Best Winter Treks in India 2020

Best Winter Treks in India 2020

1. Chadar Trek

Chadar trek is undoubtly the best winter trek in India. The thrill of walking on a frozen river is enough to kick the adrenaline. This trek is in vogue since decades; one of the challenging treks, chadar trek is nothing short of becoming a lifetime memory. Imagine a frozen river surrounded with mountains and temperature freezing.

The trek becomes doable only during the winter when Zanskar River freezes. This place is inaccessible during the winter but gives an adventure satisfaction for someone to trudge though inaccessible terrains. This walk on ice is the only route for the local community to get connected with the rest of the world. Experience the hardship that they face every winter for their livelihood.

 

Duration: 9 Days.

Max. Altitude: 11,120ft

Distance: 65Kms.

Location: Ladakh

Experience Level: Difficulty

 

 

2. Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal Trek is a classic winter trek in Uttrakhand fit for both beginners and Pro hikers alike. The trek is considered a pilgrimage sort of in Hinduism and reaches the maximum altitude of 12600ft. The trek is best done in December till February. The trail of the trek winds through the Himalayas, offering snow-clad mountains, meadows, streams and forests. It has remained a go-to trek for many adventure and nature lovers for years now.

Duration: 6 Days.

Max. Altitude: 12,600ft

Distance: 22Kms.

Location: Uttrakhand

Experience Level: Easy 

 

 

3. Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun Trek is a beginner’s trek through the mesmerizing valley of Har Ki Dun which is cradled in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trail is covered in snow and serves as one of the best winter treks in India. The mighty mountains that surround this trial give one an awe feeling by their loftiness. This trek offers a bouquet of meadows, mountains, village life and a dense patch of forest. This trek also takes one into the life that is still unaffected by the modernity and its tantrums. Feel the local life which is pristine and ancient. The trek reaches the maximum altitude of 12000ft and starts from the base camp Sankri.

Duration: 7 Days.

Max. Altitude: 11,600ft

Distance: 47Kms.

Location: Uttrakhand

Experience Level: Easy

 

 

4. Kuari Pass Trek

 Kuari Pass Trek is yet another trekking gem in Uttrakhand. Known for its enchanting mountains and lush green meadows, this trek gets you to see some lofty peaks like Nanda Devi & Dronagiri. This trek has a religious significance. From centuries this place has been visited for blessings and miracles. The trek gives one tranquility and serenity of soul. This trek is nothing short of soul-searching experience.

Duration: 6 Days.

Max. Altitude: 12,760ft

Distance: 35Kms.

Location: Uttrakhand

Experience Level: Moderate

 

5. Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

Known as the Trekkers’ Wonderland, Sandakphu Trek offers the panoramic view of four of the world’s highest peaks: Everest, Kanchor Zonda,Lhotse and Makalu. The four peaks collectively make Laughing Buddha. The trek lies at the India-Nepal border, so one meanders between the two countries while doing this trek. The trek is open all the year but the winter is the best season to do this trek. 

Duration: 7 Days.

Max. Altitude: 11,900ft

Distance: 47Kms.

Location: West Bengal

Experience Level: Moderate

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