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21 July 2023

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Snow under your shoes, iced leaves around, meandering streams and an incredible variety of flora and fauna? Yes, winter trends are a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping adventure and rejuvenating magnificent beauty of nature.

 

Here’s a list of winter treks in India that will give you chills!

1. Kedarnath Trek

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Kedarnath trek Is a classic trek for all beginners to amateurs. One can trek here any time of the year but it gets ten times more adventurous and fun during the winter months.

This trek is most definitely one of the safest options for when you are seeking a long walk in the snow. This twenty-kilometre-long stretch in the Govind wildlife sanctuary is known to be among the most subtle treks up in the North. Each year during the winter months, you’d be delighted to see snowfall, a beautiful panoramic view of snow-covered pines and grasslands.

2. Brahmtal Lake

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Serving as one of the most serene grounds of meditation, Brahmtal Lake offers an amazing trekking experience. It is located at 12,000 feet. The trek in peak winter months of January and February is sure to boast your adrenaline. Passing through the dense forest, you’ll come across a fantabulous view. No matter which angle you look up to and look up from, you will be surrounded by the wonder of nature everywhere. White in winter, the Brahmtal Lake turns pink and scarlet as the rhododendrons blossom along the trail giving it pleasing beauty for those who trek in spring.

Bekaltal and Brahmtal lakes usually remain frozen and very close to them are some exciting camping locations.

3. Bedni Bugyal

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situated at an altitude of 3354 metres, this trek is quite a challenging one. It begins from the Wan village of Uttarakhand and in your trek up to the peak destination, you will be amazed to see points with no humans around at all, only meadows, only scenic beauty.

The meadows that are icy white turn into pretty pinks in summer. One can also see a sacred lake among the meadows making it a beautiful sight to behold. A trek to Bedni Bugyal will also show you a change in topography and landscapes. a scenic view of meadows, peaks and birds and wildflowers, the bedni trek is one of a kind experience.

4. Singalila Sandakphu Winter Trek

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This trek in Bengal will take you to a mesmerizing spot. Starting from Tonglu and proceeding to Sandakphu, you might come across a tragopan and red panda. From your end point at Sandakphu, you’ll be greeted by the mighty peaks of the Annapurna range, the Everest, the Kanchenjunga, the Chamling, the Lhotse etc.

5 . Snow Leopards Trek

Ju-Leh Adventure is a local trekking and travel agency based in Leh, Ladakh, India

Located in Leh, the Snowleapord trek as one can infer from the name is an ideal trek to sight snow leopards. This enthralling trek is set in hemis national park at an altitude of 4100 metres.

Preservation of mother nature’s wonders is done the best in Hemis Park which makes the snow leopard trek the best option for wildlife enthusiasts.

Horned sheep, brown Eurasian beat and Tibetan wolves you’ll find them all here.

6. Chadar Trek

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Well, if you’ve thought of trekking in winter, we’re sure you have had Ladakh cross your mind at least once. The Chadar trek of Ladkah derives its name chadar meaning blanket from the actual sleek layer of ice covering the Zanskar river in winter.

The freezing of the Zanskar River commences in the first month of the year. This trek appears to be one of the most thrilling treks that offer a crazy experience. No doubt why some enthusiastic trekkers have called this trekking experience a must-try in the peaks of the Himalayas. With pure white scenes around, we are sure you’ll feel at peace. The exciting adventure of ice and frozen Zanskar await you.

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