Best Winter Treks in India

It is often one of the questions that pop into our minds that, what should we do during our holidays that occur in winters? What are some activities that we can visit or activities that we can participate in during the cold months of the year when nature is beautiful but also harsh at times. What if we tell you that there is an activity that is absolutely mesmerising and rewarding? What if we tell you that there is an abundance of places where you can visit with your family and friends and enjoy as much as you want? What if we tell you that these places are just heavenly and some of the most mesmerising destinations in the entire country? The places that we are talking about are the beautiful mountains of India, where you get to experience the natural beauty and live among nature itself as you trek through forests and valleys to reach the summits of these treks. 

Well don’t scratch your head, you read it right. Trekking though is popularly considered to be a summer activity, majorly because it is often believed to be a cold terrain, and we won’t deny that completely, it is true that the mountains are relatively cold than any other place, but we should also not forget about the beauty and adventure that the cold and arid regions of mountains offer during the cold months of winters. 

Below here we have made a small list of some of the most amazing and best winter treks that are available in the country of India and you must consider going on one of them this holiday season. So, stop waiting for some sign from the heavens and start planning your trip, pack your bags, get your maggies, and get on with the next adventure of your life.

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Region: Gaichawan Gaon, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 Days

A trek that does not really need an introduction, the Kedarnath has truly exploded when talking about the popularity of a trek. It practically has everything charming campsites, a mesmerising and breathtaking summit, and there is not a shred of doubt that this trek is one of the best winter treks that the Himalayas have to offer and it is truly an experience of a lifetime. The majority of trekkers have it as their bucket list trek, and it is justified because it’s quite impossible to find a trek that is as perfect and amazing as the Kedarnath Trek. 

Book the Kedarkantha trek now and witness the beauty of the amazing Himalayan mountains!

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Region: Raithal, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 Days

A trek that is loved and adored mainly because of its relaxing and easy climb, and even then it makes sure you are rewarded grandly. No one really expects such views and experiences that are as exquisite and marvellous on a trek that is as easy and simple as the Dayara Bugyal Trek. and the trek is even prettier when done in the presence of snow-covered meadows that shine and glimmer every time sun rays hit them and also during the pleasant cold weather. 

Though this trek is said to be an easy climb and is also an ideal trek for families and beginners during the winter months. Do not let this stop you from going on this trek even if you are a seasoned and experienced trekker. You can literally go on to do this trek ten times in a row and won’t even shed a drop of sweat. We recommend this trek to everyone, even to those people who have already seen it during summers or rainy months. And the sole reason why we do it is that this trek is a completely different experience during the cold months of the year.

Deoriatal – Chandrashila Winter Trek

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Region: Sari, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 Days

The Deoriatal – Chandrashila Trek is one of those treks we truly and absolutely love. There was once a time when it was one of India’s most popular winter treks. But its popularity died down owing to the closing of some of the important campsites by the forest department. But now some brand-new alternative campsites have been developed. So we advise you to run back to this amazing trek.

The trail, of course, remains as lovely as ever with its throbbing jungles, the lake and the fun climb to the Tungnath temple and Chandrashila summit.

This trek indeed gives a very unfair remuneration for the amount of energy one puts in. You get to gaze at almost all the magnificent peaks of the Indian Himalayas which include Mt Nanda Devi, which is India’s highest summit. And you also without any surprise get to experience snow during the winter. If your schedule can accommodate the dates, then you must do this trek, without thinking twice. 

Kuari Pass Winter Trek

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Region: Tapoban, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 Days

It does not really matter whether you are an experienced and seasoned trekker or someone who is new to this trekking world, the Kuari Pass Trek is a trek that you must do at least once. It is a must-do trek mainly for the awe-inspiring views of some of India’s most celebrated and beautiful mountains which include Mt. Nanda Devi with a height of a whopping 25,673 feet and Mt. Dronagiri at a height of 23,182 feet, and the catch is that these views can be witnessed during any season of the year. 

During the season of winters, there is an additional attraction on this trek, which is the snow sitting in the perfectly crafted forests. Snowflakes settle almost divinely on the tender leaves of oak trees, above the forest floor that is covered in the white blanket of snow, for a minute you will almost believe that Santa Claus will appear in front of you. All the things of this mesmerising trek give you an experience that is quite unmatchable and is truly heavenly in the scenic beauty of the great Himalayas. 

Nag Tibba Weekend Trek

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Region: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Duration: 2 Days

Located at a height of a whopping 9,915 feet, the peak of the Nag Tibba Trek is the highest point in the whole mountain range of Nag Tibba of the Garhwal Himalayas. You get to witness a 100-degree view of the majestic Himalayan Mountains that are snowclad during the months of winter, which also include the Swargrohini peak, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Gangotri and Srikantha. You also get to look at the Kedarnath peak in the north, the Doon valley and the snowy peaks of Changabang as well.

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