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10 Best Himalayan Treks in December

Kedarkantha Trek:

Whenever there is a winter trek, Kedarkantha is always in the list of the top winter trekking destinations in the Himalayas. The summit climb is one of the major attractions among trekkers in the snow-laden trail. Juda-ka-Talab is another hotspot for its peaceful atmosphere. Explore the dense forests and get a 360-Degree view from the top of Kedarkantha.

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Camping in the snow field in the well-placed clearing on the trail of Kedarkantha is another great thing to do during December. Towards the end of December, you even get to experience snowfall.

Brahmatal Trek:

Brahmatal is yet another hit place among adventure seekers because of its accessibility even at the peak cold month of December when all the other trek routes shut down due to heavy snowfall. Brahmatal experiences just the right amount of snowfall for you to enjoy the fullest of the surrounding nature’s treats.

At the heart of Brahmatal Trek is the beautiful high altitude glacial lake towards which the journey of the trekkers is set. On the way you get to see some of the notable snow-peaks of Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Trishul.

Nag Tibba Trek:

Standing high at an altitude of 9,915 ft Nag Tibba is known to be the highest peak in Garhwal range of Himalayas. This trek is perfect for a perfect weekend that takes you to the top of Nag Tibba overlooking some of the famous mountain peaks like Bandarpunch, Swaroghini and Kala Nag.

Nag Tibba is one of the few summit climb treks in the Himalayan region that is relatively less explored. So, you can marvel at the heavenly abode of snow carpeted views in the month of December in nature’s company alone.

Dayara Bugyal Trek:

At an altitude of 10,000 ft Daryal Bugyal is said to be the beginner’s friendly trek. The long panoramic view of the forests covered in snow in the month of December makes it gorgeous to look at. 

Sandakphu Trek:

At the height of 11,900 ft, Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal. This trek is known as ‘Trekkers Wonderland’, as it provides an exceptional view of four of the world’s highest peaks- Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse.

Sandakphu with its trail covering a distance of 45 km includes colorful flora with forest of rhododendrons and beautiful landscape  

Kuari Pass Trek:

Kuari Pass Trek with its abundant natural surroundings became a home to a variety of flora and fauna. You get to see many infamous peaks like Nanda Devi and others on your trail which is beautified in the month of December by fresh snow. The thrilling hike of 4 to 5 days can be done on a budgeted plan with lots of adventure.

Pangarchulla Trek:

If you are up for pushing your limits then Pangarchulla provides you with the best winter trekking experience in the month of December. At an elevation of 15,069 ft Pangarchulla peak poses quite a challenge for a trekker with its terrain. The trail of the trek is lined with snow covered ridges, boulders, steep ascent with long trekking hours.

Still, all the hustle is worth it for the view from the summit of Pangarchulla. The 360-Degree view of Greater Himalayan ranges close to the heart of Pangarchulla is one of the unique factors of this trek.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek:

  This height with clear sight provides you with a great vantage point of beautiful landscapes.

It also gives you a 360-degree view of the snow-clad mountain summit which is best experienced during the months of winters.

Prashar Lake Trek:

Prashar Lake is a hidden gem, almost protected by nature, in the Mandi district of Himachal. The high-altitude lake of Prashar with a sunset view surrounded by Dhauladhar range is mesmerising to look at. Imagine this, a blue water lake at an altitude of 8,956 ft surrounded by Dhauladhar range in the Kullu valley. It almost sounds like something out of a wonderland when you trek this trail in the month of December.

Har ki Dun Trek:

If you are a fan of history and culture, this is the place for you. One of history’s oldest trekking routes paves the way for Har ki Dun Trek in the Himalayas.

Earning the title ‘Valley of Gods’ this place is imperial in itself. Borasu pass connects Har ki Dun to Baspa Valley which is the main source of Yamuna River. It houses green verdant meadows, beautiful lakes, mountain views, all with the flavor of History.



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