February is the last month of winter in Nepal but the weather is perfect for lowland tourist destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan national park. Temperature may fluctuate between 0 - 26 ℃ during February depending upon places. Days are dry, mostly sunny and warm with clear views of the Himalayas. This is perfect for tours of Nepal, day hikes and short treks. Camp fires and barbecues make the chilly nights memorable. Migration or movement of birds and animals coming out to bask in the sun make it easy to see them in Chitwan national park.
Chinese New Year and Spring festival holiday falls in 12 February in 2021. This is towards the end of winter with warm and sunny days for tours, hikes and short treks in Nepal. For non Chinese living in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hongkong, the Chinese new year holiday is perfect time to take a week's leave and visit Nepal.
CNY holiday is also the best time to go on Buddhist tour. The cool weather of February make it the best time to visit Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar and other Buddhist tour of Nepal and India.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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Kathmandu Chitwan and Pokhara are the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Nepal’s peak tourist season is set focusing on trekking and traversing high mountain passes. It snows in the Himalayas but these three destinations are far lower than the snowline and temperature are moderate to travel during the Chinese new year holiday. The snow over the Himalayan peaks and its layers of mountains make the scenery even more beautiful. Similarly this is when colorful birds migrate to Chitwan national park all the way from Siberia. The low grass and need of sun makes it possible to see more wildlife down in Chitwan national park. Chitwan is at the elevation of 150 m above the sea while Pokhara is 800 m.
Short trek in Nepal could be done throughout the winter. The most accessible and beautiful short trek to do during Chinese New year and spring festival holiday is ‘Ghorepani / Pun Hill Trek’. Ghorepani / Pun Hill is accessed with just about an hour’s drive from Pokhara. The highest place to spend night in the trek is Ghorepani at 2,800 m. There may be snow at higher elevation which makes it even more beautiful. Trekkers need to be in shape with previous experience of walking. Similarly hikes to Australian camp, Astam Bandipur to Ramkot and Changunarayan to Nagarkot could be planned from a day to 3.
Short 4 days trek from Pokhara is the best trek to do during the month of February or during the Chinese New year holiday. This short trek could be customised for 3 days or longer with detour of more pristine villages.
This walking holiday is combination of day hikes based on the popular tourist destination towns like Pokhara, Nagarkot and Bandipur. Drive or fly to to the base town and do a easy to moderate day hike with comfortable and rejuvenating resorts to come back to. Walking tour in the Himalayan foothills is best CNY holiday trip 2021. The walking tour could be customized to fit your avilable days, fitness level and interest.
Nepal is the birth place of Buddha and Buddhist philosophy. Foothills of the Himalayas have places where great spiritual masters got different levels of consciousness and enlightenment. Those meditation caves still radiates great vibration for practitioners. Buddhist pilgrimage tour of Nepal visit Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha (UNESCO Heritage Site) and other important archeological sites related with Buddha. It also visits ‘Patan’ the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world with Nepalese monasteries dating back to 6th century AD. The Chinese New year holiday 2021, is perfect time to visit Lumbini as February is peak tourist season for the lowland.
If you are limited with time and still want to get the feel of Sherpa land, this trek is for you. A short trek of 5 days could be planned based in comfortable Hotels (luxury trek).Must to do & stay in Nepal
Chitwan National Park, where last numbers of Tigers and Rhinos thrive.
Short treks in Nepal
The mountainous landscape of Nepal with Himalayan frontier provides perfect ground for dreamlike trekking. Check out other short treks in the Himalayas of Nepal.