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Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours

As a cultural and artistic destination that is in close proximity to the Himalayas, Kathmandu has attracted tourists since the 1960s. The city’s intoxicating mixture of art and culture makes it an obvious choice. In the heart of Kathmandu’s old city, you can stroll through Old Town’s narrow, winding streets accompanied by your guide as you try steamed momos and see handicrafts while admiring Durbar Square’s distinctive architecture.

The Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours consolidate a five-day journey covering the iconic sights of Kathmandu and the sacred sites of Lumbini. A journey through Nepal’s major cultural sites provides travelers with the chance to observe the outstanding arts adorning the monuments, ultimately taking them to the serene ambiance of Lumbini. Overall, this is a tour that lets travelers immerse themselves in some of Nepal’s most beautiful landmarks.

About

As part of the Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours, you will visit the historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu. This includes the Pashupatinath temple, considered a sacred site for Hindu devotees. In addition to visiting Boudhanath stupa and Swayambhunath stupa, the tour includes touring Boudhanath stupa and Swayambhu stupa. For Buddhists, Boudhanath is holy, while Swayambhu is both holy and divine.

In addition to visiting religious shrines, the tour also includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The square is studded with small temples and huge palaces, including a living goddess, Kumari. Following a fascinating tour of the world’s heritage sites in Kathmandu, we continue to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, which is a sacred shrine for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jain pilgrims.

In addition to its religious significance, Lumbini boasts a number of beautiful monasteries and gumbas built by various Buddhist nations around the world. This holistic location is peaceful and tranquil, despite its constant bustle of pilgrims. During this short tour, you’ll witness a Maya Devi temple, a garden, an Ashoka pillar, and several beautiful monasteries. Overall, this tour provides the opportunity for you to experience and admire the fabulous historical creations of Nepal.

Best Time for the Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour

All year round is the best time for Kathmandu and Lumbini tours. Anyone can visit at any time of the year to enjoy the beauty accumulated at the historical sites in Nepal. This tour can, therefore, be undertaken throughout the year. The summer/monsoon season may be a challenge due to hot climatic conditions. However, this isn’t unbearable. In addition, visits to Kathmandu and Lumbini can be made in any season.

Highlights of the Tour

  • The tour is led by an English-speaking, experienced, knowledgeable, and professional guide.
  • Throughout the tour, all accommodations are luxurious
  • See the differences in weather and terrain between Kathmandu and Chitwan during the scenic flight to Bhairahawa
  • Discover the wonders of Kathmandu’s architecture and the fine details adorning its historical landmarks.
  • The birthplace of Lord Buddha, who lived as an ascetic for 29 years, is where you can learn more about his life
  • Discover several monasteries and temples, as well as beautiful gardens at the Maya Devi temple.

Alternative Tours

 Pokhara Info offers several other short tours for travelers interested in quick gateways. We offer a five-day Kathmandu and Pokhara tour, which includes sightseeing in both the charming Lakeside city of Pokhara and the historical monuments of Kathmandu. We also offer a four-day Discover Kathmandu and Nagarkot tour, which includes a visit to the outskirts of Kathmandu. We can also tailor-make your trip. Share your ideas with our specialists, and they will help you customize your itinerary according to your schedule, budget, interest, and activities.

Itinerary for the Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour

Our tour today covers the following sites listed by UNESCO:

Pashupatinath temple: It is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world, and the temple honors Lord Shiva. It is surrounded by dozens of temples, with each corner filled with Sadhus, the most prominent followers of Lord Shiva. Additionally, this is the place where Hindu rituals and customs are performed for cremating departed loved ones.

Boudhanath Stupa: Next, we would like to visit the Boudhanath stupa, which is the largest dome-shaped stupa in the world. The stupa has a unique Mandala design, which is equally impressive and unique. Buddhist pilgrims and visitors hunting for a place to unwind are constantly reverberating through the area, as are several gompas in the area.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square. The palace is enormous and surrounded by wonderful temples. Travelers can visit temples and museums for a comprehensive understanding of the heritage sites. It is also home to several monuments, shires, and stupas illustrating centuries-old histories, as well as the living goddess Kumari; the palace is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture and Nepalese art.

