5 Different Places Experience Snowfall near Kathmandu Valley||During Winter

shivapuri snowfall

Kathmandu Valley is a bowl-shaped valley surrounded by four mountain ranges named Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. People of Kathmandu Valley have experienced a little experience of snowfall as it doesn’t have any snowfall. Don’t be disappointed with it because you can still enjoy snowfall near the Valley.

Here are 5 different places where you enjoy and experience the snowfall near Kathmandu during winter:

1. Phulchowki:

Phulchowki is at an altitude of 2695 m above sea level and 20 km to the southeast of Kathmandu. You can hike up to the hill from Godawari and enjoy the spectacular view of Kathmandu and Lalitpur. The best time to visit to enjoy snowfall is December to February. It is near to Kathmandu and you will surely love it.


2. Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level and 32 km east of the Kathmandu Valley. This place is famous for friends and families for sunrise and sunset as well. During heavy rainfall in the Autumn and winter season, you can go and play snowfall. You can also enjoy the mesmerizing views of various mountains like Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Mount Everest, and more.

Nagarkot snowfall

3. Chandragiri:

Chandragiri is one of the favorite places to visit for people in the valley as it is near and the facility of Cable Car has really attracted people to go there for visit and snowfall. It is at an altitude of 2551 m above sea level. You can visit Chandragiri Hill during snowfall and also visit the place for pilgrimage and religious purposes.

chandragiri snowafall ||During Winter

4. Shivapuri:

Shivapuri is at an altitude of 2732 m above sea level and is above Budhanilkantha Temple. You can explore Shivapuri National Park and go high up the hill to feel the snowfall. It is recommended to visit from September to November and December to February. You can enjoy snowfall while seeing the beauty of the jungle and historical places. 

shivapuri snowfall

5. Kakani:

Kakani is at an altitude of 2073 m above sea level. It is nearby Kathmandu Valley and the best time to visit there is December to February. You will surely experience the snowfall during the wintertime but also enjoy trouts, strawberries, and scenic views of Nuwakot and Kathmandu Valley. Also, you can view snow-capped mountains like Mount Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, and many more. 

kakani snowfall traking

So, If you feel a little more chill during winter and hear any updates around these places near Kathmandu Valley then why not visit there to experience snowfall and enjoy nature’s purest form. So, next time, don’t forget to share your snow stories with the world when you can visit the places easily and can do one day trip.