Live snowfall, walking in knee deep snow, camping over snow carpet, wake up in the morning to find snow all over and around your tent. It’s snow all over. This is the beauty of winter treks in India. Here is a list of best winter trek in India :-
1 Best winter trek in India – Brahmatal winter Trek– Trek to Lord Brahma’s lake
Located opposite to mysterious lake, Roopkund lake, Brahmatal winter trek takes you to a height of 12,500 ft above sea level. The spectacular view of Himalayan ranges from Brahmatal trekking trail is one of the many reasons to do this trek. You also get the chance to camp close to frozen glacial lakes on this trek.
No. of days – 06
Altitude of Brahmatal Trek – 12,200ft
Best time to do Brahmatal trek– Mid Nov to Feb
Brahmatal trek length- 24 KMs
Brahmatal trek base camp- Lohajung
2 Best winter trek in India – Kedarkantha winter Trek– Pretty campsite set amidst towering pine trees
Often referred as “The Queen of winter treks”, kedarkantha trek remains the top choice for trekkers looking for 1st hand experiences of winter trek in Himalayas. Famed for lake side camping near Juda-ka-Talaab, kedarkantha trek shows you different shades of winter treks in himalayas.
No. of days- 05
Altitude of Kedarkantha Trek– 12,500ft
Best time to do Kedarnath winter trek– Sept to June
Kedarkantha trek length – 22 Kms
Kedarkantha trek base camp – Sankri
3 Best winter trek in India – Dayara Bugyal winter Trek – Trek to skii ground
Dayara Bugyal is considered as the best high altitude meadow and among finest winter treks in Uttarakhand. During winter, Valley receives fresh snowfall and Dayara bugyal transforms into an ideal skii slope spread over an area of 28 sq Kms. Even if you have done Dayara bugyal trek during summer or other months of the year, it’s worth going again in winters. Dayara bugyal wears completely different look during winters.
No. of days- 06
Altitude of Dayara Bugyal Trek – 11,978 ft
Best time for Dayara bugyal winter trek – Mid Nov to March
Dayara bugyal trek length – 15 Kms
Dayara bugyal trek base camp – Raithal
4 Best winter trek in India – Kareri Lake trek – Trekking amidst chir and chilgoza pine
Kareri lake trek is an off-beat trek for it is not visited by many trekkers. It’s untouched beauty makes you fall in love with the mountains of Himachal once again. With maximum altitude of 9000 fleets above sea level, kareri lake trek is one of the best trek for beginners.
No. of days- 03
Altitude of Kareri lake Trek – 9,612 ft
Best time to do kareri lake trek – march to July & September to December
Kareri lake trek length – 20 Kms
Base camp of kareri lake trek – Dharamkot
5 Best winter trek in India – Harki dun winter trek – Paradise of bird watchers and nature lovers
Set in the close vicinity of Kedarkantha winter trek, Har ki Dun trek is a cradle shaped valley. Har ki Dun trek snakes through valley dotted with ancient villages and boasts of untouched pahadi culture. Off late, Har ki Dun has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in Uttarakhand because of it’s unseen natural beauty.
No. of days – 07
Har ki Dun trek best time to do – March to june, September to mid- January
Har ki Dun trek length- 35 Kms
Base camp of Har ki Dun trek – Sankri
6 Best winter trek in India – Kasol kheerganga trekking and camping – Dip in natural hot water spring of Parvati kund
Kheerganga lies in parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. Itis famous for spectacular view of Himalayan ranges, natural hot water spring and various kind of intoxicants. The kheerganga trekking trail goes along furious Parvati river and finally to kheerganga camping location near Parvati kund.
No. of days – 02
Best time to do Kheerganga trek – Round the year except monsoon.
Kheerganga trek length- 24 Kms
Kheerganga trek starting point- Bharsaini
7 Best winter trek in India – Nag tibba trek – Trek to serpent’s peak
With dense jungles and beautiful meadow, Nagtibba trek offers numerous camping locations amidst nature. Nag tibba peak stands as the highest point in the lower Himalayas. Some of the famous peaks visible from Nagtibba top are Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini & Black peak. Nag tibba trek perfectly fits the list
Best Time -(Jan-Dec)
Altitude – 9,914 ft
Trekking Length- 19 km