Top 5 winter treks in India to Enjoy Snow

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Nov
2014

Top 5 winter treks in India to Enjoy Snow

Posted By : Jai Govind Meena/ 3669 36

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

36 Comments
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    Adithya
    August 24, 2016

    Hi ,
    I’m looking for a moderate to high difficultly trek among the Himalayan ranges. Preferably a trek in J&K.
    Please mail me all relevant details and cost.
    Thank you.
    Id: adithya.ardy@gmail.com

    Reply
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    Alok Somani
    May 24, 2016

    Hi,

    I am looking for KedarKantha trek in December 2016..Could you provide the details.

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      May 24, 2016

      Hi Alok,
      Here are the dates for Kedarkantha Trek in December 2016
      Kedarkantha Snow Trek Winter Batches
      1st Batch : 17th December 2016 (Open)
      2nd Batch : 18th December 2016 (Open)
      3rd Batch : 19th December 2016 (Open)
      4th Batch : 20th December 2016 (Open)
      5th Batch : 21st December 2016 (Open)
      6th Batch : 22nd December 2016 (Open)
      7th Batch : 23rd December 2016 (Open)
      8th Batch : 24th December 2016 I (Open)
      9th Batch : 24th December 2016 II (Open)
      10th Batch : 25th December 2016 I (Open)
      11 th Batch : 25th December 2016 II (Open)
      12th Batch : 26th December 2016 (Open)
      13th Batch : 27th December 2016 (Open)
      14th Batch : 28th December 2016 (Open)
      15th Batch : 29th December 2016 (Open)
      17th Batch : 31st December 2016 (Open

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    ADK
    February 22, 2016

    Do you have any trek in Feb 16 last week. Pl. let me know.

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      Rohan Jain
      February 23, 2016

      Hey Aashdeep,

      We don’t have availability in that time period. We have Kedarkantha trek commencing from the 5th March 2016 available.

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    Parteek
    January 13, 2016

    hi want to do some trek in jan itself .. do call me 9888406417

    Reply
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    TANMAY GUPTA
    December 9, 2015

    Hi,
    I am looking for winter treks (5-7 days) in last week of December this year. Please suggest.

    Tanmay

    Reply

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