Trekking Annapurna in December
Annapurna Region Trek

Trekking Annapurna in December- Weather, Highlights, Accommodation, and tips


Annapurna in December is a prodigious treasure for the mountain lovers. Trekking Annapurna in December is prodigious as it marks beginning of winter and winter is definitely not the best time for trekking to the mountains. Still, if you love the snow and can withstand the winter, no other month could be better. You will meet some of those adventure freaks while wandering in the Annapurna base camp in December and Annapurna Circuit in December.

December is the month of snow and thus the Himalayan peak looks more stunning than any other time. The clear skies during the morning offer the most mesmerizing view of Annapurna. The freezing temperature and wild weather are going to make things interesting to you. Here is a detail of trekking Annapurna in December


Annapurna Weather in December:

December welcomes the freezing after waving goodbye to the autumn. The temperature of the Base Camp gradually starts to decrease. The days are still sunny while the nights and mornings are chilling. During December, you the snowfall might add adventure to your trek experience. The lush forest with mild white falls makes the surrounding landscape even more beautiful. The sky might not be so clear during the day, but during the morning, views of mountain peaks as Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), Fang (7647m), Gangapurna (7454m), etc are awe-inspiring.

The average daytime temperature of December at higher altitudes is around 4 degrees Celsius. But the base camp is even colder. However, the nights are way more cold with the temperature of below -5 degrees Celsius. The daily sunshine hour is only 5 to 6 hours which means you should start your trek early in the morning. Trekking Annapurna in December is definitely prodigious. But if you happen to be late, trekking in January is quite difficult.

Highlights of Annapurna in December:

  • First and foremost, Awe-inspiring mountain views
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Spectacular views of frozen glacier
  • A bath in hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Visit the village of Ghandruk
  • Witness the floral diversity and exotic floral along the trail
  • Witness Nepal’s rich tradition and culture

Annapurna Base Camp in December Difficulty:

Annapurna Base Camp trek is usually a moderate trek. The trek doesn’t need advanced physical fitness or previous trekking experiences.But as winter days are often wet and cold, the trek gets quite tough. The white snow sometimes makes the fun double and sometimes adds to the trouble. But with the right equipment and preparations, there is no risk for Trekking Annapurna in December. Annapurna Circuit route is slightly more difficult.

Trekking Annapurna in December Accommodation

As December indicated the beginning of winter it’s the less preferred time for alluring that natural beauty. You don’t have to worry about accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara or any parts of the trek. You will have a lot of options to choose for accommodation and you don’t have to book the room in advance
Almost all tea houses in the region have a small private room with twin beds. The room cost around $3 to $6, but as winter is the off-season, you might get them even at lower rates.

Tips for Annapurna Trek In December:

  • As the weather high altitude during winter is unpredictable, be prepared even for the worst time.
  • As winter is an off-season for Annapurna region trekking, you might not meet a lot of people in the way, it’s safe to hire a guide
  • Start the trek early in the morning so that you can reach your destination before it gets hard
  • Pack very warm clothes and sleeping bags
  • Hire a porter as you need to carry a lot of warm clothes
  • Take enough time to let your body acclimatize
  • Stay hydrate and always drink non-polluted water
  • Carry enough cash as there are no ATMs in the ABC route.

Final Say,

The heavenly view of the giant Himalayas is always captivating. But the perfect weather and snowfall in December makes it even better. Let us plan your tour better with the right trekking Itinerary. Contact us here for booking your trek in December or any other months.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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