Winter is already here, Himalayas have already been decked up by the first winter snow! And you, have you even planned your little adventure in the mighty mountains? If not, here we are to help you choose the best suitable trekking trail in the Himalayas. From the most difficult of the Chadar Trek to the easiest trail of Triund, this list of the best Winter Treks in the Himalayas includes something for every kind of trekker. So, keep reading and find your winter trek of the year.
This once-in-a-year trekking trail opens as the temperature drops to minus degrees and the region of Ladakh freezes off. The trail takes the course of the frozen river of Zangskar which flows ferociously during summers. The trek is definitely a challenging one with freezing cold weather and unending walk on the ice. In the end of the trek, the trekkers are blessed with a sight of the frozen Nerak Waterfall painted in different hues of ice. Owing to the barren beauty offered by Chadar Trek, it definitely tops the list of the best winter treks in the Himalayas.
The most beautiful of the winter treks in the Himalayas, Kedarkantha, is an absolute dream for the trekkers. The trek turns more challenging with the fresh snow piled up on the precarious mountain trails. The base village Sankri is also a snow lover’s delight during winter. To sum it up, this is one of the most popular and beautiful treks to be done in winters.
Nag Tibba Trek
Starting from one of the cutest Garhwali Village of Pantwari, Nag Tibba Trek is a viewpoint to see the sturdy peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonchh and Black Peak. It is just a 3 days long hike from Delhi and only 2 days from the base village. All those looking to venture into a snowy mountain-scape on a weekend, Nag Tibba serves the best adventure, picturesque views and an escape from the usual city life.
Kuari Pass Trek
What can be more fun than a combo fun of visiting a skiing destination and trekking to a mesmerizing mountain pass? Yes, Kuari Pass, a 33 km trek, is a beginner’s favourite trek for its connection with Auli. Despite being a moderate trek on the scale of difficulty, the spectacular view of the famous peaks is an advantage of taking all the efforts. Mt. Trishul, Dronagiri Parvat, Nanda Devi Peak, Kamet and Chaukhambha form an impressive sight for the trekkers.
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Har Ki Doon Trek
A trek which is not about achieving altitude but experiencing the culture, wonders of nature and playing with rosy-cheeked Garhwali Kids. The mythology suggests the Har ki Dun trail away to Swargarohini as taken by the Pandavas in Mahabharat. Surprisingly, you would also come across some villages that worshipped Duryodhana till very recently. In fact, the ladies in this kingdom of Duryodhana were married to all the brothers in the groom’s house the way Draupadi did. Does it sound interesting? Plan this interesting trek in Uttarakhand with Travelladder and enjoy it with your trek buddies.
Triund and Lake Glacier Trek
If you are in for some DIY trek plan, Triund is waiting for you. Starting from the Tibetan headquarter of Mcleodganj, Triund trek can be easily attempted by any first-timer. Starting from the Gallu Devi temple, Triund top can be reached within a day. For those who wish to continue further, you can head to the glacier lake from the Triund Top. However, one needs a guide to head higher in the snow.
Hampta Pass Trek
Another easy trek in Himachal starts from Manali. So, if you are planning for Manali, then a short trek to Hampta Pass is a must-do thing during your trip. The trail takes you from deep dense forest to the open meadows covered in snow. The scenic beauty of Hampta in winters is a blissful delight. You may occasionally spot some birds in the forest and maybe a magical snowfall amidst the tall Deodar trees.
What can be better than trekking to a natural hot spring on a cold winter day? Kheerganga is a therapeutic hot spring located near an ancient Shiva temple on a Himalayan Hill. This trail can be covered either from Kalga Village or Nagthan village and both the trails offer gorgeous views along the dashing river Parvati. This trek can also be easily done on a weekend and is perfect for those who are running short of leaves.
Parashar Lake Trek
Prashar Lake is a quaint trek exposing you to some beautiful vistas as you walk on the snow-filled paths. This holy place surrounded by snow and a frozen lake in the centre looks straight out of a dream. This too is one of the best options for the first time winter trekking.
Kareri Lake Trek
A trail passing through the dense forests of Dharmshala, opening in snow-filled plains and cute villages burdened under the snow, leads to Kareri Lake. Starting from Mcleodganj, this is the second interesting trek after Triund. However, you may need camp arrangements for the night at the lake.