Nepal in February
The Mid winter season, February month is not so good for trekking in high Himalayas in Nepal but if you are interested and don’t have time to trek in other trekking seasons, then you can join Trekking in Nepal in February.
Best Treks in Nepal in February
Poon Hill Trek
Poon hill trek is the most popular trekking route in Nepal as it can be accessible all the time in a year. This low altitude trekking route has plenty of tea houses, beautiful landscapes, green lush jungles, cultural villages and panoramic mountain villages that attract many trekkers to go there.
During the peak seasons, this trekking route gets crowded by foreign as well as domestic (Nepalese) trekkers. So, trekking poon hill during February could be a wise to avoid crowds.
A scenic view of Mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu is the best part of the trek.
|Day||Itinerary||Altitude from (Meters)||Altitude to (Meters)||Trekking/Drive Duration (Hours)|
|1||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||1,400||900||7-8|
|2||Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to TikheDhunga||900||1,570||6-7|
|3||Trek from TikheDhunga to Ghorepani||1,570||2,850||5-6|
|4||Hike to Poon Hill, then trek to Tadapani||2,850||2,700||4-5|
|5||Trek to Tadapani to Ghandruk||2,700||1,940||3-4|
|6||Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1,570m), then drive to Pokhara||1,940||900||5-6|
|7||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu||900||1,400||7-8|
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang valley is one of the busiest trekking route in Nepal during the peak trekking season. This is low altitude trekking route compared to other popular trekking routes so we recommended you to trek this trekking trip.
During the trekking, you will explore around the Langtang National Park, kyanjin Ri, Langtang Valley, rhododendron forest, beautiful landscapes and ethnic village.
The weather will not be as risky as the temperature doesn’t go down below 0 degree Celsius.
During February, the weather is clear enough for mountain views.
Kathmandu Valley Trek
If you are looking for short and easy treks in Nepal, Kathmandu valley trek could be the best option during February.
The hiking to the ethnic cultural villages, green lush jungles and
hills nearby Kathmandu valley will make your happy. During this trek,
you will explore the mountain villages Sundarijal, Chispani and
This trek will be of 4-5 days hiking and could be extended upon your interest and budget.
February is good time to trek in low altitude trekking destinations like Ghorepani Poon Hill, Kathmandu Valley, Langtang Valley, Mount Everest, Jomsom Muktinath and Panchase. Go for short and easy trekking to these destinations.
February is the dry winter season. There will be possibility of little rain and snow so you need to pack for warmer gears.
Trek cost will vary (could be less than trekking in peak seasons like Spring (March – April – May) and Autumn (September – October – November) according to the trekking style what you choose from solo independent with a guide and porter and an organized group trek.
Also Read: Winter Trekking in Nepal
Benefits/Pros of trekking in Nepal in February
Clear sunny days
The temperature could be colder than other months but the mountain views are often best. During the day time, there will be warm sunshine.
The number of trekkers during the less than other peak season. So, if you are a lonely traveler, this is the great time to avoid crowds even on the popular routes.
If you are budget travelers, you can join a trek in February. As, this is the off-season time, many trekking companies and hoteliers are offering your discounts on the package that you love to do. You will be cared and the services are best as there are no crowds. You can save your money on the cheap trekking packages.
Trekking in Nepal in February FAQs
The winter season of the year in Nepal comes to an end by the month February. So, the weather becomes pretty cool and dry. But you might have the question that how cold is Nepal in February? The temperature gradually stats to decrease at lower altitudes but at higher altitudes it could be 0 degree Celsius to -10 degree Celsius.
During the day time, the temperature might go up to 10 degree Celsius. During the sunny day, it becomes a warm day. If you are considering trekking in Nepal in February, bring warm cloths and winter gears.
There might be foggy day at the morning and it seems dews on the trees and grass. So, you should start your day at early morning, rater wait for sun rise and clear days.
By the end of the month, you can do all the popular trekking routes. But, sometime, the winter temperature can be low as the weather at higher altitudes cannot be predictable.
Trekking to popular trekking routes like Manalsu Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be accessible during February. But sometimes, it could be risky if it gets heavy snowfall at these routes.
So, if you want to avoid the risk of colder weather and snow, we have recommendations to trek low altitude treks.
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