Looking for snowfall nearby Kathmandu? Here is our details Nepal travel blog about some snowfall places in Nepal which are near around Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley lies at an altitude of 1400 meters from sea level and is surrounded by the hills of above 2500 meters. Some of these hills gets snowfall during the winter season but it is not certain and fixed about the fall. If you go through the upper elevation snowfall frequently occurs and is certain but those areas are isolated and much far from the Kathmandu valley. There are few hills and places that are getting frequent snowfall during winter in past recent years.
Major Snowfall Places in Nepal.
Phulchoki – Phulchoki is located at an altitude of 2762 meters above sea level, 20 kilometers to the southeast of Kathmandu and is the highest point hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley. It offers a grand view of the Kathmandu valley with a backdrop of the Himalayas to the north and the Terai plains to the south. The forested slopes are full of rhododendrons, orchids and other green vegetation. This hill have been popular and nearest destination for snow lovers.
Nagarkot – Nagarkot at an altitude of 2175 meters above the sea level is the second highest peak around the Kathmandu Valley. Lies at an hour-long drive one will be able to feel the cool breeze blowing endlessly into the face, and see the widest range Of Himalayas including five of the world’s ten tallest mountains with bare eyes from here: Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Cho Oyu (8201 meters), Makalu (8463 meters) and Manaslu (8163 meters). This hill station get frequent snowfall during winter and another popular destination for snow activities. It is also one of the best spots to visit for unmatched sunrise/sunset views.
Daman – Daman at an altitude of 2322 meters above the sea level and sits at 75 kilometer southwestern part of Kathmandu. If you don’t have clouds this is the place from where you can enjoy the longest stretch of Himalayas from any point in Nepal. Snowfall in the sideways of the highway attracts the visitors here.
Kalinchowk – Kalinchowk resides at an altitude of 3,700m. We get to this place after a drive from Kathmandu Valley to Kuri, Charikot and 1-2 hours walk. This place is rich in natural beauties as well as cultural heritages too. During winter there’s a snowfall in this area so had became the popular destination from past few years for a camping and snow play. Travelers can enjoy views of several mountain peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar and so on.
Chandragiri hill – Chandragiri Hill is 7 KM from Thankot, lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley and is 2551 meters from sea level. Soaring peaks and breath taking views of whole Kathmandu Valley covered with lush green blanket of flora makes Chandragiri truly a great bountiful and pristine landscape. The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest makes anyone feel like seeing whole Nepal from this hill.