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The winter season in Nepal is from Mid-December to mid-February. Though winter is not the best time to visit Nepal. Nepal has much to offer irrespective of its heavy snowfall in winter. The slogan “Nepal for all-season” signifies this. Due to the heavy snowfall and cold land, you have to confine most of your activities to the day time. The winter season is like a blessing in disguise for tourists in Nepal. Though it limits your activities, the winter season brings down all sorts of prices like hotel costs, airfare, etc. So it offers a perfect tour for all kinds of tourists.

Nepal is culturally rich and has diverse wildlife. The country offers you a wide range of activities. You can visit cultural, artistic, historic, religious cities, architectural monuments, Museums. Nature lovers can go for jungle safari in the national parks with diverse flora and fauna, enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas. Young travelers and couples go for a romantic walk enjoying the snowfall and Nepali cuisine. Adventure lovers can go for short treks and day hiking. You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset views, go shopping, wander around and meet the locals. Find here how to Spend Winter Holidays in Nepal :

Nepal Valley

Those who love sightseeing and exploring can visit the following places:

1. Kathmandu

The capital city of Nepal is an excellent destination for all sorts of activities. You can go for flying tours from here to the Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp. You can visit the famous historical Durbar square, Religious and culture lovers can visit the Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath temple, Pashupatinath temple. All these places have a distinction of being the UNESCO World Heritage site. You can feast in the local eateries.

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal

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2. Pokhara

A lakeside town with famous destinations like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, beautiful Sarangkot village, International mountain museum, Devil’s fall, and many other places. You can go for boating in the serene lakes enjoying the scenic beauty all around.

Pokhara Nepal

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3. Lumbini

The birthplace of Lord Buddha is a UNESCO world heritage site. With its calm environment, this place will definitely bring peace to your soul. You can visit the Mayadevi temple, Bodhi tree, Lumbini Museum, historic Ashoka pillar, Buddhist monasteries.

Lumbini Nepal

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4. Thamel

Famous for its narrow streets and various shops, you can find everything you require for this trip like hotels, trekking equipment, etc. The nightlife is particularly impressive in Thamel with some bars and pubs along with various artists performing at these places.

Thamel Nepal

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Wildlife and nature lovers can go to :

1. Chitwan National Park

You can go for a jungle safari and watch one-horned Rhinos, Asian elephants and Bengal Tigers, crocodiles, and different species of birds.

Chitwan National Park Nepal

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2. Bardia National Park

This is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinos, many other reptiles, and mammals. You can enjoy white water rafting here.

Bardia National Park

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3. Sagarmatha National Park

A UNESCO world heritage center, it is home to rare species like snow Leopard and lesser Panda. This area is dominated by Mount Everest and consists of glaciers, valleys, and mountains. Sagarmatha is the local name for Everest.

Sagarmatha National Park

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Adventure lovers can :

  • Hike around Pokhara valley
  • Hike around Kathmandu valley
  • Go for a short trek around Kathmandu
  • Go for Short trek around Pokhara
  • Go for Mountain biking around Kathmandu valley
  • Go for paragliding, zip flying

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Nightlife, too, is not dull in the winter season. You can go for a walk in the lakeside town of Pokhara in the evening, dine in the local restaurants, visit the rock bars and pubs, enjoy the musical atmosphere in Thamel. If you are not a resident of Nepal, you can go to the Casinos and try your luck.

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Photography lovers can go to places like Nagarkot, Bandipur, Gorkha and many other places and sites  to enjoy the photogenic view of snow-covered Himalayas.

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