Best Winter Trek in Uttarakhand

Published on: 18/04/2024

Best Winter Trek in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state in northern India known for its untouched natural beauty and spirituality. It is a popular tourist destination with numerous opportunities for tourism, sightseeing, adventure, and wildlife.

Winter trek in Uttarakhand is an experience not to be missed, the snowy slopes of the Indian Himalayas are best enjoyed in winter; visiting Uttarakhand in winter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Here are some of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand for you to choose from.

Brahmatal Trek

The Brahmatal trek is a popular trek in Uttarakhand, offering one of the most beautiful forest treks with diverse bird species and century-old oak trees at an altitude of 3180 meters, with the entire trail covered in snow in peak winter. It is one of the few winter treks that include two glacier lakes where one can see surreal peaks like Trishul and Nanda Ghunti after passing through beautiful Rhododendron and Oak forests.

The peak view from the route is breathtaking, with views of the High Himalayan ranges stretching from east to west. The trail offers views of Skeleton Lake and The Roopkund from Brahmatal Ridge. The trek is easy to moderate in difficulty and takes 6 days to complete, covering 24 kilometers. Brahmatal is a brand-new trek. Nonetheless, it has grown in popularity in recent years, and this trek is suitable for both experienced and novice trekkers.

Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba means Serpent peak is located in the Garhwal Himalayas, northeast of Mussoorie, it is well-known for its trekking and camping opportunities. The breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks from Nag Tibba Summit awes trekkers. The peak of Nag Tibba Trek is 3100 meters above sea level. Nag Tibba draws visitors with its spectacular views of Gangotri peak, Kedarnath peak, and Bandarpoonch peak.

A Nag Devta temple is located up on the hill providing a spectacular view of the entire Bandar 5 range of Garhwal. This is one of the best winter treks because most others are closed due to heavy snow. This hike will take you through dense forests, clearings, and along ridges. All in just two days!

Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari pass trek in the Garhwal Himalaya is a 33-kilometer journey, Mount Nanda Devi, India's second-highest peak, is visible from the trek. The trail winds through pristine snow-covered Rhododendron, oak, and deodar forest.

The Kuari Pass trek is a picturesque and diverse trek. During the trek, one can see leopard and Himalayan black bear pugmarks as well as the majestic peaks of Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul, Bertholi, Hathi Ghodi Parvat, Mana, and Neelkanth. The best time to trek the Kuari Pass is from December to March when the entire trail is covered in snow.

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2021-05-01 13:45:38

I have visited this place last year its really awesome trek.