Swayambhunath Stupa: We will end our tour at the Swayambhunath stupa, an ancient religious structure that overlooks Kathmandu from a hilltop. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims share a common ground at stupas, so both places of pilgrimage honor both faiths through their temples and stupas.

As part of the itinerary, we will also visit Patan Durbar Square if we have some time left. Both Patan and Kathmandu possess ancient temples and buildings from the 15th century. Additionally, the pillars, windows, doors, and stone sculptures on the buildings are carved from wood and stone.

After a tiring day of touring, we spend the night at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

On this day, we will fly to Bhairahawa to see the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. The flight will last about 30 to 45 minutes, and it will be scenic as well. Once we've arrived in Bhairahawa, we'll check into the hotel and rest for a bit, and then we'll continue with the tour. We will also visit other monuments and temples honoring Buddha after visiting the Maya Devi temple, where Buddha was born.

There are many temples, monasteries, and museums within the holy site, including the Lumbini International Research Institute, so we will visit them as well. Besides temples and monasteries, we will also see the world peace pagoda and the Ashoka pillar. After a long day of sightseeing, we spent the night at a 5-star hotel in Lumbini.

 

Upon returning to Kathmandu, spend the remainder of the day as you wish, whether it is shopping or just wandering the city's streets. "Farewell" dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant will be served in the evening. Consequently, the tour comes to a cheerful end.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

 

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Religious Hub in Kathmandu

Nepal is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a long history. When you visit Nepal, you are likely to see many of the country’s famous temples. As a foreigner, there are a lot of options to learn about Hinduism and temples in Nepal. You could also engage in thrilling trekking adventures or tours while visiting these temples. Nonetheless, you may need a more comprehensive description of the best temples in Nepal and in Kathmandu to assist you in your trek. The temples are renowned for their heritage and tradition. Pokhara Info provides you with a list of some of Nepal’s most famous and glorious temples.

There are a lot of statuesque temples in Nepal, full of insights and richness. Nepal’s unique temple characteristics include Newari pagodas and Shikhara temples. Buddhism is also reflected in Buddhist Gompas, with exclusive arts and crafts built by craftsmen who are part of the ancient Nepali culture and tradition. To make your navigation of the best temples of the Hindu and Buddhist religions in Nepal easier, we have provided detailed descriptions of the temples. You can read about temples outside Kathmandu Valley from Pokhara Info. Below are some temples within the valley that would be great learning and touring destinations for foreign explorers:

Pashupatinath Temple

According to Hindu tradition, Pashupatinath was founded in the 5th century as a Hindu shrine. The Shiva lingam was discovered at the site, which has great significance for the Hindu community. After the Malla dynasty in Nepal rebuilt the temple, the Pashupatinath became the main shrine for millions of Lord Shiva devotees.

Across the Bagmati River lies this pagoda-style temple, which boasts hundreds of Shiva lingams within the temple’s complex. Within the main temple is a Shiva lingam. You can also see a statue of Nandi; the bull Lord Shiva used to ride on the opposite side of the temple. The cremations of Hindu people take place along the Bagmati riverbank within Pashupati. The temple is mainly worshipped during festivals like Mahashivaratri, which attracts Hindu devotees from all over the world, Teej, a traditional festival of Nepalese women, and various Ekadashis and other auspicious occasions. Among the unique features of this famous temple are the Aratis and festivals.

Getting to the Pashupatinath temple is easy. You can take a taxi directly from Tribhuwan International Airport or catch a bus from Basantapur. The cost of entering this famous Hindu temple in Nepal is about NPR 1000 for tourists. Non-Hindus, however, are generally not allowed into the main temple itself. Additionally, visiting one of the best temples in Nepal may be easier if you have a tourist guide with you. Visitors can enter the heritage site from the back of the premise.

