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 Top 10 Winter Lake Trek in India


Winters are breathtaking, with knee-deep snow, the brilliance of white sparkling in the sun, frozen lakes, and icy mist on the trees.

It’s also the last time you threw a massive snowball at your best friend’s back.

If you enjoy everything about winter, now is the time to plan your upcoming winter trek. The mountains entice all nature lovers with their beauty, which is amplified in the dead of winter.


Some of the best winter hikes include:

1. Trekking in Brahmatal

Because the peaks appear so close from the Brahmatal Summit, you’ll find yourself reaching for them with your hand at 12,600 feet. You get to camp under a million stars along the dazzling glacial lake. What more could you want?

The number of days is five.

Price: 10,550 INR

Grade: Simple

12,600 feet in altitude

Uttarakhand’s Lohajung region

Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda peaks are visible.

2. Chadar Trekking

Is there anything else I can say about Leh’s most popular trek? Walking on a frozen ice bed is exciting and fun. The breathtaking views of the Nerak Falls and the beautiful river flowing beneath the ice sheet are a perfect blend of serenity and adventure.

The number of days is nine.

Price: 24,250 INR

Moderately challenging

Region: Leh, Ladakh Altitude: 11,200 ft

3. Trek Goecha La

Trekking in Sikkim, particularly in the winter, is a very different experience than trekking in the north. The Goecha La trek is a one-of-a-kind challenge. This trek allows you to experience nature at its best, from lush green forests to snow-covered campsites. This trek’s diverse flora and fauna are also noteworthy.

The number of days is nine.

Price: 18,750 INR

Moderate in difficulty

Region: Yuksom, Sikkim Altitude: 16,207 ft

Mt. Pandim and the entire Kanchenjunga range are visible.

4.  Trek to Kedarkantha

The “Queens of Winter Treks,” Kedarkantha, is a popular choice among trekkers and beginners.The perfect campsites, mesmerising views, and summit experience can only be found on the Kedarkantha trail. This hike is ideal for those looking to get their feet wet in the world of winter hiking.

The number of days is five. Price: 10550/- INR

Grade: Simple

Sankri, Uttarakhand, altitude: 12,500 ft

Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Black Peak, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Kinner Kailash mountain ranges are all visible.

5. Trek to Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake is a must-see for those seeking bliss in the laps of nature, as it is nestled gloriously in Kullu Valley in the midst of the mighty Dhauladhar Ranges. The lake has its own floating island, and the lake’s depth is unknown.

  • Visit the Rishi Parashar Temple, a pagoda-styled temple with outstanding architectural brilliance.
  • Stay in one of the lakeside camps while taking in the breathtaking views of the mighty mountains.
  • Enjoy a fun chit-chat session with your squad around a bonfire under a star-studded sky.
  • Trek through some of the most breathtaking trails, complete with pine trees and streams.
  • Admire the natural beauty of Prashar Lake, which is 2,730 metres above sea level.

6. Trek to Kuari Pass

Kuari Pass literally means “gateway to heaven.” And does it live up to its billing? The trek’s trail is so beautiful that you won’t be in a hurry to get to the top. The trek is almost perfect because of the beautiful snow-capped peaks visible from the trail, as well as the amazing flora and fauna.

The number of days is five.

Price: 10,550 INR

Grade: Simple 12,716 feet in altitude

Joshimath is in Uttrakhand.

Chaukhamba, Mt. Kamet, Neelkantha, and Bhagirathi 1,2,3 peaks visible

7. Har ki Dun

Har ki Dun is a birdwatcher’s and nature lover’s dream come true. The valley is surrounded by dense pine forests and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Not only is the trail beautiful, but the campsites are as well. You will discover a lovely and peaceful location.

The number of days is five.

Price: 10800 INR

Grade: Simple

Sankri, Uttarakhand is at an elevation of 11,482 feet.

Swargarohini and Jaundhar Glacier are visible, as well as Bandar Punch.

8. Winter Trek to Nag Tibba

The most accessible trek to Delhi. For children and beginners. Short and cost-effective. This trek is ideal for those who do not have many ties and want to get the full trek experience. The trail is surrounded by lush greenery and snow. Do I need to go on?

The number of days is three.

Price: 4,500 INR

Grade: Simple

3,002 metres in altitude

Uttarakhand’s Pantwari district

Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, and Black Peak are all visible peaks.

9. Panwali Kantha Trek 

The Panwali Kantha Trek is one of the most beautiful treks, with spectacular views of the Yamunotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain range.Along with these breathtaking views, you’ll pass through seven bugyals, or meadows, and if you’re lucky, you might spot a rare blue mountain goat.

The number of days is four.

Grade: Easy/Price: INR 14,000

Dehradun, Uttarakhand is at an elevation of 11,500 feet.

The entire range of Yamunotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain peaks is visible.

10. Trek to Dayara Bugyal

One of India’s most beautiful alpine meadows is Dayara Bugyal. The meadow is vast. The Himalayan panorama is breathtaking from here. This vast meadow, which is located at an elevation of approximately 3750 metres, is unparalleled in natural beauty. At various points along the trail, the trek passes through open areas and dense forest. The meadows are beautiful in the winter when they are covered in snow.

Day Count: 4

INR 6,800/- is the price.

Easy grading

12,300 feet altitude

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand is the location of this event.

DKD, Bandarpunch are visible peaks.

So, with all of this list of winter hikes and proper winter hiking tips and tricks, you can confidently plan your next winter hike.

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