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Best Winter Treks in Uttarakhand 

 

 

Uttarakhand located in the northern part of India is the best place for trekkers and nature lovers. It is nestled in the scenic landscapes, lofty mountain peaks and lush green meadows. It is the best place to move away from the city and submerge in the glory of its nature. It has its own colonial and mythological past which you can see in its ancient sites offering the unique heritage and culture. 

Winter treks in Uttarakhand casts a magical spell with its snow covered peaks and frozen glacial lakes making the trek experience a lifetime one. 

 

Here mentioned are the top five winter treks in Uttarakhand giving you an exciting sense of thrill:

 

 

  • Brahmatal Trek 

 

Location- Chamoli- Garhwal

Maximum altitude- 3,400 meters

Trek level- Easy 

Best time to visit- November to April

Brahmatal trek known for its lake of Lord Brahma as Lord Brahma meditated here for several years is nestled snow covered valleys, frozen streams and a lot of scenic views. It surrounds the peaks of Mt Trishul and Nanda Ghunti and bird’s eye views of the majestic Roopkund lake. The trek stretches to 30 kms covering 4-6 days to complete giving you the glimmering views of snow. So prepare yourself with this panoramic trek through unparalleled Himalayan views. 

 

 

  • Kedarkantha Trek 

 

Location- Uttarkashi, Garhwal

Maximum altitude- 3,810 meters

Trek level- Easy 

Best time to visit- November to April

Kedarkantha trek is all about its unsurpassed beauty of its magnificent views of villages, meadows, snow paths, spectacular lakes and great Himalayan peaks. It is a 6 days trek covering 20 kms of distance which will take you through pine and oak forests and 360 degree views of Dhauladhar, Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch ranges. The trek involves breathtaking views of Juda Ka Talab the glacial lake mountain that is also a suitable place for camping in its scenic landscape. The view it offers is surreal as it feels like touching the azure sky from the mountain top. 

 

 

  • Dayara Bugyal Trek 

 

Location- Uttarkashi, Garhwal 

Maximum altitude- 3,800 meters

Trek level- Easy 

Best time to visit- May to November 

Dayara Bugyal trek is the best trek for beginners and the perfect time to go in winters where you witness heavy snowfall. The trek will make you pass through dense forests and lush green meadows and its vast Himalayas. The trek starts from Barsu village covering the distance of 9 kms. You get to see sights of snow covered peaks of Bandarpoonch, Bhaghirathi and Black peak in Dayara Bugyal trek giving you an ultimate adventure. 

 

 

  • Kuari Pass Trek 

 

Location- Chamoli, Garhwal Himalayas

Maximum altitude- 4,268 meters

Trek level- Moderate to Difficult

Best time to visit- December to April 

Kuari pass trek also known as Lord Curzon trail is the golden opportunity to cherish the skyline of the majestic mountains from close quarters. This classic winter trek begins from Auli which will take one to the snow covered landscape with frozen lakes in the span of 6 days where you will be shifted to a completely magical world of snow and nothing else. It provides 360 degree views of glimmering peaks of Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Changabang, Mukut Parbat, Hathi Ghoda Nanda Ghunti and Rishi Pahad. And you might come across rare Himalayan bear or leopard in this trek adding a superfluous charm in your journey. The major attraction of this trek is the perennial water stream that runs at Khullara which seems extremely superficial. 

 

 

  • Chopta Chandrashila Trek

 

Location- Rudraprayag, Garhwal

Maximum altitude- 4,000 meters

Trek level- Easy to Moderate

Best time to visit- November to March

Chopta Chandrashila trek is another popular winter trek which you can go for to surround yourself  to the peaks of Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chandrashila. The trek starts from Sari and ends at Deoria Tal, a glacial lake situated at the mountain top. The gorgeous lake will represent the reflections of snow clad peaks on its crystal clear waters. 

The trek offers overnight stay at Deoria Tal and the stunning sunset views at Chaukhamba peaks and you can also spot some animals on the icy shores which will serve as a golden element in this trek. The top attractions of this trek are Tungnath temple devoted to Lord Shiva and housing a myriad species of birds and golden breasted eagles. 

 

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