Nepal Winter Tour

Duration: 10 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 1600m

Highlights

  • Best packages for people of all ages and experiences to explore this Himalayan nation in the winter season
  • An easy 10 days trip that you can do with your family, friends, and colleagues
  • The tour does not involve any difficulty walking or put any strain on your body
  • Explore ancient temples, monasteries, stupas, palaces, shrines, courtyards, museums, and galleries in Kathmandu
  • Visit lakes, caves, waterfalls, viewpoints, a museum, and a few old temples in Pokhara
  • Get close to wildlife like one-horn rhinos and wild elephants during a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Learn about Nepali culture, history, art, and architecture
  • Enjoy two and a half days of Dhampus Naudada and Sarangkot hiking
  • Trek lush rhododendron forests and rural villages
  • Spend nights in beautiful villages and witness stunning mountain scenery

Winter Tour in Nepal Overview

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.

Itinerary

We have a 10-day itinerary for this winter tour in Nepal. The Nepal winter tour package for 10 days includes a day tour in Kathmandu, a short trek in Dhampus-Sarangkot, and a visit to the Chitwan National Park.

The 10 days winter tour itinerary is just a guideline itinerary that we designed to offer you. We do have many other tour and trekking program that is possible to do during the winter season in Nepal. You can find some packages on our winter travel package page. Furthermore, We at Outfitter Himalaya are always keen to tailor and offer you a travel itinerary according to your needs and desires. So, inquiry us any time with your requirements.

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You can expect a smooth and hassle-free transfer from the airport to the hotel we have booked for you in Kathmandu's tourist hub, Thamel. One of our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you and assist with your luggage.

The transfer from the airport to your hotel will be arranged in a private vehicle, which will be comfortable and convenient, especially if you have a lot of luggage. The journey from the airport to your hotel typically takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.

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Today, we have a full-day guided tour in Kathmandu. It is a great way to explore the city's rich cultural and historical heritage. Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, and the Pashupatinath Temple.

A full-day tour in Kathmandu typically includes a visit to these and other popular attractions in the city. You can also go shopping in the local markets, try out the delicious Nepali cuisine, and visit cultural and historical sites such as the Boudhanath Stupa.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the city's vibrant streets and markets, visit ancient temples and shrines, and learn about the city's rich history and culture. You will also get a chance to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life.

Option: You have options to take one hour scenic Everest mountain flight tour in the morning.

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We have a six to seven-hour ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning today. We will use a comfortable tourist standard bus for the commute. The road follows the beautiful Trishuli river and the verdant foothills. The scenery along the way is fantastic and will keep you entertained.

Upon reaching Pokhara, the team will drop you at your hotel. Freshen up and later explore the Lakeside Market, known as mini Thamel. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Phewa Lake and end the day with an appetizing dinner.

Option: You have option to take 30 minute flight to pokhara instead of 6-7 hour drive.

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The drive from Pokhara to Phedi, which is the starting point for the trek to Dhampus village, is a journey of approximately 30 kilometers and takes about 1 hour by car. From Phedi, the trek to Dhampus village begins. The trek is a easy to moderate hike that takes about 5-6 hours to complete.

The trail takes you through lush green forests, quaint villages, and beautiful rice terraces. You will also get breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding mountains. Dhampus village is a charming and traditional Gurung village located at an altitude of 1,600 meters.

The village offers a unique insight into the local culture and way of life. You can explore the village and interact with the friendly locals. A village is also an excellent place for photography, with stunning views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding landscape.

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The trek starts in Dhampus, a small village located about an hour's drive from Pokhara. From there, you'll follow the trail to Naudada, a beautiful village perched on a ridge overlooking the Annapurna mountain range. The trail continues through forests and terraced farmlands, passing through several other villages and offering stunning views of the mountains and countryside.

