Weather in February is beautiful in Nepal. The sky is clear, the day is sunny and warm. It is considered winter and is not best for high altitude trekking. However February is warmer than December and January and is best for short treks, jungle safari and Nepal tours with day hiking. February is shoulder season to Spring and is less crowded. In fact, Himalayan views are guaranteed and are more beautiful during the month than in some months of peak season.
Average weather around the major tourist area of Nepal
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Kalinchowk, Sailung and Pathivara are the popular local tour destinations to visit to experience snow in Nepal. Snowfall in Nepal starts from mid December and stays till mid March in these places.
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan makes the golden triangle tour of Nepal. This week long tour covers the highlight of Nepal. These destinations are in middle hills with moderate winter temperature. Temperature ranges from 4 - 25 degree centigrade in February with sunny and warm days throughout the tour.
while Kathmandu is UNESCO Heritage site with medieval architecture, Pokhara is paradise for nature lovers. Pokhara is a lush valley with three lakes and the Himalayan frontier. Pokhara sightseeing could be combined with day hikes or short treks. Chitwan on the other hand is last vestiges of jungle that once spread from Himalayan foothills till the Ganges River. The 950 sq km jungle has succeed in preserving last no of Royal Bengal Tigers and Asian single horned Rhinos with the help of sustainable tourism.
Nepal walking holiday or tour is easy walking tour with plenty of leisure time and comfortable stay customised to your level of fitness and interest. This is suitable for people with little or no trekking experience and senior citizens. Walking tour uncovers authentic sights and experiences reserved only for locals. You can go off the beaten trail, meet and chat with people, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and sense the great feeling of accomplishment at the end.
Comfortable stay at the end of the day in the resorts with the view of snow peaks from your window is rejuvenating.
The walking tour goes to the maximum altitude of 2100 m and is perfect trip for winter in Nepal.
All Nepal is basically a driving tour or road trip visiting scenic hill town and other popular destinations along the way. Everyday drive comfortable distance and stay close to authentic villages or pristine landscape with Himalayan views. In addition to popular destinations 'All Nepal tour' includes visit of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Bandipur and other places. Driving in the highway of Nepal, you can get deeper insight of Nepal's diverse landscape and remote lifestyle. Stop to cross suspension bridges or walk to the nearby waterfall and river or look into the fields and villages. You have more chances of cultural immersion opportunities and interact with locals.
Winter is actually when most of the people come on this type of tour. February is the best time as the temperature starts to rise and the layers of mountains appear more spectacular with fresh snow.
Being in easy access from the nearest town Pokhara and availability of teahouse accommodation throughout the year, short trek in Annapurna region could be organised throughout the winter. Especially February is best time to trek in the region. Once again, days are sunny and sky is clear. Mountain view appears even more beautiful because of fresh snow from winter. The higher reaches could be covered in layer of snow with temperature between -2 to 10 degree centigrade.
Ghorepani / Poon Hill is the most popular short trek destination in Annapurna region. There is also an alternate route through Mohare danda. The alternate route through Mohare danda is more pristine with authentic village and stay with family or community based lodges.
Short trek in Annapurna in February could be planned from 4 days to 8 days.
Short Everest Trek 8 days
Chitwan National Park, where the last numbers of Tigers and Rhinos thrive. Visit the most successful Tiger conservation in the world.