In a warm country like ours, winter is true bliss. The pristine snow, frozen water bodies, and snow-covered mountains can take your breath away. It is the time of the year that makes you itchy for winter treks.
So, here are some of the top adventurous treks in the country, that will keep you entranced during the winter.
Kedarkantha Trek – Best among winter treks
Set up in Sankri, Uttarakhand, this is a perfect winter trek for you. It is a five-day trek and famously known as the ‘Queen of winter treks’.
This beginner-friendly trek attracts adventurers from all parts of the country. But it is not just that the trail is easy, it also allows you to experience the mesmerizing campsites and dazzling summit views.
The trek will also enhance your joy tenfold, as you climb the thrilling heights 12,500 ft of this amazing trek.
The summit views on the trek are the ones to capture, not just with the eyes, but with heart and mind as well. You will be able to see the peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak and Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges. The experience of reaching the summit after a thrilling climb is incomparable.
One of the best winter treks, Brahmatal is set up in the surreal region of Lohajung, Uttarakhand at an elevation 12,600 ft.
From the summit of this trek, you have the awe-inspiring view of impeccable peaks. These peaks Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda seem a touch away from the summit.
Alpine forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak surrounds the trail on this trek. These lush green forests are home to a variety of flora and fauna, making your trek special.
The view of the valley from the higher points on the trek will leave you awestruck. Such scenic views will make you wish that you may come every winter to experience this majestic yet tranquil force of nature.
Dayara Bugyal Trek – A paradise among winter treks
Nestled at 12,300 ft, this 5-day trek is another easy trek that is perfect for winter trekking. It is set up in the most vivid alpine meadows in all of India. And the trail of this trek is nothing short of a dreamy snapshot of the winter. The starting point of this beginner-friendly trek is the small hamlet called Raithal, which is just 32 km away from Uttarkashi.
Second to none, in terms of scenic landscapes, this trek goes right through the middle of dense oak forests. In winters, these forests look infinitely more beautiful as snow covers the entire trek. All along the route, you will also encounter transparent expanses of water, undulating grasslands and cosy shepherd huts.
The summit of this trek offers a picturesque view of the mighty Himalayas. As the whimsical peaks of Bandarpunch, Kala Nag, Shrikhand Mahadev, Srikanth peak and Gangotri are truly a sight to behold.
Deoria Tal Chandrashila Trek
This moderately difficult trek is more than worth the effort. As it offers an undeniably enticing trekking experience.
This trek is named after the gorgeous Deoria Tal lake. It is easily one of the best lakes in all of Himalayas. Camping near the DeoriaTal lake is an experience worth preserving in your memory for eternity. The abundance of varied bird species around the lake on the trek will make your journey even more fulfilling.
Another highlight of this scenic trek is the ancient Tungnath temple, which has able to retain its isolated originality.
The highest point of the trek is the Chandrashila peak which resides at an altitude of about 4000 meters. Atop the Chandrashila, enchanting view of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, will leave you mesmerized.
Nag Tibba Trek
Residing at an altitude of 3,002 m, in the Pantwari region of Uttarakhand, this 2-day trek is perfect for beginners. It is also a delightful treat for adventure seekers and trekking enthusiasts. This trek boasts of being one of the nearest treks to Delhi and extremely cost-effective as well.
During the trek, you will be able to witness the breathtakingly gigantic peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black Peak Kedarnath, and Gangotri.
Especially in the winters, the eccentric landscape of this trek will serenade you in its beauty. The trekking route remains intriguing throughout, owing to the versatile meadows and dense Deodar jungles.
Trekking on this mountainous terrain, you will find yourself enamoured by the serenity of Garhwal Himalayas.
So, here was the list of various winter trek in the Himalayas. The experience one gets on these winter trekking trails is one to cherish for long. Also, the essence of the cold yet emphatic beauty of the winter season is perfectly captured in the above treks.
You will find it hard to erase the picturesque snapshots of these places from your memory.
Even though all of the above treks are easy. Make sure you keep your body in the perfect shape to enjoy the unrelinquished beauty of nature.