Top 10 Winter Treks to Explore in India | The Wanderer India

Trekking is the most adventurous and fun-filled activity that everyone wants to take up once in a lifetime. Trekking refers to a journey through a remote destination on foot.  It is an outdoor activity that usually involves walking and strolling over mountainous regions. Well, trekking is an arduous activity that cannot be head out in the summer season as the sun emits a large amount of heat unbearable to the human body. Winter is the best season to move towards the mountains to witness the beauty of nature. 

During winters, the mountains are covered by a white sheet of ice and offer the best sights of the Himalayas. Marching towards the snow-capped peaks, passing through the frozen streams, and basking in the majestic views of the sun are some common things offered by the winter treks in India. So, if you are planning to go trekking then below is the list of winter treks that you can explore in India.

Winter Treks to Explore in India – 


1. Nag Tibba Trek

Located at an altitude of 9915 feet, Nag Tibba is one of the easiest treks that cover a distance of 16 km in 2 days. If you are a beginner then Nag Tibba will surely make trekking easier for you as you can cover an average of 8 km in 6 hours on both days. The weather of the trek is pleasant throughout the year and the winter season receives a high amount of snow making it a dreamy trek. 

2. Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha is a popular trek that offers plenty of scenic views and thrilling experiences to the trekkers. The elevated mountains beneath the clear sky feel like that sky is going to touch the white land covered with a thick layer of snow. The yellow sunlight during the daytime adds more charm to the journey and the snow falling through the long pine tree is nothing but magical. 

3. Chadar Trek

Another trek full of panoramic views and glorious sights is one of the most difficult treks in the country. The trek challenges the dare and incites the never-ending urge to explore the heavenly beauty of the Himalayas. The rustic land and pristine river will make you feel closer to nature. The trek has a remote village inhabited and the villagers can be seen grazing their domestic yaks. 

4. Kuar Pass Trek

Kuar Pass Trek is an exceptional trek crafted especially for beginners that offer the finest views of the Nanda Devi Peak. Kuari Pass Trek is a moderate trek for all those who are stepping into the Himalayas for the very first time. Located at the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the trek starts from Joshimath and has four routes to reach.

5. Hari Ki Dun Trek

Circled by the snow-capped peaks, the Hari Ki Dun Trek is a one-stop destination where all the daring activities can be performed at once. The trek takes us through isolated villages untouched by tourism and displays the spell-binding views of mighty Himalayan peaks. Trekking in the daytime, camping near the pristine river, and bird watching are all that one needs to relieve the spirit of life.

6. Goechala Trek

With an altitude of 16000 feet, Goechala is a difficult trek to climb for amateurs but quite an easy one for all those who are accomplished trekkers. Goechala is a strenuous trek as it covers a distance of 65.7 km from Yuksom, Sikkim. The trek helps witness the glory of the world’s third-largest mountain peak ‘Kanchenjunga’ from close quarters. 

7. Brahmatal Trek

With the illusionary appearance of the Brahmatal Summit, it feels like touching the high peaks with hands. With an elevation of 12,250 feet, Brahmatal is an ideal trek for beginners and offers appealing views of the Himalayas. The might of nature can be experienced from different angles as the trek displays the endless beauty of nature. 

8. Hamta Pass Trek

Perched at an altitude of 14000 feet, the trek consists of waterfalls, pinewoods, dense forests, small lakes, and a 6000-meter-long peak. With a moderate difficulty level, the trek is preferred by both beginners and expert trekkers. A drive from the Rohtang Pass is nothing but a treat while returning from the trek. 

9. Dayara Bugyal Trek

The journey to the Dayara Bugyal Trek is exceptional as it takes us through open land, dense forests, and lush green meadows. The soothing atmosphere and peaceful ambience make it a perfect trek to head out away from the hustle of the city. Owing to the snowfall received during the winters, the trek is quite popular among adventure enthusiasts.

10. Dodital Trek

Set at an altitude of 2,250 meters, the Dodital Trek starts from Sangamchatti and goes through Agoda Village. The pristine lake nestled across high mountains rejuvenates the joy and offers immense peace to the mind. All the adventure lovers will surely find solace here as the trek is full of thrilling activities and charming sights. The trekking to the Dodital Lake ranges from easy to moderate as you move ahead and the lake can be reached in two days. 


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