Winter Treks in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Winter Treks Packages

Duration Price
Gorson Bugyal Trek with Camping Book-1 days
INR 2,559
Yamunotri Trek3 days & 2 nights
INR 6,500

Kedarkantha Trek, Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Har Ki Dun Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Brahmatal Trek, Chopta Tungnath Trek , Rupin Pass Trek, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak Trek, Roopkund Trek, Auli Trek

Uttarakhand, during winter, offers a mesmerising array of trekking opportunities amidst its snow-draped landscapes, and stunning mountain views. Thrillophilia presents some of the most popular winter treks in Uttarakhand for you to explore. 

While the Kedarkantha Trek is known for its snow-clad trails and panoramic views of Himalayan peaks, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek provides a scenic journey to the Chandrashila summit. Har Ki Dun Trek is a mesmerising trail that calls out to adventurers with its serene valleys and snow-capped peaks. The Kuari Pass Trek promises breathtaking vistas of Nanda Devi and other majestic peaks while the Brahmatal Trek leads you through enchanting forests and frozen lakes..

The Chopta Tungnath Trek is the best choice among the winter trek tours in Uttarakhand if you are seeking a spiritual experience with an adrenaline-pumping adventure. This trail takes you to beautiful ancient temples amidst snowy landscapes. Rupin Pass Trek challenges trekkers with its rugged terrain and snow bridges and stunning mountain scenery. Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak Trek combine the beauty of a frozen lake with the allure of a lofty summit. Also, the Roopkund Trek is a demanding trail coupled with a mysterious lake amidst the snowy wilderness. Auli Trek showcases the winter wonderland of Auli's ski slopes and panoramic mountain views. 

All in all, these Uttarakhand winter treks promise unforgettable adventures amid nature's winter wonderland. Come, be a part one of the adventurous winter treks in Uttarakhand with us and have a thrilling experience.

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What are the best summer treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Har Ki Dun Trek - Har Ki Dun trek is a captivating summer adventure and the gentle gradient makes it ideal for beginners and families. The trekking trail takes you through, lush meadows adorned with wildflowers and dense forests teeming with wildlife. 

2. Kuari Pass - Kuari Pass trek, a summer gem in Uttarakhand, offers stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks like Nanda Devi and Dronagiri. Its moderate difficulty level suits both amateur and seasoned trekkers. Trek through rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and steep ascents to reach the pass at 12,516 feet.

3. Dayara Bugyal - Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand is a summer paradise, and is famous for its expansive meadows and panoramic views of the Himalayas. With gentle slopes and moderate elevation, the trek goes through lush forests, blooming rhododendrons, and pristine alpine meadows. 

4. Kedarkantha Trek - Kedarkantha Trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. The trek is of moderate difficulty level and the ascent takes you through dense forests and lush meadows.

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Which is the best winter trek in Uttarakhand?

The Brahmatal trek stands out as one of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand. It's snow-covered terrain and dense forests offer a magical ambience. Trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks like Nanda Ghunti and Trishul, creating an unmatched winter wonderland experience.

Is it safe to trek in Uttarakhand during Winter?

Yes, winter treks in Uttarakhand are quite safe and winter transforms the Himalayan terrain of this state into a magical wonderland covered in a snowy blanket. Few things you need to keep in mind while trekking in winter. Stay informed about the weather, and wear appropriate shoes and clothes. Stay hydrated and warm during the trek.

What is the best time to go for trekking in Uttarakhand?

The best time to go trekking in Uttarakhand is between April and June and October to November. The weather during these times is perfect for trekking adventures in this Himalayan region. The landscapes are at its vibrant best with colourful flora everywhere, and lush green meadows and the routes will take you past quaint villages for a truly immersive experience.

How do we prepare ourselves before trekking in the winter?

Detailed planning and research is essential to prepare ourselves for winter trek tours in Uttarakhand. Another important factor to keep in mind is getting appropriate gear to cope with the cold temperatures. Layered clothing which includes thermal wear and waterproof outer layers will help in combating the cold. Insulated trekking boots with crampons provide traction on icy terrain. Additionally, carrying extra food, water, and emergency supplies is crucial. Before the trek you will also need physical conditioning which can include cardio exercises and strength training. It elps prepare the body for the demands of winter trekking.

What are the most popular monsoon treks in Uttarakhand?

1. Roopkund Trek - Roopkund trek in Uttarakhand is an exciting ascent to the "Skeleton Lake" at 16,499 feet. Trek through diverse terrains like dense forests, alpine meadows, and rocky ridges, the trail offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. The highlight of this trek is the Roopkund Lake and its surreal landscapes.
2. Chopta Chandrashila Trek - Chopta Chandrashila trekking trail takes you past lush forests and meadows adorned with wildflowers, amidst the rain-kissed landscapes. This easy-to-moderate trail leads to the majestic Chandrashila summit, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys. 
3. Nag Tibba Trek - Nag Tibba Trek, a monsoon gem in Uttarakhand, offers splendid views at 9,915 feet. Its moderate difficulty level suits monsoon adventurers. Trek through misty forests, and verdant meadows, and witness lush landscapes rejuvenated by rain.
4. Valley Of Flowers Trek - Valley of Flowers trek in Uttarakhand is a monsoon marvel. The terrain leads through verdant meadows, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests. See rare Himalayan flora like blue poppy and the Himalayan Brahmakamal on your trek.

Which is the most difficult trek to do in winter in Uttarakhand?

The Nanda Devi Trek is considered to be one of the most difficult winter treks in Uttarakhand. The difficulty level is challenging and the journey involves traversing through extreme cold, high altitude, and technical terrain. It requires advanced mountaineering skills and proper gear, making it suitable for seasoned and experienced trekkers.

What are the things I should carry for trekking?

Things to carry for Uttarakhand winter treks are - 
1. Layered clothing for temperature variations
2. Insulated jackets, fleece, and waterproof jackets
3. Quick-dry trekking pants and thermal innerwear
4. Sturdy trekking shoes with good grip
5. Backpack with rain cover
6. Sleeping bag suitable for cold weather
7. Trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain
8. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
9. Sunglasses with UV protection
10. Sunscreen, and lip balm with SPF
11. First aid kit with basic medications
12. Water bottle
13. Lunch box, mug and cutleries preferably in steel for easier cleaning
14. Personal hygiene items, tissue paper and wet wipes
15. Mosquito or bug-repellant
16. Portable charger for electronic devices
17. High-energy snacks
18. Original and copy of personal identification and necessary permits

Which is the best winter trek for beginners in Uttarakhand?

Some of the best Uttarakhand winter treks for beginners are Dayara Bugyal and Brahmatal treks. The difficulty level for these treks is easy to moderate and offer stunning vistas covered in white blanket of snow. From the summit of Brahmatal trek, you can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Trishul and Mount Ghunti.

What is the average temperature in Uttarakhand in winter?

In winter, Uttarakhand experiences cold temperatures, with December to February being the coldest months. Most areas see average temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C during the day and dropping below freezing at night. Higher altitude regions may experience even colder conditions, requiring appropriate cold-weather gear for those planning on winter trek tours in  Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Winter Treks Reviews

Minakshi Devar
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
Going on the trek in Auli was the best decision we made. The trek offers a completely different view of the Auli and we just loved camping there.
Ashlesh Khanna
Reviewed: 16 Feb 2020
Our friend went through this trek last year and suggested we go to Thrillophilia. The trek went really amazing and we had seen the best of the mountain views and a great amount of snow during the trek. It was the best way to welcome the New Year. Thanks, Thrillophilia for a wonderful trekking experi... Read More

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