Lets dare to climb the Himalayan peaks in December for great & wonderful experience and not being bother from the crowds.
Himalaya connotes the hard and cold adverse condition, thus many travellers around the world simply conclude the climbing in the Himalayas in the winter season is simply not doable or not possible. No doubt it get colder at night in the month of December and there is chance of getting snow as well which makes most of the trekking peak climbing is tougher and harder than other time of the year. But once choosing the suitable peak for the winter peak climbing in Nepal, it is totally safe and doable and with in reach of any fit trekkers. We simply need to avoid the peak, which has high pass to cross in selecting the peak climbing trip in December or winter in the Himalayas. It is better to have few nights only tented camping rather thank whole trip on camping to ovoid the colder nights.
Among all the trekking peaks in Nepal the Island peak climbing is one of the best peak climbing trip in December in the Himalayas as there is no high passes to get its base camp and we simply stay 3 nights tented camp for the climbing duration only. Rest of the nights we do stay at normal teahouse. Having the great and tested gear provide by company, colder night won’t be a big issue to join the peak climbing in December in Nepal. Mountain Monarch, being a local expert runs company in Nepal, we regularly organize the peak climbing trip in Nepal in the month of December as well. This December 2017 we have lead 3 groups to Island peak summit archiving 85% summit success rate.
There are some great advantage as well in winter trekking and climbing trip in the Himalayas. Lets just check the traveller records of Everest region this year, it is recorded around 9000 travellers visited this region in the month of October were as just over 1000 travellers only in the month of December. Only few group got the permit to scale the Island peak in winter, thus the whole base camp and summit just for you. Normally December offer the great weather with blue sky almost every day that is rare on some of the other times of the year – a great positive side of winter December adventure in the Himalayas.
Those who have time in December for the trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, Island peak in Everest region and Yala Peak climbing in Langtang region offer the great opportunity to join the winter peak climbing in Nepal.