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Best Snow Treks in the Himalayas

Snow Treks in the Himalaya

Date: 04 Oct, 2022

Author: George Alex

When winter comes to the Himalayas, the mountain trails become a white ice wonderland. Many thrill-seekers’ fantasies include trekking through the snowy peaks of the Indian Himalayas. They are attracting adventurers of all stripes who want to take in the magnificent beauty of the season on long and small journeys. The bare minimum of what you can expect from snow treks in India is to walk through ancient woods, cross frozen streams, and take in some of the most breathtaking views of the snowy heaven.

For the benefit of both novice and seasoned trekkers, we’ve compiled a selection of the best snow treks that offer a balanced mix of exploration and excitement.

Level 2 of Ali Bedni Bugyal’s Difficulty:

Timing: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

There aren’t many hikes that can compare to Ali Bedni Bugyal. Because no matter what time of year explorers visit, there will always be something to amaze them. This is especially true in the summer when the meadows are awash in brilliant hues. In the winter, it’s the snowy woods and the little clearings within them that are the most picturesque. Close-up views of two of the most recognizable mountains in the world, Mt. Trishul and Mt. Hikers who adore forests will find this snow hike to be paradise.

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek:

The Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek is a Level 1 Hiking Adventure, so it’s not too difficult or very strenuous.

Total time: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

The Dayara Bugyal trek leads through endless snow fields. Images by Sudheer Hegde. This is one of my favourite hikes because it is quite easy to do but has such rewarding repercussions. On a hike of this difficulty, you would never imagine such beauty and adventure. Snow covers the meadows in the winter, making them even more beautiful (if that’s even possible). It was like walking through snow for days on end!

The Brahmatal Winter Trek:

The Brahmatal Winter Trek is a Level 2 Hike, so it’s not too difficult or very strenuous

Total time: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

Sandhya, one of our founders, considers this her favourite hike. Last year, when she went. She reached the peak and gazed at the breathtaking panorama of two of Nepal’s most renowned mountains: Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. Also, from this vantage point, she had a bird’s-eye view of the Roopkund path. Read this letter she wrote to herself after her Brahmatal hike to get an idea. The snowy alpine landscape makes for a picturesque hike.

Deoriatal and Chandrashila:

Difficulty Level 2. An Easy to Moderate Winter Hike Between Deoriatal and Chandrashila

Total time: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

For us, this hike was sorely missed during the cold months of the previous year. Once upon a time, this journey was among the most well-liked in India during the winter. When the forest service shut down key campgrounds, visitors stopped coming. There are, however, recently emerged substitute camping options. That means we’re officially back to running this massive expedition. All the pleasure of the trail is still there, from the thriving forests to the lake to the ascent to the Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak.

Also Read: Best Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Bucket List Treks:

Difficulty Level 1: Easy to Moderate:

Total time: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

Is there a need for me to provide context for this journey? When we first launched this trail in the winter of 2011, it became an instant hit. It offers one of the best winter experiences in the Himalayas in addition to charming campsites and an exciting ascent to the peak. It’s not often that you come across such a perfect winter trek, therefore most trekkers regard it as a bucket list trek, and they’re well justified in doing so.

Sandakphu – Phalut:

We Classify this trek is Moderate. Third-Level Difficulty Sandakphu – Phalut

Time: One Week (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

If you’re searching for a trip with a significant cultural component, this is the one for you. An inside look at the culture of Nepal’s trekking community. It’s a hike that straddles the international border between India and Nepal, taking you back and forth between the two nations numerous times (it makes you feel quite globalised). It’s a great place to see four of the world’s five highest peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. It’s not something you get on any other trip.

Kuari Pass Winter Trek:

We classify the Kuari Pass Winter Trek as a Level 3 Hike, meaning it is not too difficult nor too easy.

Total time: 6 days (Including travel to and from the basecamp)

The Kuari Pass snow trip is a must-do for any adventurer, whether they’re a seasoned traveller or just starting. Mount Nanda Devi (at 25,673 feet) and Mount Dronagiri (at 23,182 feet) are among the most recognizable peaks in India, making this a must-do during any time of year.

Jungles of Chhattisgarh:

To trek through the jungles of Chhattisgarh requires a moderate amount of physical fitness, making it a Level 2 trek.

Timeframe: 4-day

Snowfall, with forests and meadows covered in white, is frequently the first thing that comes to mind when we think of winter. But in the state of Chhattisgarh, not far from the Himalayas, you’ll find the ideal place to go on a winter hike through the thick woods. It’s nearly impossible to visit a forest and not have your creativity ignited. You can’t help but feel like you’ve been transported to the dark woods of The Jungle Book. The presence of wildlife and native culture is palpable as you make your way further into the bush. This hike is a requirement on any hiker’s bucket list.

Those are the top winter hikes you should take this season. Keep in mind that you can enjoy the snow at any time between the middle of December and the end of March.

By George Alex

George Alex, a business/E-commerce copywriter and professional content writer at Gator Packaging. Having more than 5 years working experience in the packaging industry, I am writing well-structured articles and guest posts on the most searched topics.

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