One of the highlights of the trek is the village of Sarangkot, which is known for its panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and the Pokhara valley. Sarangkot is a popular spot for sunrise and sunset views, and many trekkers choose to spend the night there to enjoy the views.

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We enjoy a magical sunrise in the morning and have a delicious breakfast before hitting the trail. The trail descends through lush rhododendron forests. We'll be walking through terraced farms and drop to Phedi. Our short trek ends here, and the team will transfer you to your hotel in Pokhara and you will visit the Bindhyabasini temple on the way to hotel.

As you have the remaining day to visit Pokhara, we take this opportunity to explore the local market and unwind at the shore of Phewa Lake. We will visit International mountain museum, Devi’s falls and Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave.

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The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park is a scenic journey through the lush green landscape of Nepal. The distance between the two places is approximately 150 kilometers, and the journey takes about 5-6 hours. The route from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park is well-paved, so the ride will be pretty comfortable.

Along the way, we can see beautiful views of the Himalayas and the Annapurna range. We'll also pass through quaint villages and rice fields along the way. Once we reach Chitwan National Park, the team will drop you at the hotel.

After resting for an hour or two, we will meet you in the hotel lobby and go to the indigenous village of Tharu. There you can see their famous stick dance and learn about their culture. We will have a good time and later drive back to the hotel to have a good night's sleep.

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Our day begins early, and we drive to the Chitwan National Park. In the park, we will do different activities such as jeep safari as per our wish. We will also do other things like Jungle walks, Birdwatching, and Canoe ride. Later in the day, visit the Elephant breeding center to learn about elephants and how they are protected in the park.

On this day, you will come across many wildlife and vegetation. During the safari, get to see exotic animals like one-horn rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky), deer, peacock, wild boar, etc.

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Today, we leave Chitwan early in the morning after having a big breakfast. Following a well-made road, we drive to Kathmandu, enjoying stunning landscapes along the way. Once we reach Kathmandu, the team will drop you at the hotel. You have the rest of the day leisure.

Relax and explore the city as you wish. Go shopping and explore the local markets. In the late evening, meet us over a welcome dinner.

Option: There is option to take 25-minute flight to Kathmandu for those want to skip drive.

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Today, you'll fly back to your home. Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Terminal according to your flight departure time. They will bid our last goodbye to you. Do not forget to give us your feedback.

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Inclusions

  • All the airport Transfers
  • 9 nights of accommodations ( 7 night hotel and 2 night guest house)
  • 14 meals (daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the ground transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan- Kathmandu private vehicles
  • Local tour guide throughout the tour

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees on Kathmandu and Pokhara tour
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any expenses, which are not mentioned in included section

Essential Info

Accommodation & Upgrades

Local 3-star hotel accommodation for 7 nights and guest house accommodation are included, however, there are options to upgrade accommodation to 4 or 5-star in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan, So, Let us know if you want to upgrade the accommodations.

Transportation and Upgrades

We provide private tourist vehicles on the tour and there us options to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Chitwan & Chitwan to Kathmandu. So, Let me know if you want to skip the long drive and take domestic flights.

Book Nepal winter tour 2023/2024 Departure

As we are already in the winter season, it is the best time to book the Nepal winter tour for you and your loved ones. It is an easy tour, so you do not need to have a few weeks of preparation time. You can book the tour right away through our site. Our travel consultants will help you with the booking process once we receive your booking inquiry.

Optional tour and short trek packages in Nepal

We have many fantastic tour packages in Nepal. Check out our short treks and hikes and historical and cultural tour packages in Nepal.

Here are some of our hand-picked packages for winter travel in Nepal: Spirit of Nepal TourTaste of Nepal TourGlimpse of Nepal TourNepal Student TourBest of Nepal Adventure, and Nepal Luxury Tour.

Similarly, these are some of the short treks and hiking packages perfect for the winter season: Ghorepani Poon Hill trekHelambu trekkingChisapani Nagarkot trekLangtang Valley trek, and Everest Panorama trek.

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