins in the village of Phedi, which is located a few kilometers from Pokhara. From Phedi, the trail takes you to Dhampus village through lush forests. It is a traditional Gurung village located at an altitude of 1,600 meters.
From Dhampus, the trail continues to Naudanda, a small village situated at 1,480 meters. It is located a few kilometers from Pokhara and is a popular stop on the Dhampus Sarangkot hike. Naudanda is known for its stunning views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding landscape.
The final destination of the hike is Sarangkot, located at an altitude of 1,590 meters. It is perched on a hilltop village and is a popular spot for sunrise and sunset views. You can see a breathtaking aerial view of Pokhara valley and snow-capped mountains from Sarangkot. The village is surrounded by beautiful forests and is a great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
The Dhampus Naudanda and Sarangkot hike lets you witness a range of western Himalayan mountains during this hike, such as Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), etc.
Pokhara: The city of natural heritages
Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal that is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. There are a number of places to visit in Pokhara that cater to a wide range of interests. Here are some of attractions you’ll explore while in Pokhara:
Phewa Lake: Phewa Lake is the center of attraction in Pokhara and is a popular spot for boating and photography. You can hire a boat and explore the lake at your own pace or simply relax by the lake and enjoy the stunning views.
Bindhya Basini Temple: This ancient temple is located on a hilltop and offers panoramic views of the city. It is a popular spot for tourists, and is a must-see attraction in Pokhara.
International Mountain Museum: This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of mountain climbing in Nepal and is a must-visit for adventure enthusiasts.
Davis Falls: Also known as the Patale Chhango, this waterfall is located in a deep ravine and is a popular spot for picnics and swimming.
Shopping: Pokhara has a vibrant market scene, and you can shop for souvenirs such as handicrafts, jewelry, and clothing.
Adventure sports: Pokhara is an adventure sports hub and offers a wide range of activities, such as paragliding, rafting, and kayaking. You can also go on a mountain bike tour or go rock climbing in the surrounding hills. If you are interested in doing any of these activities, let us know in advance. Additional charges will apply.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a beautiful and biodiverse national park located in Nepal. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Here are some of the things you will do in Chitwan National Park:
Jungle Safari: One of the main attractions of Chitwan National Park is the opportunity to spot wildlife in its natural habitat. You'll go on a safari in the park and spot animals such as one-horned rhinos, deer, and a variety of bird species.
Canoeing: The park is home to several rivers, and you can go canoeing or rafting on these rivers and explore the park from the water.
Nature walks: The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and you'll go on a guided nature walk and learn about the different species that call the park home.
Elephant breeding center: This center is located in the Chitwan National Park and is dedicated to the conservation and breeding of elephants. Visit the center to learn about the efforts being undertaken to protect these majestic animals.
Cultural programs: The park is home to the Tharu community, an indigenous group. You'll attend cultural programs and learn about their way of life.