Changu Narayan Temple (The Oldest Temple In Nepal)

Built during the Lichhavi Dynasty in 1702, Change Narayan is the oldest temple in Nepal. It is a double-roofed temple that is decorated with ten incarnations of Narayan and guarded by four stone lions. Among the main attractions of this region is a statue of Vishnu seated on a Garuda, which belongs to an ancient period. The temple’s real gem and the sculpture of Narsingha are also worth seeing in the Changu Narayan area.

The Changu Narayan temple is located about halfway between Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. From Bhaktapur, a bus can take you to the temple, and from Bhaktapur, a taxi costs about Rs. 800 just for the city of Kathmandu. From Bhaktapur, you can take a taxi for around Rs.350 to Changu Narayan, which is a world heritage site. You can take pictures around the temple and get your photos taken inside. The trip can cost between NPR100 and 400.

Buddhanilkantha 

At the base of the Shivapuri Hill lies a statue of Hindu Lord Vishnu, which is the largest and most significant stone carving of Lord Vishnu in Nepal. It is 10km away from the center of Kathmandu. Lord Vishnu is carved into the black basalt stone, which is 5 meters long and is positioned inside the tank of water, which is 13 meters long.

 There are eleven naga heads on the top of the head of the statue of Vishnu. If you’re planning on visiting Buddhanilkantha, a beautiful premise in itself, then the Hindu temple is worth visiting. From Ratnapark or Basantapur, you can take a bus or a taxi to Narayanthan to reach the temple. This can take about 40-45 minutes.

Guheswori Shaktipith

Hindu pilgrims visit the Guheswori Shaktipith, which is around 1 km away from Pashupatinath. This temple represents the power of Hindu gods and goddesses. Devotees recognize it as a sacred temple.

Sati Devi’s story of how her body parts fell at Guheswori after her death makes the temple important for Hindus. Additionally, the temple was built under the command of the former king Pratap Malla in the 17th century. This is a famous Hindu temple in Kathmandu.

This temple can be reached directly from the Pashupatinath area through the north of the temple. Although it is not known whether the Shaktipith is generally open to tourists, there is a front door through which you can enter the temple.

Patan Krishna Mandir

Patan Krishna Mandira temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha, found in the Patan Durbar Square area in Kathmandu, is one of the major attractions in the valley due to its rich history and magnificent architecture. The temple was built in 1637 by King Siddhi Narasigh Malla as the result of a dream where the Hindu gods stood exactly where the temple stands today.

A visit to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square and the Krishna Mandir, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, is special during Krishna Janmasthami, the most important festival in Nepal. This famous temple celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna with a great crowd.

If you travel from Ratnapark, Koteshwor, or Lagankhel, you will be able to quickly reach Patan Durbar Square by bus or taxi. The entry fee is NPR 1000 for tourists, and it includes access to the temple. There, Tourist guides are also available on an hourly basis, which typically runs from NPR 1000 to NPR 2000 per hour.

Doleshwar Mahadev Temple

There is a temple called Doleshwar Mahadev temple in the district of Bhaktapur, located 20 km from Kathmandu. It can be reached after an approximately 45-minute drive from the center of the city. Furthermore, many Shiva devotees in Nepal visit this temple to pray for the fulfillment of their wishes, and it is believed that visiting the temple will wash away all your sins and bless you for a successful life. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Kathmandu to Doleshwar Mahadev Temple, located in the Bhaktapur district in Nepal.

The temples in Nepal are some of the most fascinating and well-known in the world and have captured the attention of tourists everywhere. These cultural landmarks need to be preserved with proper plans and policies. Furthermore, tourism prospects in Nepal have been rapidly expanding in the last few decades, so it makes sense that these historically significant temples in Nepal need to be protected and promoted.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

You can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or return home after enjoying the thrilling and joyful experience. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, if you are planning to visit Nepal anytime soon, you should take note of the many ancient sites and the numerous temples that are located in Nepal. As we mentioned earlier, you will just have to see them for yourself to acknowledge these temples.

