Its time! Book your tickets and fly to your favorite destination in India. Gone are the days when you would struggle for transport facilities to be at your desired location. Now, you have all the means to travel by packing your freedom in the bag. Here is the list of 10 most popular treks in India for the winter season.
Little did you know that India serves some of the best landscapes treks; all varied from the last one, in terms of topography, climate change, and extreme weather conditions. By the way, to give you a heads up, Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and you are still planning your trip while most of the treks are going to get fully-booked with another blink of your eye. So hurry, make a decision. Imbibe in the vibe of India which serves spiritual upliftment, soul nourishment, and whole new experience.
Here is the list of treks which are not to be missed in this winter season. Book as early as possible!
Most popular treks in India for Winter season
In the Lohajung region of Uttarakhand, you will come across the beautiful peaks of Trishul, Chowkhamba, Nandaghunti, Kamet, Nilkanth, Hathi and Ghoda peaks during this trek. Yes! All that jazz in just a single trek. It is overall an easy trek that requires at least 5 days from your busy life. The maximum altitude this trek takes you to is 12,600 feet where you get the closest to the Brahmatal Summit. If that wasn’t enough, you get to camp near the glacial lake under the stars.
Chadar is a Hindi word; it means ‘sheet’ that depicts the ice-sheet layer which is set on the frozen lake. The stunning views of Nerak Falls, the small settlements in the isolated areas, the river under the ice are a perfect blend of adventure with the charming visions. This is a Moderate to Difficult trek of 9-10 days, with a maximum altitude of 11,200 feet. Chadar Trek is in the region of Leh, Ladakh.
Goecha La Trek
Goecha La Trek in Yuksom, Sikkim is the most favorite winter trek destination of many travel enthusiasts. Not only because it is in Sikkim, where the people-traffic is less than what you see in the hyped locations of North India or even Nepal. Here, passionate trekkers come to explore the beauty beyond the limited spaces. It is a totally different experience in the lush green forests, snow-laden campsites, around the ample amount of flora and fauna. A minimum of 9 days is required to complete this Moderate trek. With a maximum altitude of 16,207 feet, the peaks of Mount Pandim, and the entire Kanchenjunga range is visible.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Mount Everest (8848m) is the World’s highest peak and coming close to that is a dream of every trekker. The Everest Base Camp Trek is just the ideal trek that challenges your fitness and gives you fantastic views of the highest mountain peaks. The maximum altitude of this trek reaches 18,200 feet and asks for duration of 12-13 days. This trek in Nepal is highly demanding and only trained or basic level fitness people are eligible to attend this trek. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
Har Ki Dun Trek
Har Ki Dun in Uttarakhand is one of the oldest treks in town. It is perhaps one of the toughest winter treks. It is a moderate trek which takes one to a maximum altitude of 11,811 feet and is usually covered in 9 days. The best months to visit Har Ki Dun are during the months of October-December, and March-April.
The thrilling summit climb in this trek is addictive to wanderlusts. Winter season adds more beauty to this trek as the trek is covered with the endearing campsites from the Kotgaon or Sankri route. It is a moderate level trek with the maximum elevation reaching up to 12,500 feet. It needs 6 days from your daily life to show you the authentic and alluring treasures of nature.
Nag Tibba Trek
One of the easiest treks amongst the lot! Even beginners can grab their hands on this one as the route is not very challenging. Although the addition of snowfall may warn you to be careful during the trek, but trust us- the ultimate destination is worth it! Two base camps up above the mountains, followed by the Summit trek takes you through the panoramic views of the snow-covered mountains. Only 2 days can cover this Easy-Moderate trek, the highest altitude is 9,914 feet.
New campsites, newer experiences in the trails of this charming trek, is what people ask for! Surrounded with vibrant forests, you will get to live the all-in-one trek; cross the lakes, climb to the temple of Tunganath, and lastly, the Chandrashila Summit will stun you indefinitely. The highest altitude point of this Moderate trek is 12,083 feet which can be covered in 6 days.
Enjoy your adventures in this reindeer season!