Best winter treks in Uttarakhand

This informative article provides introductory context for all the best winter treks in Uttarakhand. You will find all the necessary details related to the trek given above each trek’s explanation. Please refer to the Himalayan shelter site for further information regarding meals, camps and day-wise plans..

Gulabi Kantha Trek:

Towering at an altitude of 12000 ft above sea level Gulabi Kantha makes a perfect destination for trekkers with family, beginners and school tours. This peak offers a captivating 360-degree view of the mighty Himalayan Peaks such as Bandarpunch, Shivalik, Bali Pass, Sarutal, Fachu Kandi Pass and Chaukhamba. Gulabi Kantha Marks its Spot on the India’s Top 10 best Winter Treks in Uttarakhand. Gulabi Kantha’s captivating sunrises and sunsets will be a memory for ages.

Name: Gulabi Kantha Trek
Altitude: 12,400 ft
Trek Duration: 5 days
Trekking distance: 30 km
Location:
Hanuman Chatti
Difficulty level: Moderate

Gulabi Kantha

Kedarkantha Trek:

Nesting at the heart of Govind Pashu Vihar National Park in Uttarakhand is The Mighty Kedarkantha Peak. It marked its spot at the top of winter treks in India thanks to its adventure-boosted summit Endeavor. Apart from the breathtaking view of Majestic Himalayan Peaks such as MT. Swargarohini, MT Bandar Poonch I and II, Black Peak, Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges you would get a chance to camp at Breathtaking natural spots providing you with an over-whelming memorable experience overall. This would be my top pick as this peak is a complete package of ethereal marvels various mountains would provide us.

Name: Kedarkantha Trek
Altitude: 12,500 ft
Trekking distance: 6 days
Trek Duration: 20Km
Location: Sankri
Difficulty level: Moderate

 Kedarkantha Trek

The Benog Hill Trek:

This is a one-day trek perfect for nature and animal lovers. It’s a perfect trail for nature lovers as his trek takes us through Mussoorie’s Wildlife sanctuary. Established in 1933, this Sanctuary is home to nearly extinct Mountain quail. The lush green forests, vibrant varieties of bird species, and various colorful flowers are studded around the mountain. One could spot Deer, flying squirrels and mountain quails. Overall, The Benog Hill Trek is packed with surprises for nature enthusiasts.

Name: The Benog Hill Trek
Altitude: 7270 ft
Trek Duration: 2 days
Trekking distance: 8 km
Location: Mussoorie
Difficulty level: Easy

The Binsar Trek:

A walk through the woods is every trekker’s dream and Binsar trek is the perfect choice for this Endeavor. Nesting at the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, trekkers trek through the heart of Binsar Sanctuary located at Jhandi Dhar hills at AN altitude of 2500mts. Home to more than 200 species of Himalayan birds and mammals including leopards, Himalayan goral, and musk deer, the list just keeps adding on.

Name: The Binsar Trek
Altitude: 8100 ft
Trek Duration: 4 Days
Trekking distance: 22 Km
Location: Kathgodam
Difficulty level: Moderate

Dayara Bugyal Trek:

Dayara Bugyal also known as Stairway to Heaven, is a beautiful alpine meadow resting at Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. Dayara meadows are known for their breathtaking beauty and their transition to sprawling snow ground during the winter. This makes it ideal for snow enthusiasts as it is the ideal window for skiing or snowboarding. We get to trek through amazing Oak forests and we would come across the Barnala meadows with Barnala Tal, a small lake with beautiful views of snow-capped peaks in the distance.

Name: Dayara Bugyal Trek
Altitude:12,447 ft
Trek Duration: 4 days
Trekking Distance: 20 Km
Location: Raithal
Difficulty level: Easy

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Kuari Pass Trek:

Kuari Pass is one of the unique treks the Himalayas provide. Towering at an altitude of 12,000ft it provides a mesmerizing view of Nanda Devi, Duangiri and several other majestic peaks. Kuari Pass along with all the natural stimuli provides us with a snowy blanket for the region during the winter season. The air becomes crispier and the landscape glitters as the gentle winter sun rays radiate over the snowy blanket across the pass. All the meadows and slopes transform into winter wonderland as it snows, the silent winter landscape adds a touch of mystical magic to the trekking voyage.

Name: Kuari Pass Trek
Altitude: 12,532 ft
Trek Duration: 6 Days
Trekking Distance: 28 Km
Location: Tugasi
Difficulty level: Moderate

Nag Tibba Trek:

Resting at the foothills of The Garhwal Himalayas is a popular trekking destination in India. This trek is one of the best short treks in Uttarakhand, India. Nag Tibba is one of the best winter treks in India. In winter Nag-tibba transitions into a snow-covered wonder. It provides an enchanting camping experience amidst the snow-covered forests and snow-clad peaks of the Nag range surrounding the Nag Tibba. As it dawns the sunlight reaches its warmth to the snow-stained mountain radiating positive frequencies through and through. We also get to see diverse flora and fauna en route along with occasional panoramic views of Bandar Poonch massif and Swargarohini. This would be a wonderful memory for trekkers.

Name: Nag Tibba Trek
Altitude: 9,915 ft
Trek Duration: 2 Days
Trekking Distance: 20 Km
Location: Pantwari
Difficulty level: Moderate

Mukta Top Trek:

The lesser-known Off-beat trekking destination in Uttarakhand rivals other popular best winter treks in Uttarakhand is Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Chandra Shila and Bramatal. Located at the heartland of Yamunotri and Gangotri as a part of the Barahat range of the Garhwal Himalayas, the Mukta top trek studded with grassy pastures gets immersed under layers of snow transforming the whole valley into an overwhelming, beautiful picturesque place. This trek would be a feast for the trekker’s eyes. The cherry on top of it is the unique trail along the bamboo forests with a vast diverse majority of bird species.

Name: Mukta Top Trek
Altitude: 12,000 ft
Trek Duration: 6 Days
Trekking Distance: 27 Km
Location: Shiladuni
Difficulty level: Moderate

Best winter treks in Uttarakhand is Mukta top

Devban Trek:

Resting amidst the Kanasar forest range sharing its border with Himachal Pradesh, Devban is an enchanting trek with its trail running through the beautiful forests of Kanasar ranges. As we trek by, we would get to see Oak trees, Pine trees, Fir trees and many more floral diversities. Devban trek during winter is a marvel for the eyes as the large trees are covered with snow the bright sun penetrates the clearing of trees and radiates its warmth across the valley as cold wind gushes by. As snow falls you will get to have some of the best memories of your life right at the moment.

Name: Devban Trek
Altitude: 9,350 ft
Trek Duration: 2 Days
Trekking Distance: 15 Km
Location: Chakrata
Difficulty level: Moderate