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Winter season

Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and the famous destination such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists”

Winter is one of the ideal time to visit Nepal, to enjoy the scenries and fewer tourist!

December to February is generally the coldest months, temperature ranging from minimum 0 to -2 degree in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30  degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter’s bitterest cold with short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remain sunny and the night sky remains crystal clear enabling to count stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remains under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could expect in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and the famous destination such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists. The temperature is still much more favourable than in many western countries. The night time temperature remains from -17 to -30 degree (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The day time temperature remains -5 degree (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.

With a clear night sky, from our camp at Peekye Peak, Everest Region
Early morning view of the lower valleies filled with a think sea of cloud