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The Gorgeous Nation of Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country with welcoming people in which deities coexist with mortals, and monasteries, magnificent temples, and historical monuments can be found everywhere you turn. The Himalayan nation of Nepal has some of the best of everything for travelers, including breathtaking views from its highest mountains, an infectious culture, friendly locals, delicious cuisine, myriad adventures, and awe-inspiring wildlife.

There are more than eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world here, along with the Terai plains of Jhapa, so you can be forgiven for keeping your camera close to your hand. If you’d like to appreciate the Himalayas fully, we recommend traveling to Dhulikhel, one of Nepal’s most popular destinations, to view these giant mountains. Pokhara, another popular destination, puts Nepal’s natural beauty into perspective. The Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa Lakes, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range, make it the jewel of the Himalayas.

The adventure tourism industry in Nepal is one of Nepal’s biggest attractions. It is a favorite spot for those who enjoy nature and adrenaline. Among the many activities available in this gorgeous landlocked nation, treks, mountaineering, and game viewing are long-time favorites. Still, tourists can now do more adventurous activities such as rafting, biking, fishing, hot air ballooning, and even bungee jumping.

These reasons may convince you that you need to visit Nepal at least once in your lifetime:

To experience the diversity of culture

More than 60 ethnic groups and 124 languages are spoken in Nepal, each with a unique language, religion, festivals, and art. The Newar tribe is an example of how diverse the Kathmandu Valley is. Newari and Nepal Bhasa are the native languages of Nepal, and they celebrate festivals such as Swati throughout the year. Visiting Nepal is a good way to experience the country’s diverse cultures and history.

To discover the incredible heritage sites:

Nepal has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a wonderful country full of natural and cultural treasures. The Kathmandu Valley alone includes seven of the ten UNESCO cultural world heritage sites. The country also has three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, and Lumbini, where Buddha was born. In addition, the Kathmandu valley, Nepal’s spiritual heart, has numerous ancient medieval temples, Buddhist monasteries, and stupas. A visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, can be enlightening and delightful.

To Befriend the Hospitable Nepalese People:

The Nepalese are very friendly and welcoming to visitors, considering guests as gods. They will do anything they can to make you feel comfortable and never fail to offer tea and assistance when you need it. Many people who have been to Nepal will tell you how friendly the Nepali people can be. Similarly, It’s not surprising that it’s a saying that if you come for the mountains, you’ll return for the people.

Trekkers & adventurers find this place ideal:

The topography of Nepal may look small on the map, just slightly larger than Arkansas, but it includes the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest), the deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), and several other fascinating features. Therefore, it is not surprising that this tiny country in Asia can be a haven for adventure lovers. 

It is a great spot for hikers and explorers to explore. Nepal is a great destination for those who enjoy adventure and trekking. Thousands of people visit Nepal each year in search of adventure. 

Despite being a Himalayan country, Nepal offers various hiking and adventure opportunities.

In addition to trekking, there are many other adrenaline-pumping sports you can try while in Nepal, including mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, hot air ballooning, and paragliding.

Enjoying Nepali Delicacies:

Because of Nepal’s geographical and cultural diversity, its cuisine has also become very diverse. Though heavily influenced by neighboring countries such as India and China, Nepali cuisine still possesses its own unique characteristics. You simply can’t leave Nepal without trying some of its delicacies. Dal Bhat is a dish served with rice and curried vegetables. It is the national dish of Nepal, which you will find served at almost every restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Momo, or Nepalese dumplings, are a popular snack available on every corner and should be tried more than once. They are typically served with a tomato-based sauce and can be filled with many vegetables and meats. Chatamari, deeds, aloo tama, etc., are other well-known Nepali foods.

Amazing wildlife awaits you:

As the Amazon of Asia, Nepal is a great destination for wildlife enthusiasts. A trip to the lowlands of Nepal gives you a chance to see wild animals in their natural habitats. There are 544 species of birds in Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most popular national park, including royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, deer, and monkeys.

