During the cold months of winter and especially December, the trails in the Himalayan Mountains transform into a literal wonderland and are most of the time covered under the white blanket of snow and ice. To be able to trek amidst these snow-clad mountains of the magnificent Himalayan range is a dream for a number of adventure seekers. These mountains attract all types of adventurers and trekkers for a variety of long and short treks from all around the world which allows them to enjoy the mesmerising and beautiful season of winter in the Himalayas. Walking through the aged jungles of these mountains, crossing the frozen lakes and streams and also witnessing the most awe-inspiring views of the snow paradise that are present all through the season on these amazing snow treks in India.
Below, we have mentioned the top 10 snow treks that are just a perfect concoction of chances to explore and thrill, during the month of December.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag Tibba sits at an altitude of 9915 feet in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, near Mussoorie. Snuggled in the lower Himalayas, you will need a maximum of two days to finish this trek, which makes it perfect for a weekend and attracts an abundance of adventure lovers from all over the country and even foreign countries.
Kedarkantha trek is deemed one of the best treks for novices. It is a perfect location for amateurs to try snow trekking adventures and for nature lovers to soak in the virgin beauty. Located at 12,500 ft, the trail covers a distance of around 20 km with stunning panoramic views of snow falling over pine trees.
Brahmatal offers distinct geography throughout the trek. Commencing with a couple of days of strolling through the ancient forests of Oaks and Rhododendrons, accompanied with the views of magnificent mountains and many visible trails of Roopkund trek. Absolutely stunning panoramic views from various angles can be seen at every single turn during the trek.
Located right on the border of the state of West Bengal in India and Mechi in Nepal, trek to this absolutely beautiful and also the highest point on the border of both these countries presents the tourists with some of the most amazing panoramic views of the world’s highest snowline. From the summit of Sandakohu, on the left, you get to see the entire Everest range of mountains including Lhotse and Makalu, and of course, you witness the mighty Mount Everest above everything else. And on the right side, you witness a mesmerising view of Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world.
Har ki Dun Trek
Hiking across the elegant alpine meadows and pine forests, you cross through ancient hamlets that are at least 3,000 years old.
Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila
Trek to Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila offers beautiful views of a plethora of peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar. On this trek you will get to see attractions like Deoria Taal, the Beautiful valley of Chopta covered under the snow, one of the highest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and at last Chopta Chandrashila Summit where the trek ends.
Dayara Bugyal Trek
On the Dayara Bugyal trek, you will witness amazing panoramic views of the Himalayas. The best time for the Dayara Bugyal trek is during the month of December for an ultimate adventure. Everything including the trails, peaks and as far as anything is visible is under the sparkling white snow during winters.
Goechala and Dzongri Trek
Rising at 15,100 ft on Goecha La, the Goechala trek offers majestic views of gigantic mountains. Trekking through the gorgeous alpine forest, you will also see the tear-shaped Goecha lake, The Samiti Lake, sixteen magnificent peaks visible from the Dzongri top.
On the top of the trekking list of adventurers, walking on the famous frozen Zanskar River puts your fitness and willpower to the test. Starting from the settlement of Chilling, throughout this trek, you get to meet locals that live near the camps and learn more about their lifestyle and livelihood in one of the most untenantable regions in the world.