Winter Kedarkantha hiking is very popular because there is a lot of variety in the landscape and it is everyone’s dream to see snowfall or at least snow on the trails. Improvement in infrastructure, availability of travel services and a booming economy are some of the factors that fuel the growth of tourism.
Trekking and hospitality industries in India and increase the number of travelers participating in winter trekking. There are so many trekking options to choose from among the best winter treks in India listed below.
The Kedarkantha peak is located at an altitude of 12,558 meters in the Govind Nature Reserve, in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This Trek has some of the most beautiful campsites.
Including Juda ka Tal, a small body of water in the middle of a pine forest. During the trek, you will get a fascinating view of the beautiful and snowy Himalayan peaks. Including Bandar Pooch, Yamunotri and Gangotri, Kala nag and Swargarohini. You can also see green meadows and alluvial plains and dark forest up close. In winter, there is a lot of snow in the area, which makes it a nice winter hike.
The trek starts about 196 km from Dehradun, from a place called Sankri. The hike ranges in difficulty from easy to moderate, so it can be completed by both beginners and experienced hikers. Winter adds beauty to the road as there are snow covered trees all around.
About the Trekking
Winter treks on the snowy peaks of the Himalayas are an unforgettable experience for first-time or seasoned hikers. Adventure tours also introduce trekkers to Himalayan cultures and cuisines, sparkling rivers, mysterious valleys. Alpine meadows, maple, rhododendron, oak and deodar forests.
A diverse range of ecological habitats, divine and sacred water bodies, rare and even endangered fauna and flora, blue lakes and more are all part of a winter trek in India. The Great Himalayas extend into the northern part of the country, so there is no shortage of hiking opportunities for enthusiasts. Compile some winter tours in India that will always find a place in a hiker’s calendar.
Chadar Trek is Zanskar Pass located in Ladakh (JandK). It offers great views of the snow-capped plains and Himalayan peaks, but it is also one of the most difficult treks. Chadari trekking attracts tourists and trekkers from all over the world.
Outer mountain walls can exceed 600 meters here and the Zanskar River (a tributary of the Indus River) can also be seen. The length of the trek is about one hundred kilometers and hikers do 10 kilometers every day.
Campsites are provided by local residents, while hikers can spend the night in caves. The highest elevation in the area may be somewhere around 11,000 feet. Apart from the fascinating beautiful panoramic views, the local cuisine of Ladakh is also a delightful proposition for this trip.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag Tibba (Snake Peak) is a mountain peak located at an altitude of 3022 meters in the lower Himalayan range or Himalayan Garhwal region. The area also holds sacred significance and is believed to be the abode of the ‘Serpent God’ (Naag Devta).
Nag tibba trek can be started from various areas and regions including Shrikot, Devalsari and Pantwari. The winters are cold here. Ever-beautiful meadows, forests, snow-covered landscapes. Seasonal flowers and rare wildlife can be seen during the journey at about 10,000 meters above sea level.
Snow-capped Himalayan peaks visible here include Kedarnath, Gangotri, Bandar Pooch and Chana Bang, making it a great winter trek.
The beautiful and brilliant Doon Valley is also visible and offers a breathtaking view at night.
Here you will find many new animals and birds, while oak and Deodar forest add to the impressive views. Garhwali culture can also be witnessed up close on this easy trip which can take two or three days.
Kuari Pass Trek
This Trek (5 days trek) is one of the most beautiful and popular treks in the Himalayas in winter and is located in the Garhwal region (about 652 meters). Kuari Pass Trek is also known as “Lord Curzon Trek” because the viceroy of India made the trek in 1905. The authentic and beautiful Himalayan fauna and flora is in full and fair display here.
The best attraction of this trek is the majestic and impressive view of the beautiful eastern peaks of the Garhwal region. The most popular are Hathi Godhi Parvat, Neelkanth, Bertholi, Trishul, Kamet, Nanda Devi and Mana.
The trek also passes through holy and great rivers including Kali Ganga, Birahi Ganga, Dhauli Ganga and Pinder. You have to reach Joshimath (via Haridwar) to complete the journey. The trek starts from Dhak village which showcases Garhwal culture.