Although the winter can be very cold here at high altitudes
, this time of year can be the most rewarding time to trek in Nepal. It is usually very clear from December through February, with bright blue skies and the clearest mountain views imaginable. The temperatures are not very extreme at altitudes up to around 4500 meters, where you'll have close-up views of some of the high Himalayan peaks. Even Everest Base Camp and the high mountain passes are great treks during the winter months, especially in early December and late February. Best of all, unlike the spring and fall, youâ€™ll have the mountain mostly to yourself, with your choice of the best lodges
, always ready with a big smile and a warm fire. Most winter treks are private (not scheduled groups) starting on your preferred date with your own guide and porter(s).
If you're considering a trek during the winter season, you'll appreciate the "deluxe" teahouse lodge rooms in the Everest and Annaurna regions, which have extra comfort and attached baths. These are included with the Classic trek option and can be arranged as an upgrade with the standard treks. You'll really appreciate the extra comfort, and
the beautiful mountain views.