The beauty of winter is amazing. The white snow, sparkling yellow sun, frozen lakes, and icy trees are so amazing, isn’t it? If you like the season of winter then let’s do something crazy this winter. Here is a list of the 5 best snow treks in India. So, what are you waiting for? Just chill and keep reading. I hope this will help you.
Kuari Pass Trek and Camping:
Kuari Pass trek is a popular winter trek. It is situated in the Chamoli, Garhwal Himalayan region and the trek begins from the Joshimath. This trek offers you the natural beauty of mother nature. This is a moderate to difficult trek. The amazing view of the river, green valley and fresh air will blow your mind. This is a 37 kilometres trek. Kuari pass is located at an altitude of 4,268 metres.
The closest railway station is Rishikesh which is 279 kilometres from here. The closest airport is Jolly Grant airport which is 294 kilometres from here. One can do this trek in the month from March to June and from October to December.
In Kuari Pass one can also experience the beauty of camping. One can experience camping at Gulling. From the campsite, you will see the amazing Nanda Devi, Garud, and Dronagiri peaks. This experience will be amazing.
On the first day, you need to reach Rishikesh to Joshimath. The distance between Rishikesh to Joshimath is 255 kilometres. It takes 7 to 8 hours to reach Joshimath. Joshimath is famous for the pilgrims of Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath. After arriving at Joshimath you need to stay here overnight.
On this day you need to drive to dhak village. Here you can experience oak, hemlock, rhododendron forests etc. Then you will reach Chitrakhana. You need to stay here overnight.
After waking up early in the morning you need to head towards Tali top. The distance between Chitrakhana to Tali top is 6 kilometres. Here you can find the trail meets with the Tapovan trek. Hre you need to stay at night.
On this day you need to trek towards Tali top to Kuari Pass which is a 15 kilometres trekking. Here you can spot the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi. The beauty from the top will stir your mind.
In the Uttarakhand region, the Brahmatal trek will give you a beautiful view of some mountain peaks such as Mt Nanda Ghunti, Mt. Trishul and Mt. Kamet. The total altitude of the trek is 12,600 feet. The Brahmatal trek is open throughout the winter season when most of the other trekking routes are closed. This is a popular winter trek. Many people believe that it is that place where Lord Brahma meditated ages ago.
This trek starts from Lohajung which is located in the Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas. The distance between Loha Jung to Gujreni campsite is just 6 kilometres. This is a walk through some forests of Oak, Cedar and Rhododendrons. On the next day, the gradient of this trek increases gradually. It will take 4 hours to complete this trek. This trail goes through many forests and then you reach Telindi top. From here continue walking to finally arrive at the amazing Brahmatal lake.
Dayara Bugyal Trek:
This Trek offers you old villages, dense forests, thrilling climbs, and wonderful snow-capped mountain views. Dayara Bugyal trek is also a snow trek. The best time for this trek is the month from September to June. This is an easy trek. You can complete the trek in just 5 to 6 days. Here one can also experience the lush greenery meadows which are spread over the total area and these meadows will soak your eyes. The total altitude is 12,300 feet. In the winter season the meadows are covered with white clear snow, This time the whole area looks extremely pretty.
Kedarkantha is a very popular winter trekking destination. This is situated in the region of Uttarakhand. Kearkantha is located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. This trek provides you with a wide view of the beautiful snow-covered mountain. After arriving at the peak you will see the Swargarohini, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Bandarpoonch, and Kalanaag. On the top, you can also see a small temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha.
Har Ki Dun Trek:
Har ki Dun trek is a trekking paradise for all adventure lovers. This is a large amazing valley situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. This is a snow trek. During your trek, you can experience the lush greenery and many peaks. The trekking route is very interesting
Har Ki Dun is situated at an altitude of 12,000 feet. This is an easy to moderate trek.