10 Trekking Places In India during Winters


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Winter is here, and this is a best time for all the people who were looking for once in a lifetime experience. Now, this is all for the trekker who can pick their trekking destination in India for this season.
  • Chopta Chandrashila Winter Trek

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Chopta treks are one of the most popular treks among Indian trekking enthusiasts. The trek to the peak is 5 km. The trek route that starts from Chopta takes one to Tungnath, highest Shiva temple in the World, from here it is a kilometer long, and a steep trek. Chopta is a heaven for bird watchers, here one can see various Himalayan birds like Himalayan Monal, Hill Prinia, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, etc.


Duration: 5-6 days

Altitude: 4090 mts (13415 ft

Route: Ukhimath-Deoriyatal-Sari-Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashil


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

  • Chadar Trek- Trekking the Ice Way

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Speaking about one of the best treks in winters, frozen river alias Chadar is the best contender for the same. Walk on the frozen river for seven days to experience surreal beauty and tremendous power of nature. The thick layer of ice separates you from the blue flowing waters and cold winds. The sight of frozen waterfalls will take you breath away.


Duration: 9-12 days

Altitude: 3850 m (12631.2ft)

Route: Chilling- Zaribago- Deepyokma- Naerak Pullu-Lingshed-Nyarakpulu-Tso Mopoaldar-Tilatdo-Chilling

Grade: Moderate- Challenging


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Junction Railway Station

Nearest Airport: The Leh Airport

  • Dodital Lake

Picture Credit- Hindustan Times


An ideal trek beginners in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek includes camping alongside the beautiful Dodital (Dodi Lake) before traversing the Darwa Pass. Dodital Lake is deemed as the abode of Lord Ganesh. Dodital Lake is known as one of the most beautiful high altitude lake in North India and is famous for being home to Himalayan Trout, known as Dodi in the local language. This trek is for those adventure enthusiasts who want to feel the adrenaline rush during their holiday.


Duration: 5-8 days

Altitude: 3307 mts (10847 ft)

Route: Sangamchatti-Agoda-Bebra-Manjhi-Dodital-Darwa Pass

Grade: Easy to Moderate


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

  • Har ki Dun Trek

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The Har Ki Dun means Valley of Gods is a treat for first time trekkers and nature lovers. The beautiful Har ki Dun Trek exists in the alluring land of Uttarakhand Har Ki Dun trek gives you the magnificent views of famous peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak and Har Ki Dun peak itself.


Duration: Medium

Altitude: 3566.6 m (11700 ft.) Grade: Medium

Route: Sankri- Taluka – Osla – Kalkatiya Dhar-Har Ki Dun


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

  • Snow Leopard Trek

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Nestled amidst the Himalaya, the trek holds in its trove some of the most endangered animal species. Rugged mountains falling on the trail are home to Tibetan wolves, horned sheep, blue sheep and Eurasian Brown Bear and more. It is also home to several species of birds and different species of vultures. Through the trek, one can take a peek into the folklores of Rumbak Valley. The scenic views are the rewards for this exotic trek.


Altitude: 4100 m (13451.44 ft)

Duration: 13 days

Route: Leh-Phey-Hemis National Park-Zingchen-Leh

Grade: Moderate to Challenging


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Junction railway station

Nearest Airport: The Leh Airport

  • Nag Tibba Winter Trek

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Nag Tibba is a trekkers delight. Though it is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie it can easily be considered one of the best weekend treks that you can do. This trek can be done throughout the winter season when most of the treks in higher Himalayan ranges are closed. The trek can be done in 3 days from Delhi which makes it an ideal trek for weekends.


Duration: 03-05 days

Altitude: 3022 meters (9914 ft)

Grade: Easy

Route: Dehradun-Pantwari-Nagtibba-Devalsari-Thatyur Best Time to Visit: November to March


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

  • Kuari Pass Winter Trek

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Exploration of Kuari Pass Trek is the best contribution of Lord Curzon to India. Winter Kuari pass trek is famous for its views. The views on the winter Kuari Pass trek are often cited as the best in the Indian Himalayas. Once the trekker reaches Kuari Pass, they will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the adjacent peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Hathi-Ghodi Parvat and Dronagiri.


Duration: 5- 8 days

Altitude: 4264 m (13990 ft)

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Route: Dhak-Chitrakantha -Tali Top-Khulara-Kuari Pass-Tali -Auli-Joshimath


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

  • Dzongri Winter Trek

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At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe.The view from this place has too much to be recommended : a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue – reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far away. This is considered a moderate to difficult trek. The trail also takes you through several of the 164 monasteries of Sikkim that so diligently preserve the religious culture of the province amidst an ever changing world.


Duration: 08-10 days

Altitude: 4020 mts/13185 ft

Route: Yuksom-Tshoka-Dzongri-Halt

Grade: Moderate


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport (IXB), Bagdogra

  • Sham Valley Winter Trek

Picture Credit- Tour My India


Sham Valley Trek is well known for its apricot flowers that blossom in the valley during the winter season. A trek that doubles as a pilgrimage is the Lamayuru trek. Thikse, Spituk, Alchi, Hemis, Likir and Lamayuru are the monasteries that lie en-route this trek. The trek is also dubbed as the ‘Baby Trek’ as it is the best option for beginners.


Duration: 6-8days

Altitude: 4000 m (13123 ft)

Route: Leh-Likir-Yangthang across Phobe La-Hemis Shukpachan across Tsermangchan La-Ang across Mebtak La-Nurla


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot Junction railway station

Nearest Airport: The Leh Airport

  • Auli Gorson Winter Trek

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One of the best ski slopes in terms of safety, and known to be a skier’s paradise, Auli has one of the longest skiing slopes in Asia. The unique part of the trek is walking on snow, the energy that one puts to transverse the trek is worth when all the beauties of the world are dropped in the serenity of this place.


Duration: 5-7 days

Altitude: 3049 m (10003.3 ft)

Route: Rishikesh -Joshimath -Auli- Gorson Bugyal

Grade: Easy


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant



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