Khalia Top Trek

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Khalia Top trek is an easy trek and considered best beginners’ trek. Khalia trek provides you an opportunity to experience the Himalayan flora, fauna & pristine Himalayan outdoors. Located near small town of Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district of (Kumaon region) Uttarakhand. Munsiyari is situated at an altitude of 2250 meters and Khalia top is the highest point at an altitude of 3500 and gives you uninterrupted views of the snow-clad peaks including Panchachuli, Rajrambha,  Hardeol, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi all standing tall and marvelous views.
Khalia Top Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

Destinations Covered during Khuliya Top Trek Trek : Khathgodam, Munsiyari, Almora

Special Offer (Book Now): Rs 9500 per person + 3.5% Service Tax (Ex Kathgodam)

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping & Guest House)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits
  • Transport from Kathgodam as per the Itineray
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.

DEPARTURES (All departures for The Khuliya Top Trek are ex Kathgodam)

  • 1st Batch   :  6th – 10th February 2016
  • 2nd Batch : 13th – 17th February 2016
  • 3rd Batch : 20th – 24th February 2016 (2 slots Left)
  • 4th Batch : 27th  –  2nd February 2016  (Full) 


Khalia Top Trek Detailed Itinerary:-

Day 01: Drive from Kathgodam to Munsiyari:-

Arrive at Kathgodam Railway station and start the scenic drive to Munsiyari. Munsiyari is a small town located at an altitude of 2250 Metres (7380 Feet) above from sea level in Pithoragarh district and about 290 Kms from Kathgodam. Drive to Munsiyari from Kathgodam is scenic one. One can see various trees of Chir, Deodar, Pine, Oak and rhododendrons. You pass through Almora, Bageshwar Kausani, Choukhori and Thal check it out. The road winds itself all the way up to Kalamuni top at a height of 9027 ft before descending into the glorious Munsiyari valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks.

Day 02: Trek from Munsyari to Bhujani (10000Ft.)

The trek to Bhujani is 4 kms takes about 5 hours. We walk through rhododendron and oak forests and climb up to 10000 ft. The trek to Bhujani is a steep and gradual climb to the campsite. The Bhirti falls enroute is an added attraction. The campsite is amidst the oak forests with the stunning view of Panchachuli peak. You can experience the thrill of Valley crossing half up the trek. Overnight camp at Bhujani.

Day 03: Trek from Bhujani to Khalia Top (11500Ft.)

The trek to Khalia Top is 6 kms long and takes 5 hours. As you leave Bhujani the open sky with vast meadows beckon you. Khalia top is a vast meadow in the Kumaon Himalayas and it offers a panoramic 360 degree view of the mountain ranges and the snowline that covers them. Overnight camp at Khalia top.

Day 04: Khalia to Balanti (9600 Ft.)

The descend from Khalia top to Balanti is gradual. Once you leave the skyline the oak forest surrounds you and the greater Himalayan ranges loom ahead in front. Overnight camp at Balanti.

Day 05: Drive from Balanti to Kathgodam

From Balanti the road head is 2 kms walk and takes about 2 hours to reach and you drive back to Kathgodam. Reach Kathgodam in the evening take return transport for your onward journey.

Other Famous Treks in Uttarakhand (Kumaon Region)

Roopkund Trek 

Pindari Glacier Trek 


Top 5 winter treks in India to Enjoy Snow

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The peak trekking season in the Himalayas starts from mid may and ends in October but with these winter treks options for trek in the Himalayas one can trek.

Top 5 Winter Treks in India 

The peak trekking season in the Himalayas starts from mid may and ends in October but with these winter treks options for trek in the Himalayas one can trek in Himalayas through out the year. These winter treks are at lower altitude and shorter in distance but that doesn’t mean they are the easy treks, some of them are demanding because extreme weather conditions in winters.

Winter may not be best months to venture high into the Himalayas, but for the rewards are high too the 360 degrees views of snow clad peaks and pristine wilderness makes it hard to resist.

Here are 5 winter treks in India where you can Enjoy Snow !!

Chadar Trek 

Chadar trek or the Frozen River Trek in Ladakh is the world famous trek over the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh during the winter months of January and February. Chadar Trek Temperature during the trek regularly drop below -20 Celsius. This ancient trek in the Himalayas was the only way during the winter months for locals Zanskar Region to commute to only market of Leh City. Chadar trek is one of the most famous winter treks in India and is now the most glamorous and exotic trek in the Himalayas.

chadar trek - the most famous winter trek

Max. Altitude: 3300 m

Duration in days: 8 -12 days

Grade: Moderate to Difficult

Winter Trek best time: Jan Feb

Distance: 70 – 100 KMs

Must to do: Selfie with Frozen Waterfalls


Winter Kuari Pass trek

Kuari Pass trek winter treks is the most famous trek in Garhwal region of India. This trek was discovered by Lord Curzon, the Viceroy in India, and since than it has come to be known as Curzon’s trail amongst the trekkers from Europe and America. During winter this trek offers the clear views of some of the highest peaks in India including Mt Kamet (7756m), Mt. Chaukhamba (7128 m), Mt. Trishul (7120 m) and the famous twin peak of Nanda Devi (7817 m).

Max. Altitude: 4268 m

Duration in days: 4 -6 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Winter Trek best time: Dec to Feb

Distance: 27 KMs

Must to do: Capture first sunlight on 7000 m peak


Kedarkantha Winter Treks

Kedarkantha peak lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive to Sankri (From where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River Kedarkantha peak trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow cover.The Kedarkantha trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks.

Kedarkantha Best winters trek with lot of snow

Duration in days: 4 -6 daysMax. Altitude: 3500 m

Grade: Easy

Winter Trek best time: Dec to April

Distance: 20 KMs

Must to do: Make your first Snowmen


Dodital Winter Trek

Dodital is situated at an elevation of 3050 metres surrounded by oak woods, pine, and rhodendron forests. The lake is home to the famous Himalayan Golden Mahseer fish and its an ideal beginner’s trek in the Garhwal Himalayas. This trek includes camping alongside the beautiful Dodital (Dodi Lake) before traversing the Darwa Pass. The pass affords impressive views of the mighty Bandarpunch peak and the snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar. After heavy snowfall crossing Darwa pass becomes technical and requires special equipment. There are interesting side trips, including a foray to Yamunotri and the Bandarpunch Base Camp from this trek.

Dodital Trek - Easy Winter Treks in India

Duration in days: 5 – 7 days

Grade: Easy

Winter Trek best time: Dec to Jan

Distance: 27 KMs

Must to do: Feed the fish in Dodital Lake


Dayara Bugyal Winter trek

Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. The Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. The vast meadow of Dayara Bugyal is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. There is an immense possibility for Nordic as well as Alpine skiing on these 28 sq km meadows. During winters you can stay in vacant shepherd huts which provide great warmth.

Dayara Bugyal Trek - Winter Treks

Max. Altitude: 3600 m

Duration in days: 5 – 7 days

Grade: Easy

Winter Trek best time: Dec to Feb

Distance: 27 KMs

Must to do: Stay for a night in Shepherd’s hut