Start planning your winter trek in September. You’ll be able to make more flexible travel plans and get the best airfare deals. You’ll also have plenty of time to prepare emotionally and physically for your snow adventure.
This guide will help you choose your winter hike. These trips are best if you have any expert advice.
These are the top winter treks in India
Ali Bedni Bugyal:
It’s not easy to beat Ali Bedni Bugyal in terms of a journey. No matter what season, it will amaze hikers. You can see beautiful meadows in summer. In winter, there are stunning snow-covered forests and clearings. Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti are two mountains trekkers are proudest of. It is the perfect snowy hike for those who love the outdoors.
Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek:
One of the most sought-after treks in the area is the winter trek to Dayara Bugyal. The trek begins in Manali and ends at the base camp at 3,300m. The trek is perfect for those who wish to see the snow-covered valleys of Himachal Pradesh away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can either do the trek as a short day trip or as an extended backpacking trip. This trek can also be done as a hike starting from Manali.
Brahmatal Winter Trek
The Brahmatal Winter trek is one of the most well-known in the region. It is a seven-day trek with an elevation gain of up to 5,000m and a total length of 70 km. The trek takes you from Leh up to Kargil. The trek begins at Leh, on the banks of the Indus River, and ends in Kargil. This trek is ideal for those who want adventure and a touch of luxury. All meals, tents, transport, and accommodation are included in the trek.
Deoriatal – Chandrashila Winter Trek:
The Deoriatal Chandrashila Winter Trek, an 8-day trek through snow-covered Himalayan mountains, is the Deoriatal. This trek takes you through the snow-covered Himalayan mountains, where you will have the chance to enjoy the best views and the cool winter air. There are many treks you can do, but this one is designed for those who want to be closer to nature, see the beauty of snow-covered mountains and experience a new culture.
Winter Trek to Kedarkantha
The Kedarkantha Winter Trek, one of India’s most thrilling treks, takes you through the Kedarkantha National Park. It is located in the Himalayan foothills, Western Ghats mountain ranges, and southwestern India. This trek will take you through the most beautiful winter experiences in the Himalayas. There will be snow-capped mountains and white-covered valleys. You’ll also get fresh air. The beautiful Himachal Pradesh countryside will be on your doorstep. You can camp at a lodge or tent while on the trek. Along the way, you will be able to learn about the culture and history of the area. You can do the trek in a single day, but many people prefer to make it a multi-day trek. It is easy to follow and offers stunning views.
Sandakphu – Phalut:
This journey is for you if you are looking for an immersive cultural experience. This trip will give you a glimpse into Nepali hiking culture. This trek crosses the border between Nepal and India.
Four of the tallest mountains in the world can be seen from your location: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjunga. This is the only way to get that experience.
Kuari Pass Winter Trek
You can’t miss the Kuari Pass snow hike, no matter how experienced or novice you are. It is a must-do in any season to view the views from Mt. Nanda Devi (25.673 feet) & Mt. Dronagiri (23.182 feet).
It was almost impossible to miss the snow-covered woodlands. Instantly, you are transported to a world where snowflakes accumulate on oak leaves high above a white-carpeted wood floor.
Chhattisgarh Jungle Trek
Winter is often associated with snowfall, woods, and meadows that are covered in white flakes. However, a wonderful winter trip can be found in the heartland of Chhattisgarh’s deep forests, which are just a few states from the Himalayas.
Your imagination is a wild place and it’s hard for jungles to stop you from dreaming. The forests transport you to the wild, mysterious realms. As you walk through the forest, you can feel the presence of tribal life and animals. This walk should be completed by every hiker.
The Chadar trek experience can be described as surreal. However, it is full of unique characteristics. Trekkers find the Zanskari people fascinating. They are open to adapting to harsh conditions and their simplicity. This is not just because of the amazing terrain, mind-numbing cold, or the exhilarating hike. The Zanskar River’s thick ice during winter makes it easy for locals to cross the river and collect provisions for the next months.
These are our top winter hikes. You can enjoy snow anytime between mid-December to the end of March.