Best Winter Treks In India



Summer and monsoon treks get everyone’s love but there is something definitely satisfying about feeling the lack of snow beneath your boots. It is magical to fall asleep during some of the clearest skies of the year and wake up to a vast expanse of all-white landscape as far as you can see. However, the best thing about winter hikes is that you can do them largely alone and away from other people.


Ali Bedni Bugyal is a trek that is hard to match. Because give it any season, and it will have something to amaze the trekkers. In summer, it is the brilliant colors of the meadows. In winter, it is lovely forests covered with snow and clearings in them. Don’t forget, the close-up views of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti, two of the most famous mountains among trekkers. Protip This is an extremely rare trek on which very few people go. So if you are looking for a beautiful isolated experience, close your eyes and choose this one.


It used to be one of the most popular winter treks in India. The popularity waned when the forest department closed some important camps. But now new alternative camps have emerged. Certainly, the trail remains equally fascinating with its vibrant forests, lake, and climb to the Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak. Protip This trek pays a highly unreasonable reward for the effort you put in. You get to see almost all the most spectacular peaks in the Indian Himalayas including Mount Nanda Devi, the highest peak in India. And you feel the snow in the winter



This trek exploded in popularity when we opened it in the winter of 2011. It has lovely campsites, a thrilling summit climb, and one of the best winter experiences in the Himalayas. Most the trekkers consider it a bucket list trek,


Choose this trek if you are looking for a strong cultural experience. There is a trek on the border of India and Nepal, which continuously weaves in and out of the two countries. It also gives you views of the four highest mountains in the world–Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Kangchenjunga. Protip Not many trekkers know this, but on this trek, you stay in tea houses for a few days, and you also get to experience Indiahikes camping for 2 days. It is a great way to experience the best of both worlds. While you do get snow on this trek, it is not as much as our Uttarakhand or Himachal trek.


Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a novice, Kuari Pass is one such trek that you need to undertake. It is a must for views of some of the most famous mountains of India–Mount Nanda Devi (25,673 ft) and Mount Dronagiri (23,182 ft) in any season. The protip is an added attraction in winter. Snow in its almost completely formed forests.Snowflakes perched on oak leaves atop a white carpeted forest floor instantly transport you to a land that will all give you an unmatched winter trekking experience in the Himalayas.


At an altitude of 12,600 feet, you will reach those peaks with your own hands, as they are visible so close to the Brahmatal summit. You get the chance to camp on the banks of a dazzling glacial lake under a million stars.



Trekking in Sikkim and that too in winters is a completely different experience than trekking in the north. The trial of Goicha La Trek is unique in its kind. From lush green forests to snow-laden campsites, this trek gives you a chance to experience nature at its best. Different flora and fauna are also attractive on this trek.


The trek route is so beautiful that you will be in no hurry to reach the top. The beautiful snow-clad peaks visible from the trail along with amazing flora and fauna make the trek almost perfect.


One of the most beautiful treks, Panwali Kantha Trek offers you one of the rarest views of the entire range of Yamunotri-Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath mountain peaks. Along with these mesmerizing views, you get to cross seven burials or meadows and if you are lucky enough, you might encounter the rare blue mountain goat.


Pangarchulla Peak is a mighty peak of 14,700 feet in Uttarakhand which is no small feat to conquer. Providing you stunning views of Mount Nanda Devi, Mount Dronagiri, Mount Garuda, and many more along the way, this trek will test your endurance and push your limits. This trek is perfect for those who want to go up a notch with some of the most stunning trekkable peaks in the Himalayas.


Easily the most overlooked trek in Ladakh, Markha Valley Winter Trek can be considered Chadar 2.0. You get to walk the frozen river, trek through snow-laden trails, stay in traditional homes, and enjoy some of the world’s most pristine landscapes in the middle of winter. A culturally steeped trail for those who want to explore more offbeat trails.



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