Bardia National Park, another pristine park, offers excellent wildlife-watching opportunities along with Chitwan. Wild animals are common in the highlands, mountain ranges, and the mountains of the upper hilly regions, such as snow leopards, red pandas, blue sheep, and yaks.

Enjoy the Peaceful Environment:

Nepal is far from prosperous, but it is a perfect place for those seeking a sense of peace and serenity. The country provides a charming, laidback atmosphere that provides all the comforts of a prosperous nation. The tranquillity of the countryside can be mesmerizing, but even a stroll around Thamel in Kathmandu is soothing. Furthermore, Pokhara, a lake city in Nepal, is also a great place to unwind, where you can enjoy the pristine air, gaze at the serene lake, or marvel at the stunning snow-capped mountains.

Visiting the Stunning Lakes and the high mountains:

Countless lakes can be found in Nepal. Nepal is blessed with a diversity of nature that ranges from the highest lake in the world (Tilicho, 4,950 meters above sea level) to the deepest lake at the highest elevation (Shey Phoksundo, 145 meters deep at 3,600 meters above sea level). Not to mention they are as gorgeous as they can get. Including boating and paddling, these lakes in Nepal offer a wide range of water sports that tourists can enjoy. There are about 200 lakes in Nepal, many of which are glacier-fed lakes higher than 4,000 meters above sea level.

In addition, Nepal is a mountaineering enthusiast’s dream. Nepal has over a hundred mountains in limited geography and is known as the “Land of Mountains .”Even though the country is landlocked and has a small geographical area, eight of the fourteen highest mountains in the world are located here. And with that comes the thrill and adrenaline rush of mountaineering and trekking.

Great experience for an affordable price:

Nepal is rated as one of the best value destinations by Lonely Planet, offering affordable hotels and restaurants. Most restaurants are reasonable in price, and the country has a lot of good food options. Thus it is a great opportunity for budget traveling.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Furthermore, when you are ready to start your Nepal trekking adventure, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has covered you. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

 

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Enjoying winter in Nepal

Nepal has a wide variety of natural beauty ranging from its mighty mountains on the north side to its greenery and plains on the south. These locations are equally enchanting, whether it’s winter or summer. And in addition to the pristine natural beauty, the country also offers an array of adventure excursions and a stunning religious icon.

Nepal is attracting many tourists for different reasons within its borders. Some are drawn by the mountains and want to climb or trek in the Himalayas, while others are fascinated by the country’s culture and famous city life, yet others are searching for some kind of spiritual experience.

It is very hard to predict the winter weather in Nepal. During the winter months, temperatures can vary and even drop to -°C. However, the beautiful sunshine and scenic views more than compensate for these chilly conditions. Even so, it can be quite chilly during the night in Nepal. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t let this stop you from visiting the country. You should have no issues as long as you have access to plenty of thermal baths.

Winter Temperature in Nepal

The average temperature in the capital city hovers around 11 °C, with minimum temperatures averaging -1 °C and highest temperatures sometimes reaching over 23 °C. If you visit higher altitudes during the winter, you can expect significant temperature drops at the same rate. For instance, temperatures in Jumla can fall below freezing between November and February.

During the winter season in Nepal, there is likely to be a significant temperature difference depending on your location. Be sure you research thoroughly before your winter trip to Nepal to determine what temperatures to expect from each location.

Nepal is a unique place that should be visited once in a lifetime. No matter your reason for coming to Nepal, we recommend that if you come in the winter season, the following places will make you realize that you are in for an unforgettable adventure. During the winter months in Nepal, there are a number of breathtaking places to visit, and narrowing it down to just one or two will be difficult.

Nepal winter travel guide: places to see

Kalinchowk Dolakha

In addition to its impressive views of Nepal’s mountain ranges, Kalinchowk offers the chance to frolic in the snow and dine on traditional Nepalese cuisine in one of the town’s many restaurants. Kalinchowk has located roughly 132 km from Kathmandu. Kuri Village is the closest point to Kalinchowk. Tourists must cycle for one hour to get to the end of the village. Buses to Charikot from Kathmandu are easily accessible. You need private vehicles, including jeeps, to reach Kuri Village from Charikot. 

