8 Best Weekend Treks to do in December

Weekend Treks to do in December – During December, which is the official party month all over the world, I assume you must be having a lot of party plans for sure. You must be having travel plans as well.

And to excite your holidays and take it a level up, we thought to give you some ideas of the best treks to take up in December over a weekend. So, are you ready to make your December, the one that you will always remember? These Weekend treks would give you out of the world experience with their beauty, adventure, and climate.

If you are up for it, scroll down.

# 1. Nag Tibba Trek

This one is in the trek paradise of every trekker. Yes, it is in the Uttarakhand state in Mussoorie. The trek is quite an offbeat one lately but the trekkers these days prefer this for a weekend getaway from Delhi.

Credit: Anubhuti Gupta

The trail of the trek is an amazing one with dense forests, gorgeous views of the flora and fauna, and different picturesque landscapes.

This trek would take you to the highest peak of the range. It is a small and an easy two day trek.

Location and How to Reach-

The location of the Nag Tibba trek is in Uttarakhand near Mussorie. But the trek starts from Dehradun. Dehradun is well connected via roadways, railways, and airways. One can choose the perfect mode of transport as per their choice.

Difficulty Level-

It is a simple trek of 2 days with not so difficult terrain. So this trek can be tried by the beginners as well. This one is an easy to moderate level trek.

Cost-

It is a 2 days trip. The total cost will be around 3,500 Rupees. This cost includes everything starting from the accommodation, travel and vice versa. This also includes food etc.

Things to Carry-

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is of only 2 days. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

# 2. Triund Trek

If you are someone who has always been fascinated by the gorgeous views of the hills all around you with snowy patches and lands, this trek is for you.

Credit: Snigdh Kaushal

The view that you get in this trek will be of snowy lands, ice clad mountains, rhododendron and oak forests, and glaciers. The best part definitely is camping in the caves and having a view of the evening sky.

It is in the Himachal Pradesh state in Kangra valley and it is 18 kms away from Dharamshala. The trail has a view of never ending beautiful forest with steep ascents. The Kangra valley views from the place are scenic to the core.

Location and How to Reach-

The location of the Triund trek is in the Himachal Pradesh state near Dharamshala. But the trek starts from Mcleodgunj or Dharamkot. Mcleodgunj is well connected via roadways and it is the most convenient mode of transport to reach the town.

Difficulty Level-

It is a simple trek of 3 days with not so difficult terrain. So this trek can be tried by the beginners as well. This one is an easy trail trek with lots of adventures and fun.

Cost-

Triund is a 2 days trip which will cost around 1,500 Rupees. This cost includes everything starting from the accommodation, food and guide fees.

Things to Carry-

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is of only 2 days. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

#3. Prashar Lake Trek

One of the most famous treks of the HP state is Prashar Lake trek which starts from Mandi in the Kullu Valley. The Prashar lake trek is a gorgeous and pleasing blue water lake surrounded by Dhauladhar ranges in the Kullu Valley.

Credit: Naveen Naraneeya

An interesting detail of the Prashar lake is that this lake keeps changing its position throughout the year. This makes it more interesting to explore. Along with this, it is believed that sage Prashar meditated here and hence the name of the lake is kept on his name.

Location and How to Reach-

The location of the Prashar lake trek is in the Himachal Pradesh state in the Mandi region. The trek starts from Mandi. The best way to reach this town is via roadways and it is the most convenient mode of transport.

Difficulty Level-

This is easy to moderate of 2 days. The beginners may not be able to try this if this is their first trek. However, if you have done basic treks previously, this could be suitable for you.

Cost-

The approximate cost will be around 2370 rupees per person which includes almost everything starting from the meal to the stay. It is one of the cheapest treks of all which gives you all the experience you want in the trek.

Things to Carry-

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is of only 2 days. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

#4. Kareri Lake Trek

The Kareri Lake trek falls in the Dhauladhar range at an elevation of 3000 meters and the new route which it follows is through the Khauli valley. The trek trail includes lush green meadows and mountains, thick forests, streams, rivers, alpine views, and valleys.

Credit: Karan Bhujbal

The trek is an adventurous and an exciting one where the trekkers will come across a lot of Himalayan birds and animal species which are rarely seen elsewhere. The Khauli valley route is the shortest route which is taken by the trekkers to complete this trek.

Location and How to Reach-

The Kareri lake trek is located in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayan region. This trek is just below the Minakiani peak and starts from the Salli village. The Salli village is well connected via roadways and this is the best medium of transport to take.

Difficulty Level-

The difficulty level of this trek is from easy to moderate. The beginners can also go on this trek and try their luck even if it is their first one. The trek trail and the gradient is easy for them. It is a simple 3 day trek.

Cost-

The Kareri Lake trek is a 3 days trek which will cost around 3900. Everything is included in the cost of meals, stay, and camping equipment and also passes and permits required to go for this trek.

