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Uttarakhand Treks To Do In Winter Season!!

Uttarakhand Treks To Do In Winter Season!!

 

Winters are best to spend in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand. Summer and winter beauty of the state has its own charm. There are a lot of destinations to spend holidays, for leisure activities, and for adventure. Trekking is a mind-blowing adventure that you can do in Uttarakhand. Here I explain some of the most scenic and amazing treks to do in winters. 

The top 5 amazing trekking adventures to do in Uttarakhand:

  1. Kuari Pass Trek

One of the best Himalayan winter treks to do in Uttarakhand. Kuari Pass means a doorway. The trek is also called Lord Curzon’s Trail. The British viceroy of India had passed this trail in 1905 and made it a popular trekking destination. The pass is perched at an elevation of 3,890m in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayas. The trek will take you through the lush meadows, rhododendron forests, unique variety of flora and fauna, along with the snow-covered peaks. Kuari Pass trek starts from Joshimath and goes to Gulling top-Tali Forest- Kuari Pass and back to Tali Forest camp. From Tali Forest the trek goes to Joshimath via Gorson Bugyal and Auli ski resort. Kuari Pass is an amazing opportunity to see nature at its best. Enjoy the panoramic landscapes, snow fun, and lush green beauty covered with snow all at once. Catch the captivating views of Kamet, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi and its twin Nanda Devi East. Other peaks visible from the top are Mana, Hathi Ghoda, Nanda Ghunti, Neelkanth, Rishi Pahad, etc. The trek is an easy to moderate one and best to visit in the months from October to March. 

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  1. Kedarkantha Trek

A classic winter trek in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha is a high mountain peak perched at 12,500ft. It is one of the popular winter trekking destination. According to mythology, the Kedarkantha peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The trek will take you through the beautiful lush meadows, snow-covered trail, dense forests of pines, unique variety of flora and fauna, frozen lakes, along with the captivating views of the mighty Himalayan Peaks. Kedarkantha is an easy trek and perfect for fit beginners. The top of the peak offers spectacular views of 13 Himalayan peaks. Camping at beautiful campsite of Juda ka Talab, Kedarkantha, and Hargaon will give you a wonderful experience. This classic snow trek starts from Sankri village near Dehradun. The best time to visit Kedarkantha is in the months of October to February. Enjoy the fresh pristine white snow and the panoramic views of the Garhwal.  

  1. Nag Tibba

Easiest and amazing adventure to embark on in the winter season in Uttarakhand. Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the Nag Tibba range standing tall at a height of 3,022m. The Nag Tibba comes under the three ranges the Dhauladhar range, Pir Panjal range, and the Nag Tibba range. The trail is easy to hike on with ankle-deep snow. You will see the lush meadows, snow-covered forests of oaks, pines & rhododendrons, rich variety of flora and fauna, along with the captivating views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. See the splendid panoramic views of Kedarnath, Chanabang, and Bandarpooch peaks. NagTibba trek starts from Pantwari village near Dehradun. The best to do this adventure is from December to March when the trek is covered with pristine white snow. It is a perfect weekend trek and good for beginners. 

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  1. Binsar Trek 

Binsar Trek is nestled in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is located at an average altitude of 7,913ft above sea level and a popular trekking destination. The trek starts from the Binsar wildlife sanctuary where you see the rich animal and plant life. With thick jungles of oaks, pines, & deodars, animals like leopards, ghorals, musk deer, and barking beer, Binsar trek offers a great chance to explore and see the Himalayan wildlife too. Watch the beautiful sunrises, explore the charming villages, and live the rustic life of Pahadi people. Binsar trek can be done in 5-6 days and ideal for beginners and family. This amazing trek will take you to places like Jageshwar, Dhaullachinna, Shaukyathal, and Chandidhaar. Capture the amazing sceneries of Almora and Kumaon. The best time to visit is in the springtime and winter.

  1. Bedni Bugyal Trek

The most beautiful and greener trek in Uttarakhand. Bugyal is nothing but the lush green meadows and vast pastures of green land. The high alpine Himalayan meadow is perched at an elevation of 3,354m in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The trek consists of two alluring meadows Ali and Bedni. This refreshing trek will take you to the enchanting valleys, tiny hamlets, dense woods, splendid color-changing landscapes of nature. Catch the views of Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti Parvat,and Chaukamba. Bedni Kund is also located in Bedni Bugyal meadow. This trek is a perfect pick for nature and wildlife photographers, and adventure lovers. The best time to do the trek is in springtime, autumn, and winter season. 

These 5 winter treks are great adventures to do in winter in Uttarakhand. Spend your holidays in some beautiful places and get close to nature. 

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