December is beginning of winter in Nepal. However weather remains fantastic with clear sky, dry and sunny days and comfortable temperature for trekking. By December, crowd of the popular trekking trails of Everest and Annapurna thins out. Minimum Temperature of high altitude drops below – 10℃. With proper preparation, first half of December is best time for popular treks. The month is known as shoulder season for Nepal tour of Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini and Bardia. Number of Buddhist pilgrims increase in the Lumbini which remains dry and warm. December is best time for short treks in Nepal. The movement of domestic and Asian tourists brings back the tourist season for a brief during Christmas and New year.
Quick travel tips for December
- Prepare to walk in snow in the higher elevation of short treks.
- Christmas and New Year time sees a brief tourist season rush.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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Unlike Tibet and Bhtuan, Nepal is open throughout December and January. December is the best time for Nepal tour, hiking and short treks. While the trekkers in the popular trails start to decline because of increasing cold, tour of hill stations, valleys and tropical jungle becomes more popular. Sky in December is super clear, comfortable temperature for hiking or short treks and the chance of wildlife sighting in Chitwan and Bardia national park increases. No of Buddhist pilgrims increase in Lumbini and Buddhist sites around Kathmandu.
Here are best Nepal tours for December 2019
Early December is best for popular treks to Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp. December is dry and sunny with comfortable temperature for a trek. The major crowd starts to head back making the trail less crowded. Only drawback is colder nights. Minimum average temperature of Everest base camp trek will be – 10℃ with the coldest -17℃ at Gorekshep in December. Similarly average minimum temperature of Annapurna base camp trek will be – 4 with the minimum -8 at base camp during December.Here are recommended Nepal treks for December 2019.
Short Everest Trek 8 days
The mountainous landscape of Nepal with Himalayan frontier provides perfect ground for dreamlike trekking. Check out other short treks in the Himalayas of Nepal.
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