Nepal in January
Are you planning for a trek and in January? Do you want to know more information about January Trekking in Nepal? Here are the tips for you planning at trek in Nepal in January.
January is the mid of winter season. The cool weather with the snowfall in higher altitudes is common during January. So, trekking to higher altitudes in January in Nepal might be risk. But, you can do short and easy treks below 4000m.
With the crystal clear and sunny days, trekking in Nepal in December is doable. It is the best time for photographers and snow enthusiasts. The temperature at lower altitude is good to trek but winter trekking gears is highly recommended.
Discounts on January
As January is the off-season month of the year, you might get discounts on trips, hotel room booking, transportation hiring and flight tickets. Many trekking agencies offer discounts during winter season.
Festivals on January 2020 (January – Push – Magh)
- Maghe Sankranti (January 15th – Magh 1)
Happy New Year (1st January)
Prithivi Jayanti (National Unity Day) 11th January
Martyrs Day (30th January – Magh 16th)
January Trekking Highlights
- Fewer tourists on the trail
- Warm weather at lower altitudes
- Best for snow activities like snowboarding, skiing, playing snow
- Best time for photography, mountain views
- Availability of hotel rooms and good attention at tea houses.
- Nepali street cultural festival, New Year
January Trekking Tips
- Bring warm cloths, warm sleeping bags, winter trekking gears
- Be updated about the weather condition to avoid risk from bad weather
- Be hydrated, carry a bottle of water during trekking
- Hire a trekking guide for safety trekking
- Prepare for some extra days on your schedule
Treks to Consider during January in Nepal
- Poon Hill Trek
- Kathmandu Valley Trek
- Pikey Peak Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Australian Camp Trek
- Ghandruk Trek
- Everest View Trek
- Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
- Nagarkot Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hiking
Other Winter Trekking Months
Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs)
January is the mid month of the winter season and coldest month of all twelve months. There is mere chances of rainfall throughout the year. The skies are clear with warm sunlight during the day. The average temperature at daytime is around 8 degree Celsius while in the night, it drops to 1 or less. The temperatures goes down on increasing altitudes.
Yes, you can trek in Nepal in January. Low altitude treks are the best for winter trekking.
Yes, trekking in Nepal in January is safe. But, trekking to high altitudes is risk of snowfall and cold weather whereas trekking to lowlands have not risk.
Low altitude treks upto 3500m is best for hiking in Nepal in January. The treks around Kathmandu valley, Langtang valley trek, Poon Hill hike, Mardi Himal trek, Kalichowk trek, Dhampus Australian camp trek, Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, Dhulikhel Hiking, Chitwan Chepang Hill Trek, Royal Trek are best during January in Nepal.
Excellent mountain views, sunny day, discounts and availability of accommodation are the pros of january trekking. Whereas snowfall, cold weather, cancellation of flights are the cons of trekking.
Yes, the accommodations are available on the short and easy trekking trails. There are tea-houses on the routes with basic amenities.