During the trip, trails in the forest and traces of snow add to the fun. On top of that, you get to visit the holy Temple of Kalinchowk Bhagawati at the top of Kalinchowk hill. After visiting the Temple, it is believed what you wish for will come true. In addition to trekking, hiking, camping, and skiing there, Kalinchowk is the ideal place to observe the sunset from the summit of the hill.

Mustang and Muktinath

As one of the oldest Hindu temples near the doorsteps of Tibet, Muktinath Temple offers worshippers a serene place to practice their faith, even though it is a remote village. The Temple is a beautiful winter destination featuring breathtaking mountain range views. In the past, Mustang belonged to Tibet. Today, it is a part of Nepal. The Upper Mustang is a bustling place where you can experience many events and unique lifestyles. A special permit is required to enter the Upper Mustang, but you might want to stick to Lower Mustang during winter because of the extreme weather conditions.

If you want to travel from Kathmandu to Mustang, via Pokhara would be the best way. However, you can fly or drive to Pokhara and then fly to Mustang. Flights, buses, and cars are all available from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can reach Jomsom via Pokhara by flight or jeep. In addition, many trekkers also hike from Pokhara to Jomsom without difficulty. You won’t need more than 20 minutes by air to get to Jomsom. A mustang adventure during the winter includes hiking, fossil hunting, Jeep rides through the mountains, and visiting orchards.

Tilicho Lake

A holy expedition, Tilicho Lake is located at the height of 4 949 meters. Located at 11,200 in terms of feet above sea level, Tilicho Lake is Nepal’s highest lake. As we ascend to a higher altitude, you cannot miss the breathtaking view of Lake Tilicho. Tilicho Lake can be reached via multiple trekking routes; however, it remains one of the best trekking options in the Annapurna region.

It offers scenic views of much of the east side of the world-renowned Annapurna circuit, which is known for its world-class natural beauty, cultural traditions, spectacular waterfalls, healthy streams of water, and diverse flora and fauna. When we think of the best place to visit during winter, Tilicho must be included as one of the best places. You can find people of different ethnicities living in harmony there. There are several winter activities to enjoy while in Tilicho, including Trekking, Hiking, and Patronymic views of beautiful lakes.

Chisapani

Most trekking destinations require at least one week’s preparation before you can head out. It’s not the weather or the time of year that keeps you from discovering new places. A day trip to Chisapani, which is not far from Kathmandu valley, could be the perfect option for you if you are planning a day trip from Kathmandu. Similar to the Annapurna treks, the Chisapani trek can be considered a condensed version.

Chisapani is located at the height of 2165 meters above sea level. From Sundarijal, you can ascend to the small village of Mulkharka in the morning and begin your trek. You can view a spectacular light show on the Himalayan façade at night after you walk through a dappled forest. It is also possible to reach the spot via private transportation. Chisapani is a great place to go in the winter to hike, trek, camp, or enjoy a picnic or BBQ.

Langtang National Park

In the Langtang District, where Langtang National Park is located, you can hike over impressive passes, admire ancient monasteries, and see dramatic mountain scenery with blossoming rhododendron forests during winter and spring. The snow makes the place even more picturesque and eye-catching during winter. As a result of its proximity to Kathmandu, this region is less developed and less crowded than other trekking areas in Nepal.

Established in 1976 AD, Langtang National Park consists of over 1,500 square kilometers. The entire route to Langtang National Park is lined with villages with guesthouses and lodging that you can stay at during your trek. It is convenient to travel to without having to take a flight from Kathmandu, as it is easily accessible by van or any public vehicle in about seven to eight hours. Clear days will also allow you to see the peak of Langtang Lirung (7,245 meters). You can visit the Internet for more information regarding several days itinerary if you wish to visit or even find the Itinerary for Langtang National Park here on Pokhara Info.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.