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/ 3672 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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    Arpan
    June 5, 2018

    i am planning to trek with friends in month of late October. plz suggest few treks where we have chance to see snow

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    Rachana Agarwala
    February 13, 2018

    Want to go for a trek around 20th feb..
    Plz help me choose easy trek for 2-3 days..
    It could be anywhere in India.

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    Chinmay Bapat
    January 2, 2018

    Hello,
    I am planning for a himalayan trek between the months of Feb-April 2018. I want the trek route to have some amount of snow. Of course the greenery is important, but I want to experience snow trekking as well.
    Which treks would have snow during feb to april this year? I am regular trekker from Maharashtra and have completed quite a few treks here in the Sahyadris, so difficulty would not be much of an issue I presume.

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    Harsh
    October 15, 2017

    Hey,I wanted to go for a trek of 5 to 7 days.my age is 14 and I m very eager to go over a trek so please can send or suggest me some thing

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      Jai Govind Meena
      November 6, 2017

      Kedarkantha Trek Best Beginners Snow Trek

      You can join Kedarkantha Snow Trek and our minimum age criterion for the same is 10.

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