5 Best winter treks in North India

Want to take a trek in the middle of winter? Scroll below for places in North India.

While summer treks are an escape from the heat of the cities, winter treks have a completely different experience. Nothing beats the view of snow-capped mountains accompanied with a bowl of warm maggi.

Here we have made a list of the best winter treks to take in North India, for both amateurs and experienced trekkers.

  1. Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
See the splendid panoramic views of the Himalayas during the Dayara Bugyal trek. One of the most amazing alpine meadows, the trails, peaks and everything else covered in snow will take your breath away. Since the trek is for beginners and family, there is low risk and high returns as you can easily see the views.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Duration: 6 Days

  1. Snow Leopard Trek, Ladakh
Embark on a wildlife expedition amidst the snow-capped Hemis National Park during the Snow Leopard Trek. With the snow leopards being the main attraction, you can also spot other endangered animal and bird species, including the horned sheep, Eurasian Brown bear and more. And obviously, the cherry on the cake is the unbeatable views of the rich Rumbak Valley.

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

Duration: 13 Days

  1. Sainj Valley Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Adrenaline junkies, your next summit will take only a weekend to conquer. Step on the magical white snow grains and watch pine trees covered in snow at this trek. The clearing, grasslands and the view make it nothing short of a scene from a movie. Remember to snap a lot of pictures in different poses.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Duration: 2 Days

  1. Kuari Pass Trek, Uttarakhand
One of the most popular treks, the Kuari Pass Trek takes you through pristine old forests of deodar and oak trees, all covered in white. Climb and view the tall and wide ranges of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri and more. The challenging part of the trek is the high snow, but apart from that, the landscapes and the experience will be worth every sweat and pain.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Duration: 6 Days

  1. Parashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh
A mere one day trek, it is the perfect experience for hiking and first-timer groups. The view of the lake is available after climbing the Dhauladhar mountain range, with guides available to point the right direction to the families and youngsters.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 Day

Ready to embark on a snow-filled winter trek through North India?