Winter Treks in India- Explore these beautiful winter treks this Christmas & New Year

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it – Andy Rooney

Winter has finally arrived !! Chilled mornings, clear skies and those beautiful majestic Himalayan peaks. Walking in the soft snow (that crunchy sound) and a closer look to the mountains when it wears a white blanket is an experience all trekkers crave for. Make sure you hear that crunchy sound this winter. It’s time for you to take out your rucksack, warm jackets from your cupboard and head out to these charming winter treks.

Talking about Winter treks in India, there is a diverse variety you can go for like walking on a frozen river in Chadar Trek, sliding down the frozen hill in Pangarchulla & Kuari Pass, gorgeous 360 views in Kedarkantha Trek, Instagrammable campsites in Deoriatal & mesmerizing sunsets & sunrises from Chandrashila.

Whether it’s Himachal, Uttarakhand, West Bengal or North-East there is one for everyone.

Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

Juda ka Talab – Kedarkantha Trek First Campsite

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate
  • Highest Elevation- 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration – 6 Days
  • Trek Distance – 20 km
  • Base Camp – Sankri (200 km/ 8 hours from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Dehradun (265 km/6 hours from Delhi)
  • Trek Open Time – October to June
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December- End to February (Snow lasts till Mid-April)
  • Location – Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district(Uttarakhand)

 Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal Trek

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate
  • Highest Elevation – 12,100 feet
  • Trek Duration – 06 Days
  • Trek Distance- 22 km
  • Base Camp – Lohajung (220 km from Kathgodam)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus- Kathgodam (322 km from Delhi)
  • Best time to visit- November to April

 Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate.
  • Highest Elevation- 11,700 feet.
  • Trek Duration- 7 Days
  • Trek Distance – 44 km
  • Base camp – Sankri(200 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus – Dehradun(265 km from Delhi)
  • Trek Open Time- March-June, September-December.

 Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek

  • Trek Difficulty- Difficult.
  • Trek Duration – 9 Days
  • Highest Elevation- 11,123 feet.
  • Trek Distance – 62 km
  • Base camp – Shingra Koma(70 km from Leh)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus – Leh (475 km from Delhi)
  • Best time to visit- January to March.

 Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate. 
  • Highest Elevation- 11,700 feet.
  • Trek Duration- 3 Days
  • Trek Distance – 44 km
  • Base camp – Sankri(200 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus – Dehradun (265 km from Delhi)
  • Best time to visit- September to December & March to June.

 Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy.
  • Highest Elevation- 9,920 feet.
  • Trek Distance – 16 km
  • Trek Duration- 2 Days
  • Base camp – Pantwari(100 km 4 hours drive from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus – Dehradun(265 km from Delhi)
  • Best time to visit- September to December & March to June.

 Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy to Moderate
  • Highest Elevation- 8900 feet
  • Trek Duration -2 Days
  • Trek Distance – 17 km
  • Base Camp – Mandi (430 km/ 9 hours from Delhi)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand –
  • Trek Open Time – Round the year.
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December last to mid-April.

Chopta Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Chopta-Tungnath-Trek-for-Family

Chandrashila Trek – Panoramic view from summit.

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy to Moderate
  • Highest Elevation- 12,500 feet
  • Trek Duration -3 Days
  • Trek Distance – 24 kms
  • Base Camp – Chopta (410 km from Delhi)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -Dehradun(205kms)
  • Trek Open Time – Round the year.
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December last to mid-April.

Pangarchulla Trek

Pangarchulla Trek

Pangarchulla Trek – Reaching the summit

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate to Difficult.
  • Highest Elevation- 15,069 feet
  • Trek Duration -6 Days
  • Trek Distance – 40 km
  • Base Camp – Dhak  (500 km from Delhi)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -Dehradun(245 km)
  • Trek Open Time – Oct-June.
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December last to mid-April.

Kuari Pass

Kuari pass

Kuari Pass – A walk to Remember.

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate – Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 12,516 feet
  • Trek Duration -6 Days
  • Trek Distance – 30 km
  • Base Camp – Dhak (500 km from Delhi)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -Dehradun(245kms)
  • Trek Open Time – Oct-June
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December last to mid-April

Sandakphu Phalut

Sandakphu Phalut
Sandakphu Phalut – Sleeping Buddha Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate – Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 11,950 feet
  • Trek Duration -7 Days
  • Trek Distance – 31 km
  • Base Camp – Jaubhari (115 km from Bagdogra Airport)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -Bagdogra
  • Trek Open Time – Oct-April
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – December last to mid-April.

Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek
  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 10,827 feet
  • Trek Duration -5 Days
  • Trek Distance – 24 km
  • Base Camp – Sonprayag (250 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Dehradun
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep-Dec.

Goechala Trek

Goechala trek

Goechala Trek- Mt Kanchenjunga from summit.

  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate – Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 15,100 feet
  • Trek Duration -11 Days
  • Trek Distance – 90 km
  • Base Camp – Yuksom (85 km from Darjeeling)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -New Jalpaiguri.
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep_Oct.
  • Best Time to see Snowfall – Mid April.

Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu lake trek
Bhrigu Lake Trek
  • Trek Difficulty- Moderate – Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 14,009 feet
  • Trek Duration -4 Days
  • Trek Distance – 26 km
  • Base Camp – Manali (540 km from Delhi)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand -Joginder Nagar Railway Station.
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep-Dec.

Mukta Top

Mukta Top

Mukta Top

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 11,838 feet
  • Trek Duration -6 Days
  • Trek Distance – 16 km
  • Base Camp – Kaflon (385 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Dehradun
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-May.

Panwali Kantha Trek

Panwali Kantha
Panwali Kantha
  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 10,827 feet
  • Trek Duration -5 Days
  • Trek Distance – 24 km
  • Base Camp – Sonprayag (250 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Dehradun
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep-Dec.

Kasol Kheerganga.

Kheerganga
Kasol- Kheerganga Trek
  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 9,720 feet
  • Trek Duration -3 Days
  • Trek Distance – 12 km
  • Base Camp – Barshaini (17 km from Kasol)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Kasol (500 km from Delhi)
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep-Dec.
  • If you are lucky, you might see snow anytime after the first week of November.

Triund Top

Triund

Triund Trek

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 9,500 feet
  • Trek Duration -3 Days
  • Trek Distance – 12 km
  • Base Camp – Mcleodganj (240 km from Shimla)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Pathankot Railway Station 
  • Trek Open Time – April-May, Sep-Dec.
  • If you are lucky, you might see snow anytime after the first week of November.

Deoban Trek

Deoban Trek

Deoban Trek

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 10,170  feet
  • Trek Duration -2 Days
  • Trek Distance – 10 km
  • Base Camp – Chakrata  (90 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Dehradun 
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-June.
  • If you are lucky, you might see snow anytime after the first week of November.

Kareri Lake

kareri lake

Kareri Lake

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 11,482  feet
  • Trek Duration -2 Days
  • Trek Distance – 10 km
  • Base Camp – Kareri village 
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Mcleodganj
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-June.
  • If you are lucky, you might see snow anytime after the first week of November.

Snow Leopard Trek

snow leopard

Snow Leopard

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 12,400  feet
  • Trek Duration -12 Days
  • Base Camp – Leh 
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Leh
  • Trek Open Time – Nov-March.

Dalhousie-Chamba Trek

Dalhousie chamba trek

Dalhousie Chamba trek

  • Trek Difficulty- Easy
  • Highest Elevation- 7,874  feet
  • Trek Duration -3 Days
  • Starting Point – Chamba
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand – Chamba
  • Trek Open Time – March- mid Dec.

Other treks you can explore-

Sham Valley Trek

Sainj Valley Trek

Winter Treks in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

  • Trek Difficulty- Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 17,600  feet
  • Trek Duration -15 Days
  • Trek Distance – 130 km
  • Base Camp – Lukla  (90 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand/Airport- Lukla Airport 
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-Dec,March-June..

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base

Annapurna base camp

  • Trek Difficulty- Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 13,550  feet
  • Trek Duration -9 Days
  • Trek Distance – 115 km
  • Base Camp – Nayapul (90 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand/Airport- Pokhra
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-Dec,March-June.

Closed Treks

Roopkund Trek

Roopkund

Roopkund

  • Trek Difficulty- Difficult
  • Highest Elevation- 15,750  feet
  • Trek Duration -8 Days
  • Trek Distance – 53 km
  • Base Camp – Lohajung (220 km from Dehradun)
  • Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand/Airport- Kathgodam
  • Trek Open Time – Sep-Dec,March-June

 

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