Top 15 winter treks in Uttarakhand

Written by tribes

January 21, 2022

Top 15 winter treks in Uttarakhand

01. Ali bedni bugyal:

Ali bedni bugyal trek takes us through beautiful valleys, and oak forests. It is considered one of the most beautiful meadows in India. It gives an amazing view of Trishul peak, photographers have a good opportunity to capture some of the best of its nature. It is an easy to moderate trek type. There are 2 routes for this trek. One is from Lohajung and another is from Wan village.

Duration of the trek – 6 days/ 5 nights

Trek distance – from Lohajung – 20kms, from Wan village – 10kms

02. Brahmatal trek

Trek to Brahmatal, a lake where Lord Brahma is said to have meditated as per mythology is one of the few treks which are possible in the months of winter when most of the trekking routes are closed. Lohajung, which is the base camp of the Brahmatal trek is a small town of great mythological importance. Brahmatal trek is a great winter option & is on the opposite side of the famous Roopkund. The spectacular views of the Himalayan range from the trail are one of the many reasons for doing this trek.

Duration of the trek – 6 days/ 5 nights

Trek distance – 30kms

03. Chopta

Chopta is a beautiful town that is as yet unfamiliar by wayfarers, it is likewise notable as little Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Get up with quiet salubrious blast and tweeting of birdies in Chopta which is a removed cry from the ear dividing alarms of the cities and other slope stations, dawn sight from Chopta is animating when the pink beams of sunstroke the snowflake stacked the Himalayas. Chopta is a hotspot for those who love trekking, scenic viewers, and nature lovers. It is covered with evergreen forests and comes under the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary.

Duration of the trek

5 days/ 4 nights

Trek distance – 30kms

04. Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal attracts many tourists because of its scenic beauty, you can spot a few animals quenching their thirst from the lake. The lake is surrounded by lush green and dense trees. Deoria Tal is a beautiful winter trekking destination because of its natural beauty. It falls under the Kedarnath musk deer sanctuary and you can enjoy the beautiful view of chaukhamba, Neel Kantha, kalanag peaks from Deoria Tal. There are many activities like trekking, bird watching, camping and village tourism which you can do in Deoria Tal.

Duration of the trek

2 days/ 1 night

Trek distance – 10 km (both sides)

05. Kedarnath trek

Being at 12,867 feet, Kedarnath is one of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand. The mountains are covered with snow and that is the main attraction of this trek. This is the perfect place for people who love adventure snow trekking. There are many adventurous terrains which you can find on the way to your trekking. You can see an amazing view of alpine meadows covered with snow from December to April.

Duration of the trek – 5 days/ 4 nights

Trek distance – 20kms

06. Nag tibba

Nag Tibba journey begins northeast of Mussoorie, at the lower regions of the Garhwal Himalayan reaches, at an elevation of 3,048 meters. The Mussoorie-Nag Tibba trip will charm each adventurer. Nag tibba is the most reasonable trek for winters when the vast majority of the trips are shut because of substantial snow. Because of its simple access, it is one of the most well-known trips in India. The trekkers can experience bird watching, camping, and dense forests.

Duration of the trek: 3 days/ 2 nights

Trek distance: 13kms

07. Har ki Dun

Har ki Dun Valley offers spectacular views of untouched valleys in the far-off lands of Garhwal Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful places in India offering numerous trekking tours. It is an easy trek which is through some of the isolated villages of India. Shepherds come to this village to graze their animals. This valley is covered with snow from December to March which makes it a perfect winter trek one can experience.

Duration of the trek: 7 days/ 6 nights

Trek distance: 56kms

08. Khaliya top trek

The Khaliya Top is a wandering meadow encompassed by snow peaks, offering a rousing perspective on the mysterious place that is known for Kumaun. The Khaliya Top is perched at an astounding elevation of 3500 meters above sea level and situated close to Munsiyari in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand. This trek is best for animal photographers as you can view many varieties of animals and bird species during this trek.

Duration of the trek: 4 days/ 3nights

Trek distance: 5kms

09. Chandrashila trek

Chandrashila Summit Trek is characterized by the grandeur of its Himalayan Peak. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and the unpaved trails. Chandrashila summit trek, which can be journeyed throughout the year, is considered one of the moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand.

Duration of the trek: 5 days/4 nights

Trek distance: 30kms

10. Kuari pass trek

The trek to Kuari Pass starts from Joshimath which is the hub for trekkers and pilgrims. The Winter Kuari Pass trek gives you a golden opportunity to admire the impressive skyline of the mighty mountains from close quarters. On some occasions, you might come across the footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear or Leopard. Rhododendron trees, which bear flowers of a fiery red color, are also found in abundance in these mountains.

Duration of the trek: 6days/ 5 nights

Trek distance: 33kms

11. Mukta top trek

Mukta Top trek is one of the least explored winter treks of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 3608 mts in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Mukta Top offers mesmerizing views of the mountain peaks and the meadows. The Bamboo forests are rarely seen on other treks, so it is very surprising to find them here on this trek. You will trek through the forests, the dense greenery will be your best companion, and walking under the shade of trees will be a great delight.

Duration of the trek: 6 days/ 5 nights

Trek distance: 24kms

12. Gorson Bugyal


Gurson Bugyal is located at a distance of 3 km from Auli. This rich green pasture is surrounded by oak trees and coniferous forests. For every adventure junkie, the trek from Auli to Gorson Bugyal is the perfect reason to find himself amid snow-capped mountains. Flakes of snow will whisper out to you, while the cool breeze hits your face leaving a refreshing effect on you. The blankets of snow aren’t dangerous but caution needs to be taken.

Duration of the trek: 7 days/ 6 nights

Trek distance: 25kms

13. Dodi Tal trek

 Dodital Trek is one of the picturesque treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The captivating natural ambiance surrounding the serene lake is ideal for camping overnight. The sprawling natural beauty, refreshing climate, and tranquil water of the freshwater lake make camping here an absolute bliss. Further, a walk of 5 kilometers to Darwa Top that passes through narrow gorges, birch forest, rocky colonies, and involves a series of rivulets takes you to the stunning Bandarpunch peak and Swargarohini range.

Duration of the trek: 7 days/ 6 nights

Trek distance: 54kms

14. Dhakuri trek

 Dhakuri is perhaps the most mainstream place for the snow and mountain lovers, the spot is canvassed with the snow in the pinnacle. A short trip from the campground to Dhakuri-Khal offers shockingly better perspectives on the mountains, particularly at sunrise. If you walk further up for about 60 minutes, towards the South West forested edge of the pass, you arrive at Chilta Top. Dhakuri is situated on the course of Pindari, Sunderdhunga, and Kafni Glacier’s journey.

Duration of the trek: 5 days/ 4 nights

Trek distance: 30kms

15. Kartik swami temple trek

 Kartik Swami is well connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand. The Kartik Swami Temple in Rudraprayag-Uttarakhand is perhaps one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Kartikeya in Northern India. Lord Kartikeya is known as Murugan or Skanda or Subramanya in the Southern part of our country. It is a small and easy trek of 3kms from Kanakchauri village. The route from kanakchauri has beautiful views of the shrouded Himalayas and pristine valleys.

Duration of the trek: 2 days/ 1 night

Trek distance: 6kms (both sides)

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