Top 8 Winter Treks in India- Best Time to find snow
Top 8 Winter Treks in India

Winter trek in the Himalaya is a wonderful destination and is a different level of beauty altogether. Winter trek is the best time to enjoy the snowy slopes of the Indian Himalayas. It’s something that you won’t get to see anywhere else in the world. If you really want to enjoy snowfall in its full bloom then these winter trek in Himalaya are an excellent choice for you. With white carpet below your feet and the mighty mountains in chilling temperatures, you will fall in love with the Himalayas. These are the list of the Top 8 winter treks in India.

 

Top 8 Winter Treks in India- KEDARKANTHA TREK

Kedarkantha Trek winter treks in India

Kedarkantha, the land of amazing natural beauty will keep you happy in the vacations. It is one of the best winter trek and a great opportunity for trekkers to see natural beauty. It is located within Govind wildlife sanctuary in Uttarkashi District, India. Kedarkantha trek is surrounded by beautiful snow peaks and each campsite is unique in its beauty. This trek is one of the top 8 winter treks in India.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 6 days.

Altitude – 12,500 feet.

Best Time – November to April.

Grade – Easy to Moderate.

Throughout the trek, you are fed with views of famous peaks – Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black peak. You may catch the mountains overflow with sunrises and be begging to be captured by the memory. The natural beauty and the epic view of kedarkantha will conquer your heart and you can put yourself in the way of beauty. Apart from these, trekkers may see Yamunotri, Gangotri, and Kinnaur Kailash mountain ranges from the kedarkantha summit. Catching the sight of the rising sun in this highly contrasting zone and blue sky with patches of white clouds all around is an experience like no other. This is considered as the best winter trek in India.

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Top 8 Winter Treks in India BRAHMATAL TREK

 

Top 8 winter treks in India- Bramhatal trek

Brahmatal Trek is named after the Brahmatal lake and it is located in Uttarakhand. It is at an altitude of 11,000 ft. Brahmatal Trek is a perfect place to go trekking in winter. Trekking on the bed of snow with natural beauty is an opportunity to enjoy the winter in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Brahmatal lake is situated at the highest point of the trek which is covered from the mountains all around. The trail climbs steeply through thick oak and the bright red rhododendron flowers.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 6 days.

Altitude – 11,500 feet.

Best Time – November to April.

Grade – Easy to Moderate.

You get the astounding views of pointed snow-covered peaks of Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti and the beautiful jatropani peak and Kamet (second highest peak of Garhwal) getting closer as you climb higher, you spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. You also see the rarely found state bird of Uttarakhand – Monal. The lake is surrounded by the snow-covered mountain and is a medium-sized longitudinal lake completely frozen in winter. The closest views of the valley like Mrigthuni, Trishul, and Nandaghunti you can capture from this point. Winter treks in India are the best trekking destination where you can enjoy adventure trekking.

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CHOPTA CHANDRASHILA DEORIA TAL TREK

Chopta Chandrashila Deoriatal

 

The trail through a mixed forest of maple, oak trees, and Your lenses will be hectic to capture the reflection of chaukhamba and other kedar peaks from Deoria Tal. From the top, you see the spectacular view of the mountains like Nilkanth, Bandarpunch, and kalanag. Deoria Tal is situated at an altitude of 2,438 meters above sea level and is a very small lake. It is under the top 8 winter treks in India.

According to the Mythological stories, Deoria Tal was built by Bheem who was strongest among the Pandavas to appease his thirst and Yudhister who was the wisest suggested Bheem build his own lake. The Himalayas and nature surround the mountains look like a dream. Some of the prominent peaks trekkers can see from the chandrashila top like Nanda Devi, Panchuli, Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, chaukhamba on one side and the Garhwal valley on the opposite side. Apart from the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, peaceful aura and natural beauty is an opportunity to enjoy the winter in the mountains of Uttarakhand.

The astounding confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Devaprayag. Driving along the river passes through the lush greenery and the scenic view that you would love to stare at. This is the best trekking place in India to experience trekking trail with the fantastic view around. Similarly, it is one of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand where you can enjoy the view of the snowy peak

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 4 days.

Altitude – 11,500 feet.

Best Time – November to October.

Grade – Easy.

