Has it always been your lifelong dream to trek in the Himalayas? If so, the team at Viktorianz is here to help – we have a wide range of trekking tours to choose from and can also tailor one to suit your specific needs. When choosing a time of year to travel, you might be inclined to steer clear of winter. But there are a number of reasons why winter could be the best choice:
- Beautiful Sunrises & Sunsets
By trekking in the winter, you will be able to witness some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the world. The rising sun will bathe the snow-clad mountains in a soft golden hue, a sight that you will remember for the rest of your life. On a full moon night, the glow off the snow covered ground will be somewhat ethereal and magical.
- Lack of Crowds
During the summer, the mountains are crowded with trekkers, which can make it difficult to keep to your preferred pace and detracts from your views. In the winter, however, the mountains are far more serene and clear of people. You will be able to travel at whatever pace you like and will have uninterrupted views of the Himalayas.
- Beautiful Landscapes
During the winter, the amazing valleys and meadows will be covered in a blanket of snow, which offers views that are unparalleled in their beauty and majesty. As you walk, be sure to stop and take in the breathtaking views with your own eyes. You will be able to take some truly amazing photographs that simply cannot be captured at other times of the year.
- Thrill Seeking
Let’s face it – trekking during the winter is going to be extremely cold, but beating the cold becomes part of the challenge. Many people derive a sort of thrill and sense of satisfaction from reaching the end of the route despite the conditions (this is something that really only a person who has experienced it can explain).
- Added Advantages
By visiting during the winter, you will also have the opportunity to partake in other adventure activities, such as skiing (which you cannot do at other times of the year). Why not add a few extra days onto your trip so that you can spend some time skiing or snowboarding in some of the most beautiful scenery the world over?
If you have made up your mind about winter being the best time of year to trek in the Himalayas, be sure to contact Viktorianz and get plans for your trip into motion. Don’t pass up such an amazing opportunity because you’re worried about getting cold – dress in 3 to 6 layers, be prepared to spend the day on your feet and you’ll barely feel the cold.