The winter is at its peak in January. It is true that many trekking routes are closed during this time.
However, you need to understand that Nepal is not only Himalayas and high mountains, but we have moderate mountains, valleys, and even plains. So, you are in luck, Nepal is open for trekking even in January.
But let’s face it January is off season for trekking and therefore the trails are without a lot of trekkers.
At high altitudes, there will be heavy snowfall. The day temperature is around 8 degrees while at nights that falls to below 0 degrees.
January mornings are foggy and visibility is low but the days are quite clear and you can see the mountains. However, due to visibility issues the flights might be delayed so you need to be prepared accordingly.
You might be wondering where to trek in January. So here is our list.
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namo Buddha Hike
- Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
If you need to see places, and see them really well in various seasons, do not be afraid to trek on January. After all, the scenery belongs to those who see it!