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Top 8 Winter Treks in India- KUARI PASS TREK

Kuari Pass by Himalayan Climber

 

Kuari Pass is one of the most famous winter treks and close to the Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India after Kanchenjunga. Kuari Pass is popularly known as Curzon’s Trail since Lord Curzon made this trek in Chamoli district with the hill state of Uttarakhand in India. The meaning of the Kuari Pass is “doorway”. Kuari Pass is one of the most famous winter treks and recommended for Everyone. Trekkers will get an opportunity to walk on the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Trek brings you closest to the thick alpine forest of Oak, Pristine Rhododendron deodar, maple and chestnut trees. You can also spot the leopard pug marks and Himalayan black bear and Himalayan bird Monal as well.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 6 days.

Altitude – 11,500 feet.

Best Time – November to July.

Grade – Easy to Moderate.

Once you reach the top, you see the enchanting views of the legendary twin peaks of Nanda Devi (7,740 meters), Trishul (7,120 meters), Kedarkantha (6,968 meters), Neelkantha (6,596 meters), Kamet (7756 meters), Changabang (6864 meters ), Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parvat, Dronagiri, Mukut Parvat, Mana, Rishi Pahad and others. Secondly, the beautiful campsites in this trek are something to watch out for.

The 360-degree view of the mountains from the top you will love to stare at. After a few minutes walk, you may see the beautiful campsite under the oak forest and the mesmerizing view of the Tali lake.

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PANGARCHULA TREK

Pangarchula Trek

 

Pangarchula is one of the most famous winter treks with a great covering of snow. Trek leads you through the lush green meadows, Thick Forests, and Snow-cover. Trekkers will get an opportunity to walk on the fresh snow that can sometimes even go till 6 feet of snow. It is under the top 8 winter treks in India.

The forest is mostly the thick alpine forest of Oak, Pristine Rhododendron deodar, maple and chestnut trees. You see the leopard pug marks and Himalayan black bear, Himalayan bird Monal and “Brahma Kamal” in the time of spring in August.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 6 days.

Altitude – 11,500 feet.

Best Time – November to April.

Grade – Moderate.

You can simply treat your eyes on the spectacular view of the Hathi Ghora parvat from the first day of the trek. Trekkers may spot the mountains again and the rhododendron trees around and the majestic view of the mountains like Barmal, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi, Mana and Birthali.

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Top 8 Winter Treks in India- NAG TIBBA

Nag Tibba winter

 

Nag Tibba, also known as serpent’s Peak and is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of the Uttarakhand state (Tehri District). The word Nag means to place or abode of snake God(Nag devta or the shesh Nag of the Hindu pantheon). This trek is like a place that you often dream about. Peaceful aura and astounding mountain views will conquer your heart.

This trek can be done throughout the winter season when most of the treks in higher Himalayas ranges are closed. Nag Tibba trek is full of positive vibes where trekkers can see the entire Bandarpoonch ranges of Great Indian Himalayas towards the Yamnotri side, kedarnath peak and the snow peaks of Chanabang.  It is under the top 8 winter treks in India.

Nag Tibba trek is an ideal weekend trek for photographers and adventure lovers. It offers some of the best camping locations and is surrounded by the thick forest of oak and deodar trees.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 2 days.

Altitude – 9914 feet.

Best Time – February to June, September to November

Grade – Easy.

The route goes through the beautiful forest and one may see the Himalayan black musk deer and an opportunity to capture these beautiful animals in shutters. Nag Devta temple is on the way and thousands of trekkers visit this shrine, especially on the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchani. Walking through the NagTibba top, the beautiful place where trekkers can take a spectacular view of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Gangotri ranges. Nag Tibba top is an enthralling place and the beauty of Nag Tibba peak will make you fall in love with this trek. And this is one of the best top 8 winter treks in India.

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Top 8 Winter Treks in India- KHALIYA TOP TREK

Khaliya Top

 

Khaliya Top is an ideal trek for beginners.and is a paradise for the nature lover. The winters provide you with an opportunity for skiing with snow-laden alpine slopes and valley offers you a perfect spot for paragliding and adventure sports. Khaliya top is the best 8 winter treks in India. The trail begins from the natural beauty of the village. As you move higher, you may spot the animal species like Baral (goat), Kakar and Monal in the forest of pines, oaks, deodar and rhododendron trees.

Region – Uttarakhand.

Duration – 5 days.

Altitude – 11,500 feet.

Best Time – November to June

Grade – Easy.

Further up, you get the magnificent view of Rajrambha (21,447 feet), Panchachuli-1 (20,850 feet), Panchachuli 3-4-5 followed with Bainti, Telkot, Nandakat peaks and the 180-degree panorama view of Kumaon Mountain Ranges from Khaliya Top.

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March 8, 2019
Hi there! Such a good write-up, thanks!

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