Magnificent mountains and raging rivers in India take over the winter season with hidden beauty and adventurous trails with an incredible journey to offer. If you wish to experience the adrenaline rush and kick and challenge yourself while bounded with mighty peaks, wintry grasses and snow-painted trails with different shades of nature to lift your spirits, then get yourself booked for one of these top winter treks in India and uncover what’s left unexplored!
Kedarkantha is one of the best winter, most favoured and well-travelled treks of the Indian Himalayas. It is considered as a whole adventure-packed trail for beginners, adept trekkers, photography lovers and thrill chasers, offering incredible summit climb, pleasing campsites and clearings, handsome forests and aesthetic sunsets. Kedarkantha Trek offers a brilliant elevation of 12,500 feet and takes you through the remotest villages in the stone-cold weather. Rested at the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park, it manifests raw beauty, gorgeous vistas of lakes, high mountains, raging rivers and the great Himalayan peaks. This 6-day long trek climbs a steady steep ascent offering a moderately easy trekking difficulty. The temperature for kedarkantha ranges 8°C to 15°C at day time and -5°C to 3°C at night.
If you call yourself an adventure enthusiast and thrill chaser then Chadar trek welcomes you to trek at an astounding altitude of 11,400 feet. It is located at the Zanskar river that freezes over in winters and gets blanketed by a thick layer of snow. This trek challenges you to cross over the frozen river with the breathtaking noise of ice-breaking just below your feet! Chadar trek in Leh Ladakh also presents serene lakes, magnificent mountains and an irresistible trail for the backpackers. It is celebrated as one of the toughest treks to do in India among backpackers and is a feast that remains open in the chilly winter months of January and February.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag Tibba trek is acknowledged as the highest peak with an elevation of 3,022 feet in the lower Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is known as one of the best weekend treks especially for beginners and it finds you on the top of Nag Tibba with an easy trail covered. The trail is blessed with forests of oak with orchids, thick jungles and green meadows amidst the stunning vistas of Himalayan peaks. The best desired seasons for the Nag Tibba trek are the summer and winter months. The spring and summer sky beholds an ideal environment for camping while winters offer the best time of the year and label it as one of the most hyped treks with most of the other treks closed due to the heavy snowfall.
Goechala is popular as a wonderland for adventure enthusiasts for its very challenging summit climb, not for the faint-hearted! It presents a zoomed view to the third giant Mt Kanchenjunga and the Singalila range from the Dzongri top. Elevated at a great altitude of 16,207 feet, Goechala is a 10-day trek that grabs the attention of thrill chasers with panoramic vistas of the chilly winters, charming wilderness, a challenging ascent and the Kanchenjunga National Park with absolute serenity and rare beauty. Its big summit climb makes it a feast even for adept trekkers hence, one must work on health and fitness to unlock this experience.
Deoriatal-Chandrashila Winter Trek
The Deoriatal Chandrashila trek is located in Uttarakhand, perched at the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary at a mind-blowing altitude of 12,083 feet. Being one of the best winter treks in India, it grabs the trekkers by its wilderness, a great summit, and thickly layered snow landscapes in winters. It allows travellers to capture the unique spell of winters and enthralling sight from its summit. It exhibits breathtaking views of mighty peaks such as Mt Trishul, Mt Kedarnath, Mt Nanda Ghunti, Mt Dunagiri, Mt Kamet, Mt Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome, Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Nanda Devi which is the highest mountain in India, among others! Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek spans for approximately 6 days with a moderately easy journey that excites many.