During winters, mountains trails of Himalayas are transformed into a wonderland and are covered under the white sheet of ice. Trekking in these snow-covered trails of the mighty Indian Himalayas is a dream of many adventure seekers. They are attracting all types of trekkers and thrill-seekers for long and short treks to enjoy the sublime beauty of the season. Passing through the old forests, crossing the frozen streams and soaking in the most awe-striking views of the snow heaven are just the basic things offered by the snow treks in India.
- Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. Its elevation is 12,500 ft. Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small village called as Sankri. Kedarkantha trek is considered as one of the best climbs for beginners. Blessed with abundant snowfall, it becomes heavenly during winters, and all you can see is the peaks covered by a thick layer of snow.
- Dayara Bugyal Trek
On Dayara Bugyal trek you will see breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. The best time for Dayara Bugyal trek is from December to March for an ultimate adventure. Everything from the trails, peaks and as far as anything is visible is under the sparkling white snow during winters. Add to this the big mountains that pop out of the meadows up close – Mt Bandarpoonch, Mt Black Peak, Mt Jaonli, Mt Shrikanth, Mt Draupadi Ka Danda and many more. This grand combination of the meadows and big mountains is very rare and one of THE reasons why every mountain enthusiast must trek to Dayara.
- Har ki Dun Trek
Located in the heart of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, Har ki Dun Trek takes you back in time as you visit the cradle shaped valley. It is a winter wonderland, and a haven for trekkers as the beautiful, untouched valley offers many trekking excursions. Trekking across the enchanting alpine meadows and pine forests, you pass through ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation, Har-ki-Dun is, hands down, one the most beautiful trekking destination that showcases the unprecedented natural beauty of Uttarakhand. One glance at this hidden valley and it seems like a landscape painting on a canvas.
- Chadar Trek, Ladakh
If you are a strong-hearted and adventure-seekers, then Chadar trek is for you. The Chadar trek (also known as Zanskar Trek) which start from Chilling and continue till Ling shed will offer you not only a great opportunity to walk on the frozen Zanskar River but here you will get a chance to learn about Buddhist heritage and religious richness. An excellent trek along the frozen Zanskar river with beautiful winter terrain and a first hand glimpse of the ancient culture of Ladakh region, this is an exciting journey for experienced trekkers. Icy routes, bone-chilling winds, pristine nature, and the experience of a lifetime So might be the climate and trail lose your confidence, but when you will cross this trail it will be sure the most wonderful experience of your life.
- Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek
Snow trek to Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila offers ravishing views of many peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar. This is the best way to start the snow trekking adventures and get ready for future challenges. Chopta as a destination is reverberating, because of the largely vivacious patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron are quite alluring to watch. From 3000 meters height above sea level, one will be entertained by the visibility of Himalayan ranges pretty closer.