Usually, the best time to trek in Nepal is from September to November. But, it doesn’t mean other months are not suitable. With fewer crowds and low cost, January is also an appropriate time for travelers.
Besides that, the main attraction of Nepal is in the Himalayas. So, the best scenery of the snowcapped mountains can also be visible during this month.
Furthermore, you can also trek to a nearby destination for some adventure. Try a little more, and you will witness the beauty of the country. Here are the 10 best trekking destination in Nepal in January.
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If you are looking for a trekking destination around the Himalayas of Nepal, Gokyo Valley is the best option for you in January. It is the gateway to the Khumbu Himalayan Region. As for your trekking route, you will start trekking from Lukla through Namche Bazar along the bank of roaring the Dudh Koshi River.
To make the journey more interesting, you will pass through Nagozumpa glacier, one of the biggest glaciers in the Himalayas. Besides that, you can also witness the huge ice range set between Cho Oyu and Gyachung.
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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is amongst the best treks in Nepal, which offers a stunning view of the Annapurna Region. The trek starts from Pokhara, and you will travel through Ulleri until you reach Ghorepani.
From there, you will climb to the top of Poon Hill at 3210 m. The trekking trail can be climbed by the people of any age group and trekking skills, as it is an easy trek.
Once you reach and overcome the challenging summit, you can enjoy the majestic view of mountains, including Manaslu, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and of course, Annapurna.
Besides trekking, you can also get a glimpse of the local culture of local Magar, Gurung, and Thakali, which makes it a suitable destination for those trekkers who are into experiencing cultures.
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If you have some time left after your Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you can add Khopra Danda Trek to your adventure. Despite being less known to travelers, Khopra Danda Trek is one of the most adventurous treks with stunning views.
The trails follow the same path as Annapurna Trek for a couple of days. After some days of trekking, you will turn down to the valley of north Ghorepani.
After you climb up from Ghorepani to reach Khopra Ridge, you can enjoy the brilliant beauty of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre.
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Providing a hint of lifestyle and culture of the Himalayas, Everest Panorama Trek is among the best choice for many trekkers from all over the world to experience in Nepal in January. The hiking starts from Lukla and ends in Tengboche. And, it is a simple trek.
As you travel through the trails, you will be able to adore the marvelous view of lush rhododendron forest and roaring rivers. Likewise, you will also pass through the brilliant village of Phakding to reach the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar.
Finally, when you reach your destination, Tengboche, you can check out ancient Tengboche Monastery and adore the majestic view of the Himalayas, including Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Everest itself.
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Also termed as the “Valley of glaciers,” Langtang Valley Trek is amongst the most famous treks and a beautiful destination for trekking in January.
The trekking route takes you through the marvelous Langtang National Park along with its untamed natural beauty and unique landscape.
Once you reach the Langtang valley, you can enjoy the majestic view of the Himalayas. The hiking is a long journey, but the view of jaw-dropping snow-capped mountains, including Langtang Mountain, makes the trek worth it.
The loots of your long hiking don’t end here. You can also be able to adore the eye-catching beauty of more than a dozen sparkling glaciers.
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Lately, Rara has become more famous, and a lot of tourists are seen here then aver. And that is not for nothing! Offering the biggest lake in the country and also the smallest yet incredibly beautiful National Park, Rara Lake Trek provides you with both scenery and adventure at the same time.
Despite the steep path you need to take to reach Rara Lake, the glorious feeling that you get when you get to the top will be unimaginable. The clear blue water surrounded by incredible Himalayan flora and alpine meadows is sure to melt your heart.
Besides that, if you are a bird lover, you will be blessed with something more at the lake as the number of birds in the lake are more than annual trekkers.
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If you don’t want to look around and neither have much time in your hands, but you still want to experience what Nepal has to offer in January, Helambu Trek is the best choice for you. It is the probably shortest and easiest trek that is suitable for almost any season.
Likewise, as you travel through the hiking trails, you can also appreciate the breathtaking natural beauty and unique landscapes of the region.
Furthermore, the upper part of Helambu is also one of the best destinations which offer the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake. Similarly, if you are a bird lover, you will have some extra fun as you will hear the sound of birds singing. Finally, once you reach the destination, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas, including the Langtang range.
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If you want to get a glimpse of the local Tibetan culture along with the stunning views of nature throughout your trek, Tamang Heritage Trek is the best bet for you.
As you will be staying with the locals in a homestay, you will have more opportunities to learn about their culture. The trekking trails start from Shyaprubesi.
To reach the Gatlang village, you will leave Langtang Valley mid-way. Then, you will head to Tatopani, where you can enjoy hot springs before reaching your final destination.
Besides that, with off the beaten tracks and vibrant wildlife in Langtang National Park, you will have some thrilling experiences. Likewise, the marvelous view of the Himalayas, including Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Massif, and Langtang range, will make your heart melt.
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If you want an adventurous trekking destination with views in Nepal in January, the Chisapani-Nagarkot trek is a suitable destination. Your trekking route passes through Shivapuri National Park to Shivapuri Mountain. And, even though the trails might be snowy, it won’t be much of a problem to trek.
Besides that, you will be able to enjoy the outstanding views of the mountains, including Gaurishankar, Ganesh, and Manaslu. Not only mountains, but you will also witness the picturesque view of Kathmandu Valley.
Once you reach Chisapani, you will travel through numerous local villages and forests along with mountain views. After that, when you reach Nagarkot, you will witness the true beauty of sunrise from the hills.
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Looking for a short and straightforward trek with fewer crowds that can be completed easily with the best experience? Mardi Himal Trek is for you.
There are not many travelers around even in warmer seasons, as it has been opened recently. And, you are more likely to have all the trails to yourself.
Your trekking trail starts from Pokhara that takes you to Forest Camp accompanied by High Camp before you reach the beautiful Mardi Himal Base Camp. Once you reach the Base Camp, you will witness the magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli.