Treks are such an adventurous way to rejuvenate at your favourite location in the lap of nature. It is amazing how much diversity we have in our country. Really mind blowing honestly. Even in the type of topography we have diversity ranging from snow clad mountain tops to lush green forests to dry desserts to the cool blue waters that go as far as the eye can see. Trekking offers the opportunity to explore the terrain of your choice. Some prefer snowy regions and there’s good reasons for that too. The beauty of the white land is truly something ethereal and magnificent. It is a must visit for everyone at least once and what’s more is that the trekkers can experience a really cold climate if that’s what they are going for.
Here are some of the best snow treks in India to give you the whole winter wonderland experience :-
Dayara Bugyal trek
The Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the easiest treks, thus easy for beginners and is located in Uttarakhand. It is 9 km long and goes on for about 8 days. The rain makes the whole landscape come alive in shades of green that one cannot stop gazing over. The final destination is the Dayara meadow which is elevated in terms of views during the winter season when there is snow all around.
This trek of Uttarakhand is more in the difficult range of difficulty and meant for experienced trekkers. It is at an altitude of 15,485 feet above sea level. It is really adventurous because it involves river crossings, rock climbing and other challenges.The destination of the climb is Kedartal lake which is surrounded by mountains like Thalaysagar, Jogin and Gangotri.
Nag Tibba Trek
The name of this trek translates literally to Serpent’s Peak. It has been named so because of the trail that follows a really jumbled path through dense forests. It passes through villages and camps of the Gujjar tribe. It is near Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The altitude of the peak is about 3000 meters above sea level. A lot of different birds can be seen throughout. The trek lasts for about 2 days and covers A distance of 9 kilometers. The snowfall is seen during the winter months. The best time to visit Nag Tibba is January- February.
Kali Cho Pass Trek, Jammu and Kashmir
Gaddi shepherds frequently use the Kali Cho Pass trek route to cross over to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys to graze their flocks. The Kali Cho Pass is named after Bhadra Kali and is thought to be her place of residence. The pass towers over the Chamba region at 4990 m above sea level. The trail is adventurous and steep, making the gradient difficult.
Due to the general steep gradient and risks involved, skills and previous trekking experience are essential for completing the trek. It must be done with the assistance of an expert guide because otherwise , the risk of losing the trail is very high.
Chopta Chandrashila trek
The Chopta Chandrashila trek is one of the best beginner-friendly treks up the Garhwal Himalayan Mountains. It usually starts from the Chopta village in Uttarakhand. The duration of the treks is 5 days. The trail offers a panoramic landscape of the Himalayan views. The winter offers a snow clad valley view. The best time to go on the Chopta Chandrashila trek is from May to November.
Har ki dun trek
This trail is especially famous for being one of the oldest treks in India. The Har ki dun valley is in the shape of a cradle, surrounded by greenery all around. It is in the Govind Ballabh Pant National Park at a height of about 11,675 feet.The trek can be of 5 days. The trail includes a few ancient villages and gorgeous glaciers.
So these were a few treks that could really make you feel like you’re on top of every serene phenomenon in the world. You can witness the winter wonderland in full glory during the winter months. However, please note that the weather conditions are extreme and harsh which could be a problem for some. Do check with your health care provider beforehand. Please carry appropriate gear for the weather and the trek to avoid any mishaps. Follow the instructions of the guide meticulously for full enjoyment and safety.