Best Winter Trek in India


Winter treks are regarded as a good time for trekking as you get to explore nature at its best. The beauty of the surrounding is breathtaking and eye-catching. India has amazing trekking spots as in India we find Himalayan ranges in six different states- Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. Trekking falls under one of the most popular adventure sports in India and these trekking spots are world famous. Trekking like these bring you closer to nature and nature in itself is replete with its own beauty and wonders.

In India we find 10 amazing treks which are regarded amongst the best treks in India. 

Hampta Pass Trek (Himachal Pradesh) 

The Hampta Pass Trek is around 35km, the starting point here is Hampta village and the finishing point is Chatru. The altitude here is 4400m and it takes 4 to 5 days to complete this trek. Hampta Pass Trek is suitable for beginners and can also be called an ideal opportunity for them. The views are amazing and extraordinary. Here you find snow capped mountains, dense forest, flowery meadows and clear water streams. Night camp is also possible at Hampta Pass Trek. 

Beas Kund Trek (Himachal Pradesh) 

Beas Kund Trek is one of the most challenging Treks in India, however it is quite a short trek. It falls under the most popular treks in Manali. The mountains here are the source of river Beas and the Pir Panjal ranges are also visible from here. This place is also known as a bathing place for sage Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata. A prior trekking experience is not needed to trek here. 

Chandrakhani Pass Trek (Himachal Pradesh)

Chandrakhani Pass Trek is at an altitude of 3650m and takes around 10days to complete.The distance of Chandrakhani Pass Trek is 22KM, with a stunning route. The starting point is Naggar Village in Kullu Valley. The difficulty level to trek at Chandrakhani Pass is Moderate and the best time to trek here is from mid June to early October.

Friendship Peak Trek (Himachal Pradesh) 

To complete trekking at Friendship Peak Trek it takes around 9 days. The altitude of this place is 17352ft above sea level and is at a distance of 34KM. The temperature is around 19°c at day time and may go down to -6°c during the night. Trekking here is quite difficult and a prior experience is required along with good physical fitness. The best time to visit here is from May to June and from September to October. Here we find the famous Hidimba temple and we can clearly see Pir Panjal range from here.

Markha Valley Trek (Ladakh) 

The starting point is Leg and here we can find chilling, Skiu, Sara, Hankar and Nimaling. Trekking at Markha  Valley Trek takes about 10 days and within these 10 days we will see beautiful mountains, forests and temples. The altitude of this place is 5,200m above sea level and the distance is 65KM. Here we can see Karakoram and Ladakh range, K2 Mountain, Stok Kangri and Kang Yatse Peaks. When there is a clear day we are also able to see a glimpse of the Tibet region. The difficulty level is moderate and is manageable for new trekkers and the best time to visit this place is from July to mid September. 

Valley of Flowers Trek (Uttarakhand) 

Valley of Flowers Trek falls under the best trekking tours in India. UNESCO has also claimed it to be a heritage site. The distance here is 55KM and the altitude is 3658 m. The monsoon season here is extraordinary as the valley gets covered with high altitude extraordinary flowers. This is one fine place created by mother nature and one can sense the feeling of bliss here. The difficulty level is quite moderate and the best time to visit this place is from July to mid September. 

Rupin Pass Trek (Garnwal, Uttarakhand) 

It is one of the best places to trek in India. Rupin Pass Trek is quite challenging and takes around 7days to complete. The altitude here is 15250 feet and is 52 KM from the starting point Dhaula to the end point Sagla. Expert trekkers love trekking here as it is very challenging. From here we are also able to view the Kinner Kailash Peak. 

Dzongri Trek (Sikkim) 

Dzongri Trek also comes under the best treks in India and takes about 5 days to complete. The difficulty level here is quite moderate and is at a distance of 21KM and the altitude is 15,000 feet. Dzongri Trek gives the best views of Mt. Kanchendzonga. At Dzongri Trek we get to see hanging bridges, waterfalls, national parks and red rhododendron flowers. The difficulty level is quite moderate and the best time to visit is from April to June and October to December. 

Rajmachi Trek (Maharashtra)

This is a good trekking option for beginners and is located at a distance of 15 KM from Lonavala. It takes only one day to complete this trek and the altitude here is 3000 feet above sea level. Here we even get to explore Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, apart from these heritages we see dense forests, waterfalls, temples and Buddhist caves. The difficulty level here is extremely easy and the best time to visit is from June to September.

Sandakphu Trek (West Bengal) 

Sandakphu is the highest trek in West Bengal and is also called trekkers wonderland. From here we can view Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. The altitude here is 11,500 feet and is around 45 KM. It can be covered within 8 to 9 days. Here we find Orchids, ferns and magnolias. We find here a religious attraction for Buddhists called Kalpokhari. The difficulty level is moderate and the best time to visit is from April to May and October to February. 

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