In a warm country like ours, winter is true bliss. The pristine, sprinkling snow, the frozen water bodies, and the snow-covered mountains can take anyone’s breath away. It is the time of the year that makes you itchy for a break.
But an ordinary vacation can’t justify the ethereal winter, what you need is an extraordinary adventure.
So, here are some of the top adventurous treks in the country, that will keep you entranced during the winter.
This five-day trek is also known as the ‘Queen of winter treks’. Situated in the region of Sankri, Uttarakhand, this is a perfect winter trail for you and your family to trek on.
Adventurers from all parts of the country are attracted to this beginner-friendly trek. But it is not just that the trail is easy, it also allows you to experience the mesmerizing campsites and dazzling summit views.
This trek will enhance your joy tenfold, as you can spend quality time with your loved ones while scaling the thrilling heights 12,500 ft of this bewitching trek.
The summit views are the ones to capture, not just with the eyes, but with heart and mind as well. You will be able to see the peaks of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak and Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges.
The experience of reaching the summit after thrilling climb is incomparable.
Another easy trek, Brahmatal is located in the surreal region of Lohajung, Uttarakhand.
Perched at an elevation 12,600 ft, the peaks of mighty Himalaya seem a touch away from the summit of Bhramatal.
From summit, you can overlook the awe-inspiring view of impeccable peaks of Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda.
The trail on this trek is enveloped in alpine forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak. The peculiarly abundant flora and fauna are pretty impressive.
The view of the valley from the higher points will leave you awestruck. Such scenic views will make you wish that you may come every winter to experience this majestic yet tranquil force of nature.
Dayara Bugyal Trek
Nestled at 12,300 ft, this 5-day trek is another easy trek that is a perfect for winter trekking.
Enveloped in the most vivid alpine meadows in all of India, the trail is nothing short of a dreamy snapshot of the winter.
Second to none, in terms of scenic landscapes, this trek goes right through the middle of dense forests.
In winters, these forests get covered in snow, looking infinitely more beautiful.
Located in the region of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, the whimsical peaks of Bandarpunch, Kala Nag, Shrikhand Mahadev, Srikanth peak and Gangotri are truly a sight to behold.
The starting point of this beginner-friendly trek is the small hamlet called Raithal, which is just 32 km away from Uttarkashi.
All along the route, you will encounter wonderfully dense Oak forests, transparent expanses of water, and undulating grasslands.
Deoria Tal Chandrashila Trek
This moderately difficult, 5-day trek is more than worth the effort. The trek offers an undeniably enticing trekking experience.
With easily one of the best lakes in all of Himalayas, as its highlight, this trek is appropriately named after the gorgeous Deoria Tal lake. Camping near the DeoriaTal lake is an experience worth preserving in your memory for eternity. The abundance of varied bird species on the trek will make your journey more fulfilling and rewarding.
The ancient temple of Ukhimath is another highlight, which has able to retain its isolated originality.
The highest point of the trek is the Chandrashila peak and the Tungnath temple, which resides at an altitude of about 4000 meters.
Atop the Chandrashila peak, enchanting view of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, will leave you mesmerized.
Nag Tibba Trek
One of the closest treks to Delhi, this 2-day trek is easy enough to make it ideal for beginners. You will find this short trekking adventure, extremely cost-effective as well. The trek resides at an altitude of 3,002 m, in the Pantwari region of Uttarakhand.
Also known as the trek to the Serpent’s Peak, the Nag Tibba trek is a delightful treat for adventure seekers and trekking enthusiasts.
During the trek, you will be able to witness the breathtakingly gigantic peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black Peak Kedarnath, and Gangotri.
Especially in the winters, the eccentric landscape of this trek will serenade you in its beauty. The trekking route remains intriguing throughout, owing to the versatile meadows and dense Deodar jungles.
All you need is a weekend, and you can travel the easily accessible distance of 3022 meters to this trekking paradise. Trekking on this mountainous terrain, you will find yourself enamoured by the serenity reverberating from the phenomenal Garhwal Himalayas.
The experience one gets on all of the above winter trekking trails is one to cherish for long. The essence of the cold yet emphatic beauty of the winter season is perfectly captured in the above treks.
You will find it hard to erase the picturesque snapshots of these places from your memory.
Even though all of the above treks are easy enough, make sure you keep your body in the perfect shape to enjoy the unrelinquished beauty of nature.