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Winter Treks That You Must Take these Winters
Posted on: 27 December 2016 by Leonid Singha
Don’t want to spend your winters lazing at your room watching TV? If your answer is Yes, then here is a great deal for you. Add some adventure to your monotonous life and take one of these winter treks this season.
The beautiful and enthralling winter treks in India will for sure make your winters much more exciting then you can ever imagine.
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
A trek to the mystery lake.
Perched in the lap of Mount Trishul, Roopkund Lake is a lake filled with 200 human skeletons. The spooky yet exciting trek to this lake must not be missed. The mysterious meanderings of this skeleton lake have fascinated many trekkers and travellers. Passing through beautiful Rhododendron forests, scenic meadows and mountain rivers, this trek is one of the most scenic treks of the country. If you are an avid trekker, this fascinating winter trek in Uttarakhand must be on your wishlist.
Altitude: 5,029 m
Trek Length: 53 km
Duration: 8D / 7N
Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand
A whiplash with snowy delights.
Kedarkantha Trek is considered to be one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas. This trek is a delight for those who have a fascination for snow. The trek spans through mind-blowing landscapes, beautiful hamlets, snowy courses, and majestic views of the Himalayas. During the trek, you get a chance to gaze at some of the great mountain ranges, such as Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, and Black Peak. The serenity of the environment is sure to calm your senses.
Altitude: 3,850 m
Trek Length: 20 km
Duration: 6D / 5N
Chadar Trek, Leh-Ladakh
Because ice skating on the rink is too mainstream.
Hit the trekking experience of another level altogether in Chadar Trek, which is one of the most dangerous treks in the world. Walking on the snow blanket of frozen Zanskar River through the whirly passages of snow-clad mountains is sure to give you a lifetime memories. The magical charm and beauty of the snowy valleys is sure to make you gape in awe. The temperature of the region drops as low as -20-degree celsius by the night. You must check on your stamina and do all the necessary medical check ups before you embark on this exhilarating journey.
Trek length: 70-100 km
Duration: 9D / 8N
Nag Tibba Trek
Trek all the way to the humble abode of Nag Devta.
Blooming with a rich diversity of flora and fauna, Nag Tibba trek is a visual treat for the first time trekkers. Adore the splendid views of Chanabang and Doon Valley and the great Gangotri Peaks while breathing in the fresh mountain air. It is a circular trek which at no point overlaps the trail. The exquisite camping sites on the way is one of the most exciting parts of the trail.
Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand
Lo, and behold the beautiful panoramas of the Garhwal region!
Chandrashila Trek is an all-season trek that provides you with majestic views of the Garhwal Himalayas and the beautiful views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar and Chaukhamba peaks. Chopta, commonly known as ‘the Mini Switzerland of India’, provides you a chance to surpass breathtaking pastures laden with snow. Also, this trek takes you through Tungnath, which is home to the highest temple of Lord Shiva. You can reach rishikesh from Delhi by Indian Railway and then book a cab for the further journey.
Brahma Tal Trek, Uttrakhand
Return to the blue lagoon!
An exceptional winter trek, Brahmatal Trek can turn out to be the best trek of your life. A good dollop of snow and a beautiful lagoon nestled amidst the snow clad mountains are enough reasons to opt for this winter trek. The trails wind through lush green forests and beautiful meadows, which will sure take your breath away. The views that this trek offers will leave you gaping out of wonder and delight.
Trek Length: 30 km
Har ki Dun Trek, Uttrakhand
Arrive at the amphitheater of Gods!
This trek with its beautiful valleys and amazing views is a delight for nature lovers. The arduous trek is a delight in winter springs with everything covered in an ivory sheen. Walking through the snowy trail, one can see the lofty mountain peaks rising on either side of the valley. This winter trek should be on every trekking enthusiast’s list.
Goecha La Trek, Sikkim
Perch in nature’s lap.
Cradled between the imposing peaks of Sikkim, Nepal, China, and Bhutan, lies a land of unparalleled beauty which invites trekkers and adventurists. Embark on the daredevil Goecha La trek that passes through scenic Yuksom-Dzongri pass and grand views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Feel close to nature as you pass through the forests of Rhododendrons to the valleys wrapped with lichens and moss. Away from the hustle-bustle of the cities, the peaceful environment of this place will compel you to stay here forever.
A snow-laden paradise!
Kauri Pass, the greatest discovery of Lord Curzon, is one of the best places to trek in December. The trek starts from Joshimath, which is an evolved hub for trekkers and pilgrims. Behold the mind-blowing views of the stalwart Himalayan peaks and confluences of the crystal clear rivers. Walk through the luxurious Himalayan meadows called ‘Bugyals’ and the verdant Oak and Deodar forests.
Altitude: 4,268 m
Duration: 4 -6 days
Let go off your winter blues and head towards these amazing winter treks. Be a sport and build some endurance before you set about on these intriguing winter treks in India.
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