Top winter treks for beginners

Trekking is a strenuous activity that requires climbing enormous mountains on foot. The difficulty multiplies when the wintertime atmosphere is included. The typical winter trekking season in India’s Himalayas lasts from November until the end of March. The season is not one that sluggish hikers choose. However, it presents a wonderful chance for those with an adventurous spirit and those who live each breath for an adrenaline rush. Higher elevations and colder temperatures cause the difficulty bar to be increased significantly. It’s a one-of-a-kind wilderness adventure that provides stunning vistas of towering mountain peaks covered in pristine white snow.

Brahmatal Trek

The peak winter season makes it challenging to climb the snow-covered mountains. There aren’t many winter hikes in Uttarakhand between January and February, but one of them is Brahmatal. It is also not particularly difficult to scale, even during the colder months.

The walk across its features varied topography. Beginning with a few days of walking through the historic oak and rhododendron forests, with vistas of the beautiful mountains and several visible routes of the Roopkund journey. At every bend in the trail, panoramic views from various viewpoints may be observed. Great campsites close to the ice Bekaltal and this place on the Snow Trek are another reason for its fame.

Har Ki Dun Trek

According to the epic Mahabharata, the Pandavas used this path to go to heaven, which has the literal translation of “the valley of Gods.” See all of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black peak. When you visit the cradle-shaped valley on the Har ki Dun Trek, which is situated right in the middle of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, you’ll experience a sense of time travel. The stunning, untamed valley provides a variety of hiking experiences, making it a winter paradise and a sanctuary for hikers. As you trek through the lovely alpine meadows and pine woods, you pass across 3,000-year-old towns. You may experience adventure while learning about the valley’s residents’ culture and way of life.

Sandakphu Phalut Trek

Trekking to this highest peak on the border of two nations, which is shared by the Indian state of West Bengal and Nepal’s Mechi, provides an amazing view of the highest snowline on the globe. From the Sandakphu summit, you can view the whole Everest range, including the fourth- and fifth-highest peaks (Lhotse and Makalu), on the left. Of course, Mount Everest dominates the scene. With other mountains visible, the third-highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga, can be seen on the right of the Sandakphu summit. Despite being one of the rare high-altitude treks in the Himalayas, it travels through communities whose economies depend on tourism and the walk and provides travellers and trekkers with cosy lodging.

Prashar Lake Trek

The hike on my list of simple winter hikes in Himachal Pradesh is the Prashar Lake Snow Trek, which is located close to the Biaggi Village-Mandi area. You go to a height of approximately 2700 meters during the hike to this  Lake. You will be able to take in the expansive vistas of the Dhauladhar range and the majestic ice of this lake. During the winter, depending on the weather, you will see snow on the walk and perhaps even feel it. In the winter, go to this Lake in Delhi to play in the snow. The walk is doable in a single day and has a low degree of difficulty. Depending on how far the car can let you off on the road, the entire journey is 15 to 18 miles long. You must visit this Lake in person to appreciate its stunning, crystal-clear blue water. On this relaxing hike that appeals to all members of the family, one will be exposed to a range of landscapes.

Kedarkantha Trek

The Kedarkantha winter walk is a stunning track that passes through secluded villages, vast pastures and meadows, snowy terrain, and spectacular vistas of the huge Himalayas. It is one of the best winter treks in India. Sankari is the location of the first settlement along this Trek. One of the less difficult treks is simple enough for beginners to complete.

The walk leads you through the diverse and protected flora and wildlife of the Govind National Park, which is located in the hills of the Tons Valley. When one reaches the destination, they are greeted by the most breathtaking views of large mountain ranges, including Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, etc. Additionally, the natives are incredibly helpful and polite, making the trip simple and comfortable as well as memorable.

Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass walk, regarded as one of the greatest winter treks in India, trekkers may take a break in Auli, one of India’s most magnificent ski resorts, while they descend the path. One of the most breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks can be had on the incredible trek to this Pass. Admire the Chaukhamba Range, Mana, Kamet, and Abl Gamin, which extend to the Tibet border. There are also other peaks visible, including the Changabang, Dunagiri, Nanda Ghunti, Dronagiri, Rishi Pahar, and Neelkanth.In recognition of the former British Viceroy of India who was the first hiker to traverse it, the Kuari Pass Trail is also known as the Lord Curzon Trail. After travelling from Haridwar to Joshimath by road, begin in the hamlet of Dhak. Approximately 5 days are needed to accomplish the hike. The essential items that a trekker should carry with them are a tent, a permit, a guide, and food supplies, all of which may be arranged at the Joshimath itself.

Tarsar Marsar Trek

Possibly the most picturesque hike in India is Tarsar Marsar. The trek that has to be on your top bucket list. You should have enough experience sleeping next to the three stunning alpine lakes and not just once, but twice to realise how magnificent this hike is. . It’s not simply that these campgrounds are remote or that you get to camp next to these regal blue, snow-fed lakes. You get to go around Tarsar and Sundersar’s whole circumference, giving you several views of the same lake. The mysterious Marsar is another; it is nearly always shrouded in clouds. This lake is visible to us from an overhang 600–700 feet below. With the sun rising directly over the lake, it’s the ideal place to take in its magnificence. This continues until clouds in the shape of dollops drift across the U-shaped valley and land over the lake. The lake vanishes from view in a flash. Direct access to Kashmir is provided through the Tarsar Marsar trek. 

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