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Introduction

In winter, the Himalayan mountain passes are transformed into a winter paradise and covered with a layer of white ice. Many trekkers dream of trekking the snowy roads of the great Himalayas of India. They attract all kinds of tourists, including those who want to enjoy long and short trips to appreciate the beauty of this season. 

An important part of a snow trip in India includes going through ancient forests, crossing frozen streams, and seeing the most fascinating places in the snow paradise. We’ve put together a list of the best snow tours that are a great mix of discovery and adventure that will help both novice and expert skiers add more destinations to their bucket lists.

Go to Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba is located in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand near Mussoorie at an altitude of 9915 feet. Trekkers do not have to worry about altitude sickness as it is in the Himalayas and is suitable for novices and young people. The trip takes more than two days, making it ideal for a weekend trip that attracts travelers from all over the country and overseas. This trip takes you near the oak trees and rhododendrons after a hard start and a few hours of walking. A winter trip to Nag Tibba involves beautiful snow blankets. 

  • Difficulty level: easy to maneuver
  • Maximum elevation: 9,915 feet
  • Duration: 2 to 5 days

Go to Kedarkantha

Uttarakhand’s Kedarkantha Trek is considered one of the best climbs for novices. It’s fun in the winter when all you see are the cliffs covered by a thick layer of snow. It is a great place for beginners to try their hand at snow trekking and for nature lovers to soak up the unspoiled beauty. The route, at 12,500 meters, is about 20 kilometers long and offers a spectacular view of the snow-covered pine trees. Although it is straightforward, core strength is required to carry your pack and get into the air, which can be difficult for some. 

  • Difficulty level: easy to maneuver
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Maximum altitude: 12,500 feet

Uttarakhand Trek to Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila

A snow trek to Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila offers breathtaking views of many peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. It’s the best way to start a trip in the snow and get ready for the challenges ahead. During this tour, you will visit Deoria Taal, the beautiful snow-covered Chopta Valley, one of the highest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, and finally the peak of Chopta Chandrashila, where the tour takes place.

  • Difficulty level: easy to maneuver
  • Maximum height: 13,123 feet
  • Duration: 4 days

Dayara Bugyal is from Uttarakhand.

The Dayara Bugyal trek offers beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas. The best time to travel to Daara Bugyal is between December and March for the best travel experience. In the winter, everything is covered in sparkling white snow, from the road to the mountain top and even to the eye. It is one of the most beautiful grasslands in India, located at an altitude of 12,303 feet.

  • Difficulty level: easy to maneuver
  • Highest elevation: 12,303 feet
  • four to six days

Kuari Pass Trek in Uttarakhand

The Kuari Pass trek provides trekkers with an amazing opportunity to see the breathtaking Himalayas. Kauri Peak, at an altitude of 13,990 feet, is suitable for novices. The paths in the ancient oak and rhododendron forest widen and grow as you go, creating a different landscape and an unforgettable experience. 

  • Difficulty level: easy to maneuver
  • Highest altitude: 13,990 feet
  • 6 days long

Uttarakhand Brahmatal 

Throughout the Brahmatal trek, that offers a variety of landscapes. Start with a few days of walking in the ancient oak and rhododendron forests, surrounded by beautiful mountains and many routes that can be seen from the Roopkund trek. At every bend in the road, scenes can be seen from different angles. The beautiful camps along the Bekaltal and Brahmatal ice are well known for Brahmatal snow trekking.

  • The difficulty is not great.
  • Maximum altitude: 12,250 feet
  • 6 days long

Hike to Har ki Dun in Uttarakhand 

The Har ki Dun Trek, located in the heart of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, takes you back in time as you trek through the valley. The beautiful valley offers many tourist attractions, making it a winter destination and a sanctuary for travelers. As you travel through alpine meadows and beautiful pine forests, you pass villages that are almost 3,000 years old. In addition to the trip, you will discover the culture and lifestyle of the people living in the valley. 

  • The difficulty is not great. 
  • Highest elevation: 11,811 feet 
  • 9 days long 

Don’t miss the Dzongri Hike in Sikkim. 

Goecha La, at 15,100 meters, offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. The trek, based in the state of Sikkim, offers views of Kanchenjunga and 14 other major peaks. Witnessing sunrise and sunset over the majestic snow-capped Himalayas is an experience you will never forget. As you walk through the beautiful alpine forest, you will see the tear-shaped Goecha Lake, Samiti Lake, and the 16 peaks that are visible above Dzongri. There are also rare wildflowers, beautiful oak trees, and rhododendron forests.

  • Difficulty Level: Hard 
  • Maximum altitude: 15,100 feet 
  • 11 days long.
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