Everyone loves snow and what if the snow gets to mix with adventure, the fun gets double. Snow trekking is a blend of adventure, thrill, and snow fun. Here, are the top 5 snow treks that will give you a beautiful snowy adventure.
For experiencing ankle-deep snow and thrill at one time then, Kedarkantha is the perfect choice to make. It is one of the most popular winter & snow trek in the Himalayas.
Kedarkantha is a mountain in the Garhwal Himalayas and perched at a height of 12,500ft. Trekking in Garhwal, Uttarakhand is always ravishing and challenging. Highlights of this amazing snow trek is, its amazing campsites, pine forests all covered with snow, and majestic 360-degree views of the mountains. Kedarkantha trek is of 23km and offers captivating views of Swargarohini, Black peak, and Bandpooch.
Bypassing through verdant meadows, gushing waterfalls, dense forests of pines & rhododendrons, breathtaking views of Himalayas, and a lot of snow Kedarkantha is every trekkers delight.
Kedarkantha Peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva and you will see a Shiva Temple on the top. Get a chance to stay at beautiful campsites like Hargaon, Juda ka Talab, and Kedarkantha. The best time to visit is in the months of December to March as it is the time when the trail and campsites all covered with pristine white snow. Kedarkantha Trek is a perfect pick for snow lovers and adventure seekers.
A beautiful pass or another snow trek in Himachal Pradesh, The Hampta Pass Snow trek is a small corridor between the Lahaul Chandra’s and the Kullu valley. It is one of the most beautiful and easiest treks in Himachal. The trail will take you through lush green pastures and meadows, scenic landscapes, glacial valley, and small villages. The trek is of 26km and can be covered in 7-8 days. Hampta Pass is a complete package to experience snow, greenery, and incredible landscapes of nature all at one time. The pass is at an altitude of 14,600 ft and offers the beauty of nature.
Further, the trek movers towards the Chandratal Lake, which is an alpine high altitude lake that offers frozen experiences. Yes, the lake gets frozen and all surrounded by snow with the views of mighty mountains. The best time to visit Hampta Pass is in the months from June to Mid- October. Hampta Pass is a paradise for snow lovers and adventurers.
A cradled-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas is another adventure trail for snow lovers. The valley is at an elevation of 3,566m and a popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand. Har ki Dun means the Valley of Gods, and one can’t get enchanted with the beauty of the place. The amazing trek is of 44km and the trail passes through sparkling green meadows, and gushing waterfalls. This scenic trail will be of easy to moderate difficulty and offers captivating views of several snow-covered peaks. Har ki Dun offer incredible views of the Swargarohini I, II, and III, Bandarpooch, and Black Peak. You will also see dense deodar, cedar, chestnut, and oak forests.
The best time to do this adventure is from December to March as the valley receives heavy snowfall. Trekking in Uttarakhand is always full of surprises and snow.
The Lord Curzon’s Trail or Kuari Pass is another pass in the Chamoli district of Himalayas. It is one of the popular treks in Uttarakhand. Kuari Pass trail passes through the lush meadows, beautiful quaint villages, and dense forest of rhododendrons & oaks. The Kuari top offers incredible views of Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and Nanda Devi.
Other peaks that are visible are Hathi Ghoda, Neelkanth, Mukuparbat, Mana, Rishi Pahad, Changbagh and few more. You will also get a chance to visit the famous skiing destination in India i.e. Auli. Kuari Pass some of the incredible views of the snow-covered peaks. The best time to visit is from December to March.
The Serpents Peak or Nag Tibba hill is a popular snow trekking destination in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. The Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the Garhwal region standing at a height of 10,000ft. Nag Tibba range comes under the three ranges The Dhauladhar range & The Pir Panjal range.
The trek is an easy to slight moderate difficulty. The trail starts from a small village Pantwari which is near Dehradun and goes through the rocky mountains and dense forests of oaks & rhododendrons. In wintertime, you will be greeted with lots of ankle-deep snow and in summers or springs with green blossoms.
At the top of the Nag Tibba hill, you will see the mesmerizing views of Bandarpooch, Kedarnath, and Chanabhang all snow-covered peaks of the Garhwal region.
The best time to visit is from December to March. Nag Tibba is a beginner trek and one can experience snow.
Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh is a snowy wonderland in winters. Experience the best of your treks and holidays with snow and serene beauty of nature.