All of us want to experience trekking at one point in our lives. Treks for winter in Indian Himalayas allow everyone to experience trekking in snow. The trekking points allow trekkers sublime views of some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Snow can make it hard to trek, but a lot of people opt for snow because it has a very different charm. So, if you are thinking of trying to go on a winter trek this winter, try these!
Sandakphu, West Bengal
One of the oldest trekking routes in India, Sandakphu is essentially a winter trekking experience, and a very exciting one. Known as one of the best trekking routes in India, it gives you the most incredible views of the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. It is from here that you can see the Sleeping Buddha bit of the mountain. You start from Jaubari and cross numerous tiny villages to finally reach the top, which is Sandakphu. The weather here is very unpredictable so expect to experience rain, hail, sun, and snow. It is always best to take a guide along, as foodwill be scarce as you climb higher. Also watch out for Mt. Everest that can also be seen from here.
Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand
The highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region, the Nag Tibba Trek offers one of the best trekking experiences in India. Known for its winter treks, Nag Tibba Trek is one of the best bets when it comes to trekking in the Himalayas. Located close to Mussoorie, it can be covered in a weekend’s time, and presents a great opportunity for people living in nearby areas such as Delhi. The base of the Nag Tibba range can be reached with the help of a vehicle, and you can then complete the trek over a weekend. The view of the surrounding hills is astounding to say the least.
This incredible trek starts at Yuksom, and takes you closer to Mount Kanchenjunga than ever before. The trek is one of the best to take on during winter, which takes you through thick forests, deep into the heart of nature. You will ideally be spending the night at Dzongri, only to catch the morning sunrise from the top-most point. Nothing beats the cold wind and the warm sunshine coming together to caress you.
One of the best winter treks in Himalayas, Kedarkantha Trek takes you through mesmerising white snow. You will find snow peaks all year round here, and the snow remains here from December to April. The snow is less on the southern side, so many trekkers like to climb up from the southern side and descend from the northern side. It is always best to hire a guide, and take professional help when planning such treks. The summit offers beautiful sites of snow clad ranges of this region.
Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
An amazing snow trek awaits you this winter at Dayara Bugyal, so plan one now. The stunning trekking route is usually covered with snow during this time, and even the forests look white. It is especially interesting because the trek route is perfect for first timers, even though they should seek the guidance of someone who is experienced.