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Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Dhaarna Kukreja

Last updated: 31-10-2017

Knee-deep snow, the brilliance of white snow sparkling in the sun, the frozen lakes, and the icy mist on the trees; everything about winters is so breathtaking. 

Also. what else would be the best time to make a snowman and dash through the snow? Right?!

If you like everything about winters, the time has come to trek to the mountains. The mountains summon all the mountain lovers for the beauty of mountains increases to manifold in the winter season. 

Not sure where you should go trekking this winter season? Here are many tempting options you can consider:

Brahmatal trek

At 12,600 feet, you will find yourself reaching for those peaks with your hand because that's how close they appear from the Brahmatal Summit. What else? camping by the side of two lakes and Roopkund just opposite to you. 

Number of days: 5 days

Price: INR 7,950

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 12,600 ft.

Region: Lohajung, Uttarakhand 

Peaks visible: Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi and Ghoda peaks

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Chadar Trek

Need I say anything about the most sought-after trek in Leh? Walking on frozen ice bed is fun and thrilling. 

Number of days: 9 days

Price: INR 23,100 

Grade: Moderate-Difficult

Altitude: 11,200 ft

Region: Leh, Ladakh

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Goecha La Trek

Trekking in Sikkim and that too in winters is altogether a different experience than trekking in North. 

Number of days: 9 days

Price: INR 16,200

Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 16,207 ft

Region: Yuksom, Sikkim

Peaks visible: Mt. Pandim and the entire Kanchenjunga range.

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Kedarkantha Trek

The 'Queens of Winter Treks', Kedarkantha is a popular choice for the trekkers and beginners. Why not when it is such a snowy delight?! 

Number of days: 5 days

Price: INR 7950

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 12,500 ft

Region: Sankri, Uttarakhand

Peaks visible: Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak and Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges.

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass means doorway to heaven. And boy, does it live up to its name? The trail of the trek is so beautiful that you'd be in no hurry to reach the top.

Number of days: 5 days

Price: INR 7950

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 12,716 ft.

Region: Joshimath, Uttrakhand

Peaks visible: Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha and Bhagirathi 1,2,3

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Har ki Dun

Har ki Dun s a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. 

Number of days: 5 days

Price: INR 9700

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 11,482 ft

Region: Sankri, Uttarakhand

Peaks visible: Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier, Bandar Punch

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Nag Tibba Winter Trek

Nearest trek to Delhi. Fit for kids and beginners. Short and budget friendly. Need I say more?

Number of days: 3 days

Price: INR 5,500

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 3,002 m

Region: Pantwari, Uttarakhand

Peaks visible: Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black Peak

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Panwali Kantha Trek

One of the most beautiful treks, Panwali Kantha Trek provides you with one of the rarest views of the complete range of Yamnotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain peaks.

Number of days: 9 days

Price: INR 13,300

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 11,500 ft

Region: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Peaks visible: Complete range of Yamnotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain peaks

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

Parashar Lake Hike

The frozen Parashar Lake in winters looks pristine as it is surrounded by Dhauladhar Ranges. Experience the local culture on the trail as it goes through various local villages. 

Number of days: 2 days

Price: INR 2,800

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 2,730 m

Region: Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Peaks visible: mighty Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges

Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter

I hope you are not waiting for the snow to melt to make your plans. Move out of your hibernation zone and experience the frozen beauty. 

Dhaarna Kukreja

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