Things to Carry-

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is of only 3 days. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

#5. Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga is one of the best treks in the Himachal Pradesh area which is one of the most popular treks. It is a high altitude trek with the forest stretches of the pine trees.

Credit: awhimsicaljourney

Other than the pine trees there is a stretch of the oak trees as well. You will find the views of the Parvati valley, snow capped mountains, forest trails, and meadows.

It is a simple 2 day trek that could be done even by the beginners.

Location and How to Reach-

The Kheerganga trek is located in the Himachal Pradesh region in the Parvati valley. The trek starts from Bhuntar which is a small town in the Himachal Pradesh state. It is well connected with roadways and that is the best mode of transport to reach the city.

Difficulty Level-

The difficulty level of this trek is from easy to moderate. The beginners can also go on this trek and try their luck even if it is their first one. The trek trail and the gradient is easy for them. It is a simple 2 day trek.

Cost-

The approximate cost for Kheerganga trek  will be around 1,500 rupees per person which includes almost everything starting from the meal to the stay.

Things to Carry-

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is of only 2 days. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

#6. Indrahar Pass Trek

The scenic views that you would find in this trek is endless because of the endless stretch. The view of the Dhauladhar range is too mesmerizing to believe it to be true. The trek of the trail is easy but the boulders are too difficult to cross.

Credit: Aditya Palta

You will also come across the Kangra and the Chamba valleys while you are trekking here. The unexpected rains can make the whole trek even more tough during the winters.

Location and How to Reach-

The Indrahar Pass trek is located in the Himachal Pradesh region in the Bhagsu area. The trek starts from Bhagsu which is a small town near Mcleodganj. It is well connected with roadways and that is the best mode of transport to reach the city.

Difficulty Level-

The difficulty level of this trek is from moderate to difficult. The trek is totally for the professional trekkers.

Cost-

Indrahar Pass Trek is a 4 Days 3 Nights trek. The approximate cost will be around 6,499 rupees per person which includes almost everything starting from the meal to the stay. 

Things to Carry-

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

Yes, the trek can be done solo even if you are beginner trekker because it is a 4 days trek. If you go along with some other like minded trekkers via a trekking group, it’s more fun.

#7. Chopta Chandrashila Trek

In today’s chaotic world trekking trips are hard to imagine thanks to our work schedules due to which trekking trips converge to dream trips. But here we have a perfect weekend getaway for you. 

Credit: Mannu

The Deoriatal – Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is an all-season trek in the Himalayas and one of the best trekking places in Uttrakhand.

The Tunganath Chandrashila trek gives you the opportunity to visit the 1000-year-old Tungnath temple. Tungnath Chandrashila trek is famous for its breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. 

Location and How to Reach-

To begin Chopta trekking, you need to reach Chopta. Chopta is a small village connected to Dehradun and is about 8 hours travel by road. Chopta is the starting point of the trek. The trek to Chandrashila peak goes via Tungnath temple.

Difficulty Level

Chandershila trek with Chopta Tunganath is an easy trek. Beginners in Trekking can easily opt for this trek.

Cost

The approximate cost will be around 5,300 rupees per person. This cost includes everything starting from the accommodation, meal and trek guide.

Things to Carry

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • Backpack and rain cover
  • Walking stick
  • Water bottle
  • Winter clothes like thermal wear, jackets and hand clubs.
  • Personal utility products like moisturiser, hand sanitiser, sunscreen, lip balm.

Can be Done Solo?

The Chandrashila trek is very good for solo plan. You can easily go and plan this trip and enjoy a lot and make new friends in the entire trek.

#8. Auli Winter Trek

Auli is located in Uttarakhand which is a popular destination for skiing and Skiing Resorts in India. Limited by the cold crests of the powerful Himalayas, this uneven landscape offers the captivating views of oak bordered inclines and coniferous backwoods.

Credit: GSK

At a normal stature of 2800 meters, this may be the single spot where the guests would get the unordinary chance of a decent promenade.

Location and How to Reach

Auli is only 16 km drive from Joshimath. State transport and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km). Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Peace at Auli Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km). From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli.

Frequency of these taxies between Joshimath and Auli is very good. The road to Auli is one of the most picturesque roads you would ever see.

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of this trek is from easy to moderate. The beginners can also go on this trek and try their luck with basic fitness.

Things to Carry

Following are the list of items which should be carried personally.

  • First aid medical kit with all kinds of medicines and toiletries.
  • Water bottles, snacks like energy bars, and other refreshments.
  • Trekking lights, torch, trekking pole, tent equipments, walking stick, extra bags, etc.
  • A backpack with all the necessities.
  • A rain cover, wind cheater, trekking boots, track pants, thermal inners, a pair of gloves, fleece jackets, and extra warm clothes.
  • Accessories like caps, sunglasses, ear covers, mufflers, etc.

Can be Done Solo?

It is a really very good thing if you are planning a solo trip. Whatever peace in life which is missing, you will easily get here. Also, you will make a lot of new friends in your journey. You will enjoy your own company here.

Facebook Comments