Best winter adventure travel destinations

Top winter adventure travel destinations. When and where to travel this winter. The Grand Adventure Company

End of year Adventures

With Autumn fast approaching now is a great time to be thinking ahead to end of year adventures. If you want to get away from the wintery weather then we have a selection of trekking itineraries around the world that will fit the bill. Click the picture above for our ‘When to go where’ PDF, or see below for our pick of destinations to visit this winter.

Nepal Trekking Season – October to December

Nepal has two main trekking seasons – before and after the summer monsoon. Most climbing is usually reserved to the spring (March to May) which leaves the post monsoon October to December an ideal time to visit to avoid the crowds (and yak trains!), particularly if heading to the Everest region.

Temperatures drop into late November and early December, but this also brings clearer skies, better views and less chance of disruption to flights into Lukla.

Patagonia Peak Season- December to January

Most people choose to visit the south of Patagonia at the height of their summer – December or January. This is when you’ll get the best weather to explore the national parks and if considering the ‘O circuit’ in Torres del Paine the time when the passes are most likely to be snow free.

If you prefer to avoid the crowds then the shoulder seasons, from late October to November and February to early March, can also be a great time to visit with significant savings compared to peak season. Both the ‘W trek’ and Ultimate Patagonia itineraries can be undertaken in the shoulder seasons.

When to climb Kilimanjaro – October or May

Kilimanjaro can be climbed year round, with the exception of two rainy seasons that are best avoided – April – May and November to December. January to March is likely to be colder with snow more likely on the higher reaches of the mountain. June to October is often the busiest time of year, mainly due to the good conditions coinciding with European summer holidays.

January to March is likely to be colder with snow more likely on the higher reaches of the mountain. June to October is often the busiest time of year, mainly due to the good conditions coinciding with European summer holidays.

If you don’t mind the cold and enjoy encountering snow when trekking then an ascent early in the year could be your best option, otherwise a summer departure may be better suited.

Time to travel to Peru?

January and February can be very wet in parts of Peru and many National Parks, including the Inca Trail, are closed for some of this time.

Immediately after the wet season can be a great time to travel as the hills are green after the rains. November and December can start to become a little wet but tend to be warmer temperatures.

May and October are our favourite months to travel to Peru for either the Inca Trail or Choquequirao, as they offer the best combination of weather and temperature, but both these itineraries can also be enjoyed through the summer months or towards the end of the year.

Ready for a winter adventure?

If you are looking for your perfect winter adventure why not have a look at our upcoming departures or get in touch and we can talk you through the best options for you.

 

 

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James
Before founding 'The Grand Adventure Company' James worked in a variety of different roles from planning school expeditions around the world to organising high-altitude and remote mountaineering ventures. These roles led to all sorts of adventures from travelling across Mongolia in a 'Russian Forgon' delivering tourism training to remote Mongolian nomads to visiting communities damaged by the Nepal earthquakes to assess damage and setting up community projects in the regions. James is a qualified Mountain Leader, Leave No Trace trainer and expedition leader and holds membership to the British Mountaineering Council, the Mountain Training Association and aspirant membership to the British Association of International Mountain Leaders. In 2013 James cycled solo from London to Sydney. More recently, James completed the infamous '24 hour Bob Graham Round' and can usually be found in The Lake District running and cycling up mountains.

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