Winter Treks You Shouldn’t Miss This Year!!!

Posted by : Shreya Sawhney

11-Oct

Winter Treks You Shouldn’t Miss This Year!!!

India is a beautiful country where a person can’t get enough of its natural beauty. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the country never disappoints those who want to explore its versatility, be it the lush green meadows or the vibrant colours of Rajasthan. So, we figured out as “winter is Coming”, you might be looking for adventurous trek options you can take to have a break from the world for a while and experience the thrill.

Well here is a small list of places you need to consider for your upcoming trip to the hills…

Chadar Trek

One of the best winter treks in India is undoubtedly Chadar Trek where you get to walk on the frozen river and experience the spectacular view of Frozen Waterfalls. Chadar Trek Temperature during the trek regularly drops below -20 Celsius.

Must Do: Click pictures with frozen water falls

Maximum Altitude: 3300 m

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult.

Distance Covered: 70- 100 km

 

Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass has been a popular trek for those who love to see snow-capped mountains and can’t stop themselves from trekking in snow. The experience transits from dense green forests to the snow covered meadows along with a view of big snow covered mountains.

Must Do: Watch out for Mt. Nanda Devi, the highest mountain in India

Maximum Altitude: 4268 m

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate.

Distance Covered: 27 km

 

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand with beautiful meadows around. During winters you can stay in vacant shepherd huts which provide great warmth. Bugyal means “High Altitude Meadows”.

Must Do: Stay at shepherd huts

Maximum Altitude: 3600 m

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate.

Distance Covered: 27 km

Dayara Bugyal Trek  Dayara Bugyal

 

Kedarkantha Trek

This trail is easier as compared to others if you are just starting up. Kedarkantha peak lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This campsite is surrounded by thick snow in winters and provides great view of snow-capped mountains.

Must Do: Click pictures while surrounded by thick snow and spot birds around your campsite

Maximum Altitude: 3500 m

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance Covered: 20 km

Kedarkantha Trek  Kedarkantha  

 

Dodital Trek

The pass gives away impressive views of the mighty Bandarpunch peak and the snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar. The trek includes camping around the Dodi Lake and trekking around oak woods, pines, & rhododendron forests.

Must Do: Feed fish at Dodi Lake and take a nice relaxing walk in the woods

Maximum Altitude: 3307

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance Covered: Approximately 27 kilometers.

Dodital Lake 

 

Roopkund

How about walking past 100’s of skeletons while trekking way to the top? The route along the journey is fascinating and full of surprises. The skeletons under the snow blanket make the place scary but believe us this is one in a lifetime kind of experience. Your excursion to Mystery Lake will keep you enchanted for a long time.

Must Do:  Watch out for might white peaks while passing through the small streams on your way

Maximum Altitude: 5000 m

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult.

Distance Covered: Approximately 53 km

 

Brahamatal Trek

Despite the cold, this trek is not so difficult to take. Take your chance with this trek and you might be able to spot rare flora and fauna on your way to the top. The Brahamtal Trek is the perfect dose of adventure you’ve wanted to take from a long time.

Must Do: Have a cup of hot tea, chat with local people and gain knowledge about their culture

Maximum Altitude: 3270 m

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Distance Covered: Approximately 22 km

 

Har Ki Dun

Locally known as Valley of Gods, Har Ki Dun involves trekking through the mystical meadows that reward mesmerizing view of glaciers, ancient temples, mountain ridges and appealing caves. During winters, Har Ki Dun is covered in snow and is an excellent sight.

Must Do: Try local food and visit places around the valley

Maximum Altitude: 3352 m

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance Covered: Approximately 90 kilometers.

Har Ki Dun Trek  Har Ki Dun Valley

 

Sandakphu

This treasure is confined inside the north-eastern boundaries of India but nonetheless it’s a treat for eyes. It is famous to be taken in winters and the only one trek where you can spot high beautiful mountains in India. If you are lucky enough you might be able to spot red pandas and tragopan.

Must Do: Visit Monasteries, Watch out for Tiger Hill, Everest and Kanchenjunga view

Maximum Altitude: 3500 m

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate.

Distance Covered: Approximately 45 kilometers.

Sandakphu Trek

 

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