Let's Dare to Climb the Himalayan Peaks in December for a Great & Wonderful Experience
The Himalayas connotes the hard and cold adverse conditions. Thus, many travelers around the world conclude that climbing the Himalayas in the winter season is not doable or impossible. No doubt it gets colder at night in December, and there is a chance of accumulating snow as well, making most of the trekking peak climbing more challenging and complex than other times of the year. But once choosing a suitable mountain for winter peak climbing in Nepal, it is safe, doable, and within reach of any fit trekkers. We need to avoid the peak, which has a high pass to cross is selecting the peak climbing trip in December or winter in the Himalayas. It is better to have only tented camping for a few nights rather than the whole camping trip to avoid colder nights.
Trekking Peaks to Climb in Winter
Among all the trekking peaks in Nepal, the Island peak climbing is one of the best peak climbing trips in December in the Himalayas as there are no high passes to get to its base camp, and we stay three nights tented camping for the climbing duration only. Rest of the nights, we do stay at a typical teahouse. With the company's tremendous and tested gear, the colder nights won't be a big issue to joining the peak climbing in December in Nepal. Mountain Monarch, a local expert who runs a company in Nepal, regularly organizes the peak climbing trip in Nepal in December as well. This December 2017, we led three groups to the Island's peak summit archiving an 85% summit success rate.
There are also some significant advantages to winter trekking and climbing trip in the Himalayas. Let's check the traveler records of the Everest region this year. It is recorded that around 9000 travelers visited this region in October, were as just over 1000 travelers only in December. Only a few groups got the permit to scale the Island peak in winter; thus, the base camp and summit are just for you. Typically December offers excellent weather with a blue sky almost every day, which is rare at 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 trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, Island peak in the Everest region, and Yala Peak climbing in the Langtang region offer an excellent opportunity to join the winter peak climbing in Nepal.