• Last Updated on Oct 1, 2022

January Trekking in Nepal

The month of January in Nepal falls in the winter season in Nepal, and It is probably the coldest month in Nepal, and There can be snowfall, and some of the high mountain trekking routes are closed due to the snowfall and cold.

However, many trekking including Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base camp Trek is still open in January. The success of these treks depends on the weather conditions etc… as domestic flights may get delayed or canceled due to the bad weather condition.

Some trekking trails may close due to the heavy snowfall. However, if you can bear cold temperatures and have extra days, you can do these treks in January. Furthermore, much low-altitude trekking is recommended to do in January in Nepal.

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Benefit of Trekking in Nepal in January

Less crowded

The month of January is the offseason for trekking in Nepal. So, there will be fewer trekkers on the trekking trail. So, you can walk at your pace and have enough time to take photographs on a trek in January.

Better Rooms Available

Only a few people go trekking in Nepal in January. So, there will be plenty of lodges and rooms available on the trekking trail. So, you can find better rooms and services on the lodges on trekking in January.

Discounted Prices

You get discounted prices on international flights, hotel rooms, and even trekking in Nepal in January. Since January is the offseason, we also offer discounts.

Suggestion for Trekking in Nepal in January

Have adequate equipment

You need adequate equipment to do trekking in Nepal in January. There might be snowfall on the trail, and you should be prepared for that. You need enough warm clothing and good trekking boots to trek in January.

Recommended Trekking in Nepal in January

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is short in Nepal. It is suitable for all aged people and possible to do every month. You can find 3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, 4 Days Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek, and 10 Days itinerary for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek that includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day tour in Kathmandu.

Himalayan View from Poon hill on Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek

The Maximum elevation of the trek is 3210 meters above sea level. Poon Hill is the major attraction of the Trek, and the sunrise views over the Himalayas are the best from Poon Hill. One of the best treks to do in January is Ghorepani Poon Hill. So, we recommend Ghorepani Trek for January.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is another popular trek in Nepal. It is a wonderful introduction to the mountains of Nepal. The Mardi Himal Trek is a 12-day itinerary with your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal.

Himalayan View on Mardi Himal trail

Mardi Himal Trek is located at the east of the ABC, and it is a hidden gem. The number of trekkers going on the Mardi Himal Trek has been increasing day by day. Mardi Himal Trek is recommended to do if you are planning to trek in Nepal in January.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Sarangkot Dhampus is a short trek in Nepal, and it is 3 days hike near Pokhara. The Sarangkot Dhampus is a popular family trek in Nepal as well. The Sarangkot Dhampus Trek is doable in January. January is probably the coldest month in Nepal, and high Himalayan Treks are closed in January due to cold and snowfall. So, Short treks like Dhampus - Sarangkot is the best for January.


The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek starts and ends in Pokhara. You drive to Phedi from Lake Side Pokhara and start the trek to Dhampus. You trek to Sarangkot the next day.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

The Chisapani Nagarkot is a short 3-day trek near Kathmandu. The trek is doable all around the year and in January as well. January is winter in Nepal, So, adventure high Himalayan treks are closed in January. So, trekking like Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is the best trek to do in January.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Trail

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts and ends in Kathmandu. The trek starts in Sundarijal after a short drive from Kathmandu. The trekking then goes to Chisapani for the first overnight. You then trek to Nagarkot viewpoint the next day.

Helambu Trekking

Helambu is a short trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. The Helambu Valley Trek can be done from 6-9 days. The trekking is doable in January.

The Helambu Valley

Helambu Valley Trek starts after a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. The trek goes to Helambu Valley pass by Chisapani, Kutumsang, Tharepani, Tarkeghyang, and Shermanthang, and finally reaches Melamchi Bazaar to drive back to Kathmandu.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a 9-day trek in Langtang National Park. The trekking is suitable for all aged people and best suited for novice trekkers. The Langtang Valley Trek is doable in January. The month of January is winter in Nepal, and high passes treks are closed. So, Langtang Valley Trek can be the best trek to do in January.

The Langtang Valley

The Langtang Valley Trek starts from Syaprubeshi, which is an 8–9-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trek goes to Langtang Valley through Lama Hotel, Langtang Valley, and Kyanjing village. You can also hike to Kyanjing Ri or Tsergu Ri peak to view Langtang Himalaya and Glacier.

The trek returns to Lama Hotel and takes a higher route to Thulo Syapru, and finally treks to Dhunche to take a return drive to Kathmandu.

Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama is a short Everest View Trek that goes a maximum of 3800 meters above sea level. The Everest Panorama Trek starts from Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

View from Tengboche on Everest Panorama Trail

Everest Panorama Trek continues to Namche Bazaar and further goes to Tengboche. There is an old monastery that is called Tengboche Monastery. You also visit the Monastery in Tengboche. You view Everest and Many other Himalayas from Tengboche. You then return to Namche and to Lukla to take a short flight back to Kathmandu.


The above are only the most popular treks in Nepal that are suitable to do in January. However, there are many other treks and tours: Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour, Glimpse of Nepal Tour, and Spirit of Nepal Tour, which are best to do in January.

Let us know your timeframe, place of interest, and several people, then we can offer you the best suitable trek and tour in Nepal for January.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

Hello, Hi & Namaste from the Himalayas !!!

I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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